Sunday 15 May 2016

CIC - Colours ....

.... Darn! This post is rather late - I got it all prepared yesterday and then forgot to set it to publish!  Silly me!!!

Morning all! It's time for our new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations - CIC#360 - we have some lovely colours to play with - BLUSH, RUBY AND GOLD. So lush, so rich and so pretty. I've made a birthday card:

Belated Birthday Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gem

Stamps: Uniko - Flower Power #34, I Love Coffee, Simply Said Birthday; CFS - Whole Shebang
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Mats
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry; SU DP - Blushing Bridge; Clear and Gold Embossing Powder; Vellum; Gems; Copics; Wink of Stella - Clear

I thought the colours would make a lovely feminine card for a very special lady - Bev of Uniko. It was Bev's birthday yesterday and this card is on its way to her but, as you can guess from the greeting, it's going to be rather late!

I used the sketch at this week's Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#236 for the layout. I cut panels of card in white, blush and ruby. I used Versmark to stamp the open outline flower and heat embossed them with clear powder; gives a lovely tone on tone look. Then I added some smaller flowers in blush and ruby. I die cut a panel of vellum for the sentiment. I stamped three large flowers - one solid which I embossed with gold tinsel powder, and two outline flowers on vellum. I coloured the reverse of the vellum flowers and added some sparkle to them with a clear Wink of Stella Brush. I attached them to the card with dimensional gel. I finished off with some gems for more sparkle. On the inside I cut a mat layer of blush design paper and on the white panel added a fun greeting and some more flowers.

Belated Birthday Wishes inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsBelated Birthday Wishes sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Our challenge this week is sponsored by Altenew and they are very generously providing a prize of Way too Sweet stamps (see below) for the lucky winner of this week's challenge. Let them tell you about themselves:

Established in April 2014, Altenew strives to bring elegant, natural and versatile designs in paper crafting products. Altenew firmly believes in sharing happiness and comfort with our loved ones through creative expression of crafting. We know that personal, delicate touches of a hand-made card or scrapbook page can bring joy to people that are important in our lives and we are proud to create products that help inspire alluring projects/creations.

I don't have any Altenew stamps, but I think I may have to fix that!! For more inspiration using these lovely colours to visit the blog to check out more from the team.  Have fun!



Sazzle Dazzle said...

Awww better late than never eh Debs and I'm sure Bev will love the card it's so dramatic and elegant. Beautiful colours and use of her stamps. Sarah x

Buffy said...

Gorgeous card Debs. Love those colours and how you made the flowers.

Buffy x

Karren said...

Beautiful card using such pretty images and gorgeous colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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