11 November 2020

Curvy Christmas and Quite Curvy Bundle - Colour INKspirations Challenge #89

Hello and welcome! 

I was asked to be Guest Designer for the Colour INKspiration Challenge #89.  Our colours are Just Jade, Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade and Gray Granite.  Black, White and Metalics are also allowed as per the rules.
My first thought was Christmas and I decided to grab the Quite Curvy Bundle and the Curvy Christmas Stamp Set.  I only used the 'Merry Christmas' sentiment from this set so you could easily swap this out for something you already have in your stash.  The Quite Curvy Bundle is an early release from the upcoming January - June Mini Catalogue and is available now until the end of June.  Curvy Christmas is available now until the end of December.
Supplies Needed:
  • Quite Curvy Bundle (pre-release from January - June 2021 Mini Catalogue)
  • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set (special release)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (2020-21 AC)
  • Stampin' Blends: Light and Dark Just Jade, Light and Dark Poppy Parade, Light and Dark Gray Granite (2020-21 AC)
  • Cardstock:  Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Shaded Spruce (2020-21 AC)
  • Real Red Braided Linen Trim (August - December 2020 MC)
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals (2020-21 AC)
  • Paper Trimmer (2020-21 AC)
  • Cut & Emboss Machine 2020-21 AC)
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I began by stamping all my images in Black Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock - six of the floral  images and coloured these with Light Gray Granite, Light and Dark Just Jade and Light and Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends.  The bird was coloured in Light and Dark Gray Granite and Light Poppy Parade Stampin Blends. Once finished, I die cut all images and set aside. I stamped my sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock towards the left hand side in Shaded Spruce and trimmed the left end to an angle.

Taking a piece of regular Whisper White cardstock that measures a full 1" less on two sides than my card front, I glued this onto a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock measuring 1/8" more on two sides that the Whisper White cardstock.  This will give a narrow 1/16"  border on all sides. I arranged five of the floral images in a circle to create a wreathe.  If it helps, draw a circle in pencil that can be erased later and use this as a guide.  I wasn't bothered that my die cuts went over the edges.  If you don't like this look, just make your Whisper White and Shaded Spruce cardstock layers bigger.  Once I was happy, I glued only one end then used dimensionals on the other for a bit of extra interest.
The sentiment and Linen Trim were attached using Dimensionals and the bird was placed on the right hand side of the sentiment strip also using Dimensionals. 
The sixth floral image was glued to the inside in the bottom left corner.

Thank you so much taking the time to drop in.  If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
Monica x 
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