Do you fancy bold watercolor or soft Copic colored peonies? Either way, Picket Fence Studios Botan Peony and WOW! Embossing Powders come together to delight you.
Welcome to Day 1 of the Picket Fence Studios and WOW! Embossing Powder Collaboration Blog Hop! If you’re new to my blog, I’m thrilled you stopped by and hope you leave with a few tricks up your sleeves!
No blog hop is complete without a prize! WOW! Embossing Powders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to either their UK or USA store. Picket Fence Studios is giving away a $50 gift certificate to their store.
To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prize. This hop is open internationally. The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on the BLOG POSTS.
Card Making Video
Learn to color Picket Fence Botan Peony with watercolor, Copic markers, and WOW! Embossing powders in this short card making video. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there, I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and ring the bell.
Watercolor Botan Peony
Large floral stamps rock my world and Picket Fence Studios Botan Peony is exceptional. The petals are wide open leaving plenty of room for watercolor pigments to move and blend.
Before coloring, I loaded the image in my MISTI and stamped it with Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink.
Today, I colored with Summer Afternoon, Red Cosmos, and Rain Forest pigments from the Altenew Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan Set. Bright bold colors and high contrast black were just what I needed to pull me out of my slump.
After the watercolor was completely dry, I stamped the image again with WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink and heat embossed with WOW! Black Glint Embossing Powder.
WOW! Black Glint Embossing Powder adds the perfect amount of sparkle and texture to your projects.
For more inspiration using Black Glint, check out this post where I dry brush it onto a silhouette beach and palm trees.
For best results, heat emboss glitter embossing powders from underneath the cardstock. This prevents the glitter from blowing away before the powder is melted.
Copic Botan Peony
Now, if bold colors aren’t your thing, this soft Copic colored version is for you. Try heat embossing with WOW! Gold Pearl Embossing Powder and Copic coloring on Curious Metallic cardstock to create a dreamy effect.
Tip to Copic Color a Heat Embossed Image
If you color directly over embossing powder, it could damage your Copic marker nibs. To prevent this, either avoid coloring over the embossing powder or stamp your image with ink, color it, then restamp and heat emboss after your coloring is complete.
Copic coloring on Curious Metallic cardstock creates a painterly effect and lightens the colors of the Copic markers. Virtual Pearl Curious Metallic cardstock is one of my favorites.
Look how Virtual Pearl cardstock color shifts to a blueish tone in 2-3 of the petals below. This combined with the creamy gold metallic finish of WOW! Gold Pearl embossing powder is gorgeous!
Elevate Your Vellum
Elevate the vellum shadow die-cut by stacking 2-3 lovely word die-cuts underneath it. If you stack multiple pieces of vellum, the vellum becomes more opaque. Stacking the lovely die-cuts underneath preserves transparency of the shadow and eliminates the need to cut tiny pieces of foam tape.
If you love it, save it and share it with your crafty friends! Visit me on Pinterest for more design inspiration.
Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Becky Roberts.
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