Sunday, 21 August 2016

Flower Power - Inspired by Global Design Project #49 Colour Challenge

Hello and welcome back. I have been playing with a few sets using a floral theme that have all been inspired by the Global Design Project #49 Colour Challenge. I just didn't seem quite finished yet with the colour palette and thought this would be a great way to show these wonderful colours in these different floral combination cards. I also wanted to show how great the sentiments from Thoughtful Branches look combined with these sets.
Please be sure to check out the Global Design Project #49 Colour Challenge for more creative inspirations and hopefully you'll join in the fun. Here are the colours...

Thank You card using Birthday Blooms set - Reversed white heat embossed ink shading.

I have been inspired by the Global Design Team member's floral cards and I have done a soft feminine touch with this card. The floral image has been white heat embossed and I have filled in all the negative space with a Versamark pen and white heat embossed that too. You can just see the shine and thick surface from the photo where I have white heat embossed it. It looks almost like it has been painted it on with white paint. This allowed me to colour in the flowers using an ink blending tool and at the same time the white heat embossed areas resisted the ink acting like a mask.

The sentiment is from Thoughtful Branches and it has been stamped on vellum with black Stazon ink. I have then wrapped around white baker's twine and did a three looped ribbon.

You're in my thoughts using Thoughtful  Branches set - Watercolour 

The Thoughtful Branches is such a great and versatile set and here I have die cut the lovely hydrangea flower/bloom using watercolour paper and have watercoloured them in using the Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo. There is a gradation with the colours and also an ombre effect with the pink and yellow giving a gorgeous sunset effect. The three blooms have been layered and front two have been mounted on with dimensionals. The leaves have also been die cut using watercolour paper and have been watercoloured in with Pear Pizzazz. I have gone in an ink blended the same colour over it to give some depth in colour. The ink splatters is from the Gorgeous Grunge set and gives a controlled ink splattering.

The sentiment has been white heat embossed and I have done an ink wash using a flat medium brush in Daffodil Delight. I had added some random enamel dots in the coordinating colours to give the layout balance. 

Swirly Bird & Flourish die cuts flowers with sentiment from Thoughtful Branches.

I have Cased this from a card I saw on Pinterest by 'Lin' and just love the swirly flowers that she created on her card. She has some absolutely gorgeous floral cards that are just so stunning. 

The colours have been adapted to suit the colour challenge.

I have layered the Swirly Bird thinlits to create dimension and have inked shaded the middle swirly die cut in the coordinating inks. The smaller swirly flower has been stamped on in Flirty Flamingo. The leaves have been die cut from Flourish Thinlits and have also added ink shading for more gradation in Pear Pizzazz. The ink splatters are from Swirly Bird set and adds a interesting texture.

The polka dot pattern is from the 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack - 141408 and it's in Flirty Flamingo.

The scalloped rectangle has been created using the new layering squares framelits and I have run it through the Big Shot twice by partially die cutting it so to that it's extended with a seamless join. This panel has been mounted on with dimensionals.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards and found inspiration. The Thoughtful Branches set is only available till the end of the month and if you love it, order it now so you don't miss out. The sentiments from the set are such a stylish font, that will always looks great alone or with any other other sets. It is worth having in your collection.

Thanks you so much for  stopping by and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! :)

Products used:

• Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle - 144328
• Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle - 142353
• Birthday Blooms Clear mount - 140658
• Gorgeous Grunge clear mount - 130517
• Flourish Thinlits Dies - 141478
• Layering Squares Framelits Dies - 141708
• 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack - 141408


  1. Oh Juana!! Seriously?? Everything you make is just spectacular. I adore these cards and the way you have used the colours. Just incredible. All the best with the guest designer position.

    1. Thank you so much Kylie - I greatly appreciate it. These colours are just so much fun to work with and just couldn't stop at one hehe. Fingers crossed. The talent on there is outstanding - going to be hard. :)

  2. Love each of these Juana :) It was certainly a gorgeous colour palette too. Adore the 'Thank You' card the most though...That background design is thoroughly divine.

    1. Thank you so much Kim. I agree with the colour palette. So glad you love that one. It was experimental and something different helped with the ink blending. :) xo

  3. Juana .... I came across your blog today and was blown over with the beauty of these cards. WOW !!! Love them all.


Thanks for making the time to write a comment - It is very much appreciated. Have a fabulous day! :)