26 June 2024

Thoughtful Wishes - Colour INKspiration Challenge #168


Hello and welcome!  

The card I'm sharing today has been created for Colour INKspiration Challenge #168.  The photo for this Challenge was chosen by fellow Crew Member, Bernie Roodt and our Guest Designer is the amazing Sharon Dalton.  I can wait to go and check out what everyone has created. 


Picture Credit: https://erudera.com/germany/german-culture/ 

We have quite a strong colour palette this Challenge but don't let this put you off.  There are many techniques you can do which will tone them down which is what did.  My card features the Thoughful Wishes Bundle and I used ink blending prior to die-cutting to create a softer finish.

The coloured die-cut was adhered over an 'embossed' feature created by using the Silicone Craft Mat with the large decorative die.  This is a great technique to use with any detailed die for extra background texture.  

The sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso and punched with the Labeled With Love punch.  A very light touch of Lost Lagoon ink was blended over the stamping.  This was attached to the card front with Dimensionals. No embellishments were added to keep in with the clean and simple design.

I created a second mat layer using the Silicone Mat and same detailed die for the inside of the card.



  • Bundle:  Thoughtful Wishes
  • Punch:  Labelled With Love
  • Inks:  Lost Lagoon, Daffodil Delight Cajun Craze, Real Red, Early Espresso
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick (card base), Basic White (mat layers, label)
  • Tools:  Blending Brushes, Silicone Craft Mat, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Paper Trimmer
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals

 Interested is seeing how it's made?  There's a video over on my You Tube Chanel 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 along with any social media platforms you may have.

Just a reminder to use ALL the Challenge colours unless stated. If you don’t have the colours in our palette, feel free to use the closest Stampin’ Up! substitute – Poppy Parade instead of Real Red, Crushed Curry instead of Daffodil Delight, etc. We also allow Ivory, Bronze and Natural Tones in the Stampin' Blends and Neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Basic Beige 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


If you live in Australia and would like to purchase any of the products I have used today, click the thumbnail links in the Product List below or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page.  Both ways will take you directly to my Stampin' Up! Store, where you are only minutes away from getting your supplies delivered straight to your door.

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You can put together a Starter Kit with your choice of products to the value of $235.00 for only $169.00 with a 20% discount every time you place an order!  No conditions attached! And who knows where you're Stampin' Up! journey will take you. 

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