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Color Botan Peony 2 Ways | WOW! Embossing & Picket Fence Collab

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!

If you made your way here from Ilina Crouse‘s blog you’re right on track. To start at the beginning head to the WOW! Embossing Powder Blog.

Color Botan Peony 2 Ways | WOW! + Picket Fence Studios Collab Hop

Giveaway

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.

Picket Fence Botan Peony

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.

WOW! & Watercolor Botan Peony

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.

WOW! & Copic Botan Peony

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!

WOW! Gold Pearl Embossing Powder

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.

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Next Stop

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Becky Roberts.

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70 Comments

  1. Gorgeous cards. Love how the colours pop against the black embossing on your first card, but I also like the soft colours on your second card. I’ve never tried colouring with Copics on metallic or pearlescent cardstock. Now I want to try, so thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Deborah Whittington says:

    You are very talented, such gorgeous cards! I especially love the darkness of your ink and embossing powder around the flowers!!!

  3. TracyM #6773 says:

    STUNNING cards!
    LOVE your BIG BOLD peonies, ADORE your designs and colours too – WOW!
    THANK YOU for your top tips, especially showing us the pearl cardstock and vellum in action 🙂

  4. Amber I love your cards both of them.. They are so amazing.. The gold pearl and the black glint are so outstanding.. I just love the way you’ve created the florals and added the required jazz.. Love them..

  5. Beverly Jordan says:

    Your work just amazes me!! Same stamp with two different WOW products and how that contributed to how they were colored!! Stunning both!! You teach me so much!

  6. Chandhini says:

    That’s such a big and beautiful bloom, love both the cards. The second one is so pretty.

  7. Carol E. Wortman says:

    What a stunning group of cards! There are so many tips and comments that came to mind and by the end all I can say is WOW, appropriately, but WOW in general! Thanks so much for this beauty and please continue to stay safe!

  8. Mary Holshouser says:

    The first card is so bright and vivid.
    The second is subdues and calm.
    Both are fantastic. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. Your cards are just breathtakingly beautiful! The change of medium and layout totally changes the look of the floral.

  10. Thank you for the video which I enjoyed watching!

  11. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous design and coloring! Love the awesome embossing powder colors and textures!

  12. Stephanie Stratton says:

    The peonies are beautiful and you have made them lovely with both techniques. Thank you for the inspiration!!!

  13. Amy Cooley says:

    Gorgeous work on these flowers! The orange really pops with the black embossing.

  14. Dorothy A says:

    That peony stamp is just beautiful! And I love the 2 very different looking cards you created. That shimmery card stock is so pretty- thanks for sharing your favorite, and how it looks with alcohol markers!

  15. I really like it when stamps are used in very different ways. Your cards are super different, such different styles. Really cool! They look amazing.

  16. Scraporcraft says:

    Great video showing the combination of stamp sets and embossing powders. Nice color choices.

  17. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Your cards are gorgeous! I love the variety of ways you showed to use the embossing powders! Thank you for the video!

  18. Andrea Shell says:

    Both of your cards are beautiful! I love how you achieved two very different looks with the same stamp!

  19. Your cards are beautiful love the colors thank you for sharing them.

  20. Anne Sturgeon says:

    This peony is gorgeous! I cannot believe the difference color makes. Wonderful, and I love that Black Glint in your beach scene. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Wowza, these are both simply stunning! Not only is the image fabulous, you did an amazing job with it!

  22. Laura Serdiuk says:

    Amazing cards, the big bold florals are beautiful and of so elegant!

    1. These cards are very pretty! You’ve done a fantastic job coloring with both mediums.

  23. Simply gorgeous, Amber!! I love them both & way too hard to pick one over the other.

  24. Meghan Kennihan says:

    The flowers are stunning! I LOVE warm colors and I LOVE the gold script sentiment!!!

  25. Jeanne Beam says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the amazing colors.
    Thanks so much for sharing…

  26. Stunning cards! I love the bold & vibrant vs soft & sweet color palettes. Fantastic shimmer too.

  27. Stunning cards Amber! The colors are amazing and the gold pearl embossing powder is stunning! Beautiful job!

  28. Barbara Matthews says:

    Same stamp and two different looks. Both are super pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Nancy Dempsey says:

    Beautiful! I love the colors you chose.

  30. Annette Hovestol says:

    I love both of your cards. Anyone would be tickled to get them.

  31. Beautiful cards. And so different. Thank you for sharing.

  32. Love the black contrast on your first card! The gold embossing on the other card just sets it off. Thank you!

  33. Karen Reátegui says:

    Absolutely amazing!!!!!

  34. Oh my goodness! I cannot decide which card is my favorite! Both are simply stunning.

  35. Oh, wow! Your cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing your tips! I love the tip about the vellum! I never thought to stack underneath the vellum! Very cool! I will be trying that out soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thanks so much, Angie. That was the first time I had thought about the vellum trick as well.