The Artisan Design Team have recently been creating with the new Masterfully Made Suite. Bright, Bold and ever so eclectic, I had so much fun creating these. Something quite different for me but something I really enjoyed creating.
Where to start with so many colours?
With so many colours to choose from, I wasn’t sure quite where to start, so picked out my most favourite Pretty Peacock. This formed not only my base card but the detailed ring binder edge that I added both top and bottom of my card.
Sticking with a much loved technique, I heat embossed white on white, a few randomly stamped images. Taking three different ink colours and blending brushes, I blended over these images, working from the middle out. I wanted to create an ombre effect, starting with the rich Crushed Curry and moving onto Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo. Splattering some water at this panel added another effect to this panel that was finished by tearing the edges. Another torn layer of Melon Mambo was later added.
To mimic the white heat embossed images, I die cut a few leaves from the Gorgeously Made Dies and Punched out a circle of Melon Mambo cardstock. Carefully ripping, I tore a spiral shape from the outside in towards the middle, coiling and adhering to the last piece to form a flower. This was scrunched and gently flattened to form a rough flower that I added to my card. A ruffle of Lemon Lime Twist DSP and a large bow was added behind a white on Navy heat embossed sentiment.
I loved how my strategically placed sequins looked almost like water droplets themselves.
Using bold Masterfully Made papers
We can often feel intimidated by bold patterned papers but the key is to use it in small pieces or allow it to sing.
My second card used a second of DSP that offered a lot of colour. Toning it down a little, I picked out one of the cooler, calmer colours, Fresh Freesia and randomly stamped a few script images to the card base. I then ripped the patterned paper to reveal the white core and added a strip of die cut white cardstock to the side. Taking a matting layer of Pretty Peacock and Night of Navy ink, I set to stamping the lined image down in striped. To help add to the texture, I also repeatedly scored down to give a corrugated feel. This was adhered behind the torn DSP panel I had previously prepared.
Sticking with a punched circle of Melon Mambo, I gave this a corrugated look by repeatedly scoring and adhering this flat to my card.
Die cutting a few sprigs of leaves from from both white and Lemon Lime Twist, copied the ribbon colours. A simple white on navy heat embossed sentiment was die cut and a fringing of crushed curry added to lift the sentiment panel further.
Busy cards for some yet somehow the eclectic collage of colours, textures and shapes all seem to work. I actually love this set of cards and couldn’t help but use off cuts to create two cute little tags also.
Bright, bold and cheerful, these would be like sunshine arriving.
I hope I’ve helped inspire you with these amazingly bold papers.
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