Ink & Inspiration - Let Your Colour Shine

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Melva Peters from Canada. I hope you enjoy my card featuring the You're a Peach Product Suite from the Annual Catalogue.  Our theme for this months blog hop was "Let Your Colour Shine".  I think I did that with this pretty card.  I used the Masking Tape Technique to create the bright and colourful background and then added the beautiful peaches and a sentiment.  So easy!


  1. Cut Balmy Blue cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Cut Pale Papaya cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  3. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  4. Pick up ink using about 8-10" of Masking Tape - mine was about 1" wide, but you can use any width or even varying widths from ink pads - I used Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral and Balmy Blue
  5. Trim your piece to 3 3/4" x 5" and adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  6. Stamp 3 peaches using Pale Papaya Ink on Basic White cardstock - apply a small amount of Calypso Coral to each peach using a Sponge Dauber before stamping
  7. Stamp leaves using Old Olive Ink
  8. Cut peaches and leaves out using Dies.
  9. Adhere leaves to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  10. Adhere peaches to leaves using Dimensionals.
  11. Stamp sentiment on a scrap of Basic White cardstock using Calypso Coral ink
  12. Cut out using Paper Snips.

You can check out my YouTube video for tips and tricks on making this card!  Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you're watching!

I hope that you'll check out all of the amazing projects in this blog hop:

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    1. Mel a-what a pretty card! I love the masking tape technique!

    2. Such a great technique and colour choice Melva x

    3. Love this Melva, I have never seen this technique so will definitely have to try it soon. Ann

    4. Lovely card! beautiful colour combo.

    5. Great card Melva! Another technique I had forgotten! This hop is really helpful for my technique classes! :)

    6. Hi Melva, What an awesome technique -so easy but produces a great card!

    7. Oh wow, I've never used this technique - thanks for sharing. A lovely colour combo and card :)

    8. Love the technique, Melva! Lovely card and color palette.


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