The Petal Passion Suite of products in the Occasions Catalog is an interesting group of products. The Petal Passion Designer Paper is pretty in its own right in black and white, but you can also do coloring with various mediums of the images or backgrounds. There is also the matching stamp set, Petal Palette, with its artistic images that are ready for watercoloring if you like!
We are under a Winter Storm Warning here in Houston, Texas, which is highly unusual for our area (even if we did have some snow a month ago! Check out this blog post for my snow day photos at my house!), so these Petal Passions flowers really brighten things up! The local news is on non-stop right now talking about road conditions and weather reports. People even went crazy at the grocery stores yesterday like they do in northern climates or here during hurricane season, buying all the bread and milk and standing in long lines! It might be bad here today and maybe tomorrow but by Saturday we will be back up to 70 degrees! All the schools and universities are closed, my husband even stayed home from work because once this moisture freezes later conditions will get worse. Right now it’s just raining at our house, but I went out to get the newspaper and the plastic wrap had ice on it and the mailbox is covered in ice. I have to say, I love a good SNOW DAY when we are home and don’t have to go anywhere! It’s a great day to stamp, although there will probably be plenty of distractions with the weather and a husband home!
My card base is the In Color Powder Pink. The layer is the Petal Passion Paper, which looks like I could have stamped it. Then I die cut a piece of Whisper White with the largest framelit in the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies. I stamped the group of flowers and leaves in the Petal Palette Stamp Set in Memento Ink so I could color in with my Stampin’ Blends markers. I could have used my regular Stampin’ Write Markers or my Watercolor Pencils or Aqua Painter and reinkers, etc. So many good choices for coloring!
After coloring in the flowers and leaves with various Stampin’ Blends markers, I colored in the background a little with the Light Pool Party color. When you use these markers, just play! You don’t have to stick with the pairs of colors, maybe use a pink and a light coral or a blue and a green and blend. There are no rules!
For embellishments, I used a die cut from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. Such a pretty little piece, maybe like a trellis, to use in so many ways. The greeting comes from the stamp set, and I just hand cut the pointy ends. For fun I tried out the Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins! How fun are these in bright, cute colors! And to make it easy, they already have adhesive on the back, like our Rhinestones or Pearls, so you just have to stick them down! No fooling with a dot of glue and getting the sequin in the right spot! And for a final touch I tied a bow with the Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmery Ribbon.
If my card looks a little bit familiar, it’s because I did “copy” a sample in the Occasions Catalog on page 22. I changed several things, but got the inspiration from the beautiful sample in the catalog. These are designed by the Stampin’ Up! artists, so you can copy and feel like a real artist yourself! If you aren’t sure what to stamp, start with a sample in one of the catalogs and that will get your creative juices flowing.
There are even more coordinating products in this Petal Passion Suite! Check it all out in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store in the Occasions Catalog!