Good morning, y’all! It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! We’ve got a color challenge to work with today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table! I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!
I thought that the colors we had to choose from – we got five and were to pick at least 3! – would be a perfect opportunity to show off the pretty Tranquil Thoughts bundle. So..that’s what I did! Take a look-see:
And – here’s our challenge badge – you can see I picked Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Highland Heather.
And I borrowed some inspiration for the layout from the sketch challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches.
I started with a piece of Seaside Spray paper from the 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP that I matted on Highland Heather cardstock for the card front.
Next, I cut a smaller Basic White panel. Using my Blending Brushes, I first blended Seaside Spray ink around the edges – letting it come in to the center, but leaving it mostly open. Then I followed up with some Highland Heather blending.
In the middle of the panel, I stamped a Tranquil Thoughts sentiment in Highland Heather. Then I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.
Using the big die in the Tranquil Die set, I cut two of the cuts in Misty Moonlight. I stacked them together with Liquid Glue – then popped them over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Tip: don’t be shy with the dimensionals – use them generously, and cut some little pieces to support the smaller leaves. 😉
I looped some Misty Moonlight/Silver twine (from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) into a loose figure-8 and adhered it to the card front with Glue Dots.
I had a blue butterfly (squint yer eyes, I’m pretty sure it’s Misty Moonlight. And…some other color pretty darned close!!) in my bowl of dies cuts. This is cut from some of the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP cut with the big die in the Brilliant Wings Dies. These are both coming on 2 March! He was just calling me – so…on he went with a little Liquid Glue.
I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the wings of the butterfly – and around the edges of the big die cut – like a shadow on the card front. Finally, I added some Opal Rounds and the card front was done!
On the inside, I used several of the leaves images in Tranquil Thoughts in Misty Moonlight and Seaside Spray around the edges of a Basic White panel. Then I brushed Seaside Spray and Highland Heather around the panel with Blending Brushes.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Highland Heather mat and into my Misty Moonlight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Tranquil Thoughts leaves on the front…
…and more of the Seaside Spray 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I know – you probably figured I’d use Rococo Rose and Old Olive with this set. But…I really like how it looks in these colors, don’t you? Tranquil Thoughts has some really pretty sentiments – love the fonts and the words! – and the die cuts in the bundled Tranquil Dies are wunnermus! The possibilities are endless with this bundle!!
I hope you like!
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Have fun on the Hop!!
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Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Tranquil die cut on front – x2
Highland Heather Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Basic White Cardstock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (panel on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
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