It’s such an honour to be chosen to join the Colour Inkspiration Challenge tour. I enjoy these challenges immensely, and love to see what the many talented and creative crafters imagine for each colour challenge. This round features one of my absolute favorite combinations!
I LOVE crafting in black and white! There’s something about it that really satisfies me, and when I learned that was the combination for this challenge I was delighted! I created a lot of different cards for this challenge, and I’ll be sure to share some of them over the fortnight. I’ve chosen just one for today:
- Stamps: Climbing Orchid (retiring with the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog)
- Colour Palette: Whisper White, Basic Black, and Lemon Lime Twist (a 2017-2019 In Colour, retiring with the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog)
- Accessories: Big Shot, Orchid Builder Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Botanical Butterfly DSP (2019 Sale-a-bration), Stampin’ Write markers, Vellum Card Stock, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen
- The “spritz” is made with a very old tool that Stampin’ Up! sold – and retired – eons ago. I love mine, and I kept it. You can get a similar effect by tapping a brush loaded with colour over your project.
A few construction tips:
- Because I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits as a mat, I had to commit to that shape for my focal point. I assembled my orchids and arranged them on the card stock until I was satisfied before adhering them to the base.
- The orchid layers are assembled with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and are also adhered to the base with them as well.
- In my humble opinion, the leaves in the stamp set are Just Wrong. (I have orchids growing in my garden – nuff said.) I ended up free-hand drawing the stem and leaves with the Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker. By outlining first and filling in the shape with careful linear strokes I was able to create an interesting high/low colour texture.
- The sentiment is inked in Stazon to avoid smearing on the vellum.
- The vellum layer is adhered to the card front with a very thin line from the Fine Tip Glue Pen on either end. It dried and left no trace.
- Start with your black and white elements. The pop will reveal itself.
Are you ready to play? Just dive right in! Seriously, you just can’t go wrong with this combination! When you’re ready, share your project HERE and be sure to tag it #CI54.
If you’d like a little more inspiration before you start, continue on the tour. You’re headed to Kelly Kent, and she’s created a very charming card. I think you’ll love it!