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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #63 - Stampin' Up! I Like You - Thank You Card

Crisp Cantaloupe #1


For this card, I was inspired by the 'Distress Ink' look and the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Instead of the second banner, I chose a heart shaped Crisp Cantaloupe element stamped with one of the flowers from 'I Like You'.

To get my "Distress Ink" feature panel, I inked up my acrylic block with Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana. I then spritzed it with water so that little beads formed over the block. I then stamped my Whisper White card stock (punched into a tag shape with the Scalloped Tag Punch), blotted the excess ink and then let it dry. I flicked water droplets onto my tag to get some lovely mottled effects and then I stamped the same flower stamp that I used on my heart onto the edges of the tag. 

I love how the tag ended up - the colours blend beautifully and the random effect of water reacts so well with the inks and card stock. LOVE IT!

My Crisp Cantaloupe sequins that I ordered haven't turned up just yet, so I used some random cantaloupe-coloured sequins that were sitting in my 'bits & bobs' jar. 

Hope you like my card!

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Alison xx

Materials used:
Stamps - I Like You (New Hostess Set)
Ink - Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Versamark
Cardstock - Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Sweet Sorbet DSP (for background mat layer)
Accessories - Sequins, Pistachio Pudding Ruffled Stretch Trim (retired), Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Bakers Twine, Wooden Elements Embellishments
Tools - Scalloped Tag Punch, Glue Dots, Heart Punch, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL


  1. Your distressed background is very pretty! I love that you added a heart and a banner sentiment. Fun take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. I love how you created your tag, Alison - I must try that for myself. Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. How gorgeous is your tag Alison? I love the lovely soft effect you've created and it's set of perfectly with all that white space. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  4. This is a stunning card and the technique is awesome! Congratulations!

  5. Allison, your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the inking and tag design! The ribbon and twines are lovely touches!

  6. Congrats on your win, Sistah! Loving these soft colors.

  7. Congrats on your win, Allison! I love the distressed inks on your tag! It is such a beautiful card! XX


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Alison xx