Friday, 16 September 2016

JAI 329 inspiration challenge - Swirly blooms

It's inspiration pic challenge time at Just Add Ink & this week we're taking our inspiration from this beautiful Spring image.

and this is what I made.

I kept looking at the inspiration picture & thinking coloured circles so I decided to go with that. My Swirly Scribbles dies got a work out lots of cutting swirls in an unusual for me combination of wild wasabi, melon mambo, flirty flamingo, calypso coral & daffodil delight, to replicate the tulip colours.

Then I adhered the swirls randomly to a piece of white card, then dry embossed it with the Seaside embossing folder - bringing back the inlaid embossing technique after a long absence with a new look. I'm always amazed how the finished embossed panel looks like a single piece of card after they're embossed. I matted the panel onto more melon mambo card & a wild wasabi base.
A simple scripty thanks sentiment played along nicely with the swirly to give a clean & graphic look. some metallic enamel shapes add a final touch of bling.

I carried the swirly look to the inside too.

This card could be replicated in so many other colours for different people & occasions. The darling man said it would be great in Christmas colours, so lets see if I try that :)

I think that's all I need to say about my card, except I encourage you to try some inlaid embossing - it's fun! All the supplies I've used are listed below & available to order from me.
Leave me comment before you go if you have any questions or just to let me know if you liked what I've made & remember to pin for later.

Now, pop over to the Just Add Ink blog to see how the team were inspired by the pic & play along with us too.

Until next time,
Inky wishes, Di

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Christine Blain said...

This is just delightful, Di! It's been a while since I had a play with this technique, too; just love the effect you've achieved. The font of the sentiment ties in beautifully with the swirls and waves.

KimB said...

Love the colours and love the swirls Di. It's bright happy and very dynamic. I really like you choice of the seaside folder for the embossing, all those wavy lines really work with the swirls. xxx

Jan said...

So pretty Di! I love the effect of your wavy embossing over your lovely bold and vibrant swirls! It brings them all together so beautifully! xx

Nikki Spencer said...

Such a great technique Di, all of those swirly diecuts were worth the time it must have taken, they are such a great way to use the that you thought outside the box. Xx

Patrice said...

This sure is a clever take on that gorgeous inspiration pic, Di. I love all these colourful swirls using this technique. Great card. xx

Annette Docherty said...

I really love this card and it's great to try something new so I will try this technique as I have never used it before.. Xx