Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Colour INKspiration #46 - First Frost

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to this fortnight’s Colour INKspiration Challenge #46. You are currently visiting Jackie Aitken in Western Australia. If you are following the Colour INKspiration Blog Hop, you may have arrived here having visited the super talented Nikki Spencer, with her stunning Christmas Card.

Stampin' Up! ® has just had a major colour revamp so to start off the new catalogue year at Colour INKspiration we've decided to feature a Colour Collection for the first challenge each month (2nd Wednesday) until we have showcased them all! The second challenge in the month (4th Wednesday) will be a Pinterest inspired pic as per usual just to mix it up a bit. 

Nicole has chosen the most stunning Pinterest inspired photo which features this delightful colour combination - Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, Lovely Lipstick, Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green.

Can you believe this is the first card I have created in many many weeks, which for me is a first - i normally create a card every other day. I feel as if I have been cheating on my love for all things papercraft as I learn the art of soap making. 

To crank the creative juices, I decided to start with my favourite stamp set - First Frost and my go to DSP, the striped Lovely Lipstick from the In Colour 6"x 6" Paper Pack.

Stampin' Up!, Colour INKspiration Blog Challenge, First Frost Stamp Set, 2018-2020 In Colour DSP,

I started by stamping the Whisper White card front with the Congratulations sentiment in Smoky Slate (I wish I had silver heat embossed the sentiments, having added the Silver Foil as last minute decisions, this is what happens when you design with no plan)

A strip of Silver Foil card has been added to the diagonally cut piece of DSP before adhering to the card front with Tombow. 

The floral images have been stamped using all five challenge colours and adhered to the circular die cuts with a mixture of Tombow and Mini Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up!, Colour INKspiration Blog Challenge, First Frost Stamp Set, 2018-2020 In Colour DSP,

The card front was then mounted to the Whisper White card base with a sheet of white fun foam as this one is being posted, and this prevents any squishing of layers by the not so careful Post system. To finish the card, a few rhinestones have been added to the floral cluster.

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.

Up next in the Colour INKspiration Blog Hop is the lovely Leonie Stuart with her gorgeous creation - Enjoy xx

Thanks so much for stopping by today, until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty


  1. So glad to see you have popped back into your awesome craft room and are creating again xox love this card

  2. The diagonal feature in the background - stunning way to feature this gorgeous bunch of flowers!! And the white space with the greeting is wonderful.


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