Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Colour INKspiration Challenge #32

Good Day Crafty Friends,

Hope you are having a fabulous day. Welcome to the Colour INKspiration Challenge Blog Hop. You are visiting Jackie Aitken, in Western Australia. If you are following the Hop, you may have arrived here from my lovely and super talented friend, Nicole Wilson. Wasn't her creation just stunning! Be sure to follow the Hop all the way through, the Design Team have created some absolute beauties to inspire your creativity.


This weeks, colour combo is simply YUM! Night of Navy, White, Gold and Pink Pirouette. Actually, anything with Pink Pirouette, in my mind, is always YUMMY.

I love all these colours individually. Normally colours I like by themselves do not make fabulous combinations. However, don’t you think this one is a stunner! 
My card today uses a few new products from the new Annual Catalogue which are not available until 1st of June - The Subtle Embossing Folder, Darling Label Punch, Pearlized Doilies, the ever so sweet Share What You Love Artisan Pearls and the gorgeous Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.


The new Subtle Embossing Folder is just that, very subtle. I really like it. Perfect for CAS cards that need that teeny bit of texture without being overbearing. It has an almost linen appearance, and looks lovely teamed with wooden elements such as the Wood Textures DSP.
The Pearlized Doillies have two different finishes on each side - one is pearlized, the other white. I have used the white side as it looked better with the ribbon.
I fiddle with my card layouts until I am happy.  When using a central focal point such as a cluster of elements, try adjusting the position for totally different looks eg lower right, centre, top right.
I often work backwards lol Let Me Explain - I start with the card front elements first and work my way back in layers. Often the card base and bottom matt layers are the last thing decided upon.
When working with lots of fiddly die cuts,  I use a piece of Press n Seal and place it over the top of my layout. I then flip it over, adhere glue to the backs of the die cuts, flip it back over and press in place, the die cuts stick to your card and the Press n Seal just peels away.

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. You can also use neutrals such as white, black, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Metallics. 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.

 Next up in the Blog Hop is my beautiful and creative friend, Lou Kitzelman in tropical Nambour, Queensland. Enjoy!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, until next time



  1. Lovely as always Jackie - I love that you've just used those flowers from Jar of Love - it shows what a versatile set it is

  2. The combination of the subtle folder and the spotty ribbon is fabulous! What a great way to show off all your new goodies!! woohoo. Love it all. I agree, this colour combination is just wonderful.

  3. Oh I need that embossing folder! Subtle but superb - especially when used by your creative hands. Another stunner!

  4. OMGoodness Jackie. I adore how you have grouped your elements created from your new and carryover products. The subtle background is perfection and your description of it is perfect.

  5. Just divine .. as always. Love all the layers of die cuts with the doily.

  6. Oh you enabler! Those new products are divine! That embossing folder!!! Love everything you do Jackie! Kelly x


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