Today’s project was inspired by the most amazing piece of card artistry that I have seen in a long time. It was created by a fellow demonstrator Sheran Rigg who lives in Virginia using one of the new color mediums offered in the Occasions Catalog – Brusho Crystal Colour (watercolor ink crystals). Here is her card:
Believe it or not I did not order the Brusho – I didn’t think it would be something that I would ever use or want. But now after seeing this card and many other cards that my fellow demonstrators have made and shared using this new color medium, I of course must now have it. Especially since I was not able to recreate this look using the tools I have on hand.
After about four attempts to recreate Sheran’s card which she had stamped onto glossy white cardstock, heat embossed in gold and then added the Brusho by mixing the crystals with rubbing alcohol (so it dries faster) and carefully “dropping” it onto the card in specific areas, I threw up my hands in defeat and opted to recreate her layout as a stained glass technique. So here is my version of her card:
Both the Amazing You stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits are Sale-A-Bration items (Level 1 and Level 2, respectively) and can be earned for FREE with a $50 (Level1) or $100 (Level 2) purchase (before tax and shipping). On a side note, the Celebrate You Thinlits will be available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. (I believe this is the first time that a Sale-A-Bration item has ever been carried over!)
Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart with the quick click on the thumbnails below:
You cannot tell from the photos, but I stamped the flowers onto a piece of vellum cut to 4.00″ x 5.25″ in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coated with clear embossing powder (since I was stamping multiple times I applied the embossing powder to each flower after I stamped so the ink did not dry) and then heat set. As with yesterday’s project, I flipped over the vellum piece and colored the flowers on the back side and when assembling the card front it is attached colored side down, embossed side up (I used mini glue dots strategically placed (behind stamped images) so they could not be seen through the vellum.
The vellum itself is attached to a piece of Glossy White cardstock cut to the same size, which in turn is attached to a piece of Basic Black cardstock that is 1/8″ larger on all four sides. This piece is attached to the card base with dimensionals.
The “celebrate” is die cut using the Celebrate You thinlits. I coated the front in VersaMark and then added clear embossing powder and heat set so that it blends in with the shininess of the rest of the card. It is attached to the card front with fine-tip glue.
If you have any other questions regarding the design elements of this card do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.