Pigment Sprinkles for Global Design Project

Pigment Sprinkles for Global Design Project

Pigment Sprinkles GDP


Pigment Sprinkles are an exciting new colouring option from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. Available in a pack of six bright Stampin’ Up! colours, they make for fun and funky projects.

Welcome to my blog … today I am participating in the Global Design Project #196 “Case the Designer” challenge. This time we are CASING Connie Collins gorgeous card. What is casing? To create a project taking one or more elements from a project, either the layout, the theme, the stamps, the colours or the technique … or a combination of those parameters.

I used Connie’s layout, and the Gingham element, along with the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, featuring the new Pigment Sprinkles for my background layer.

Pigment Sprinkles on Layered Leaves Embossing Folder

I love playing around with these wonderfully vibrant pigment powders. You can create gorgeous background pieces and then used them in your projects, and that is what I did for my project today. However there is a funny story to this project.

Below is the original card I created as a sample for a facebook live in my Stampin’ Up! group.

Casing Connie’s Card …

I followed Connie’s card layout, but swapped up the gingham element from the background to the frame. Instead of flowers, I fussy cut bird and flower elements from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

The background has been created with Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight Pigment Sprinkles on Shimmery White cardstock. The black graphic pattern in each corner is stamped with Stazon Black ink before adding any colour. The image is from Gallery Grunge stamp set.

While the piece was still slightly damp, I ran it through the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder. Then I swished on some more Granny Apple Green Pigment Sprinkle to create a watercolour look.

Do as I say, not as I do!

When I went to re-create the project for my Facebook Live, I clearly told my audience ….

“Shimmery White Cardstock or Watercolour Paper are best to use with the Pigment Sprinkles. Whisper White and Whisper White Thick cardstock won’t handle the high water application very well”

So what did I do? I had accidentally cut Whisper White Thick cardstock to use to create my background. I had stamped up the black corner textural elements and as soon as I spritzed my card with water, I realised “Uh Oh … I have used the wrong cardstock”. There was a small few seconds of hesitation, but I knew I couldn’t start all the stamping all over again as I was already way behind time. I had to plough on. So I did!

Same process, spritz heavily with water and then add the sprinkles into the very wet layer of water. The trouble with Whisper White thick cardstock is that it is exceptionally greedy for water, and the cardstock just sucked up the water as fast as I could spritz it, so by the time I “sprinkled” the powder just sat on top of the soggy card, it did not run!

Anyway, to cut a long story short, after a few excruciating minutes of ploughing on with the wrong cardstock, I eventually got the colour spread and then the soggy cardstock dry enough to go through the Layered Leaves 3d Embossing Folder without turning into paper pulp.

You can see that the Mango Melody sprinkles I used in the corners, did not run and merge with the Granny Apple Green. I mixed a few specks of Gorgeous Grape in with the Granny Apple Green to create a darker colour to paint over the leaves and bring up the embossed texture, and you can distinctly see where the sprinkles originally hit the damp paper.

It’s a totally different effect … I till wouldn’t recommend using Whisper White or Whisper White Thick cardstock with the Pigment Sprinkles when you are adding large quantities of water, but when I asked my audience which card they preferred, the majority liked the darker “gone wrong” version …. go figure!!! So that is the one I used for my challenge entry today.

Pop on over to the Global Design Project gallery page to see the many different ways to case Connie’s card. Or why not pop up a card of your own, using Connie’s card as your inspiration.

xxx Cheryll

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  • Just love this card Cheryll and I love how you colour the birds and the background is amazing I think I need to get the Pigment Sprinkles

    • lol … thanks Colleen, but I can’t claim credit for colouring the birds. They are fussy cut out of the Designer Series Paper. Aaaaargh! I know …. fussy cutting!!!!!! 🙂 xxxx