Saturday, February 10, 2024

Stamping Inkspirations February Blog Hop Color Challenge

Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations February Blog Hop and this month we have a Color Challenge. We have been challenged to use 3-5 of the following colors: Misty Moonlight, Lemon Lolly, Soft Sea Foam, Real Red and Pretty Peacock, to create our project. Our Design Team will be sharing their ideas and projects to help inspire you to try this color challenge.
For my design, I was able to use all five colors to create my card. I wanted to create a bright and cheerful design that would be perfect for Valentine's Day. I chose to use the Bee My Valentine Bundle to create my focal design and paired it with the Perennial Postage Dies to add a little extra detail. This is the first time I have used Lemon Lolly and I must admit, I was surprised at how bright this color is. I chose to use one of the designs from the Subtles 6"x 6" Designer Series Paper for the background to add some subtle texture.
Products Used:
Bee My Valentine Bundle (item #162554)
Perennial Postage Dies (item #162607)
Subtles 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (item #161644)
Misty Moonlight Cardstock (item #153081)
Lemon Lolly Cardstock (item #161720)
Real Red Cardstock (item #102482)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Vellum Cardstock (item #101856)
Pretty Peacock Classic Ink Pad (item #150083)
Soft Sea Foam Classic Ink Pad (item #147102)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Festive Pearls (item #159963)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Misty Moonlight Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4')
Mat Layer - 2 1/4" x 3"
Basic White Cardstock
Focal Layer die cut with the Perennial Postage Dies
Bee antenna stamped and punched out with the Bee My Valentine Bundle
Lemon Lolly Cardstock
Bee body stamped and punched out with the Bee My Valentine Bundle
Vellum Cardstock
2 Wings stamped and punched out with the Bee My Valentine Bundle
Real Red Cardstock
Sentiment Label die cut with the Perennial Postage Dies
2 small hearts punched out with the Bee Builder Punch
Lemon Lolly Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
For this card, I chose to create a clean and simple design with the focus being the cute little bee. I just love the Bee My Valentine Bundle and how versatile the Bee Builder Punch is. Rather than stamp the body with Lemon Lolly Classic ink onto Basic White cardstock, I chose to use Lemon Lolly cardstock and stamp the stripes and detail with Memento Tuxedo Black ink to make it pop. For the wings, I stamped them onto Vellum cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and punched them out with the large heart from the punch to get the wing shape. For the antenna, I stamped the image onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock and used the small heart on the punch to punch it out. I then attached the antenna and wings to the back of the bee body. 
For the focal layer, I die cut the Basic White cardstock layer using the Perennial Postage Dies to add some detail to the panel. I stamped the flight trail, I stamped it at an angle with Memento ink and created the flower on the right side of the panel using Soft Sea Foam Classic ink for the stem and Pretty Peacock Classic ink stamped off once to stamp the flower. I layered the focal panel onto a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock to coordinate with the card base and provide some contrast against the Lemon Lolly Designer Series Paper background. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image with Gold embossing powder onto Real Red cardstock and die cut it with one of the dies from the Perennial Postage Dies and attached it to the bottom right corner of the panel. I also added two small Real Red hearts that I punched out using the Bee Builder Punch and added one to the body of the bee and the other just below the sentiment. For a touch of bling, I added several Gold Pearls from the Festive Pearls. Isn't this just the cutest card design? I love how it turned out and how well these colors worked together to create this design. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope this cute card design will help spark your creativity and encourage you to give this color challenge a try. There are so many wonderful possibilities to explore.
Now it's time to visit Jan's blog and see what she has created with these wonderful colors. Just click on the Next button to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy our blog hop this month.

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Tricia Butts
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  1. Cute and adorable, as the others said! A clever way to use all the colours.

  2. Love this layout, Tricia! Such a sweet card. Thanks for sharing this!💕