Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #2

The new challenge over on Inspiring Inkin' Challenges is an inspiration one using this gorgeous Pottery Barn bedroom photograph. I just love the colours and styles of it. The added twist is to use something new or something you have never used before.

Here's my card ....

I have seen this quilted design on so many cards and it's just so pretty that I had to make one of my own. I printed off the top note template from the Stampin' Up website, drew round it on Whisper White cardstock and added 1 1/4" squares of Bashful Blue and Rose Red Patterns Designer Series Papers. I layered it onto Bashful Blue cardstock and trimmed round it by hand.

The background of the card base is stamped with the Canvas background stamp using Versamark for a subtle effect.

I then added a piece of Bashful Blue taffeta to the middle and added a greeting from the Oval All stamp set from the mini catalogue. The flowers were coloured using the Bashful Blue SU marker pen. This was then punched out with the oval punch and layered onto 2 halves of a scalloped oval punch. My scalloped oval punch was my new item - I only received mine a week or so ago and haven't used it apart from playing with it.

A quick and easy card, yet so pretty, even if I do say so myself!


Stamps: Canvas, Oval All

Papers: Rose Red and Bashful Blue Cardstock and Patterns Designer Series Papers, Whisper White

Ink: Rose Red ink pad, Bashful Blue Marker

Accessories: Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #1

My lovely upline Amanda is the leader of our Inspiring Inkin' team of Stampin' Up demonstrators. To add a little more fun to our team we decided to set up a challenge blog, open to everyone and the very first challenge is a sketch challenge with a side twist of using a colour on your card that you don't use very often.

You may have worked out by now I LURVE card challenges. My aim this year is to catch up on all the sketch, colour and featured stamper challenges over on SCS.

This is the sketch for the first Inspiring Inkin' Challenge:

And this is my card for it:

I very rarely use Kraft so that was my cardstock colour for the side twist.

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Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes

Paper: Kraft, Orchid Opulence, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Designer Paper in Kraft from the Hostess Level 1 pack

Ink: Orchid Opulence and Bashful Blue

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Kit, Bashful Blue brads

A Passion for Papertrey Challenge #6

The latest challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey is called Recycle. You have to use scraps of card and other recycled things as well as using a stamp from PTI. I also did this card for a sketch challenge over on SCS. My recycled pieces were the Lavender Moon and white strips of cardstock, left over from previous creations. I know Ladybugs are usually red but I love the soft colours of pink and lavender together. I wanted to make it look like my ladybugs are flying through the yellow flowers - I'm in a bit of a summery mood at the minute. I desperately want summer to come as it always makes me feel so much happier!


Stamps: Little Lady from Papertrey Ink

Paper: Sweet Blush and Lavender Moon from PTI, Non SU/PTI white cs

Ink: Lavender Moon from PTI, Pretty in Pink and Barely Banana from Stampin' Up (My Sweet Blush ink cube has gone all funny and blotchy and stamps in this really dirty colour, nothing like what it's supposed to be. I guess I'll have to order a new one)

Accessories: Lavender Moon Swiss Dots Ribbon, Yellow dotty grosgrain from Happy Hippo

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