Ink and Inspiration - April 2022 - Colour Challenge

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Melva Peters from Canada. 

For our hop this month, we were challenged to create a card using Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Misty Moonlight, Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride - or at least some of these colours.  I think I managed to get all of the colours in my card featuring the Stampin' Up! Cactus Cuties Stamp Set.

Check out my card - I've used masking to create the 3D look to the card where one of the plants is behinde the other!


  1. Cut Rich Razzleberry card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Blushing Bride card stock 4" x 5 1/4".
  3. Cut Basic White card stock 3 3/4" x 5"
  4. Use Decorative Mask to add pattern to Basic White card stock using Blushing Bride ink and Blending Brush.
  5. Stamp cactus in Pear Pizzazz ink
  6. Stamp pot in Bermuda Bay Ink.
  7. Stamp cactus and pot on post it notes and cut out to create masks.
  8. Apply masks to stamped images
  9. Stamp cactus slightly higher and to the left of the first cactus in Pear Pizzazz ink
  10. Stamp pot using Misty Moonlight ink
  11. Remove masks
  12. Stamp sentiment using Rich Razzleberry ink.
  13. Adhere to Blushing Bride card stock
  14. Adhere to card base.
  15. Adhere Pastel Pearls.
  16. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4".
  17. Stamp Cactus in Pear Pizzazz ink (stamped off) and pot in Bermuda Bay ink (stamped off) in bottom right corner.
  18. Adhere to card base.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the amazing cards in our Blog Hop!

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I hope we have inspired you!

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  1. Cute card, love how you used the challenge colours! Ann

  2. That's such a cute card - really like the background you've created. And, a great way to incorporate the colours.

  3. Great card Melva, love the background stenciling x

  4. Very cute card. I really like the use of the mask for the background.

  5. Perfect colours for the cactus set - love that masking!

  6. Pretty card. Love the stenciled background.

  7. Cute card. Love the stenciled background.


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