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Each Day is a Gift, using Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Ink by Creative Expressions

Hello, welcome back to my Friday post for Creative Expressions.

Today I have created a tag for you, showing how the Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Ink blend well together, how beautiful the colours are, and also a couple of different ways in which you can use them;

  • Blend two colours to colour tint paper or card stock
  • Apply directly to stamps to create the image
  • Apply directly to ribbon to create a fully coordinated look

Tag 19feb161. I began by creating two tags.The larger cut from Sue Wilson’s Pierced Tags Craft Dies, and the smaller is a stamp from John Lockwood’s Pierced Tag Sentiments clear stamp set. I used just two colours from the Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud collection to do all the stamping, Ocean Blue & Basil Leaf

2. I used the ever so easy to use Smoothie sponges (by Creative Expressions) to apply a the two ink colours around the edges of both tags. Using sponges dedicated to each colour I slowly built up the intensity and blend until  I was happy. Then, picking up some colour cloud ink from my glass mat onto a sentiment stamp (again from John Lockwood’s Pierced Tag Sentiments set) I stamped the background of the smaller tag. I also stamped the die cut with the same smaller tag stamp.


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3. I attached the smaller of the tags to the larger, and took a second larger sentiment from John’s set and stamped it (using the same method as the previous step). I went on to cut out each of the individual words, and colour tint each of them, again using the Smoothie sponges. I arranged the words on the tag in a fashion I was happy with before sticking them permanently. I went on to stamp 6 little flowers to (from the Elegant Sentiments clear stamp set) to create 3 x 3D embellishments with a small flat backed gem for extra sparkle.

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4. To complete the look, I wanted the ribbon to match perfectly. So I took a length of white grosgrain ribbon, and working onto a piece of scrap copy paper I applied Colour Ink directly to the ribbon with my smoothies. I was able to blend the two colour beautifully on the ribbon also to get a pretty graduated effect.

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5. I completed the tag and highlighted the wording by doodling around the words with a black fine line marker pen.

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Milk Foundation card from Neutrals pack
Creative Expressions- Milk foundation Card
Sue Wilson's Craft Dies, Pierced Tags
Sue Wilson’s Craft Dies, Pierced Tags for Creative Expressions
Pierced Tag Sentiments by John Lockwood
Pierced Tag Sentiments by John Lockwood for Creative Expressions
Creative Expressions - Elegant Sentiments
Elegant Sentiments Clear Stamp Set for Creative Expressions
Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud, Basil Leaf - by Creative Expressions
Colour Cloud, basil leaf
Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Ink, Ocean Blue - by Creative Expressions
Colour Cloud Ink, Ocean Blue