Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Colour INKspiration CI#17 Blog Hop - Beachy Little Christmas

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to the Colour INKspiration #17 Blog Hop. You are visiting Jackie.  If you are following the blog hop, you would have arrived here from the amazingly talented Bronwyn Eastley. How fantastic is her gorgeous card!

I am so super excited to be taking part in this blog hop as Guest Designer with the talented Colour INKspiration Crew.  Tanya has chosen this weeks inspirational image and stunning colour combination of Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist and Tempting Turquoise.

Don't you just love those colours!!  Such a bright and fun colour combination. It instantly made me think of summer - sun loungers, beach towels, beach umbrella's and music festivals. Fun, Fun, Fun! So with that in mind I decided to create a beach themed Christmas card. This is what I came up with, Santa on Boxing Day at the Beach. Watch your toe's, Santa!

stampin up, beachy christmas card, fancy fold, santa suit bundle

I have created a card in a box with the front and side flaps removed. The front of the box has an additional panel  added to create an underwater scene. The panel has an acetate window and was created using the shells and crab images from the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set. They, along with the Palm Trees and Beach Huts, were watercoloured using the fun challenge colours. 

stampin up, beach christmas card, santa suit bundle, fancy fold

The seaweed are die cuts made using the Eclectic Layering Thinlits. A layer of vellum was cut using the scallop edge thinlit in the Colourful Seasons bundle. The Pool Party background has been embossed using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

The Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise waves inside the card, have also been cut using the scalloped edged Thinlit from Colourful Seasons. Santa was stamped in Black Momento and Flirty Flamingo inks and then cut on a slight angle.  The bottom half has been placed under the window sheet on the front panel and the top half has been adhered to the back of the front panel.

A few rhinestone jewels have been added to the Beach Shack door handles and a couple tucked into the sand in the window panel. I used the sentiment "Happy Holidays" from the Fesitve Phrases stamp set ( its the one the Elf is holding, I have cut away the Elf parts carefully and used them to hold the greeting on the back of the card) See Below

INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by hopping around to see what all of the Colour INKspiration Crew have to show you. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. Not a member of the Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Hope you join us and play along.  Up next in the blog hop is the super talented Nikki Spencer and her stunning creation. Enjoy!

Thanks so much for visiting, until next time, stay awesome


  1. You've created an amusing scene with Santa, Jackie. Inspirational!

  2. Hi, may I say just how amazing this project is (I really cant call it a card!). Brilliant work!! Liz x

  3. Omw this is amazing!!! Love, love, love it! Xx

  4. Fabulous project. So creative and beautifully made.

  5. Perfect card for those of us in Houston or Florida to send this Christmas

  6. I've already told you how much I LOVE this card. Just makes me smile every time I look at it. Thanks for joining in as Guest Designer and new Crew Member. Wooohoo!

  7. WELCOME Jackie! I cannot begin to tell you just how amazing this card is!!!! I LOVE it!!!!

  8. Congrats on a becoming a new member of our design team Jackie. This card is all the proof we need that you are such a welcome and deserving addition. This is a true work of art. Every time I look at it I see some other detail. Very cool.

  9. Welcome to the team! What an amazing work of art. Your card is a true feat of paper engineering and artistry. What a great way to show off these gorgeous colours.


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