14 August 2020

Colour INKspiration Challenge #83 - Forever Fern

Hello and welcome,

It's time for another Colour INKspiration Challenge #83 and this gorgeous picture was chosen by Colour INKspiration Crew Member Nikki Spencer.

As well as the chosen colour combination for #CI83 are Bumblebee, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White and Basic Black, you may also include Crumb Cake and metallics to your project. We also allow 'Ivory' and 'Bronze' in the Stampin' Blends. If you don't have all of the colour palette, feel free to use the closest Stampin' Up! substitute (ie: Crushed Curry instead of Bumblebee you.. get the drift).

We hope you can participate this round and we look forward to seeing a variety of projects using the challenge colours. Please ensure that your project is NEW and specifically for this challenge.

#CI83 will run for almost TWO weeks and will end at 7pm (AEST) on Monday August 24th.

For my card I've used the Forever Fern Bundle and including those gorgeous Gold Hoop Embellishments. I'm just loving those Hoops so much! 

I've also used the medium Daisy Punch, punched out three times in Whisper White Cardstock, sponged Bumblebee Ink with a Sponge Dauber and added tiny dots for the center of the Daisy using the Stampin' Write Marker.

The challenge colours for the foliage remind me of the Australian Native Bush, like the Australian Wattle Tree. I've added one of the wooden leaves from the In Good Taste Elements. Giving the card a natural earthy look about it. 

Before layering all of the elements to the card, I've placed the panel of Whisper White Cardstock to the panel of Basic Black Cardstock and then adding the Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon to the two panels. Once everything was added, I've used thick Whisper White Cardstock for the card base.

The sentiment is from the Best Year Stamp Set which is from the Annual Stampin' Up! 2020 - 2021 Catalogue and can be found on page 133. I really love the two different fonts in the text.

Well I hope I've inspired you to come and join in on the #CI83 challenge. Here's the link to our Colour INKspiration Challenges Facebook Group. Not a member? All you need to do is answer the three questions and we will accept you into the group.

Hope to see you there.

Happy Crafting

Vicki Boucher 


  1. Absolutely stunning, Vicki. I am inspired to get back to CI - I have been away far too long. You've set the bar quite high!

  2. Gorgeous looking card, Vicki!

  3. Ohhh I love this!! It is a CASE card!
    We are 2 Vicki’s spelt with 2 “i’s” and a “c&k” that’s the right way 😁🤣

  4. Angie Littlewood31 August, 2020

    Love this card. I didn't manage to get hold of the Bumble Bee ink first time round, need to get it this time. Such a pretty color.