Artistic Avenger

A Bit of Bitty Bits – Inkspirations #70


Are you loving this colour combination? At first, I wasn’t so sure but after working with it, I think I may have found a new favourite!

This week on the Inkspirations Challenge Blog, the challenge, should you wish to accept it, is this:

For my card, I actually used Naturals Ivory for the base as I like it’s strength and then added a Very Vanilla layer which I ran through my sewing machine with a bit of a zig zag stitch.

The central panel is Sahara Sand which I ran through my Big Shot with the Lots of Love Letterpress plate for a bit of texture and then backed it with some Perfect Plum which was punched with the Dotted Ribbon Border Punch.

The central panel is just 1 3/4″ circles that are decorated with various punches, Bitty Buttons and Itty Bitty Bits images.

I just adore these buttons and use them very often and I thought it’d be fun to highlight them on this card.  Each punched image is sponged also for a bit more of shadow and dimension. I’ll list all the punches I used below.

Like the layout? I was super inspired by the Pals Paper Arts sketch this week – so many variations!

Head on over and play along at the Inkspirations Challenge blog or just check out what the other design team members have come up with!


Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!

Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory.

Ink: Perfect Plum, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand.

Stamps: Itty Bitty Bits, I (heart) Hearts.

Accessories: Big Shot, Lots of Love Letterpress Plate, Dotted Ribbon Border Punch, Stampin’ Sponges, 1 3/4″ circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 1″ circle punch, 1 3/4″ scallop circle punch, Heart to Heart punch, Small heart punch, 5-petal Flower punch, 1/2″ circle punch, Bitty Punch Bundle, Bitty Buttons, Linen Thread, Basic Pearls.


13 thoughts on “A Bit of Bitty Bits – Inkspirations #70

  1. This is awesome!! Love the Vanilla with the Naturals Ivory (why didn’t I think of that??!!) and the details on the circles are perfect.

  2. WOW! This design is SO awesome! I love how you used the colours and how you layered the various elements and added fun details. A personal favorite, for sure!!

    Are you still entering the Artisan Award contest? I would so love to see you win that one…

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Fabulous as always, Carrie! Love the long card size and each circle’s detail. Great take on this week’s colours : )

  4. Great design and lovely colors. I’m impressed with how each circle is clearly distinctive in its contents, yet all of them work so well together.

  5. Oh I love this card, the shapes work so well to compliment each other, and the colours are gorgeous!

  6. Love the different shape of the card and the bitty bits are adorable! And there’s even a pearl on that bitty button 🙂

  7. love this card Carrie! This will be on my punch inspiration blog post tomorrow. TFS

  8. Carrie,

    I love all that you do, but his is so outside the square (OK so you used circles LOL)!

    Just love the originality – a perfectly balanced card, with extra cute details

    LOVE it! Thanks for your inspiration.

  9. This is gorgeous.. I love the soft colors and the layout.. What a great way to use the Color Challenge.

  10. STUNNING!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!!!! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  11. So cute, Carrie! I do like this combo—wasn’t sure about Blushing Bride at first but it is growing on me!

  12. Simply amazing. What a great design. I love each circle with their awesome elements. The stiching looks great and I love the embossed look of the background panel. This is gorgeous Carrie, great inspiration.
    Hope you have a wonderful week.

  13. This is cool Carrie! Love the design of your card & the interesting way you have used the colours. The circle elements with their various embellies are fantastic. 🙂

Thanks for taking the time to comment, I very much appreciate it!

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