Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Guest Designer for Color Hues Challenge #20


Hello there.  I’m excited to be guest designing (GD) today at The Color Hues (TCH) for their challenge #20 - Aqua and Black


This is such a versatile and beautiful colour combo.  I used a new stamp set from Altenew (ALT) called Fairy Tales Florals stamp set along with their Caps Bold Alphabet and Bold Numbers die sets to create my card.


Started by stamping the floral images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a stitched rectangle panel die cut from Xpress It cardstock.  Did some “loose” colouring with Copic markers (by loose I mean I didn’t bother with blending). 😂  I then filled in the background with a black Copic marker.  I wish I had the coordinating die for this step because it would have been a lot easier and more ink efficient to die cut out the florals, colour the white border black, then adhere onto a black panel.  Oh wel. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 


Next, the letters and numbers were die cut three times from Stampin’ Up! (SU!) Pool Party cardstock to be stacked for dimension.  Black ink was lightly applied to the bottom of the top layer before covering them with VersaMark ink and heat embossing with clear glitter embossing powder.  Love me some sparkle. 😉  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.


I want to thank Nancy and TCH team for having me GD.  To check out the cards the team have created to inspire you, head to the challenge post HERE.  Hope to see you in the gallery.  Thank you for stopping by. 





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28 comments:

MortiCraft said...

Fabulous card. I love the way you created your own ombré effect on the letters/number and the heat embossed glitter definitely adds a wow factor to the card. Thanks for playing along with Uniko. X

Loll said...

This is one STUNNING card Trina! You have nailed this colour combination! Gorgeous card, my friend. Congrats on being Guest Designer at Color Hues! xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

WOW! How cool design! I have never thought that black and aqua could be so pretty together! Absolutely LOVE your big aqua sparkling sentiment with the ombre effect and those delicate flowers!! And your black background painted with markers is just perfect.

Jeanne H said...

A lovely card...great colors and I like the design. tfs

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on being a guest designer, Trina - love your floral beauty with the jumbo sentiment! Great idea to add depth with the black ink at the bottom before glittering it up - very shimmery!! So delighted you shared this beauty at Die Cut Divas this month!!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous colouring of your flowers, and that big sentiment looks great! So happy to have you guresting with us.

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your well-deserved Guest DT spot, Trina! This is such a stunning card...Beautiful coloring on the blooms and your black background is so striking...not to mention those gorgeous sparkly alphas ~ WOW! xx

Karen said...

Stunning florals, and I love the glittery sentiment! Such a striking card! So glad to have you as the Guest Designer!

Maria said...

Oh, so gorgeous, Trina!! Love those beautiful flowers in aqua! And, the die cut sentiment is perfect!! Huge congrats on your GD spot!!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful card Trina, love the colour combo and the big bold ombre letters :)

Jane said...

So bold and striking! Love it. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning Trina x. Fabulous colour combination, love those pretty flowers and a big WOW to the die cut sentiment x. Great technique too one striking and amazing card. Many congratulations on guesting Trina x.

Cathy said...

Congrats on your GD spot Trina,this card is so striking, your loose colouring is gorgeous, has a graphic sort of feel and the black background gives a real Wow factor! Thankyou too for joining in at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

Nancy said...

Trina, This card is really sensational! I just love the bold letters and your soft coloring. We are the lucky ones! Take care!

Bonnie said...

WOW! This is stunning, Trina! Certainly worth all the effort!

Julie B said...

What a fabulous card, Trina. You've rocked this colour combo! I love the large letters with the sparkly EP, the addition of just the right amount of black steps them up to the next level. So pleased to have you GD for this challenge. :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congrats on the GD spot at TCH, Trina!
Your floral card is fabulous! Love your loose Copic coloring, and the wonderful contrast of the elegant flowers to the bold die-cut sentiment. Sparkle of the glitter must be so pretty in real life. Great job of coloring the background in black!!
Hideko xx

Brenda in IN said...

What a lovely card, Trina. I love this color combination so much and your card is simply terrific. I like "loose" coloring and those flowers are beautiful. The big letters and numbers are awesome in ombre and glitter. Great card for your design card spot and congratulations.

Pip Lewer said...

This card is superb...colour scheme, bold alphabet, glitter embossing, even the black background you've coloured is perfect for this card. So glad you joined us this month at AAA Birthday.

Kristie Goulet said...

This card is a stunner! My jaw dropped when I saw it!! So happy to have you guesting with us at Color Hues!!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Absolutely stunning! The bold glitter letters feel like the card making equivalent of a glowing neon light sign. Instantly eye-catching and entirely gorgeous!

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Arlene said...

This card is stunning and yes, I too, love some sparkle. I love how you used some black ink on the letters and number - really ties it all together. LOVE IT! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our Birthday challenge

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous card, Trina! Maximum pop with the big flowers and letters on the black background. I love the touch of black on the letters and, of course, the sparkle! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday 🥳

Cindy Beach said...

What a fabulous design Trina! You rocked this challenge! Your card is bold and beautiful and I love the sparkle too!

MelCrafting said...

Nice use of alcohol markers. Proof you do not always have to blend with them to get a good effect.

Izzy Scrap said...

First of all Congratulations for your GD post ! They couldn't choose a better designer for their new challenge and what a beauty you've done. Very striking card with this bold die cut sentiment over the black card stock and so beautifully framed with this gorgeous flowers. LOVE it. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko.

Sheri Gilson said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS, Trina! Love your beautiful creation...you ROCKED the colors! Thank you so much for joining us as a guest designer!

Carol L said...

Those blue flowers just stole my heart away! This is downright gorgeous! What a fabulous card!