CI02: Colour Inkspiration

Published by under cards | Jan 25 2017

Well hello! And welcome to the second Colour INKspiration challenge. I’m thrilled and excited to be part of the Colour INKspiration Crew!

Each fortnight the crew will inspire you with a blog hop as we unveil the new challenge colours, and then you can join in.

And guess what… Colour INKspiration is on Facebook! We have a huge group of well over 900 members already, and this is only our second hop. Amazing! Come and join us. It’s an awesome way to try new colour combinations and get your mojo happening. For a little bit of extra fun, each week the crew will pick a winner, and there’ll be a people’s choice winner too.  I hope to see you there!


I missed the first hop due to our camping holiday at the beach, so I was itching to get back and join in all the fun.

And what a fabulous colour feast we have this time.

Ooooh what a delight! I was inspired by both the colours and theme this week, so pulled out my brand new Stylish Stems Framelits and Special Reason stamps. (Yay! They came in a bundle so we save 10%).



The Stylish Stems framelits are amazing. If you haven’t seen the cool things these dies do, then you’ll want to check out this video.

Pretty awesome, aren’t they? You can see the cut out flowers better on this photo:


I simply adhered the patterned paper to the Whisper White layer, and ran the whole lot through the Big Shot with those fabulous dies.

Too easy!

You’ll notice the stamps have a ‘mottled’, vintage-y look to them. This is part of the look of the stamp, and are designed to work that way.

You can see the slightly distressed surface of the rubber here:



Hop on over to see what Monique has created with this fabulous colour combo. And by the time you’ve finished the hop I’m sure you’ll be ready to create your own handmade project with these colours. Don’t forget to add a photo of your project to the Colour INKspiration Facebook group!



Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria



24 responses so far

24 Responses to “CI02: Colour Inkspiration”

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  2. Barbon 26 Jan 2017 at 1:06 am

    Beautiful card! Love your cascade of flowers and foliage. I had to do a double take though when I looked at your last, close-up pix. Under the HB greeting, it looks like ’76’. I thought, “How clever!”. On closer inspection, I saw that it was probably not intentional but it could be! Lol. Had to share. Brought a smile ?

  3. Simoneon 26 Jan 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Oh my goodness you are so right! It does look like a 76. Definitely not intentional, but we can pretend it was! 😉

  4. Heatheron 26 Jan 2017 at 9:24 am

    that’s so pretty Simone, I keep thinking of getting that set, might have to after seeing this! 🙂

  5. Simoneon 26 Jan 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Oh I know what you mean Heather, so many tempting things for us to choose from.

  6. Jan Clothieron 26 Jan 2017 at 11:51 am

    Lovely colours to work with. Thank you for the tip about cutting the flowers: I’d forgotten about doing that and it really makes a difference.

  7. Simoneon 26 Jan 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks Jan! Snipping between the petals adds a bit of dimension, doesn’t it? Thanks so much for stopping by today.

  8. Mel Paganoon 27 Jan 2017 at 12:19 am

    Very Pretty Simone 🙂

  9. Simoneon 27 Jan 2017 at 9:25 am

    Thanks Mel 🙂

  10. Adeleon 27 Jan 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Oh Simone, this is a beautiful card & gift bag combo and thank you for your tips…I feel braver about playing now xox You have certainly been inspiring, thanks for being on the hop you are tops xox

  11. Simoneon 28 Jan 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks Adele! Really appreciate your lovely comment. I’ve never used this colour combo before, but really love it.

  12. Louon 27 Jan 2017 at 2:29 pm

    I love them both Simone. Thanks for sharing so many great tips.

  13. Simoneon 28 Jan 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks Lou!

  14. Rebecca Son 28 Jan 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Oh I love how you have cut out the flowers on the background. Looks amazing!

  15. Simoneon 28 Jan 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks Bec, It’s such a clever framelit die. I really love how it cuts out the negative space!

  16. Cheryl Algieon 28 Jan 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Beautiful set Simone !

  17. Simoneon 28 Jan 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Thank you Cheryl

  18. Patriceon 29 Jan 2017 at 1:58 pm

    What a stunning little gift set, Simone. Love your cascading flowers. x

  19. Julia Quinnon 29 Jan 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Your projects are both so gorgeous! Thankyou for sharing all those useful tips. So clever.

  20. Rose Packeron 30 Jan 2017 at 10:41 am

    Love this card Simone, great way of adding so much dimension without bulk – punching through the back and building on top. Just awesome. Beautiful.

  21. Nikki Spenceron 30 Jan 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Beautiful gift set Simone. That bag is a really lovely idea and your muted dsp background is lovely on the card.

  22. Kelly Kenton 31 Jan 2017 at 12:03 am

    Beautiful Simone! I love how you’ve layered the posy on top of the DSP! Kelly x

  23. Bronwyn Eastleyon 04 Feb 2017 at 11:42 am

    What a beautiful set. Love the 3D element to the flowers. So pleased you got to play along after your summer break at the beach.

  24. Sue Vineon 05 Feb 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Love how you incorporated the negative and positive diecuts, superb card

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