Sunday, August 16, 2015

Just Add...Blue!

Welcome back!  I hope you've had a great weekend thus far.  I managed to sneak in time today to make a card for the challenges at Just Add Ink and Color Throwdown.

I love the Pacific Point color, so I pulled out a treasured piece of retired textured card stock to use for the base of this card, which measures 6" x 4" folded.  With the overhanging circle on the right side of the sketch, I decided to incorporate the floral image from Awesomely Artistic.

The image was stamped in the new Archival Basic Gray on Whisper White.  I am so happy that Stampin' Up! came out with this new ink (available when the new Holiday catalogue goes live)!  It works perfectly when water coloring with an Aqua Painter or using a blender pen, as I did here.  The flowers were colored in Tempting Turquoise and Marina Mist, and the leaves in Smoky Slate.  Silver Dazzling Details was then added to the center of the blue flowers after it was hand cut and attached to the Smoky Slate circle.

The dragonfly from the same stamp set was heat embossed with Pewter embossing powder, also hand cut and then popped up on dimensionals.

I have miles (or so it seems!) of retired Chevron ribbon, so I was very happy that the Marina Mist piece worked well with the other blues. The Jewelery Tag punch was used for both the stamped sentiment and piece of Silver Foil paper underneath, then attached with a safety pin.

Thanks for looking and as always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  Be sure to use the links above to check out all the amazing inspiration and join it, there's still time.



Product details:
Stamps:  Awesomely Artistic, Tiny Tags
Paper:  Whisper White, Smoke Slate, Textured Pacific Point, Silver Foil
Ink:  Archival Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist, Pacific Point
Other:  Marina Mist Chevron ribbon, 2 1/2" and Jewelery Tag punches, Vintage Trinket safety pin, Silver Dazzling Details, Paper Snips


Nikki Spencer said...

Just beautiful Steph, well worth dipping into your stash for..:0) Loving the silver embossing it adds so much! Thanks for playing at Just add Ink.

Rochelle Blok said...

What a stunning card Stef! Fantastic colour combo and beautiful colouring of the flowers and leaves. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Amazing fussy cutting too! An awesome take on this weeks sketch! Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo