Enhancing Stamped Images on Coloured Paper

Hello lovelies,

I love taking my time to colour in stamped images; carefully adding layer upon layer of colour to create depth. Oooof! It feels so good once it’s done!

BUT, let’s be real, sometimes I just cannot be bothered and in those times I want a hack to get me that look with a fraction of the effort.


I started by stamping my chosen image straight onto some coloured cardstock, with Versamark ink so that I could heat emboss it with Super Fine White powder by WOW!

I used pencil crayons to add some depth of shadows into the nooks & crannies of where the petals meet. I added some white over each leaf, then I added green over the top.


I added a very light white highlight to the outer ends of the petals, and between this highlight & the shading it completely changes the look of the flowers.

In this photo I have finished one of the flowers and I think you can really tell the difference!


Once I had done all of the flowers, I added some white gouache splatters and some dew drop embellishments.

I added some more green in the glitter die cut scripty happy by Lawn Fawn and I offset that with a blocky style ‘birthday’ on a small piece of vellum.

That’s it for this card; I just added it onto a 7×5 white card blank.


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  • Hobbycraft Purple cardstock
  • Hobbycraft Glitter cardstock – Green
  • Unbranded Vellum
  • Versamark ink
  • WOW! Superfine embossing powder – White
  • Staz-on ink – Black
  • Daler Rowney Gouache – White
  • Black Widow colouring pencils – Purple, White
  • Faber Castell Polychromos colouring pencils – Green
  • Gina K designs x Hero Arts – Friendship Blooms stamp set
  • Lawn Fawn – Year 3 stamp set
  • Lawn Fawn – Scripty happy die
  • AlinaCraft – Clear Dew Drops
  • Gina K – Connect Glue
  • Unbranded double sided tape

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