Monday, 15 July 2013

Indigo Blu Challenge

Hello everyone,
Hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather. Here in Ireland we are having the hottest summer in a LONG time! Most days the temperature is way up near 30˙C. Don't think I'm cut out for this heat!

As mentioned in my previous post, I am thrilled to be part of the Design Team for the new challenge blog set up Through the Purple Haze Challenges. This week the first challenge is sponsored by Indigo Blu.

Here is my project using the beautiful Indigo Blu Live Laugh Love stamp range.

Here is the card I made:


From the beginning, I had awful trouble making this card - I just couldn't choose which stamp to use!! ;-) There are so many beautiful designs, and two lovely sentiments. The bird, dragonfly, butterflies and flowers are so detailed, it looks like a perfectly drawn image each time, rather than a stamped image. I am so impressed with the quality.
The detail in the butterflies can't truly be seen in the first photo, so here is a close up:


And the ornate border? Right up my street!! I love the regal look the border gives to this card. 



To make this card, here are the list of "ingredients"
- Indigo Blu Live Laugh Love Stamps
- Brown and gold ink pads
- Cream board cut to 200mm x 138.5mm
- Brown board 297mm x 210mm, folded in half to measure 148.5mm x 210mm
- two strips of tan (25mm x 200mm) and brown (33mm x 200mm) coloured paper
- Cream circle (diameter 82mm)
- Sizzix Scalloped circle die cut onto brown card (or any similar sized die)

Instructions:
1)  Stick cream board onto the centre of the brown folded board.

2)  With the tan strip of paper, stamp the ornate border in brownand allow to dry. When dry, stick the tan strip onto the slightly bigger brown paper.

3)  Stamp in brown ink two thirds of the sentiment onto the cream circle. Stamp the same two thirds onto a spare piece of paper, and carefully cut around the right side of the image to create a mask.  With your mask in place, stamp the butterflies in gold ink to the right of the sentiment towards the edge of the circle.

4)  Stamp the last two lines "Love beyond words" onto the bottom right corner of the cream card.

5)  When all inked images are dry, stick the tan and brown strip onto the cream card, above the sentiment. Stick the cream circle centre aligned onto the brown scalloped lace circle and then stick it to the card, left aligned.

Voila - Card is finished!

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card for the Through the Purple Haze Challenges. Why not pop over and enter the Indigo Blu challenge for this week? If you don't have any Indigo Blu stamps, you can purchase them here or you can take part in the alternative challenge this week - "Anything Goes".

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper.com - Use kraft
Crafters Companion - More die cut projects
Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the process!
Have a great day,
Eithne

12 comments:

Anita Blake said...

Well done Eithne great post and lovely creation and love how you did your "recipe" good idea lol...brilliant hun

Elaine said...

Love the card its gorgeous x

Zoe said...

Back again ....

This is so classy!! I love it

Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

Darcy Schroeder said...

Hi Eithne! Beautiful classy card! Love how you gave such nice details on how you made your card! That is awesome!

Darcy DT
Through the Purple Haze Challenges

Emily said...

Really beautiful: fantastic quality in the stamped images, well done :)

Michelle said...

LOVE this card Eithne!!
That stamp set is really nice!! :-)
Hugs,
Michelle xx

Nadja said...

Beautiful card Eithne! Love the way you put this card together. Thank you for playing along with us at CCCB.

Nadja

Crafty Mel said...

love the card and the step by step instructions...
Mel DT
Through the Purple Haze Challenges

maureenjscott said...

This is a fabulous card! Love your instructions too. Thanks for joining us at the Crafter's Cafe! Mo xxx

Esperite said...

Gorgeous, so elegant and love the chocolatey colour scheme xxx

Teresa McKitterick said...

Beautiful card neighbour, it's so fresh. Your recipe idea is fab too :)
Hugs
Teresa

aaemie said...

Love your Krafty card! TFS with us at OCS.