Friday, 9 June 2017

Color My World

This card was made for three challenges: StampTV MIUM - Let the Music Move You (We had to pick a song and use it for inspiration); StampTV Kit Addicts - Water Color; and Mod Squad - Spark It Up (We had to have some sparkle on our card).

The song I chose for my inspiration was Color My World by Chicago. The sentiment is a perfect match and I chose to do a watercolour background with rainbow colours.

I used a piece of watercolour paper and covered it with water. I used an acetate stamping block as my palette and inked it up with ink pads. Most of them were ink cubes so that made it really easy. I started with red at the bottom and worked my way up to purple. Once the background was completely dry, I stamped the balloons and used a Wink of Stella pen to give them lots of sparkle.

I stamped the sentiment using my homemade stamp positioner. I inked up the first part with red and stamped it. Then I inked up the next part of the sentiment with orange and stamped it. I continued until I had the whole sentiment stamped, using the same colours that I had used for the background. Using the stamp positioner made sure that it stamped in the same place every time. I cleaned the stamp and used VersaMark to stamp over the sentiment, added some glitter embossing powder and heat set it. I used a square punch to flag the ends of the sentiment strip.

I used a piece of black cardstock to mat the background and then attached it to a white card base. I used some foam squares to pop up the sentiment.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs: Art From the Heart, Happy Birthday to You stamp sets
                             Red Velvet, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Jelly Bean Green, Powder Blue, 
                                       Wild Lilac ink
Hilroy watercolour paper
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
VersaMark ink
Wink of Stella pen
ek tools 1" punch
white and black cardstock, foam squares and glitter embossing powder from my stash


  1. Fantastic card and you got everything needed for all the challenges you entered. I love those sparkly balloons and the neat background.

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  3. What an awesome card. I love all your colors, especially the way you have colored the greeting. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at The Mod Squad!!!

  4. Great job. I especially liked the rainbow effect on the stamped sentiment.


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