Hello again! Welcome back to another Colour INKspiration challenge. This week (#CI113) is a gorgeous, fun colour combo of Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Basic White, Basic Black and Gold – perfect for a non-traditional Christmas card.

INKspired to join the challenge? It’s so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. 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 Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration 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.


I started with a card base of Basic Black. On a card front of Basic White, I sponged Pale Papaya and Polished Pink with my blending brushes. Once dry, I stamped some christmas tree images in Memento Black ink. This piece was then adhered to a slightly larger mat of Basic White.

On a strip of Basic Black, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment with Versamark and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The edge was torn for some texture, and I then mounted this on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The card was finished off with a bow of Gold Twine and some Clear Wink Of Stella on the christmas tree images.

Thank you for popping in to have a look at my creation. Don’t forget to pop over to Colour INKspiration to take part in #CI113 too.

‘Til next time x