Summer Shadows Colour Inkspiration Challenge Ci 137

Thank you for stopping my to visit my blog. If it’s your first time here, welcome. I was chosen as the winner of the Colour Inkspiration challenge a few weeks back and I want to thank the Colour Inkspirations team for giving me the opportunity to be a Guest Designer this week.

I must say I struggled to get going with this colour palette and had everything – ink pads, Blends, Markets – the works on my desk. Eventually, I settled on a stamp set and worked up from there.

My first thought was to go a more pastel project but as you can see, I went bold. I started off with an ink blended background in Orchid Oasis and Polished Pink.

I chose the Summer Shadows stamp set which I hadn’t use in a while. It’s good to show some love to some older sets amidst all the shiny new products we’ve got!

Using my Stamparatus, I was able to ink up the floral image in different ink colours. Adding shading using a sponge dauber is so easy with the Stamparatus as it lets you repeat the process to achieve a darker colour.

Some flowers and leaves were die cut from Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper using the Summer Shadow dies. I also added a larger die cut flower from Orchid Oasis Cardstock, tying in my brighter background. For the leaves, I blended Balmy Blue and Evening Evergreen on Basic White Cardstock and die cut the larger leaves from it. This gave me a softer green to blend with my project.

To break up all the colour I added layered White circles which made the floral image stand out against the bright background.

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Hi friend, Welcome to our Sale-A-Bration themed Blog Hop.

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What is Sale-A-Bration? It’s a Stampin’ Up! sale where you can a free product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue with every $90 you spend. This sale is usually held once a year but this is our 2nd Sale-A-Bration this year which is great because that gives YOU a chance to get some free craft products to add to your stash. There are 2 levels of freebies – some with a $90 order and others with a $180 order.

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The Summer Shadows Dies can be earned free with a $180 order. These dies complement the Shaded Summer stamp set beautifully. There are dies to cut out the stamped images as well as individual dies which are perfect for adding detail to your projects. I’ve been creating quite a lot with this set and I love how easy it is to come up with pretty designs.

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This card had several layers of leaves, including some in Silver Foil to enhance that floral bouquet. Our Silver Foil sheets come in a pack with 3 finishes – Brushed silver, matte charcoal, and mirrored charcoal – giving more choice.

I added heat embossed sentiment on black to create a contrast against the bouquet. Then those Matte Black Dots (I use them ALL the time) were added to pick up the black from the sentiment.

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Thank you for stopping by. As you see all the beautiful projects, please take a moment to leave us a comment as we love hearing from you. For more inspiration, please click on the Next Blog button to follow through to see Joni Metras’ lovely creation.

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August Card Club features the Shaded Summer stamp set. You can subscribe to get member perks, buy an individual month’s class or buy the PDF only. Closing date for August Card Club is 20th August.

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August Shaded Summer Card Club Class

How would you like the convenience of a cardmaking kit delivered to your door each month including cut cardstock, paper, ribbon and more? Create along with a full PDF tutorial to help you. My Card Club offers you with 4 cards designed for you each month.

The beautiful Shaded Summer stamp set is featured this month. Nothing like a stamp set with the word summer in it to brighten up our winter! This class also uses Soft Pastels which will be included in your goody bag along with other products.

You can purchase the Shaded Summer class by itself or subscribe to Card Club which provides a lot more benefits for you. Class can be mailed anywhere in Australia so you can enjoy the crafting experience no matter where you are.

The PDF is available for purchase to anyone around the world.

Subscribers to Card Club get a pack sent out each month
*At least $30 of products
*8 card kits (2 each of 4 designs)
*8 envelopes
*Most or all of your die-cutting
*PDF tutorials
*A card featuring the stamp or bundle of the month

Card Club Member Benefits

*FREE kits (card bases, cardstock and die cuts) to make 8 cards including envelopes
*At the end of 6 continuous months of membership, you will get to choose $35 in FREE PRODUCT.
*Receive the featured stamp set or bundle of the month at a 5% discount to catalogue price – this month it’s the Shaded Summer stamp set
*Special surprises in some packages
*You don’t need to remember to order each month as the kit gets sent to you automatically

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During Sale-A-Bration you will receive a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue for every $90 order you place (this doesn’t include your subscription payment).

The Summer Shadows Dies is a free product with a $180 purchase. (see further down for my Sale-A-Bration After Party details).

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If you wish to participate in one particular month only, you can just purchase that month’s class. However, please note that you will not be eligible for Club Perks.

Additional products are listed below for cards to be completed as per my samples. Please check the Beginner Papercrafters Kit for any basic products that you may need to complete this class.


*Shaded Summer Stamp Set
*Summer Shadows Dies (required for 1 card but can fussy cut image if you like.) This is a Sale-A-Bration product which is free with a $180 order.
*Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
*Ink Pads – Tuxedo Black and Soft Suede
*Paper Trimmer
*Paper Snips
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*Clear Blocks b,c,d and e

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Card Club members receive 5% off catalogue price on the featured Shaded Summer stamp set. This is an offer solely from me so please call or email me to place your order including any additional ink pads, adhesives, tools etc you may need.

Get a free pass to attend this fun event by completing one of the below options. Subscribers to Card Club will have your August and September class count towards the Online Class component. So you’re halfway there. That’s exciting!

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  2. Purchase 4 of my Online Classes
  3. Purchase 2 of my Online Classes plus place orders worth $150
  4. Book a party with me before 30th September with sales over $300
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