Wednesday 24 July 2019

CI 60 Crew Card

The new challenge at Colour Inkspiration is a real beauty! 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.

At first, I thought these four colours were not natural playmates. Once I got playing with them, I began to see the way they bring out the best in each other.

I began by creating the inky background. I sponged, I blended, I spritzed, I overstamped (in Pretty Peacock, Petal Pink and Whisper White) and fully anticipated that the colours I'd draw out would be the Blueberry Bushel or the Pretty Peacock. Terracotta Tile had other ideas and ended up becoming the star colour, backed up by Pretty Peacock. I'd never have thought to put them together but they're a great couple!

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Having used some of the stamps from Tasteful Textures in the background, I used one of the matching dies to create a window in the solid panel that holds the sentiment. The Tasteful Textures bundle is sure to be a favourite, so expect to see more of it on my blog, Facebook and Instagram.

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I think that this card would work well as a guy thank-you, as much as for a woman.

We love to see what you do with these colours. You can see what the rest of the team have done by continuing the hop. Next up is Leonie Stuart.

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  1. Oooh, I do like the way your card came together Jan. Sometimes the colours just seem to know what's best I think. That looks to be a useful die.

  2. That background is amazing Jan - a fabulous way to combine colour and texture. Love the window detail of the diecut too. What a great card!

  3. Wow your background is amazing!! I thought it was a piece of dsp!!

  4. This is incredible. I love all the depth and amazingness of the background and the layering. Totally gorgeous.