Friday, April 22, 2011

Light & Airy, Clouds and a Color Block

AprCCM blk

Being on the Creative Cuts and More design team allows me to use CCM’s wonderful products and still create with any images… the best of both worlds!

This particular card today is a Color Block, from Bazzill Blue Jean Criss Cross cardstock.


I used the set I designed, Bird Border and Corners, and Faith from Our Daily Bread designs.

Here’s how I put it together along with how to make your silhouette image different colors!

AprCCM ink

I inked up the border with Adirondack Meadow, took a rag and wiped off the butterflies and some of the flowers, then took Adirondack Mountain Rose and Butterscotch and carefully dabbed onto the butterflies and flowers. Don’t worry if you don’t get all the ink wiped off before adding new color, it’ll give a nice variegated look.

Apr22 border

I laid the block over my base and lightly traced the openings. I put sticky notes to mask each area, then inked my images like above, adding in Adirondack Espresso for the birds.

Apr22 notes

AprCCM closup

For the clouds, you can see how I do them here.

Thanks for stopping!



Becky said...

wow.. I was wondering how you did that :). This is gorgeous and thanks for the step by step.

Janie Printz said...

Wonderful card & such a unique idea. LOVE your clouds & appreciate the helpful tips to how you achieved the look.
Hugs, Janie

Grace said...

Beautiful card Dawn and I love the color block!!! Just wanted to wish you a Happy Easter!!!

Bev said...

I have just found Our Daily Bread Designs and I bought lots of different Dies and Things but just one Stamp For Now and it was the Birds Border and Corners. That was before I saw your Card. The Card you have made is just Beautiful and I can't wait to get my order now. There is also so much Versatility in this Stamp, One of the reasons I picked it first.
God Bless You,