14 July 2021

Colour INKspiration Challenge #103 featuring Art In Bloom Bundle


 Hello crafty friends!  Welcome, and thanks for popping in!

Colour INKspirations Challenge #103 is now open over on our Colour INKspiration Challenge Facebook Page.  The photo for this challenge was picked by fellow Crew Member, Cheryll Miller and our Guest Designer this Challenge is the very talented Karen Hadler. 


As well as the chosen colour combination for #CI103, ie Bumblebee, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen, you may also add Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Basic Black 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 (ie: Crushed Curry instead of Bumblebee … you get the drift).
To get your creative ideas flowing, make sure you check out the Crew’s Project in the CI#102 Album - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...

 My card uses the Art In Bloom Bundle from Stampin' Up! which features a brand new embossing/die cutting system where you can emboss and die together at the same time.  It's amazing!  The script stamp from Very Versailles Stamp Set has also been used for background texture on the card base.

Supplies Needed:

  • Stamp Sets: Art In Bloom Bundle (AC 2021-22), Very Versailles (AC 2021-22)
  • Cardstock:  Soft Succulent, Basic White, Evening Evergreen
  • Ink: Bumblebee, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Whisper White Craft Ink.
  • Embellishments: 2021-23 In Colour Jewells
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Stamparatus, Blending Brushes, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Specialty Plate (for use with 3D Embossing Folders)
  • Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals 


  • Make a card base from Soft Succulent cardstock and using a Blending Brush, gently apply Whisper White Craft Ink down the centre of the front.
  • Stamp the script image from Very Versailles stamp set in Evening Evergreen in the centre of the card front.  Set aside.
  • Stamp two large and one of the double leaf images in Evening Evergreen ink and die cut using the co-ordinating dies.
  • Using the Stamparatus, stamp the triple flower image first in Pale Papaya ink removing the centre with a sponge dauber first then using a second dauber, apply Bumblebee ink to the centre and stamp again.  This will create a blended, multi-coloured flower.
  • Line up your stamped images with the co-ordinating dies and Hybrid Embossing Folder (I used washi tape to help with accurate allignment) and run it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. 
  • Take the largest flower and attach to the centre of your card front using Dimensionals.  Keep the other two flowers for use in a project in the future.
  • Arrange the leaves under the flower image, trimming if needed. Adhere using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Add some jewells in the Evening Evergreen colour.
  • Trim a piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock 1/2" smaller on two sides than what the card measures and adhere this onto the inside base of your card.  Trim a piece of Basic White cardstock 1/8" smaller again on two sides and adhere this onto the piece of Evergreen cardstock. 

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. Just a reminder to 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. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown 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. Again very beautiful Monica, I doubt this stamp set myself, but I see more and more possibilities with it. Also because of your beautiful card.
    Love Yvon...

  2. Lovely card Monica! The Soft Succulent makes for a lovely dusky background, especially with the White Craft Ink blended centre panel. Dreamy!


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