> Whisky Business Straight Up You're the Best - The Spot Challenge #124 - Rick Adkins

Whisky Business Straight Up You're the Best - The Spot Challenge #124

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this weeks challenge over at The Spot.  Our creative challenge this week is a color challenge featuring three colors.  Our colors this week were Mint Macaron, Cinnamon Cider, and Blackberry Bliss.  I decided to use the Whisky Business Stamp Set.  I also decided to do a Stampin' Blends colored card using the three colors.  Here's a look at my card.  

Here's a look at the inspiration image for this weeks challenge.  You can click on the image to check out what the other design team members created with this weeks challenge as well as play along.  

Masking Up: 

I started out by making masks for my images that I knew would be in front of others.  I made my masks from Post It Notes and cut each out by hand.  I did a mask for the little peel image, the glass, and the Decanter.  I stamped my peel first and masked it.  Then I stamped the glass and masked it.  Next I stamped the decanter of whisky and masked it.  I then stamped the wood grain image all along the bottom of the card, while my masks where in place.  I did all my stamping in Tuxedo Black Ink since I knew I would be coloring the scene with my Stampin' Blends.  


Once I had all the stamping complete I removed the masks and started coloring.  I started with the main images and colored with the lightest colors first and then work to the darker colors.  So for the whisky I started with Mango Melody and worked into Cinnamon Cider.  On cut glass or any glass actually the colors surrounding it will be reflected into the glass.  I then colored the background with Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends and different colors on the floor.  For the floor I used Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede, Bronze, and added in Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss, and Basic Black into the shadows.  This is the best tip I got when I started coloring with blends was that you keep going through the ugly stage to get to the good stage.  


To finish off the glass I added Wink A Stella Clear to the decanter and glass.  Once the wink-a-stella was dry I used a white gel pen to add in some white highlights on the glass.  This allowed the color to pop.  I also placed everything back in my Stamparatus and stamped over them again to make the blacks pop.  So, that meant I had to replace all the masks before stamping.  I repeated the same way I stamped to start with to get everything in place.  With the Stamparatus you can leave each item on a different place in the correct position to avoid getting everything off.  For the sentiment 


Once all the coloring was complete I added my panel onto a Mint Macaron mat and then added everything to a Whisper White Thick card base.  I stamped on to a piece of Cinnamon Cider Cardstock with Veramark and Tuxedo Black ink and added clear embossing powder and heat set it. I popped it up onto the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Project Recipe: 

I have created a little graphic for you to save to your Pinterest boards with all the main items listed to make it easy for you to recreate this card.  If you would like to check out my other Project Recipes you can do so by clicking here


Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you like my card and that you play along with us this week.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the item in the shopping list below.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



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Rick