Archive for May, 2010
This rainbow chalk ink pad was already out on my work table, so I used it again. I really like the colors and soft, chalk finish. The pad is one I made w/ chalk reinkers and a blank Kaleidacolor pad. I stamped the image and sentiment w/ the ink, trimmed and inked the edges w/ the coral color. For the embossed panel, I used a Sizzix folder that was sold as a Christmas set, but I like the pattern. After embossing, I sponged on the chalk ink (the background started as white).
For the largest rainbow background, I started w/ a 4.25 x 5.5 white piece and sponged on all the colors of my chalk rainbow pad. My lower layer is made up of two garden trellis punched bands back to back. The other layers were added on top. The sentiment is attached to just the loop edge of the garden trellis and makes up my top, horizontal band.
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stamps: ODBD – God’s Hands
paper: white, ivory
ink: various chalk inks (these are Fresco, but I don’t know if they’re still available. I’m sure VersaMark or Colorbox have similar colors)
accessories: Sizzix Christmas embossing folder, Martha Stewart garden trellis border punch, SU ticket corner punch
Stampers are always mesmerized by colors, huh? What a lovely way to use your scraps or possibly colors you’d never consider experimenting with! So, we challenge you to give it a try and share your results! Plus, one more thing, the Rustic Artsy Swirls sheet is on SALE!
Here’s a link to a Monochromatic Color Chart: http://websitetips.com/colortools/sitepro/
For my card, I stamped the background on turquoise paper with lime ink. I used the tiny specks and teal ink on teal, olive and grass green card stock, then stamped the different sizes of flowers and cut them out. The sentiment and butterflies were stamped on grass green c/s that was spritzed with bleach. A little color was added to the large butterfly with a marker.
On the green frame, I used an embossing border to create my frame and sponged it w/ calypso blue ink. The teal card was also stamped with the specks background image.
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stamps: ISC – Rustic Artsy Swirls, Odd Findings, Background Series Little Specks, Let it Bloom
paper: grass green, teal, olive, turquoise
ink: Ranger Archival teal, Ancient Page lime, calypso blue
accessories: stylus (to shape flowers), foam tape, Cuttlebug flourish borders embossing folder, word window punch, spritzer w/ bleach