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September Release – Poinsettia Collage and Stitched Rectangle Trimmings
by Jean Okimoto


Our September Release debuts today and I can't wait to share two new designs  with you - Poinsettia Collage and Stitched Rectangle Trimmings!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here, with the first of two new release holidays cards today.  I loved Dave's original watercolored design so much that I tried to copy it, using Brilliance inks as an alternative.   This isn't the actual blog blitz - that begins next week -  it's just a  little preview of the beautiful collection that Dave's created for Christmas 2016.

The classic Poinsettia Collage joins our collection of  versatile designs for watercoloring, color-blending, stenciling and dry-embossing.  Today's card combines two of my favorite techniques - dry embossing and color-blending with Imagine Crafts Brilliance inks.


Cut watercolor paper or white cardstock with the largest Stitched Rectangle Trimming die.  The 8 dies in the set are perfectly proportioned  for A-2 cards.  Each die cuts a delicate stitched "frame" - and a plain inner rectangle.  I saved the frame for another card.


Dry-emboss the rectangle with Poinsettia Collage using the embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  Here's what I used with my Grand Calibur - base plate, die, cardstock, rubber embossing mat, embossing plate.   Sponge Pearlescent Yellow onto the centers.  Blend Rocket Red out towards the leaves.  Blend Pearlescent Thyme onto the leaves.  

Air-dry the inks while you diecut another large Stitched Rectangle Trimming from watercolor paper.  Diecut the rectangle with Poinsettia Collage and layer it over the inked design.  

Attach the collage to an A-2 card of watercolor paper.  Add tiny clear sequins.  Hope you like this very first card from the latest collection!



Special thanks to everyone from last week's Watercolor Calendar class at Impress - and to Shaby and Erin for helping us find all of the dies, stamps and inks you'll be using for your calendars.  

Thanks for stopping by - see you again  this evening with another September Release card...



Love the collage dies and this is beautiful too and love how you used inks as an alternative to watercolours. Looking forward to release though not sure how long they will take to get to the UK as many suppliers are waiting for a better exchange rate before they refill stocks.

I really fell in love with your beautiful card. Love how you composed and colored it. Great way to get the colors in the correct place. Thanks for the inspiration!

It's beautiful Jean!

Jean, your card is truly stunning. (I love seeing the previews, by the way.) TFS!

Lovely card, Jean!

Beautiful card.

Lovely Card, great technique, thank you for the know how.

I loved the bunny stamps and all the beautiful cards. But Jean yours really stands out...beautiful!

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