I can't believe it's Friday again so quickly! I hope you've all had a great week I've been up and down the country this week and had a great time workshopping and demoing Ive met some lovely people and want to say Hi to all the ladies in Fleetwood that I spent the last 2 days with. I mention this because the first ladies I met yesterday wanted to know all about the Cosmic Shimmer Colour cloud blending inks, something I hadn't prepped but always have with me. Luckily we came up with this card between us to show the different techniques you can do with this ink and I said I would give a list of the 12 colours I carry as my basic kit so hat list is at the end of this post.
I started by making a Bokah background using lilac whisper and indigo mist colour cloud and a smoothie on a piece of A5 card. Next I ran along the edge with the indigo mist (again with the smoothie) and blended over the background using the Lilac Whisper that was left on my smoothie.
Next step was stamping, I inked up my shaded poinsettia stamp using Indigo mist and the smoothie and stamped this on the back of the background piece. Next I cut these out using the matching classic poinsettia die from Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. To make up the poinsettia i shaded around the leaves using the indigo mist (again with what was left on the smoothie) and made up the poinsettia by pinching each leaf or petal and sticking the 3 sizes together in the centre.
The next step was to add a piece of coconut white card to the reverse covered in double sided adhesive sheet and added diamond snow over the poinsettias that are revealed where they were cut. I added a small gold dazzler in the centre of each poinsettia cut and shaded over the diamond snow, again using what was left on the smoothie.
I coloured some white double sided satin ribbon with the lilac whisper colour cloud and ran a strip across the bottom. I coloured some of the thinner ribbon in the pack and tied a few strips onto the larger ribbon strip and placed the made up poinsettia over the knot.
A few mats and layers and the card was finished however I love the fact that everything on the front is made from one sheet of A5 coconut card stock even the poinsettia.
Another Colour Cloud card tomorrow using different techniques!
Colour Cloud Kit
set 1 - Turquoise Pool, Fresh Grass & Basil Leaf
set 2 - Lemon Merinque, Barely Nude & Natural Rosewood
set 3 - Clear day, Ocean blue & Indigo Mist
Set 4 - Crimson kiss, Pretty in Pink & Lilac whisper