I have another fabulous colour combination for you today as part of Colour INKspiration #58. It’s pretty and subtle and I cant’ wait to see what you share with us on the Colour INKspiration Challenges Facebook group. Click here to visit the FB group.
Don’t these colours exude elegance and luxury?
We’re joined for this challenge by our guest designer – Vicki Boucher. Vicki’s gorgeous card won challenge #56 and we’re delighted to have her create with us for this hop. If you’re already on your way hopping around, then you will have travelled here from Vicki’s blog. If you’re starting here, keep hopping until you visit Vicki.
With these sweet colours, I’ve inked up one of the new Stampin’ Up! bundles – Above the Clouds. It comes with a stamp set and coordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch.
I forget what this style of card is called – but it’s one of my favourites! Stamp on the base layer of the card then add cardstock to the left & right edges to create a sunken patterned panel. I’ve stamped the clouds in Blushing Bride and edged the Whisper White cardstock with gold foil.
There are some cute sentiments in the Above the Clouds stamp set, but I’m enjoying lots of mixing & matching of stamp sets at the moment to create a variety of birthday cards – as these are the cards I most need. This fun birthday sentiment is from another new set in my collection – Beautiful Friendship.
I’ve used another set (not so new, but regularly used) on the inside – Itty Bitty Birthdays – together with Above the Clouds. I don’t always decorate the inside of my cards (despite my new years resolution) but when I do, it always makes me smile to add an extra layer of happy!
The clouds are stamped in full colour (Blushing Bride) and then again without reinking to create a variety of cloud depths. As well as full size hot air balloons, Above the Clouds has this cute trio of little hot air balloons too! My tip for two step stamping with a solid image and an outline is to stamp the outline first. It’ll be much easier to see through the solid stamps and line them up with your outline stamping.
This is the same for the big hot air balloons! And that cute bunting I’ve used on the top of the card.
The gold touches on this card really lift it up (pun intended!). Aren’t those balloons so pretty in pink!?!
Keep hopping and see all the lovely ways the design team have used these colours. Next up is my sweet friend Rachel Palmieri.
Thanks for joining us!