Wednesday 10 August 2022

Soft Seedlings for Colour Inkspiration 127

Welcome to an exciting new challenge at Colour INKspiration! This lovely spring palette has been chosen for us by crew member, Bronwyn Eastley.

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 three 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. As we unusually had fewer than ten entries in #123, we do not have a Guest this challenge.

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

Well, call me stubborn. To me, the colours (along with the graphic) shouted florals. So I got my stubborn on and decided that I could NOT use a floral set. Fortunately, a big brown SU box arrived on my door step containing the Soft Seedlings set. The distINKtive images really had me excited to play with them.

I love the Tailor Made tags set, so I started with one cut from Shimmery White card. I sponged it with the three challenge colours and then spritzed it with water to lift some of the colour in an interesting pattern. Simple technique: great result. 😀

I cut a second one from Orchid Oasis DSP. 

I stamped the leaf and helicopter image in Pear Pizzazz on to the tag, and a second one on scrap. I fussy cut the leaf and sponged the edge with Pear Pizzazz and a blending brush. 

I layered them up on a base embossed with the Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder. The leaf is popped up on dimensionals to give it some more oomph.

The tags are decorated with a generous three-layered bow in Crinkled Seam Binding.

The sentiment is stamped in Orchid Oasis and fussy cut. The final touch was three 2022-24 In Color Matte Dots.

You can see how I made it in this tutorial.

Visit the Colour INKspiration site to check out the album of Crew Cards for inspiration. You can also add your entry there. We all enjoy seeing what you do with our colour palettes, so join in!

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  1. Beauitful work on the tag of this card design, colour palete and embossed background really set it alight