Wednesday, 9 May 2018

#CI33 Colour Inkspiration - Detailed Dragonfly's

Hello and welcome to my blog 😊 

I am so very excited to announce that I have been asked to join the Colour Inkspiration Crew!
It was officially announced over on the FaceBook group for the #CI32 challenge for my last hop as guest designer.
Look... I even have a crew member badge.

To say that I am over the moon is just a little bit of an understatement 😄
These people that make up this awesome crew are all so inpiring and are true artists in this field of papercrafting. 

Colour INKspiration is a facebook group dedicated to inspiring us to create and share with the fortnightly gorgeous colour palettes chosen by the Design Team.
If you love creating with colour then this page is for you. 
Click HERE to request to join, or click the Challenge banner below AND JOIN IN THE FUN 😊

Here are the gorgeous colours for this fortnights challenge
Night of Navy Marina Mist Very Vanilla Always Artichoke and Sahara Sand.
Just beautiful!

You have joined me from the wonderful Tanya Bell's page and I know that you would have been inspired by her beautiful Mothers Day card. I certainly was! 
All those Delicious layers 😍

I chose to use a set that has been hiding on my shelf for a number of months. I adore this set from the time it was released and still do today.
 I have combined it with something new and fabulous!

Here is my project

 Delightfully Detailed Dragonfly's

#KOCreationsCards #Dragonflydreams #Delightfullydetailedlasercutspecialtypaper #ColourINKspiration #CI33 #Inspiredbynature

Items Used

  •  Dragonfly Dreams stamp set plus the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits
  • Thick Very Vanilla card stock
  • Night Of Navy card stock 
  • Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (soon to be released)
  • Marina Mist Ink Pad (retiring)
  • Always Artichoke Ink Pad (retiring)
  • Sahara Sand Ink Pad
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes (retiring)

Basic Instructions

  • Place a piece of A4 thick Night of Navy into the Stampin' Trimmer landscape orientation, Score at 14.9 cm = 5 13/16". Turn to portrait orientation and cut at 10.5 cm = 4 1/8" Fold on score line and burnish. This will give you 2 card bases with a top fold for portrait orientation.
  • Cut 3 pieces of  the Very Vanilla  cardstock at 13.5cm = 5 5/16"x 9.5cm = 3 11/16" 1 for card front, 1 for dragonfly images and one for inside of card. 
  • Using a Sponge Brayer and Marina Mist Lightly colour the centre of the Very Vanilla. 
  • Wash the brayer and  refill with Always Artichoke ink and colour the piece of the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper.This adds texture and interest to the central area.
  • Adhere the coloured laser cut sheet into position centrally over the Marina Mist coloured area with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Stamp the dragonfly's onto the Very Vanilla. First part (body) is stamped in Sahara Sand, second step stamp (solid wings) is stamped in Marina Mist for one and in Always Artichoke for the other.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy and Marina Mist and die cut* (READ NOTE BELOW)
  • Die cut another label from a scrap piece of Night of Navy and layer the stamped sentiment over the top.
  • Adhere dragonfly's with dimensionals and apply Wink Of Stella to the wings and the silver Enamel Shapes to the body.
  • Adhere sentiment with multipurpose glue. 
To get ombre effect, ink top half of stamp with Marina Mist and then ink bottom half in Night Of Navy. Stamp as usual.
When die cutting the sentiment place one edge of the die closer to the start of SENTIMENT.
To shorten the sentiment label reposition sentiment under the die to match the first edge and run through the big shot again. Trim the edges (top and bottom just a little) this will give you enough space to show the Night of Navy label underneath.

Front View

#KOCreationsCards #Dragonflydreams #Delightfullydetailedlasercutspecialtypaper #ColourINKspiration #CI33 #Inspiredbynature

Up next we have Elizabeth Gross sharing her beautiful inspirations using some more new and wonderful products  

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  1. I love the way you've shown off this gorgeous laser cut paper!! What a brilliant idea, and the sponging gives it a fabulous soft look. It's so lovely to see the dragonflies coloured like this!! Such a beautiful way to use these colours.

  2. Fab way to mix old and new products Kim. I love your ombre sentiment - very cool. Welcome to Colour INKspiration!

  3. I love that Artichoke dragonfly Kim, great mix of products. xx


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