It’s the last Friday of the month and that means we are featuring one of our designers at TGIF Challenges. I am thrilled that my good friend, Elizabeth Price, is this month’s Designer Spotlight. I’ve know her for several years and I’m always in awe of her creations. Be sure to check out her blog to see for yourself.
Elizabeth is a master of layering various papers and her use of accessories is always spot on. You can click HERE to see the card I chose to CASE. When I saw what she did with the Hexagon embossing folder, I knew I had to try it myself. For the background, I started by embossing Shimmery White card stock with the Hexagons embossing folder and the Big Shot. I lightly rubbed my Basic Black ink pad onto the folder before running it through the machine to create the black outlines.
I thought that the hexagons resembled the scales on a fish or a mermaid’s tail, so I selected 3 colors that would look iridescent when combined: Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, and Perfect Plum. An Aqua Painter was used to color the hexagons and the Magical Mermaid image. The tail was a blend of the colors and was brushed with the Clear Wink of Stella to make it shimmer.
We are now about 2 weeks away from the launch of the 2017-2018 Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalog. If today’s card doesn’t get you excited about new products, I’m not sure what will.
The color combo of Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, and Old Olive paired with the watercolor look of the papers is simply divine. Because I really wanted to showcase the beauty of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, I went with a sketch from Mojo Monday to give them the attention they deserve. The background paper is a bold watercolor image of daisies. I also added a strip of Calypso Coral pattern paper and an Old Olive pattern. If you’d like to see a few more of the papers from this collection, be sure to check out this card I created last week.
For the main panel, I did some 2-step stamping of the flowers and stems. Colors used were Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Tranquil Tide, and Pool Party. I brushed a bit of Clear Wink of Stella over the flowers to make them shimmer. The greeting is also from the Daisy Delight stamp set and was stamped at the top of the panel in Basic Black Archival Ink.
I honestly can’t believe how perfectly the large daisy turned out! I stamped the Daisy image twice in Daffodil Delight ink onto Whisper White card stock. Next, I punched both images out with the Daisy Punch. Using a bit of ink from the lid of the stamp pads and my Clear Wink of Stella brush, I added some Calypso Coral and Old Olive to the petals in random strokes. For a final touch, I added a Clear Faceted Gem to the center of the daisy.
Will you be adding the Delightful Daisy suite to your first order? Tell me what you think in the comments.
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