Mar 11, 2019

Christmas Layered Poinsettias

Love the look of layered stamps, but I still find it hard to line up most floral images. That's why I love the Penny Black series of brushstroke stamps. If you use them with a stamp positioner, like the MISTI or Tim Holtz one, layering is a breeze.

To make this card, I followed the suggestions that Jill Foster makes in her videos on using these stamps -- use small ink cubes or dye markers and a stamp positioner.  For each set of flowers I colored the image with a lighter Tombow marker followed by the darker one on some parts of the flowers. Because the stamp stays in the positioner, you can add the darker layer effortlessly. I did the same for the leaves with 2 green markers. Used a gold pen to add some color to the center of the flowers.

I did not add any water, but misting the stamp while inked, or painting with a slightly wet brush, will give a more watercolored look. Both styles are gorgeous.

Supplies:  Penny Black Le Fleur Rouge (I've held on to this beauty for a while and will not be getting rid of it!); Penny Black Yuletide Wishes; Tombow Markers 803, 856, 249, and 133; Arches hot press watercolor paper; Versafine Onyx ink; gold pen.

MOOD WHEN DONE: Very happy! My minor hand surgery went fine and I only missed a couple of days of stamping.

Plus, I love this card and now I have ONE Christmas card done for 2019. Thanks to my friend Leslie Miller for inspiring me to get started early on Christmas.


ddc designs said...

Gorgeous! Happy healing too! Cheers, Dotty

Betty said...

glad your surgery went well and you were able to make this beautiful card - and it's always a happy day when an early Christmas card is done!

I Card Everyone said...

I adore this stamp set, Joan... and you've really done a fantastic job designing a card to highlight it perfectly! LOve the watery coloring!

Carolyn L said...

Perfectly lovely!

Leslie Miller said...

I don't have a single brush stroke stamp or a MISTI but, ohhhh, how I love the look achieved by using them together. Gorgeous, Joan! Someday I'll shop again. Catch up first. I did buy some inks, but those don't count (right?). I'm glad to hear you weren't out of commission too long with your hand surgery. Oh, and glad to help out with your Christmas cards. Thanks, Joan!

Ginger said...

Well done!! Lovely layout. I look forward to your next Christmas card.