Colour INKspiration CI29 – Thinking of you in monochrome!

 … just sitting here – in monochrome – thinking of you!

Monochromatic Thinking of you card featuring the Flying Home birdhouses


Colour INKspiration Challenge

Welcome to Colour INKspiration Challenge number 29and this week we have a gorgeous Pinterest inspired colour palette to work with courtesy of Bronwyn

Colour Palette: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Garden Green and Very Vanilla

The crew is kicking off with a Blog Hop this evening and it is great to have Shirley Jones join us as a guest designer. 

If you have been hoppin’ along – you will have come from my very talented friend – Jacque Williams. What a beautiful project – and a gorgeous wee subject!

Colour INKspiration Project CI29

It’s quite amazing how different a project can be – even when we have the same palette. My project is a monochromatic card – well almost!

Monochromatic Thinking of you card featuring the Flying Home birdhouses

I’ve made Very Vanilla the featured colour and done the stamping and most of the colouring in Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip.

Here are the steps:

Card BaseVery Vanilla Thick Cardstock  – A4 cut in half lengthwise then scored and folded in half to make a landscape card with the fold on the left hand side.

MatVery Vanilla Cardstock – 14.3cm x 10cm – The word image from By the Tide (retired) was stamped in Crumb Cake as a background. 

OvalVery Vanilla Thick cardstock – started as ~10.5cm x 8cm  The main image is from Flying Home.

Before stamping the image, wipe cardstock with your Embossing Buddy, ink the stamp first in Versamark, then in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink. THEN stamp onto the Very Vanilla thick cardstock, sprinkle with Clear Embossing powder and heat emboss with the Heat Tool.

On the Big Shot, cut out the image Shot with the largest Layering Oval die.

Colour most of the image with the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Blends. Add touches of Blushing Bride and Garden Green with the Stampin’ Write Markers.

Attach the image to the card front with dimensionals.

Monochromatic Thinking of you card featuring the Flying Home birdhouses Can you find the hint of Blushing Bride and Garden Green that I added with the markers?

Banner – Very Vanilla 0.8cm x 8cm – stamp sentiment from Sitting Here in Crumb Cake, flag the ends and pop up on dimensionals

Monochromatic Thinking of you card featuring the Flying Home birdhouses

Inside of card –  Colour only the part of the image you wish to stamp on the inside of the card using the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker. Stamp onto card inside.


I chose the background stamp from By the Tide which was happily sitting in my stamp cupboard, and it wasn’t until writing up my post that I realised this set has retired.

I try not to use retired stamps in my posts – not because I don’t love them and use them in my own projects – but because if you don’t have it and you fall in love with that retired set, you may not be easily able to lay your hands on it!  Somehow I’d missed this set in my last reshuffle and it hadn’t been transferred to my retired-but-love-it-so-much-I-can’t-part-with-it cupboard!

Here’s a redone version using the background stamp from Best Birds

Monochromatic Thinking of you card featuring the Flying Home birdhouses

As in the original card- the background image is stamped in Crumb Cake. You can’t see too much of the stamp in this card – it’s just to add an e=lent of “texture”

If you’d like to see what that background stamp looks like copper embossed – check out this post – Copper Embossed Love & Sympathy Card – which I did for CASEing the Catty (CTC84) almost two years ago!


A reminder that if you are not part of the Colour INKspiration Facebook Group please do join the group. It’s a place where crafters from throughout the world can share their creativity all inspired by a Pinterest Inspired Colour Swatch.

I’m the last on the Blog Hop today – but you can hop on over to the very talented Kelly Kent at the beginning of the hop and make sure you’ve seen everyone’s INKspirational projects!

Kelly Kent

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog Jackie Noble | creativeJax


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    • Monique on March 27, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Love your “almost” monochromatic card! Love the background behind the oval, I think it makes the card.

  1. Wow – stunning way to show off crumb cake! I love the background stamping behind the oval – that is a stunning look! Great teeny tiny bits of extra colour too!

  2. Monochrome cards are always striking, and this one is certainly that. I love how the blends look in the light and dark crumb cake. …. and my cupboard of can’t-part-with-you-stamps is full too! Just need more time to play with them all.

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