Wednesday 12 May 2021

Forever Fern for Colour INKspiration 99


It's time for a new challenge at Colour INKspiration. This time, the palette was chosen by team member Jacque Williams. Lovely, isn't it?

If you haven't played with us before, we are a group of Stampin' Up Demonstrators from the South Pacific. Challenges are shown and entered via our Facebook Group page. If you don't belong, and would like to, click here. Don't forget to answer the two easy questions you'll be asked when you ask to join the group.

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, Sahara Sand and metallics are free colours, as are flesh toned Stampin' Blends.

One of my favourite sets from the last catalogue is Forever Fern, so I'm delighted that it's carried over into the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. I thought it would lend itself well to the natural colours of this challenge.

I started by stamping the largest foliage stamp in Just Jade on the Basic White card front and added in some small splatters in Smoky Slate and Mint Macaron. I lightly distressed the edge in Smoky Slate. 

Then the fun part began! I stamped and die cut some other images from the set in Mint Macaron, and two generations of Soft Suede and started building a cluster. I cut two of the maidenhair fern dies from vellum,  snipped them up into smaller pieces and added them around the cluster too. 

The sentiment is from Art Gallery and cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies. To create the accent piece, I took a scrap of Basic White and freehanded some stripes with the Dark Just Jade Stampin' Blend, then added a stitched edge with one of the large Stitched Rectangle dies.

Some Champagne Rhinestones finished it off.

We'd love to see what you make of these colours. And don't forget, the winner will be offered the chance to guest design with us for a future challenge.

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  1. Gorgeous Jan ... I really really like that little striped element!! Totally makes this card extra special! xxx

  2. Just beautiful, Jan. The foliage is perfect and makes a gorgeous arrangement. Your sentiment and Champagne Rhinestones are perfect too. D x