Inspire.Create. Design Team Stamping Challenge #001

Inspire.Create. Stamping Challenge #001

Welcome to the first Inspire.Create. Stamping Challenge! I feel privileged to have been chosen for the design team among some very talented demonstrators!  I hope our projects inspire you to get creating and I look forward to seeing all of YOUR projects!

The Inspire.Create. Stamping Challenge #001  is a colour challenge. You are to use Basic Grey, Calypso Coral and Whisper White as the colours for your creation.

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When I first found out what the colours for today's challenge were I immediately thought of a house, which was perfect because I have several friends who have moved recently and I was needing to create cards for them!

For my design I used Basic Grey as the base of my card and whisper white embossed with the Brick Wall embossing folder as the top layer. Using basic grey ink and an aqua painter I watercoloured in the the "grout".

The inside "wall" and peekaboo background layer use the Calypso Coral Ombre sheet from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.

This card features the Home Life stamp and framelit bundle. For the "Congratulations!" sentiment you can stamp in Calypso Coral (on shimmery white cardstock) and then clear heat emboss over top. After heat embossing, watercolour the background in Basic Grey and allow to dry prior to using the banner thinlit to die cut with the Big Shot.

The window frame (from the Hearth & Home thinlits) is raised using adhesive strips to give a 3D effect. I heat embossed "on your new home" using versamark and whisper white embossing powder.

The calyso coral ombre ribbon, pearl basics and natural wood elements provide the finishing touches for this card. I coloured the white side of the wood flower using a the Calypso Coral Stampin' Write marker.

The black you can see peeking out underneath the banner is part of the lamp from the bookcase builder stamp set, there are also some bottles hiding back there sitting on the window sill. You can't see them looking at the card from straight on, only if you take a peek inside the window from above.


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  1. Stunning card Nature. Really pretty.

  2. What a clever use of this colour challenge! I love the brick embossing folder with the window die too :-) I'm sure it would take pride of place in a new home!
    Hugs, Sarah-Jane xx

  3. Thanks Sarah-Jane! The friend I sent it to did love it ?

  4. Fabulous Card! Love how you have used the colour combo… very clever. xx


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