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Colour Combo Blog Hop – March 2020

Hi friends,

It’s my first time participating in the Colour Combo Blog Hop and I am so excited to be part of it. I love my pinks and for my first challenge I don’t just get 1 but wait … I get 2 pinks to work with. 

Colour Combo Blog Hop March 2020

Welcome to those of you who are visiting me for the first time today and for those of you who are regulars here. I’m so glad you have been able to take some time to stop by and see what I have got to share with you today. 

I’ve got a couple of cards today using the Wax Resist technique and the Dressed to Impress bundle. The first card uses Melon Mambo over the Wax Resist Technique. I used a sponge dauber to add Blushing Bride to the perfume bottle which was inspired by one those famous brands!

Wax Resist Technique

Supplies 

  • Wax paper
  • Whisper White cardstock 
  • Embossing Folder
  • 1 piece A3 paper
  • Iron

Directions

  • Cut your 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock and wax paper to the same size. For these cards I cut mine to 9.3cm x 13.6cm
  • Place the wax paper in the embossing folder and emboss as normal. You may need to add an extra shim if it doesn’t have enough pressure going through the die cutting machine. Take your wax paper out of the embossing folder.
  • Place wax paper in-between the 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock
  • Take an A3 sheet of paper (I used a sheet of grid paper) and fold in half. Place the wax paper/cardstock sandwich within the A3/grid paper. 
  • Using a very hot iron (no steam), iron over the folded paper, ensuring that you iron over every section of the wax paper. This doesn’t take long. Probably about 20-30 seconds. 
  • The side of the 2 pieces of cardstock which were facing the wax paper will have the image of the embossing folder. Ensure that you keep those sides facing up as it’s hard to tell which side is embossed. This will give you 2 card fronts.
  • Using a sponge dauber, add colour over the embossed card. The wax will ‘resist’ the colour. Using a tissue, wipe over the card to take off any excess ink and it will make the embossed image stand out even more. 

This second card has a Blushing Bride Wax Resist base. The shoes were coloured with Stampin’ Write markers and the flowers with a sponge dauber. I love using a sponge dauber to add subtle colour to a project – in this case, I didn’t want the Crushed Curry to be too strong so i just sponged a bit of colour in. 

Hope you have enjoyed this technique and I’d love to see you back again for more papercrafting fun. You can find all the products I have used, listed at the bottom of this post.

Click on the next button to see what lovely project Sharon Dalton has for you. Make sure you hop through all the blogs to see the beautiful projects and we would appreciate your lovely comments too. 

 

Colour Combo Blog Hop March 2020

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Step-it-Up Sunday #51 Beautiful You

Hi, 

Hope this Sunday finds you well and refreshed for the week ahead. This week I set out to clear out some incomplete cards and make envelopes for cards – tying up loose ends. There are still so many half done projects I have. Slowly but surely I say.

Today I have got out the Beautiful You stamp set which has been in our catalogue for a couple of years now. This has been such a popular stamp set and I thought it required a spot on ‘Step-it-Up Sunday’. This week I’ve changed my categories to tie in with the categories that Stampin’ Up! promote to make it easier to identify the cards which might be suitable for the various types of crafters. 

I started off with a piece of Designer Series Paper and then worked out my colour combination from there. 

Beginner

Step-it-Up Sunday Stampin' Up! Beautiful You stamp set Beginner Crafter

I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the lady onto Whisper White cardstock. What I love about this stamp set are those scribbly images that add colour by just stamping. The dress was stamped in Grapefruit Grove and the water in Coastal Cabana which has been stamped off once.

I used a border stamp from Southern Serenade stamp set to add some extra interest to this panel. The sentiment is from the Botanical Bliss stamp set. 

Casual

To step this card up, I stamped the image in Stazon ink onto Shimmery white cardstock. Then I created a mask and water coloured around the lady with Coastal Cabana and Grapefruit Grove ink refills. Using a sponge dauber, I distressed the edges of the cardstock with these same colours. 

Step-it-Up Sunday Stampin' Up! Beautiful You stamp set Casual crafter Watercolour wash with ink refills

The laser cut paper has been coloured with the Stampin’ Blend to match the project. 

Avid

Step-it-Up Sunday Stampin' Up! Beautiful You stamp set Avid Crafter, Lasercut paper, Delicately Detailed Specialty DSP, Masking, Stencil

Some extra detail was added to the base card using a doily mask and a sponge dauber. The Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack came in so handy to embellish and add just that little bit more. I have got so much use out of this pack and have used it in various ways. I’ve even die cut the leaves out of one of the cards in this pack. 

Specialty DSP Save your paper

The black laser cut paper really adds a nice touch. I wasn’t happy that I was losing half of it behind my main panel so I punched out a circle from it to get more use out of it. Then I added this to the sentiment. 

Step it up Sunday Create a handmade card with Beautiful You stamp set by Stampin Up

Hope you’ve enjoyed these cards and please leave any comments and feedback. I’d love to hear from you. 


 

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