Hi everyone, today I’m showing you my inspiration for the Lindy’s Stamp Gang November Color Challenge mood board. I felt like creating a Christmas card and this how I went about it!
This is what this month’s mood board looks like:
I started by stamping the images I needed onto some Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface Paper using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and clear heat embossing afterwards using Lindy’s Stamp “Clearly Clear” embossing powder. The stamp set I used is by Altenew (“Persian Motifs”).
Next I coloured around the stamped image with the background colour that I will use on my card: for this I added some of the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical in “Opal Sea Oats” onto my palette (you can use a fan brush for this) and than I added water, creating a watercolour paint. Using a small brush I painted the area around the stamped images and let that dry. When dry I fussy cut the images leaving a small border.
Then I die cut a rectangle panel two sizes smaller then my card base from some watercolour paper. I put this panel in my MISTI stamping tool and also added the stamped and fussy cut images the way I liked it best.
Now that I know where my images go I added the sentiment to the rectangle panel. For this I used one of the sentiments from the Clearly Besotted “Christmas Type” stamp set and some Archival Ink in “Jet Black”.
Now that my sentiment is added I can create my background pattern using a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil (TCW854s) and some The Crafter’s Workshop (white) Modeling Paste applied with a palette knife. This I let dry on its own.
While the modeling paste is drying I’m colouring the stamped and fussy cut images using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in “Luscious Lime” and “Time Travel Teal” in combination with a small brush and water
When the colouring is done and dry I added some highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen.
Now that the modeling paste is dry I can add colour to this panel using the previously mentioned “Opal Sea Oats” colour. I add the powder to my project using a fan brush, then I spray with water, which makes the colour run. When I like what I have I dry my panel with a heat tool. I don’t work on the entire panel all at once. Working on smaller area’s makes it able for you to control the colour better.
I totally love the subtle shimmer of this “Opal Sea Oats” colour!
Then I splattered with some of the left over green mixture for some added interesting details in the background of my project.
Now that most of my elements are ready I can put my card together. I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from some matching turquoise coloured card stock and then adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. Next I added my stamped and coloured images, adhering them with one millimetre thick foam tape. And this combination I added to my white card base also using one millimetre thick foam tape.
And that’s it for today’s fun Christmas card project. I wish you a creative day!