CI19 – Colour INKspiration


It’s time for another blog hop with the amazing Colour INKSpiration crew. Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have just joined me from Rachel Palmieri.

We have a great and challenging combination of colours this fortnight. Check them out…


We have Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate and Garden Green.

I think I started my project three times, I just kept thinking of different things and changing my mind. But I settled on this one.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Oh So Eclectic, Bold Butterfly

I layered both grays together at the base… Basic Gray for the base and Smokey Slate as the next layer. I used some Shimmery White cardstock to water colour on. Here I used my aqua painter with some Daffodil Delight ink to create this wash background.

I used the leaves from the Oh So Eclectic Stamp set. Stamping them in Garden Green ink and punching them out with the coordinating framelit from the Eclectic layers die set. Here I used six sets of leaves, 4 of them at full strength and 2 of them were stamped off (generation stamping technique – where you stamp more than once before reinking your stamp.)

I punched a planter box out using the framelit from the Hearth and Home framelit set. I love the gingham pattern design in the Quilted Christmas designer paper stack so I went for the green one.

I arranged my leaves, using my planter box as a guide for position. The leaves on the edges I adhered flat with some Multi-purpose liquid glue. The ones in the middle, I only applied a little glue to the bottom of the leaves so that the tops I could pop up to add some dimension to my card.

It’s been a little while since I showed my butterfly dies some love, so today I punched out the smaller on from the Bold Butterfly set from Smokey Slate cardstock and adhere this to some vellum. Once dried, I fussy cut the butterfly out, turned it over and coloured in the back of it with my Daffodil Delight marker. I like how you can add depth of colour and tone by colouring over in layers.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Oh So Eclectic, Bold Butterfly

I added some bling to the front, one of the small Faceted Gems in the middle and two small Rhinestones. I finished it off by painting some Wink of Stella glitter all over. Not that you can see it well here, but my butterfly is very sparkly.

I adhered the butterfly on with two dimensionals so that it sat nicely over the top of my leaves. I stamped a my sentiment and finished off a coordinating envelope.

With so much inspiration ink this hop be sure to head over to Monique Fielder.


Colour INKspiration challenges run for 10 days, so be sure to show us your amazing creation over on our Facebook Challenge Group by 7pm Monday, 23rd October.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI18


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.


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.


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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Grouping Challenge – CYCI#166

It’s our last challenge at Can You Case It? #166 After a number of years on the challenge circuit providing loads of amazing challenges and inspiration from talented Design Team Members, Can You Case It? is coming to a close.

To finish off, Eva has come up with a very cool challenge, it a grouping challenge or cluster grouping. This is when you arrange several elements together in a cluster. Just like this sketch.


Here is my design team inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic Suite

I’ve been playing with the Naturally Eclectic suite again, but this time, I wanted to include those new-style emboss-only dies. There is a little trick to these, you have to add them last, even though they have to go on first. Let me explain…

I started with the sketch first, working out what I wanted where and choosing my colours. I decided on the spots design of the Designer Series Paper and choose coordinating Emerald Envy for my cardbase.

Lemon Lime Twist was another feature colour  in the spots DSP so I used some of that colour cardstock for the vertical strip. The horizontal strip I kept as Whisper White so I could on stamp my sentiment.

I used the diamond thinlit die as my feature element in Peekaboo Peach. I used Peekaboo Peach ink to stamp my sentiment to echo the feature.

All the while I was creating this, I kept placing my elements but didn’t adhere anything. I knew I wanted to use those emboss only dies and of course they have to be in place for any sticking happens. Once I had all the positions worked out for all other elements then I was able to do the sticking.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic suite

I embossed two leaves on the base card and a diamond on the bottom of the Lemon Lime twist stip. Adhering all my elements in place gave me the look I was after.

For more inspiration head on over to our Facebook challenge group and check out our Design Teams ideas. The we’d love to have you play along for this last challenge. You have until Midday, Saturday, 29th to load your project.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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A little hello

Playing along with Case-ing the Catty again this week. This weeks feature is the Holiday section! I know… Holiday… Christmas… that time of year will soon be upon us!

Case-ing the Catty blogspot

This is a small section of the catalogue, as most of the Holiday themed Stamps and accessories will be coming in the Holiday catalogue this September.

Today, the inspiration for my project came from page 118.


I love that Wood Textures paper, it’s awesome. I’ve used it on my project to make a little Hello Note card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic

I’m back with the Oh, So Eclectic bundle again. I used the leaves in place of the Holly. You get two leaf designs in this stamp set, I like the water coloured look one. The paper bow, I replaced with a real one – loving that Stitched Ribbon and I swapped the Real Red ink for Pumpkin Pie.

A little lovely note created from that Christmas card.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration CI12


It’s the Colour INKspiration Blog hop time…. welcome to you, whether you have joined me from Rachel or starting here, I’m sure you will enjoy all the amazing project using this awesome colour combination.

The colour selections are many this time so the rules are a little different for this challenge. You can choose any of the colours listed here but you need to use a minimum of four of them. Plus you can always add metallic’s. Here they are:


The colours I chose to work with this week are Night of Navy, Smokey Slate, Whisper White and Peekaboo Peach for that splash of colour. I also added a little Silver in there too. Here is my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic

I have used the Oh So Eclectic bundle, which features in the Naturally Eclectic Suite on pages 132 and 133 of the Annual Catalogue. This set also features on the cover of this catalogue too and I love how the samples begin with some simple stamping and then is stepped up a bit more for each of the two other samples. Just gorgeous.

I love all the different elements in that suite and I’m particularly eager to use those Card Overlay, but I’ll be back with those another time. Today, it was all about the stamps and dies. And what I lovely surprise that die set has with those three emboss-only dies. Can’t wait to bring you some inspiration using those!

Today I have teamed up this set with the awesome Marbled background which I have stamped using Night of Navy ink on Whisper White, layering this over my Night of Navy card base.

I overlayed this with a layer of Whisper White cardstock which I punched using the pattern die in that set allowing the  gorgeous marbled stamp to peek through. Use the Marbled stamp this way, creates a more muted background texture, rather than being a feature. This was the look I wanted to achieve as I wanted those gorgeous flowers to be the feature of this card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic

Here I have punched out three flowers using the intricate die in the set from Peekaboo Peach cardstock. I overlayed these over three stamped fill image in the stamp set. These have a lovely watercoloured look about them, making the edges of the stamped image appear darker. I double stamped the one in the middle to create more depth too.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic

After working out their position, I stamped the same image in Smokey Slate behind them to create a shadow effect. I layered the cardstock flags in position. Then finished off the flowers by added some silver metallic thread behind them for more texture and to break up the white slightly. Finishing the flowers with those gorgeous Faceted Gems in Clear.

The hello sentiment (this is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set) was added last, being small I could tuck it under the raised flower. I used those cute little Mini Dimensionals for the sentiment and regular ones for the flower. I finished off with a simple coordinated envelope.


Next up on the hop is our Guest Designer, Esther Howard, be sure to hop over and check out her INKspiration. 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, July 10th. I can’t wait to see what you create with your selection from this awesome set of colours.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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