Colour INKspiration #67 blog hop

Welcome to another Colour INKspriation blog hop. Colour INKspiration is a challenge group on Facebook that sets a colour challenge approximately every two weeks using Stampin’ Up! colours. Inspiration pictures are from Pinterest.  For today’s blog hop you may have started here or you may have hopped over to my page from Jan Clothier’s page.

The colours for this challenge are: Pacific Point, Merry Merlot, Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz. 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.

For my project today I decided to use a stamp set that I haven’t used before, Daisy Lane.  I started out stamping daisies in Merry Merlot ink then punching them out.  I sponged additional Merry Merlot ink on to the flowers.   Once I had done that I needed to work out what to do with themI cut out a frame using the Frosted Frames dies from Pear Pizzazz cardstock, including some additional foliage.  I cut the snowflakes from the frame and attached the additional foliage.

To create a background for the card.  I used a texture stamp that I had from a long time ago and stamped Balmy Blue ink all over Whisper White card stock.  I sponged the Pacific Point ink around the edges. The main panel was mounted on to a Pacific Point card base.  The sentiment panel is stamped in Merry Merlot ink using a stamp from the retired Banners for you stamp set. I sponged some Merry Merlot ink on the banner to give it dimension.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.  I added a gold faceted gem to the centre of the flower and some retired glitter enamel dots.



Used in this project:

Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz

Ink: Pacific Point, Merry Merlot, Balmy Blue

Stamps: Daisy Lane,  Itty Bitty Birthdays, Banners for You (retired)

Die Cutting and Embossing tools: Frosted Frames dies, Bunch of Banners dies (retired)

Tools: Daisy punch, Meduim Daisy punch

Embellishments: gold faceted gems, glitter enamel dots (retired)

Thanks for visiting my blog. Now it is time to hop over to see what Nikki Spencer 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


5 responses to “Colour INKspiration #67 blog hop

  1. The banner is so cool. You’ve done a great job using your stamp set for the first time!

  2. The way you’ve sponged that banner adds so much more depth. Very successful!

  3. This is so bright and fun! I love the background you’ve created. My daisy punch has been long neglected so you have inspired me to grab it out and give it some love again. 🙂 Siobhan.

  4. That is so pretty Cathy! I love the colour depth in your banner, very effective! xx

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