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#sarasherlock Christmas Cards Christmas Poinsettia Star Fancy Christmas Sentiments Much Love Sara Sara Sherlock watercolor

Hello!  It's Sara, from Much Love, Sara. Welcome to the final day of our 25 Days of Christmas Inspiration!  I have one last holiday card to share with you today.  I loved the mental break I got making this card, as the watercoloring process was very calming.  

I began by stamping, and white heat embossing, the beautiful Christmas Poinsettia Star Stamp (this large Poinsettia image is one of my all-time favorite Christmas stamps), onto watercolor paper.  
On my glass worksurface, I pressed the red ink pad down to transfer some ink.  Then I used a watercolor brush, to brush water over each petal I was working on.  I, then, would pick up some color, and concentrate it in the center of the flower, using a second brush dipped in water to blend the color out, until the tips of the petals were nearly white.  I repeated this process to finish out each petal.  Finally, I added a little yellow ink to my work surface, and used that in the center of the flower.   
Once the panel had FULLY dried, I marked the edges of the paper where I needed them trimmed off at.  Then, I used the edge of a ruler to hold the paper in place, and I tore off the excess paper.  Because of the thickness of the watercolor paper, this gave it a pretty deckled edge.  


The sentiment came from the Fancy Christmas Sentiments set.  I stamped the sentiment onto vellum, and gold heat embossed it.  Then I die cut it using the coordinating dies. I adhered that to the card front, and added a few of the lighter gems from the Sands of Time Gem Mix.   I adhered the card front to a kraft card base, using foam tape.  
I love the way this card turned out.  It's just as pretty as I pictured it.  

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Find more cards using products from the recent December Release over on my blog. 

Have a fantastic Tuesday, and a very joyful holiday season! 

Much Love,                                                 


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