Hello and welcome,
My name is Vicki Boucher and I'm from Melbourne, Australia. Today, I'll be sharing with you a card I've made for TGIF Challenge #TGIF422 and the challenge is "What would you do ... with a Navy Blue background?" Make sure you check out the design team and see their amazing projects.
I love anything blue and especially when it comes to Night of Navy it's such a beautiful colour. I just had to enter into the challenge and I needed to create a card for my dad whose birthday is coming up next month.
Exciting news! I just found out that I was the lucky winner to win the #TGIF422 challenge! Thank you so much to the Design Team for choosing my card!
To create the background panel, I used Basic White cardstock and added my three favourite blues from Stampin' Up! inks. Using a Blending Brush, I started with Boho Blue which is a new In Color for 2023 - 2025, then Misty Moonlight which is a returning color and then to finish off with Night of Navy ink. I love to create an ombre look for my cards. Then I added water droplets to the panel by flicking water using my fingers. It's such a fun technique.
I've used the Earthen Textures stamp set and stamped the images in Night of Navy ink to the background panel. Next, I added layers to the panel starting with torn strips of cardstock in Night of Navy and Basic White. I like to add different textures, so I placed Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon and Boho Blue Jute Trim.
Other elements are die-cut pieces using Earthen Textures Dies and Basic White cardstock by adding colour to the cardstock with the Blending Brush in Boho Blue and Misty Moonlight. Then die-cut out the images.
Then the final touch is using the Sending Smiles Dies and coordinating stamp set. By creating a soft ombre look for the sentiment and heat emboss using Versamark, White Stampin' Emboss Powder onto Night of Navy cardstock and set with the Heat Tool for the sentiment.
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