I have missed the Colour Inkspirations Challenges the last couple of weeks. I thought I would steal a bit of time to join in this round. I have to say though this was tough! So many colours!! Here is the image. We were required to use at least 4 colours but neutrals can be added. I usually only use 2-3 colours on my projects. After that it gets confusing. But it is good to challenge oneself. 🙂
Here is the colour inspiration to use.
What do you think??
To start with before tackling the card I pulled out all the inkpads in those colours to see what worked together. Then pulled out all my stamp sets that might be suitable. Then picked out the stamp sets from those that I might like to use. I did a little search on Pinterest to get some ideas. I hadn’t used the Watercolor Wings set for a while so thought that might be good.
Where to go then? I went through my sketches board on Pinterest and found this sketch to work with, Freshly Made Sketches #291.
Here is my card for Colour Inkspirations #12. I chose Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate and Peekaboo Peach.
I stamped the sketchy butterflies in the different cards over a white panel and then cut about 3cm off the top (about 1 1/4″). Then adhered that to a Peekabook card mat and then the Whisper White card base.
I stamped the butterfly in Peekaboo Peach with 2 of the different stamps in the set. The outline image of the butterfly was heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. Plus stamped the black abdomen of the butterfly. It’s hard to tell but I did cut another butterfly out with Vellum to add behind this one and then added some Silver Thread.
The sentiment was punched out with the Duet Banner Punch and then another one punched from Silver Foil and they were layered together. I added some Silver Thread to that too. It needed something else so then I added some Rhinestones.
I am still not sure about this?? I think it is missing something but … it is what it is! I don’t have time to make another card for the challenge. What do you think??
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Have a great day,
The Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP) is so beautiful. The problem is you can only show one side at a time on a card. I think these collar cards are a great way to show off both sides. Have you seen these collar cards around? They can go by other names too. They are very easy to do.
I saw the idea on Pinterest and using the Butterflies from ‘Watercolor Wings’ on a card on a forum I am on. Both are great to show the colours.
I am not going to give you exact measurements for your cards of how to make them. Really you can make them any size you want. You have your standard base card, then the card mat which I have in Very Vanilla. This is slightly smaller than your card base. Then the DSP is slightly smaller than that. It depends on how wide the border you want too.
(OK if you are metric the base is 14.8cm x 10.5cm. The mat is 14.4cm x 10.1cm and the DSP is 14cm x 9.7cm).
I have used the ‘Playful Palette’ DSP stack. On your DSP measure along on the long side and mark a point half way. Cut in to your DSP piece by about 5cm (2″). Then fold back each piece to angle the paper and press to along the score line to crisp the fold. See too easy!
On the Very Vanilla piece I stamped the sentiment. The one on the left is from ‘Best Birds’. The one on the right is ‘Vertical Greetings’.
For these butterflies: The one on the left is stamped in Peekaboo Peach (stamped off), Peekaboo Peach and then Emerald Envy. The one on the right is Peekaboo Peach (stamped off), Peekaboo Peach and then Sweet Sugarplum.
Isn’t it great to be able to see both sides of the paper. 🙂
Have a great weekend. I hope it is a stamping weekend for you.
Here is one of the first cards I will share from my Stamping Weekend. Each of us had a Make and Take to share. I chose this one. I completely CASED it, but that’s OK Right??? 🙂 I came across this cool Half Circle Pop Up Card by Julie Davison and loved the idea of it. The other girls liked it this weekend too. I will give you the link for it further down. Here is the card.
On this card I have used the ‘Watercolor Wings’ stamp set and ‘Tin of Cards’ set. I love this set for the sentiments even if you weren’t making the kit. The colours are Bermuda Bay and Pool Party. The fun part is when you open the card. Check it out.
Surprise!!! The butterfly pops up.
I love how the butterfly pops up. You can see how that works in the close-up in the photo below. You have a little strip of acetate across the circle. Love it!!
The Pool Party piece at the top of the card is embossed with the Fluttering Embossing Folder. I didn’t realise I had embossed this on the opposite side until I was putting the card together but I don’t think it matters. I still went with it. The little butterfly is from the ‘Butterfly Basics’ set.
If you would like to make this type of card yourself, then head over to Julie’s blog HERE and she has a video and the PDF instructions. It is such a WOW card – and it really is very simple to create.
Have fun making them. I can’t wait to try this card again. My mind is buzzing with all the different stamps you could try this with.
Come back soon. I have lots more projects to share.
This Friday is my next Stamp A Stack Class. If you are local I would love to see you. Here are the details. But if you can’t be here then read on further.
STAMP A STACK CLASS THIS FRIDAY
Friday 26th June Stamp A Stack. 10am or 7.30pm
RSVP Thurs. 25th Cost: $15 BYO: Scissors and Adhesives.
*****THIS WEEK IS “BRING A FRIEND” WEEK *****
Bring a Friend I haven’t met and you get 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1!
Of course you can come without a friend. 🙂
Here are the cards we will make.
I know that life is busy for many people or because of distance some people can’t make it so I have now made the class available by mail FOR YOU!!
STAMP A STACK CLASSES AVAILABLE BY MAIL (Australian residents only)
$15 + SHIPPING
Receive card kits for class cards to make in your own time. Includes card pieces to make 6 cards (3 each of 2 different designs). Card cut to size and includes ribbon/thread. You provide the stamps, inks and adhesives. Embossed pieces can be done on request. Stamped images cannot be included as per Stampin’ Up! policy.
Stamps – Substitute your own or order the stamps in addition + SHIPPING.
Watercolor Wings – Photopolymer set (139424) $45
OR Buy the Bundle which includes the Bold Butterfly Framelits (140232) $62.75
The 2nd card uses the set ‘Birthday Blossoms’ ( W) (139167) $47.00 OR (C) (139471) $33.00
So now you don’t have to feel you miss out.
Please RSVP for the class ASAP or comment that you will like to join the Stamp A Stack by Mail.
A little while ago I shared the Faux Shaving Cream technique with you. I showed everyone at our team meeting this week so beforehand I played around with a few other stamps using this technique. I thought I would show you the card I made.
There is quite a few new products on this card. Can you spot them??
I have used the set ‘Watercolor Wings’ and the butterfly was cut with the new Framelits, Bold Butterfly. I have used 2 of the new Incolors Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. (I also used Pacific Point for this technique too). The other stamp I used to create the honeycomb effect was from Butterfly Basics. The White card is embossed with the lovely new embossing folder ‘Fluttering’. How gorgeous is this folder?? The greeting I have used here is from ‘Butterfly Basics’ which continued from our recent Occasions Catalogue. See the centre of the butterfly? I cut the smaller butterfly with the Bold Butterfly Framelits from regular old baking paper! How cool! In the centre of the butterfly I added a Watermelon Wonder In Color Blossom Accents. I was really happy how this turned out. You really have to play with a few different ink colours and different stamps to see what effect you get.
If you missed the post showing the Faux Shaving Cream Technique and want to have a go yourself, you can find that tutorial post HERE on my blog.
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 🙂