Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Colour INKspiration Challenge #45 Blog Hop - 2017 - 2019 In Colours

Time to celebrate the 2017-2019 In Colours with another Colour INKspiration challenge. As usual the Crew are kicking things off with a blog hop to get your creative juices flowing. You can use 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 of the colours along with Basic Black, Whisper White and any metallics.

I've used Powder Pink, Berry  Burst and Fresh Fig along with Silver for a fun,  modern Christmas card. This is one of the card designs we will be making in my upcoming Stamp-a-stack classes. Think the ladies will like it?

I was inspired by Sam Donald (aka Pootles) and her ombre baby wipe technique. It is so easy, yet so, so effective. You fold up a baby wipe, pop it in an empty clear stamp case and ink up with your reinkers. I have used colours that will give a great ombre effect so have added them to my baby wipe in lines. You can add random dots if you like but I think the lines of colour work really well for the bauble from the Beautiful Bauble set.

I found that it worked best when I stamped on glossy cardstock. Adding the die cut bauble to a Silver Foil edged card with coordinating ribbon added that bit of sparkle in a hurry. Quick, simple but pretty!

You can also use the baby wipe stamp pad that you have made for the sentiments too.

Now there is only one problem with a fun technique like this - you can't just stop at stamping one image! The stamp pad also keeps for weeks if you seal it in the clear stamp case. I used another of the gorgeous stamps from the Beautiful Bauble stamp set for this fun card.

I simple stamped the imaged twice, side by side and then twice more on a second piece of glossy card.

I used the coordinating thinlit to die cut all of the baubles and popped them over the base images, raising with Stampin' Dimensionals.

What happens when you accidentally drop a piece of glossy cardstock onto your baby wipe stamp pad? You pretend you meant to do it of course and smear the colour all over it!

It is perfect to go behind this lattice bauble from the Detailed Baubles thinlits. And I really love the ombre sentiment bauble. So much fun! And it really is a quick and easy way to whip up some fun, unique Christmas cards.

INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by hopping around to see what all of the Colour INKspiration Crew have to show you. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black as well as Metallics. Not a member of the Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Next up we have the delightful and very talented, Nikki Spencer. Make sure you check out her take on this colour combination. You will love it!


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  1. oh I love the accidental glory!! They are all stunning and I'm sure "the ladies" at your class are going to love them!! Hard to beat the baby wipe magic

  2. Just loving the In Colors you have used for Beautiful Baubles, Lou. A great accidental baby wipe technique. D x

  3. Stunning Ombre cards. What a brilliant way to easily use three colours. I love all the cards and baubles. Those lucky ladies at your classes!


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