11 January 2020

Colour INKspiration Birthday Bash Blog Hop #70

Hello and welcome,

It’s Colour INKspiration Birthday Bash Blog Hop #70, back on 11th January 2017 this amazing group was launched on Facebook and now we are celebrating! It’s our 3rd birthday and the theme is Birthdays.

You are invited to join in the fun too! Just choose any three colours from Stampin’ Up! plus you can also use Neutrals, Metallics to help with creating your project. You can enter as many times as you like too. Now that’s worth celebrating. The challenge will run for a month until the 10th February. I hope we can inspire you with all of our blogs, to enter I’ll place a link at the bottom of the post. 

My three colours that I have choosen are Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana and Pretty Peacock. The products that I’m using are Timeless Tropical Bundle which is from the new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue for 2020. If you would like a copy of the new Catalogue and live in Australia I would be happy to give you one. Contact details are at the end of this blog post.

When I saw the Tropical Bundle in the Catalogue it was perfect for my daughter who just had her birthday yesterday, so this was perfect timing to create a birthday card for her. I just love the retro tropical imagery of the Timeless Tropical Distinktive Stamp Set and no need to fussy cut out the images as there are coordinating In The Tropics Dies.

I’ve stamped the flower images in Melon Mambo and Costal Cabana. To create the blended palm trees and one of the leaves, first stamp the image in Coastal Cabana, then with a Sponge Dauber I inked up using Pretty Peacock and lightly sponged the ink onto the stamp before stamping the image onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. The other palm tree is full strength in Pretty Peacock and the leaf is in Coastal Cabana. 

The 13 Dies in the In The Tropics Dies are just gorgeous, also included is a big pineapple, cute flowers and different types of leaves. I’ve used just some of the smaller leaves in Gold Foil and just to add a little glimmer to the card. To balance out the Gold Foil, I’ve placed a Gold Foil Embossed strip under the sentiment. It’s Embossed using the new Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. The sentiment is from the Timeless Tropical Stamp set and stamped in Pretty Peacock.

The card base is Thick Whisper White, I’ve sponged with a Sponge Dauber and Pretty Peacock Ink onto the Cardstock. The following layer which is a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, die cut out with the Stitched Rectangle Die and before layering all of the layers onto it I also sponged ink using Coastal Cabana.  I wanted to create a tropical Island and giving that floating feeling about it. 

I’ve added three Pretty Peacock Woven Threads Sequins to finish the card off and now it’s complete.

Click to join Colour INKSpiration Facebook group to partake in the challenge. All you need to do is up load a photo and if you have a blog you can link it back to your personal blog. Share with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too. Just remember to choose three colours and create a birthday card. Any questions please ask us Design Team Members and we will be happy to help.

The next demonstrator to share their birthday card with you is Jan Clothier 


If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:  

1.      Bronwyn Eastley

2.      Patrice Easton

3.      Nicole Wilson

4.      Narelle Farrugia

5.      Lou Kitzelman

6.      Jackie Noble

7.      Julia Quinn

8.      Chloe Evans

9.      Denita Wright-Smee

10.  Kelly Kent

12.   Jan Clothier

13.   Cathy Pinchbeck

14.   Leonie Stuart

15.   Nikki Spencer  

16.   Rose Packer

17.   Tanya Bell  

18.   Rebecca Scurr

19.   Monique Fielder


To purchase any of these products I’ve used today you can click on my direct links above or visit my Online Store here.

If you would like a Stampin’ Up! 2020 Mini Catalogue and Saleabration Catalogue from me please send contact details here.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Happy Crafting 

Vicki Boucher

Product List

Ink: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana and Pretty Peacock

Stamp Set: Timeless Tropical

Dies: In The Tropics and Stitched Rectangles

Embossing Folders: Coastal Weave

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White and Gold Foil

Other Stampin’ Up! Products: Sponge Daubers and Woven Threads Sequin Assortment


  1. The sponging under the rectangle panel is an amazing effect - it really does float! I love that idea! And this is my total favourite set from the New mini catalogue, so I just love love love your card! So luxurious!

  2. What wonderful layering: sponging, dimensionals, die-cuts on die-cuts - you've got it all and it adds up to gorgeous!

  3. Just gorgeous Vicki - I love the layering! And this colour combination is a definite new favourite of mine! Kelly x

    1. Thank you Kelly. There are so many beautiful colours to choose from in the Stamin' Up! Color Family.

  4. I absolutely love your colour combo choice Vicki and I'm totally going to have to CASE this card, it's beautiful. Oh and the idea of the gold foils leafs... genius!! TFS xx

    1. Thank you Chloe, I would so love to see your card and I do love the Gold Foil leaves too!

  5. Love your card Vicki, takes me a way to a tropical paradise! Adding deeper colour to the trees is a neat tip too, thanks for the inspiration.💕

    1. Your welcome Rachel, yes it's a great tip to blend the colours together on your stamp. One day I hope to visit an Island like this!

  6. This is gorgeous, Vicki, & I love your chosen colours. The added gold touches are perfect. Not sure I can resist this set much longer....

    1. Thank you Patrice. This set is beautiful to work with and the DSP is just gorgeous too!

  7. What a great colour combo. I love your sponging on the palms and the touches of gold.

  8. Beautiful card Vivki. Love your colours too xx

  9. what a gorgeous colour combination, and what a gorgeous card. Love all your textured elements and the touches of gold really add so much.

    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I do like to add lots of layers to my cards.

  10. What a striking colour combo and a beautiful card for your daughter.