Thursday 5 October 2017

Creating Kindness Blog Hop ~ Color Inspiration

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Creating Kindness Design Team blog hop! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator who loves to share projects and ideas. If you have been hopping along, you would have arrived here via Maria Willis. She is one of the kindest people I know. As well, she is an inspiration to many! I hope that you enjoy today's colourful card, as well as all of the other projects in this hop. Make sure to click on the next button at the end of today's post so that you don't miss out on the amazing projects to be shared today!  

Today's hop is all about colour! The colours from the Stampin' Up! rainbow that I chose to utilize today are Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach, and Lemon Lime Twist! These colours are bright and fun! As well, they complement each other beautifully.

There is colour inspiration all around us. I chose to look to the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (DSP) when choosing my colour combo for today's card. I pulled just three colours from this paper pack. All of the colours in this DSP are listed on page 188 of the Stampin' Up! catalogue. The Stampin' Up! catalogue is a great resource when looking for crafty ideas and inspiration. Check out this colourful pack of paper below! Again, I didn't actually use this DSP on my project today. I simply used it for inspiration. It definitely took the brain-work out of the crafting equation.  

Now back to my card... Are you curious as to how I created that colourful, spattered background? Well it was created using a technique called "Ink Lifting". I have a full video tutorial to share with you today that showcases this technique. I hope you enjoy!

Today's blog hop is also a video hop. In order to view all of today's video tutorials, click on the YouTube icon below. Once you are on my YouTube channel, you can then view the video description area where all of the video links for today's hop are posted in one place! I hope that you get a chance to watch them all! You won't regret it!

So what did you think of today's tutorial? I hope it inspires you to look for colour combos in all sorts of places! Maybe you will even try some "Ink Lifting"? Next up in the hop is Cheryll Miller from Australia! I can't wait to see her vibrant project! Click on the next button below so that you don't miss out!

Thank you so very much for joining me today! I am always overjoyed to have you! If you have any questions in regards to today's project feel free to message me, or leave a comment below! As well, if you are from Canada and you are interested in purchasing products from my Stampin' Up! online store just click on the "Shop" icon below!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖


  1. Amazing, Carolynn! I love your happy color choices. Well done!

  2. Gorgeous colour combo Carolynn. And that splatter effect makes for a fabulous texture effect on an outstanding card!

  3. Such a great card Carolynn and I think that's the best video you've ever made! Great job!

  4. Love those fresh and bright colors

  5. Oh I love the pop of black over the bright colours & the spritzed background! xx

  6. Totally gorgeous card Carolynn - those colours blend so well together. I really must try this technique! Kelly x

  7. I love the sponge brayers and this technique! The black card really makes the bright colours pop even more. Great job Carolynn

  8. This is such a pretty card. Love the bright colors.