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.

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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.

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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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Colour INKspiration CI09

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It’s Colour INKspiration blog hop time again. Welcome to you if you are hoping around or about to start. We have another great set of colours this fortnight and I’m sure you will enjoy our design teams inspiration using them.

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On the menu this week is:
– Cherry Cobbler,
– Dapper Denim and
– Pool Party.

Here is my inspiration. It’s a sneak peak too!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Sunshine bundle

What better colours could be used to launch this great new bundle coming in the next annual catalogue than these? It’s the Pocketful of Sunshine bundle – featuring the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp set and coordinating Pocket Framelit dies.

Now tell me doesn’t the back pocket of your jeans often look like this? Mine does all the time. The idea for this card popped straight into my head the minute I saw this colour combination. I know this theme for cards are going to be great for the teenages I have around me.

Dapper Denim is perfect for denim jeans. The stamp set comes with decorative stitching pieces to create the jean look. Here I’ve stamped the curves towards the bottom of the pocket, similar to Levi jeans. It has a coordinating framelit, which has tabs that you can fold behind the pocket making work just like a true little pocket.

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I used the straight stitched stamp to create the seam that appears across the hips. Of course I couldn’t forget the red tab – made famous by Levi!

My back pocket always has my phone in it and, during the warmer months, my sunnies are hanging out there too. Here I created an iPhone using punch art and a printable of the screen found online. The sunglasses is a stamp in the set and has a coordinating framelit too.

There are a few other images in this set and coordinating sentiments too which I’m sure I’ll be creating with soon.

Until then, I can’t wait to see what you create with these awesome colours.

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Keep hoping through the design teams inspiration – next up we have Rachel Palmieri.

Then jump across to our Facebook Challenge Group and load up your entry. This challenge will be open until Monday, May 22.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration CI08

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Welcome to you all and thanks for visiting and hopping with the Colour INKspiration crew. I can’t believe another fortnight has zipped by. I was all ready for a breather once the kids went back to school – nope hasn’t happened, time is flying by way to quick.

It’s been dreary weather here in Melbourne this week, so our colour palette for this challenge is so well suited at the moment. It’s a largerly neutral palette of Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Tip Top Taupe. Then we have a zing of colour with Delightful Dijon.

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I have to say, I am a late bloomer with Dijon, I just couldn’t get into the swing of it. It’s only been more recently I have played with it and of course we only have one more month before it retires. I haven’t been in the head space of neutrals for a little while, so I was challenged getting back into them. Here is what I came up with.

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I’m still on the “Fond Farewell” bandwagon, so am playing with a number of retiring items. I never did use my host exclusive Time of Year stamp set as much as I would have liked. I love how you have a  tiny decorative graphic stamp to coordinate with the theme of the sentiment you need. Here I have gone with a simple birthday card, with these colours they lend themselves to an Autumn feel – so I coloured the acorn and left stamp with markers and stamped a little accent.

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Here I have teamed it up with some foliage from the Botanical Builders framelit set which is also retiring.

I topped it off with some mini striped ribbon in Delightful Dijon and a Classy Designer button with some Linen thread tied in a bow.

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For more inspiration, head on to Lou Kitzelman. I’m sure you’ll enjoy her creativity with these challenge colours.

 

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. Head over to our Facebook challenge group here and load up your creation. Remember entries close Monday, May 8th.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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