10 January 2024

Hey There Little Bird - Colour INKspiration Challenge #158


Hello and welcome!  And thanks for stopping by!

Today I'm sharing a card for Colour INKspiration Challenge #158. The photo for this challenge was chosen by Crew Member, Lou Kitzelman and is a beautiful capture of a section of the coastline near Perth in Western Australia. Our Guest Designer is the wonderful Sinzis Corner and I can't wait to go and see what everyone has created.

Photo: Trigg Beach, Perth, WA - https://www.instagram.com/p/BgjAffnFp7x 

Poor old Blueberry Bushel seemed to be a little out of place with the other three softer colours but without it, I wouldn't have been able to create what I did.  My card features a number of different products, some new, some old but it's all combined so well.  Firstly, I've used two different Die sets and combined them with two lots of FREE Designer Papers along with some ink and stencils.   

Flight & Airy 12 x 12 Designer Papers

Softly Stippled 12 x 12 Designer Papers

This story begins with one of the two FREE Designer Paper Packs which are part of this year's Sale-A-Bration offer.  These papers are able to be earned free with a $90 (before postage), to get both you will need to place a $180 order.   The little bird was fussy cut from the Flight & Airy Papers and then attached to a scalloped rectangle using Mini Dimensionals, die-cut from the Scalloped Contours Dies.  Colour was added to the scalloped rectangle using the Foursquare Masks and Blueberry Bushel ink. 

A small 'branch' was made by twisting a small 1/4" strip of Petal Pink cardstock and then attached under the bird using Mini Glue Dots.

A card base was created using Pool Party cardstock.  Mat layers in Petal Pink and the Pool Party 'Linen' design from the Softly Stippled Papers (the second Sale-A-Bration papers) were trimmed to measure 1/4" less on two sides than the card front and these were glued to the card front at jaunty angles. 

The large floral arrangement from Artistic Dies was die-cut in Fresh Freesia cardstock and placed on the lower section of the card.  

The scalloped rectangle was attached to the card front with Dimensionals with a little Tombow Liquid Glue added to each Dimensional and used to secure the die-cut to the card front.

Iridescent Pearls and a double bow was added to finish off the front.

A piece of Basic White cardstock matted onto a piece of Petal Pink along with a smaller fussy cut bird glued in the bottom corner was adhered to the inside of the card to complete the card.


  • Dies:  Artistic, Scalloped Contours
  • Designer Papers:  Flight & Airy, Softyly Stippled
  • Cardstock:  Pool Party, Petal Pink, Fresh Freesia
  • Ink:  Blueberry Bushel
  • Accessories:  Four Square Masks
  • Embellishments/Trim:  Iridescent Pearls, Linen Thread
  • Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Snips, Blending Brushes, Cut & Emboss Machine

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 - Balmy Blue instead of Pool Party 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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