Colour INKspiration – CI04


Another fortnight has flown by and here we are at the next colour challenge for the Colour INKspiration blog hop. Welcome to you all, I hope you are enjoying all the amazing projects the design team has for you.

The colours for this fortnight are gorgeous – we have Delightful Dijon, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and Crushed Curry.


These set is definitely not my normal comfort zone, I almost bowed out for this one … eek! But I pulled myself together, reminded myself “this is a challenge” and “you can’t just play with your favourites all the time”! I did look a little silly shaking my pointer at myself!

Crushed Curry is a favourite of mine, so I challenged myself to keep this colour to a minimum. Instead focussing on Eggplant and Dijon. This is what I came up with…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Detailed Doilies, Swirly Scribbles

Using one of the stamps from the Delicate Details stamp set, a Sale-a-bration exclusive, I created a border across the top and left edge in Elegant Eggplant ink. Being photopolymer stamps, made it really easy to line up the design so they connect. Yes my stamp is stained, but I did take my time and it worked a treat!

I layered another piece of Whisper White on top and decorated that with some Delightful Dijon mini striped ribbon. I overlayed the ribbon with a scribble of the swirly kind and some flags. The Designer Series Paper flag is from the Moroccan collection, one is Crushed Curry and my sentiment is on Whisper White.

A funny thing with the sentiment… I wanted a small hello, but I didn’t have one on it’s own… well one this small anyway. This one is from the Beautiful Banner stamp set and the whole stamp reads “Hello, baby”, so I grabbed my Eggplant marker and inked up just the little part I needed.

I finished it off with one of those gorgeous little wooden hearts from the new Sending Love embellishment pack from the Occasions catalogue. The size worked really well with the width of the ribbon and the middle gap of the swirly scribble.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Detailed Doilies, Swirly Scribbles

For more INKspiration, hop on over to our resident SU Artisan Design team member for the South Pacific, Paula Dobson.


This challenge is now open and closes Monday, March 6th at 7pm. To join in, head over to our facebook challenge group and upload a photo of your project using these colours (or very similar) or a link to your blog post.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Beautiful Banners – CYCI#140

We’re back – the team at Can You Case It? #140 return to our regular Sunday time slots giving you loads of inspiration and challenging you to create.

Can You Case It? #140

This week, it’s a colour challenge – Yellow, Orange and Craft, which have a very Autumn feel to them.

It suits our Northern hemisphere right now, but one can be forgiven for thinking that it suits us here in Melbourne at the moment too.

Whilst we should be enjoying warmer sunnier days, after all we are in Spring with Summer fast approaching, but our Melbourne weather has been just as cold and wet as it was in the middle of winter 😦

Here is my card for this week.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Beautiful Banners

Whilst my mind has been focused on Christmas mostly, I needed a few Thank You cards too. So I pulled out my trusty scribbles and I have been dying to use my Beautiful Banners stamp set too.

You know I love my swooshy scribble thinlit die set – but I wanted to try something different by using the negative space. I have seen this done before so couldn’t wait to try it out myself. Here is how I did it:

First, I cut two different coloured pieces of cardstock to the same size. I used the coloured piece in the background and the Craft colour in the foreground.

Next, I punched out the scribbles in the usual way; line up where I wanted them, punch out with my Big Shot. But then, when I went to lift the cardstock from the die, I wanted to do this and keep them in one piece. So I gently bent my die back, exposing the edges of my cardstock, I used scissors and my thumb to help keep them altogether when pealing them out of the die.

I applied glue to the negative pieces of the pattern, gently turned over my piece and fitted it back into place and pressed to stick them down. Again with my trusty scissors, I lifted out the scribbly piece to use later on.

I made one in Yellow (Crushed Curry) and one in Orange (Pumpkin Pie).

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Beautiful Banners

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration around these colours. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the design teams inspiration from the Can You Case It? website and can’t wait to see what you create.

Until next… Stamp Creatively,

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