Poinsettias are great for Australian Christmas cards and this older stamp goes really well with the "This Christmas" Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.
The paper is a little lighter in weight than most of the DSP packs, but you get 24 sheets, 4 each of 6 double sided designs. This gives you heaps of options for card fronts, and I've chosen 2 of them to go with my water-coloured Poinsettias.
The first card uses a Black and White patterned paper that contrasts well with the red poinsettia.
I used an Aqua Painter to colour the image, after stamping in Memento Black, and then lightly sponged the edges of the petals with Memento to add some definition.
The Poinsettia is fussy cut in one layer and made to look 3-D through colouring. I've used one of the new Lace Doilies that is part of the Falling In Love Suite in the current Occasions Catalogue. These doilies are so versatile with one side being White and the other Vanilla.
The centre of the flower is coloured with a Gold Wink Of Stella.
The second card has a little extra added, by creating some leaves and adhering them behind the petals of the flower. The leaves are actually the larger petals of the flower coloured green instead of red. I also added a little gold thread behind the flower.
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