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Lindy’s Stamp Gang April Color Challenge

Hi everyone, today I’m showing you my inspiration for the Lindy’s Stamp Gang April Color Challenge mood board. I totally love this Spring themed color combination and I felt it is perfect to work together with my most loved theme in stamps, which is flowers.

This is what this month’s mood board looks like!

Step 1:

I started my card project by stamping several of the flower and leaf images from the Simon Says Stamp “Even More Spring Flowers” stamp set onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using Versamark ink and heat embossing using the new Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Gimme Five Gold” embossing powder. To make sure that your stamped images are crisp use an anti static powder tool before stamping the image!

Step 2:

Next I coloured the images using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in “Tilt-a-Wheel Teal”, “Raspberry Lemonade” and “Urban Amethyst” in combination with water and a small brush. After the colouring was done I fussy cut the images and created additional highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen.

Step 3:

For my background panel I first die cut a rectangle panel two sizes smaller than my card base and then stamped one of the sentiments from a The Ton stamp set called “Basic Sentiments” onto the panel using Archival “Jet Black” ink.

Next I applied some The Crafter’s Workshop white Modeling Paste over a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil (TCW924s) using a palette knife. Remove the stencil and clean it under the sink. Let the modeling paste dry on it’s own.

When dry apply a tiny bit of the “Urban Amethyst” colour, that I used before, on the background panel using a fan brush and spray the powder with water which makes the colour run. When you like what you have you can dry the panel with you heat tool. This I repeated until I was happy with the result.

To finish the background panel I dropped a little of the new Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Chalk it Up” embossing powder on the panel and melted the powder from the back of the paper (otherwise you will blow the embossing powder away because it’s not adhered like when you use Versamark ink), this created a fun splattered effect which I love.

Step 4:

I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from mat gold card stock and adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. This combination I placed into a book to flatten it and after about half an hour I could adhere the flat rectangle combination to a creme coloured linen textured card base.

To finish the card I now only have to adhere the flower and leaf images on top using liquid glue and one millimetre thick foam tape!

Some detail pictures:

And that’s it for today’s fun project! I wish you a creative day!

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