28 July 2021

Colour INKspiration Challenge #104 feat. Art In Bloom Stamp Set


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

Colour INKspirations Challenge #104 is now open over on our Colour INKspiration Challenge Facebook Page.  The photo for this challenge was picked by fellow Crew Member, Rose Packer and our Guest Designer this challenge is the fabulous Tracy Held.


As well as the chosen colour combination for #CI104, ie Basic White, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black, you may also add neutrals 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.
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 project for this Challenge was a stamped A4 sheet of Basic White cardstock which I have trimmed down to create four cards.  I wanted to see if I could create a stamped one-sheet-wonder using only two colours rather than the usual five or six.  Happy to say I'm stoked with the outcome. Using first and second generation stamping I was able to create more colour gradient.
The Art In Bloom stamp set is mainly featured but I will tell you all that I have carefully snipped the large three-flower image into separate flowers.   I personally felt the stamped images as they were, were too far apart and honestly, they will easily fit back together again if you want to use them as they were intended.

  • Stamp Set: Art In Bloom, Quiet Meadow (dottage), Inspiring Thoughts (sentiment on the cards)
  • Dies:  Messages Die, Painted Labels (for the cards),
  • Card Stock:  Basic White (for the stamping),  Cherry Cobbler, Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic White (for the cards)
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Ribbon/Thread:  Linen Thread (for the cards)
  • Tools:  Acrylic Blocks, Paper Trimmer
  • Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals (for the cards)
  • All images are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Stamp the outline flower images randomly in groups of three 
  • Stamp both outline leaf images around the outside of the flowers
  • Using the co-ordinating fill-in image, stamp the flowers in Cherry Cobbler, using second generation stamping to create a second tone.
  • Using the co-ordinating fill-in images, stamp the leaves in second and third generation Memento Black Tuxedo ink.
  • Stamp the smaller three-flower image around the larger three in Cherry Cobbler
  • Take the dottage stamp from Quiet Meadow (or any other dottage stamp you have) and stamp this in areas to fill in any white space between the flowers and around the edges to 'fill-out' the clusters.
To Make the Cards:
  • Trim down the cardstock into four equal pieces.  Mine measures 3/4" smaller than my card front. Keep the scraps as you can use these for the inside.
  • Glue this onto a mat layer that measures 1/8" larger on two sides.  This will give you a narrow 1/16" border on all four sides.
  • Wrap some linen thread around and tie a bow. To step it up, I added the open scallop from Painted Labels Dies and glued this down under the Linen Thread.
  • Stamp your sentiment on a scrap of Basic White cardstock and die cut with the Messages die.  To add definition, I added ink to the edges of my die cut.
  • Attach this to the front of your card with Dimensionals.
  • Trim down a piece of Basic White cardstock to fit the inside of your card. Add a strip of the stamped images trimmed away to the lower edge of the piece of Basic White cardstock and adhere to the inside of your card with Tombow Multipurpose Glue

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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