Colour Inkspiration #07 – Cake Crazy Birthday Card in Soft Vintage!

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Welcome to another Blog Hop with the Colour Inkspiration Crew!  This challenge I chose to use a stamp set, Cake Crazy, that is typically used with bright, fun colours (see here) and tone them right down with our colour challenge combination:


I hope you will also play along!  You can join the Colour Inkspiration Challenge Group HERE.


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I incorporated all the colours into the cake layers, but focused on the Pink Pirouette for the card base.   I embossed the base with the Hexagon Embossing Folder.   Do you notice a bit of Tip Top Taupe ink in the grooves of the hexagons?   I sponged a little bit of ink directly onto the folder before embossing so it embossed and inked all at the same time.

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I wanted to go a little more vintage with this project, just for something a little bit unexpected with the Cake Crazy stamp set.  All the edges are inked lightly with the Tip Top Taupe ink and I roughed up a few edges with my scissors.   I also really love to incorporate that Vanilla Lace Trim!


And don’t forget the inside of your card (and your envelope!) to create a “whole package” card!   While you have your stamps and ink out, it’s easy to just add a few more coordinating images in the same colours to the rest of your project.

I hope you’ve enjoyed your stop here at my blog! If you live in New Zealand and don’t already have a demonstrator, I’d love to be yours!

Enjoy the rest of your hop! Your next stop is the talented and generous Rebecca Scurr!

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  1. Nicole Wilson

    love the vintage feel and the layering to this card just beautiful

  2. Bronwyn Eastley

    Love the vintage look with this set – so creative!

  3. Denita Wright

    The vintage look and details on your card are beautiful, Jacque. D x

  4. Lou Kitzelman

    I love your take on this colour combination Jacque. Love the vintage vibe.

  5. Nikki Spencer

    Lovely Jacque! The shabby details work beautifully with these colours. xx

  6. Rachel Palmieri

    Love all the layering on your card, and cake!

  7. Elizabeth Gross

    Love a vintage card! Your sponging on the hexagon folder is so delicate – just right, and I love the bold surprise on the inside.


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