It’s Your Time to Shine for Colour Inkspiration # 62

Crushed Curry, Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White

First, let’s start with the Colour Inspriation photo so you can see my inspiration.

I really love everything about this photo: daisies, burlap, twine, and white lace.  The color combination is classic, and did you notice the alliteration of the colors?  I would thoroughly enjoy this little glass jar of happiness on my desk at school.  I might just have to do that, and soon.

Here’s the card I created:

As you can see, I took all the elements of the inspiration photo and included them into my card.  I used the Daisy Lane bundle of the stamp set and medium daisy punch, as well as the large daisy punch.  

The Process

I created the circle of fern leaves using the stamp and Call Me Clover in.  To create the variation of colors, I inked up the stamp, stamped then pivoted without picking up the bottom end of the stamp.  I repeated the process again to get the third generation stamp.  The different intensity of the same color helps to create depth and texture without adding anything extra.

Moving on to stamp the flowers, I decided that I didn’t want Crushed Curry stamps and blends coloring.  Therefore, I stamps all the layers in Crumb Cake and let them thoroughly dry.  While they were drying, I used the Painted Harvest trio of leaves  outline stamp in Call Me Clover on Crumb Cake.  The leaf punch made short work of cropping them out.  

After the daisies completely dried, I needed to fudge a bit and used the Daffodil Delight blends combo to color flowers.  As of right now, there are not Crushed Curry blends, but the Daffodil Delight ones definitely worked. If you have not tried the blends yet, please add some to your must have list.  At first glance, they look difficult to use.  However, they are so easy and I am so happy I only have a few sets left to purchase.  If you are hesitant, I would suggest ordering three combo sets in your favorite color combinations.  Once you watch a couple of how-to videos, you will find out just how fabulous they are!  

The only thing left to stamp for the card was the sentiment, which I did using Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White.  There is also a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock under it.  

Assembly Required

I have learned the that dry fitting is essential when creating a collage card.  Dry fitting also allows me to play around with ribbon options before I need to adhere anything down.  In this case, I decided on the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon under some linen thread, which is wrapped three times around the white cardstock.  While very subtle, I thought the polka dot tulle would help incorporate the lace from the inspiration photo.

This double loop bow, also known as the Billy Moan bow, is the first time I’ve created one with which I am completely happy.  I learned how to create this bow by watching Mary Deatherage’s Stamps-n-Lingers FaceBook lives.  I’ve linked one of her videos here so you can see how easily you can recreate the bow.  The ribbon and linen twine were attached first.

After I figured out where I wanted to place everything, I started adhering using Tombow for all of the flat pieces.  I popped up the two smaller daisies and the sentiment on dimensionals.   

When I finished, I sat back and thought there was something definitely missing.  There are times I just need to walk away and come back to it later.  That’s exactly what I did for this card, and when I came back I decided to used some clear Wink of Stella.  I put down multiple layers on the daisy centers, then decided I needed to add some to the Crumb Cake layer under the sentiment.

Here’s a close-up of the Wink of Stella daisy centers:

I finished with some simple stamping on the envelope and this envelope and card combination was complete.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  

Have a Peachy day!


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Supply list:

Daisy Lane bundle of the photopolymer stamp set and medium daisy punch, item # 15118

Painted Harvest photopolymer stamp set, item #  144783

Large daisy punch, item # 143713

Leaf trio punch, item # 144667

Crumb Cake cardstock, item #  120953

Crush Curry cardstock, item # 131199

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Crumb Cake ink pad, item # 147116

Call me Clover ink pad, item # 147139

Daffodil Delight Blends combo, item # 144603

Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, item # 146912

Linen Thread, item # 104199

Tombow Liquid Adhesive, item #   110755

Dimensionals, item # 104430









A New (to Me) Challenge: Colour Inkspirations #159

Somewhere Along the Line

I came across this card posted on FaceBook by Stampincronelia – Corine van Wijk for the Colour Inkspiration Card Challenge, #159.  Obviously it’s been around for a long time, but Corine’s stunning card using the colors were a fabulous combination.   Therefore,  I did some searching and found the challenge information on Facebook.  ci#159’s color combination is Seaside Spray, Smokey Slate, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla.  Gorgeous colors and the combination is stunning.  

At first, I thought that I would use this colors to create a sympathy card, which I think are difficult to create.  Instead, I decided to use the Colorful Seasons bundle, especially the “just breathe” sentiment.  The card I created follows:


The Elements

I went through all kinds of ideas, and first thought I wanted to create a window flap card.  However, the retired Smokey Slate DSP is one of my all time favorite DSPs and I am getting low on the color choices left in my stash.  Finally, I decided on a faux window card.  The top piece of Smoky Slate cardstock was first run through the Subtle TIEF, and then cropped using the largest square in the Stitched Shapes die set.  My dimensionals got a workout for this card because I popped the top cardstock up from the DSP panel.  This same set of dimensionals also allowed the whole front to be popped up from the Whisper White cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla and then cropped it using the Rectangle Stitched die set.  I also cropped the branch from Early Espresso using the Seasonal Layers die set.  Once again, dimensionals added the depth I wanted for the sentiment.

The final color, Seaside Spray, in my mind, was always going to be for the flowers.  Originally, I had just four flowers on the front, but the even number bothered my sense of balance.  The fifth flower did not quite fit, which explains why I cropped it off the side.  I thought I still needed something, so I added the new In Color Faceted Dots to the center of the flowers and for the dot on the “j”.

Life is a Beautiful Thing, Even with Happy Accidents

For some reason, the inside sentiment did not want to stamp well at all.  Thankfully, I used my Stamparatus so I could stamp multiple times until I liked the result.  However, a problem arose when I microscopically moved the card and my final stamp was just barely off.  I’d already glued the DSP on the bottom of the inside and had attached the front to the white cardstock.  What to do?  My happy accident created a beautiful focal point on the inside.  I cropped a piece of Smoky Slate using the same large square die from Stiched Shapes.  Then I just had to repeat the stamping process, again using my Stamparatus.

Finally, I decorated the envelope using the flowers and branch from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  

When I started writing this blog post, I realized I would just need to change the sentiments and this could be a sympathy card.  I will remember this card next time I need one.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  

Have a Peachy Day!



Colorful Seasons stamp set – #143726     

Seasonal Layers – #143751

2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots – #149607

Stamparatus – #146276

Whisper White Medium Envelopes – # 107301

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