Colour combination inspiration

As part of a cardswap group I belong to, each month we are given a technique to make a card with. This month it is a “Scrappy Strip” technique. It is such an easy way to great a really cool background with the added bonus of using all those patterned papers you are hoarding or those scraps you don’t know what to do with!

Follow this link to a video on how to create the background Scrappy Strip Technique.

Once I made the backgrounds I then used the colours in the papers to colour images for each card. I also had matching embellishments for the papers I used.

Of course my go to images for these cards were the Danielle Donaldson range of girls from Stamping Bella.

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Totally Tropical

I made this card to enter into the current Seize the Birthday challenge – Totally Tropical . This Avery Elle stamp set is my go to when I want a tropical theme.

products used

  • Avery Elle Tweet Tweet
  • My Favorite ThingsStitched Heart Stax
  • Lia Griffiths – Frosted Tissue
  • Distress Oxides – Salty Ocean, Tumble Glass, Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron
  • Copics (see colours below)

Images

  • Stamp images on your preferred alcohol marker cardstock, colour and cut out. I used my Brother Scan N Cut. Colours used as follows:
imageCopic colours
ToucanY35/YR02, G14/BG15, BG02/05/07
Orange BirdY35, YR02, BV04
UmbrellaE11/E23, G02/G14/G16

Background

  • Top Layer
    • Cut out hearts using die (this die set puts stitched lines around hearts but that wasn’t the part I used on this card – I’ll put those aside for another card)
    • Ink blend with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean
  • Card Base
    • Ink blend distress oxide inks Abandoned Coral and Twisted Citron over background.
    • Adhere three colours of fringed frosted tissue to base to fill large heart shape.
  • Adhere top layer to card base.
  • Sentiments
    • Line up sentiments in cut out of two smaller hearts and stamp with black ink.

Finishing

  • Adhere all images using dimensional adhesive foam tape.
  • Adhere crystal embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


Whee….we’re free

I made this card to enter into two challenges – Case this Sketch (I turned the sketch on its side) and Time Out Challenges. I love the Stacey Yacula stamp sets produced by My Favorite Things.

products used

  • Derwent Inktense Pencils (see colours below)
  • My Favorite Things Stacey Yacula Sky High
  • Altenew Circled Sentiments
  • Altenew Ink Razzleberry
  • Blue Cardstock
  • Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Heidi Swapp Washi Tape
  • Foil Washi Tape

Images

  • Stamp images on your preferred watercolour cardstock, colour using Derwent Inktense Pencils and cut out. I used my Brother Scan N Cut. Colours used as follows:
imageInktense colours
PlaneFelt Green
FoxWillow/Baked Earth
HedgehogBaked Earth
FlagFuschia
CloudsIndian Ink
BirdIris Blue/Baked Earth

Background

  • Cut rectangle out of blue cardstock with stitched die.
  • Sponge Distress Oxide Salty Ocean around edges.
  • Adhere to cardbase.

Sentiment

  • Stamp circle sentiment onto white cardstock with Altenew Razzleberry ink
  • Cut out with a circle die. I used a larger die so it had a border around it.

Finishing

  • Adhere all images using dimensional adhesive foam tape.
  • I added the dotted washi tape to white cardstock and cut into two strips. I wanted to add some extra green into scene so I added a strip of green foil tape to background first.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip