BlogStar Rhea Weigand is here to introduce our July Monthly Challenge
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Hello, This is BlogStar Rhea and I would like to encourage you to join this month’s challenge, American Summer! I’m excited about it, and the design team will be bringing you more inspiration over the next several weeks. But, for today, in honor of all those amazing summer fruits we all love, I bring you a tutorial on Apricot Plum.
I chose to do this Stamp as a plum, but you can see the same stamp done as an apricot by visiting Jennifer Dove’s Blog
Let’s get started.
Stamp your image with Tuxedo Black Memento™ ink by Tsukineko® onto Copic friendly paper. I always use Xpress Blending card.
Like flavorful summer fruit, these little plums are packed full of color! Don’t be afraid to “Color Outside The Box.” The Plums are colored with V12, V15, V17, RV99, R37, BV08, BG10 and BG72. Yup, who would have thought all these colors could blend together. Especially the BG’s into the V’s. But they did beautifully. The inspiration for these colors came from a photo I found on the internet.
The card base is 6×6. Trim patterned paper 1/4″ smaller. Emboss all edges with Fran•táge Aged Gold Embossing Enamel or Aged Bronze also works well. Emboss lower right corner with Aged Teal Embossing Enamel.
Trim top patterned paper. I used a wood grain paper. Cut middle section out. Use the cut out shape as shutters by cutting in half. Stamp leaves randomly on all shown pieces. Emboss with Pirate Gold and Amethyst PEARLustre™ embossing powders. I did a little airbrushing. You can also ink the edges if you like or leave blank.
Make the doors by folding a small flap on each side and attaching to frame. Attach lace, layer image as shown and attach to card base.
Add your wonderful Fran•táge elements and you are done. I added Amethyst and Powder Blue Color Fragments plus Bronze and Silver Crushed Glass Glitters.
Here is a close up 🙂
I sure hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial. This is one of my all time favorites, and I really enjoyed coloring it. It was one of those designs where I had no plan….it just happened. I sure hope you’ll try your hand at a American Summer theme and enter to win some terrific products! You can link your creation at any time by clicking on the F.E. Linus Linky Button in our right side bar. Remember that your entry counts double if you use a Stampendous image!
Happy Coloring, Rhea