Sunday, December 1, 2019

We Wish You

Today I'm playing along with a new challenge to me.  It's the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and I'm looking forward to participating on a regular basis so I can have my Christmas cards all ready for next year.  It makes life so much easier when you have them all done and just have to write a note and put them in the mail.  So much less stressful.

Their challenge was a technique challenge of watercolor.  It's been a while since I've done any watercoloring and I really enjoyed coloring this poinsettia.  I started by stamping the poinsettia and leaves with VersaMark and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder to make my outline.  Then, I filled in with watercolor.  It's a simple but effective technique.

Stamp(s):  Big Blooms-Poinsettia, Mini Strips Holiday (Taylored Expressions)
Ink(s):  Cherry Pop, Cilantro (Taylored Expressions); Iceberg, Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!); Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
Other:  Icy Sparkle Crystals (Studio Katia)

I've entered my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Beautiful job on the watercoloring! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

    1. Thank you, Brenda! I'm still a novice at it but love it.

  2. Such a gorgeous poinsettia! What a pity, that would have been such a wonderful card for the Poinsettia theme at the Day of the Month Card Club, but maybe you'll make another one with this beautiful flower! ;)
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at 52CCT this week! Rosi x

    1. Thanks, Rosmarie! I will check out that challenge. It is new to me.