I’m thinking my blog post titles are a bit boring and I should spice them up a bit… hmm. Today’s post was originally named Lean On Me Handmade Card UDI77. Atypical descriptor, but not too exciting, right?
I like to give you a hint of what is going to be IN my blog posts with the title, but not really sure how that is registering with my readers. Any suggestions?
Today’s UDI 77 color challenge had us use Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum, Concord Crush, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla. I’ve added Pear Pizzazz.
LOVE the Lean On Me stamp set, LOL but I also love to water color with markers, water color crayons and even the pencils/gamasol technique and many other ways as well.
Four punches were used for today’s hand made stamped card:
- 2-1/2” Circle Punch (120906)
- Blossom Punch (125603)
- Blossom Builder Petals Punch (121808)
- Boho Blossoms Punch (119858)
Looking for some tips for water color success? Check out this Blog Post!
Three textured impressions embossing folders were used with my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine too:
- Perfect Polka Dots (117335)
- Square Lattice (119976)
The leaf was scored using a mat pack and embossing stylus from my simply scored board by placing the punched leaf onto the foam mat, and using the stylus to score lines into the leaf. A finger tip sponge dauber was used to add depth and dimension without adding a lot of layers to both flower and stem:
- Old Olive classic ink to add color to the edges of both leaf and stem.
- Melon Mambo Classic Ink to add color along the edges of the blossom punched flower.
The flower stem was hand cut from a scrap, and the blush blossom satin pleated ribbon was added to the bottom and center of the handmade card by applying double sided SNAIL adhesive to the back of the ribbon and adhering directly to the card front.
Don’t you just love the pleated satin ribbon??? I sure hope it’s still available when the new Idea Book And Catalog is released in June (early this year!!)
Here is the ‘inspiration’ piece for today’s color challenge. I can hear my DD now saying “Mom, step away from the draperies…” LOL, these colors would make a fabulous plaid, don’t you think?
Come play along with the Utah Divas International Color Challenge Design Team this week, we’d love to see your creative projects featuring today’s challenge colors!
See you tomorrow for a new Stampin’ Queens Sketch challenge… I’ve got one card two ways, and a second card… you be the judge!
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