Our April Bloom Box is here and we couldn’t be more excited! Look at those beautiful colors and the blooms! Are you as excited to start in on these cards as we are? That’s the best part of the Bloom Box. You can get right to creating with both the guess work and the trimming and cutting already out of the way. You get to do the fun stuff and create four cards that anyone would love to receive, easily!
Did you see our April promotion? This is perfect for creating with our Bloom Box (okay, with anything!) you can pick up those Color Splashes and Silks you’ve been wanting to add to your collection. For this months Bloom Box we are using the Black Licorice Silk, Bubblegum Silk and Beach Ball Silk.
Today, we want to share with you four different fun techniques we used different mediums and products with the April Bloom Box.
Oh my! Let’s dive right on to this beauty. We’ll stamp the double daisy once on a Whip Cream cardstock piece using your Outrageous Pink True Color Fusion ink pad. The Banana Cream from Confectionary Days PanPastel used with Journey Sofft Tools will add beautiful shading detail to the daisies. You can go over the petals once with the PanPastel, then clean off the Sofft Tool on some scratch paper. Then, go back over the area you used the PanPastel and smooth it out. At this time you can use your Journey Color Burst Pencils (#21, #22) to color the leaves. Beautiful combination, don’t you think?
Now, we have a little painty type fun for you from this same card. On a Clear Block, you will now mix a few drops of Limeade Splash Liquid Color with a small amount of Catalina Splash Liquid Color. Once you have those on the block you will a bit of water from your Media Mister barrel. Make sure you mix them together well. That beautiful color will now become stripes on your larger Whip Cream cardstock panel using your Square Paint Brush.
Love how fun and technique based this card was – even though it was still simple and easy to create!
It’s time to have a bit of Lavender fun! It’s the perfect color not only for spring but for florals, as well! You’ll use Dauber Dowel (small) to lightly dauber ink from the Lavender Fusion True Color Fusion Ink Pad to the bloom portions of the petunia and use the Limeade Splash True Color Fusion Ink Pad to the leaf portions of the petunia before stamping onto Whip Cream cardstock piece. Don’t you love how the flower looks different where you applied the ink using different techniques? So beautiful and fun to create.
This card has it all! it’s beautiful, has plenty of fun details and texture, too. We think you’ll love adding all of the details to this one. We’re going to touch upon one last fun technique here on the blog. Using a Large Dauber Dowel and a Clear Block we will apply Lovely Blue Liquid Color to the largest Whip Cream Cardstock panel. Making sure the Liquid Color is still wet, flick the panel with droplets of water using your Journey Blending Brush. Water will react with Liquid Color to create a ‘faux bleach’ look. Once it dries, the technique is so subtle, but really adds dimension to the card.
Would you like to watch Kim do all of these techniques? Check out her video, below.
Do you love the April 2018 Bloom Box like we do? We cannot wait to see your creations! Make sure you tag us on Facebook or Instagram so we can see what you have been up to because we really love seeing your projects!