I am very excited to be able to share with you that I am now a Design Team member for Crafty Addicts challenges, and it comes at a time when I have sooooo much going on in my life, that I haven’t really had a chance to take it in. I am very excited to be part of this Design Team though, and look forward to all the crafty fun that goes hand in hand with being on a Design Team. My card today is one that uses a technique that I shared a few posts ago, using embossing folders and sponging to create this amazing feast of colour.
For my card, I have chosen a retired but very gorgeous embossing folder called Parisian Flourish, and have sponged a whole heap of different pinks and purples onto the background before running it through the embossing folder. The darker colour has then been swiped over the top with a Blackberry Bliss ink pad. I left the rest of the card simple, wanting to let the embossed panel and all of those gorgeous pinks and purples be the focus.
I do hope you will come and join us and share your crafting, we love to see what you have been creating.
The flowers have been fussy cut from the Designer Series Paper and then coloured. There are so many different ways to colour images but I thought I would try something a little different with these flowers because I wanted them to pop out from the card, so I wanted some nice colour intensity, but because it’s DSP, I didn’t want to be doing too much blending or brushing. So I have used the Wink of Stella, and some Polished Pink ink, which I put onto the smallest of our clear blocks. The liquid in the Wink of Stella makes it easy to put the colour down and also adds that lovely glittery shimmer at the same time.
I hope you will pop over to Try Stampin on Tuesday to see what the rest of the Design Team have done with this great sketch. And maybe you will share your own creation with us. Happy stamping Chris
The image has been coloured using Blendabilities (of course!) with some of the Lullaby Designer Series Papers in the background. I have used Framelits to cut the layers of the image, the Ovals Framelits, and the Deco Labels Collection.