You're Inspiring Spring Card for #PCC330

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  This week we have a super fun sketch for you that will make you feel excited.  Today, is the first day of Spring so I thought it was perfect to share with you a card featuring daffodils, and my custom ink pad that I created using one of the uninked Spectrum pad. Here's my card that i created using this weeks sketch.
Here's the sketch that inspired this card.  You can visit the Paper Craft Crew's site by clicking on the sketch and play along and/or check out what all the other design team members came up with.  

I stamped the main image on a piece of whisper white cardstock and added it to the top of the card. I stamped the daffodil image from the You're Inspiring Stamp Set from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog using my custom Spectrum ink pad.  I absolutely love the spectrum pads I always have.  There's just something about creating your own custom pad that is so rewarding.  I hope that these pads stick around for a while.  It's so nice to create a custom blend for any group of colors that you adore.  I am telling you that there's nothing like having your own custom ink pad filled with your favorite color combos.
I need to order more of these so I can create a couple more color combos that I have in mind.  For this pad I wanted a transition from yellow to green.  So I used Pineapple Punch, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, and Granny Apple Green as my colors.  Each of the spectrum pads allows you to place five different ink colors in them.  So you can see how useful this could be.  The other one that I have created is my Rainbow pad where I used the 2018-2020 In Colors (Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel, and Call Me Clover.)

For my card I inked up the largest daffodil stamp in the sent using ink pad (well actually this was the only ink pad I used today).  This gave me a wonder gradient look to the stamped image.  I then added a thin strip of granny apple green cardstock just below the stamped image.  I then added a strip of the 2017-2019 In Color Paper Stack below that.  Just a reminder that if you love the 2017-2019 In colors you need to go ahead and get everything you can now, come April when the retirement list is announced they will all sell out fast.  So if you have the ink pads you need to stock up on the ink refills that way you can keep using all those wonderful colors for years.  

Here's a closer look at the stamped image at the top of my card. I wanted to let you see the wonderful beautiful images that you can get with these types of pads.

 Thank you for dropping by today, and remember that if you need any of the supplies you've seen today you can order in my online store 24/7.  If you wanted to add a little more sparkle to your card you can add a little wink of stella to the stamped image.

Happy Stampin'
Rick



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