27 July 2022

Colour INKspiration Challenge #126 feat Brilliant Wings Dies

 


Hi there crafty friends!  Welcome and thanks for popping in!  

It's time again for another Colour INKspiration Challenge and we've been given another strong and vibrant colour palette to work with.  The photo for CI#126 has been chosen by the wonderful Denita Wright-Smee and we welcome the amazing Heidi van den Heuvel as our Guest Designer.  I can't wait to go and see what she has created for us. 

Picture credit - 'Women's Ceremony' by Kaureen Bird 
https://thisisaboriginalart.com.au/womens-ceremony-by-kaureen-bird-kab202118/
 
My card features the Brilliant Wings Dies and I've also taken inspiration from amazing dot-work that makes up this beautiful artwork.  I also revisited using the Stampin' Blends and isopropyl alcohol on Vellum for the butterfly and like always, enjoyed the process of creating my own backgound. 
 

 Supplies Needed:
  • Dies:  Brilliant Wings
  • Stamp Sets:  Framed Occasions, Simply Fabulous
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick, Basic White Regular, Vellum, Silver Foil
  • Inks:  Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
  • Stampin' Blends:  Bermuda Bay Combo Pack
  • Embellishments:  Subtle Shimmer Sequins
  • Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Clear Block 'A', Heat Tool, Stamparatus/Clear Block
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals
  • OTHER:  Isopropyl Alcohol (at least 98%)
Let's Make It:
  • For this card you will need a card base in Basic White Thick CS, a piece of Basic White regular measuring 1/4" less on two sides than the card front, a scrap piece of Vellum and a scrap piece of Silver Foil large enough for the largest butterfly in Brilliant Wings Dies.
  • Take the piece of Basic White CS and using the Challenge colours stamp the dots in a circular area roughly in the centre, using the little trio of dots from Framed Occasions Stamp Set and the teeny tiny little 'donut' stamp from Simply Fabulous Stamp Set.  Draw a circle in pencil if you need to have a guide.  This can be erased once the ink has dried.
  • Stamp a sentiment in the bottom right-hand corner and attach this to the front of the card using Dimensionals.  TIP:  Add a drop of Tombow to each Dimensional to allow some wriggle-time for accurate placement on the card front.
  • Take the piece Vellum and literally scribble both the light and dark Bermuda Bay Stampin'  Blends all over the then spritz with Isopropyl Alcohol and dry off with a heat tool.  Repeat until you're happy with the end result.
  • Die cut using the largest butterfly from Brilliant Wings Dies.

  • Take the co-ordinating detailed die and die-cut a piece from Silver Foil.  Glue this to the Vellum.  TIP:  If using liquid glue, go sparingly as too much will warp the Vellum due to excess moisture.
  • Place Mini Dimensionals under the Foil under the larger areas of each wing, then place Mini Dimensionals in the same spots under the Vellum and attach to the centre of the stamped circle of dots.  This will help maintain raised wings. 
  • Place a few of the silver sequins from the Subtle Shimmer Sequins on the front to finish it off.


Feel INKspired to join the challenge? I would love for you to join us! It's a great way to have fun with different colours!

Firstly, hop on over and check out 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 the challenge colours. Neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black are also allowed as well as Metallics. 

If you feel inspired, 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.   

Until next time, take care, stay safe and have a great day!  

Monica xx

.
 
To purchase any of the products I've used today, you can click any of the direct links in the Product List below or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page.  Both ways will get you directly to my online store, where you are only minutes away from getting products delivered straight to your door.

Or maybe you have a wish list as long as your arm? If so, the best deal in the catalogue is to join my Stamping Queens Stamping Team. Fill your Starter Kit with your choice of products to the value of $235.00 for only $169.00 with a 20% discount every time you place an order! No risk attached!
 

.

Product List

 

.


 



13 July 2022

Colour INKspirtion Challenge #125 feat Sale-A-Bration Products

 

 

Hi there my crafty friends!  Welcome and thanks for popping in!  Today I am sharing a card I created for the Colour INKspiration Challenge #125.  This challenge is now open over on Facebook and the colours for this challenge were inspired by a picture chosen by fellow Crew Member, Cheryll Miller.  Once again the colours are bright and vivid.


 My card features three Sale-A-Bration items which are currently available with a qualifying order during the months of July and August.  If you'd like to know more about this, please contact me.  You could easily use one of the the greetings from the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set but I just loved the way the words from Amazing Phrasing could be fussy-cut and placed around the focal point of my card.
 
 
 
 
Supplies Needed:
  • Stamp Sets:  Hippest Hippos, Amazing Phrasing (Sale-A-Bration J/A 2022), Rays of Light
  • Dies:  Hippo Dies, Stylish Shapes
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick, Basic White regular, Shimmery White, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide
  • Inks:  Basic Gray, Starry Sky, Tahitian Tide
  • Colouring Accessories: Sweet Sorbet Stampin' Blends (Light), Watercolour Pencils Assortment 1 (Basic Gray), Blender Pen, Artistic Mix Decorative Masks, Blending Brushes
  • Tools: Scissors/Snips, Paper Trimmer, Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Mini Dimensionals
How to Make:
 
For this card, you will need   
  • A Basic White Thick card base
  • 2 x Starry Sky CS mat layers measuring 1/4" less on two sides than the card front
  • 2 x Basic White CS mat layers measuring 3/8" less on two sides than your card front
  • Shimmery White CS large enough to stamp the hippo image and greeting
  • A piece of Sweet Sorbet CS large enough to cut the largest circle from Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Scrap pieces of Starry Sky and Tahitian Tide CS to die cut the hearts.
  •  Take one piece of the Basic White CS and the smaller detail mask from the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks and using a Blending Brush, gently add both Tahitian Tide and Starry Sky ink in a diangonal line from top left to bottom right.  I love the blended colour that is achieved.
  • Glue this to one of the pieces of Starry Sky and then glue this to the card front. 
  • Stamp the Rays of Light Stamp onto Sweet Sorbet CS using Sweet Sorbet Ink and die cut using the largest circle from Stylish Shapes Dies.  Trim a small slither from the right hand side and glue this onto the card front. 


  • Stamp the hippo image onto Shimmery White CS and roughly add colour to the areas that would be darkest using the Basic Gray Water Colouring Pencil.  Blend colour using a Blender Pen leaving the tummy and mouth areas uncoloured.  Colour the flower using the light Sweet Sorbet Stampin' Blends.  For the purpose of this Challenge, I left the leaves uncoloured but feel free to add green colour if you desire.
  • Die cut using the co-ordinating die from the Hippo Dies and attach to the Sweet Sorbet circle using Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the greeting in Starry Sky ink and fussy cut.  Attached to the card front using Dimensionals.
  • Die cut the hearts (as many or as few as you like) from Starry Sky and Tahitian Tide CS and attach to the card front using both Mini Dimensionals or Tombow Glue
  • Take the second piece of Basic White CS and the same Decorative Mask and add some stencilling to the top left and bottom right corners.  Glue this to the second piece of Starry Sky CS and then glue this to the inside of the card.
 


Feel INKspired to join the challenge? I would love for you to join us! It's a great way to have fun with different colours!

Firstly, hop on over and check out 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 the challenge colours. Neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black are also allowed as well as Metallics. 

If you feel inspired, 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.   

Until next time, take care, stay safe and have a great day!  

Monica xx

.
 
To purchase any of the products I've used today  you can click any of the direct links in the Product List below or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page.  Both ways will get you directly to my online store, where you are only minutes away from getting products delivered straight to your door.

Or maybe you have a wish list as long as your arm? If so, the best deal in the catalogue is to join my Stamping Queens Stamping Team. Fill your Starter Kit with your choice of products to the value of $235.00 for only $169.00 with a 20% discount every time you place an order! No risk attached!
 

. 

Product List 

.


To see the exclusive products you can earn this Sale-A-Bration season, browse the digital brochure here. Remember to take a look at the co-ordinating products from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalogue you can pair with your Sale-A-Bration steals!



Merry and Bright Christmas Wishes for Colour INKspiration Challenge #134

  Hi there friends!  Welcome and thanks for popping in!  It's another Colour INKspiration Challenge week and boy, I'm starting to pa...