Poinsettia Petal Christmas in July

Happy Tuesday!  It's challenge time at CAS Colours & Sketches and also Splitcoaststampers.  CC&S has a sketch challenge this week and SCS a color challenge so I combined them.
The colors this week are Shaded Spruce, Just Jade and Magenta Madness.  The first two colors are definitely traditional Christmas, but the magenta...well it gave me a few headaches. I've used pink before in holiday cards with great success.  But this color pink is BRIGHT!  I mean light up the night bright.

Using the new in August Poinsettia Petals stamps, I watercolored the images by stamping in my Stamparatus, then using an aqua painter to paint by drawing the ink from the lines of the image.  I then re-stamped the images using the stamparatus.  The first pink poinsettia came out pretty bold.  Not at all like the the soft cream/pink poinsettias you see at Christmas.  So I did another image but stamped off one generation before starting my watercolor.  This helped a great deal.  My poinsettia is much softer than before. 

For my leaves, I stamped first in Just Jade and then used Shaded Spruce over that.

I used two ribbons for the lines and heat embossed my sentiment in silver.  I may make this a few more times for holiday cards this year although I will probably use a softer pink for the flower.

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Stamps/dies: Poinsettia Petals Bundle
Dies: Stitched Rectangles
Ink: Shaded Spruce, Just Jade, Magenta Madness
Accessories: Just Jade Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder

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  1. I love the pink poinsettia!!! Very pretty. I told myself I was going to start holiday cards in August. We'll see if I actually do. LOL!

  2. Beautiful holiday card, Jeanne! I love the poinsettia in pink!