Friday, April 26, 2024

Delicate Forest for As You See It Challenge #322

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 This week's As You See It Challenge is titled Mission Impossible, and it's about using your least used colour to make a card. Actually, it's a Fill-In-The-Blank Challenge, where you have to finish the sentence by filling in the blank, then use the words with which you filled in the blank to inspire your card. Here's the challenge banner to look at:

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As you see, the sentence you have to complete by filling in the blank is: The colour I use the least in my crafting is: ___________. I would fill in that blank with the colour Blackberry Bliss! It's not that Blackberry Bliss is an ugly colour! Quite the contrary, it is rich and beautiful. The reason I shy away from using it can be encapsulated in this one photo:

purple fingers

Yes, it is an intense colour that gets all over everything, including my fingers, after which I tend to transfer it to other parts of my card where it is not wanted! All unknowingly! So I tend to avoid it!

Nevertheless, I accepted the mission, (I had no choice!!) and decided to go with the Delicate Forest stamp set. Here's how it turned out:

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  • I took a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Basic White cardstock in the landscape orientation, at inked up the large tree image from the Delicate Forest stamp set, then stamped it 3 times without reinking, with the darkest image being in the middle.
  • This layer was adhered to a Blackberry Bliss card base of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4".
  • Then I cut a 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" piece of Petunia Pop, one of the new In Colours in the up coming 2024/25 Annual Catalogue. On it I stamped images of the flowering grasses from the Delicate Forest stamp set in varying degrees of intensity, by stamping either fully inked or stamped off.
  • I used a Blending Brush to add some Blackberry Bliss ink around the edges of the Petunia Pop cardstock to help blend in the images. This strip of cardstock was adhered over the Basic White Layer, even with the outside edges of the card base.
  • The sentiment, also from Delicate Forest, was stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Basic White and die cut with a new label die from the new Unbounding Love Dies, which will be available with the launch May 1st of the new 2024/25 Annual Catalogue. I simply used Seal to attach it to the right side of the strip.

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Product List
*Petunia Pop 81/2" x 11" Cardstock; *Unbounded Love Dies

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  1. that is such a beautiful card Heather! I hope your fingers survived the inking this time round!

  2. It certainly is true the BB has the ability to leap from the ink pad to any other surface just by having been looked at by me! But oh, my - it is such a gorgeous colour as your lovely card shows. :-)

    1. Thank you, Jan! Truthfully, I'm a bit of a klutz by nature, so I tend to avoid anything that will exacerbate that tendency, but when I take extra precautions, then Blackberry Bliss is truly worth the effort!

  3. I completely hear you Heather - BB does get everywhere! Your card is such a wonderful way to showcase it though, and beautifully highlights the depth of this rich colour. Gorgeous!

  4. Thanks, Joanne! I managed to come out of this one relatively unscathed!


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