My favorite die set for Christmas cards this year has been the Poinsettia 3D die set by Altenew…I have made so many cards with this die…for a couple of cards I used coloured cardstock to simply die cut and put together and for others, I chose to watercolour the die cuts…
All my cards have a stripy backgrounds which I chose to provide a bit of interest but at the same time to make the poinsettia flowers stand out on my cards…
I have used Distress Inks and Oxide Inks to colour in the background stripes for these two cards…I heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock using Altenew Antique Gold embossing powder and then die cut it out using the Featured Sentiments die set…to embellish these cards I have added a few gold confetti sequins..
Now these next two cards were fun and quick to make…once I had the 3D die cut elements coloured using the Altenew Watercolor brush markers, I splattered some white paint on them for effect….I used dark green front panels for the background and to add interest, I simply painted a few stripes using some gold watercolour and a wide brush..
I put the flowers together and adhered them to the card front and then added the gold heat embossed sentiment which is from Clearly Besotted Happy Everything stamp set..
I’m happy you stopped by my blog today….hope you will have a happy and blessed day!