I love the new 2016-2018 In Colors from Stampin' Up! and they have fantastic names - Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum : ) As soon as the stamp pads arrived I knew I wanted to watercolour to see the variety of shades I could achieve so I grabbed my Aqua Painter.
In my parcel was also the Blended Bloom stamp, this is a beautiful image perfect to watercolour (the stamp is retiring on 31st May 2016 - link at the bottom of this post)
I stamped the image several times onto watercolour paper using Versamark and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.
Sweet Sugarplum was the first colour I tried and I really liked all the different shades I could get.
I tried Dapper Denim next and I really love the look of the finished flower. The Dapper Denim stamp pad looks really dark when you open it but when you watercolour you can get a beautiful baby blue. This is my new favourite 'blue' from Stampin' Up!
Now I'm so glad I did because you get some really lovely shades, don't let the harshness of the pink put you off. I would always use Pink Pirouette but Flirty Flamingo is my new go to 'pink'. You can achieve so many beautiful shades of pink and I'm not a 'pink person'.
These are my finished cards using Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo, I hope you like them as much as I do.