Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas Wreath 6x6 Greetings Card


Hi everyone - Mike here!

So the snow has started to fall here in the UK and I thought I'd get even more into the festive mood by creating a 6x6 Christmas wreath greeting card using the IndigoBlu stamp set of the same name.




IndigoBlu products I've used in this project are:

If you'd like to watch how I created the card from start to finish in real time, then please click the YouTube link below to watch the creation process from beginning to end!


Don't forget to subscribe to the IndigoBlu YouTube channel for future project videos from me and others on the design team!


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Christmas Moon Baubles



My Christmas creations are now in full swing, how are yours going? 

I picked up some inexpensive chipboard baubles at Ally Pally in September, and I thought it was about time I used them!


I prepared the chipboard baubles with a coat of white gesso which provides a good surface for the paints. To make a moon I cut a circle out of a masking sheet, and positioned it onto the bauble. I used diluted stroke of midnight and iced gem paints, and also some raspberry luscious. I swept them over the bauble. When dry I peeled back my  mask to reveal my Christmas moon. 

I used versamarker to stamp  the Stag Cliffhanger and heat embossed him in black.

I painted in some more details, and then flicked white paint over the scene to create a snowfall.


To add a silver top to the bauble, I first masked the top by wrapping around some masking tape , and swept on some flitterglu followed by some silver flakes from the winter dawn  megaflakes.

After removing the tape I used the all important scoochy foam to remove the excess and to polish it a little.




I hung my Christmas Moon Baubles up, but they could also go onto the front of a card or be used  as a gift tag for someone very special.

I hope you are having fun creating your Christmas/Winter decorations and cards with Indigoblu.




Monday, 4 December 2017

Fabulous Guest Designer Marie Johansson


Hello Crafty Souls!

I´m thrilled to be back on the IndigoBlu blog as Guest Designer today.

Kay kindly sent me the Deer Forest A6 stamp to play and I crated these two holiday themed cards using it.



For this first card I stamped and embossed with black fine embossing powder. I fussy cut out the image and added it with 3D stickers on my card. Using black make the Deer´s really pop - it kind of reminds of a forest at night and the animals lid up by a car light.


The Merry Christmas sentiment come from the stamp set Here comes Santa.


This second card was made with the same technique, but instead of black I chose golden embossing powder to achive a more festive look.


I hope you like my projects!

Thank you for stepping by the Indigo Blu blog today.

Best Wishes




Sunday, 26 November 2017

More Acrylic Pouring


Morning All, 

Carolyn here with you today and I'm sharing a video of the acrylic pour I made for Kay's recent One Day Special. Would you know this was made using the bottom of a water bottle. 

To watch how I created this canvas below click on the YouTube  link


The Acrylic Pouring Kit, I'm sure you will agree, is fun and very addictive. I hope you are enjoying using yours and please share what you make with us at IndigoBlu. Below are a few photo extracts from the video.






And a couple of close ups...


I hope you enjoy the video and will subscribe to the IndigoBlu YouTube channel to see other inspirational videos from Kay and the Design Team.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more inspiration using IndigoBlu products with you soon

Carolyn
xxx



Saturday, 25 November 2017

Sparkle And Glisten

Hello Everyone and Welcome!
Today Ksenija is here, and I am happy to share with you a new project as a part of November inspiration from International DT.

Today I am featuring the Vintage Flourish red rubber stamp for a flap card. One beautiful flourish helps to build a background and serves as a focal element as well.

Tips on Making This Card:

  • Trim the panel from the cream card stock down to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2" (10 by 14 cm)
  • Stamp down the flourish in linen ink several times
  • Trim the card base from white card stock down to 6 1/2 by 4 1/2" (16.6 by 11.5 cm) and score it horizontaly
  • Stamp down the flourish in light green ink. Then apply a darker shade of ink to the stamp and dub off partially ink with a paper towel and stamp down to the first impression. 
  • Cover the Flourish stamp partially with FlitterGlu and stamp over the colour impression
  • Apply Morris Dance Megaflakes and rub off the excess of foil. 
  • Stamp the sentiment from Sparkle and Glisten set in black ink
  • Adhere the card down to the base using a double-sided tape
Please share with me in comments your ideas what other IndigoBlu stamps could be used for this technique - building a background and being a focal element.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a nice weekend!

IndigoBlu Supplies Used:
Vintage Flourish Red Rubber Stamp
Sparkle and Glisten Red Rubber Stamps Set
Morris Dance Megaflakes
FlitterGlu

Monday, 20 November 2017

Inspiration from International Design Team Members Carolyn and Ksenija

Even more inspiration for you today from International Design Team Members Carolyn and Ksenija. To see the whole project head over to their own blogs, via the link.

Carolyn



Sunday, 19 November 2017

Inspiration from International Design Team Members Lydia, Cheremane and kayM

Today we have more inspiration from International Design Team Members Lydia, Cheremane and KayM. To check out their projects in full detail, head over to their blogs.