Roses all over

I pulled out my bister powders the other day; they were kind of pushed to the back of the watercolour shelf. They turned out to be a perfect match for this ‘roses all over’ stamp from My Favorite Things. Bister (and brusho and colorburst) does wonderful things when sprinkled over embossing because the powder gets trapped inside the ‘walls’ of embossing and keeps colours and shades separate. If you are not familiar with bister, you can read about it here. The colours are earthier than brusho and colorburst which is nice for a change.

Believe it or not this panel is painted with just red bister; all that lovely variety is from one colour. I embossed the watercolour panel with platinum embossing powder then sprinkled the red bister over it and spritzed with water. I watched to see if sections were filling with colour before spritzing or sprinkling a second time. Once there was enough powder I used a paint brush in  just a few places to blend or spread the colour. I did not have to do much with the brush because MAGIC.

I found a cardstock that co-ordinated to mat the panel and create a banner for the sentiment. The banner die is from the PB ‘shades’ set and the sentiment embossed in platinum is from the PB ‘banner sentiments’ set.

Thanks for dropping by.


Stamps: roses all over (MFT), banner sentiments(PB)

Die: shades (PB)

Ink: versamark

Paint: bister powder red
Cardstock: hot pressed watercolour, neenah natural white, red cardstock

Also: platinum embossing powder


15 Comments on “Roses all over”

  1. Clelie says:

    Elegant and Gorgeous! I, too, love the earthy bister hues…I can’t believe ALL the shades you got from ONE red! Well, this stamp is going on my wish list and I can’t wait to play with all this inspiration! ♥♥♥

  2. Shauna Todd says:

    This card is soooo pretty! I love it!

  3. Gosh that is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Liz Jones in New Hampshire says:

    Has a great abstract vibe, and the platinum is perfect with the red bister. So dimensional, too, with all those yummy shades. Can only imagine how beautiful this is in person. Thank you, Heather!

  5. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous, I’ve used Color Burst and Brusho, but have never seen Blister before, this is awesome!

  6. Pat says:

    The red bister powder works beautifully over the platinum embossing with the sentiment banner over the top Heather. Wonderful work. x

  7. Karen Jackson says:

    I can’t believe how luscious the colour is from just red. It is wonderful. The other pigment powders would have split into other colours. It is a gorgeous card Heather.

  8. Cathie says:

    Amazing! Love it!

  9. Chrystal Lewis says:

    Where did you get this stamp? I could not see the brand name.


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