#6 Balmy Blue with Wild & Sweet and Bamboo Beauty
I had decided to use a water-colour wash on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper as background for a panda from the Wild & Sweet stamp set. I love the panda as it reminds me of the 2 pandas we have in the Adelaide Zoo - Wang Wang and Funi. After designing this card I saw Stesha Bloodhart's card where she used bamboo in the background. It was such a great idea so I needed to add some bamboo too.
The water-coloured background was stamped with bamboo from the Bamboo Beauty stamp set in Gray Granite Classic Stampin' ink. This panel was mounted on Balmy Blue card-stock before being mounted to the Thick Basic White card base. In real life the creamy tinge of the water-colour paper isn't as noticeable.
The lazy panda image was stamped on basic White card-stock with Momento Black ink. It was stamped a couple of times to get a good black. The image was coloured with Stampin' Blends before being fussy cut out. I wanted the Balmy Blue, reminiscent of the sky, to show behind the panda. The panda's black areas were further defined with Black Stampin' Blends and the white areas had some Balmy Blue Blends added as shading to bring some Balmy Blue into the focal image. As I was planning to tie the colours of the 2nd card in to this card I included some Fresh Freesia and Rich Razzleberry with the Crumb Cake Blends on the tree and leaves. (Sorry there is no second card.)
A large label was die cut in Vellum using the Scalloped Contour dies. The label was embossed with the Timber 3D embossing folder (I love embossing Vellum). Some Dimensionals popped up the focal image on the Vellum. A sentiment from the Bamboo Beauty stamp set was also stamped in Momento before being die cut with a Beautiful Shapes die. A double Linen Twine bow was tucked under the sentiment and a few Fine Sparkle Adhesive-backed Gems were added for a little bit of sparkle.
There is more Balmy Blue creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of the lovely Christine Blain. I always look forward to checking out Christine's creation (I wonder what she has in store for us tonight?). I do love seeing everyones' projects - there is always so much inspiration.
Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring a Neutral, Basic Grey, as we continue the weekly 2022-2023 Colour Creations blog hops.