PPA 171 with Secret Garden

Secret Garden


Secret Garden was one of those sets in the Spring catalog that knocked my socks off!  I really love everything in that stamp set and the fact that Stampin’ Up! made it so versatile with the coordinating framelits just made it even easier to love.  Now, the Pals Paper Arts challenge is using three colors that are just meant to be together – Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla.  I stamped the flowers with VersaMark, then embossed with white embossing powder.  The watercolored flowers really turned out pretty!

Tip of the Day: When watercoloring, add color just a little at a time to get the right look.

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Secret Garden, Everything Eleanor, Best of  Birthdays
  • Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Watercolor
  • Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, VersaMark
  • Cool Tools: Big Shot, Secret Garden Framelits, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter
  • Finishing Touch: Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Subtle Candy Dots, White Embossing Powder

So, I hope you liked my card today. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!  If you subscribe to my blog and leave me a comment in the month of September, there may be a wonderful box of blog candy coming your way!  Come back soon!  Until then,

Keep calm and craft on!



  1. Just signed up to follow your blog and excited to do so! I love your creative use of SU products.

  2. Perfect stamp set to use with these colors, Debbie! Love all the details… they add depth but do not overpower your card. Very lovely!

  3. Beautiful card. Love the color combo.

  4. Love the card … new to SU will have to try watercoloring thanks for the tip

  5. Wow…your flowers are gorgeous. I haven’t tried water coloring yet. I love the label piece under the sentiment. It looks so shiny in the pic. The fancy fan folder is so elegant. Great choice for your card. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Bright and beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the Pals Paper Arts this week, Debbie!

  7. Debbie: you stated it perfectly: these three colors are just meant to be together and you demonstrated that beautifully! The watercolor flowers are a great touch. Thanks for joining us at PPA this week.

  8. Beautiful, Debbie! Such great texture! I love the pearls and the candy dots. Thanks for playing along with us this week, Pal!

  9. Those flowers are so gorgeous! Such rich, saturated colors…. Thanks for playing along with us at PPA this week!

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