Colour Inspiration #82

I’ve only played along with Colour Inkspiration a few times, mainly because I don’t seem to see the posts on my Facebook feed. You know how that goes with the FB algorithm. I will definitely have to get better about checking it out on a more regular basis. Especially since the color inspiration photo for CI#82 is absolutely gorgeous!

Here’s my card:

Here’s the inspiration photo. Mind you, I only looked at the photo and not the color combo underneath. Therefore, I chose Bermuda Bay instead of Just Jade and Magenta Madness instead of Melon Mambo. Even though I totally see those colors, looking at the combo might have been a good thing to do. OOPS!

Here’s the color inspiration photo:

Image may contain: indoor, text that says '#82 CHALVALLU Just Jade Melon Mambo Whisper White Basic Black'

Gorgeous, right?!?!

A Pretty Basic Layout

  • The base of the card is Bermuda Bay and it measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • I cut the white mat to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. I stamped the sentiment, from the Forever Fern stamp set, in Magenta Madness. Then, I cropped the sentiment block out of this mat using the stitched rectangle dies. I put dimensionals in each of the four corners.
  • The Bermuda Bay background measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Black and white stripes seem very classic to me and they ground this fairly bright card. I trimmed this piece to 1-1/2 inches by 3-7/8 inches.
  • Thankfully, I had some scrap Whisper White cardstock onto which I stamps two daisies from Daisy Lane. After I punched them out using the large daisy punch, I used the light Magenta Madness blend to shade in the bottom of the petals. I did make sure that no two petals look the same. Random is much better, for me at least. I added one dimensional under the center of the daisy.
  • I dry-fit the stems, cut from the sunflower dies. and daisy on the left side of the card. When I found an arrangment that worked for me, I very carefully adhered the stems using liquid adhesive. I adhered just the bottom portion of the stems in order to get some movement in them
  • After tying a length of Magenta Madness ribbon in a square knot over the border between the striped and DSP papers, I adhered the sentiment block so it straddles the ribbon.

Inside and the Envelope

  • For another card, I’d cropped a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the largest stitched rectangle die. I used that piece for the inside of the card. In order to add some interest to the inside, I stamped the small, full daisy from Daisy Lane in two diagonal corners. While I had the stamp and ink pad out, I also stamped those daisies in the bottom, left-hand corner of the front of the envelope.
  • Finally, I trimmed a piece of the Bermuda Bay DSP to 6 inches by 2-5/8 inches, adhered it to the envelope flap and trimmed it down.
  • With that, I’d finished another card/envelope coordinating set.

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This is about it for the night. I’m off to the airport…… and it’s storming pretty badly tonight.

Daisies, In Good Taste, and SSC234

I really enjoy the Sunday Stamps Challenges because it’s like starting the new week with something new to ponder. For this challenge, I’d already created two versions of a card but I didn’t love them. Then, I thought I could still do something I really loved.

Here’s my final card:

Here’s the challenge banner:

Once I Made the Decision….

It took me longer to decide what to do, even after I decided to use the daisies on this version of the card. Once I decided on the In Good Taste DSP, the rest fell into place finally fell into place. The DSP I chose adds so much texture to the front of the card without having to do anything else to it. This pattern with the underlayer of Night of Navy really caught my attention.

With the combination of the DSP and ribbon, I thought I needed to keep the card clean and simple. The challenge sketch is also clean and simple, so I thought I had a win-win.

Using the Sunday Stamps Challenge # 234 Sketch for My Card

After deciding three of the large daisies would be too much, I stamped six of the medium size daisies in TerraCotta Tile. I also stamped three partial daisies in Rococo Rose for the daisy centers. Punching the six Terracotta Tile daisies took just a few seconds. I also used the daisy punch to punch out the partial daisies to get the centers. All I had to do was trim them down put everything together. Easy Peasy.

In order to get all my punching done at once, I also stamped the sentiment. I cropped the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangle die set, then trimmed the Terracotta Tile mat.


The card base is Whisper White, with a foundation mat of Night of Navy both of which got cut to 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches.

I cut the Terracotta Tile mat to 4-1/8 by 5- 3/8 inches. Since I try to save cardstock, I usually use the stitched rectangle dies to crop out the centers of the unseen parts of my mats. I did just that with both the Night of Navy and Terracotta Tile mats.

The DSP layer’s measurements step down another 1/8 inch on length and width. Therefore, I trimmed the DSP to 4 by 5-1/4 inches. At the same time, I trimmed a piece of DSP for the envelope flap. I always use a piece of DSP cut to 6 by 2-5/8 inches.

After adhering the two cardstock mats together using multipurpose liquid glue, I went to work on the ribbon. Lately I have been struggling with bows, so I knew I would be using a square knot. Some years ago I saw a Connie Stewart video regarding tying square knots. As a leftie, I still say her sequence in my head. Left over right, pull it tight. Right over left, pull the left. Ta-da! Success. I used a mini-glue dot to secure the ribbon to the DSP.

Finally, the time to attach the daisies arrived. I dry-fit the daisies to figure out where I needed to place the dimensionals. The bottom daisy only has two dimensionals, one at the top and the other at the bottom. Therefore, that daisy straddles the ribbon. The top two daisies each have one dimensional in the center to attach them.

I trimmed another piece of the DSP to 1/2 by 5-1/2 inches. This piece now lives on the bottom of the inside of the card. I didn’t put a sentiment on the inside because the sentiment can be used for many ocassions.

After adhering and trimming the DSP to the flap of the envelope, I had finished this card/envelope set. It’s happened many times before, but it took longer to write the blog than create the card once I figured out what I was doing.

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Sunday Stamps 218 Meets #GDP217

Daisy Lane Bundle

Sometimes a card just comes together in a flash. This card did just that. Global Design Project # 217’s color challenge for this week consists of Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, and Crumb Cake. I had no idea what I could or would create. Then, I checked the Sunday Stamps challenge, and it all came together quickly.

Here’s my card:

Here are the challenge banners:

Sunday Stamps 218

Once I saw the circles on the sketch, I knew exactly what I was going to use to meet the sketch requirement. Daisies. Three daisies. Three Flirty Flamingo daisies.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the daisies in Flirty Flamingo on the matching cardstock. The Stamparatus makes it so completely easy to stamp layers of ink perfectly aligned. Since I wanted something different, I grabbed the Flirty Flamingo DSP from the Brights 6 x 6 DSP and again used my Stamparatus. Then, all I had to do was use the large and small daisy punches to crop the flower parts. There’s one dimensional between the two layers of each of the daisies.

For the base, I layered Mossy Meadow on the bottom and Crumb Cake in the middle. The top layer had to be Whisper White in order for the daisies to pop.

In order to get the Mossy Meadow ferns, from the Daisy Lane stamp set, in the right places on the white, I needed to dry fit the flowers. Then it was a matter of figuring out where I wanted the ferns, stamp, dry fit again, and repeat.

Finishing Up

I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White. Then, I used the Rectangle Stitched dies to crop both the sentiment and the mat under it. The only two places I used the Crumb Cake are the middle base layer and the sentiment mat layer. However, I met the challenge.

After taking pictures for this post, I decided I needed some bling. Therefore, I added a small and large clear faceted gem to the center of two of the daisies. I feel like I should add another gem, but can figure out where to put it, so I guess I am done.

I stamped the small full daisy on the front of the envelope. Another DSP print, and the script is my favorite pattern, for the envelope flap.

As always,

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Supplies Used

Daisy Lane stamp set, item # 149325

Daisy punch, item # 143713

Medium Daisy punch, item # 149517

Brights 6′ x 6″ DSP, item # 149613

Flirty Flamingo cardstock, item # 141416

Crumb Cake cardstock, item # 120953

Mossy Meadow cardstock, item # 133676

(OR Neutrals cardstock pack, item # 146977

Whisper White cardstock, 100730

Flirty Flamingo stamp pad, item # 147052

Mossy Meadow stamp pad, item # 147111

Stitched Rectangles die set, item # 148551

Dimensionals, item # 104430

Mini-dimensionals, item # 144108

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How Many Stamp Sets Does It Take for FMS398?

Freshly Made Sketches 398

This sketch challenge called for a clean card.  My clean card used Daisy Lane photopolymer stamp set, Painted Harvest stamp set,and  All Things Thanks (retired) stamp set.  I also used the large daisy punch and the leaf punch for the card.  At first, I thought this would be a #simplestamping card, but it did not turn out that way.

Here’s the sketch banner for this challenge:

Here’s the card I created:


The Process

I started with all the stamped items I would need.  Therefore, I stamped 3 sets of leaves from the Painted Harvest stamp set in Old Olive on Old Olive card stock, which I then punched out.  I used the light Old Olive blend to just ass some additional texture to the leaves.

Staying with the Old Olive,  I started stamping the ferns on the Whisper White cardstock.  

Here’s an example of the first stamping off:   

At first, I was only going to do one set of stamped off ferns. I created the triple ferns by stamping the fern, then slightly pivoting the stamp and stamping the second time, then repeating for the third stamp.

At this point I realized I would need more stamped off ferns in order for them to show behind the large daisy.  Therefore, I just started the trio stamping process to form a very loose circle.  

Finishing up with the Old Olive, I inked the sides of both the white cardstock on the outside and inside.

I stamped the inside sentiment, then the front sentiment so I could put the ink pad away.  The fewer ink pads on my desk, the better.

The Daisy

While I like the lined pattern daisy stamps from Daisy Lane, I thought the So Saffron ink would just blend into the white.  Therefore, I pulled out the So Saffron blends combo.  I started blending using the light and dark from the center out making sure none of the petals were blended the same.  

Dimensionals provided the pop between the bottom and the top daisy.  After gluing the layered daisy onto the middle of the fern trios, I dry fit the leaves, then glued them down as well.  

I added a clear faceted gem to the center of the daisy (but I am still not sure about that look).  Next on the list, placing the sentiment.

I added the burlap ribbon for a bit of contrast and texture which also anchored all the elements.  Then I created the sentiment banner and dry fit it on the ribbon.  Can I begin to tell you how stinking pleased I was that two of the punched leaves just peak out from under the sentiment.

Stamping the daisy over the inside sentiment and decorating the envelope finished off this card.  

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