Wednesday 26 June 2019

Colour Inkspiration 58 - Crew Card

I'm excited for the new challenge at Colour Inkspiration for a couple of reasons. The first is that it's just another very cool and exciting set of colours with lots of possibilities. Secondly, I'm just back from a fabulous trip to Samoa. It was a great holiday but you know, you can't take your craft room with you! So it was good to come back to a challenge to get stuck into.

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.

Isn't it a wonderful set of colours to play with? While I was away, a box of new Stampin' Up things arrived at my door - so not only did I have a challenge to work on but lots of lovely new things to try out! The set I most wanted out of all the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue was Very Versailles. It's a vintage style set that lends itself to a collage style of card as well. I'm sharing with you its first outing!

I'm very happy with how it turned out. The set is distINKtive in style, so the stamps have the most beautiful lithographic quality. The foliage stamp is already a favourite. 😀

The script font is amazing. I just wanted to stamp it over and over again. It paired up nicely with the new Scripty embossing folder too.

There's a bit of fussy cutting here too. I gold embossed the decorative fleur-de-lys strip and fussy cut it. The ornate frame was also fussy cut to give more focus to the sentiment.

The background is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. To add to the vintage look, I've sponged the edges of the white areas with Blushing Bride. Finally, a few pearls to add to the opulence of Versailles.

I also took inspiration from the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments

Next on the hop is the fabulous Nicole Wilson.

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  1. The gold foil is very rich-looking with the embossing Jan, love the elegance it gives to your card.

  2. Oh wow. Love love love. This is a stunner!!!! Now I definitely want this stamp set. I love the foil embossed too. All totally wonderful.

  3. Very Elegant!! Was going to pass on this I really need it! (notice I said "need", not want!) Thank you for sharing!!

  4. Simply stunning Jan - I so love these sort of stamps with a vintage feel and I have been eyeing up this set in the catalogue just for that script! I think your work here is done as you have convinced us regarding this set! Thanks for joining us at HSS again this week.

  5. Lovely! You did a great job in creating a very elegant card. All the fussy cutting was well worth it. Thank you for paying at Hand Stamped Sentiments

  6. The combination of the stamp and embossing folder make this card extra gorgeous.

  7. What a tremulous fantastic card! So elegant and just plain beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. I am going to have to case your card!! Love it!