Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Birthday Blues CI#16

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Colour INKspiration is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from the South Pacific, all through Australia and New Zealand. We love to get together for these colour challenges, to inspire each other, and you, to create. We love it when you join in with our challenges to share your work and all you need is a Facebook presence. You can link in here on Facebook.

This inspiration pic is really cool, with its painted boards on the floor, sparse decor and that fabulous map. I will need a card soon for one of my older sons. He is a builder, and his hobby is nurturing bonsai, so I gathered together a few stamp sets to make this retiform panel. I've used the tools from Guy Greetings before for a number of cards. I really do know a lot of plumbers and carpenters! I thought a brief repeat appearance wouldn't hurt.

Three stamps from In This World were included. There's a door, a portion of blue-print and a key. That key looks exactly like my mother's house keys!

For a couple of other sections, I used Lovely As A Tree. My class ladies are really keen to make a card similar to this using retiform, and a Totally Techniques class is on the books for September. There is one pencilled in for September 8th at 7pm, and another a week later on 15th September at 7pm also. We love new people joining us for class, why don't you get in touch?

I think you'll see some amazing projects made with these colours. Now you are heading to Denita


Happy crafting,


  1. Great idea using the retiform technique for this board ~ Jay

  2. Brilliant masculine card, and a great way to use the elements in the In This World Set. Lovely creation Rachel

  3. Wow Rachel your card has come together so well using this technique with the colour combo ... love it!

  4. Love your retiform technique, Rachel. Unfortunately I will miss your Class in September. D xox

  5. I love all these images on your card. What a brilliant way to use these colours. And I love your card..... I would love to try this technique too.

  6. Love your retiform card it's gorgeous! Great masculine card! X

  7. Wow, what a stunning card! Im definitely going to have to try that technique!

  8. What a fabulous was to include all of your son's interests into one super personalised card. Thanks for reminding me of this technique.

  9. What an awesome guy card Rachel. I love the collage effect...Very clever and creative! xx


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