Wednesday 11 November 2020

Gift Wrapped for CI 89


Welcome to a new challenge at Colour Inkspiration. This new challenge has a hint of Christmas about it but of course, let it take you in any direction that you like. 

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Each challenge, Top Picks and a winner are chosen by the crew and the winner offered a chance to Guest Design with us for a future challenge.

If you don't have an exact challenge colour, feel free to replace it with whatever you have that's closest. Black, White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and metallics are free colours, as are flesh toned Stampin' Blends.

These colours did get me into the Christmas swing and I've added some touches of gold to the mix as well.

The star act of the card is the Gift Wrapped bundle but Curvy Christmas is definitely a strong supporting act.

I stamped the pine bough from Curvy Christmas in Gray Granite to begin with. I added in some foliage in Just Jade and Shaded Spruce from the Curvy dies. The Just Jade stars are from Gift Wrapped. Together, these elements form a backdrop for the gold and Poppy Parade bow. 

Once the stamping was complete, but before adding the die cuts, I embossed the Whisper White card front with the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder.

I gold embossed two of the large bows from Gift Wrapped onto Shimmery White card. Then I water-coloured them using Poppy Parade ink and the fine tipped Water Painter, punched them out and layered them slightly askew to give the bow more substance.

The sentiment is also gold embossed and popped up on dimensionals, like the top bow. Finally, I added in three Gilded Gems to carry on the gold touches.

We'd love to see what you make of these colours. You can add your project, see the other entries and look at the Design Team inspiration by clicking here.

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  1. I love this Jan - the addition of the foliage really makes something of the bow and allows the embossed detail to shine. Great card!

  2. That bow is gorgeous Jan! And I had forgotten about this absolutely delightful embossing folder! Thanks for reminding me to pull it out! Lovely card!xx