27 October 2021

Colour INKspiration Challenge #110 featuring Intricate Leaves Dies and a Masked Background


 Hello crafty friends!  And thanks for popping in!

Welcome back for Colour INKspirations Challenge #108.  The photo for this challenge was picked by fellow Crew Member, Elizabeth Gross and our Guest Designer for this challenge is the super talented Annie Alexander.


My card has a little bit of die cutting using the Intricate Leaves Dies and the background has a combination of stamping, masking and dry embossing. A simple sentiment has been added to balance the busy background.


  • Dies:  Intricate Leaves Dies
  • Stamp Sets:  Very Versailles, Inspired Thoughts
  • Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Shaded Spruce, Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Gold Foil
  • Ink:  Cajun Craze, Basic Black
  • Accessories: Basic Patterns Decorative Masks, Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder
  • Tools:  Blending Brushes, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Adhesives:  Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Card Assembly:

For this card you will need:
A card base in Very Vanilla cardstock
A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 3"x 4 3/4"
A strip of Shaded Spruce cardstock measuring 3/4"x 4 3/4"
Scraps of Basic Black, Pale Papaya and Gold Foil for your die cuts.
As well as these, I decided later to add a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 1/4" smaller than the card front on two sides than the card front for the inside of the card.  This will give you a 1/8" border all round when you adhere it inside.
Using the leaf design from the Desorative Masks, use a Blending Brush and gently apply Cajun Craze ink in a slightly jaunty angle.  Begin with a darker application in the bottom left corner and fading it out towards the top left and bottom right corners.
Stamp Memento Tuxedo Black ink in 2nd generation over the stencilled area also in a slightly jaunty angle.
Using the Timeworn Type 32D Embossing folder, run this through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.
Die cut your pieces from Basic Black, Pale Papaya and Gold Foil cardstock and glue these on with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.
Attach the strip of Shaded Spuce cardstock allowing a 1/4" overhang.
Stamp the sentiment on Very Vanilla cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and trim down tightly.  Add a strip of Basic Black cardstock that's slightly narrower than the sentiment piece and attach this to the card topper with Dimensionals.
Attach the completed card topper to the front of the card using Dimensionals.
To finish the card, I used the same Decorative Mask and gently applied Cajun Craze Ink to the same corner as the card topper but kept more to the left and bottom edges.  
I glued this in 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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