CIC 482 | Rise and Grind | Red, Orange, Yellow

Today is the start of our new Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. This time around we have a colour palette to play with. We want to see your projects that focus on using red, orange and yellow.

For my card I started by stamping the coffee cup from Unity’s Spring To Go. I then masked it off and stamped one if the circle stamps from Gina K’s Wreath Builder stamp set. I stamped it twice, once towards the top of the image using Catherine Pooler’s Tutti Frutti ink, and again towards the bottom with Limoncello ink.

Next I cut down my mask to cover just the sleeve and flower portion, and used a combination of post-it tape and washi tape to mask around the edges of the mug. I then ink blended the mug with Limoncello, Tiki Torch and Tutti Frutti inks to create a gradient from red to yellow.

I removed my masks and completed the colouring on my image with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers. I then finished the card by black heat embossing a sentiment from Stamplorations’ Rise and Grind.

I feel like I managed to make a quite summery feeling card with these Autumnal colours! I’m really pleased with how the coffee cup turned out, anyway. I really like how the ink blending looks and it pulls in the colours perfectly. I hope this inspired you to come and join in with our challenge. If you’d like more inspiration you can find the other design team members’ makes on their blogs at the links below.


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

AAA Cards – Maxi White Space

CAS On Sunday – One Layer

Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop – Anything Caffeinated Goes

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge – Red, Orange, Yellow

Digi Choosday – Anything Goes

Inkspirational Challenge – One Layer Card

Moving Along With The Times – Rich Autumn Colours

MFT Sketch Challenge – Sketch

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes


Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)






31 thoughts on “CIC 482 | Rise and Grind | Red, Orange, Yellow

  1. Wow… what beautiful coloring and detail to create such a clean looking card! Thanks for joining us again at Inkspirational… we always love seeing your beautiful creations!
    – Shauna

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