Rays of Light for Colour INKspiration #136

Rays of Light for Colour INKspiration #136


Rays of Light background stamp has been combined with Two-Tone Flora Bundle for Colour INKspiration challenge #136.

Welcome to my blog. Today’s post is for Colour INKspirations Colour Challenge #135. Our inspiration pic for this challenge was chosen by me … isn’t it an amazing couch? It looks like green marshmallows and I just want to flop down on it. 🙂

Picture credit – https://www.digsdigs.com/crazy-pastel-pink-green-apartment/

The Colour INKspiration challenge is a great one to get your inspiration flowing. It is very easy to enter the challenge. You don’t need a blog, you can simply post your card image in the facebook group. So why not join us this time around?
Our CI#136 challenge features Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Garden Green and
Sahara Sand. The challenge parameters are to use all four of the challenge colours (or if you don’t have the exact colour, you can substitute a close alternative). In addition you can use neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand and Basic Black, or metallics.

Check out how you can join in the challenge at the end of this post or on the facebook page here.
And if you need inspiration, the designer’s album for this challenge is absolutely fantastic. Click on the Media tab and then “Albums”, or go straight to the album here.

Rays of Light Stamp Set …

This amazing background stamp has been sitting on my desk for a while now, and I finally used it for a project the other day for the first time. IT IS AMAZING!!! The stamped “rays” are so full of texture, and the white rays create such a stunning contrast. So I have pulled it out again to use for Colour INKspiration challenge #136, combined with my other new favourite, Two-Tone Flora Bundle from the new Mini Catalogue from Stampin’ Up!®.

Rays of Light and Two-Tone Flora

I have focussed on Blushing Bride for this card, with touches of Mint Macaron, Garden Green and Sahara Sand.

Design tips:-

  • Rays of Light image has simply been stamped with Blushing Bride ink onto a white panel and then trimmed down to fit on a Blushing Bride cardstock matting layer. I added some extra oomph to the Blushing Bride layer by adding Blushing Bride ink around the edges with an ink blending brush.
  • I don’t normally do “wonky layers”, but this time I adhered a Sahara Sand panel to a folded white card front on an angle, and then adhered the Blushing Bride layers at the opposite angle. I like that it sort of creates a “drop shadow” look.
  • The flowers are all images from Two-Tone Flora, stamped with Blushing Bride ink in full strength for the outline and the two step fill in part stamped off Blushing Bride for a lighter tone. I did this using the stamparatus so I could add extra depth to the centre of the flowers by adding Blushing Bride ink to the centre of the stamp with a sponge dauber and stamping again over the top. The leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron and Garden Green. All have been cut out with the co-ordinating dies.
  • The sentiment is from the Something Fancy stamp set … another new set from the Mini Catalogue. I have heat embossed it with white embossing powder on Sahara Sand card and then fussy cut it with Paper Snips. There are co-ordinating dies in the Something Fancy die set, however they are a little large and covered up too much of the floral feature, so cutting close to the words worked well and wasn’t too tedious.
  • The Baker’s Twine bow is white twine, coloured up with Stampin’ Blends. There are no Stampin’ Blends in Blushing Bride so I used light Flirty Flamingo instead.
  • And the sparkly embellishments are the 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds.
Rays of Light and Two-Tone Flora

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 create and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. CI#136 finishes at 7 pm (AEST) on Monday February 6th. 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 Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black, and metallics. All the details of the challenge are here.

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.

Rays of Light and Two-Tone Flora

Here is the other card I created with the Ray of Light stamp, also using Blushing Bride ink and an emboss resist technique. You can see more details of this card here.

All Star Video Class Bundle ….

And if you want more inspiration for the Two-Tone Flora Bundle, the Fancy Flora Suite is featured in our All Star Video Class Bundle for January ….

Video Class Bundles are available to purchase individually, or for January only you can subscribe for the full six months of class bundles and pay for five months only.

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You can also purchase the bundles individually each month if you prefer ….

If you are one of my wonderful customers, you will receive tutorials for free once you place an order in that month, so no need to subscribe if you are shopping this month.
And of course, my Inks and Whimsy team members get the tutorial bundle free every month.

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And here are the supplies I used to create this project. Click on an image to see more detail in my online shop. I appreciate your continued support.

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Paper Snips

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