Colour INKspiration – CI15


I am so excited to kick off this fortnights blog hop. Welcome if you are starting here or if you may have joined me from Denita, having started at another point in the hop.

We have a really cool colour combination for you to play with this time around and I hope you will be playing along. Here they are: Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist.


Here is my inspiration using those colours.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses. Stampin' Up!, Lovely Words thinlit dies, Eclectic Layers Thinlits

I leaned my creation towards the blues in this combination – Bermuda Bay and Pool party – and using Eggplant and Lemon Lime as accents.

I’m back playing with the Lovely Words thinlit dies and made this the feature in Eggplant. To break up the blue tones, I punched out the background using that lovely diamond patterned thinlit from the Eclectic Layers thinlit dies. I popped some Lemon Lime Twist Designer paper, from the Eastern Palace Specialty pack, in the back.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses. Stampin' Up!, Lovely Words thinlit dies, Eclectic Layers Thinlits

I embossed the diamond from the thinlit set and added some ribbon for different textures. And topped it off with a little flower from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set!


Next up in the hop is Nikki Spencer, keep hoping through to see all the amazing creations the team has for you. Then you have until Monday 21st, 7pm to load your creation to our Facebook Challenge group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Sketch Challenges are back – CYCI#149

So excited that Can You Case It? are back weekly and with sketch challenges making their long awaited return.

I love sketch challenges and here is our first one for 2017.

Can You Case It? CYCI#149

Okay, so maybe this one may have been my suggestion. It was probably easy to spot as you may remember I like the alternate angles of layered cardstock.

Here is my design inspiration for you.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Bold Butterfly Thinlits, SAB Glimmer paper stack

I made a simple hello card with lots of bling. I’m so in love with the Glimmer paper stack right now, I used it here for my butterfly in Sweet Sugarplum. As if he wasn’t blingy enough, I had to put a Rhinestone on his back!

The layer beneath the butter is Mint Macaron and here I have embossed it with one of the patterns that come from the Floral Affection set. The folder is a frame, but here I have used just one half. Then I coordinated the next layer with some Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and finished off with a Basic Black flag.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Bold Butterfly Thinlits, SAB Glimmer paper stack

A couple of posts ago I was looking for a little “hello” stamp in my collection. At the time, I couldn’t find the right size I needed so used a marker and part of another stamp to get the right sized sentiment. Well guess what…. I found one that works… There is one hiding in the Banners for You stamp set!

Also, I rotated the sketch 180° so that the elements where in the bottom right corner. It just seemed to work better while I was in design process mode. You can rotate the sketch 90° or 270° if you wish and see what shapes and patterns they create for you.

Now that we are back to weekly challenges, this one closes Midday next Saturday, March 18th (AEDT). Check out all the details here on the Can You Case It? website and while you’re there, don’t forget to check out all the amazing inspiration from the design team too. When you have created your masterpiece, head over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your image or link to your blog in the comments section of the challenge post.

Looking forward to seeing what you create.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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It’s Father’s Day this weekend

I love the challenge of creating for our male folk. It is a challenge isn’t it? No flowers, no ribbon (well most of the time!), no pink…. and so I love it! It makes me think about what I have in my craft stash and how can I use it differently.

Here is the card I have created for my Dad for this weekend’s Fathers day celebration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Badges and banners, Bunch of banners, Banners for you

The colours and the style of stamps I have used all scream – MAN. I even threw in a bit of ribbon there – aaahh – but I think it works, the pin stripe is a very male pattern, thus giving the card masculine feel.

The badge stamp in the middle of the layers is heat embossed using the new copper embossing powder, it works so well with the mint. I coordinated some copper metallic thread too.

Anyway, I love this one and my girls who attended my male themed class last month did too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Birthday Bliss

I am in love with the new Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper. There are so many gorgeous paper designs in this pack, it was hard to choose which one to start with. Mind you, some are going to be hard to chop up at all, I think I might just frame them and put them on display.

Here is what I have been playing with.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Blooms and Bliss DSP Birthday Banners

The mono-ish colour challenge at Can You Case It? this week inspired me to see what more I could create. When working with true monochromatic imagery, it can be tricky to get the right contrast.

Working with the colours in the paper, I used Island Indigo and Mint Macaron to blend well. Then I touched off the flame with a little Crushed Curry ink.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Blooms and Bliss DSP Birthday Banners

I love the Crushed Curry so much, it inspired me to play some more and this is what I came up with. Same design but the contrast of the bright yellow, I think, is awesome. I loved it so much and I knew my stamp club girls would too, this was their project at last week’s club night.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Blue Birthday – CYCI #127

This week, the challenge over at Can You Case It? is a Colour Challenge.

Can You Case It? CYCI #127

The thing I like about a colour challenge is it makes you use colours you wouldn’t ordinarily opt for. Do you find yourself reaching for your comfortable favourites? I know I do!

It’s all about blues this week and whilst I don’t mind blue, I always tend to keep it in the background not the main feature. So this really took me out of my comfort zone – Yay!

So here is what I came up with. I mixed in some new stamps with older stamps in my collection as well as mixing in a new blue with an older shade of blue. I touched off with the limey-est green I have.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Birthday banners Banners for You Bunch of banners You've Got this

How did I make this?

  • My card base is A6 size (148mm x 210mm – folded in half). The colour is Dapper Denim.
  • Layering panel is 100mm x 142mm in Tempting Turquoise.
  • The white panel is 90mm x 132mm in Whisper White.
  • Inked up the scribbly background stamp from the You’ve Got This stamp set in Temping turquoise and stamped in the centre of the card. Then I adhered these together – White onto the turquoise onto the cardbase.
  • Using Dapper Denim and Pear Pizzazz markers I inked up the flower, stamped it onto some scrap Whisper White cardstock and hand cut the flower. I set this aside while making my sentiment.
  • I created the sentiment using the new Birthday Banners (sentiments in Pear Pizzazz) and Banners for You (banner flag in Dapper Denim) stamp sets and punched it out using the coordinating Bunch of banners framelits.
  • I got my flower and sentiment and worked them together into the positioned I liked first. Then I used snail adhesive on my flower, sticking that flat. I adhered my banner sentiment over the top with some dimensionals.

So let’s see what you create with these colours!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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