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!

Little Crafty Pill
Laura Bassen
Nina Revis (Waffle Flower)
Yana Smakula – you are here
Pretty Pink Posh
Debby Hughes

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. Yana these poinsettias are so wonderful. I love all the shading they almost look like you could touch them. Nicely done. Watching your videos is therapy for me.

    1. Wow… gorgeous poinsettias with such beautiful coloring! I am enjoying this hop and all the lovely creations. So happy that stamping and creating cards can bring such joy to all!

    1. I am totally intimidated by watercolor but may give it a try thanks to your ease with demonstrating it.

    1. Beautiful card, I really like the deep, rich colors. I find watercoloring to be therapeutic as well. Lately I have not been doing it as much, but this video is a great reminder to go back and spend some time with my paints!

    1. A beautiful card.
      Love the gold outlining and the fantastic
      coloring of the poinsettias.
      The blue background is exquisite.
      thanks for sharing.

    1. Wow – very artsy card. I don’t see watercolor as a de-stresser, but that’s because I am really bad at it. You make it look so simple.

    1. GORGEOUS card Yana! I love everything about it! Love the splatters of gold on the flowers themselves! I am very timid about adding watercolor backgrounds so thank you for the inspiration and little push to give it a try! Think I might need to get your pallet of watercolors! I love the color combinations you use!

    1. Great tips on embossing the background! I’ve just gotten your watercolor sampler and cannot wait to try it. As you said on another video, it is a good way to try a lot of colors them without investing a lot.

    1. The dark background is gorgeous as well as the flowers! Loved this card and video. Thank you.

    1. Really like how you and Debby came up with similar ideas but demonstrated different cards

    1. What a lovely card. Your watercolor palette (congratulations on that, by the way) is especially apropos for the holidays, I think. I’d never seen the bordeaux color, but I’m in love. Thank you for showing us a beautiful design and technique. And thank you for supporting Amanda and the bloghop!

    1. Beautiful card Yana. And it’s lovely that you’re joining Amanda on this blog hop too! Crafty hugs, Dennice

    1. This is stunning! I love your watercolor cards…..well, I’m pretty sure I love all of your creations, Thank You!!

    1. I love the idea of removing the extra embossing powder instead of masking! What a time saver. I don’t think I knew about the 2 kinds of water color paper…cold and hot. Thanks for the great demo. This is a card I will play with as it is stunning!

    1. A truly stunning card, Yana! Beautiful coloring! They look so real that I want to touch them. Thanks for sharing this awesome creation.

    1. I would have never thought to use red with a blue background for a holiday card – it’s beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

    1. What a beautiful card. I need to do more watercolor, but I tend to stick to what I’m better at… Copic coloring. 🙂 Thank you for your inspiration. You always make such beautiful cards.

    1. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
      And I find cardmaking as a way to end the day relaxed!

    1. Beautiful watercoloring! Love the rich colors and the texture in the painting!

    1. What a beautiful card! Love the poinsettias embossed in gold, and your watercoloring is gorgeous!

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