Hiya friends! Today, it is my privilege to join Spellbinders for the Just Add Color by Stephanie Low Blog Hop. Stephanie is crazy talented and you will find no shortage of amazing designs and inspiration all along the hop.
I’m featuring the Chrysanthemum Cutie. I love the intricacy and detail of this stamp and I paired it with bold stripes for forget-me-not appeal. I sampled the design in several different color ways and oh my gosh, they were all so good! This goes to show that incredible designs can be colored just about any which way and they still are beauties to behold!
I’ve stamped the image in Black Versafine Clair ink. This is a pigment ink which stays wet just long enough to add embossing powder. I heat embossed with Wow’s Unicorn Magic (as if this design needed any more magic) on Smooth Bristol paper. Then I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Markers in Pale Pink, Dark Pink, Purple, Green Shadow, Persian Green and Green Gray for the deepest recesses. I kept the dark shades in the shadowed areas and blended out with the lighter shades of Zigs. No water or traditional brush for this project!
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After allowing the super sparkly project to dry, I fussy cut the image and popped it onto a bold striped background. Had I thought ahead I could have embossed on the stripe before assembly, but I didn’t…. so I just cut a stripe from another sheet of the same paper, white embossed the Happy Sentiment and adhered in flat in place. Several of my favorite cards have come about from recovering from mistakes, or as Bob Ross would say “happy accidents.”
To finish up, I trimmed the panel just shy of A2 and adhered with foam tape to a top folding card base. A few Rhubarb Crumble Nuvo Crystal Drops for a little something extra.
Giveaway: To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, February 24th 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.
Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!
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