Wednesday 10 January 2018

Colour Inkspiration 25 - Guest Designer

Welcome to the bloghop for Challenge 25 of Colour Inkspiration. I'm feeling very excited at being the Guest Designer this time around and I hope you'll find the time to play along with us this fortnight.

Colour Inkspiration is a Facebook challenge group that offers a new colour challenge on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. You can find the page for this group here.

The challenges are always beautiful combinations and this one is no exception: so fresh and vibrant!

I knew right away what I wanted to do with these delicious colours. I wanted to make an album card for a special birthday.

I'd stored away on Pinterest a design for a fold-up scrapbook album that I thought would scale down to make a special birthday card. The design and instructions, by Canadian demonstrator Tamara Bertram, are here. I've scaled it down by cutting one piece of 12x12 DSP into 4 6x6 squares. 

So, folded up, it looks like this.

Untied and opened, it's like this.

I've added in some pictures of the family to fit the occasion and more DSP but you could also add in extra messages, if it was an occasion where lots of people wanted to leave a message.

Here's a look into each quadrant.

And, a place to write...

I had such a lot of fun making this and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I can see myself making more of these and in different sizes, too.

I'm looking forward to seeing what amazing things other people make with this wonderful set of colours.

Next up on the  hop is the wonderful Nikki Spencer.

All products used in this project are Stampin' Up and all current items are available for purchase through my on-line store. Just click the SHOP NOW button in the side-bar.

Card: Floral Boutique DSP (retired), Fresh Floral DSP, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Lemon-Lime Twist
Stamps: Happy Birthday, Gorgeous, Floral Phrases, Petal Palette
Inks: Night of Navy, Lemon-Lime Twist
Other: Layering Circle framelits, Stitched shape framelits, white organza ribbon


  1. What a gorgeous project Jan! I'm sure your effort was appreciated, and it will be treasured.

  2. That is a beautiful project Jan, I would love to know how you created it all, it would be perfect for my daughters 40th birthday card ❤️❤️

    1. Brenda, there is a link the blog to the place where I found the larger version. The instructions on making it are just the same but start with 6x6 squares, not 12x12 as the tutorial shows. I would say that you have to be really, really precise on the folding.

  3. Amazing, Jan! This is a fabulous work of art & I have no doubt your intended recipient is thrilled to receive it. Just gorgeous! x

  4. What a brilliant and thoughtful and personalised gift. Such a brilliant way to show off these colours.

  5. Oh wow Jan! That is an amazing project!!!! Love it!

  6. Congrats on being our Guest Designer Jan. This is such a special keepsake card. I adore it!

  7. Welcome to the crew as guest DT, Jan. Your project certainly has that wow factor - so fresh and lovely.

  8. Wow, Jan, this is absolutely fabulous. Such a stunning creation and way to use the challenge colours. Congrats on being Guest Designer, you did an amazing job. Looking forward to seeing your future CI projects