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.
Hugs,

LauraJane:)

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6 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  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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