I stamped my focal point on Shimmer White cardstock for two reasons. One because I love the shimmer and two because that cardstock holds up well with watercoloring. After I finished painting the pointsettias I painstakingly cut out the image.
|I am drawn to using at least two colors on stamps. It creates dimension and interest|
|There is a bit of glass glitter in the centers of the pointsettias|
At the end I felt the card was not balanced so I added the piece of Gold Cardstock punched with the Decorative Label punch. I tucked it under the focal panel and was then happy with the balance.
Stampin' Up! supplies:
Bells and Boughs Stamp Set
Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
Brushed Gold, Shimmer White, and Blushing Bride Cardstocks
Black Staz On Ink,
Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzaz, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive Classic Inks
Champagne Glass Glitter
Always Artichoke Seam BindingDecorative Label Punch