Cheerful Daisies for Colour INKspiration Challenge #166

Cheerful Daisies for Colour INKspiration Challenge #166


Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set and Die bundle is back in the 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue and I am SO HAPPY!!!! This is still one of my favourite sets. Quite literally you cannot make anything bad with it, everything always looks so good. It really is a set that brings cheer, so I am making the most of it staying with us for another year.

Welcome to my blog. Today’s post is for Colour INKspirations Colour Challenge #166. Our inspiration pic for this challenge was chosen by design team member, Lou Kitzelman. Don’t you just want a teapot/flower vase like this amazing pot? I love it. For CI#166 we welcoming two more of the new 2024-2026 In Colours: Petunia Pop and Summer Splash, along with two bright favourites, Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist.

CI#166 will run for almost THREE weeks and will end at 7 pm (AEDT) on Monday June 10th.
For more details on how to participate in this fun colour challenge, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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Cheerful Daisies gone wonky …

Our creative team, Inks and Whimsy, have been getting together to make cards on a Thursday night online. It’s a low key fun night, and this week we re-visited an old technique …the baby wipe technique. We also worked to a sketch, very kindly supplied by Stampin’ Up!® in the new 2024-2025 catalogue (Page 22). I have re-created the sketch to suite metric sized cards and added some suggested measurements.

Cheerful Daisies CI166

This card was sort of a happy accident … when I originally decided to work on my CI#166 Challenge project using the baby wipe technique, I forgot that I don’t yet have the ink refills for the new In Colours. Ink Refills are requirement for this technique. What to do?

Did you know you can substitute similar colours when working to the Colour Challenge? I pulled out Fresh Freesia to use instead of Petunia Pop but was worried it wasn’t “poppy” enough, so added some Berry Burst, and created my little handmade ink pad with some folded baby wipes.

Cheerful Daisies

These were the flowers, which are lovely and sketchy looking and I did stamp up a heap of them. But I didn’t think it was true enough to the colour challenge.

So I added some more Melon Mambo ink to the baby wipe and spritzed the wipe with water. I also spritzed some fluid 100 watercolour paper with water and stamped the flowers again. The stamped image ran everywhere and some of the flowers were very indistinct. But once I stamped the outline image over the top with Petunia Pop, the flowers sprang back to life! The watered down Melon Mambo ink is quite pretty, not quite so “in your face”.

Cheerful Daisies CI166

The centres of the flowers are stamped with Lemon Lime Twist ink, which really didn’t show much on the watercolour paper, so I used a Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker and “dotted” some additional texture.

The Summer Splash panel holds the daisies and has been embossed with the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder. The Designer Series Paper Panel is from the Simply Zinnia Designer Series Paper. And the sentiment is from the Tropical Leaf Stamp Set (Online Exclusive), white embossed onto a Petunia Pop panel die cut with the little stitched banner die in the Cheerful Daisies dies.

And this is the inside of the card. So pretty and bright … and I really love these sentiments from the Tropical Leaf Stamp set.

Cheerful Daisies CI166

INKspired to join the challenge?

If you have some spare time to spend in the craft room this weekend, jump in and 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 June 10th.
To check out all the challenge parameters, 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, Basic Beige and metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration (don’t forget to answer the questions). Then 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 this striking colour combination. Remember you can substitute a close colour if you don’t yet have the new In Colours. Berry Burst instead of Petunia Pop is one that pops to mind, and maybe you could use the old Bermuda Bay ink instead of Summer Splash. No excuses not to join in!! 🙂

xxx Cheryll

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