One stamp 3 ways – Hero Arts Fuschia

I can’t help it, now that I’m no longer afraid to use my colour pencils or watercolour, I just can’t stop colouring my flower stamps that were beckoning at me for so long to play with them. So this is not going to be the last of what I will now call, my “2017 Flower cards”! In this post I’m going to show off share different techniques to colour these beautiful Fuschias from Hero Arts layering stamp set, with the sentiments from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages set (I just LOVE this stamp set), so this is going to be a VERY photo heavy post!

freesia primacolor

For this card, I used Prisamacolor pencils to colour the flowers. I started out by first stamping the stem in Momento “New Sprout” and the flowers in “Angel Pink”. I find using these tear drop inks for no line colouring is great as they leave only a very soft colour, which provides just a hint of an outline and background to your stamped image that can be easily coloured over.

freesia cu

I then started colouring with soft strokes to build the layers of colours. I tried to add the shading in the right place to give some perspective but I must say I had a hard time figuring out how the petals could defy gravity and stay upwards…! To blend in the colours I used a colourless pencil over all the flowers.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black ink and I threw in a few sequins. The panel was cut with My Favourite Things scallop rectangle die and I added foam tape to prop it up on the Hero Arts card base.

So just a simple card that will be playing at:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Happy Birthday

HLS CAS Challenge – My 2nd entry for their Blend theme

Inkspirational Challenge – Spring

Seize the Birthday – I chose not to go with the optional topping of Vellum

For the 2nd card, I used my Misti to stamp the stem with Versafine Onxy black, and then the flowers, first with Momento Lulu Lavendar and then Versafine Imperial purple on the top.  This layering set has so many options and I tried to show them by stamping each flower differently and also not really stamping some parts fully to add a little interest. I also added a little sparkle to the stamens using my Sakura gelly roll pen.

fuschia b&p

The sentiment was stamped twice, first with Versafine onxy black, then with Momento Lulu Lavendar to add some shadow. I added a few sequins as I felt the top part of the card was a little empty.

fuschia b&p cu.jpg

I’m entering this card in:

Less Is More one layer card challenge – Curve

Just Us Girls trend challenge – Multi step stamping

4 Crafty chicks – Flowers

For the third and last card, I used my Tombows dual markers to colour the stamps with the brush side, spritz water on it and then stamped on to the card. To get the different shades on the stem, I coloured the stamp with 2 shades of green.

fuschia tombow doodle

I added some doodling on the flowers but i think I went overboard with it! Lol! I’m quite uncomfortable with the look but my hubby loves it, so here it is. I adhered the panel onto a black card stock with foam tape, before adding that to the card case.

fuschia tombow doodle cu

So 3 different techniques with just one stamp set! I could have continued but then the post would have been far too long!

Thanks for stopping by and let me know which one you prefer!


This last card is going to:

A Blog name Hero – Anything goes challenge

a2z scrapbooking Challenge – Getting to know you

Work It Wednesday – Spring has sprung

CAS Watercolour challenge – Green and Pink