This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Tutti-Frutti section of the Occasions Catalogue on pages 28-35.
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I've taken my inspiration this week from the card above on page 30, using the 'You're Inspiring' stamp set. This set has a large and small line image of daffodils to colour, plus 5 greetings and the dots background stamp. They look a bit like bubbles, but could be rain drops (being spring in the northern hemisphere).
I have taken a number of design elements from the sample, but my resulting card is quite different. My base card is Old Olive and the next layer is Soft Sky. I stamped the dots in Soft Sky ink all around the edge of the Soft Sky layer to add interest to the background without adding any other colours. The finished art panel has been popped up on foam pads.
I have coloured the daffodil image with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, choosing to go with yellow and orange daffodils. The fine tip end is perfect for the the smaller sections of the stems and leaves. The Color Lifter marker is amazing at fixing up any bleeding or colouring outside the lines. Some colours move very easily and others will need a couple of goes to move. You use the Colour Lift to move the colour back inside the lines. I keep my heat gun close to hand, so I can dry the area where I have used the color lifter really quickly, which prevents any further bleeding and allows you to use it again if you need to.
After colouring the image, I added it to a larger piece of Whisper White and added the border of Old Olive and Silver Foil designer paper to the top and bottom. The Linen Thread was wrapped around the panel and threaded through the button and finished with a bow. I used the birthday greeting from the 'You're Inspiring' stamp set, but it also includes an Easter and Mother's Day greeting so it is very flexible. I finished with some pearls at the top and on the greeting banner.
For the inside I have used the smaller daffodil stamp across the bottom of my writing panel. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the exact placement of the image and it works best if you stamp the right hand side first as the daffodils fit together without any masking being required. I've used the same colours as the main image and you do need to take some care with the narrow stems. I added the panel to a Soft Sky mat exactly the same dimensions as the front panel, and it was also stamped with the dots around the edge.
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Sweet Soiree DSP|
|Ink||Memento Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky|
|Accessories||Linen Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels, True Gentleman Buttons|
|Tools||Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Color Lifter) Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heat gun|
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