CI04: Colour INKspiration

Published by under cards | Feb 22 2017


Well hello! And welcome to the 4th Colour INKspiration challengeEach fortnight the crew inspires you with a blog hop as we unveil the new challenge colours, and you can join in on our challenge page! Come and join us. 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.  

This time we have some big, bold, strong colours. Wow – aren’t they powerful?

Delightful Dijon, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry and white.

And this is what I came up with…

Any Occasion and Basket Bunch card, for Colour Inkspiration #04  (from

Definitely a softer version of the same colours.

It uses the Basket Bunch stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue.

The greeting is from the Sale-a-bration stamp set called Any Occasion (#143348).

Any Occasion and Basket Bunch card, for Colour Inkspiration #04  (from


I did a touch of water colouring on Shimmery White cardstock for the daffodils.

For the tinted embossing, there were a few steps.

  1. Ink the stamp with Versamark ink
  2. Immediately after that ink the stamp in Crushed Curry
  3. Stamp the image onto the cardstock
  4. Poured the clear embossing powder on top of the stamped image, shake off the excess and let the heat tool work its magic.

Tinted heat embossing (

The embossing created a nice raised edge, which makes the watercolouring even easier.


Any Occasion and Basket Bunch card, for Colour Inkspiration #04  (from


Any Occasion and Basket Bunch card, for Colour Inkspiration #04  (from

Thanks for visiting today. Next on the hop is the lovely Julia Quinn.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria




15 responses so far

15 Responses to “CI04: Colour INKspiration”

  1. Nicole Wilsonon 22 Feb 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Yes you have softened these colours beautifully, I love how your background makes the vase really pop out on the card x

  2. Kelly Kenton 22 Feb 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Ooo, so pretty & soft – beautiful card Simone! Kelly x

  3. Monique Fielderon 22 Feb 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I just love the simplicity of your card

  4. Julia Quinnon 22 Feb 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Your card is so beautiful. Gorgeous watercolouring. I love the sponging behind the vase.

  5. Bronwyn Eastleyon 22 Feb 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Clever use of the ‘Easter basket’ to make the vase for the flowers – so creative.

  6. Paula Dobsonon 23 Feb 2017 at 5:54 am

    Love, love, love!! Especially the sponged background! I love the idea of using the baskets stacked as a vase. Very clever. Might have to borrow that idea pretty please Simone! x

  7. Simoneon 23 Feb 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Absolutely 🙂 xxx

  8. Louon 23 Feb 2017 at 7:16 am

    So pretty Simone. I love how you have used the colour combination and the soft effect you have created.

  9. Petraon 23 Feb 2017 at 7:44 am

    I LOVE this card! I especially love the background “shadow” effect- lovely!!

  10. Rachelon 23 Feb 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Some very pretty touches here, like the petals at the base of the basket.

  11. Kim Oliveron 23 Feb 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Love the embossing and the colouring, all done with perfect subtly

  12. Rose Packeron 23 Feb 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Great tip on the coloured embossing Simone! Adding that one to my “must make” list! I love that basket…. Reminds me of middle eastern spice market!

  13. Mel Paganoon 24 Feb 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Such a pretty card Simone. You have used the colours so well with this layout!

  14. Patriceon 24 Feb 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Wow! So lovely, Simone. x

  15. Rebecca Son 26 Feb 2017 at 9:15 pm

    So lovely. I love your double basket.

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