Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Birthday Blooms- A Color, Sketch and Inspiration Challenge

Hi Friends!

I hope you are enjoying your week so far!   

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!


Unknown said...

Stunning! Your coloring is amazing and the gorgeous flower really pops layered over the black. Thanks for playing along with us this week at PPA.

Unknown said...

Stunning! Your coloring is amazing and the gorgeous flower really pops layered over the black. Thanks for playing along with us this week at PPA.

Dawn Tidd said...

Julie, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love that beautifully colored flower and it's perfect on the blue and then mint backgrounds. Amazing coloring too! Thanks so much for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week.

Susan Itell said...

Hi Julie - WOW, what a great card! We are practically neighbors.....I love right over the mountain. We should get together one day - you did an over the top job on this card! Many thanks for sharing your talent this week.

Natalie Lapakko said...

Wow. Those colors are gorgeous together! I never thought to combine them, but now I totally want to! This card is simply beautiful in every way.

Nikki Spencer said...

Just stunning! That vibrant bloom is so beautiful Julie and the card design, layers and texture are a lovely combination. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Christine Blain said...

A lovely card, Julie. The words I was going to use were "vibrant bloom", but I see Nikki beat me to it! The flower's gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bright and vibrant colours. Chantell JAI

Patrice said...

You've coloured your bloom so beautifully, Julie. So vibrant! Loving the grunge splatters too....thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

ColourmehappyDi said...

Lovely way to use the colour challenge, Julie. I love the boldness of your flower teamed with the touches of black. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.
Di :)

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