Hi everyone, today I would like to show you my inspiration for the Lindy’s Stamp Gang December Color Challenge mood board. It’s a combination of wintry blues and purple, which is a gorgeous combination to create a Christmas card with! Let’s get started:
This is what this month’s mood board looks like.
I started my card project by die cutting a rectangle panel two sizes smaller then my card base from some watercolour card stock. I placed my stencil of choice (TCW2163) over the card stock and applied some The Crafter’s Workshop White Modeling paste over the stencil using a palette knife. Then I set the panel aside to dry.
When dry I applied several layers of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Squirt in “Banff blue” using a brush or using the colour directly from the bottle, spraying the panel with water, which makes the colour run and drying with my heat tool when I liked what I had. In several layers I darkened the colour so that I liked it best. My goal is to create a contrast between the background and the candle/sentiment that will be placed on top.
When I liked how the panel looked I added some splatters using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Squirt in “Poutine Gold” (like sparks flying from the candle). I totally love how opaque and dark gold these splatters are!
I then stamped one of the candle images from the Create a Smile stamp set called “With Candles and Glitter” onto some Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and clear heat embossing afterwards using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in “Clearly Clear”.
Next I coloured the image using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical in “Urban Amethyst” and the before mentioned Squirt in “Poutine Gold” in combination with a small brush and water. Around the image I used some thinned down “Banff Blue”.
When the colouring is done I added some highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen and then I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.
Later on I will also splatter on the candle image as I did with the background panel.
For my sentiment I used a chipboard from Wycinanka: I pressed the chipboard in the VersaMark ink pad (this is a sticky ink) and then I added Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in “Tilt-a-Wheel Teal” over it, tapping of the excess and heat embossing it, and this I did three times to create nice and even coverage.
Then I added one layer of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in “Magic Moon Pearls” in the same way, this gives the chipboard a nice pearlescent shine.
Lastly I added a little bit of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in “Purely White”, but only at the bottom part of the sentiment, brushing of when I felt it was covering up the light blue colour too much, before heat embossing!
Now I can put my card together: I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from some matching purple card stock and adhered both panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhered to a creme coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.
Then I adhered the candle image and the chipboard sentiment on top using some one millimetre thick foam tape but mostly Ranger Multi Medium Matte from the small bottle (because it’s strong and dries matte).
And to finish this fun Christmas card project I adhered some semi transparent sequins with a purple shine using the same Multi Medium Matte as before.
We would love to see what you create with this month’s colours. For all the details you can visit the Lindy’s Stamp Gang blog!