Tuesday 8 December 2020

To A Wild Rose for Colour Inkspiration 91


With Christmas just around the corner, this will be the last challenge from Colour Inkspiration for 2020. In recognition of how busy the next few weeks will be for many of us, the challenge will remain open for FIVE WEEKS. I like this idea. When the rush of Christmas is over and we finally have a day or two to ourselves this challenge will still be open to give you some inspiration to get started. 

Although the graphic for this challenge is Christmas in theme, you do not have to use that theme. All you have to do is to use AT LEAST THREE of the colours. 

I've made a trio of square easel cards, each of which uses three of the challenge colours. They all use a bright, plus Granny Apple Green plus Glitter in the form of the now retired Silver Glimmer paper. One card uses Mango Melody, one uses Gorgeous Grape and one uses Magenta Madness. Do you have a favourite? Unexpectedly, mine is Magenta Madness. 

Here's a close up of the Mango Melody one. All three are built the same way. The base is the width of an A4 sheet (21cm) by 10.5 cm. The embossed card front and stamped white inner are 10cm square. I scored the card front and embossed front piece separately before adhering them to get a nice fold. The extra layer makes them sit up nice and strong but also makes them lie less flat for the envelope, so if you were going to post them you might want to omit the embossed layer.

The flowers and leaves were cut using the Wild Rose dies that bundle with the To A Wild Rose stamp set. The background circles are cut using Layered Circle dies. The sentiments are from Well Said, paired with the Well Written dies.

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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Note: The Silver Glimmer paper is a retired product.


  1. Gorgeous Jan ... my fave is the Magenta Madness also. xxx

  2. Oh my goodness they are super beautiful all of them and I so love the design of the card. Will definitely have to give
    this a go. Thank you for sharing you wonderful craft work.

    1. Thank you! It's a much easier fancy fold than it looks.