Saturday, July 8, 2023

Stamping Inkspiration Color Challenge Blog Hop

 How about a little  bit of Christmas in July? 

 I am participating in today's Stamping Inkspiration's Color Challenge Blog Hop.

The challenge was to include the colors of :

Wild Wheat | Sweet Sorbet | Pecan Pie | Cherry Cobbler | Pretty Peacock

The colors are inspired by the cover of the Hallmark 2023 Dream Book cover celebrating 50 years of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. You may see other colors and ideas from the other card makers from the inside of the catalog.
I used the Cottage Wreaths stamp set that coordinates with the Country Wreaths Dies for this card. The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler cardstock. The next layer is Cherry Cobbler cardstock and I used one of the Decorative Masks, Sweet Sorbet Ink and and my Blending Brush to put the slightest plaid design on it - it is very subtle - I hope you can see it on my photo because it adds just a nice little bit of interest to the card.

I stamped a twig wreath with Pecan Pie ink, berries with Wild Wheat ink and die cut those pieces. Using my blender brushes again, I brushed some Pretty Peacock ink on Basic White cardstock then die cut my leafy branches out, I did the same for the bow in Wild Wheat.
Behind the bow is a piece of the 3/8" Textured Ribbon in Wild Wheat that has been frayed - keeping one side intact and it naturally just curved around - it is about an inch long - and I thought it brought a nice textured element behind the bow.
I used the Exposed Brick 3D embossing folder for the Basic White Square that is matted with Wild Wheat cardstock. The Sentiment is from the Brightest Glow stamp set - so glad they carried over this set - it has some of the best Christmas Sentiments !

Now it is time to see what everyone else has created!

Nest up is Teri West!

I hope you found some inspiration with all of these talented paper crafters!

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Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Lovely card, I especially love the frayed ribbon!

  2. Wonderful wreath card, Ann. The embossed background is a nice touch too.Thank You for sharing this!💕

  3. Great card Ann, love the Wild Wheat bow x

  4. I love your creative way of using the ribbon. TFS!