A few weeks ago I posted a card on Instagram (@ellefedynak) for a special Artisan Design Team challenge. The challenge was to make a card featuring the least used Stampin’ Up! colour in your stash! That was an easy choice for me… Cajun Craze ink and paper are sitting on my shelf in brand new condition!! Here is what I came up with:
I had a lot of questions about how I created the background for this card, so I thought I would make a little step-by-step post on how I made it.
Step 1: Ink up the background stamp, Wild Roses, with 4 different colours: Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya, and Mint Macaron. I used sponge daubers to blend the ink on the stamp.
Step 2: Press a piece of Basic White cardstock (5.25″ x 4″) on top of the stamp and press firmly with your hands.
Step 3: Use the sponge daubers again to blend the same ink colours on top of the stamped image to add a little colour to the white background. Note/warning – I must not have cleaned my green sponge very well because it turned out more like Shaded Spruce!!
Step 4: Stamp the Daisy Garden background with Versamark and apply to the coloured card stock. Heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder.
Step 5: Highlight the daisies by colouring them in with the White Chalk Marker. As you colour, wipe the gold emboss with a rag to remove the excess.
Now the background is finished and is ready for a greeting and some embellishments! (This was the original card and the Mint Macaron blended much better! LOL)
I hope you get a chance to play around with the background stamps and different ways of using them!
If you would like to join the “neglected” Stampin’ Up! colours challenge, then make a project with your least favourite colour and be sure to use #loveyourstampinupcolors when you post on Instagram. I can’t wait to see what you make!!
Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used For This Project
All supplies used in this project can be purchased from my Stampin’ Up! Store.
PAPER: Basic White, Cajun Craze Cardstock
STAMPS: Wild Roses, Daisy Garden, Peaceful Moments
INK: Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron
PUNCHES & DIE CUTS: Potted Succulents Dies
TOOLS: White Chalk Marker
EMBELLISHMENTS & RIBBON: White Baker’s Twine, Gilded Gems