Hello everyone, this is Gemma from mygirllollipop.com. I am thrilled to be guest designing on the Spellbinders blog today. I have three projects to share, highlighting the Watercolor Florals Collection by Sushma Hegde.
This beautiful collection is perfect for watercolor, but I wanted to show how fabulous these images are with colour blocking on my projects today.
Split Color Block Card Design
For my first card, I began by cutting pieces of card to 4.25 x 4.25 inches – one white card square and one blue card square.
I arranged the floral images from the Fragrant Flowers stamp set into my stamping platform, so I can stamp the images in the same position for both pieces of card. I stamped the floral images with clear embossing ink, then embossed them with a navy embossing powder. I repeated this step for both pieces of card, then used a trimmer to cut them horizontally.
On the blue top piece, I embossed a sentiment from the Floral Beauties stamp set with white embossing powder. I then adhered this piece and the other half in white card to a square card base. I adhered a thin strip of gold card where the two card pieces meet, to give a pretty finishing touch.
I created a second card in this style, using purple card, with a sentiment from the Wildflower Sentiments stamp set embossed with the same navy-blue embossing powder.
Color Blocked Squares Card Design
Continuing the colour block theme for my second card, I cut 4 square pieces of coloured card, in yellow, blue, pink and grey. They are all sized at 1.5 inches square.
On the grey square, I embossed a sentiment from the Wildflower Sentiments stamp set with white embossing powder. On the other three squares, I embossed images from the Greenery and Blooms stamp set, using navy embossing powder.
I used foam tape to adhere the four squares to my card base, then adhered a thin strip of gold card along one edge of the grey square.
Color Blocked Strips Card Design
For my last project, I stepped up the colour block technique, creating a three colour block in the centre of my card. On a white piece of card, I embossed the large image from the Field of Flowers stamp set with navy embossing powder.
I repeated this step, embossing the image with navy embossing powder on yellow, blue and pink card panels. I cut a section from each of the three colours of card and adhered it on the white embossed panel, to create a 3-colour block in the centre.
Under the main image on the white panel, I embossed in navy a sentiment from the Wildflower Sentiments stamp set. I then attached the panel to a card base.
To finish, I added a strip of gold card to the edge of the colour block section.
Coloured cardstock, WOW In the Navy embossing powder, Opaque Bright White embossing powder, clear embossing ink, 1/8-inch double-sided tape, Gold Satin Effect mirror card, Nuvo deluxe adhesive, trimmer, stamping platform, foam squares.
Thank you so much for joining me today. I’ve enjoyed sharing my projects with you all using this beautiful collection. A big thank you to the Spellbinders team for inviting me to guest design with them. Have a fabulous day.