Pootler’s Design Team Week 5 –Elegant Monochromatic With Pop Of Colour

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Elegant Monochromatic With Pop Of Colour

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Wow! It’s hard to believe, but it’s actually last week when I am in a Pootler’s Design Team *sniff sniff*. It was a great experience, adventure, and privilege to chosen to be a part of such a great creative team, along with all these talented ladies. And also to stretch my ‘brains’ and a couple of times leave my safe creative corner and think outside of the box 😉 Just a little reminder that this month’s challenge was to come up with different creative ideas/uses for My Hero Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! I also would like to take this opportunity and shout a big ‘thank you’ to my upline for trusting I can stand up to the challenge.

For my final project, I’ve created this striking yet elegant, almost monochromatic card, in shades of grey but with a pop of colour in form of dainty orange flowers.

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For the base of my card I took an A4 sheet of Smoky Slate cardstock, cut it in half at 4-1/8″ and folded in half at 5-7/8″. I run the front of the base through Big Shot with Festive Embossing Folder. The panel is a piece of Basic Grey cardstock that measure 2″ x 5-7/8″. I adhere it to the base with Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

Next, I created my floral composition using Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. I die cut a couple of leaves from vellum and six flowers: three tiny flowers and three small 3D flowers from a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.

Savvy Tip: Don’t know what to do with random off cuts that are to small to use on cards or to punch anything out of them? Don’t throw them away! I save all my off cuts and use them up when need to die cut small elements, flowers, etc using framelits dies 😊

To add a little bit of colour to my flowers I sponged the edges of the tiny flowers with Watermelon Wonder. For 3D flowers, I decided for more ‘dramatic’ look 😉 I sponged entire flowers using Pumpkin Pie ink pad and a dab of Watermelon Wonder to the centres. I also added a large rhinestone to each centre. You can’t really tell from the photos (blame awful English weather 😞) but I’ve added a touch of shimmer using Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush to each flower (tiny ones too).

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Next, I took a strip of vellum ( 1/2″ x 4-1/8″) and stamped a ‘Celebrate’ from My Hero Stamp Set in Versamark. Of course, I’ve used an Embossing Buddy prior to stamping. I heat embossed the sentiment with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Tip: For best results with heat embossing always treat your cardstock, dsp, vellum, etc with embossing buddy. I takes off the statick from the surface of your paper, and makes the powder stick only to the areas you stamped.

Tip 2: If you don’t have an embossing buddy or any other antistatic tool you can use cornflour instead. Just sprinkle a little amount of flour over the surface of your cardstock, spread it with fingers or paint brush, and shake off the excess. Now you can stamp and heat emboss.

I assembled my composition using Glue Dots and liquid adhesive. Two tiny flowers on the vellum banner are hiding adhesive that I’ve used to adhere the banner to the card base.

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I really like how this card turned out. I love the monochromatic, cold look of greys with a pop of bright orange. And what do you think about this colour combination? Do you like it? I would love to hear from you in comments below.

As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to the online shop and don’t forget to enter the hostess code to receive a little gift from me (you can always find a current code on the top right corner of this page).

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sibylle
    Oct 01, 2016 @ 23:11:48

    Your card is strikingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

    Liked by 1 person

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