Wednesday 23 October 2019

Colour INKspiration 66 - Crew Card

This time, at Colour INKspiration, we're giving you some choices. You don't have to use all the colours in the inspiration photo. You can if you want to but we ask you to choose at least three.

You can choose from Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade, Pineapple Punch, Mint Macaron and Lovely Lipstick.

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.

In addition to the challenge colours, you can freely use Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, metallics and skin-tone blends. If you don't have the exact challenge colours, you can substitute with your nearest-to colours.

The colours I picked were Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana and Lovely Lipstick. I also picked one of my favourite sets, Rooted in Nature, to work with.

I've kept things quick and simple this time around. I created my own inkpad using re-inkers and a baby wipe to stamp the leaves and added the sentiment.

Then I cut the panel to size using the largest Stitched Rectangle die and layered it up on a Thick White card base. I chose an off-centre layout to create the L-shape that draws attention to the sentiment corner.

The variegated ink is so pretty the card needs little else.

When I use this baby wipe technique, I like to use up as much of the ink as I can. After creating a second card, which I mounted up a little differently, I still had ink left. I always keep some scored 3x3 cards on hand for just such times. I got some out and stamped up some mini-thank you cards which can also double as tags on a gift. The 'thanks' on these comes from A Big Thank You.

You have three weeks to join us in this colour challenge.
Next up on the hop is Tanya Bell.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar or clicking on any of products below.


  1. I never get tired of the baby wipe technique. Such an effective way to use these colours. Love it!

  2. I love your leaves Jan ... your colours work so perfectly together. I agree stamp out all that wonderful ink and make as many little cards and tags as you can!

  3. Beautiful creations Jan, I love the colours you've chosen and it looks so effective with the leaf stamp too. The Rooted In Nature is one of my favourite stamp sets as well. I've never tried the baby wipe technique before and I hope to try it one day.

  4. Brilliant leaves - perfect way to use the colours and the multicoloured leaves are just glorious. What a wonderful technique and card!!