CMCC #78 The Beautiful Real Red

Happy Wednesday to everyone,

It is time for Colour Me Card Challenge and this week’s colour is Real Red, my very first contribution as part of the Design Team.  Just one truly beautiful color and my intent is to bring out the real red from the mellow, neutral images and background.

For the Colour Me Challenges, get crafty and use the colour for any craft like greeting cards, 3D projects, scrapbooking, digital or traditional crafts, costumes, etc.  Only the colours indicated on the challenge may be used but neutrals such as black, grey, white, vanilla, skin colours and kraft are also acceptable.

Here is my creation,

Step by step instructions

  1. Stamp squirrel using Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Premium Dye Ink - Walnut on Kraft paper.
  2. Mask squirrel with Post-It and stamp the logs, with additional masking required for the log.
  3. Stamp small mushrooms and mask them with Post-It before stamping the larger mushroom.
  4. Stamp small patches of grass.
  5. Color with Copic Markers.
  6. Color the white with white gel pen.
  7. Stamp sentiment.
  8. Layer a ribbon over Kraft paper, with its ends adhered to the back.
  9. Use a small piece of twine and tie a knot on the ribbon.
  10. Attach Kraft paper over a red cardstock using double sided tape.
  11. Attach the whole design to the card base using double sided tape.

More inspiration from the rest of the Design Team members?  Check it out,

Antonia Speelman

Bhavana Kesarkar

Brenda Hofstatter

Hayley Kew

Jinny Newlin

Julia Wilson

Kim Heggins‏


Tara Bourgoin

Valentyna Komisarenko‏

Here’s a closer look at the stamp set by Mama Elephant,

Tools and Supplies


  1. zedsquaredcrafts says:

    Ren, I am just so excited to see your creations each week. I can’t wait to be inspired by you! I am a true fan of yours and am so excited to craft alongside you each week. Your card this week is truly outstanding. The red really works and pops from the scene :)

    • Ink A Paper says:

      Julia, likewise, I love your clean cut designs and love your videos. It’s a pleasure for me to craft together with you weekly with CMCC. Such joy! :)

    • Ink A Paper says:

      Thanks Jinny…get the set, they are all so adorable! I am so glad to be crafting with you for Colour Me! Love your creations!

  2. ottawamom says:

    What a sweet scene you’ve created!! Love it and I’m so happy to be working on the same DT with you at Colour Me…!

    • Ink A Paper says:

      Hi Hayley, thank you for your compliments. :) It’s an honor to be part of your DT and be able to create together with you and the rest of the team! :)

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