Cheerful Daisies Bundle and Double Embossing for Colour Inkspiration #148

Cheerful Daisies Bundle and Double Embossing for Colour Inkspiration #148


Cheerful Daisies Bundle has been used with a Double Embossing technique for Colour INKspiration challenge #148.

Welcome to my blog. Today’s post is for Colour INKspirations Colour Challenge #148. Our inspiration pic for this challenge was chosen by our very talented team member … Brenton Golley. Bev Evans is our guest designer for this challenge and I can’t wait to see what Bev creates.

Check out how to join in the challenge below …. if you don’t have the exact colours or if you don’t wear your specs when you craft (like me), you can use a close substitute, Crushed Curry instead of Daffodil Delight for instance.

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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. This challenge finishes on Monday August 7th at 7:00pm, and we would love to see your creation.

Our CI#148 challenge features Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Pebbled Path and Basic Black. 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, Crumb Cake, 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.

Cheerful Daisies Bundle double embossed …

Now I have a confession to make … the card below doesn’t actually follow the challenge colours accurately. I was creating late at night without wearing my specs and accidently saw the Daffodil Delight and thought it was Crushed Curry! So my card uses Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Pebbled Path and Basic Black. Ooops!!! But it does show you that if you don’t have one of the challenge colours, you can use a close substitute. If you close one eye and squint with the other, this could definitely pass for Daffodil Delight! 😉

Cheerful Daisies Bundle with Double Embossing

The background for this card is created using the Double Embossing technique … let’s work through those steps first.

Step by step Double Embossing Technique …

  • I have used Fluid 100 Water colour paper and so that it takes the stamped images better, I have run it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine first to “flatten” it out a bit.
  • I have stamped the outline daisies in three sizes all over the Watercolour paper panel with Versamark and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I did stamp the flower centres at the same time and because the Versamark ink is VERY difficult to see on Watercolour paper, my flower centres are a bit wonky in places, but it adds to the ‘arty’ feel! lol
  • Next up, I watercoloured the panel with Crushed Curry (supposed to be Daffodil Delight) ink. I used reinker on a block and mixed myself up a yellow watery puddle of ink. Before applying the ink, I washed water all over the piece with my water brush, so that when I applied the ink, it ran everywhere and blended out for me. I concentrated the colour on the top half of the panel. The white embossing resisted the ink (emboss resist technique). I allowed the piece to dry slightly but not fully.
  • While the watercoloured piece was still a little bit dampish, I ran it through a 3d Embossing folder. This one is part of an Online Exclusive bundle of embossing folders …. the set of 3 Basics 3D Embossing Folders. You will only find these ones in the online store, not in a catalogue. I did have a little bit of Wink of Stella in the folder from a previous project and did give a very faint sparkle to the panel
Cheerful Daisies Bundle Closer
Cheerful Daisies Bundle Close

The rest of the card is pretty basic steps ….

  • The daisies are stamped with Crushed Curry (aka Daffodil Delight in poor light), and Cajun Craze inks. Then die cut with co-ordinating dies.
  • The leaves are stamped and die cut with Pebbled Path in, some are stamped off and some are full strength.
  • I also die cut some of the sticky bits from Basic Black cardstock.
  • These elements are all grouped on and around a Pebbled Path die cut label from the Something Fancy Dies, which sits over a piece of Pebbled Path Textured Ribbon. I cut the ribbon in half lengthways to give it a more “loose and loopy” feel before tying in a bow.
  • The sentiment is from Charming Sentiments, white heat embossed on black card, and die cut with co-ordinating dies.
  • The entire panel was matted with a Cajun Craze layer before being adhered to a Basic White Thick folded card.
Cheerful Daisies Bundle and Double Embossed Technique

So are you still squinting? Crushed Curry … Daffodil Delight …. don’t let lack of the exact colour, or a pair of mis-placed spectacles stop you from entering our Colour Challenge. Our designers have some fabulous examples of the actual colours for you in the facebook group.

Cheerful Daisies when Daffodil Delight is Crushed Curry

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#148 finishes at 7 pm (AEST) on Monday August 7th. 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 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.

Sasha says ….

Happiness is …. running free in the railway easement!

Shopping info …

If you are in Australia and would like to purchase any of the supplies to create this card, links to my online store and shopping info are listed below. All purchases will receive a Video Class Bundle (12 videos to watch at your leisure) and go on the Catalogue mail out list for the next Catalogue.

This is my monthly rewards code … use it when checking out to receive a gift of a 12 video tutorial bundle. Click on the image to add link to your shopping cart automatically.

Supplies used to create this card … click on the thumbnail pic to see more details or to purchase in my online store. xx Cheryll

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