Hi everyone, today I would like to show you my inspiration for the Lindy’s Stamp Gang September Color Challenge mood board.
I just love this vibrant color combination!
I started my project by stamping one of the larger images from the Altenew “Persian Motifs” stamp set (twice, one with the extra leaf and one without) and three of the smaller leafs (in the end I only needed two) onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and I heat embossed afterwards using Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Clearly Clear” embossing powder.
Next I coloured the images using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker in “Polka Purple” and Magicals in “Martina’s Marigold” and “Blue Hawaiian Blue” in combination with water and a small brush. When the colouring is done I added back in some highlights using a white gel pen and I fussy cut the images leaving a small border.
From my stash of chipboards I picked two dragonflies by Wycinanka (that are each existing of two layers). The smaller elements I pushed in a VersaMark ink pad to make them sticky and added Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in “Gimme Five Gold” onto the dragonfly, tapped of the excess, and melted the powder with my heat gun. This I repeated twice, to create a nice dimensional look.
Now that my focal points are ready I’m working on my background panel: I die cut a rectangle panel, two sizes smaller than my card base, from watercolor card stock. Onto this panel I stamped my sentiment (Lili of the Valley “Handwritten Phrases” stamp set) using Archival Ink in “Jet Black”.
I also picked a stencil from my stash (HobbyshopSandra nr. 044) and applied some The Crafter’s Workshp “Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste” over the stencil, using a palette knife, and set that aside to dry.
When dry I added colour to my background and for this I used the same blue as I used to colour around my stamped images. I worked in several steps, adding a little bit of the powder to the project with my dry fan brush, spraying with water, drying the panel with my heat tool when I liked what I had. Adding more layers until the background is as dark as I want. When I’m happy with how the background looks I sprinkle some of the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in “Chalk it Up” onto my background (like you would do with a sniff of salt, with your fingers) and melted the powder from underneath the panel, holding the panel horizontally).
Time to put my card together: I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from some matching deep purple card stock and adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. Next I adhered my flower elements (using one millimetre thick foam tape) and my dragonflies / the smaller leaves on top (using Ranger Matte Medium in the small bottle). Cut of the excess of the flowers using your scissors. To finish this cute card I now only have to adhere this combination to a crème colored linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.
Ant that is it for today’s fun card project! I wish you a creative day!
Lindy’s Stamp Gang products used:
Embossing powder: Clearly Clear, Gimme Five Gold and Chalk it Up
Magicals: Martina’s Marigold, Blue Hawaiian Blue
Magical Shaker: Polka Purple