Lighting the Way for Colour INKspiration Challenge #160

Lighting the Way for Colour INKspiration Challenge #160


Lighting the Way Stamp Set is one that I use all the time for the amazing foliage images … I have paired it with the Paper Florist Dies and Thoughtful Expressions Dies for Colour Inkspiration Challenge #160.

Welcome to my blog. Today’s post is for Colour INKspirations Colour Challenge #160. Our inspiration pic for this challenge was chosen by design team member, Vicki Boucher. How pretty is this delicate colour combination? Fiona Rozario is our guest designer for this challenge.

CI#160 will run for FOUR weeks and will end at 7 pm (AEDT) on Monday March 11th.

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Lighting The Way Stamp Set …

The Lighting the Way Stamp Set includes not only some adorable little fireflies, but the foliage from this set is AMAZING! It is so delicate and elegant, I find myself reaching for it every time I want some foliage images. Today I have combined it with the the Paper Florist Dies and Thoughtful Expressions Dies for my project for the Colour Inkspiration Colour Challenge #160.

Lighting the Way Stamp Set

This card takes me back to my early cardmaking days … I probably wouldn’t have made my own flowers back then, but we didn’t really have all the fabulous patterned paper that we do today, so most of our backgrounds were hand stamped.

Step 1. I die cut the two basic white panels with the Thoughtful Expressions dies, and using the circular images from Light the Way stamp set to represent flowers, I stamped a background with Balmy Blue and Bubble Bath ink. I added stamped foliage using Soft Seafoam ink and some of the cute little fireflies in Highland Heather ink. I did edge the panels with a Balmy Blue Stampin’ Write Marker.

Step 2. The fine blue edge wasn’t quite enough to differentiate the two panels so I added a Vellum layer in between using the same die shape in the inbetween size.

Step 3. For the background, I stamped some more of that fabulous foliage from Lighting the Way stamp set with Soft Seafoam ink on a Soft Seafoam panel. I added some “splatter” from Notes of Nature Stamp Set, also in Soft Seafoam ink, and then added some real splatter with Wink of Stella Glitter brush over the top.

Lighting the Way Stamp Set

Step 4. I tore the left hand edge of the Soft Seafoam panel and then added a small strip of torn Balmy Blue card stock behind before adhering to the Bubble Bath folded card front.

Step 5. The flowers are created from Paper Florist Dies, die cut from Basic White card and coloured with ink blending brushes and Highland Heather, Bubble Bath and Balmy Blue inks. The flower centres are the only Lemon Lolly colour on the card, and they are from the Rainbow Adhesive Backed Dots (Lighter Than Air suite from the Jan/April Mini catalogue).

Step 6. The Basic White leaves behind the flowers are dies from the Thoughtful Expressions dies.

Step 7. And finally, I added a 3D firefly, die cut from the Lighting the Way dies and given a shimmer using Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.

Lighting the Way Stamp Set

If you have it, use it!

I am following my mantra of “if you have it, use it!”, using many different stamp and die sets to create my project. There is absolutely nothing to say you have to use products from the same bundle or suite. Mix it up and have fun! The full list of products used are at the bottom of this post.

INKspired to join the challenge?

If you have some spare time to spend in the craft room over the next few weeks, you totally have time to create a card using this lovely colour combination, and upload it to the Facebook group here. Easy peasy!!! This challenge finishes at 7:00pm on Monday March 11th.
To check out all the challenge paremeters, go to the challenge post first here.
If you want some INKspiration, check out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album here.
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 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 pastel colours.

xxx Cheryll

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 over $50 will receive a Video Class Bundle (12 videos to watch at your leisure) and go on the Catalogue mail out list for the next Annual Catalogue (coming out in May).

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.

Here are the products used to create this card … click on the image to see more detail in my online shop. I appreciate my wonderful customers continued support. xx

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