Friday, March 2, 2018

Flying Home-Bird Banter - GSF Hop-Color Challenge

Coloring Fun

Welcome to another Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop.  This month we were issued a color challenge; Lemon Lime Twist, Island Indigo, and Early Espresso, you can see the colors above.

The base of this card is Lemon Lime Twist card stock (cs) and the Picture Perfect Party 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut at 4” x 5.25” and matted with Early Espresso cs cut at 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”.  This thin 1/8” difference in size gives a nice clean edge to the DSP.  You can see how I created a 'circle' using the stamp image in the video below. It also gives a brief explanation of how to use Watercolor Pencils and the ‘squeeze-pad’ technique for coloring. (Note that some of the Watercolor Pencils are from the Lots of Happy card kit, which comes with 4 colors)

As I mentioned in the video, an overlooked Sale-a-bration product might just be the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes pack (4 each of 4 designs with matching envelopes).  I love the ease of using this type of kit to created beautiful professional looking cards.

On this card I used the striped Lemon Lime Twist card base, however, I wanted to have a border for the below design.  I simply trimmed the base so I had 4” x 5.25” piece to place over the Thick Whisper White cs base.  

The long tag is a 2” x 5.25” piece of Island Indigo cs with the tail points cut using the Banner Triple punch.  I then ran it through the Big Shot using the Hexagons 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (D-TIEF). Afterwards I rubbed the Whisper White Craft Ink Pad directly onto the cs and used a paper towel to wipe off any excess ink until I got the desired color.

I stamped the bird houses image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Note:  This is on Whisper White cs (2.75” x 3”), I used the Pool Party Light and also a bit of touches here and there with the Color Lifter Marker to give the ‘sky’ some dimensions.  This is matted with Early Espresso cs (3” x 3.25”) and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The sentiment is also on Whisper White cs (.75” x 2”) that was colored a bit lighter than the sky piece.

To see what Libby is up to, click the arrow below.

Until Next time . . .
                   Hugs, Karie B.

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GSF Blog Hop Participants March 2018 – Colour Challenge

1.    Jan Musselman  
.        Karie Beglau <- are="" here="" span="" you="">
3.    Libby Dyson
6.    Tricia Butts 
7.    Amanda Bates 
9.    Claudia Perry

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