Welcome to the latest challenge at Colour INKspiration. This tropical palette was chosen for us by Crew Member, Cathy Pinchbeck.
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. We welcome Joy Judd as our Guest Designer for 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 Night of Navy for Starry Sky. Black, White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and metallics are free colours, as are flesh toned Stampin' Blends.
These colours didn't quite shout 'Christmas' at me but my As You See It teammate, Heather Cooper from Canada, made a lovely card a while ago using a resist embossed Christmas tree in blues which I really admired. So the three blues in this palette seemed a great chance to try out something similar.
For the first tree, I white embossed the tree image onto Shimmery Cardstock then painted it with the widest waterpainter in Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis and Starry Sky.
For the second tree, I cut an outline in the Very Vanilla glimmer paper from the variety pack and stamped the garland over it in Old Olive.
I backed the white card base in Old Olive so it would peep through the circular die cut.
The sentiment is stamped in Starry Sky, die cut and popped up on dimensionals.
We'd love to have you join in the challenge with us. 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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