My favorite artist Bonnie Krebs, Art Impressions owner/creator designed this large, beautiful 5209 - SBC Exclusive Poinsettia set which is available exclusively from Scrapbooks.com. I love using the sentiments on all of my Christmas cards. I made this one by stamping the wreath in Memento Desert Sand on Bristol smooth paper. I watercolored the poinsettias first using Ranger Distress ink in candy apple on a palette. I didn't use the usual #4 brush, I used the #1 brush as the images are pretty small. After the poinsettias were dry, I used 757 to make the darker areas. I used 993 on the centers of the poinsettias then after they dried, I added 026 for the darker areas. I used 249 on the holly leaves and then after they dried, I added 026 to the holly. I watercolored the berries in 827 and after they dried, I added 606. I stamped the sentiment in the center of the wreath using leaf green Archival ink. I stamped the sentiment on the inside with the same ink. I cut out the circle using the 5064 - Circle Double Stitched Dies and cut out a frame for it of that rose gold die paper. I cut out the background pieces using the A2 Rectangle Double Stitched Dies.
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