I haven’t been able to participate in any of Splitcoast’s challenges for weeks and weeks until today–I have really missed them! The Color Challenge today called for us to use Barely Banana, Creamy Caramel and Real Red. I purchased this set, Blossoms Abound, several weeks ago because of this stunning card created by Splitcoast user flowerbugnd1. If you’re not a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you will not be able to view her original card, but you can still view her gallery if you click on her name in this post. I love all of the artwork she creates–she is extremely talented and creative!
The lilacs on this card were created using the Melted Pearls Technique. First, stamp the Weathered background in Creamy Caramel ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. Next, stamp the more solid-looking lilac in Real Red ink. Rub an Embossing Buddy on the panel to remove static and moisture, then stamp the second lilac image in VersaMark ink over the Real Red lilacs. Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder and then apply Flamingo Pink Pearl Ex Powder with a Q-tip. Tap the excess powder off and then heat set again. Wipe off any remaining powder gently with a cottonball.
The “cracks” in the lilac panel were created by cutting a “v” with a pair of Paper Snips. The edges of this panel were darkened by using the direct-to-paper method–simply slide your ink pad on the edges of your cardstock to create a weathered look. To create the Print Pattern background, apply Barely Banana ink to the stamp. Highlight the edges of each diamond with a Creamy Caramel Marker. Lightly mist the stamp with a water bottle and stamp off once on scrap paper. Mist the stamp again and stamp on Barely Banana cardstock. I think the rest of the card is pretty straightforward to create. Thanks so much for visiting today!
All materials by Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Blossoms Abound, Weathered, Print Pattern, Happy Everything. Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Barely Banana, Creamy Caramel. Ink: Real Red, Creamy Caramel, VersaMark, Old Olive, Basic Black. Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Flamingo Pink Pearl Ex Powder, Embossing Buddy, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sewing Machine & Thread, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Caramel Gingham Ribbon, Real Red Brads. Technique: Melted Pearls