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Lindy’s Stamp Gang January Color Challenge

Hi everyone, today I’m showing you my inspiration for the Lindy’s Stamp Gang January Color Challenge mood board.

This is what this month’s mood board looks like, two quite dark colours and one bright red!

Step 1:

Since I’m already working with two quite dark blackish colours I figured I would this time stamp my image in VersaMark ink and heat emboss using Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Purely White” Embossing Powder to create white stamped images to colour. I stamped multiple images from the Altenew “Floral Motifs” stamp set for this.

Then I’m colouring all the images: for the area outside the stamped and heat embossed lines I’m using Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Whale Watch Blue” spray, which will also be my background color. For the flowers I’m using Lindy’s Stamp Gang magical in “Queen of Hearts Red” with a little bit of “Frolic in the Forest Green” to create depth, and for the leaves I’m also using “Frolic in the Forest Green”.

After colouring all the images I fussy cut them leaving a small border.

Step 2:

For my background panel I die cut a rectangle two sizes smaller then my card base from watercolour paper. I stamped my sentiment using one of the sentiments from the Kaisercraft “Background Birthday Sentiments” stamp set using Archival “Jet Black” ink.

Now that I know what my lay out will look like I’m applying some white The Crafter’s Workshop Modeling Paste over a TCW stencil (TCW862s) using a palette knife and set that aside to dry.

When dry I’m adding colour to this panel using Whale Watch Blue and a brush. I take some of the coloured liquid from the bottle with the brush and add that to the paper, quickly spraying with water, which makes the colour run and drying with my heat tool when I like what I have.

This way I add different layers of colour, until I feel my background is dark enough. Then I create splatters using the same Whale Watch Blue colour as well as the red colour that I used to colour the flower images.

Step 3:

Now I can put my card together: I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from matching red card stock and adhere both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. These combined panels I adhere to a white card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

And to finish my card I can now adhere the coloured images on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape and liquid glue.

Detail pictures:

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

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