Thursday, 17 March 2016

Not Quite Navy Indeed

Back again, this time with a card for the new colour challenge at CAS Colours &Sketches . There are usually three colours in the palette for these challenges and we like that you use all three plus a neutral black/ white for stamping. I have used all three but you might be mistaken in thinking that I haven't since I used the very dark navy for blending and it's not come out as dark as I'd hoped. Take a look and you'll see what I mean

I stamped the image from an old set called Just believe in the pale blue and Watermelon. I used clear embossing powder and the emboss/ resist technique. Then, using a circle as a mask I blended the navy over the top, but just couldn't get it to go very dark. I promise you it is the right colour ink!

I used a piece of DP for a mat and then, as the embossing powder was out on my table, I made a 'cracked glass/tile' with the sentiment, which is from Happiest Birthday Wishes.  Basically, you just add several layers of embossing powder over your image and then, when it's cool, bend it to crack the glaze. You can see the cracks on the close up shot below.

I used a final white cardstock layer to 'crisp up' the appearance of my card. The photos have a bit of a blue cast, I'll try and get a better one in the daylight later.


  1. Fab techniques you've used for this card. Love the circle window's contrast with the rest of the card.

  2. This is lovely! And I learned a new technique, thank you! I really like the flowers and grass, especially over the moon. Caro x

  3. I absolutely love the cracked glass tile, I'm going to have to try that technique. Thanks for sharing. Liz x

  4. Love the flowers against the nighttime sky and how the striped mat picks up the watermelon color from the flowers. Super job with your cracked glass sentiment panel. Great card!


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