Feb 28 2018

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Colour INKspiration CI28 – Eclectic Happy Birthday

Lots of circles – stamped and die-cut –  create an Eclectic Birthday Card for Colour INKspiration #28.


Colour INKspiration Challenge

This week we have a fabulous Pinterest-inspired colour palette to work with, courtesy of the talented Kelly Kent.

I love how that, at first glance, this image appears upside down! 

The crew is kicking off with a Blog Hop this evening and it is great to have Cathy Pinchbeck join us as a guest designer. 

If you have been hoppin’ along – you will have come from the awesome Rebecca Scurr. What a beauty of a project – Awesome!

A reminder that if you are not part of the Colour INKspiration Facebook Group please do join the group. It’s a place where crafters from throughout the world can share their creativity all inspired by a Pinterest Inspired Colour Swatch.

I took some inspiration from the image itself – as well as the Colour Palette – those round bulbs caught my eye! 

Eclectic Birthday Card

Using the circle image from the Eclectic Expressions stamp set, I’ve randomly stamped all over a 10.5cmx14.8cm piece of Whisper White – the front panel of the card. Eclectic Expression is a new SaleABration stamp set which was released on 16th February. Just when you thought SAB couldn’t get any better – Stampin’ Up! introduced some new  FREE  items that you can earn. This set has some great background and abstract images. 

The stamped Whisper White cardstock was adhered to the Sweet Sugarplum card base.

Several circles, cut using the Stitched Framelits and the Layering Circle Dies, were then arranged onto the front. I tied some Bermuda Bay Ribbon (SAB) around the Vellum circle and also added a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon. 

Eclectic Birthday Card - close upThe sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede and attached to the Sweet  Sugarplum circle. The last touches were to add some Tutti-Fruitti Sequins. The Lemon Lime Twist one was a great match, and I coloured a pale blue one with the Bermuda Blends to also coordinate. And the little Glitter Expoxy Shapes add a little sparkle!

As always – I’ve decorated the inside of the card.

Eclectic Birthday Card - inside

More circle and a few lines! Hubby Roy reckoned he’d like this as a card front too!

I did have fun making this eclectic birthday card – hope you’ve enjoyed learning about it.

If you’d like to make this – or other projects – you can purchase products at my Online Store and earn the Eclectic Expressions set for FREE. Don’t forget to use the current Hostess code which you can find over there on the top right of the page.

I was lucky enough to spend the past weekend with our next Blogger – Jacque Williams – at her annual Team Stamp Camp in Rotorua. Always a great weekend with my Stampin’ Up! Family! Belle came along too and meet some of her family as there were other team members who earned the luggage reward from Stampin’ Up!

Emma Parkin-Wilson, our Demonstrator Development Manager also joined us for the weekend at camp. It was a fun and inspiration filled couple of days!

This photo contains three generations of the four uplines that sit between me and Stampin’ Up! – so there are four out of five generations of the family present!  Myself, Kristine, Rachael and Jacque. Missing is Patrice. And these five generations hold the Top Five Overall Rankings in New Zealand – what a lineage! And two of my more distant Stampin’ Up! relatives, Karen and Paula are ranked 6th and 8th! 

As an aside – I missed the last colour INKspiration Blog Hop as I was away – but I had made a project before I left – just didn’t get to post it. So here it is:

Now, it’s time to hop on over to Jacque William‘s blog and check out her gorgeous card.

Jacque Williams

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog Jackie Noble | creativeJax

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  1. Nikki Spencer

    Love the use of the circle stamp Jackie, it give a lovely bokeh effect.

  2. Jackie Aitken

    Fantastic card, Jackie! Love the vibrant, fun design and adore the layered circle cluster.

  3. Lou Kitzelman

    I love your circly gorgeousness Jackie. Such a fabulous design.

  4. Nicole Wilson

    Wow what a striking card Jackie I love the repetition of the circles it’s really nice!

  5. Julia Quinn

    Oh my, this stamp set has taken on a whole new life!! I love all those overlapped circles – it looks amazing! Thank you for the amazing inspiration!!

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