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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1 comment:

  1. Great card Monica ... I love a good technique and this is stunning! xxx


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