Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Birthday Blooms- A Color, Sketch and Inspiration Challenge
I needed to create a few more birthday cards for September and decided to incorporate the Pals Paper Arts PPA318 Sketch Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers’ CC601 Color Challenge and the Just Add Ink JAI329 Inspiration Challenge into the design (love all of the pinks and greens in this photo).
Woohoo!! I was even able to use up a small piece of retired Designer Series Paper from the Print Poetry DSP Stack (even though the main background is Midnight Muse, the lettering appeared to be close to the Dapper Denim :-)). Love using up part of my "stash"- lol!!
If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites, I hope you will find time to do so- such inspiration from all!
To create this card:
Ink the sentiment from Rose Wonder with the Basic Black Stampin’ Archival™ Ink Pad and stamp onto the lower portion of a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
Add a bit of texture with the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using ink from the Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write Marker.
Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock, trim again and mount onto the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.
Use the Basic Black Stampin’ Archival™ Ink Pad to stamp the floral image from Birthday Blooms onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and heat set with the Heat Tool .
Color the flower using an AquaPainter™ along with ink from the Stampin’ Write Markers (FYI- I "scribble" the ink from the marker onto an acrylic block or a silicone craft mat and lift with the water brush). I used Melon Mambo for the flower petals and Mint Macaron for the leaves (adding darker shadows with the marker directly to the image and blending with the AquaPainter™).
Fussy cut the flower and add the white highlights with the White Gel Pen.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock and mount onto a piece of Dapper Denim.
Cut a 2 1/4" square piece of the retired Print Poetry Designer Series Paper (DSP) and mount onto a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock.
Create the Melon Mambo banner with the Banner Triple Punch, lightly stamp the grid image from Timeless Textures using Melon Mambo ink (from the marker), layer the embossed Mint Macaron layer directly to the card front and adhere the Melon Mambo banner over the edge of the Mint Macaron layer.
Adhere the fussy cut flower to the Print Poetry square layer and mount onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
Finish off the card with a few Pearls in the corner and adding Clear Wink of Stella® to the blossoms.
Stamp Sets: Birthday Blooms, Gorgeous Grunge, Rose Wonder, Timeless Textures
Ink/Mediums: Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad™, Stampin’ Write Markers- Dapper Denim, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron; White Gel Pen, Clear Wink of Stella®
Paper: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron; retired Print Poetry DSP
Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, AquaPainter™, Heat Tool, Pearls
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and have a great week!