Falling florals

from above Heather Telford

Today’s card features one of the new colouring book style images from Penny Black. I chose to let brusho powders do the colouring for me. I embossed the stamped image off the top of the watercolour paper using versamark and clear embossing powder. I taped down the top and sides of the panel to prevent warping when I added water to it. With brusho you can add water first or powder first. For this panel I started by sprinkling powder over the embossed panel; I was selective in where I sprinkled it so I would get purple flowers and green leaves but I knew there would be soft blending between the colours anyway. I spritzed from above and from the side to spread the colour down beyond the stamping.

from above Heather Telford

I did do a little touching up with a paintbrush where the colour hadn’t completely filled a section but I really didn’t need to alter much.

from above close up Heather Telford

Once the panel was dry I trimmed it and added a sentiment then attached it to a cardbase. I also added a print of the stamp inside the card in violet ink and on an envelope as well.

The new release from Penny Black is appropriately called Bliss and is now available in the online shop and browsable in the online catalogue. There are so many gorgeous new stamps and dies in this release; drop in again tomorrow when I share some more.


Stamps: Gladsome, All great things (PB)
Ink: versamark, versafine imperial purple (Tsukineko)
Paint: purple, ultramarine, emerald green, violet brusho (Colourcraft)
Paper: fabriano hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: WOW clear embossing powder

22 Comments on “Falling florals”

  1. Shauna Todd says:

    I can’t keep up with all the gorgeous cards you have been doing lately! They are all so beautiful, including your latest!

  2. Hope Goodrich says:

    Just gorgeous! Love Penny Black stamps. Florals are my favorite and they’re all so realistic. Great techniques, thank you!!

  3. Carolyn L says:

    This card is simply breathtaking. The latest crop of Penny Black stamps is fabulous and your design/execution is, as always, perfection.
    Would be so grateful to watch a Brusho video illustrating your technique with that medium. I just can’t seem to make it behave!

  4. Clelie says:

    Absolutely stunning, Heather! I can’t wait to see what you do with the new releases from PB!

  5. Awesome! Thank you – I must try this technique it looks soooooo cool! xxx

  6. Pat says:

    These white embossed flowers look beautiful with these wonderfully bright Brusho colours Heather, and the sentiment goes perfectly. x

  7. Lindsey says:

    The brushos blended beautifully here! Love the way the colour comes down below the embossed image.

  8. lollthompson says:

    So beautiful, Heather. The brushos are so magical and I love how they glow across your flowers and down the page. It’s tricky when using green and purple, but you’ve managed to keep those colours separate and oh-so gorgeous! xx

  9. Susie Williams says:

    Your cards take my breath away Heather. This is so incredibly beautiful.

  10. Bonnie says:

    As always, your work with Brushos is amazing, Heather! What wonderful movement and colors! Love that stamp too!

  11. Linda says:

    I love Brusho’s and this card is amazing, I must try it. Thank you for the inspiration.

  12. maureenchandler says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous – thank you so much!!!

  13. AJ says:

    Stunning as per usual. You always have inspiring cards to show us. Thanks.

  14. Shaz in Oz.x says:

    Stunning … I pinned this what wonderful colours.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x


  15. jmhave44 says:

    Gorgeous example of exquisite brusho coloring. Love the white embossing shining through these rich colors. Just beautiful! TFS & Hugs

  16. […] nib pen and the same violet paint used on the petals. This is my second card with the ‘gladsome’ stamp; I like to get a range of different looks from one stamp. I think this one will be appearing […]

  17. […] Other cards featuring emboss resist with paint powders happy cacti, embossed grevillea, roses in bloom, black brusho grid, shimmery summer glow, roses all over, flower garden, happy canada day, felicity, falling florals […]

  18. tish rowe says:

    Whenever I feel lost and have no clue what I want to work on, I turn to your site and immediately, I look forward to stamping again. I admire your work and your instructions. You have been so faithful to publish how you color and create the card.
    Thank you ever so much. You have also encouraged me to make sure I have that Penny Black stamp.

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