Colour INKspiration – CI21

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Welcome to Colour INKspiration for this fortnight, whether you have joined me from Jackie Aitken or starting off here with me, the team has some great inspiration using a fun colour combination.

Here is the colour combination for this challenge:

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Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron.

Don’t you just love these colours? They scream fun and bright and cheerful to me…. So that’s what I aimed to create with my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Cool Treats, Frozen Treats Framelits

I went for a stamp set I haven’t used to waaaaay to long – the gorgeous Cool Treats and the coordinating framelit Frozen Treats. I thought this set just seemed to fit nicely with this colour combination…. and was fun… and bright… and cheerful!

I started by creating the inner panel first, starting with the yummy bowl of gelati… I can just feel summer coming, can you? I decided to layer this with Soft Sky cardstock and use some Soft Sky ribbon. I wanted to add some interest to the background, so I stamped some sprinkles in the different colours.

Once I finished my main elements there, I create the background on the cardbase. I decided on my sentiment first and masked off the bottom third and stamped ice-creams around the edge in coordinating colours to match my gelati.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Cool Treats, Frozen Treats Framelits

I just love all the little details in the Frozen Treats framelits, like this cute little spoon!

For more inspiration, head on over the amazing Jacque Williams.

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Once you have finished hoping through, see where your creative muse takes you with these colours. Load your creation to our Facebook Challenge group by 7pm, Monday 20th November.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI18

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Another fortnight has flown past, but thankfully here in Melbourne, we are starting to see some sunshine and most importantly… there is warmth in the air! Yay!!

Welcome to you all joining me on this blog hop. If you are starting here or if you have joined me from Jackie, you are in for some awesomeness this hop. We have a great selection of colours, check them out.

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Sweet Sugarplum, Powder Pink, Sahara Sand and Basic Grey. We decided to add in a green too – anyone that we liked. I went for Lemon Lime Twist.

Here is my card….

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic, Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Today, I decided to have a play with embossing on one of the Naturally Eclectic card overlays. Oh notice that yummy sunshine in the background there?!

I used an emboss-only die from the Eclectic Layers thinlit die set and embossed three leaf images directly onto the printed acetate overlay. The acetate overlays have protective films on both sides to protect from finger prints. I kept these on while embossing, only removing them once ready to adhere it.

What I found after embossing was that the acetate liked to curl. So I gentled curled them with my fingers back the other way to straighten them out a little. It worked well, not perfectly flat, but well enough to work on the card. I think the natural wave that is left adds movement to the finished card. It’s a soft and subtle texture.

I used a Basic Gray card base, then used strategically positioned glue dots behind the white printed leaves to adhere the overlay. Next I used a pop of colour in Lemon Lime Twist with a die cut of the Happy Birthday thinlit die. I used Multipurpose liquid glue to adhere it and only tiny little lines of it too. This is so that it didn’t leak all over my overlay leaving blotchy patches of dried glue.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic, Happy Birthday Gorgeous

To finish off, I decided on the coordinating Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, those flowers are just so cute. Stamping the outline in Sweet Sugarplum and the solid image in Powder Pink. I used a combination of large and smaller flower stamps scattered around the embossed leaves and sentiment.

For more inspiration using these colours, continue the hop with Rachel Palmieri.

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Head on over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creations using these colours. Entries close Monday, October 9th at 6pm.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI13

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Welcome to another amazing colour challenge from the Colour INKspiration team. Here we are at our 13th hop for the year already and we have a pretty cool colour combination for you to play with this next fortnight. Have a look…

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Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Lemon Lime Twist and Wild Wasabi.

Here is what I made with these colours.

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I’ve been playing with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous bundle still… It just keeps calling me! This challenge I started with an old favourite stamp set, but here I am right back at this one … it’s funny how that happens, isn’t it?

Here I used Fresh Fig as my cardbase and layered that with some of that amazing Fresh Floral DSP in Fresh Fig too. Next I trimmed out a Whisper White panel (10cm x 8cm) and stamped the bottom with those cute little flowers, the line detailed one in Fresh Fig ink and then coloured it with the solid coordinating stamp in Sweet Sugarplum ink. I stamped one simple small flower outline only in the top right corner, then adhered the Fresh Fig cardstock to the edge the panel.

Using some of the lovely new Ombre Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist, I wrapped it around the panel and adhere the whole panel to my cardbase.

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I used only part of the Happy Birthday thinlit die this time, as I only wanted the “Happy” this time. I wanted to coordinate the sentiment to the birthday I was making for. In this case, it was a 40th birthday, so I used the amazing Milestone Moments stamp set to express this.

I stamped the sentiment with Sweet Sugarplum ink onto Whisper White cardstock and trimmed it tight. I overlayed this onto Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and created flags to the end to create a banner feature. I adhere this right above my ribbon. I used some Fine Tip Glue pen to adhere the Happy and finished off with some the green Glitter dots for some bling.

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Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Elizabeth Gross. Hop on through the team’s inspiration. Then head over to our Facebook Challenge group and be sure to upload your creation with these colours by 7pm, Monday 24th.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour Challenge – CYCI#163

I think the colour combination over at Can You Case It? [CYCI#163] provided by Kim are pretty patriot this week, given the American Independence Day is only a couple of days away. But being an Aussie – they do remind me a little bit of the Western Bulldogs colours! Check them out – Blue, Red, Silver and Black.

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Here is my Design Team inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightfully

Here I used a Whisper White thick cardstock base and layered it with some Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. I love how these are silver one side and gold on the back. I used the Silver side with the scallop design.

I wrapped some black thick bakers twine around the red panel layer before adhering the Foil Acetate. The top layer is some more of that yummy Colour Theory Designer paper stack. Here I have used one of the crackled print designs in Dapper Denim.

I added a touch of silver foil to the side edges, then went on to dressing up with some stamping. I decided to use a Host exclusive set, You’re Delightful. It’s an outline style stamp, which I stamped in Basic Black archival ink. This allowed me to colour it in using watercolour ink. Here I used the brush end of my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker to colour with. Adding colour to the stamped image made a huge difference to the overall look when stamping over the pattern paper.

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I finished off using one of the supporting sentiments, a few of the decorative elements too and stamping a coordinating envelope.

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The sketch for this layout came from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I enjoy playing along with these challenges too.

If you are part of the Can You Case It? Facebook Challenge Group, you may have read that these challenges are finishing up on July 23rd. Which is sad, but good timing for me. I have been part of the team for the last year now, and have really enjoyed my time as part of this talented group, but change can be a good thing.

So we have a few more challenges to get through over the next few weeks, so I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours, this week. Pop over to the Facebook group and check out the Design teams inspiration. Load up your entry by Midday, Saturday 8th July.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour Challenge – CYCI#161

At Can You Case It? #161 this week is our next colour combination to play along with. Love these colours, I don’t often opt for Purples, but I do enjoy them. Here we have two shades of purple, light green and white.

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Here is my inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlit

I am really enjoying the Happy Birthday thinlit die, it’s awesome. So here it is in Lemon Lime Twist. Love this colour teamed up with Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder.

The card base is Wisteria Wonder and I stamped the background with the circles from the Backgound Bits stamp set, which is a hostess exclusive. I layered some Lemon Lime Twist and Elegant Eggplant cardstock so that the Lemon Lime Twist pops off the page.

I tied some Whisper White bakers twine around the card into a bow and topped it with the Happy Birthday thinlit.

Simple but dramatic. I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. Pop on over to the Challenge group on facebook where you can check out the design teams inspiration and enter your creation. Be sure to do this by midday next Saturday, June 24th (AEST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration CI11

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Welcome to the next Colour INKspiration Blog hop, whether you are starting here or hopping your way around already, I hope you enjoy what the team has on display for you. We have a wonderful set of colours this next challenge for you here  – they are Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Marina Mist.

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Here is my inspiration for you…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Lovely Word thinlit dies, Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set

So this card is quite simple and designed for you to be able to add to your card magic book and we all need some of those in our books!

I’ve been playing with more new toys this week, but at the same time, I really felt for all my stamps sitting quietly on the shelf waiting for their turn for some love again. Here I set about incorporating new sets in with my existing loves.

Playing with the Lovely Words thinlit dies, I chose to feature this one… the Lovely heart. Here I have punched it out of Marina Mist cardstock. What I did here, was use the Sweet & Sassy layering framelits to cut it out of the cardstock so that I had a free element to adhere to my Whisper White cardstock. This was on top of a Marina Mist cardstock layer and then onto Thick Whisper White card base.

Using my favourite spray-paint stamp from the Touches of Texture stamp set, I stamped this in Soft Suede to form the background behind my blue heart. I adhered the heart over the top, using the amazing fine tip glue pen –a fantastic tool for such precision work.

I created the rest of my sentiment using the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, stamping the words in Early Espresso and trimming them by hand with paper snips, creating flags to the ends of the Birthday. I adhered these in place with the new Mini Dimensionals – OMG best invention ever!! More on those in a minute!

I wanted to add a small graphic element and the gorgeous little flowers from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set was the perfect addition. Here I have stamped some directly on the card and some I have stamped and punched out using the ½” circle punch. The punched ones also uses the coordinating background stamp which colours it in for you – love how quick that makes creating! Here I have stamped off some Soft Suede to colour them.

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I attached them using some of those amazing new Mini Dimensionals – they are tiny and perfect for this kind of work. Say goodbye to trimming down regular sized ones and cleaning your scissors afterward!

I added some Gold Metallic thread to the back and adhere them in place. I finished off with those tiny little pearls – so cute.

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Next on the hop is the amazing Jacqui Williams. Keep hoping through the design teams inspiration. Then jump across to our Facebook Challenge Group and load up your entry. This challenge will be open until Monday, XXXX. I can’t wait to see what you create with these awesome colours.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Is it a bottle? Is it a balloon?

Just a quick little share for today, I saw a few crafters post this idea and I just loved it.

So when we had a big a birthday celebration come up within our family friends, I knew this would suit her perfectly. Ok so I may have coordinated this card to match in with the gift but it was perfect none the less.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Up and Away thinlits

I love the drama black creates and it coordinates so well with Copper foil, so that’s where I started. I made my perfume atomiser first, punching the intricate balloon from basic black cardstock and layering behind with copper foil, I love how the Up and Away thinlit die set has the die pieces to punch out the shapes needed to “colour” in the balloon – so very clever.

I stamped the smaller balloon with black Archival ink and made a tassel from solid black twine for the handle. I set those aside and moved onto the rest of the card.

I went for a square card this time (125mm), the shape just seemed to suit. I was able to work out the size of the inner square panels from my perfume bottle elements. I embossed the background with the Large Polka Dots embossing folder – sadly retiring tonight…

I cut a square panel from copper foil (95mm) and a whisper white layer piece (90mm). I tend to layer my pieces together to get a rough idea of how it’s going to come together before I permanently adhere anything in place. This worked really well for this design, as it allowed me to work out where the perfume elements will go and what white space was left.

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I masked off triangle with post-it notes and used the spray paint splatter stamp from the Touches of Texture stamp set and Sahara Sand ink to create the perfume mist. I stamped a 40 in the top left corner, also in Sahara Sand ink.

At this point I began assembling my card, the whisper white panel to the copper foil (I like to use Liquid glue for this as I know it will stick to the shiny surface of the foil), then attached that layer to the base card with dimensionals.

I used dimensionals to adhere my hot air balloons, oops I mean perfume bottle, and then a few strategically placed glue dots to hold the tassel handle in place.

A simple happy birthday sentiment (this one is from the Party with Cake stamp set), placed in the bottom right to balance with the large 40, worked well.

So glad most of these products will be carrying over, I look forward to blending in my catalogue toys with these great ones.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sketch Challenge – CYCI#159

It’s sketch challenge week at Can You Case It #159. We have another great little sketch, check it out:

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Here is my design team inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips, Label Me Pretty

My card features a new host exclusive set, that is launching later this week called Tranquil Tulips. Here I have stamped the stems in Old Olive and the tulip flowers are in Berry Burst. It’s one of those stamp sets that has a lovely watercoloured look. I added in two buds aswell, stamping the background in Berry Burst and the seeds in Fresh Fig.

Over the top is a couple more new products coming later this week, with the launch of the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue. That lovely ribbon is Woven ribbon in Berry Burst and over the top is the Label Me Pretty stamp set and coordinating Pretty Label punch.

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I stamped the Happy Birthday label stamp twice, once in fresh fig and once in Old Olive. I fussy cut the sentiment from the Olive version and adhered it over the top for some interest.

I hope you like this sneak peak of inspiration. I can’t wait to see what you create with this sketch. Head on over to our Facebook challenge group and check out the design team inspiration. Don’t forget to load your entry up by Midday Saturday, 3 June (AEST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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It’s been a blast…

A Birthday Blast that is… which is another one of my favourite bundles retiring at this end of this month. It really does feel like we just got this set but then… it also feel like we celebrated New Years last week too.

I have used this bundle quite a few times, it’s a really great set to make awesome cards for men folk. Even using part of the Star Blast edgelit as an element is great. The options are endless.

So this is my latest creation with this awesome set.

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This was one of my class projects recently, where we celebrated the retiring list and this card features a number of those products.

I love the colour combination in the Sweet Treats suite – Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder (retiring), Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. I had the Tasty Treats Specialty DSP and also some packs of those cute little Sprinkles Embellishments… and this is where I started.

The embellishments just screamed shaker card to me, so I played with a few shapes but settled on the star to reflect the stars in the burst edgelit dies. Plus those amazing Star Framelits are retiring too. With overlaying the Start Burst edgelit I worked out what size my sharker star needed to be so the space balanced nicely. I decided some silver foil for the burst would set it off.

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The sentiment came from Balloon Adventures set, another retiring favourite. I stamped the banner and the sentiment in Watermelon Wonder ink then fussy cut the banner to adhere over the top of a punched star, also in Watermelon Wonder cardstock. These sat over the top of the silver foil star blast over the shaker.

I hope this project has inspired your next project.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sketch Challenge – CYCI#157

Another fun challenge is happening this week at Can You Case It? It’s a sketch challenge created by Eva.

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Here is my design team inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Everyday Hero

Here I’m using one of the most gorgeous stamp sets that debuted in the Occasions catalogue earlier this year, Everyday Hero. Who doesn’t like a superhero?! What I really like about this set is, it’s completely age free – there are stamps in this set to suit guys and gals of all ages and for many occasions.

Here I’ve made a birthday card for my little nephew. He loves super heros, dinosaurs and his favourite Aussie Rules footy team, the Essendon Bombers. I ticked two boxes this birthday with a dinosaur present and this cute super hero themed card.

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The Everyday Hero set does come with some super cute sentiments, but on this card I used “Happy Birthday: from the Birthday Banner stamp set. The balloon is also from that set.

I found my imagination running a little wild when creating this set. So I thought I’d make another similar card quickly for one of those days where life carries me away and I’m running late for a birthday! Yes, that happens to me too often! My message inside will say something like that too.

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This is definitely one of the retiring stamp sets that is a favourite and I’ll be keeping this one for creating my specials! Case-ing The Catty have been celebration Favourite Retiring items this week. So I’ll be entering these cards over in there challenge this week.

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Both of these cards use the Can You Case It? sketch as a base. One of the things I like about Sketch challenges, is that it gives you the basics of the layout but it’s up to you how it all comes together and you can bring your style and personality into your creations.

I can’t wait to see what you create with this sketch. The challenge is open all week – closing midday Saturday, May 20th (AEST). Hop on over to the Facebook Challenge group for more inspiration from our Design Team members and to load up your entry.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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