2 great people… 1 great life…

I’ve been dying to use those two stamps from the Something to Say stamp set. So when I was asked to make a wedding card this week, I jumped at the chance. I just love those two stamps and what they say…. it brings up all kinds of visuals for me about the future.


With the any three colours challenge over at Can You Case it? CYCI#111 this week, it set the scene for this simple but elegant wedding card.


Rose Packer Creative Roses Bloomin' Heart Wedding

I really do like the Bloomin’ Heart die, it’s so great for weddings. The gold foil is very sparkly but when used in the background like this, it tones it down to a more stylish appearance.

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Hello water colouring

Water colour style backgrounds have been splashed in various projects all over social media in recent months. I love what they look like and I like some of the effects that have been created. The thing I’ve noticed about water colouring is how, generally, you get different effects every time you create. Very rarely do you see the exact same background twice.

I wanted to try it again. It has been such a long time since I picked up my Aqua painters or blender pens for that matter, I must admit I was a little nervous. I played and practised a little to get into the swing of it and a couple of tries in I was feeling much more confident. It’s a bit like putting on your favourite slippers for the first time after the summer.

Here is my card.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Party Pop Up thinlit water colouring

I created the water colour wash background using aqua painters and some Bermuda Bay reinker. I diluted the ink until I was happy with the shade and just painted away on some Shimmery White cardstock. The thickness of the shimmery cardstock holds up under the volume of water in this technique. It also adds a lovely shimmer to your project. I added some extra splashes of Bermuda Bay in a darker shade for some depth of colour.

Off the back of my last post, I revisited my Part Pop-Up thinlit dies and featured the Happy Birthday one as a decorative element on my card front. Loving the versatility with these dies.

Finished off with some washi tape, metalic foil doilies and a touch of Gold dazzling details for the flames. I must admit, I’m a little hooked now. I’m sure you’ll be seeing more watercolouring coming up again soon.


CYCI110-232x300The colour combination used here is the current challenge over at The Colour Tree Challenges TCTC#9 and the design is my take on the current sketch challenge over at Can You Case It? CYCI#110 – two of my favourite creative challenge teams to play along with. Hope they like my entry this week!


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Update – 15 March: So pleased my creation was chosen as a top pick over at Can You Case It? Challenge #110 this week. Here is what Rochelle had to say:  A modern take on this weeks sketch. Love the bright watercolour wash background and then the bold black ‘Happy Birthday’ in front. Really makes it stand out!
Thanks heaps team!


What I used to the make this:

Party time…

I love just about everything in the It’s My Party suite in the Ocassions catalogue. Well coordinated products make it so easy to produce great projects. Everything about this suite is awesome from the stamp designs and accessories right down to the colour combination used.

I had some time to play with my new Party Pop-Up thinlit dies last week. How much fun are they? You can use them flat to dress up the front of your card or create a 3D pop-up on the inside.

Here is my first play with the Happy Birthday die. The cover uses stamps from the Party with Cake set.


Inside, I used the cleverly created die for the 3D pop-up effect. With some of that yummy It’s My Party Designer Series paper in the background, it pops rights out.


To finished, I topped it off with some balloons and washi tape. The best part about this set is you can buy the stamps and dies in a bundle, saving you 15%. Check out the suite here.

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