I am so excited to bring you today’s blog post for numerous reasons:
- It means I have regularly blogged (within 10 days of my last post!)
- I have entered a challenge for this card
- I have used a stamp set I have had for 18 months and NEVER used
- I did colouring on my card and I am not a huge fan of colouring (purely because I’m not good at it!)
- I made a floral card!!!
WOW! That actually is a lot of reasons. lol!
My card today is an entry to the Colour Inspiration Challenge #001 which is a new Facebook group inspiring crafters each fortnight with a different colour challenge using Stampin’ Up! products. It has been loads of fun seeing everyone’s creations. There is so much talent out there and so many different ideas, it is a great place if you’re looking for inspiration. You don’t have to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to join… you just have to use Stampin’ Up! products in your creations. Click here and request to join so you can see what everyone has been creating. You don’t need to participate in the challenges to be a part of the group.
This fortnight was the first official challenge of the group and there were 6 colours available (you must used 3) inspired by this picture to use in your project:
I chose to use 5 of the colours available; Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron and Peekaboo Peach. I just couldn’t work Tempting Turquoise in to my card.
I used the Stampin’ Up! blender pens to “pick up” colour off the lid of my ink pads and then coloured the stamp, adding more ink to areas of the stamp that I wanted to be darker or deeper and then less ink on the areas such as the ends of the petals. I then added small pearl embellishments to the middle of some of the flowers to add some texture to the card. With the detail and number of flowers, I chose a simple sentiment to finish off the card and then mounted it on Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride cardstock.
This card is so not my usual style, but I thoroughly enjoyed creating it to participate in the challenge. It was great to get out of my comfort zone and create “just for fun”. I’m looking forward to the next challenge already!
Recreate this project at home with these Stampin’ Up! products: