This week at Inspire.Create.Challenge we have a fabulous sketch challenge, I can’t wait to see what you all create with it. I love a sketch challenge, but right now, with so much going on having a sketch as a creative jumping off point can be really handy.
I have been really enjoying the Honey Bee bundle recently, particularly as it matches the Golden Honey Speciality Designer Series Paper which is FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration!
Sale-a-bration ends at the end of this month, and there are still a heap of fabulous bargains to be had.
I’ve purposely kept this card simple this week, partly because its a simple sketch, by mostly because I just love that Bee stamp and wanted to give it the space it deserves.
Please pop over to the Inspire.Create blog and check out what the Design Team have created using the sketch. While you’re there, we would LOVE you to share your makes with us too!
Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah today. If you’re new around here, every other Wednesday I share a project for the Inspire.Create.Challenges Design Team. I would LOVE you to pop over to the Inspire.Create blog and check out the other Design Team members creations, and maybe even share your own project with us too!
This time the Inspire.Create.Challenge is a very cool colour combination idea. So, we had to work with Night of Navy and Crumb cake, and then add a colour of our choice! Now, I would normally add a really bright colour to this, something like a Melon Mambo or Lovely Lipstick. But, when it came time for me to create something for this challenge, I also needed a card for my brothers birthday (and I didn’t think he would appreciate hot pink), so I added Seaside Spray for a tone on tone look
I’m loving these cute meerkats at the moment, and I think they make a really fun Birthday Card. Here they are stamped in Memento Black ink and then coloured in with a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend’s pen. The dots were hand drawn using the dark Night of Navy Blend too.
The Gangs All Meer is one of this years Sale-a-bration stamp sets, which means it is FREE with a £45 order!
The Happy Birthday sentiment is also taken from The Gangs All Meer, but the stamp is a longer sentiment. I selectively inked the stamp with Memento Ink so it simply said Happy Birthday for this card.
I would love you to pop over to Inspire.Create and I hope to see you again soon!
Oh here we go again, setting myself a challenge that I have no idea what I was thinking when I set it! I mean, Movement, what was I thinking here?! Anyway, I’ve come up with a simple but effective card that would be heaps of fun for a children’s birthday, of maybe the big kid in your life
This cute card is 4 x 4″, in Crushed Curry. I love a different sized card, and this size is great for a thinking of your note, or maybe a fun addition to a lunchbox or a suitcase.
The Bonanza Buddies stamp set is so super cute. I couldn’t resist the lovely Lion stamp, which is actually 3 stamps; one for the body and face, one for the mane and a third for his facial expression. Stamps like this are so fun as you can change the colour of each element and make him different each time.
Here the Lion’s body is stamped directly onto the card in Crushed Curry. I also stamped the body onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock to allow me to die cut his face separately. His mane is Pumpkin Pie and then is expression is in Memento Black. The Face and Mane were adhered to each other using a Dimensional, before being stuck to a concertina of card stock which gives the movement.
These are really simple to create. A strip of card stock 1 cm wide, scored at 1 cm intervals, and folded backwards and forwards.
This card is finished with a scattering of sequins from the Sale-a-bration Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequin Pack which is currently FREE with a £45 order
What some more Moving Inspiration? Pop over to the Inspire.Create blog and check out the other Design Team creations, and enter your own makes too.
Oh dear! It’s another one of those colour challenges that I wonder what I was thinking when I set it! However, I’m rather pleased with my creation in the end, so maybe it’s not all that bad!
This week’s Colour challenge is to use; Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo and Pretty Peacock.
I just love Pretty Peacock, so much that I’ve recently painted my dining room wall in a very similar colour. Here I’ve used Pretty Peacock as the card base, with tone on tone stamping to add a little something extra!
The Puffin is stamped in Early Espresso with a Flirty Flamingo beak. This cute dude is from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set, and has coordinating dies too! I bought this stamp set with Niamh in mind, but I do think I’m going to get more use out of it that I first thought!
Do pop over to Inspire.Create and check out the rest of the Design Teams creations and share your makes with us too!
Oh my goodness, I am rather pleased with this card… particularly because I whipped it up at the last minute on Monday night! You’d think I’d be a bit more organised seeing as I set the challenges, but no, at the moment I’m a last minute Annie. But, last minute is better than not at all isn’t it? I pulled the three colours of today’s colour challenge off my shelf, and the Rooted in Nature stamp set popped into my head, and very quickly this card appeared in my mind’s eye.
This week’s colour challenge is Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive, and each colour is on each one of those fabulous leaves.
I do enjoy a good ink-y technique, and this one is quick and very effective. Ombre Stamping is super easy, and all you need is your stamp, 3 ink pads and a couple of sponges. It does also help if you’ve got well ink-ed pads.
Starting with the lightest colour, load the sponge with ink and the use the sponge to add the ink to the stamp. Then work through the colours, adding each one to the stamp. Breath onto the stamp to reactive the ink before stamping. See, quick and simple, and it gives some very pretty results.
The leaves were then die cut using the coordinating Nature’s Roots dies, and popped up on the card using a few Dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler, and I did use my Stamparatus to make sure I got it straight and solid (I actually stamped it twice, which is why I’ve ended up with a bit of an inky smudge!)
Then, the card is finished with a double bow of Linen Thread and a trio of Noble Peacock Rhinestones.
Do check out the other Design Team creations over on the Inspire.Create blog and add your own makes using this week’s Colour Combination too!
This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is Fancy Folds! I LOVE a fancy fold project, and cannot wait to see what everyone creates…. particularly as I’m in a bit of a creative rut at the moment, and could really do with a fast injection of inspiration to make my Christmas Cards!
I love this Fancy Fold, it’s super simple to create and always impresses people when I gift it! I suppose it’s a sort of Z fold, and its really easy to jazz up to!
Card base; 14.8 x 21 cm, scored at 4.5 and 10.5 cm
Whisper White layers; 14.3 x 4 cm, 14.3 x 5.5 cm, and 14.3 x 10 cm
Designer Series Paper; 13.8 x 3.5 cm and 13.8 x 5 cm, plus a scrap for the inside
The Most Wonderful Time Suite is just stunning, and comes all together in one complete kit (you just need to add Card Stock and Ink!), and it makes really cute and quick cards.
I’ve also added a Stitched Oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies as a simple background for that lovely tree stamp.
I finished the card with 5 of the self adhesive stars that comes in the Most Wonderful Time suite, and a simple sentiment
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So nice to see you this week, I’m trying to get back onto the blogging horse, and am aiming for 3 blog posts a week. I managed to blog twice last week, and I’m already writing this week a bit ahead of time so fingers crossed I can drop back into a routine!
This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fun colour combination; Blushing Bride, Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy and Old Olive. I almost took a Christmas-y twist on this one, but then I spotted Bloom and Grow on my stamp shelves and went floral instead!
The floral spray is heat embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then watercoloured with Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy and Old Olive. I’ve add a background wash in Blushing Bride, the sentiment stamped in Night of Navy and a trio of Night of Navy jems from the Noble Peacock suite to finish.
All the watercolouring is done on the new Fluid 100 watercolour paper, available through Stampin’ Up! It’s SO nice, I love a bit of watercolouring and this paper is smoother than the previously stocked Watercolour Paper and so makes for such a nice finish.
Oh dear, for all my crafty mojo is returning, the time I have to craft has completely disappeared!
However, I did manage to whip this card up in a flash over the weekend, all thanks to Stampin’ Up! now offering suites under one item number, meaning that I have a stack of goodies that all match! All I needed to do was pull the matching card stock and inks and this card was made in a flash!
This card uses the Come to Gather suite from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter Catalogue. I LOVE the colours in this suite, I have a bit of an obsession with Pretty Peacock which features heavily in the Designer Series Paper… but not on this card!
This card was made for this weeks Inspire.Create.Challenge which this time is a theme, and so the Design Team have made a whole heap of cards featuring Die Cutting.
The pumpkins, stamped in Pear Pizzazz, are die cut using the coordinating dies. I LOVE that this pack of dies comes with duplicates, makes it super quick to die cut a bunch of images all at once.
Check out the rest of the Design Teams Die Cutting projects over on the Inspire.Create blog, and share your creations with us over there too!
I’ve had a few weeks off from Inspire.Create, but after a fabulous team retreat at the weekend I’ve got some of my creative mojo back, and the baby has gone to sleep early so I’ve actually got time to write a blog post!
This fortnight’s challenge is a colour one… and its a bit bright! But I can’t wait to see what everyone creates with it. Don’t forget to pop over to the Inspire.Create blog to see the rest of the Design Team’s work and to add your own projects too
I haven’t managed to craft much over the summer, and my Autumn Winter catalogue order has sat in my craft room pretty un-loved. However, I knew I wanted to dip into this new crafty stash for this weeks challenge.
Now, I know that Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape don’t sound very Christmas-y, I do LOVE a non-traditional Christmas colour palette, and I think this one works rather well!
The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley contains everything you need to create a heap of Christmas cards; stamp set and coordinating dies, heaps of Designer Series Paper, ribbon and sticker embellishments too! I’ll be working with this one all month ready for a very special class in October!
These 3 present stamps are actually one stamp, and the dies cut them out to be separate! The ribbons are then another stamp, which is how I have created these multi-coloured images. So, each set of presents was stamped 3 times; once in each colour, and then the ribbons added before die cutting. I wasn’t planning on adding all the die cuts to this one card, but the arranged themselves like this on my desk and I couldn’t resist!
What will you create with this fun colour combo? Don’t forget to share your creations over on the Inspire.Create blog!
Hey folks! It’s time for another Inspire.Create.Challenge project today, and this time we had a colour combination to work with. Now, for all I set the challenges for Inspire.Create I never seem to be organised enough to set a challenge that I can actually see a project for, and I have to admit that when this challenge appeared in my diary I did do a bit of a double take at the colours! But, it is a challenge for a reason…
So, the colour combination at work here is; Basic Gray, Mango Melody, and Pool Party… sorry girls!
I am still loving the Free as a Bird stamp set, but I realised that I hadn’t actually made a card with the single bird stamp! So, here we are. I’ve stamped it in Smoky Slate rather than Basic Gray because I’m a very bad demonstrator and my Basic Gray ink is retired Archival and so doesn’t work with Blends. But all the classic inks do.
I’m not very good with my Stampin’ Blends, but I am trying to practice, and so I’ve used Pool Party Light and Dark to attempt some colour blending on this bird. I’m happy with it, although it is pretty subtle. The beak is actually light Pumpkin Pie (because I don’t have the Mango Melody Blends… again, bad Demo!)
The Free as a Bird stamp set also comes bundled with these fabulous Nested Stitched Labels dies. They add a little extra something to every card with their unusual shape and fun stitched edge, I can’t get enough of them!
Please hop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog for more inspiration using this strange colour combination from the fabulous Design Team, you can also share your makes with us there too!