Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Just Add Ink 31 - Colour challenge!

Good Morning Ladies!
Last night I found an ounce of energy so I decided to stay up past my bedtime (8pm!) and do some stamping. :) It was so fun and this weeks colour challenge from Just add ink was the perfect inspiration (I love these colours):

I decided to use the beautiful new stamp sets Cottage Garden and Heard from the heart. I just love these new sets. Cottage Garden is a two step stamping set which is one of the first things that I loved about Stampin' Up's range of products. To stick with the colour challenge I stamped the second part of the two step (the solid flower) with real red ink stamped off once. I think this worked okay.

I was feeling fancy so I pulled out the heat gun and did a bit of heat embossing on the greeting (hard to see in the photo unfortunately). To achieve this with SU inks you need to ink up in Versamark and then coloured ink and then stamp, sprinkle with clear powder and heat set.

The little butterfly has been given a similar treatment but I used heat and stick powder and dazzling diamonds on it instead of the clear powder.

The ribbon is 5/8"chocolate chip ribbon from SU - only available until August 31st!

I hope this gives you all a little creative inspiration for your day!
Happy Stamping! Love Claire


Paula Fuller said...

Haha! You DID get some stamping done! I have had mine brewing in my mind for a few days and couldn't have a nap so I made a mess and stamped instead. Another beautiful card from you, Claire! I DO love this stamp set.

Claire said...

It's a gorgeous stamp set - and my heat gun is going hot! I am loving it at the moment :D So glad you found time to do some creating also Paula xo

Christine Blain said...

Claire, this is really lovely. The butterflies like great in the background. Beautiful card!

Danielle Daws said...

So beautiful, Claire! I love the way you've used the colours! :-)

Natalie Smith said...

This is a beautiful card. I love flowers. You are getting so good with your card making!!