Good morning! I’m super excited to be a guest-designer for the May release from Pretty Pink Posh! Have you checked out the new release yet? It’s got something for everybody!! Cute puppies, gorgeous flowers, beautiful sentiments! I created two cards today using the Flourishing Fuchsias set!
I wanted to try two different mediums with the floral stamps…my first card uses Mijello Mission Gold watercolors.
I started by stamping the leaves and flowers with versamark and heat-embossing them with gold tinsel embossing powder. I decided to play with an unusual card size so I trimmed my watercolor paper down to 3″ by 7″. I painted the flowers with my mission gold watercolors and attempted to add some shading…watercolors still give me trouble. I also added a halo of pink around the stamped images. Once it was dry I masked the images again and added splatters of dark and light pink.
I stamped the sentiment from Simply Sayings: Life and heat-embossed it with the same gold tinsel embossing powder. Next I took a piece of watercolor paper and painted a pink ombre wash across the paper. Once it dried I trimmed it down to 3 1/4″ by 7 1/4″. I adhered the watercolored fuchsias over the ombre panel and then added metallic gold jewels to finish the card.
My second card uses polychromos colored pencils on colored cardstock! I started by stamping the images onto black cardstock with white pigment ink. I blasted it with a heat gun to make sure the white ink wouldn’t smudge and then put down a thick layer of white colored pencil as the base. Next I colored the images using my white pencil to blend the colors together.
When I was testing colors to see if I liked the way they blended together I came up with the idea for my sentiment. On a second piece of black cardstock I colored a rectangle with my white colored pencil. Then I laid down four shades of pink in an ombre blend. I die-cut the ‘Get Well Soon’ sentiment from the colored pencil panel and then pressed a versamark pad over the die cut words. I heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder and then repeated the process twice to build up a nice, smooth layer of clear embossing powder. I adhered the sentiment to the fuchsia background and then trimmed the panel down by a 1/4 inch. I adhered that panel to a black card base and then finished it with a few amethyst jewels!
I ran out of time but I had hoped to create another card using copic markers for a third medium. I’m still hoping to get that done this weekend I’ll share it if I find time! 😉
There are four $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly from comments left along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 5/14/2018 and the winners will be announced on the PPP blog! Here are all the stops on the hop today:
- Pretty Pink Posh blog
- Kelly Latevola
- Yana Smakula
- Laurie Willison
- Suzy Plantamura
- Melody Rupple
- Alexandra Stapleton- Smith
- Jessica Frost-Ballas —> You are here!
- Heather Hoffman
- Crystal Thompson
- Joni Andaya
- Lydia Fiedler
- Mindy Baxter
- Yoonsun Hur
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Jess, love your tall + skinny card. The design on black is stunning!
Tara Prince says
Gorgeous cards! I love the purple on black!
Nancy Ketcham says
The black card is stunning! I love this stamp set.
Amy Cooley says
Gorgeous details on your floral cards. The embossing is a beautiful detail that really makes them pop.
Janet McCurry says
Both cards are just lovely. I like the dark background,it looks like your seeing it at night! Very creative!
Mary Lehett says
Jessica, your cards are gorgeous! So creative! So colorful! Thank you for featuring coloring in dark cardstock!
Natalie Winterstein says
Resa Nichols says
Gorgeous colors. The black really pops the card.
Gloria P says
Love the idea to color on black cs then die cut the sentiment & clear emboss. Looks fab!
Sandhya Iyer says
So glad you are feeling better! Love these cards! Specially the black card has a dreamy feel yo it.
Love your beautiful cards!
Sabrina Radican says
Both cards are very beautiful but OMG your coloring of the fuchsia on the black card stock really makes it pop!!!!!!!
Debbie Rumpza says
I just love both of your cards today. The coloring on the black card stock is stunning. I love how the pinks and purples stand out against the black.
Anushree Vaish says
Peggy M says
Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!
Karthikha Uday says
Wonderful cards 🙂 Love them!
Crimson Owl Creations says
I just LOVE fuchsias and you have made them look so gorgeous! These are all REALLY beautiful!
Nandini Karmarkar says
Very beautiful cards. I love this release, especially the Flourishing Fuchsia set.
Lori Barnett says
Wowzers!!!! Stunning designs!!! LOVE how you colored on black ❤❤❤
I love you the look of colored pencils on black paper, but, I’m hesitant to try because of the time factor. Your cards were beautiful, thank you
Katherine Cosimano says
Your cards are stunning, Jessica! The watercolor really POPs next to the embossed edges, and the colors are gorgeous. Just beautiful!
Wow! What dynamic cards these are! Thanks for sharing your art!!!
These are stunning! I love the bright watercolors on the first card, and the muted colors of the pencils on the second one are amazing. The way you created the sentiment is so cool, that’s a great idea and the effect is gorgeous.