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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

#JOSTTT014 Design Team Inspirations - February 2020


By Angie McKenzie for JOSTTT014 Design Team Inspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Breathtaking Bouquet Background Stamp, Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Painted Labels Dies from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog; #stampinup #vellum #thinkingofyoucards #florals #embossing #watercoloring #positivethoughtsstampset #breathtakingbouquetstampset #paintedlabelsdies #subtleembossingfolder #josttt014 #linenthread #cardtechniques #josdesignteaminspiration

It's time for more inspiration over at The Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge!  For this month's Love themed challenge designed by Kaylin Krawczyk, you can select any three of the design elements in a row on the board going in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal direction.  I have chosen the diagonal row consisting of Watercolor, Embossing, Floral.  But if you do a double take like I did, you'll notice that three other rows work, too:  Die Cuts, Vellum, Floral  |  Gold, Embossing, Vellum  |  Watercolor, Gold, Love!
The Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Grid for February 2020 - #JOSTTT014
By Angie McKenzie for JOSTTT014 Design Team Inspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Breathtaking Bouquet Background Stamp, Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Painted Labels Dies from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog; #stampinup #vellum #thinkingofyoucards #florals #embossing #watercoloring #positivethoughtsstampset #breathtakingbouquetstampset #paintedlabelsdies #subtleembossingfolder #josttt014 #linenthread #cardtechniques #josdesignteaminspiration

Breathtaking Bouquet is the perfect stamp for coloring with any medium of your choice.  Watercoloring with Aqua Painters was what I chose for my first attempt with coloring the entire image.  Heat embossing the image onto Shimmery White created a lovely backdrop to the varied application of color and water that was so relaxing to do.

By Angie McKenzie for JOSTTT014 Design Team Inspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Breathtaking Bouquet Background Stamp, Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Painted Labels Dies from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog; #stampinup #vellum #thinkingofyoucards #florals #embossing #watercoloring #positivethoughtsstampset #breathtakingbouquetstampset #paintedlabelsdies #subtleembossingfolder #josttt014 #linenthread #cardtechniques #josdesignteaminspiration

I had originally intended to use the entire image for this challenge, but had trouble deciding which color to choose for the card base...  be sure to pop by later this week to see what I created from the bottom two-thirds of the image!

By Angie McKenzie for JOSTTT014 Design Team Inspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Breathtaking Bouquet Background Stamp, Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Painted Labels Dies from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog; #stampinup #vellum #thinkingofyoucards #florals #embossing #watercoloring #positivethoughtsstampset #breathtakingbouquetstampset #paintedlabelsdies #subtleembossingfolder #josttt014 #linenthread #cardtechniques #josdesignteaminspiration
  
Focusing on the top one-third of the image, helped me rein in my creative mojo after my original idea for the card was not working.  The Mossy Meadow card base was topped with a Mossy Meadow Subtle embossed layer that was ran through the embossing machine twice in two different directions creating a linen texture.  The trimmed watercolor layer was adhered to a Shimmery White layer which was adhered to a Pear Pizzazz layer.   The Positive Thoughts sentiment was heat embossed onto Vellum Cardstock and embossed and cut with Painted Labels Dies.   Mini Glue Dots strategically placed behind certain letters adhered the label to the card front.  Linen Thread tied off in a bow was wrapped around the layers triple time.  The wrapped layers were adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Pearls were added as a finishing touch.


By Angie McKenzie for JOSTTT014 Design Team Inspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Breathtaking Bouquet Background Stamp, Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Painted Labels Dies from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog; #stampinup #vellum #thinkingofyoucards #florals #embossing #watercoloring #positivethoughtsstampset #breathtakingbouquetstampset #paintedlabelsdies #subtleembossingfolder #josttt014 #linenthread #cardtechniques #josdesignteaminspiration

Watercoloring was continued for the inside and envelope!


By Angie McKenzie for JOSTTT014 Design Team Inspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Breathtaking Bouquet Background Stamp, Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Painted Labels Dies from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog; #stampinup #vellum #thinkingofyoucards #florals #embossing #watercoloring #positivethoughtsstampset #breathtakingbouquetstampset #paintedlabelsdies #subtleembossingfolder #josttt014 #linenthread #cardtechniques #josdesignteaminspiration

I hope that today's project has inspired you to participate in The Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge, #JOSTTT014.  Please be sure to pop over to receive more inspiration from the other design team members and I look forward to seeing your entry (entries) on the blog!


Have a blessed day!



YOU CAN MAKE THIS PROJECT, TOO!
Card Recipe:
STAMPS:  Breathtaking Bouquet, Positive Thoughts
INKS:  Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Blueberry Bushel, Melon Mambo, Pretty Peacock, and VersaMark
PAPERS:  Shimmery White, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz and Vellum cardstocks
OTHER:  Aqua Painter, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Painted Labels Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels, Paper Snips, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Paper Trimmer, Stamparatus


#stampinup #vellum #thinkingofyoucards #florals #embossing #watercoloring #positivethoughtsstampset #breathtakingbouquetstampset #paintedlabelsdies #subtleembossingfolder #josttt014 #linenthread #cardtechniques #cardchallenges #josdesignteaminspiration 

10 comments

  1. Gorgeous card Angie - I love that embossed vellum

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  2. Love this card and using a strip of the coloured stamp. Have this one and not done much with it yet, so given me inspiration x

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    1. So glad I could you inspire you, Jane! You'll love all the countless possibilities of creating with it!

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  3. Despite having to rethink your idea for this card, your second iteration is lovely! The gold embossing on the vellum looks so pretty over the watercolor flowers.

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    1. Thanks so much, Cheryl. The gold was definitely a nice fit for the colors.

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  4. Gorgeous card! It is so hard to work out which part of the image to use, I had the same problem!

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    1. Gotta love it all, that's for sure! It's such an amazing background set to color. :)

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  5. great card. really showcases the lovely coloring.

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