I stamped the largest image from the Poinsettia and Pine stamp set onto three pieces of watercolour paper with Versamark ink. I heat embossed all three with gold embossing powder.
Next I spritzed one of the images with water and watercoloured the flower petals of the image using a paint brush and three shades of pink/rose re-inker. This is similar to what I did for a previous card, however on this card the placement of re-inker was much more controlled and contained within the embossing. (I think this is similar to what some people call the floating re-inker technique, however that is done with glossy CS and a water brush). I repeated the above with the second embossed image and on the third embossed image I coloured everything but the flower petals (I had to colour the pine boughs using a water based dye marker since the water colour technique would not work on these sections because the spaces between the embossing were too small) - this became my base for layering the flower petals.
The hardest part about this technique is waiting for the paper to dry. After everything was dry I fussy cut the image from the third piece, this became the base of my flower. I then cut around the Poinsettia only from one of the other two images and from the last piece I cut only a few of the flower petals to add dimension to my flower. Then I layered everything using glue and 3D foam.
I created my own gold pearls by pressing a sheet of little pearls into my versamark pad and embossing them with gold EP. I did some larger pearls as well, but this gets more difficult the larger the pearls. I did the same thing with the edges of my Romantic Rectangles diecut.
Stamps - Poinsettia & Pine (Flourishes)
Ink - VersaMark, Gold EP, Re-inkers - Garden Green, Topiary, Gypsy, Juniper, Twilight, Blush, Cotton Candy, Tulip; Hollyhock marker, Ponderosa Pine marker (CTMH)
Paper - DP- Christmas Cottage (Teresa Collins), Classic Ivory CS (Flourishes), watercolour paper
Accessories - pearls (CTMH)
Other - Romantic Rectangles Die (Spellbinders), spray bottle, paint brush, 3D foam