Wednesday 23 June 2021

Tasteful Touches for CI102


Welcome to a new challenge at Colour INKspiration! We have this lovely image to get you thinking, chosen for you by Crew Member Lou Kitzelman.

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

I loved the bright pop of the Polished Pink against the neutrals and it got me thinking of a bright flower against leaves. In turn, this lead me to Tasteful Touches because of the bold bloom and the lovely eclectic mix of other stamps in the set. 

I started by stamping the big bloom in Basic Gray, then colouring it using Polished Pink Stampin' Blends before fussy cutting it out.  I stamped the tattered lace in Smoky Slate and the foliage in Basic Gray. 

I used the Basic Borders dies to cut the stitched curved edge of the Basic White card front and another matching layer in Polished Pink.

I used the foliage stamp in Smoky Slate on Smoky Slate for the bottom layer. The sentiment is from Best Years, stamped in Basic Gray. A few Polished Pink gems finished off the design.

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

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  1. Striking and amazing Jan! The addition of the border dies is a great element! xxx

  2. This is so pretty! The pink bloom really pops but my favourite details are the double stitched border and the tone on tone stamping on the base layer. Gorgeous!