20 November 2023

Just My Type Christmas Birthday Anytime - Colour INKspiration Challenge #156


Hi there and welcome!  Thanks for stopping by!

It's time to show you another Colour INKspiration Challenge.  Challege #156 has opened and will run for almost three weeks this time and the colours are a very traditional Christmas palette.  The inspiration photo was chosen by fellow Crew member, Jan Clothier and I can't wait to go and see what everyone has created.

Picture Credit: https://unsplash.com/photos/red-flower-on-black-typewriter-UiYItI0YjEI

For my card, I've done a completely literal example.  It features the Just My Type stamp set which was an must have from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue as I'm a typist in a past life.  I've placed it on a textured background using the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder which I inked up first with  the Craft White Stampin' Ink.  It adds subtle colour to the piece of Crumb Cake cardstock while preserving the vintage vibes.

A piece of Black & White Gingham ribbon was tied around the Crumb Cake cardstock then matted onto a piece of Basic White with just the tiniest 1/16" border on all four sides.  I then adhered this to a Real Red card base again with just a tiny 1/16" border on all sides.

The typewriter image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die-cut using the Deckled Circles Dies.  Leaves and flowers were stamped using the Challenge colours then fussy cut and the flowers were coloured using Real Red Light Stampin' Blend.  The middle flower was attached with a Mini Dimensional while the other images were adhered directly to the cardstock. 

Pearls were added to the centres of each flower and this was attached to the card front using Dimensionals.

This would make a nice card to give to a work colleague don't you think.



  • Stamp Set:  Just My Type
  • Dies:   Deckled Circles
  • Embossing Folder:  Distressed Tiles 3D Embossing Folder 
  • Cardstock:  Real Red, Basic White, Crumb Cake
  • Inks:  Memento Black, Craft White, Real Red, Shaded Spruce
  • Stampin Blend:  Real Red (Light)
  • Ribbon:  Black & White Gingham Ribbon
  • Embellishments:  Iridescent Pearls
  • Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Scissors
  • Adhesives:  Mini Dimensionals, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

You can watch a video to see how I made it here on You Tube

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! 

If you'd like to join in with our Challenges, 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'd love to see what you create with these gorgeous colours! 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. If you don’t have the colours in our palette, feel free to use the closest Stampin’ Up! substitute - Melon Mambo instead of Berry Burst for example. We also allow Ivory, Bronze and Natural Tones in the Stampin' Blends and Neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Metallics.

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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