CAS(E) this Sketch #239 & Color Throwdown #460

Hey Everyone

The card I’m sharing today is combined for two challenges – the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch and the colour challenge at Color Throwdown.  These challenges combined effortlessly for me today – I love it when it all comes together in under an hour!

Here are their challenge pics:

Initially I was going to create a Christmas card, mainly because of the Merry Little Christmas DSP I had chosen, but then decided I wanted to go with a floral card instead.  One of the things that I love about Stampin’ Up! DSPs is that the papers are so versatile.  Even though this is a Christmas pack, the papers work well for any card.

The orchids I’ve used are from a set called Climbing Orchid.  After stamping the outline of my orchids in Basic Black Archival Ink, I watercoloured my flowers in Dapper Denim Ink.  The outline of the leaves are also stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and then the centre is watercoloured with Old Olive Ink.

I looked at the MANY stamp sets I have and chose the sentiment from Feather Together as it worked well with the sketch.  I also like the font that has been used in this set.  The branch I’ve used is from Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies – it ties my orchids and leaves together, I think…..

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Colour INKspiration #15

Hey Everyone

It’s time for a new Colour INKspiration challenge! We are kicking off with blog hop this evening! If you have been hopping along you will have come from Jacque Williams’ awesome card.  If not, don’t worry you can follow the hop and start again.  Colour INKspiration is a Facebook Group where you can share your card and be inspired by the creativity there.

The colour challenge at Colour INKspiration has most of the design team playing along this week.  These colours are just gorgeous together and I love how we’ve all used them so differently!

These colours gave me a chance to use my new Stampin’ Up! stamp set – Climbing Orchid.  My orchids are stamped with a mixture of all four colours.  The leaves are stamped with Lemon Lime Twist and the branch that my orchids are placed on has been cut on my big shot with Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies.

The layout of my card was centred around the sentiment as I was determined to use it on my card.  I am loving the font of this sentiment.  To finish off my card I used some little copper sequins.

Here’s my card:

The next hop along along way is the very talented and super lovely Simone Bartrum!  You’re going to love her card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle