Wednesday 24 July 2019

Colour INKspiration #60

Hello and welcome to my blog post for the Colour INKspiration #60 Crew Challenge.

You may have come here from the very talented Jan Clothier. I love her card and how she has blended the challenge colours in the background. So pretty!

Below is the beautiful photo for this challenge. We are using Petal Pink, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock and Blueberry Bushel for this challenge. 

It is a great choice after looking at all the stunning photos the Stampin' Up!® demonstrators posted of their Greek Isles Incentive Trip! I would like to congratulate all the demonstrators that earned the incentive trip.

Here is my creation using the challenge colours. I was inspired by the photos from the demonstrators on the trip. I chose to use two stamp sets that I have not used as much as I would like to. Varied Vases and  Vibrant Vases. So easy as they have a coordinating punch!

The card base is Thick Whisper White card stock and measures 14cm x 21cm, scored and folded in half. The thicker card stock is a much stronger card base and I use it for all of my Whisper White card bases.

I created the Brick wall using the new Brick and Mortar 3D embossing Folder and a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 14cm x 10cm. I then used a Sponge Brayer to lightly colour the bricks in Terracotta Tile ink. I then cut this down to 12.5cm x 9cm to fit under the frame.

I created the frame in Whisper White card stock by using the largest and third largest Rectangle Stitched Dies. Such a great technique to get the most out of these must have dies. 

I popped the frame up on dimensionals then glued both the frame and brick layer to the front of the card base.

The two vases are stamped in Blueberry Bushel on Whisper White card stock and punched out using the Vase Builder Punch. I love how these two stamp sets have a coordinating punch. 

The flowers and leaves were stamped by using the Petal Pink and Pretty Peacock Stampin' Write Markers to colour the outline stamp then the Classic Stampin' Pads to fill the images with the stamps. I cut out the floral image with snips.

I stamped the sentiment on a 8cm x 1.3cm pice of Whisper White in Blueberry Bushel. Then angled my snips to cut the right end of this piece.

I glued the sentiment to the brick background then used dimensionals to pop up the vases and flowers.

I used three Terracotta Tile sequins from the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment to complete the card.

I enjoyed creating this card. I hope that I have inspired you to be creative today.

Make sure you hop over to the amazing Tanya Bell by clicking on the next button below for more inspiration. 

Hope you are enjoying your week!

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  1. The background brick is sensational on your card and really sets the vivid blue vases off beautifully.

  2. I do like the way you've treated the brick wall - so realistic and your treatment brings out the textures so well. The brilliant blue vases look fabulous against it.

  3. I love how you have highlighted a few of the bricks. The vases look very Moroccan in blue.

  4. Love love love the sponged brick wall! And the vases are great. Thankyou so much for using this stamp set! Your card is great.