08 November 2023

Purple Christmas Wishes - Colour INKspiration Challenge #155

Hi there and thanks for popping in!

We have a new challenge over in Colour INKspirations and used the colours as an alternative palette for a Christmas Card.  Are you a traditionalist and prefer reds and greens or do you like to experiment with your Christmas colours?  I chose the inspiration piccie for this challenge and I can't wait to go and check out everyone's projects using these colours.  

My card features the Merriest Trees Bundle.  I've used the purple tones to create a ombre colouring on my tree reversing and offsetting the same dies for the layers of sparkle die cut from the Be Dazzling 6 x 6 Specialty Papers.  Background texture was added by using the wave design embossing folder from the new Cheery Patterns folders in the Sep - Dec Mini Catalogue. 

Texture was added to each layer by blending ink, tone on tone to each of the sections then gently scrunching.  To assemble the tree, I glued each pair of layers together then created dimension by adding Dimensionals just under the lower edges and adding a drop of glue to secure the top edges.  

The dry embossed cardstock was matted onto a slightly larger piece of Cherry Cobbler which was then put onto a Basic White card base.  The sentiment comes from the same co-ordinating stamp set and was stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

  • Bundle:  Merriest Trees  Bundle
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick (card base), Basic White regular (mat layer), Cherry Cobbler (mat layer), Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape (tree layers), More Dazzling 6 x 6 Specialty Papers (tree layers)
  • Inks:  Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Cherry Cobbler
  • Embossing Folders: Cheery Patterns Embossing Folders
  • Embellishments:  Loose Silver Sequins
  • Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Blending Brushes
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Mini Dimensionals, Dimensionals
This shows a second card using the ring design from the same Embossing Folder set: 

If you'd like to see how it's made, my video can be seen here: 

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 - Real Red instead of Cherry Cobbler 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.

If you've made it this far, 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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