14 April 2021

Colour INKspiration Challenge #97 - Fancy Phrases Birthday Wishes


 

 Hello crafty friends!  Welcome and thanks for popping in!

The photo credit for CI#97 is a personal photo by Phil Winterton from Gunnedah NSW, who is a friend of fellow CIC Crew Member Denita Wright-Smee and our Guest Designer is the very talented Jane Martin. Please go and check out Jane's amazing card over on our Colour INKspiration's Facebook Page


The card I have for you today was inspired by Eileen Godwin and uses a masking technique along with a little stencilling before stamping your image over the top. I used a little Basic Gray ink for my stencilling which is still withing Challenge Rules.

 


 Supplies Needed:

  • Fancy Phrases Stamp Set
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick A4
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Rococo Rose, Basic Gray, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Embellishments:  Aristry Blooms Sequins
  • Tools:  Basic Pattern Decorative Masks, Blending Brushes, Stamparatus, Paper Trimmer
  • Other:  Post-It Notes or use whatever your preferred masking tools may be.

Assembling the Card:

 
Trim a piece of card stock to form a card.
 
Use Post-It Notes or some other masking tools to form a triangle on the card front.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Masking off one section at a time, apply ink using a Blending Brush.  

I like to squish my ink pad so that the ink transfers to the lid. I pick up my ink from here as I'm concerned with the long term effects of using the Blending Brushes directly on the stamp pads.  I would rather err on the side of caution.

Use a different Post-It Note for each colour to avoid contaminating your colours.

Remove the Post-It notes.

 

Take the damask pattern mask and apply Basic Gray ink over the whole area.  

If you would rather your stencilling to stay within the triangle, you can leave your Post-It Notes on until after this step.



Stamp your image and sentiment.

I would recommend a heavier outlined stamp for your image for the best results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
And lastly, add a few sequins for something special. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feel INKspired to join the challenge? I would love for you to join in our colour challenges. It's a great way to take yourself out of your comfort zone and use different colours! 

Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.
 


 

 
Thank you so much taking the time to drop in and I hope I have inspired you.  If you inspired or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
 
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
 
Monica xx
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24 March 2021

Colour INKspiration Challenge #96 - Stamped One Sheet Wonder feat. Vine Design Bundle


 
 
Hello crafty friends!  Welcome and thanks for popping in. This photo for CI#96 was chosen by Leonie Stuart and our Guest Designer is the very talented Jolanda Johnstone.
 

 
For this challenge, I stamped a half 'one sheet wonder' (a piece of A4 cardstock cut in half lengthwise) using the images from Vine Design stamp set.  I trimmed this piece into six smaller sections which I then made into cards using four of the larger pieces.  The two smaller strips were glued into the centres of the larger cards as a feature.


Supplied Needed:
  • Vine Design Bundle, Forever Fern (splatter stamp)
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick, Basic White Regular,  Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green
  • Inks:  Petal Pink, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green
  • Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Glue (or adhesive of your choice)
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Acrylic Stamping Blocks

How to Assemble:
  • Trim a piece of Basic White cardstock in half lengthwise.
  • Taking the large leaf stamp, stamp a line down the centre in 2nd generation Blushing Bride.  This will form a background for your other stamping.
  • Using Melon Mambo ink, stamp the large round flower in groups of three in different areas.
  • Using Flirty Flamingo ink, stamp the next flower, again in groups of three and using 2nd generation stamping to add depth.  Tuck these into the spaces around the first flowers.
  • Using Petal Pink ink, stamp the thinner flower around the edges of what you have already stamped.
  • Take the leaf and stamp this amongst the flowers in Granny Apply Green.  I tried to not ink the stem of the leaves as much as possible so I could tuck them into the flowers.  Use 2nd stamping to add depth.
  • To fill the gaps between the flowers and leaves, use both Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo ink with the smallest flower again using 2nd and even 3rd generation stamping.
  • Lastly and in my opinion, most importantly, add splatters in Garden Green Ink. Fill in any areas where you feel need texture. I used the splatter stamp from Forever Fern stamp set but you can use any splatter stamp you have. This completes your stamping.
 

  • Cut your piece of stamped cardstock into suitable sizes to create card toppers from each piece. As mentioned before, the two thinner strips were used on the inside of the larger cards.
 


The finished card on the bottom right uses the rectangle die from Flowering Vine Dies in Flirty Flamingo cardstock to create a lacy feature.  The two smaller note cards uses scraps of Garden Green, Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  The other larger card has a mat layer in Petal Pink.  I will add sentiments from the same stamp set as needed.
 
Feel INKspired to join the challenge? I would love for you to join in our colour challenges. It's a great way to take yourself out of your comfort zone and use different colours! 
 
Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.
 
 

 
Thank you so much taking the time to drop in and I hope I have inspired you.  If you inspired or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
 
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
 
Monica xx
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Colour INKspiration Challenge #97 - Fancy Phrases Birthday Wishes

    Hello crafty friends!  Welcome and thanks for popping in! The photo credit for CI#97 is a personal photo by Phil Winterton from Gunne...