I have to admit; when I first saw the Petal Passion Suite, I wasn’t too thrilled with it. Honestly, I think that the stamp set is great, but the heavy lines put me off. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve seen gorgeous projects made with it! But, you know, not everything can feel like it was ‘made’ for you. Then, I took another look at the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. It’s hand painted watercolour designs, both graphic images and floral. Yes, it’s in black and white. But that means possibilities!
So, I took the plunge, and ordered a package. Today’s card is my first time using this DSP – and boy, was it fun!
PETAL PASSION DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
To me, the outlined flower images just cry out to be coloured. And who am I to refuse? Out came my case of Blends markers, and off I went!
I chose the large flower image design, and cut a 3 3/4″ x 5″ panel. Then, I started colouring!
The hardest part about colouring is knowing when to stop! And not using too many colours. And did I mention, knowing when to stop? 😉 All I can say is, thank goodness I have the entire set of Stampin’ Blends markers – all 12 available colours. I had fun mixing them, as well as shading.
For the largest flower, on the right, I started by laying down a base of Light Pink Pirouette. Then, I shaded some areas with the Light Rich Razzleberry marker, then went back and blended the 2 with the Dark Pink Pirouette. After doing that, I went back over those areas, and smoothed them over with the Light Pink Pirouette Blends marker. Talk about a lot of depth! I love that flower ♥
For the flower in the bottom left corner, start with laying down the Light Rich Razzleberry Blends. Then, add some shading with the Dark R.R., then go back in with the Light, and smooth the blend lines.
The small flowers are coloured with the Light & Dark Calypso Coral Blends. For the large flower in the upper left, I had lots of fun combining Blends colours again. First, start with a base of Light Daffodil Delight. Next, add in some shading with the Dark Calypso Coral, then blend in some Dark Daffodil Delight. Finally, smooth it over with the Light Daffodil Delight again.
For the leaves some are just Light & Dark Old Olive Blends. With the ones behind the large Pink flower, I added shading in Light Bermuda Bay. Some leaves do have bluish hues! For the small leaft beside the bottom rose, I did a base of Light Old Olive, added Light Rich Razzleberry shading, then blended again with the Light O.O.
To finish off the panel, I was first going to colour in the entire background of the flowers. Then I decided just to outline each of the flowers with the Light Pool Party Blends. This gives each flower & leaf its own shadow, providing a bit more depth. Have a look at this card from a side view – the flower petal seems to lift up!
Since I wanted the gorgeous flower to take the spotlight, I decided to keep the sentiment simple. The sentiment, from the Birthday Blooms stamp set, is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Rich Razzleberry ink. It is then die cut using the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits. One Metallic Enamel Shape in silver is added on each side of the sentiment.
Putting the card together, first attach the coloured panel to a 4″ x 5 3/4″ panel of Pool Party cardstock. Next, wrap a length of the Love mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack tinsel in Powder Pink twice around the left side of the card. Attach it at the back of the panels, with Tear & Tape.
Finally, attach the sentiment over the Tinsel Trim with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Now you can attach the panels to a card base of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.
On the inside of the card, I haven’t yet added a sentiment. I did glue a panel of Whisper White cardstock, with the small flower image from the Birthday Blooms stamp set, in Rich Razzleberry ink.
JOIN THE COLOURING CRAZE!
Colouring is so on-trend these days! From ‘adult’ colouring books, to downloadable images to colours, to our wonderful Stampin’ Up! designer series paper – grab whatever is your favourite colouring medium, and get going! Just remember – the Blends are alcohol markers, which means they will bleed through the paper – and may stain some surfaces! I always protect my table with a sheet of our Grid Paper.
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