Floral Hugs
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Floral Hugs

The idea of colouring on coloured cardstock never occurred to me until I saw the some of the fabulous work of Yana Smakula. Her floral cards are absolutely stunning! So one day I fired up a movie on Netflix and decided to sit down and spend some quality time colouring.

I stamped the Pretty Peonies Background stamp from Simon Says Stamp on some gray cardstock using Versamark embossing ink. I left the stamp in my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform so I would be able to stamp it again in exactly the same spot to emboss, but this gave me the lines I would need to colour by. I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers in shades of blue and green and tried to follow along as best I could.

Once I completely coloured in the design, I stamped it again in Versamark Ink and this time I heat embossed the design in white detail embossing powder.

This was really just an experiment at this point – I wanted to see what colouring on the coloured cardstock would look like with my Spectrum Noir Markers. But in the end, I was pleased enough with the result to convert it into a card front.

Needless to say, the background was busy enough to cover a card front all on it’s own – so there was very little else to add. I cut a sentiment and shadow from my Silhouette Cameo and then added a simple sentiment strip. Finally I added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops in white. In retrospect, the Nuvo Drops were probably not necessary, considering how much is going on in the background, but I thought they were a nice add.


Cardstock – Bazzill
Stamps – Simon Says Stamp Pretty Peonies Background and Tiny Words
Ink – Versamark Embossing Ink and Stampin’ Up Night of Navy
Embossing Powder – Hero Arts White Detail
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Silhouette Cameo
Nuvo Crystal Drops White

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  • Reply Yana Smakula June 19, 2020 at 5:29 am

    Such a stunning card, Susan! I love the way it turned out!

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