28 February 2024

Colour INKspiraton Challege #160 feat. Chic Dies


Hi there and welcome!  And thanks for stopping by!

Today I have a card which I created for Colour INKspiration Challenge #160.  The colour palette for this challenge is a soft, pastel combination and was a dream to work with.  Don't let five colours put you off!   The inspiration photo for this challenge was chose by Crew Member, Vicki Boucher and our Guest Designer is the lovely Fiona Rozario.  I can't wait to go and see what everyone has created.

Picture Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-etiana-/17086077241/

My card features some of our older products from the current Annual Catalogue. I've used the Chic Dies and did a little dry embossing, die-cutting, ink blending and embellishing with a gorgeous end result.  No stamping unless I decide to add a sentiment.  


  • Dies:  Chic Dies
  • Embossing Folder:  Elegant Eucalyptus 3D
  • Cardstock:  Soft Seafoam, Highland Heather, Basic White, Balmy Blue
  • Ink:  Lemon Lolly, Highland Heather, Bubble Bath
  • Embellishments:  Purple Fine Shimmer Gems
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals
  • Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Specialty Plate, Blending Brushes
I embossed a piece of Basic White cardstock using one of the Elegant Eucalyptus 3D Embossing Folders (it comes in a pair), trimmed and matted it onto a piece of Highland Heather cardstock and adhere this onto a Soft Seafoam card base.  I die-cut three sets of flowers in Basic White, two smaller leaves in Soft Seafoam, two larger leaves in Balmy Blue and two more leaves in Basic White.

I gently blended ink onto each of the flower bases then glued the co-ordinating top sections to each.  These were arranged across the card front and attached with Dimensionals.  The leaves were placed under the flowers and adhered with Tombow.  To finish the front, I added three of the Highland Heather gems from the Purple Fine Shimmer Gems.

For the inside, I  added an extra flower and two leaves to a piece of Basic White cardstock to the lower left corner, trimmed the overhang, matted this to a piece of Highland Heather and adhered this to the inside.

Video tutorial can be found here: https://youtu.be/-Q86kepGvn0

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 - Daffodil Delight instead of Lemon Lolly for example.  We also allow Invory, 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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  1. Stunning Card Monica! The subtle inking in the flowers is so soft and pretty. xx

    1. Thanks so much Cheryll.


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