I’m a little bit stoked this blog hop with the Colour INKspiration crew. I provided the inspiration photo for this challenge and helped pick out the colours. I was just captured by the colours in this image, I knew it would make a great challenge. So grab a cuppa and enjoy this hop with the crew.
Here is the inspiration and challenge colours …
The combination of Pacific Point, Merry Merlot, Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz are a striking combination. They certainly provide a challenge to work with. Once I got going the ideas began flowing and here is the creation I came up with…
I went with some favourite products I had used in a long while. I had to show them some love before they started feeling left out! I went with Butterfly Beauty dies. I thought they would suit the purpose of the card I needed. A friend is having surgery and I want them to know I am thinking of them and wish them a speedy recovery.
Beginning from the top this time, I layered the top of my Butterflies in Basic Black, I think it really helped to frame the layers of blue beneath. Next, I die cut the intricate layer of butterflies in Balmy Blue cardstock and using Pacific Point cardstock, I fussy cut pieces to fit behind to fill in the butterflies – thankfully you can’t see how untidy that is from the top!!
Once I had my main element complete, I set about creating the card for them to sit on. The base is Whisper White thick cardstock. This is layered this with regular Whisper White cardstock, which I stamped with the Birch background stamp in Pear Pizzazz ink.
I added some elements to create some detail…. Some leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, stamped in Pear ink provided some subtle detail while the die cut foliage elements, from the Butterfly beauty dies, in Merry Merlot cardstock provided some drama. I love how that colour just pops against the blue. I adhered the leaves flat then adhered my main Butterfly element with dimensionals. I tucked in the Merry Merlot elements in with the help of some Multipurpose Liquid glue.
Finishing off with a simple sentiment stamped in Merlot ink, I used part of a sentiment from the Beautiful Day stamp set. I trimmed this down and cut a flag to one end and adhere it on with some more liquid glue. I finished off my card with some embellishments – some silver metallic pears and one of the small clear faceted gems. They really are a favourite!
Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Nicole Wilson.
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 6pm, Monday 25th November. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.
Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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