Wednesday 27 March 2019

Colour Inkspiration 52 - Crew Card

Time's really flown and it's already time for a new challenge at Colour Inkspiration. If you haven't played with us before, we're a group of Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up demonstrators. You can play with us by joining in our Facebook group here which will let you play along, comment and vote for your favourite from the top 5 selected by the crew.

Here's the combination for this fortnight: Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White. Doesn't it look delicious?

Next month, my classes will be playing around with shaving foam so since all the gear was out, I made a background using shaving foam mixed with Granny Apple Green and Soft Sea Foam re-inkers. I liked the freshness and sense of movement in the piece so that lead me along to Enjoy Life, one of the sets from the 2018 Annual Catalogue. I find it's great for masculine cards - although there are pretty feminine options too.

Helpful hint: Stamparatus comes in handy when stamping silhouettes because you can re-stamp with accuracy if the coverage is a bit patchy.

You can see the lovely sense of movement in the background in this close-up. You can also see how the stitched rectangle dies really add a touch of class to an element, without stealing the show from the focal point.

The Subtle embossing folder adds another touch of texture to the card in a ...  well, subtle way, too.

I'd love to see what you make with these awesome colours.

If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

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Next on the hop is the fabulous Rachel Palmieri who has some pretty plants for you to admire.

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  1. great set for a masculine card, and what a lovely background. Shaving cream should be a fun class!

  2. Another beautiful card Jan ❤️

  3. Love the corrugated background. And the shaving cream too. Looks amazing with the silhouette. And thanks for the brilliant tip using the stamparatus for silhouettes.

  4. This is an awesome card Jan, love the background, and that sentiment is great too.

  5. Really like this Jan - a great masculine card. I've never tried the shaving foam technique - it makes for a lovely background on this card. Combined with the detail of that subtle embossing and stitched rectangle, this card has so much going on, it's great.

  6. Oh I haven't played with my shaving foam and ink for ages. It's so effective Jan. I must try this again. Thanks for the inspiration. X