Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Loving the Dahlias for our Colour Challenge at CI#105

Hello and Welcome to another lovely Colour Challenge!!  

The colour INKspiration challenges share some gorgeous images which have been converted using the Stampin' Up! colours.  

The colours this week are:  Very Vanilla, Mango Melody, Fresh Freesia and Old Olive.  

My cards feature the gorgeous Delicate Dahlias Sale-a-bration stamp set.  I was inspired so much by  Monica Formosa and her brilliant One Sheet Wonder idea from last time, that I wanted to try it too.  

The first step of my card was to stamp the Delicate Dahlias stamps all over a standard piece of cardstock.  I used Mango Melody for the largest flower, Fresh Freesia for the small flowers and then Old Olive for the leaves.  Then I thought I'd made a bunch of cards using up the stamped cardstock.

My first card is a recessed panel card, and I've also incorporated some of the gorgeous Fresh Freesia simmer vellum and some of the Sale-a-bration Be Dazzling cardstock for super thin strips down the front on either side of the recessed panel.  

I loaded a water painter with some watery Mango Melody to create a lovely splatter all over my card.  To water the ink I stamped one of my blocks into the ink pad and then added water to the ink on the block using my Water Painter.  Easy Peasy.  The final touch is some Gilded Gems in the centres of the extra stamped and fussy cut flowers.  

My second card was an experiment!! I'd seen lots of gorgeous pin-wheel style cards and wanted to have a go!!  

Each of my pieces of Thick Vanilla card stock were 10 cm x 10 cm and all of them scored at 7cm.  

I attached them together in a pin-wheel style and then added some of the pre stamped cardstock to decorate every side of the 'card'.  This ended up using ALL of my one sheet wonder stamped card!

This is another super fun card that will fold flat to fit into a standard envelope!!  How cool is that!!  

You are invited to join the fun with us here on our challenge page.  

INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. 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 neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration 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.

You can contact me for any information or to purchase any of these supplies.

Want to find out how you can earn this gorgeous Delicate Dahlias stamp set for FREE?  Click here!!

Check out the gorgeousness in our new Mini Catalogue by clicking here.  

Pick a Bundle for FREE!!  Along with all the usual amazing rewards for joining my team, you can ALSO choose something extra - click here for more details!!


  1. Love your Dahlia cards project Julia. The colours are great together. The folded card is very clever.

    1. Thankyou so very much!! I had fun with these colours!


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