Color Challenge – Global Stamping Friends


Welcome to Global Stamping Friends September Blog Hop!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by a color challenge, we get given some colors and we get to create projects with just those colors.  What fun! we are excited to share our creations with you today.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My project today showcases the new Glossy White Cardstock. Oh my goodness you guys, some of my pictures are sideways.  Please forgive me as I try to fix this issue. My apologies.



Aren’t those colors amazing together?

To get the multi-color effect, I first inked up the rose stamp with Pool Party.Then, with sponge daubers, I added colors in random areas in this order: Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Night of Navy (light to dark). Then, I gently spritzed the stamp with water before stamping on Glossy White cardstock, which gives it a really cool watercoloring effect.  With my Aqua Painter I puddled a pool of color in the lid with the Pool Party and tapped on my hand so the ink would splatter all over the card.




Cutting and Scoring

  • One card is with Pool Party and that is cut at 5 ½ by 8 ½ scored at 4 ¼
  • The Glossy White cardstock is cut at 4 by 5¼
  • The other card base is Night Of Navy cut at 4 ¼ by 11 scored at 5 ½
  • Then layered with basic black and that is cut at
  • Glossy White cardstock is 4 by 5 ¼ same for the inside


  • First inked up the rose stamp with Pool Party.
  • Then, with sponge daubers, I added colors in random areas
  • Then, I gently spritzed the stamp with water
  • Stamped on Glossy White cardstock, which gives it a really cool watercoloring effect.
  • Used my Aqua Painter filled with rubbing alcohol and pressed into the lid so ink would fill the tray, let the rubbing alcohol Aqua Painter pick up the ink then I flicked the ink onto the cardstock
  • Place gold enamel shapes all over at random
  • On the Pool Party one I used the linen thread around the cardstock
  • Placed a vinyl sticker on top of the rose



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You will find a list of the participants below.

Courtenay Heuston
Stephanie Nash
Anita Wifladt 
Tricia Butts
Sharleen Luciano – You are here!
Kimberley Anne Morris
June Olsen
Jan Musselman
Anastasia Radloff
Rachel Macleod
Ellen Woodbridge
Karie Beglau
Lisa Ann Bernard
Marieke Bart
Christina Walker
Angélique Stempelkeuken
Sarah Mcdermott
Amanda Bates
Jenn Curtis Charles

Product List – Click on image to order 



Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend.

Take Care


  1. Rachel Macleod says:

    What a cool effect, Sharleen! I haven’t tried the glossy cardstock yet but must add it to my to do list. Your gold overlay adds a touch of luxury to an already amazing card. Thanks for sharing.

    • says:

      Thank you so much Rachel, you are so sweet. This cardstock is amazing, you have to try it.

  2. Jan Musselman says:

    Wow, I have not purchased the Glossy Cardstock yet, but, this is amazing. So elegant too. TSF.

  3. Awssome effect

  4. Great cards Sharleen. I love this technique for glossy paper. Can’t wait to try it.

  5. Really lovely Sharleen…

  6. Love the watercolor effect!! Thank you for sharing how you did that! I’m going to give it a whirl!

  7. Very cool card! I absolutely love the watercolour effect.