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Lindy’s Stamp Gang July Color Challenge

Hi everyone, today I’m showing you my inspiration for the LSG July Color Challenge mood board. I totally love to work with these kind of vibrant colours!

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

Step 1:

I started my card project by stamping one of the butterfly images from the Crafter’s Companion stamp set called “Butterfly Dreams” onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and I clear heat embossed afterwards using the Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder in “Clearly Clear”.

Next I coloured the image as well as around the image using the following colours of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals (you can very easily create a paint with them by adding some to your palette and spraying with water): “Bling-Y Blonde”, “Hi Maintenance Magenta” and “Witch’s Potion Purple”, in combination with water and a small brush.

When the colouring is done I add some highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen, and Stickles in “Star Dust” on the body of the butterfly and let that dry. Than I fussy cut the butterfly image leaving a small border.

Step 2:

For my background I die cut a rectangle panel two sizes smaller than my card base, from watercolour card stock. On this panel I stamp my sentiment using one of the sentiments from the Altenew “Birthday Builder” stamp set in combination with Archival “Jet Black” ink.

Next I place my stencil of choice (this one is by The Crafter’s Workshop: TCW202s) and apply some The Crafter’s Workshop “Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste” over the stencil, using a palette knife, and set that aside to dry.

Step 3:

When dry I apply some of the same yellow pigment that I used before onto the project (using a dry fan brush) and spray with water, which makes the colour run. Dab away the excess if it runs into places you don’t want the colour to go or where you want the colour to be lighter, using a paper kitchen towel. You can add as many layers as you like, but these pigments are very potent, so I start with a small amount of powder and layer where you find this is necessary.

For some fun added detail I sprinkled on some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in “Silence is Golden” (like you would do with salt) and heat the panel from underneath, keeping it level. This way the embossing powder will not be blown away by your heat tool.

If you feel your stamped sentiment needs to be darker you can also add some marker/fineliner in black in this stage, where you know you do not want to add more water to the project.

Step 4:

Next I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from some matching dark purple card stock and adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhered to a craft coloured card base, using one millimetre thick foam tape, and to finish this card project I only have to adhere the fussy cut butterfly image on top using strong glue (only on the body of the butterfly).

Detail picture:

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

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