Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Twinkling with H2O's

(A few have asked about the 'bling' on the petals and leaves...and the extra flourishes.  Those are all part of the stamp!)
It's very difficult to find anything that has more shimmer than Twinkling H2O's..... I have more than 160 of the colors, and they are so fun to paint with.  I used this great Stampendous poinsettia image last year to make a few 'dimensional' cards that were painted with Twinks, and I had to try it again this year. It involves stamping,  embossing and painting the image on the base layer and then stamping, embossing and painting a second image for cutting and layering with pop dots.     (In the TJ newsletter, there's a painting tutorial in the August/September 2003 issue.)      Click on photos for closer view.



13 comments:

Sue said...

This is a striking card Evelyn, Choosing Turquoise Blue was a great choice. How did you do your leaves they look amazing. Have you used bling for the veins on the petals or is it a penned design? It is a wonderful Stamp.
Smiles:)

Shelly Hickox said...

This is beautiful! I love that shade of blue.

wwilloww said...

I love your card!!! I am off to find the tutorial now!!! Thanks!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Very stunning--poinsettias come in all colors now, your teal is gorgeous.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!! Wish I was one your Christmas card list :)!!!
I will have to break out my twiunks now - they have been neglected since I started my copic collection.....

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Am loving the tags you have below...gorgeous. This pretty turquoise piece....lovely! 160 colors...I didn´t know they make that many shades of anything!!! One more week of the art markets here....blizzard expected for tomorrow,,oh joy:) Stay warm!!

Beth said...

OMG Evelyn this is gorgeous and I love that you chose those colors beautiful.

Diana said...

Beautiful.......love these colors. It may have been time consuming, but well worth it :)

Juliet A said...

Oh my - this is the second blue poinsettia card I've seen today! What is up with that?

However, no matter what color it is, it is a truly gorgeous card! Your painting and fussy-cutting really paid off!

Vada said...

Just beautiful Evelyn. Your colors are so rich.
Love it.
Hugs Vada

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow over 160 Twinking H2O's ? you must have the entire set! Your card is sop Gorgeous!!!! and I bet the shimmer IRL is amazing!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very striking, wonderful dimension!

Neet said...

Absolutely gorgeous!