Card Making Therapy Blog Hop | Poinsettia Watercolor Background card by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Using Simon Says Stamp POINSETTIA stamp set

Card Making Therapy Blog Hop | Poinsettia Watercolor Background. Video

Hello everyone and thank you so much for joining us today for a fun Card Making Therapy Blog Hop! I don’t know about you, but I find cardmaking to be both relaxing and therapeutic. I love to turn to cardmaking after a long day working on the computer or in the evening after doing the housework. I especially love to color using various mediums. I’ve been sharing lots of projects lately colored using pencils, but today I have a Christmas card colored using watercolors!

Card Making Therapy Blog Hop | Poinsettia Watercolor Background card by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Using Simon Says Stamp POINSETTIA stamp set

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this project by stamping a custom background using Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia stamp set onto Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor paper. Be sure to watch my video above to learn how I made this background without the use of masking. I stamped 6 flowers and also added a few leaves next to each poinsettia.

Card Making Therapy Blog Hop | Poinsettia Watercolor Background card by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Using Simon Says Stamp POINSETTIA stamp set

Once my background was done I taped my watercolor paper onto a board and started coloring it using the wet on wet technique. I used colors that are now available in my exclusive Daniel Smith Yana Smakula palette at Simon Says Stamp and colored poinsettias using Pyrrol Red and Bordeaux. I colored all of the flowers with Pyrrol and when doing the second layer of color mixed in a bit of Bordeaux and made 3 of the flowers darker.

Card Making Therapy Blog Hop | Poinsettia Watercolor Background card by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Using Simon Says Stamp POINSETTIA stamp set

To color leaves I first used Sap Green and later came in with Undersea Green to darken the colors. I also painted the background for this card as I didn’t want to keep it white. I know now everybody is a fan of dark backgrounds but I can’t get enough of them lately. I used Indigo and Lunar Blue colors for the background.

Card Making Therapy Blog Hop | Poinsettia Watercolor Background card by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Using Simon Says Stamp POINSETTIA stamp set

Once my coloring was done I trimmed this panel to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ and foam mounted onto an A2 card base. To create a sentiment I used Simon’s Stained Glass greetings stamp set and coordinating dies.

Card Making Therapy Blog Hop | Poinsettia Watercolor Background card by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Using Simon Says Stamp POINSETTIA stamp set

HOP ALONG WITH US!

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GIVEAWAY!

There are 10 prizes to be won during this hop! Six 20$ gift cards to the Simon Says Stamp store (one for each stop on the blog); A 25$ gift card to Concord and 9th; A 30$ gift card to Pretty Pink Posh; A 25$ gift card to Waffle Flower; A coloring class by Kit and Clowder.

Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all the posts on this blog hop by 11:59pm EST on October 17th and will be announced on Amanda’s blog on October 19th.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Poinsettia
Simon Says Clear Stamps Poinsettia
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Stained Glass Greetings
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Stained Glass Greetings
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Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Stained Glass Greetings
Simon Says Clear Stamps Stained Glass Greetings
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Yana
Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Yana’s Set Watercolor Palette
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Daniel Smith Sap Green 5ml
Daniel Smith Sap Green 5ml
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Daniel Smith Undersea Green 5ml
Daniel Smith Undersea Green 5ml
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Daniel Smith Indigo 5ml
Daniel Smith Indigo 5ml
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Daniel Smith Pyrrol Red
Daniel Smith Pyrrol Red
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Daniel Smith Bordeaux 15ml
Daniel Smith Bordeaux 15ml
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Daniel Smith Lunar Blue
Daniel Smith Lunar Blue
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 4 Round 300541
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 4 Round 300541
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
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Jack Richeson 9 X 12 Inch Hardboard Panel
Jack Richeson 9 X 12 Inch Hardboard Panel
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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270 Comments

    1. I love this card, so stunning colors! I think I just have to buy the stamp set, although I doubt my cards will be as beautiful as yours 🙂

    1. This is such a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing…I want to get the watercolors and try it myself! I love the poinsettia background.

    1. Love everything about this card! Your tutorial is exceptional, clear and detailed enough to encourage me to try this. Really enjoyed watching; thank you!

    1. You make it look (fairly) easy but there is a lot of skill involved in getting your beautiful shading and the stunning background. You are a beautiful artist. I love my Daniel Smith watercolors – I’ll see if I can make them behave like yours! thank you for sharing

    1. Thanks for explaining why you used hot pressed watercolor paper. It makes sense!

    1. This is so beautiful. I love the drama of this card with all the deep colors. Thank you for the video.

    1. I love your card and found it therapeutic just watching you!

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