Petal Palette meets Mini Pizza Box

While attending OnStage, I participated in a swap so I opted to use the mini pizza box and embellish it to create a WOW 3-d project. One of my favorite stamps in the Occasions Catalog is the Petal Passion Suite and it has become one of my “go to” bundles so naturally I reached for it to use for creating a topper for the box.  Using a strip of the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (1 3/4″ in width), a belly band was made to wrap around the mini-pizza box.  Then using the large circle framelit from the Stitched Shaped Framelits and Whisper White cardstock, a base to was cut to use for adhering a layer of leaves, a loop of mini sequin trim and the large floral spray from the Petal Palette stamp set, The leaves were cut from Tranquil Tide card stock using a leaf framelit from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits set.  The floral spray was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink then sponge daubers were used to apply Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide inks.  The sentiment is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and was stamped onto a strip of Berry Burst cardstock using the tuxedo black ink and cut using the Petals and More Thinlits Dies, which were also used for cutting the stamped floral spray.  Dimensionals and glue dots were used to hold the layers in place. The finishing touch was to add a double looped bow using solid Whisper White Baker’s Twine and adding a few “dew drops” from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.  Recipients could easily slide the belly band from the mini pizza box to see what goodies were inside for them to enjoy!

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette meets Mini Pizza Box

With the release of the retiring list, I was relieved to see that the Petal Palette bundle will not be retiring…Hooray!!! 

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Petal Palette meets Brusho Crystal Color

As promised in my last post, I am sharing the card designed using the Brusho Crystal Color applied to the stamped image from the Petal Palette stamp set.  The color was applied using an aqua painter. Brilliant Red was used to color the flower and the leaves were first colored with Moss Green but I desired a brighter green color so mixed some of the Prussian Blue and Yellow Brusho to achieve a bluish green and applied it over the Moss Green layer.  Which leaf color do you prefer?

 
 Moss Green Brusho or Blended Prussian Blue & Yellow Brusho over the Moss Green
 

 

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette & All Things Thank Stamp Sets, Brusho Crystal Color and Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Using Brusho Crystal Color, Petal Palette & All Things Thanks Stamp Sets from Stampin’ Up!


Card Details
Basic Black Cardstock (8-1/2″  x 5-1/2″; scored at 4-1/4″ to form base), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ for layering circle
Petal Passion DSP: 5-1/4″ x 4″ 
Watercolor Paper: 2-1/4″ x 5″ 
Whisper White Cardstock:3″ x 3″ for sentiment circle layer, interior: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Stamp image onto watercolor paper using Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink.  Color image using aqua painter and Brusho Crystal Color.  Use the Petals & More Thinlits Dies to cut image.
  • Stamp sentiment using Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink, cut using Layering Circles Framelits.  Use the scalloped Layering Circles Framelits to cut Basic Black cardstock.  Using Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive, layer the sentiment atop the scallop circle.
  • Assemble the card – adhere DSP, attach the flower image using Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhere the sentiment using Fast Fuse or SNAIL adhesive.  
  • Complete card by adding Basic Rhinestones to sentiment layer.  
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Aqua Painting: Comparing Brusho, Classic Stampin’ Ink & Watercolor Pencil

When preparing for this month’s card class, I knew that at least one of the cards would involve using the Brusho Crystal Colors available in the recently released Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  It was while using the aqua painter and playing with the Brusho that I decided to compare the results when coloring with Brusho vs Stampin’ Ink vs a watercolor pencil. For the comparison, the flower bouquet from the Petal Palette Stamp Set was stamped onto watercolor paper using Archival Black Ink.  The Brusho and Classic Stampin’ ink were applied using an aqua painter and for the watercolor pencil, the image was colored  then blended with the aqua painter.  Below are the results:
 
 
Two layers of Color Medium Added
 
Third Layer of Color Medium Added
 
As you can tell in the photos, the Brusho Color Crystals provide the most color depth and intensity.  The third layer of color improved the color intensity on all samples.  Regardless of which coloring medium you select, all provide beautiful results.  
 
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