Fast & Fabulous with a touch of sadness

February 1, 2011 | 5 comments

It was time for another Color Challenge over at My Create Ink! with their Color Lab Colour Challenge #26.

This is the colours we were given this week.


After looking at the colours provided I sat down and pulled out some cardstock for each colour plus some Very Vanilla and then went about deciding on what stamp set to use.


7 different stamp sets jumped out at me (not literally of course) with ideas but so far I have only created one card using the Fast & Fabulous Level 2 Hostess set.


I’m hoping to play a little more now that all my girls are back at school for full days from today.


I received some sad news yesterday before making this card, that one of my regular Stamp-A-Stack ladies had passed away last Friday.  This card didn’t start out as a sympathy card but once I’d made the card and was just deciding on the sentiment to add, the ‘With Sympathy’ from Teeny Tiny Sentiments seemed the appropriate one. The card is now in the mail to her daughter and family.


I started out by stamping the flower outline in Basic Gray onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. Then using a Blender Pen and Bashful Blue inkpad I coloured the flowers. I’ve then gone over them in parts with Perfect Plum to give them a mottled effect.


Here’s a closer look.


I’ve layered the image onto Bashful Blue and then added some ‘retired’ Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon. This is then mounted to some Perfect Plum.


The base card is Basic Gray which has a layer of Perfect Plum and then a layer of Bashful Blue Patterns DSP.


A couple of Perfect Plum brads and the sentiment completes the card.


Stamp sets: Fast & Fabulous, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Basic Gray, Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue Patterns DSP (Subtles Pattern Stack)
Ink: Basic Gray, Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Perfect Plum brads (Subtles Pack), Small & Large Oval Punches, 3/8” Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon (retired).


Check back later for hopefully another card using this colour scheme or another weekly challenge.


Till then…..




  1. Robyn P

    Another beautiful card. What a shame that you needed it as a sympathy card rather than a happy event card. I guess that shows how versatile a good card design can be.

  2. TrishG

    What a lovely soft and pretty card. The colors work really well with those flowers. Love the layering. Great layout too.

  3. Karen G

    Oh, Nikki, it’s not nice to have to make a sympathy card but you have made a beautiful card for this sad occasion. I love the colours you have chosen, very soft.

    Karen G.

  4. Jen Timko

    Nikki – This card is really lovely! I’m so sad for you and sorry you needed this. I’m sure it was very much appreciated. Thanks for joining us for the ColorLab challenge this week.

  5. carolin wilkinson

    This is a beautiful card Nikki, I have a friend who is unwell and I think it would be perfect to send her. Love the colours and the way you have coloured the flowers….Carolin W


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