Tuesday 14 June 2016

Indigoblu - Surprise, Surprise!

Indigoblu Challenge - May 2016
Surprise! Surprise!
'Surprise! Surprise!' is my interpretation for the Indigoblu Challenge 'May All Your Dreams Come True' inspired by a long-stifled desire to appear out from a birthday cake!

The card has three sections and the top area (unseen) is folded over to create balance.

  • Stamps:- Indigoblu Floral Swirl A6, Sewing Mends the Soul, Large Snowflake
  • Inkpads:- Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Inks - Black Soot, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple.
  • Clear detail Embossing Powder
  • Polychromos
  • Card - white, pearlescent black
  1. Cut rectangle of white card 6cm x 19.5 cm and fold into three 6cm x 6.5cm. 
  2. Stamp Floral Swirl with second/third/fourth generation Onyx Black randomly onto each section and emboss with Clear Detail; sweep Worn Lipstick and Abandoned Coral over with blending tool, followed by Black Soot around perimeter. 
  3. Spritz with water and mop with kitchen roll.
  4. Mount onto pearlescent black. 
  5. Stamp lady from Sewing Mends the Soul set; colour with Polychromos; cut around female image.
  6. Stamp Snowflake twice in Onyx Black and emboss with Clear Detail; colour randomly with listed Distress Inks apart from Black Soot; score at every peak and trough, cut once to circle centre and alternately mountain and valley fold. 
  7. Arrange folded circles around the female form and glue in place.


  1. I guess deep down we all want to pop out of a cake once in a while. Rotflol!!! What a fun and fantastic creation!

  2. Ok, your dream dream is pretty fun but your card is amazing, such a brilliant idea and lovely and bold design! Thank you for playing with us at IndigoBlu!

  3. Thank you, it's good to put a humorous spin on things sometimes. ;~}

  4. so very cool Shelagh - love it to bits - Thanks for playing along in the Indigo Blu challenge this month and good luck! Hugs rachel x

  5. Love it- such fun!! Thanks for entering the IndigoBlu Challenge. Kay x

  6. Beautiful and so clever! Thank you for taking part!! Maxine x