Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Art with Heart Colour Creations Showcase - #34 Petal Pink

 Petal Pink with Hydrangea Haven, Wild Rose and Watercolour

Hi. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 34th Colour Creations Showcase for 2020/2021 by members of the Art with Heart Team.


This week we are focussing on a lovely soft muted orange-pink called Petal Pink. Petal Pink can be found in the Stampin' Up! Subtle's collection. This is such a gorgeous colour and is  beautiful for flowers, baby cards, ... the list could go on. It is one of my favourite colours. Petal Pink can be found in Stampin' Up!s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads, re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Stampin' Blends, 7 different Designer Series Papers, the Looking Up Card Kit, the Sweet Little Valentine cards and embellishments, such as the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon and the beautiful Elegant Faceted Gems.


While pondering how I would showcase Petal Pink, I decided I would use three stamp sets from my new stash that were yet to see ink. I also decided to play with water-colouring.

A couple of cards showcasing Petal Pink and using watercolouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Hydrangea Haven and Wild Roses stamps.

Card 1: I love Petal Pink with Very Vanilla and so my first card uses Very Vanilla as the background card-stock. The hydrangeas and their leaves from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set were each stamped three times in Versamark ink on Fluid 100 Watercolour paper and heat embossed with White Emboss Powder. The stem of 3 seed pods from the Enjoy the Moment stamp set was similarly heat embossed on Fluid 100 watercolour paper.

A card showcasing Petal Pink and using water-colouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Hydrangea Haven and Enjoy the Moment stamps.

The hydrangeas were watercoloured with Petal Pink Classic Stampin' ink. One hydrangea was only coloured with Petal Pink, while the other 2 also used differing amounts of Rococo Rose ink. The leaves were water-coloured with Mint Macaroon Classic Stampin' ink, as was the seedpod twig, although a little Sahara Sand ink was added near the tip of the seedpods. They were all left to dry.

A card showcasing Petal Pink and using water-colouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Hydrangea Haven and Enjoy the Moment stamps.

A piece of Very Vanilla card-stock to add to the centre of the background was embossed with the 3D Painted Texture embossing folder. This was popped in place with Dimensionals

A card showcasing Petal Pink and using water-colouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Hydrangea Haven and Enjoy the Moment stamps.

The hydrangeas and leaves were die cut with the coordinating Hydrangea dies. The hydrangeas were also die cut with the flower die that cuts little flowers within the flower head. The seedpods needed to be fussy cut as there is no coordinating die with the Enjoy the Moment stamps. The flowers, leaves and seedpods were arranged and layered using a mix of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Dimensionals.

A card showcasing Petal Pink and using water-colouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Hydrangea Haven and Enjoy the Moment stamps.

A sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set was stamped in Rococo Rose ink onto Very Vanilla card-stock. This was fussy cut and positioned with Mini Dimensionals. Some white twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo pack was coloured with a Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blend. I purposely did not go over it again to ensure the colour was evenly distributed as a mix of lighter and darker patches of colour suited the watercolour effect. The coloured twine was tied into a bow and positioned under the sentiment with a Glue Dot. Gorgeous Opal Rounds embellishments were added as the finishing touch.

A card showcasing Petal Pink and using water-colouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Hydrangea Haven and Enjoy the Moment stamps.

A piece of Very Vanilla card-stock was adhered to the inside of the card. It had been stamped with a different sentiment in Rococo Rose ink from the same stamp set. Little die cut water-coloured hydrangea petals were scattered across the card inner and adhered with tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

A card showcasing Petal Pink and using water-colouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Hydrangea Haven and Enjoy the Moment stamps.

A C6 Very Vanilla envelope was stamped with the hydrangea flower using Stampin' markers to colour the flower head in Rococo Rose and the leaves with Mint Macaron. The flower head was infilled with Petal Pink ink using the coordinating infill stamp.

A card showcasing Petal Pink and using water-colouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Hydrangea Haven and Enjoy the Moment stamps.


Card 2:  The Wild Roses background stamp is packed with large and small open wild roses. I mounted this large stamp on my Stamparatus and stamped with Versamark ink onto Shimmery White card-stock. To ensure the clear ink fully covered the design, it was double stamped, then heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss powder.  

A card showcasing Petal Pink and using water-colouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Wild Roses and A Touch of Ink stamps.

Petal Pink and Rococo Rose Classic Stampin' ink was added using wet on wet water-colouring technique. The colour was applied more strongly to the left hand side and lightened as I moved across to the right hand side. The water-coloured shimmery white card-stock was left to dry thoroughly (overnight). 

A card showcasing Petal Pink and using water-colouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Wild Roses and A Touch of Ink stamps

Once dry, the largest die from the Stitched Rectangle dies was used to cut a rectangle of embossed and water-coloured shimmery card-stock. This was mounted on a slightly larger piece of Petal Pink card-stock. To ensure it adhered flat, it was passed through my Cut and Emboss Machine a couple of times, which worked brilliantly. 

A card showcasing Petal Pink and using water-colouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Wild Roses and A Touch of Ink stamps

A couple of small notches where punched on either side of the mounted card front and some white twine from the 
Snail Mail Twine Combo pack was wrapped around twice and tied in a bow. A sentiment from the ... stamp set was stamped in Rococo Rose ink on a scrap of Basic White card-stock (the Petal Pink was too light) and die cut with the smallest long thin Stitched Rectangle die.

A card showcasing Petal Pink and using water-colouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Wild Roses and A Touch of Ink stamps

The card still needed something, so I looked through my floral stamp sets for a similar style rose. As I did so I saw the lovely Touch of Ink stamp set that is available for free during Sale-a-bration when you purchase $180.00 worth of product. It is a lovely set that also provides a watercolour look. I stamped the butterfly in Versamark ink and similarly heat embossed it. As time was running out, I didn't have time to watercolour the butterfly so decided to colour it with Stampin' Blends using Light and Dark Petal Pink and Rococo Rose Blends combos. The fussy cut butterfly was popped up on Dimensionals and to align with Card 1, Opal Rounds were added as the finishing touch. The opal look in these embellishments have a pinky tinge that coordinates so well with Petal Pink.

A card showcasing Petal Pink and using water-colouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Wild Roses and A Touch of Ink stamps

A piece of Basic White card-stock was stamped in Petal Pink ink with the same Butterfly stamp. This was mounted onto a slightly larger piece of Petal Pink card-stock and adhered to the right hand side of the inside of the card to coordinate with the card front design.

A card showcasing Petal Pink and using water-colouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Wild Roses and A Touch of Ink stamps

A C6 Basic White Envelope was also stamped with the butterfly in Petal Pink ink. The card front was popped up on Dimensionals ensuring alignment with the card's right hand side.

A card showcasing Petal Pink and using water-colouring featuring Stampin' Up!s Wild Roses and A Touch of Ink stamps


I so enjoyed creating these cards, and playing further with water-colouring.

Thank you so much for spending time with me. 😘

Catherine Proctor is the wonderful host of the Art with Heart Colour Creations Showcase. If you haven't finished visiting all of the team's colour creations, you can visit/revisit Catherine's page at What Cathy Made, where she hosts all the links to the participating blogs so you can check out everyone's Petal Pink creations. Checking out everyone's creations and their interpretation of the amazing Stampin' Up! colours is always a highlight of my week. 

I hope to see you again next week when members of the team will share projects that hero Pool Party, a delightful soft muted blue that has a touch of green - another one of my favourite Stampin' Up! colours.

Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others as these strange times continue. 

Andrea 💕🐾



5 comments:

  1. Andrea your cards have a lovely old fashioned shabby chic elegance to then - just gorgeous! Thanks for joining the CCS tonight!

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  2. Isn't it funny that Petal Pink is one of your favourite colours, and one of my least favourite colours?! You have used it beautifully, Andrea. I really love your second card, especially - the way you've faded out the watercolouring on the main panel is just beautiful. Such a pretty, delicate, design.

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  3. Wow you have done so much work Andrea! These are lovely cards! I am way too lazy to emboss with white first then colour - and yet it always looks so beautiful! I love what you have done with Wild Rose stamp - each time I see it in the catalogue I am SO tempted!

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  4. I love your hydrangea card, but wow, that Wild Roses background is stunning, especially the way you faded the colour!

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  5. I look forward to seeing your cards each week Andrea. They are always amazing with such details and well written descriptions on the techniques you have used. This week is no different - both cards are so lovely. I am drawn to the second one with that gorgeous colour fading effect - just gorgeous.

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