Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set is a new stamp set in Stampin’ Up!®’s Jan to Jun 2021 Mini Catalogue.
Today, I am using it for a couple of cards for the Colour INKspirations Challenge #92.
Welcome to my blog. It’s the first Colour INKspiration challenge for 2021 and it is very exciting to be participating as a Design Team Member this year! We are up to Challenge #92 … and guess what … the inspiration pic is one that I took at Canberra’s Floriad event a few years ago.
Enjoy the Moment with Daffodil Delight, Merry Merlot, Calypso Coral, Magenta Madness and Garden Green.
I have created two cards for this challenge, I wasn’t totally happy with the first card, below. I am having a LOT of fun using the new (for Stampin’ Up!®) Blending Brushes, but I figured I wanted not to “mix” the colours when blending, so used the torn paper sponging technique by applying colour into a cut out circle onto my card front. One of my new team members has created amazing colour swatches using this technique, and she inspired me to try this with the Blending Brushes. Thank you Helen.
Torn paper ink blending …
I still managed to “blend” the colours somehow, and the Garden Green sponging around the outside of the layer is a very toned down Garden Green. It looked a little bland, so I added some Smoky Slate blending around the outside of the circle by placing the circle I had die cut back over the top of my sponged circle.
While I had the circle cut out piece in place, I created some splatter with Frost White Shimmer Paint, Daffodil Delight ink and a little bit of water, so the shimmery spots appear to be in the background behind my sponged and very bright orb …. are you getting the idea that this was a work with no real plan! 🙂
I wanted to create a silhouette look over the top with the natural elements from the Enjoy the Moment stamp set, but because they are not solid, I coloured them with Calypso Coral, Merry Merlot and some Basic Black and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. One of the seed pods has been stamped on a separate piece of card and then fussy cut and mounted up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
…… and it still looked a little bland. So out came the Gilding Flakes. I applied some glue with a good old Two Way Glue Pen, the one with the roller ball gives you some control over where the glue goes. And you need it because those Gilding Flakes stick to everything that is remotely sticky!!!
Blending Brushes + circular mask …
Seeing as I wasn’t totally happy with the first card, I decided to create another card, this time not worrying about whether the challenge colours mixed a little when blending.
So this time I created a circular mask by punching a 2″ circle out of a post it note. Then I went to town blending …. starting with Calypso Coral immediately around the mask, then adding Daffodil Delight, blending into Magenta Madness with a touch of Merry Merlot right around the edges. I knew this would need a bit of space to retain some of the colours’ integrities, hence the square card.
Once I pulled off that mask (always a wow moment), the white circle was very bright. Solution … add a very light sponging of Daffodil Delight ink.
Incorporating the torn paper sponging technique again, I have created a base with a couple of layers of Garden Green. Wow! I was surprised how good that looked.
I have used the same stamps again, but coloured them up slightly differently. There is no Garden Green Stampin’ Blend so I used Old Olive and added some Balmy Blue over the top to make it a little more “Garden Greeny”. I also used Calypso Coral with touches of Cherry Cobbler (instead of Merry Merlot) and Basic Black.
I absolutely loved the Gilded Leafing on the last card, so again added to this card. And to finish off and bring the seed pods at the top right and the bottom left elements together, I added a spray of dots (these are out of Forever Fern stamp set) in both Calypso Coral and Basic Gray (both are stamped off for a lighter effect).
So what do you think? Which is your favourite?
I will be creating this card live on my weekly Whimsy Wednesday Creative Live in my Stampin’ Up! group – time is 10:00am South Australia time, 10:30am Daylight Savings Time and 9:30am Queensland time. For a list of times around the world, head on over to the event here.
INKspired to join the challenge? It’s so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have until February 8th to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don’t have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.
Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can’t wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.
Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set
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