Colour INKspiration – CI49

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Welcome to the first Colour INKspiration blog hop for 2019. We have several new crew members joining us this year too. To kick things off we have an awesome colour combination…

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Don’t you just love beach houses? I love this image and funnily enough, this colour combination was very similar to my last blog hop with Caseing The Catty on last Sunday night, so needless to say, it was very happy to be using these colours again!

I’ve decided to give you a sneak peak… this project uses one of the new Sale-a-Bration launching this week. It’s the All Adorned stamp set and features a number of images and sentiments.

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I think these stamps work really well using the Stamparatus. I think we’ll be seeing quite a lot of fun stamping done with these image stamps. For this card, first I trimmed down a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 100mm square. I lined my Stamparatus with a piece of the small grid paper, I love how the all grid lines line up together – on the paper and on the plates – makes positioning really easy.

I lined up the Whisper White on the grid paper and then positioned my stamp on the corresponding grid on the stamparatus plate, inked up my stamp and stamped it. Rotating my whisper white cardstock four times, and each time, lining it up with the same grid lines, allowed me to stamp in the corners, creating this gorgeous frame.

Layering this piece on some Coastal Cabana cardstock, these went onto Highland Heather cardbase. I cut the cardbase square, 105mm x 210mm and scored in half.

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Finishing off with some simple decorative elements – I stamped one of the flourish stamps, in Pineapple Punch in the middle of the frame, layered a strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock over the top which I cut flags to both ends.

I heat embossed butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set with Black powder, punched them out and layered them over the top. Finishing with some of those gorgeous glitter enamel dots either side of the main butterfly and a simple sentiment at the bottom.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Lou Kitzelman.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until Monday, February 25th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI26

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What a colour combination we have for you this week here at Colour INKspiration. If you have joined me from Elizabeth, welcome, I hope you have been enjoying the inspiration so far.

If you are starting here, we have a cool colour palette this time. (Pardon the pun – LOL!). When I first looked at this colour combination, I liked it straight away, but new it would have me thinking. This challenge we are playing with greens…. Tranquil Tide, Bermuda Bay, Emerald Envy and Sahara sand.

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What I like about these kinds of colour combinations is they are different shades of the same hue essentially. This allows you to create some really interesting effects. It also allows you to do what I have done here … take something that could potentially be really busy and make it easier on the eyes. Check out my party hat…

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I just loved the sample in the Occasions catalogue and I really just wanted to make something similar.

And so I did.

And I’m really glad I did because it was just fun. Fun to create and fun to make these colours work as I think they lend themselves to cards for our “Men-folk”. So I gave the Party Hat Birthday bundle a boy look.

I love how you can stamp a Party Hat flat or you can use one of the dies in the set to cut out the elements which you can use for a 3D effect or on another project altogether. I also love this new banner for sentiments. Luuurve that flowing flag look.

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Here I stamped my first layer in Tranquil Tide, it’s the one with all the little elements… streamers, lollies and dots. Next is Emerald Envy, here you can see Bows, Stars, Cakes, presents, ice creams, lolly pops and other yummy stuff. Last is Bermuda Bay, these are the raised elements… presents, cupcakes and hats.

I used my Stamparatus to make lining up these three stamps easy. When using my Stamparatus, I find myself either rotating it so that one leaf is at the bottom and one at the side, or I just utilise the space at the bottom of the stamping plate like this…

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Yes, my magnets have broken… waaa… but now I have four to work with… Yay! Moving on…

This is because closer to the hinges, sometimes the stamps don’t quite reach down far enough to catch all the paper. It’s just a slight limitation with the manufacturing process BUT not really a problem at all. You don’t have to use it with one hinge at the top anyway, afterall the stamping plate is square. So to clear the space completely, just use the other end! And if you can work like me, with a rotation, try stamping like this….

For this particular stamp set, working with the stamps rotated didn’t hamper my ability to fit them together. I think as long as the outside lines of the shape is there, the inside can look however it is stamped!

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I finished off my Party Hat with one of the clear Faceted Gems, which I coloured with my dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend marker. I love how you can coordinate all your Rhinestones, Pearls, Gems and other embellishments by colouring them with Blends.

Next up in the hop, is the talented Jacque Williams.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until Monday, February 12. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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