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Create and Inkspire July Kit – Take 2

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I still had the debut Create and Inkspire kit on my desk and I really wanted to play with more of the stamps. (If you are visiting me for the first time, you can learn more about the kit HERE and HERE.) Today I chose a couple of the floral images in the big stamp set to work with and yet another sentiment from the smaller set. As per my usual, I stamped them out onto Bristol paper and watercolored them with Tombow markers. I used two shades of yellow for the petals, two shades of brown for the flower centers, and a green for the stem and leaves. I set them aside to dry before fussy cutting them out. While playing with my floral arrangement, I decided I wished the stem on the single flower was longer to tuck behind the other two flowers. I simply stamped off the end of the stem again in my MISTI, colored it to match the others and fussy it cut it. Then I just glued it to the end of the original flower, knowing I could hide the seam behind the flowers on top.

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I was excited to play with the shimmer powder that comes in the kit. I used the two pieces of watercolor paper that is included and did an experiment. I wet one and added the shimmer powder to it to see how the color would burst out across the water. For the second, I shook the powder onto the dry paper and then spritzed with water. To be honest, I’m not a mixed media girl and the uncontrollable results were not really my thing, though it is pretty how there are crystals of orange in an otherwise gold shimmer. I ended up brushing out the powder with a flat brush to get smooth all over color and let it air dry. For the other, I ended up adding more shimmer powder to my work surface, wetting it, and smooshing the paper into it for watercolor look. Once dry, I used the puddle on my desk to splatter drops on it for intense droplets of shimmer. I decided to add splatters to the brushed out version too, which is the one I chose for today’s card. Once dry, I die cut the piece with the second largest of the Spellbinders Curved Rectangle dies. I love how the Spellbinders dies emboss a border along the edge. Using the largest die in the set, I cut two pieces out of the white cardstock to make my own card base, channeling my sweet friend Marie Bingaman who makes adorable shaped cards frequently that I can’t help but drool over! If you haven’t checked out her blog or IG feed, you need to go do that now. I’ll wait here for you to get back!…… Didn’t I tell you she her stuff is adorable?!? IKR! *cough, cough* OK, back to this card…. I scored one piece a half inch from the end, folded it, applied liquid glue and matched it to the other piece the same size, making a card base without compromising the unique shape. From there I was able to layer the shimmer powder layer on top, then the flowers with the single floral glued flat to the card and the other image with two flowers popped up on foam tape concealing my extended stem. This card insisted it needed some of the Trinity Stamps gems included in the kit to further enhance the shimmer and shine. And here is a closer look at all that shimmery, blingy goodness!

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See? You’d never know about my stem extension if I hadn’t told you! I already have a couple other ideas in the works, so if you thought I was going to be my typical squirrel brained crafter hopping to the next shiny thing, you’d be wrong… this time! Most of the time that would be exactly what I would do, but there is enough to choose from in this kit that I feel like my normal squirrel self anyway!!! So stayed tuned for Take 3 where I get all CAS after these layers!

MisplacedMojo

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30 comments on “Create and Inkspire July Kit – Take 2

  1. I love the flower arrangement on the card. Adding that flower was perfect. Beautiful background to enhance your flower colors. So glad you joined us for our “All About the Flowers” August challenge at Die Cut Divas https://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/.

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  2. A pretty and very elegant floral creation, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Penny Black and More ‘Say it with Flowers’ theme.

    B x

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  3. Genius idea for extending the length of the stem, Vicki, and I love your shimmer powder results! I’ve never worked with shimmer powder and am intrigued that you can wet it and use it on water color paper. I may have to get some of it and play around since I have lots and lots of water color paper hiding in the stash. 😀

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    • Color Bursts might be more fun as I feel they move with the water more than the Nuvo did. Though this was my first time using it on watercolor paper, so that may have been my issue. I wet it then sprinkled, but I would recommend wetting the paper, letting it soak in, wetting it more, then sprinkling. I don’t think my paper was wet enough because it was so absorbent. You’ll never get the same results twice, so if you don’t mind that, you’ll love any of the pigment powders on the market.

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  4. Looks awesome!
    Thanks for playing along with us this month.
    Regina DT-Member of Paper Funday Challenge

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  5. What a lovely card, love the colour scheme.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at
    AUD Sentiments
    this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Crafty hugs
    Debbie Maddock – DT AUD Sentiments
    My blog

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  6. Love the shimmer you achieved on your , and the gorgeous flowers the colours are beautiful,thank you for joining in at the Crafty Calendar Challenge

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  7. Beautifully watercoloured flowers and love the background you created.Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams
    Carol DT x

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  8. A truly beautiful card – the shimmer is spectacular! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the ARTSYSTAMPER DIGITALS CHALLENGE. We hope you’ll come back soon.

    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

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  9. This is a stunning card, my dear friend Karen. I really love it! Very elegant and stylish!
    Thank you for entering our challenge at Ike’s world with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards,
    Mia
    Designer for Ike’s world
    craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

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  10. Lovely card. Great image and nice coloring. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

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  11. A lovely card – I love the shape of it and the delicate background – you should try Mixed Media – it can be addictive lol! Thanks for joining us at JOS Tic Tac Toe – hope to see you again next month

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  12. WOW great coloring and design! Well done! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog! Good Luck in the draw and hope to see you again next challenge!

    Darlene
    ARTSYSTAMPER CHALLENGE
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop by for a visit.

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  13. I love the shimmer and shine on this card!!! So pretty! Thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Choosday . I hope you come back for the next one!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Polkadoodles DT

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  14. Very pretty card, the stem extension was a stroke of genius. Thank you for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge this month, and good luck with your entry, Claire DT

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  15. This is so pretty, I love the shape of the card, and what pretty colors.

    Thanks for playing our stamp act week at Krafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/KC

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  16. This is a very beautiful project. Nicely photographed on your blog too. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  17. So very pretty..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Chrissy DT  https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  18. A beautiful, elegant design!
    Thank you for joining us again at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

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  19. Your card is beautiful!! Thank-you so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE… challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  20. Simply lovely! I wish my watercoloring attempts would look this nice. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna, DT

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  21. Gorgeous card! Love the watercolored background, the splashes and the coloring of the flowers. Thanks for participating in the #JOSTTT020 challenge this month.

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  22. Beautiful card, I love your colour choice and unusual shape. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!

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  23. So nicely done with the beautiful flowers!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Penny Black and More challene!

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  24. I love the shape of this card base and layers. Truly unique and simply beautiful. Thank you for joining the challenge at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

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  25. Any time there is something shimmery, I am drawn to it! This is so gorgeous with a wonderful elegant feel! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge.

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  26. Very pretty. Beautiful color and love the addition of the gems. Thanks for joining the challenge at the Stinkin’ Inkers. Hope you will come and play again.

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  27. Beautiful, and nice colouring ! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at The Artistic Stamper
    Wishing you good luck to win !

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  28. Thanks for playing along with us at #JOSTTT020 this month. What a gorgeous card, it’s so lovely to see such a different shape and such lovely sunny colours.

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  29. Beautiful – a very elegant design.

    Thanks for joining us at the Mix It Up Challenge blog.

    Helen x

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