Saturday 11 February 2023

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - A Colour Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am taking part in a blog hop with some fellow enthusiasts who love sharing their creative talents using their Stampin' Up!® products. This month the Stamping Inkspirations blog hop is all about colour.

Participating in a Challenge is so much fun. Firstly, one of the most important design elements has been decided for you and then you are free to take your creativity in whatever direction you want. Then for more inspiration, you can hop around to see what the other participants have created using the same starting point. Win win!

For this Colour Challenge the colours we are working with, in no particular order, are So Saffron, Orchid Oasis, Tahitian Tide, Shaded Spruce and Sweet Sorbet. In addition, Nature's beauty provides some beautiful inspiration.

My thought process was very simple; from pretty flowers to the Petal Park bundle, which is one of the bundles within the Regency Park Suite. It's so easy to stamp and punch a bunch of flowers then mix and match them on to a card. And, that is exactly what I did!

I stamped the outline flowers using full strength Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide and Orchid Oasis. To colour the petals I used the matching fill-in stamp and the coordinating colour, but this time I stamped off onto scrap paper first to create a lighter shade. The trio of flowers is easily cut out using the Petal Park Builder punch. My pile of flowers grew quite quickly and then it was time to arrange them.

Next, I stamped the leaves in Shaded Spruce on a piece of Basic White cut to nest inside an Orchid Oasis layer cut with the Scalloped Contour dies. This time I did not use the fill in stamps, which kept the layer quite light and fresh looking. To add a bit more interest to the white layer, I ran it through my embossing machine with the Timeworn Type folder.

Flowers were scattered in and around the leaves varying the colour and size, topping them with a Basic Pearl coloured with the Dark So Saffron Blend pen. I felt that the composition needed a little more So Saffron, so I added the tiniest of layers behind the textured white piece. I wrapped a length of white Baker's Twine around the layers and tied a loose bow with it before popping it up on Dimensionals on the frame.

I adhered the decorated frame onto a top-folding Thick Basic White card base, but the card didn't feel quite complete. So, I stamped one of the thin sentiments from the Sentimental Park set, which is also in the Regency Park Suite. To echo the So Saffron Border I added a skinny border of Orchid Oasis around the Happy Birthday sentiment tucking it in next to one of the flowers and nestling it under the Baker's Twine. Card complete!

I hope that you are inspired by my card today and that you will continue along the hop to see what the others have created too. Enjoy the projects. We would love to hear from you and so if you have been inspired, please leave a comment. 

Angie McKenzie  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre

Tricia Butts  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Mo Rootes

Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Karen Henderson

Judith Patterson  ●  Shel Anderson  ●  Leonie Stuart

Danielle Kassing  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Vickie Littlewood  ●  Annette Ball

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Thank you for joining us today! Looking forward to seeing you next time. 

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  1. This is a really sweet creation. Love the layout and the added embossed texture to the focal image.

  2. Such a pretty card Karen, those flowers are so pretty x

  3. I totally love this card, Karen. This is one of my favorite bundles. Thanks for sharing this!đŸ’•

  4. Hi Karen, I love your beautiful card, are there any dimensions for it please?

    1. Glad you like the card Maz! It's a standard sized card base - half a sheet of card, scored in half, to make a top folding card. The So Saffron Layer is cut a smidge smaller than the stitched outline on the Orchid Oasis Stitched Contours die cut label. In turn, the Basic White layer is a smidge smaller than the So Saffron Layer. Does that make sense?