23 November 2022

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 panic a little that we're almost at the end of November.  For this challenge, we've have been tasked to work with Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party and Basic White.  The inspiration photo has been picked by Crew Member, Cheryll Miller and our Guest Designer this challenge is the amazing,   I can't wait to go and see what everyone has created.

For my card, I decided to add a little silver heat embossing and create a Christmas card.  I used the Textured Chic Bundle and teamed that with the Stylish Shapes Dies.  For my greeting I used Brightest Glow as I needed something to fit into that small left hand corner.  The snowflakes have been inked in Versamark and then heat embossed in silver but if you didn't want to go to this trouble, Silver Foil would be a great trade-off.

  • Bundle:  Season of Chic Bundle
  • Stamp Set: Brightest Glow Stamp Set
  • Dies:  Stylish Shapes
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick, Basic White, Parakeet Party
  • Inks:  Versamark, Sweet Sorbet
  • Colouring Accessories:  Metallics Embossing Powder Pack (silver)
  • Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Heat Tool, Blending Brush, Water Painters
  • Adhesives:  Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue
Let's Make It:

For this card, you will need the following cardstock:
  • Basic White Thick card base
  • Parakeet Party mat layer measuring 3 1/4" x 4 7/8" (7/8" less on two sides that the card front)
  • Basic White layer measuring 3 1/8" x 4 3/4" (1" less on two sides than the card front)
  • a strip of Basic White cardstock large enough to die-cut six snowflakes from the Chic Dies
  • a strip of Basic White cardstock large enough to die-cut 3 of the second-to-smallest squares from Stylish Shapes
  • a second strip of Basic White cardstock large enough to cie-cut another 3 second-to-largest squares - this will be ink-blended with Sweet Sorbet
  • A piece of Parakeet Party measuring 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"  (1/4" less on two sides than the card front) to use as a mat layer on the inside
  • A piece of Basic White measuring 3 3/4" x 5 3/8" (3/8" less on two sides than the card front) to use on the inside

  • Glue together the smaller piece of Parakeet Party and Basic White cardstock to create a card-topper. Stamp your sentiment in VersaMark ink in the bottom left corner and heat emboss in silver.
  • Using a Blending Brush and Sweet Sorbet ink, apply ink to one of the strips of Basic White cardstock and using either the small or medium Water Painter, splatter water and dry off with a piece of paper towel.  This will give a lovely textured background.  

  • Die-cut three squares using the second-to-smallest die from Stylish Shapes from the ink-blended cardstock.  Die-cut three more of the same size in Basic White cardstock and glue one of each together for added stability and dimension to end up with three squares.
  • Die-cut six snowflakes from the Chic Dies and glue two together so that you end up with three single snowflakes.  This will give dimension and strengthen each snowflake. Inked each up with VersaMark ink and dip them into Silver Embossing Powder and heat set.  Allow each to cool a little and repeat for all three. 

  • Glue a snowflake to each square and trim.

  • Glue these down the right-hand side of the card topper allowing equal space between all three.  Attach this to the card front using Dimensionals.

  • To finish of your card, stamp the snowflake image from the Season of Chic Stamp Set in the bottom right corner of the larger piece of Basic White in Versamark Ink and heat emboss in Silver.  This step isn't necessary but will bring the design on the outside to the inside of the card.  Glue this and the second, larger piece of Parakeet Party cardstock together and adhere 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



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