Colour INKspiration – CI05


Every time I think about Blushing Bride I immediately think Vintage. I guess it’s because it’s one of those colours that’s not a true colour to me…. It’s pink, but it’s not a baby pink or a bright pink, you know what I mean. It’s kind a little dirty/muddy… it’s Vintage! So that’s what style I went with for this colour challenge.




Welcome to this fortnights Colour INKspiration Colour challenge. With the new set of yummy colours of Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand.




Here is my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Dragonfly Dreams

This colour combo is right out of the Falling in Love suite from the Occasions catalogue’s. For my creation this time, I opted to use only those lovely Lace Doilies. What I really like about them is one side is Very Vanilla and the other is Whisper White, making them so versatile.

Here I coloured the whisper white side by simply up ending my Blushing Bride ink pad directly on to it. There is something very liberating about swishing your ink pad upside down! I did this a couple of times to get a very saturated look. When overlayed onto the Blushing Bride cardstock it creates a lovely tone on tone look.

Rose Packer. Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams

I kept on with the vintage theme but adding some sponging with Sahara Sand ink over my embossed brick wall cardstock and stamping some of those lovely dots from the texture stamp in the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. I also used a sentiment from that same stamp set, I stamped it several times – four of them were in Soft Sky adding more light texture and one more bold in the middle in Sahara Sand. I topped it off with that cute little bunch of dragonflies in some Soft Sky and a little bling on each of them.

Next you’re in for a real treat with the very talented Kelly Kent, who is next up on the INKspiration crew blog hop.


This challenge is open now and closes Monday, March 20th at 7pm. To join in, head over to our facebook group and upload a photo of your project using these colours (or very similar) or a link to your blog post.  Remember you can also add neutrals and metallics to these too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

What I used to make this:

Hit a brick wall with your creativity?

I have a number of nieces and nephews in the late Gen Y age group and creating cards for them can be a challenge. Quite often I’m giving cash or vouchers, so I am always thinking about fun creative ways to present their little spending spree.

The B.Y.O.P stamp set helped fill that gap for me. I just love it, suitable for so many occasions; all the sentiments are centred around giving cash or vouchers. Perfect!

When I saw the brick wall embossing folder in the new annual catalogue, I knew it was the missing piece of the puzzle. Coupled with B.Y.O.P and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets, it would make a great addition to card making for late Gen Yers. I love the large square size of it too.

Here it is… my graffiti wall….


I embossed the stamps with black and white embossing powders onto silver foil paper. Then ran it through the embossing folder.

Inside was just a simple pouch to hold a gift card.


I discovered a few things while making this card

  1. Using the heat gun on this card stock will cause it to curl pretty drastically but don’t worry, it flattens out pretty easily too. Just make sure you use a strong adhesive, like Fast fuse or tear tape, to secure it.
  2. When stamping your versa mark, handle the stamps really carefully as they can slip pretty easily on the shiny foil surface;
  3. If you’re looking for a nice clean finish with your embossing powders, like the one you get on regular cardstock, be prepared for a painstaking clean up with a fine paintbrush! (Lucky for me, I was going for the grungy messy paint look, so the additional specks of loose powder fitted in well); and
  4. There is a right (and wrong) side to this embossing folder. You want to make sure you mortar is debossed and your bricks are out, so make sure you’re holding the embossing folder with the logos facing you!

Ask me how I know all of this?!! You should have seen my first attempt – lol!

Earlier in the year, I shared another cash giving idea. See here for more inspiration.

Until next time…
Stamp creatively