Sunday, April 21, 2019

#CI53 & #C4C480 Challenges

 I am back from a short hiatus where I was able to travel to Charlotte, NC for the April 2019 Stampin' Up! OnStage event. About 1200 demonstrators attended and I was able to meet my team leader and fellow demonstrators from across the US. It was a fun and informative event and there are some great changes in the works!

Today my card is a submittal for 2 challenges: Colour INKspiration #53, a color challenge and Crazy4Challenges #480, a sketch challenge:

I started with a piece of Stampin' Up! Watercolor Paper and the 4 reinkers from the challenge: Top to bottom: Petal Pink, Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Night of Navy. The paper can be cut in half and gives you plenty of room to tape it to a hard board with yellow painters tape. This cuts down on the warping. Using a wet-on-wet technique, I applied the colors in a striped pattern with a flat watercolor brush. I wanted some blending, but not too much. I let it dry overnight and it was ready to go the next morning!
The focal image uses the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The image and the  sentiments are from the Beautiful You stamp set and stamped with Night of Navy. The flowers were stamped with Petal Pink from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and the centers were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Emboss Powder. They were all cut with the matching Bouquet Bunch Framelit.
The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White card stock, again with Night of Navy ink, and a thin strip of Gold Foil Sheet was cut and adhered with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The flag end was cut with the Banner Triple Punch. Everything was adhered with either Tombow or Dimensionals. Lastly, a few Night of Navy Enamel Dots from the Happiness Blooms set finishes off the outside.

The inside was stamped with a simple sentiment from the Beautiful You set and a few flowers were added to the corner leaving plenty of room to write a personal message.
I hope you enjoyed this card and are inspired to try simple water coloring! To purchase any of the products used to make this card please click on the links below and thanks for sticking to the end. Also, if you would like to receive the new catalog coming out June 2019 leave me a comment. I'd be happy to send you one. It's awesome!
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Thursday, April 11, 2019

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch 432 & tgifc#206

Classic card today for these 2 challenges: My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge#432:
and TGIF Challenges #206 Color Challenge:
If you read my blog post from yesterday, I posted my first card I made with the #tgifc206 colors ink blended: Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay & Granny Apple Green.
I made one more ink blended background, using Stampin' Sponges and the 3 colors. Using the largest Delicate Lace Edgelit die, I ran the colored panel through the Big Shot. Cut beautifully. 

The sentiment was stamped and embossed before I adhered the edgelit piece.  For me, the steps to stamp white on black are:
1) Give the black card stock a good cover of powder with the Embossing Buddy;
2) Using the Stamparatus, align the sentiment and stamp repeatedly with Whisper White Craft Ink; 
3) Immediately, sprinkle with White Stampin' Emboss Powder;
4) Brush away any stray bits of embossing powder;
5) Heat set with a heat tool which has been warmed up for 30 seconds.
I adhered the ink blended Delicate Lace Edgelit piece with Tombow Liquid Adhesive to an additional piece of Basic Black card stock to give it more thickness. This was then popped up to the A2 Basic Black card with Stampin' Dimensionals. A few small hearts were punched out using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch from a bit of scrap from the ink blended piece.
These colors were so much fun to work with and blended perfectly no matter which ones I used next to each other.
What do you think? Want to give it a try? Below are the links to my online store and thanks for sticking to the end!
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