Another flower garden

The ‘flower garden’ stamp from Darkroom Door performed so well with the random application of colorburst paint I tried it with a more controlled colouring method. I embossed this panel in gold then used Koi colouring brush pens. I decided to colour only the leaves and flowers and leave the  tiny circle pattern filler uncoloured. Adding colour to gold embossing like this reminds me very much of Cloisonné which I saw on little trinkets as well as substantial, beautiful vases in China. I used two greens, a pink and a red to colour the design and kept blending with water to create soft gradation of colour.

I matted the panel in pink and embossed a sentiment from the Darkroom Door ‘happy birthday’ set which includes sixteen ‘happy birthdays’ in different fonts and sizes! You might have noticed with both the flower garden cards I managed to add a stamped envelope too. I’m trying to get into the habit of creating a matching envelope while I have all the supplies out rather than thinking about it later but being too lazy to do it…


stamps: flower garden, happy birthday

Ink: versamark

Paper: hot pressed watercolour, neenah natural white, pink cardstock

Markers: Koi coloring brush pens yellowgreen, green, red, pink

Also: WOW metallic rich gold embossing powder

10 Comments on “Another flower garden”

  1. Marianne Boulejiouch says:

    Beautiful and stunning card. I love your work.

  2. creatingincolors says:

    How beautiful! That is a very lovely stamp. The colors you chose, and your choice to leave the tiny circles background uncolored are perfect!

  3. memalagene says:

    Beautiful, I love the Coisonne look!

  4. Mary Geltz says:

    I absolutely LOVE the cards you have made with this stamp!!!

  5. Carolyn L says:

    Simply exquisite… always!

  6. Pat says:

    This is so bright and pretty and Springlike Heather and the pinks and greens go together beautifully. It is so full of interest just the added sentiment is all it needs, and the complementary pink mat is perfect. x

  7. Karen Jackson says:


  8. Juanita Sellers says:

    Is ordering Darkroom Door items done only through their Australian site? I would like to order the Flower Garden stamp. Thank you. Juanita Sellers Festus, Mo


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