Monday, October 1, 2018

As You See It Challenge #185 - Coolness

This weeks Challenge is all about “coolness” .... 
Using Stampin’ Ups! Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay & Lemon Lime Twist. 

So here’s my take on the “Coolness Challenge “.  My first thought when seeing the above colours was the tropics 🐠 , especially now that the weather is cooing off. 

So I pulled out the inks and began to swipe the colours across the WC paper using a baby wipe. I then misted the colours with water to give a more organic look. To speed things along I used my SU heat gun to dry the WC paper. I’m not the most patient person when it comes to watching things dry 😝
Using a set of Tonic rectangular layering Dies I cut out a base. Then using the tropical leaf stamp and  versamark, I stamped the leaf randomly on the base. Working quickly I spread on the WOW white embossing powder and heat embossed it and voila... I did allow the base to cool before die cutting a frame. 
I used foam tape to pop up and offset the inside of the frame adding even more dimension to the card. 
 Then using a scrap piece of WC paper and Bermuda Bay ink I inked the paper well, misted and heat dried. Then using the SU Botanical Builder palm branch die I cut out two branches to embellish the card. Next onto the sentiment. I used black ink and a sentiment from the SU So Many Shells stamp set and another of the Tonic rectangular layering Dies to cut out. I wrapped SU linen thread around the top of the sentiment. I really,Ive to add texture and dimension to cards I make. 
The rest is just basic stamping and gluing. 

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used:
Inks - Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist & Black
Sentiment Stamp - So Many Shells
Framelit Dies - Botanical Builder
Linen Thread

Other Supplies Used:
Tonic Mixed Edge Rectangle Layering Basic Die Set
WOW Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Water Colour Paper
MFT Tropical Flowers stamp set


  1. I agree with you completely that these colours lend themselves to a tropical treatment. I love what you've done with smooshing up a background and then embossing on it. The idea to lift out a frame has worked really well. I like the addition of the palm fronds too. This is a really striking design. Thank you for playing along with us at As You See It.

    1. Thanks so much Jan... I always appreciate your feedback and comments.

  2. This is amazing! Such a fabulous background and a cool way to use the dies, stamps and embossing powders! Very tropical indeed! Thanks for playing with the AYSI colors this week!

  3. I love the creativity here, lifting and offsetting the center of the frame and adding the leaf fronds to echo the design on the background! Fabulous design, Gail! Thanks for adding your talents to our gallery at As You See It Challenge!


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