Thursday, July 6, 2017

Altenew July 2017 Inspiration Challenge

Hello:) I have a Beautiful Mess to share with you today!

Since it is July, HOT and Watermelon season
I decided to work with the colors from the Altenew July 2017 Inspiration Challenge inspiration photo. Layered Floral Cover Dies A & B are the foundation to each of my cards. When playing with the cover dies, I find that I make several cards at a time. For this creative afternoon session, I made 4 cards..each unique in their own way:)

Starting out, I cut  Cover A from white cardstock, and used it as a stencil for the first card. Inking with Crisp inks: Ruby Red and Puffy Heart. Cover plate B helped with the extra detail in the leaves using Bamboo and Olive. Then I colored just a bit with the Artistic markers:R304 and R318.  For the sentiment, I reached for the Floral Frame stamp set. I found the tiny "seeds" in this set as well, inked with Jet Black crisp ink.

For the next card I used the Covers A and B that I had used as stencils on the card above and layered them together onto a White cardbase to create a pretty Watermelon colored card with a totally different look:) Those Platinum Embossed butterflies are from the Botanical Garden Stamp and die bundle. Label Love added the much needed touch of Black for the sentiment. I was pleasantly surprised to find that  ANTIQUE ROSE NUVO Crystal Drops matched the Liquid Platinum EP perfectly!!

For my next two cards I just used Floral Cover A.  
This one is SUPER CAS..I simply left the negative cuts on the Cover Die and carefully added glue to each piece..then placed a White A2 sized piece of CS on top and rolled it with a brayer tool.  Lifted the metal cover die off  to reveal a beautiful white on white floral texture:) This time I inked the Label Love  sentiment in Ruby Red crisp ink under lined it with a strip of glitter tape  and embellished it with Enamel dots  from the New Day Card Kit. I LOVE how these dots are matte finish!

 And the final card has the Cover A cut from white CS; glued to a white cardbase and layered with elements from the Reflection Scrapbook kit. EEEK! In writing this post I see that EACH item from the kit can be purchased separately!! Even the GORGEOUS box:)

There you are:) 4 happy cards with not much effort!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you take some time to create something you LOVE today.


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  1. Oh, i like your watermelon reds! These are lovely!!

  2. OMGGGG totally blown awayyyyy. These look absolutely stunning! I caant pick a favourite. I love them all.

  3. They are wonderful - so pretty - love the colors

  4. These are definitely on my wish list! Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards!

  5. Rocked it out of the ballpark LauraJane, oooh those watermelon flowers are uber cool!

  6. Wow super gorgeous cards! I just received those dies too and I'm dying to use them. Thanks for all the ideas!


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