Pootlers Spring / Summer Celebration Blog Hop

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Thank you for joining us on another Pootlers Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Spring/Summer Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

If you have arrived here from Jerim Dickins, a big welcome to you. To continue your journey simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

I hope you had a chance to look through our Spring/Summer catalogue and you’ve got your favourites already. I have chosen to use Rose Wonder Bundle from page 18.

Rose Wonder Bundle Watercolour

I know I said that many times but I will say it again: I love everything about this bundle. I’ve played with this stamp set many times, but in today’s project I incorporated watercolour with inlaid die-cutting. And yes, I’ve used these two techniques with this bundle already in this project – case’d myself here 🙂 This time I stamped my image straight onto watercolour paper with Versamark and heat embossed it in white. I’ve added water to the rose petals first and used Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride as my watercolors.

Rose Wonder Bundle Watercolour 4

I let the flower dry completely before I moved to the leaves. And again I added water first. For the leaves I choose Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi and just a hint of Old Olive. But remember that in watercolours your final effect will always get lighter when dry. So if you want more intense colours let your piece dry and then add more colour.

Rose Wonder Bundle Watercolour 3.jpg

When my rose and leaves were dry I added water to the background. I didn’t want it to be as intense as last time so I mixed Lost Lagoon with Mint Macaron. I love how these two colours complement each other. When my background was dry I gave it a little spray with water, just few splotches, and “lifted” those water droplets with paper towel.  As you can see it lifted some colour from background too – beautiful effect. When my card was dry I’ve used Rose Garden Thinlits Dies to die-cut rose straight from my watercolour piece.

Rose Wonder Watercolour 4.jpg

I separated the “frame” and put all these “inside” tiny pieces aside. I dabbed the frame in Versamark, added Heat & Stick powder and heat embossed it for a second. Enough to melt the powder. When it was nice and sticky I cover it in Gold Glitter and heat set it again. My base is Whisper White. I trimmed the watercolour piece to be slightly smaller than the base. I added Gold Glitter to the bottom of my WW base so this gold will peek a little from underneath the panel. Now I could assemble the card. I added background panel first, then the frame and all the little die-cuts at the end. I have to say it was really time consuming but well worth the effect 🙂

Rose Wonder Watercolour bundle 5

For sentiment I choose “What a  beautiful blessing you are to me” but decided to use only part of the sentiment. I heat embossed it in gold on a strip of Whisper White and finish it with a piece of doily.

I truly hope you enjoyed coming to my blog and see my card. As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go direct to my online shop and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of January TQ2ZTM4S (you can always find it on the top right corner of this blog; Check the details below or please read more...) And don’t forget that this is amazing time to order, because you get to choose free product for every £45 you spend – check the details below.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Below is the list of all the participants but you can also use the buttons to keep hopping. Your next stop is lovely Kathleen Rintoul-Waite  go and see what she has made using the new products.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Anna xx

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Full blog line up:

 Sam Hammond

Mandy Barton

Sandra Ronald

Camille Moriaty

Heidi Smith

Hannah McCurley

Louise Thomas

Karen Taylor

Jerim Dickins

Anna Krol –> you are here

Kathleen Rintoul-Waite

Angelina Clark

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angelina
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 08:04:37

    Great card Anna, I thought you had cut the rose out of glimmer card. The gold really gives it a great effect.



  2. Sandra Ronald
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 08:32:09

    I love your card. Absolutely gorgeous especially the added glitter. X



  3. whiteflagdesigns
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 13:01:33

    Stunning card Ania xx



  4. Karen Taylor
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 15:21:52

    Wow, this is a super card, there’s so much detail. I have added the stamp set to my shopping list.



  5. Jillian
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 21:54:23

    Absolutely beautiful Anna xx



  6. mandy makes and mends
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 22:03:38

    Ania you are such a clever cookie and must have the patience of an angel. What a great effect that you have managed to create. The gold on the flower looks stunning and I was trying to figure out how you managed it this morning when I first glanced at hop. After reading your post all I can say to you is WOW !! x

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