Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Dandelion Wishes #CI39 Subtles Collection

Hello and welcome to this fortnights Colour INKspiration challenge #CI39  😊

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Here is the Challenge Palette for #CI39

 The colour choices this quarter are just amazing.
The NEW SUBTLES collection! The new collection has a couple of the new colours mixed in.
You get to choose ANY 3 of these gorgeous colours for this challenge, plus you can add to your mix any of Basics colours (White, Black or Very Vanilla) or the Metallics.

Here are my chosen colours from the Subtles collection above for #CI39

I tried mixing techniques for my card today.

The Bokeh Technique
Acetate Embossed Overlay

Here is my Project.


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For my card base I used a technique called Bokeh. I have seen people buy templates and even make their own templates to create this technique, but I always find the easiest way to achieve this look is by using our good old Stampin' Up!® Sponge Daubers and our gorgeous rich inks 😊

I taught myself the Acetate Embossed Overlay. Using a piece of Window Sheet (Acetate) to create a clear overlay. 
Now this was tricky, but I was super impressed with how it looks. Especially for my first try.
The window sheet is used as an overlay for my Bokeh background.

Frontal View

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Want to give Heat Embossing on Window Sheets a try?

You emboss it exactly the same as you would on normal cardstock right up until the heating point. The heating point to melt/gloss the embossing powder is the stage where you have to be VERY PATIENT and CAREFUL. 
If you try to work to fast you will warp the acetate sheet. 
  • Dust Acetate with Embossing Buddy
  • Stamp image in Versamark
  • Dust with chosen Embossing powder and tap off excess. You might need a brush to get excess powder off closer to the image.
  • *Hold the heat tool roughly 5-6" from the window sheet and wave over the powdered/embossed area 2-3 times and then remove heat tool from the area* 
  • Let acetate sheet cool before repeating steps. 
  • Repeat this until all the embossing powder has melted and gone glossy.
  • Once cooled wipe GENTLY with a clean cloth to remove the Buddy dust.
  1. You must have your heat tool HOT before starting to melt the embossing powder. So make sure you warm it up before waving over the powder on your window sheet.
  2. Don't move the heat tool around slowly like you would on cardstock. If the tool stays in one place too long it will melt and warp your window sheet. Too fast is also not going to get results! It is roughly the pace of a conductor conducting a waltz? If that helps at all lol. 
Trial and error is always the best teacher.

I do hope you liked my little project for you today. 
I hope it inspired you to try some new colours and techniques.

Up next we have sharing her beautiful inspirations the gorgeus Tanya Bell.

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  1. Thankyou for the great tips about heat embossing onto window sheets. I might try this. And your bokeh is totally gorgeous. I really love green so your card has all the best things!!!

  2. Great Bokeh card Kim it’s gorgeous x

  3. Wow - absolutely stunning bokeh Kim - nailed it! Kelly x

  4. Beautiful Bokeh, Kim. I love how you have used the 3 Greens from the Subtles Collection and striking with White. D xox

  5. I love your monochromatic palette for this challenge, such a stunning way to show of the beautiful greens in the subtles collection.

  6. Full of greeny gorgeousness. Love the conductor tip. X


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