09 February 2022

Colour INKspiration #115 feat Artistic Dies



Hello crafty friends!  And thanks for popping in!

Welcome back for Colour INKspirations Challenge #115.  The photo for this challenge was chosen by me and the Guest Designer for this Challenge is the fabulous Alisa Tilsner. We have an autumnal colour palette for this challenge and my project reflects this.  I also took inspiration from the artistic lines within the photo and incorporated this into my background.

Picture credit - https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/232146555772451874/

My card features the large detailed leaf die from Artistic Dies and the Stitchery Stamp Set.  These products can be found in the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue.  The watercoloured background was created using Stampin' Write Markers and a spritzer.  It was a whole lot of fun and a little messy - you should have seen my fingers! - but I absolutely love the end result.

Supplies Needed: 

  • Dies: Artistic Dies
  • Stamp Set:  Stitchery
  • Cardstock:  Cajun Craze (card base and die cuts), Gray Granite, Bumblebee (accent pieces), Fluid 100 Watercolour paper
  • Stampin' Write Markers:  Cajun Craze, Gray Granite, Bumblebee, So Saffron.  Please Note:  In my links below, I have listed the 40 colour Case (No In-Colours) but Markers can also be purchased as separate Colour Family Assortments including the current In-Colours.
  • Ink: Cajun Craze
  • Gilded Leafing
  • Embellishments: Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots
  • Tools:  Clear Block 'F' and 'I', Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Spritzer
  •  Adhesives: Adhesive Sheets, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

How to Make:

For this you will need;
A cardbase in Cajun Craze plus extra for three detailed leaf die cuts.
A piece iof Basic White for your 'inner'.
A small piece (aka scrap) meauring at least 2" x 1" each of Bumblebee and Gray Granite.
A half sheet of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper.
Using the Stampin' Write Markers in the Challenge colours, and create streaks of colour on the 'F' Block, spritz with water and place the half-sheet of water colour paper over the top. Remove and allow to dry.
Repeat this process if desired for more intense colour.
When completely dry, stamp the double-line image over the top in Crajun Craze ink.

Take a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock, slightly larger than the die and cover one side with a piece of Adhesive Sheet.

Remove the backing and apply Gold Leaf.
Die cut with the detailed leaf die.
Initially I used Heat & Stock Powder to apply the Gold Leaf but ripped the die cut when I was removing it from the die due to it's thin sections.  
Using Adshesive Sheets then die cutting also gives the Gold Leaf a neater edge.
Die cut two more detailed leaf pieces in Cajun Craze.

Stick these on top of each other to provide extra stability and dimension.
I used Tombow Liquid Glue but using the Adhesive Sheets again would definitely be less messy.

Glue this down to the watercoloured background.
Add the pieces of Gray Granite and Bumblebee cardstock top and bottom and add Dimensionals on the back.

Attach this to the card front.
If there is enough gold-leafed cardstock left, make a partial die cut and use this on the card 'inner' and then stick this to the inside of the card.


Add some of the gold Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.


Feel INKspired to join the challenge? I would love for you to join in our colour challenges. It's a great way to take yourself out of your comfort zone and use different colours! 

Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Just a reminder to use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.
Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
Take care, stay safe and have a great day!   
Monica xx
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1 comment:

  1. Amazing Monica ... love seeing you walk us through the creative process, the addition of the stitched lines in the background is perfect over the lovely smooshy background. xxx


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