Thursday, February 2, 2017

Wishing You Brighter Days - CC620

Hello!  I am back with a card for this week's Color Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers (CC620).  Below are the colors for this week's challenge.

...and here is my card:

I've been wanting to use this stamp set from Altenew and when I saw this challenge, I knew that this set would be perfect.  I had an idea in my head and I ran with it!  For some reason, I have been into making my own backgrounds lately.  In fact, that's the easy part for me.  The hard part is what to put on top of it and how! 

I started by selecting the inks to best match the challenge palette.  After a bit of "testing", I finally found the right colors.  I picked out 3 stamps from this set and then matched each one with a specific color and then randomly stamped my background.  Once the stamping part was done, I felt it was still lacking something.  It needed just a "little something" to bring it all together.  Well, that "little something" was black Nuvo Drops.  I was a bit nervous to just start scattering them on my paper, so I practiced a bit first on some scrap paper.  Once I started adding the drops to the card, I loved how it all started coming together.

I chose a sentiment from PTI and stamped it on vellum with black ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  The vellum sentiment is framed with a postage stamp die from Avery Elle cut from white cardstock and then  I used an ink dauber with the same blue ink to color it the same blue as the flowers.

Supplies Used:
Simple Flowers (Altenew)
Think Big Favorites #10 (Papertrey Ink)
Postage Stamp die (Avery Elle)
Inks: Soft Pool and Orchid (Hero Arts), Gumdrop Green (MFT), VersaFine Onyx Black
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Neenah Solar White cardstock

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