Today's bright and fun card came about when I was inspired by the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger, Watercolor Butterflies! You can find that challenge HERE.
I was inspired by the colors…I didn't watercolor, but instead sponged on color gradually changing from one color to the next. If you try this, be sure to put colors next to eachother that “go together”. For instance, I put Pumpkin Pie between Daffodil Delight and Regal Rose (yellow and pink or red mixed together make orange, so the gradual shading of these colors worked!).
I added a butterfly to my crochet trim for a fun touch of whimsy, while tying in the butterflies from the Trigger.
Heat Embossing the Inspired by Nature image first made the image resist my sponging and created a beautiful background. View the video to see how this card was made (if viewing in a feed, click the title of the post to visit my blog):
Stampin' Up Supplies:
- Inspired by Nature Stamp Set, Elizabeth Stamp, Petite Pairs Stamp Set
- Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Craft
- Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso
- Accessories: Matchbox Die (for the label), Scallop Oval Punch, Sponges, Crochet Trim, Basic Pearls, Mini Glue Dots, Beautiful Wings Die, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Scallop Trim Border Punch
If you like this tutorial on how to add wonderful color to your projects, you would love the Color My World event at StampNation!
Every video tutorial added to SN this month has featured a coloring technique…NINE have been added already and TWO more are coming!