Night of Navy with Art Gallery and Best Plaid Builder
This week we are focussing on an amazing blue called Night of Navy. As its name suggests it is a deep navy blue that can be found in the Stampin' Up! Neutral's collection. Depending on the project, I sometimes use Night of Navy instead of black and, like black, it can be used with most colours. Night of Navy can be found in Stampin' Up!s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"; Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads, re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Stampin' Blends; Water-colour pencils Assortment 2, many, many Designer Series Papers, including the Boho Indigo Product Medley, Twine and Embellishments. It is such a versatile colour!
To create this background I started with a Whisper White card front and also die cut two pieces of Whisper White card-stock using both dies from the Best Plaid Builder die set. The two die cut pieces were layered on top of the card front. This was my first use of the amazing Stampin' Up! Blending Brushes. I used one brush to apply Seaside Spray Classic Stampin' ink and another to apply Misty Moonlight, Pacific Point and Night of Navy inks.The brushes are so soft and smooth and applied colour brilliantly, sliding over the die cut layers easily without catching on the edges. The aim was to have patches of different colours and light and dark variations.
Once coloured, the two die cut pieces were trimmed down and adhered to a piece of Night of Navy card-stock that had some Night of Navy ink blended on the edge and some Whisper White Craft ink blended in the centre to add light and shade to this layer. This piece was mounted on a piece of Daffodil Delight card-stock leaving a fine boarder.
A sentiment from the same Art Gallery stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink on to Night of Navy card-stock and heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss powder. The sentiment was die cut using the larger label from the coordinating Floral Gallery dies. Some of the new Night of Navy twine from the Well Suited Twine Combo pack was wrapped around the card front twice and tied in a bow slipping on a little silver heart trinket from the Heart Charms pack.
To create the card inner, the smaller floral arrangement stamp was stamped in Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' ink along one side of a piece of Whisper White card-stock. This was layered on a piece of Daffodil Delight card-stock leaving a very fine boarder of yellow, and then added inside the Night of Navy card base. The same stamp and ink were used on a C6 Whisper White envelope, so it matched the card.