Petal Palette Makes You Look Like an Artist
They’ll think you’re a professional with this artistic card made with Petal Palette Designer Paper and Blends Pens. I am not artistic! I can draw stick figures but shading and painting are beyond my capabilities! It took me a while to fall for the Petal Passion Suite. It seemed too artistic and I didn’t think I could pull it off. But I kept seeing all the beautiful cards it made and I succumbed. Once I got my hands on the bundle, I was in love. Everything I made, even when I didn’t know what I was doing, turned out beautifully. The Petal Passion Suite made me look like an artist and it will do the same for you! Here’s a Stampin’ Up Video with the basic techniques and an overview of the suite. Take a look then come back for artistic card details and more.
Get the Details
The artistic card above uses the large flower design in the Petal Palette Designer Paper. The flowers are colored using the new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers designed with the novice in mind. Here’s the details:
- The card base is a standard A2 card size of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ using Daffodil Delight card stock.
- The flowered Petal Palette designer paper layer is 3″ x 5 1/2″. Pay attention to the flowers you want to highlight to be sure your cut allows for the best presentation of flowers.
- Next cut 2 strips of the black and white stripe measuring 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ going the opposite direction of the stripes.
- Before attaching anything to the card front, color the flowers with Stampin’ Blends. I colored the entire bloom with the light color, then went over the black lines and shading with the dark color – using the wide brush for both. I repeated the process until I was happy with the color, then used the color lifter on some of the petals to get the highlights and shading. You can color all the flowers and background or just a few to get totally different looks. The markers go on so smoothly it makes coloring fun. You can also blend 2 different colors to get a third color – the possibilities are endless! Blends will bleed through cardstock and designer paper so be sure you have scrap paper underneath to protect your work surface.
Put It Together
- Next, adhere the flower paper to the card center as shown with the stripes on either side. Tape runner will work fine.
- Choose a sentiment, stamp it in black ink, and cut it out with the label framelit. The end of the label is wrapped with linen thread which is knotted then adorned with the metal leaf embellishment, then tied in a bow. The label is embellished with black rhinestones, then attached to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Finally stamp the precious little bird with black Memento Ink (must use this with Blends Pens). Color your bird with Blends, cut out with framelit, and attach to top of sentiment using a Dimensional on the bird body.
- On the inside, I stamped the sentiment “From the Heart” and added an enamel heart embellishment
- Voila! Your work of art!
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