My project was inspired by the current Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge inspiration board below.
I love the vibrant colors in the inspiration images and used them in creating a vivid background for my project.
How I made this project:
Using an foam ink blending tool, I blended Catherine Pooler inks onto a piece of Bristol Smooth paper cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″. Bristol smooth paper is a great paper to use for ink blending. The inks just glide over the paper and any ink blotches that occur can be blended out. I used ink colors from Catherine Pooler’s Life of the Party collection. The colors in this collection are bright and vivid, similar to the colors featured in the inspiration board.
The ‘fabulous’ sentiment was die-cut from black card three times and the three layers were adhered to each other to give the word dimension. The die-cut word had to be dimensional to stand out against the bright background and was glued to the card front with liquid glue. The words ‘you are’ were stamped above the focal sentiment and star clusters were stamped around the sentiment for additional visual interest. Black ink was used for this.
The card front was cut down to 4″ x 5.25″ and mounted with foam tape onto a black 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base.
As a final touch, a clear Wink of Stella pen was used to add shimmer to the star clusters and the focal sentiment.
Supplies used in making this project:
Stamps: Essentials by Ellen: Wonky Backdrops stamp set (star clusters); My Favorite Things: From the Heart stamp set (phrase: ‘you are’).
Dies: Essentials by Ellen Totally Fabulous designer die set (‘fabulous’).
Inks: Catherine Pooler Inks (Life of the Party collection): Flirty Fuschia, Tutti Frutti, Orange Twist, Tiki Torch, Tiara, Something Borrowed; Hero Arts mid-tone Shadow Ink in Stone Wash. Versafine ink in Onyx Black (words and star cluster)
Cardstock/Papers: Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper (100 lb/270 gms); black cardstock from my stash.
Hope you like the project and have a fabulous day!