Colour With Me – Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Petal Palette Bedazzled with gold

Hello everyone! Welcome to the monthly Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop. This month’s theme is Colouring. You are currently visiting Anna Krol from the United Kingdom.

Colouring and painting must be my favourite hobby. And it does not really matter what medium I use. For today’s hop, I’ve created two beautiful cards in different colour combinations, using amazing Petal Palette Stamp Set and Watercolour Pencils.

To showcase beautiful roses from Petal Palette Stamp Set, I decided to try a double layer stamping technique.

Dimensions for both cards:

  • card base: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ (29.7 x 10.5 cm scored in half at 14.8 cm) – Basic Black & Smoky Slate cardstock
  • Whisper White cardstock panels: 3-3/4″ x 5″ and 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (9.5 cm x 12.7 cm and 6.3 cm x 9.5 cm)
  • Basic Black & Smoky Slate panels: 2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 cm x 10.1 cm)
  • Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo panels: 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (6.7 cm x 9.8 cm)
  • both sentiment strips (Basic Black & Smoky Slate) measure 2″ x 1″ (5 cm x 2.5 cm)  with Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight strips are just a smidge smaller

For one of my cards, I’ve used a classic colour combination: Basic Black & Melon Mambo with a hint of Old Olive on the leaves.

I’ve layered together two panels of Whisper White cardstock (smaller & larger) securing them together with a dab of snail adhesive in the middle so they won’t move.

I stamped roses from Petal Palette Stamp Set in two corners of my panel making sure they overlap both layers. Because I planned to use Watercolour Pencils, I stamped them using Basic Black Archival ink.

Next, I took apart those layers and decided to colour only the images on a small panel, and leave the rest just black and white.

To colour my roses, I’ve used Watercolour Pencils in Melon Mambo and Old Olive. Blender Pens helped me to blend those colours nicely.

Blender Pens are colourless, but the solution they hold, helps moving colour around, even on regular cardstock.

To add more colour to the image, you can either colour over the image or use Blender Pen to pick up the colour straight for the pencil.

For my second card, I decided to use a rather ethereal colour combination of shades of grey with a pop of yellow.

Same technique but completely different look.

For the roses, I’ve used Daffodil Delight watercolour pencil. I’ve added more colour to the edges of each petal and then using Blender Pen blended the colour towards the centre.

Leaves are coloured with Basic Grey watercolour pencil

And now comes the magic…

I really loved how these cards coming up together, but they seemed too plain to me. So I did a small experiment hoping it will work (and it did!Yay!).

Before assembling my cards, and all the layers together I took those small panels (one at a time of course), flicked water droplets all over them and immediately sprinkled with gold embossing powder.

Did you know that water can hold embossing powder if you act fast enough? Just apply heat from the back.

I heat set it with a heat tool. Once it cools down, I prepped the cardstock with Embossing Buddy, re-applied the heat to those droplets of gold embossing and quickly sprinkled with Gold Stampin’ Glitter. Dabbed off any excess back to the container and heat set it again to set the glitter in place.

I admit it is a VERY MESSY TECHNIQUE!! But it was so worth to have a glitter all over the house haha. Do I have to say it wasn’t last time I used this technique?! Can’t say more now lol

Hope you’ve enjoyed visiting my blog today. I’m wondering which card do you like the most? Classic black & pink or maybe the one in greys and pop of yellow? Please let me know in comments below.

I would love to encourage you to hop along with us and see the rest of beautiful projects designed by amazing artists. Please be sure to continue to hop using the list below. You don’t want to miss any!

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34 thoughts on “Colour With Me – Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop

  1. Both of these cards are simply stunning but you’ve hit on one of my favourite colour combos with the grey and yellow! I really like your embossing/glitter technique – I think I’ll be trying that before long – thank you for sharing!

  2. I had no idea that water droplets could hold embossing powder if used quickly. I will definitely try that. It looks so pretty on your cards. I’ve neglected the watercolor pencils. They look so pretty on your cards.

  3. Love, love, love!!! They’re hith incredible. Love your experiment with embossing powder and glitter!!! Encore… encore… from the glitter queen, please. Guess I need to get a second embossing buddy to try this fun color addition. ❤️💌

  4. I love these cards! I just didn’t understand about the water and the embossing powder? You place water (sprinkle) on your card, then very quickly sprinkle on your glitter? But, what after this? I think your using the heat tool twice, I’m sorry, I don’t understand why you’re using it a second time? Help, Please! I really do want to case these beautiful cards. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Gloria xx

      You don’t sprinkle glitter on water droplets, you sprinkle gold embossing powder and heat set it. Next, you re-heat it again, add your glitter and heat set it again so the glitter will stick to the embossing powder.

  5. These are such stunners Anna! Love how you added the glitter and I especially love your grey and yellow version (but don’t tell the other one!) Like I said – stunners!

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