Colour INKspiration – #CI74

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I’m back creating for Colour INKspiration today, #CI74. We have a great colour combination for you tonight. It was inspired by a photo taken my upline Simone on her Incentive Trip to the Greek Isles last July.

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The colours are Night of Navy, Whisper White, Basic Gray and Mango Melody.

Here is how I used these colours…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Braided Border Punch, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Well Said dies

I created a fun birthday card over-sized candles as the main feature. I created these candles using the new Braided Border punch. I just love this punch, there so many different ways you can use this other than just punch and stick.

Starting with a card base in Night of Navy cardstock, I layered this with a piece of Whisper White cardstock. It’s important to note that when I’m creating cards like this, I never stick any thing down until I’m happy with all the elements.

At first, I cut this piece to layer with my cardbase, but came back to it later to finish it off. This is where not sticking things down really helps!! I cut it down to be shorter at the bottom, adding some sponging with Mango Melody ink and finishing with embossing with the Mosaic folder.

To create my candles, I first punched three border strips from Night of Navy cardstock with the Braided Border punch. Using the border punch the way it was intended, punching my cardstock, sliding along to match the punched pattern to the printed pattern on the base. Then, I set about trimming the centre detail from some of the pattern of the border punch, to achieve the look of candles.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Braided Border Punch, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Well Said dies

I layered these over some Whisper White cardstock and arranged them over my card. I finished them off with a flame created from a leaf die and some Mango cardstock.

Then I set about creating the label sentiment detail… I punched the words Birthday using the Well Written dies and Mango cardstock, and layered this over Whisper White Flax Ribbon. This was layered over some punched shapes – The white layer is my other favourite punch… the Label Me Lovely punch. I trimmed this in half and layered them to make them shorter to fit inside the vellum die cut shape – this shape is from Stitched So Sweetly die set. The Happy is from the Well Said stamp set.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Braided Border Punch, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Well Said dies

Fiddling with the elements until I was happy with this arrangement. I set about adhering it together to complete the card. I think this will work great to give to our men-folk.

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More INKspiration is loaded up over in our Facebook Challenge group. Head over and enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the crew. We will be excited to have you play along with us. This challenge is open until Monday April 6th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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