It is Thursday and time for a new Create with Connie & Mary Challenge. This week it is a color challenge.
I arrange my stamp sets alphabetically and keep my new sets in a separate area. Why? I want to easily access the new sets and be sure to use them. This strategy works for me and helps me to not forget about sets. The only drawback is that I forget to look at the sets that I have used and are part of the main section of stamps. I am now making an effort to use those sets too. Some of them have not been used in a while which makes them almost new to me.
Starting with the letter A, the Artistically Inked bundle! What a beautiful bundle of products. This is a Distinktive stamp set. This type of stamps created this almost watercolored looking image. The large flower was stamped in Calypso Coral ink (full strength) and because it is a Distinktive stamp there are different opacities on the one image. The two smaller flowers were also inked in Calypso Coral ink but stamped off once for a less intense color. Stamping off is a good way to get more out of the ink colors you have.
The beautiful large leaves was cut using the Artistic Dies from Gold Metallic Specialty Paper. There is texture to the Gold paper and also a shimmer that is hard for me to capture. The thanks was heat embossed using Gold Embossing Powder and then fussy cut out.
The gold twine is from the Simply Elegant Trim pack. When I use this twine I cut a slit on the sides of the card stock to prevent it from slipping. I also add a tiny dot of glue behind the knot to keep it in place and also prevent it from coming untied. I also added a few Gold Metallic Pearls around the images.
I had a leftover strip of the Gold Metallic Paper so I added it to the inside along with a medium sized flower in Calypso Coral and a leaves in Soft Succulent.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created using the colors from the challenge,