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Video Series: One Stamp, Four Ways – Card #4

One Stamp Four Ways

CLICK HERE to list all videos in this series.

This card will complete my series with the Penny Black Burst of Blooms stamp. That went by quickly! I’m jumping the gun on October’s Metallics challenge, which doesn’t start until Monday. I used my Finetec Pearl watercolors on black cardstock – they give such an elegant, shimmery look.

One Stamp Four Ways

The photo really doesn’t do the card justice. It’s full of shimmer. Here is a close-up:

One Stamp Four Ways

For more cards with these Finetec watercolors, click here and here.

I hope you enjoyed this series! Honestly, it’s one of the easiest series I have done – I picked a good, versatile stamp. 🙂

Have a great weekend!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Black strip 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches 6.4 x 13.3 cm
Smoky Slate 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches 10.8 x 13.3 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Finetec colors used: Silver Pearl and Blue Pearl

Penny Black Burst of Blooms
Penny Black Burst of Blooms
Big Greetings
Big Greetings
Finetec Pearl Watercolor
Finetec Pearl Watercolor
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 8:25 am


    Darlene, this is definitely my favourite card in the series. It is just so beautiful. And I especially love the colours you chose for the Finetec Pearl Watercolours. I’ve got so many friends with birthdays this month and so I definitely will do this card tomorrow for one of the special ones. Thanks so much for a wonderful series.

    • wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 9:09 am


      Thank you Connie! 🙂

  2. wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 2:03 pm


    Just beautiful! I have those watercolors and have tried them on black card stock without much luck. The colors were too transparent and streaky. Maybe I used to much water? I thought maybe I needed black watercolor paper but I noticed you used card stock. So, I think I’ll try it again.

    • wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 6:18 pm


      Hi Cheryl. It does sound like too much water. You kind of need a lot of water to get the palette going, but let it sit a bit before you start applying to your cardstock. The water will absorb and thicken up the color.

      • wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 7:59 pm


        Thank you Darlene, I’ll try that

  3. wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 5:06 pm


    Love the hints of shimmer in the video, & I’m sure it’s even more impressive in real life! I don’t have those particular paints, but I do have the Gansai Tambi pearlescent paints, so I may have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration, and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  4. wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 5:27 pm


    I’m with you on this one Darlene, This is stunning with the Finetec paints. This is by far my favorite. Another inspirational card that draws me into my craft room . Thanks again for such beautiful work

  5. wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 5:29 pm


    Wow! Darlene, this is my favourite series also (so far!!!). I just love every one of these cards. I don’t have this stamp set but I am sure I have a stamp that I can use amongst my “mountain” of stamp sets. Thank you so much for all the work you put into “LiveLoveCards”.

  6. wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 6:43 pm


    Beautiful colors…I do not have the FineTec pearl watercolors, but I do have Perfect Pearls..so I will try that and see what happens…I love your black cardstock and the pearl mix…gorgeous Darlene!
    Thank you so much for showing us how to do this.

  7. wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 7:39 pm


    You are so talented and I love everything you do. Thank you for sharing.

    • wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 8:01 pm


      I agree!

    • wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 8:59 pm


      Ditto from me too!

      • wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 10:59 pm


        Thank you ladies. I’m so grateful for your kind comments. 🙂

  8. wrote on September 29th, 2017 at 8:56 pm


    So elegant. Love the shimmer.

  9. wrote on September 30th, 2017 at 7:20 am


    Darlene, this is a gorgeous card! Love those watercolors…they will be on my Christmas list for sure,

  10. wrote on September 30th, 2017 at 5:17 pm


    This has been a great series. Thank you.

  11. wrote on October 3rd, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Colorful Card Maker

    I love how you did all 4 cards with one stamp. I have some stamps like that. I’ve used them with glitter, with water colors, with markers, with colored pencils, etc. but they are all the same stamp. It’s so cool when you can use a stamp for more then one thing, that way you really get your monies worth with it. Considering how much stamps cost, I want to make sure I get my monies worth with them. If I only use it once I didn’t get my monies worth. I really like this stamp a lot. Thanks for showing us all 4 versions.

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