Friday, August 29, 2014

PP210 and NAC104 Blended Bloom and Four You

Hello, Friends!

I've found a lot of great stamp companies while I've been thinking I'm going to have to give up being a Stampin' Up demonstrator.  They make good quality stamps and are fun to use.  But, you know what?  I missed Stampin' Up.  I missed it a lot.  I know that Stampin' Up stamps are awesome!  It's great that the colors all match from ink to card stock to ribbon.  No matter how life changes, 10 years representing one company can't just be forgotten, even if you're trying to make it easier to let go. 

So, break out the Stampin' Up products, some good ol' challenges that I love and let's get stamping!

I was able to create a new card using sketch #210 at "The Paper Players" blog, which you can find at   My colors came from the #104 challenge at "Nacho Average Challenge" which you can find at

I stamped the "Blended Bloom" stamp with Versamark Ink on Watercolor paper and then embossed it with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I stamped my Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad directly on a clear mount block to use as my palette.  Using an Aqua Pen, I colored in my flower.  The watered down ink easily stays inside the flower petals because of the raised, embossed edges.  Just to add some extra shades of purples, I stamped my Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink Pad onto a clean spot on my clear mount block.  I dropped more spots of this in from my Aqua Pen onto my wet Watercolor paper.  The ink just floats around creating the more natural looking petals, as opposed to ones that are cleanly, neatly painted.  I colored the inside of the flower by dropping a drop of Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Reinker right on the Watercolor paper and moving it around with my Aqua Pen.  I did this to get a bright colored center as opposed to a lighter, watered down shade that I would have achieved by stamping my Daffodil Delight pad onto my clear mount block and picking up ink with my pen.  I added shading with just a bit of Smoky Slate Classic Ink on my Aqua Pen around the outside of the embossed edge. 

Next, I cut out my image and a matting circle in Bermuda Bay with my Big Shot using the Circles Collection of Framelits.  My Bermuda Bay cardstock looks a little blue in the picture, but it's more green in person.  I used a retired piece of Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper for my background under the circles.  I stamped "Birthday Wishes" from the "Four You" stamp set on Daffodil Delight Card Stock in Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink.  I covered the whole paper with Versamark Ink and then embossed it with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I repeated this a couple of times to give my sentiment a smooth, shiny look.  I added a Rich Razzleberry Bold Brights Button with Crushed Curry 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in the center.  I adhered my sentiment and button with Stampin' Dimensionals to raise both of these pieces and give the card more dimension. 

It sounds like a lot of work, but it was actually a lot of fun to try this new technique of coloring in an image and an old technique of adding embossing powder to a whole piece of card stock to make a different embellishment. 
I hope you enjoy it!

Happy Stamping!

I used the following Stampin' Up products to make this card:

Blended Bloom and Four You Stamp Sets
Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss and Smoky Slate Classic Inks
Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Reinker
Versamark Ink
Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, and Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
Watercolor paper
Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Aqua Pen
Clear and White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Heat Tool
Bold Brights Designer Series Buttons
1/8" Crushed Curry Taffeta Ribbon
Circle Framelits
Big Shot
Clear Mount Block


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a beautifully coloured Blended Bloom in this gorgeous rich colour palette. Great use of this week's sketch - thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Andrea W said...

So very pretty! Your Blended Bloom looks awesome. So glad you shared your creation at The Paper Players.

Yapha said...

Lovely card, Angela! Your coloring is gorgeous. Great use of the sketch and the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players AND Nacho Average Chalenges.

Tammy said...

Great job with both challenges! Thanks for playing along with the Nachos this week!!

Rose said...

Love your card, Angela as well as that technique. It really blended well. Thanks for doing the NAC this week.

Kathya said...

What a beautiful card Angela! Amazing coloring on your flower. Thanks so much for joining us at Nacho Average this week! Hope you join us again.

Anne Hayward said...

Very pretty! Love the coloring and layout.

Unknown said...

Great job on the coloring and on both challenges! Thanks for joining the Nachos this week. Hope to see you again soon!

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