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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CAS Card – Birthday Blooms Meets Wink Of Stella

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – CAS Card – Birthday Blooms Meets Wink Of Stella

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Today I’ve got for you beautiful, clean and simple (CAS) birthday card. I am so happy that Birthday Blooms stamp set staying with us for another year. I love this set for it’s stunning, bold flower image.

For the base, I took a piece of  Whisper White cardstock that measures 5-7/8″x 8-2/8″ and fold it in half at 4-1/8″. Next, I cut a strip of this beautiful, embossed Color Me Irresistible DSP in Basic Black and adhere it to my base. The strip measures 2″ x 5-7/8″.

Birthday Blooms

I stamped the flower image in Basic Black Archival ink and watercolour it. For the petals, I’ve used Watermelon Wonder and Rose Red. Center of the flower is Crushed Curry – I fell in love with this shade of yellow just recently. And leaves are a mix of Old Olive with a gentle touch of Always Artichoke.  First, I added my colours and shadings with blender pens. Next, I used my Aqua Painter to blend it nicely and to add more colour or shading if required.

I let my flower dry completely and then fussy cut it. I should probably mention that as I knew I will fussy cut it, I’ve used regular Whisper White cardstock for the flower. Because my hands are quite numb and I find it hard to do more intricate things, I cut off tiny leaves from the flower. Really wasn’t able to fussy cut them. However I’m pretty chuffed with myself that I managed to fussy cut the little buds, it took me a while, though.

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While the flower was drying I stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set, in Versamark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. I really like this curly font. I assembled the flower using dimensionals and added some Silver Metallic Baker’s Twine underneath.

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I stamped the inside of my card too. I used the single flower from the set, but this time, I colour it only with blender pen so it doesn’t bleed through. I also added a strip of the same DSP (5-7/8″ x 1/2″), to match the card front.

The last touch was to add some shimmer to my beautiful flower, using Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush Pen. I love this stuff!

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I love how this card turned out! I have to admit that CAS cards are growing on me but I still have a tendency to overthink and overcomplicate them. I’m a grungy-distress at heart, you know haha

I’m adding my card to Crazy 4 Challenges #C4C333 – April Showers bring May flowers!

Now I would love to hear from you. Do you like my today’s card?

Thank you for stopping by! Have a blessed day,