Colour INKspiration #65 blog hop

Welcome to another Colour INKspriation blog hop. Today the blog hope starts with my post.  Make sure you follow the blog hop.  You will love what the design crew have come up for this colour challenge.

The colours for this challenge are: Merry Merlot, Blackberry Bliss, Gray Granite and Basic Black. You may add Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and metallics to your project. We also allow ‘Ivory’ and ‘Bronze’ in the Stampin’ Blends. If you don’t have all the colour palette, feel free to use the closest SU substitute.

I had this idea for the last Colour INKspiration challenge, but the colours for that challenge weren’t dark enough for the effect I wanted.  I specifically wanted to use the Stargazing stamp set.  The colours in this challenge were much more suited for what I had in mind.

This card is a double easel card.  The first easel has a frame of Gray Granite card stock made with Stitched Nested Labels dies.  Flowers are made with the Pressed Petals specialty washi tape. The flower centres were coloured with a Basic Black marker. I added the vellum foliage from the retired Sweet Soiree embellishment kit.

The bottom panel has more vellum foliage and flower stamped with the Free as a Bird stamp set.  The flower has been coloured with Blackberry bliss blends marker. The Woven Treads trim and a retired cochet trim were also added.

The scene I created for the back easel was made with stamps from the Stargazing, Hide Tide and Water Front stamp sets.  Other than stamping, I used masking, a sponge brayer and lots of sponging  to create the scene.  I used all the challenge colours to create this scene. Details were added with markers and a white paint pen.


Used in this project:

Paper: Gray Granite, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Merry Merlot, Blackberry Bliss, Gray Granite, Basic Black, Momento

Blends: Blackberry Bliss

Stampin Write Markers: Merry Merlot, Blackberry Bliss, Gray Granite, Basic Black

Stamps: Free as a Bird, High Tide, Star Gazing, Waterfront

Die Cutting and Embossing tools: Stitched Nested Labels

Embellishments: Sweet Soiree embellishment kit (retired), Pressed Petals specialty washi tape, Perennial Essence floral centres, Woven Threads trim, vintage crochet trim (retired)

Thanks for visiting my blog. Now it is time to hop over to see what Nicole Wilson has made.

If you want to check out other challenge submissions for this challenge, check out the Facebook group by clicking on the thumbnail on the right hand side column after you finish the blog hop.

Happy stamping


4 responses to “Colour INKspiration #65 blog hop

  1. There’s such a lot of work in this card Cathy, how many lovely details. Your background is beautiful. Love the black flower centres.

  2. Such a lot of detail in here, Cathy! It’s a work of art. Love your night time scene and then the floral frame to view it through. Very clever thinking.

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