Thursday, June 7, 2012

Inspired by Color

Good morning everyone! Remember the Tessatina die I used on this card a few days ago? I was playing with making backgrounds and two cards were born as a result. This is the other one. Totally different look to it, right? This card was inspired by a color scheme I saw on Design Seeds called 'Crashing Hues'. I fell in love with it and had to translate it onto a card.


So I matched up the colors to cardstock I already had, SU's Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, PTI's Soft Stone, Ocean Tides and Smoky Shadow. The colors look amazing together! Want to know how I got those super delicate die cuts glued onto the paper? That was a PITA and if anyone has any tips for gluing them down, please share! 
I poured a small puddle of decoupage glue onto a piece of acetate, then rolled a brayer through it, then brayered glue to the back of the die cut. It worked OK, but a bit of glue ended up getting on the front of the die cut. I had to put a thin coat of decoupage glue all over the finished background after gluing down all the die cut strips to hide it.


It's a very pretty background though, and I love it. I colored Stamping Bella's 'Lucille Sends her Love' in blue green and grey Copics. 
I made all the flowers in matching colors using a daisy punch from The Punch Bunch.


Well, that's it! Thanks for stopping by!



10 comments:

  1. Hi Katarina - Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love the background and the colors are perfect. I read your blog daily and you are such an inspiration. Have you tried a Xyron machine to glue down the intricate parts? I would think it would work like a charm.

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    1. Thanks Alice! I have heard of people liking the Xyron for adhering detailed die cuts, but never tried it myself. Maybe it's time I invest in one!

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  2. Love these colors and your flowers! I die cut a lot with my Silhouette and would be lost without my Xyron! I have a small one and the 5". I do make sure to rub it down well to keep the sticky only where I want it.

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  3. This is STUNNING! I love the delicate background and the colours and all those gorg flowers in the corner!!

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  4. This is a case for spray adhesive in my crafty book. Lie the diecut facedown on some newsprint or piece of cardboard (I use a large box)and add a nice lightly but evenly sprayed coat. However,that said... if you used either a sheet of doublestick tape (Sookwang) or used a xyron on the cardstock to do it, after the diecut you'd have all those cool little shapes to stick down and glitter up. That could be fun! And I LOVE this card. You are SO totally enabling me right now. Where's that number for Crafters Anonymous? I need an intervention. LOL

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  5. Beautiful. The colours are awesome. I also use Design Seeds for inspiration. It sounds like you went through a lot of trouble to glue down your flowers. They are so beautiful as well.

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  6. Gorgeous card. Colour combination fantastic. Love your flowers as well. So beautiful.
    Hugs
    Natali

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  7. Hi Wow just had to comment on this the colour palette is out of this world love this stamp and your design Stunning ;0)

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  8. Stunning card! Love the way you color. Like Christy Beans, I would do the Sookwang for such an intricate die.

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