Hello and welcome to Create With Connie & Mary’s Thursday Challenge! Today we have a color challenge for which I use the Calming Camellia stamp set, a free hostess Sale-A-Bration set with a qualifying party. Why not host a party and earn this beautiful set?
The Color Challenge:
You might be wondering where I got the title for this post, “Abstract Camellia.” I am using the Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Abstract Beauty Cards & Envelopes along with the Calming Camellia Sale-A-Bration (SAB) stamp set, combining the two thus, Abstract Camellia.
Details of the Camellias:
The Calming Camellia is a Distinkive Stamp™ and, inked with the same color, stamps in different shades of that color. I decided to see what it would look like if I used my Just Jade, Blushing Bride, and Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stamp, huff on it to remoisten the ink, and stamp it. I loved the result! Therefore, I trimmed the panel, layered it onto a slightly larger Just Jade panel, and dimensioned it onto the Night of Navy card from the cards and envelopes pack.
I chose a piece of DSP from the Abstract Beauty pack, trimmed it to 3 1/2″ x 1 1/4″, and glued it below the focal panel. Because it has gold flecks in it, I chose the Jade and Gold 1/4″ ribbon from the annual catalog, made a bow, and adhered it to the Camellias with a Mini Glue Dot.
After stamping the sentiment with Night of Navy ink onto Blushing Bride cardstock, I die-cut it with the smallest of the four rectangles in the Stitched Rectangle die set. I used dimensionals to adhere it to the center of the DSP. Additionally, I added three Gilded Gems for some extra bling.
The technique of adding color directly to a stamp with markers is a testament to why we still need the Stampin’ Write Markers along with the alcohol markers. They each serve a distinctively different purpose. I encourage you to click HERE to see what the other design team members have made to meet this color challenge. There are some beautiful cards! Until next time…