Hi there and Happy New Year
The weather here in Auckland hasn’t exactly been ‘summer’ weather – especially yesterday – but it was a good crafting day. I have a number of birthday cards to make this month so a colour challenge was just what I needed to make a dent.
There’s a new challenge site on Facebook called Colour INKspiration. The challenges don’t officially start till next week but they’re having a ‘pre-challenge’ so I thought I’d join in. The colour combo is Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron.
I decided I’d use a set that hadn’t been off the shelf for awhile – Balloon Celebration. Once I’d stamped the front I couldn’t decide which colour card base to use so re-stamped the front and created two cards!
The background is created by applying ink (Mint Macaron) directly to a clear block – in this case an ‘E’ block then ‘stamping’ the block onto your card front. It gives a nice texture and pattern. The balloons are stamped in Pool Party then Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight then Crushed Curry. I added a touch of Clear Wink of Stella to the balloons. A couple of the smaller balloons are adhered with dimensionals otherwise they’re adhered directly to the card base.
Now I didn’t stop there – I was on a roll with this colour combo 🙂
Next up I tried the colours with the Baby Wipe Technique.
First off the block was Watercolour Wings. I think this technique has worked really well with this image. I stamped the butterfly directly onto the card base then adhered the Basic Black Butterflies Thinlit over the stamped image using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. The ‘splashes’ are from Timeless Textures and inked in Mint Macaron. Have you noticed the new ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment? It’s from the new set Window Shopping which is available as of today from the new Occasions Catalogue – check out my ‘Catalogues’ page to see the pdf versions of the Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration brochure.
Next up was Flower Shop. It’s amazing how many images you can stamp from your Baby Wipe before the colours blend together too much.
For this set I decided to go with a portrait and a landscape option which allowed a bit more creativity. The final touch – some bling – and we’re all done. I’ve used the same sentiment – top one stamped in Bermuda Bay and bottom one in Mint Macaron.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my creations. Don’t forget to check out the new catalogue. I’ll be back tomorrow with some samples from the Occasions Catalogue and to give you an update on Sale-A-Bration – the best time of the Stampin’ Up! calendar.