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Monochromatic Pumpkin Pie – Rock & Roll

Pumpkin Pie – it’s one of those colours that hasn’t had a lot of love from me. Do you find you have some colours like that? The time had to come with our Monochromatic Insta Hop where we featured the beauty of Pumpkin Pie.

A guitar from the Rock Star bundle was perfect with this colour. I stamped it in Stazon ink on Fluid 100 Cardstock and watercoloured it with Pumpkin Pie ink refill and a Water Painter. This allowed me to get different variations of the colour.

The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Cardstock which I had in my ‘spare parts’ pile. Last week I created a background with Pumpkin Pie using one of our masks but I really wasn’t feeling anything creative with it. So I set it aside for another time and this project was it.

The Country Woods Designer Series Paper used in the background is a new release from the upcoming Annual Catalogue. I blended Pumpkin Pie ink over it to coordinate with our theme.

To create the lightning bolts, I blended Pumpkin Pie ink over a piece of the Calypso Coral DSP from the Hello, Irresistible pack. After die cutting these, I heat embossed each one in Clear Embossing Powder 4 times to create an embellishment.

I coordinated the musical theme with embossing using the Merry Melody Embossing Folder and some music notes from the Sweet Songbirds stamp set. Both these products and the Rock Star bundle and coordinating suite are retiring. Make sure you add them to your stash if you love some music themed projects.

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Perched in a Tree – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

For the Day 22 colour combo of the 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge, I pulled out one of my favourites and therefore well-used stamp sets – Perched in a Tree. This little bird has provided me hours of creativity and for this card I chose to watercolour it to add some subtle colour.

Watercolouring is such a relaxing technique and what I love about it is that every image will turn out different making each creation unique. I coloured the bird in a combination of Fresh Freesia and Lost Lagoon.

You can get all the tips on how to colour this bird and assemble the card in my YouTube tutorial linked below.

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Gilding your Embossed Backgrounds

When I saw the theme at Just Add Ink Challenges #655 I knew I had to take part. Music has been a part of my life since the day I was born. With a mother who was a piano teacher and choir directress we were a home immersed in it’s rich heritage.

I chose the Enjoy the Rhythm stamp set with an idea of making more of a guy card. Taking a panel of Fresh as a Daisy Designer Series Paper, I embossed it with the Merry Melody Embossing Folder. This Pebble Path sheet has a dry brush look background which immediately added a light and dark area to the embossing.

I went over the embossing with Tuxedo Black, using a Sponge Dauber to highlight the music notes.

Next I added a banner with the Dry Brushed Metallic Paper which was a look I liked. At this point I decided to add the Gilded Leafing over the embossed panel as I felt it would work well against the Specialty Paper. I used a brush and my fingers to smoothen the surface and take off the excess. Have you played with Gilded Leafing? It’s a fun product which adds beautiful texture.

There are different ways you can apply Gilded Leafing. On this card, I roughly dragged the Versamark Ink Pad in the areas that I wanted the gold on. Then I applied Heat & Stick Powder over these areas, activating the stickiness by heating it with a Heat Tool. Next I laid the embossed panel face down into my Gilded Leafing container.

TIPS FOR WORKING WITH GILDED LEAFING

  • Transfer the Gilded Leafing to a larger box.
    It comes packaged in a small container. By transferring it to a larger container, I’m able to place a card front in it and have more space to work with it.
  • Use the brush from the Embossing Additions Tool Kit to brush away the excess.
  • Don’t breathe over it or sneeze on it! It will fly away everywhere!

Using Paper Snips, I gently scraped off some of the Gilded Leafing to expose the notes and stave. I really liked this background which highlighted the embossed detail even more and gave it a bit of a ‘funky’ look.

On the sentiment panel, I stamped sections of the piano keys by masking off the sentiment, to create some added texture. The guitar which has been coloured with Stampin’ Blends was kept simple against the gold tinged background.

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