Good morning. I have so loved creating projects using the Challenge Colours this month. Here I have used the gorgeous Baroque Orchids stamp plate. I stamped it twice in pale blue on the background panel, and in black for the foreground panel. I stamped it again, coloured and cut out 3 of the orchid elements, shaped them and decoupaged them onto the main panel. I blended some die ink around the edges, added ribbon and a couple of die cuts and faux gems to finish – ooh and a bit of glitter glue of course (I go through gallons of it – tee hee).
Note: I actually used acrylic paint for stamping here, which will resist the dye inks blended in from the edges. I made these panels whilst doing some stamping on fabric so created some spare backgrounds on card to use up the paint. Heat embossing powders would give a similar effect. If you use dye inks for stamping you will lose the stamping detail on the edges of the lighter coloured panel.
Looking forward to seeing your creations, Anne x.
- Baroque Orchids stamp
- A5 white card blank (approx. 21 X 15cm)
- A4 sheet of white stamping card
- Acrylic paints (pale blue and black)
- Cut-N-Dry Foam
- Dye based inkpad (blue)
- Glitter pens (green, light and dark blue, yellow)
- Alcohol marker (dark blue)
- Ribbons (blue and green)
- Die cuts to coordinate (Sizzix)
- Faux gems (green) and glitter glue (pale blue)
- 3D glue gel
How to make it:
- Cut the A4 stamping card in half and stamp the panel twice with light blue and with black acrylic paint using Cut-N-Dry foam.
- Trim the light blue panel (approx. 19.5 X 13.5cm), edge with alcohol marker and dye ink, and glue to the card front.
- Colour the swirls on one of the black panels, and 3 of the orchids on the other panel. Trim the background panel, edge with blue marker and ink, and glue to the card front.
- Trim out the coloured orchids, shape with a ball tool and embossing mat (or with fingers), and glue to the card with 3D glue gel.
- Add ribbon, bow and die cuts. Finish with faux gems and glitter glue.