Welcome to week 5 of the weekly Color Challenge over at the Utah Diva’s International Blog. Gretchen picked some bright spring colors this week. At least I think they are very spring like. I always start by pulling out the colors for the color challenge and putting those pieces of card stock on my craft table. I had them out while I worked on other projects. I didn’t have anything in mind so I just wanted to look at them for awhile.
I was working on another project with the Just Believe stamp set and the Butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. I decided the colors for the color challenge could be flowers or butterflies so I started rolling around different ideas in my head. And this is what I came up with.
I pulled out my Stampin’ Pastels – I have the new box with all the new colors in it and I haven’t used them yet. I stamped the large floral image from the Just Believe stamp set in VersaMark ink and then used the Stampin’ Pastels to color the image. This technique is called “Poppin’ Pastels”. I use qtips to add the color and it sticks to where you have the VersaMark ink making the image “pop”.
Then I cut butterflies with the Big Shot and the Beautiful Wings embosslit die. I added those scattered around the flowers. And then I added the little pearls to some of them.
The last thing I did was add some sparkle to the whole card. You can’t really see it in the picture I took of the whole card. So I took a close up while I held it up in the sunlight so you can see the fine sparkle that is all over the card. I hope you can see it – it really sparkles. I used an empty Stampin’ Mist bottle that I cleaned – I put some rubbing alcohol in it and mixed in some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. Shake it up and it sprays out a fine shimmery mist over your card. I did do this inside my Color Catcher so I won’t shimmer my craft table!
Now it is your turn to play with these colors – then go to the UDI blog and add your creation to the linky section. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
- Card stock: Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
- Ink: Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, VersaMark
- Stamp sets: Just Believe
- Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
- Basic Pearls
- Big Shot Die-Cut machine, Beautiful Wings Embosslit
- Modern Label Punch
- Stampin’ Pastels
- Stampin’ Sponge
- Color Catcher
- Q-tips, Rubbing Alcohol, fine mist spray bottle
To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.
I’m starting a new round of Monika’s Blog Bingo today – this is Group 5.
It’s BINGO TIME! We are playing Round 5 of Monika’s Blog Bingo. I’m currently taking names for Round 7. See this POST for more details on how to join, how to play and the previous winners.