Thursday, February 3, 2022

Hand-Penned Hello - Stampin' Up! Hand-Penned Petals

   I'm playing along with the Perfectly CAS challenge today with this floral water colored card.  The theme is 'flowers' and the cluster of flowers in the Hand-Penned Petals set is a fun one to use for tons of different kinds of cards.  I had a set of colors in mind that I saw in a catalog and while my end result was not quite the subtle and muted tones of my inspiration I like how it turned out.

  I started by stamping the image in Crumb Cake onto the corner of a piece of watercolor paper.   I then used reinkers and an aquapainter to color in the flowers, mixing and matching to get some variation in the colors.

  I then stamped the 'hello' from Biggest Wish in Crumb Cake and added a little pearl and retired sequin.  Remember the challenge is a clean and simple one so I couldn't go all crazy adding lots of embellishments even if I wanted to just a bit. 

  To give some more interest to the card front while still keeping CAS, I didn't center the layers but mounted them so they are all even up in the top corner with just a bit of color peeking out beneath to the side and bottom.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Hand-Penned Petals, Biggest Wish

Ink: Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Bumblebee, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Seafoam, Blushing Bride, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral

Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, watercolor paper

Accessories: adhesive pearl, sequin (retired)


  1. BEAUTIFUL creation and your coloring is fabulous! Lovely design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Perfectly CAS challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


  2. Really pretty - beautiful flowers.

    Thanks for joining us at Perfectly CAS,

    Helen x


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