Colour INKspiration – CI27


Welcome to another Colour INKspiration challenge. We have a great set of colours again for this next challenge. Check them out….


They are Powder Pink, Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Island Indigo. I’m not usually a pink girl, but boy I was excited about this combination.

Unfortunately for me, I needed one of these cards recently…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Ribbon of Courage

Yes… Ribbon of Courage stamp set usually means someone needs some support. I found out recently one of my school mum friends is travelling this path. These colours match her bright caring and positive personality so making a card for her was a natural fit.

I had to have this stamp set as soon as I saw it in the annual catalogue. It’s just one that you need in your collection even though you hope you don’t have to use it often. But when you do, they are the perfect stamps. There are some lovely stamps and dies in the coordinating set, but these are the ones I settled on for this card.

I started with the feature of my card, the ribbon. I embossed this with White powder onto Powder Pink cardstock. I coloured in different features of the design with Powder Pink and Melon Mambo markers. I punched it out using the coordinating framelit and set it aside while working on the rest of my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Ribbon of Courage

I used Pool Party as my base and stamped one of the small hearts in Pool Party ink across the top. I stamped the larger heart in Powder Pink ink on Whisper White cardstock which I then layered with Melon Mambo cardstock. I adhered this to the cardbase with some snail adhesive.

Settling on a flag strip to layer beneath the ribbon feature, I trimmed that to size and cut flag ends using Triple Banner Punch – the width that worked with the ribbon didn’t fit into a channel, so I carefully laid it over the top, flipped the punch over and made sure the cardstock peeking through at the back was even before punching. I adhered this in place.

Using some Silver metallic thread, I wound some around in a circle and held it in place with some dimensionals.

Finishing off with some sentiments, I stamped “Courage” in Melon Mambo on some Pool Party cardstock, trimmed it to size and cut flag ends to echo the shape. Using Island Indigo ink, I stamped my main sentiment in the bottom right corner.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Ribbon of Courage

Looking at all the lovely stamps and sentiments in this set, I decided to add some decoration to the inside too. I stamped the solid ribbon in Pool Party ink on an angle and stamped another sentiment over the top in Island Indigo ink.

Finishing off with a coordinating envelope, a simple Powder Pink ribbon and Melon sentiment did the trick.

All that is left now, is to write it and drop in to my friend. Sometimes, I think this is the hard part but then with those gorgeous stamped sentiments, most of the work is done for me.

Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Lou Kitzelman.


Once you have enjoyed all the wonder inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until 7pm Monday, Feb 26th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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