Artistic Avenger

The Best of Wishes – Inkspirations #76


Today is the start of another wonderful Inkspirations challenge! This week it is a colour combination that has us challenged and I vowed to use it to make another wedding card. Maybe not a traditional wedding combination but in the end it worked out just fine! Here are the challenge colours:

For the base of my card, I used the Peach Parfait and I made a vertical panel of Peach Parfait which I textured and then layered some Poppy Parade Dotted Scallop ribbon punched cardstock to the top and bottom.

I added a large scallop circle cut in Baja Breeze using the Scallop Circle #2 die and punched holes in each scallop. I then layered on a 2 1/2″ circle of watercolour paper on which I stamped the sentiment from Sincere Salutations and an image from Faith in Nature (a NEW hostess set).

I watercoloured the flower with the challenge colours and then stamped another flower and a leaf on some scrap, cut them out and adhered them with dimensionals. A little tip – when you cut out images, sometimes there are white outlines you may not want. I sponge the edges with Basic Black ink to give a full black line around the image.

For a little extra flair, I added some pearls under the sentiment and also a piece of NEW designer paper, Just Add Cake.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to play at Inkspirations this week. If you need a little extra inspiration, please check out what the rest of the design team did for this challenge!


Products used on this project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!

Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Baja Breeze, Watercolour Paper, Poppy Parade.

Ink: Peach Parfait, Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Jet Black StazOn.

Stamps: Faith in Nature, Sincere Salutations.

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circles #2 die, 2 1/2″ circle punch, Just Add Cake designer paper, aquapainter, pearls, Dotted Ribbon Border Punch.


14 thoughts on “The Best of Wishes – Inkspirations #76

  1. I love your coloring on this set! It is my first “must-have” hostess set. Cutting out the second flower is brilliant! Super card!

  2. Your work is really beautiful and inspiring. I really love your style and design .. not only on this card but on all your projects. Thank you for you inspiration. You are awesome and even though you only posted one AA entry … you should have won! 🙂 Dont give up

  3. This is one of the most beautiful cards I have seen in quite some pretty….you have a great eye.thanks for sharing.

  4. This is REALLY lovely – not my typical favourite colours, but I LOVE how they work on this card!! TFS 🙂

  5. gorgeous, Carrie! Love the cut out flowers!

  6. Great use of this week’s colours and that wonderful set. Love the embossed panel and touch of pearls under the sentiment.

  7. carrie, you are one talented chick. u rock.

  8. Beautiful card! Love the color combo and the coloring tech used. TFS!

  9. Gorgeous….I am thinking I should have gotten this set, it lends itself so well to watercoloring!

  10. Beautiful card. Love the way you combined the colors on your card. TFS

  11. Gorgeous Carrie! Love the pretty watercoloured images & the awesome peach on peach layering. Great wedding card. 🙂

  12. Hey, look at that: we used the same hostess set, same colour combo, but wound up with two completely different cards! Gotta love the versatility of stamps!

  13. Just stunning Carrie! That new stamp set looks to be just gorgeous! Love the script on the flowers too. Thanks for your inspiration this week! Love Keesh x

  14. amazing colors, texture and detail. Love it!!

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