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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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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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.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Birthday Blast, Star Blast thinlit

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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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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Holiday crafting

I have a quick little share today. Last weekend here in Victoria, Australia, we had a public holiday, so off our family headed for our annual extended long weekend camping trip with our group of friends.

It was lovely time away, with 11 kids swimming in the river for nearly 3 days, and generally keeping themselves occupied. Most friends got some down time to relax and catch up – me… well for the most part I was chasing our 2 year old around making sure she didn’t get into mischief. But I did manage to find some crafting time. Yes… out in the middle of nowhere… me, my stamps and I….

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This holiday generally falls close to our friends boy’s birthday. So we often celebrate while away. I had his pressie ready to go, but just needed a card to go with it.

To make things a little easier for myself, I CASEd this card from Stampin’ Up! Artisan design team member, Holly Stene. Her card came across my Pintrest feed and I loved it and through it would be perfect for our little friend. I did some prep at home, so I didn’t have to take absolute everything with me, but allowed myself to create enough while out there to give me some of the down time I love.

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As soon as I saw the Everday Hero stamp set in the Occasions catalogue, I just had to have it. I have so many little friends, including my boy, this stamp set would be perfect for. Who doesn’t like a super hero? Now we can create our own with this little beauty. With all the cleverly coordinated scenery stamps that come with it, means the possibilities are endless.

I’m sure I’ll be back with some more inspiration using this set at some point soon.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour Challenge – CYCI#148

How much fun is it entering Can You Case It? challenges on Facebook now? So easy, isn’t it? You can link to your blog post if you have one, or just upload a photo directly into the comments of the Challenge post. We’ve had such a great response since the change over a month ago, so a big thank you for following and playing along with us.

A little more news – Can You Case It? will be back weekly starting this month with alternate Colour and Sketch challenges again. I’m so excited! I’ve really missed the Sketches, they are a favourite of mine. So I hope you’ll be playing along with those too.

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Okay on to this weeks set of colours, we have – Gray, Yellow, Turquoise and White.

 

 

 

Here is the card I made… It’s a gate fold with a front panel.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Cupcake and Carousels, Birthday Carousel

I was really excited to see the diamond design paper in the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer series paper stack – perfect for this colour challenge.

I decorated the front with this paper on the base card panels. I used that gorgeous carousel from the Carousel Birthday stamp set, I just love those cupcake carriages! The Up & Away thinlit dies set has a little cloud like die that fits these cake toppers, making it so easy to stamp and punch colour coordinating carriage tops.

Here is how the fold looks from the top.

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Inside, I wanted to neaten off the join where the front panel overlaps the base card front panel. This is how I achieved that – by sticking a coordinating piece of the diamond patterned DSP over the part sticking out. This made the join much smoother as they now sit at the same level. I added some more of the diamond patterned DSP down the right side of the white panel to match.

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Oh and don’t you love how the sentiment on the front and inside work beautifully together? The styling just works too.

Okay… so now it’s your turn. I can’t wait to see what you create with these awesome colours. You have until Midday on Saturday 11th March (AEDT) to enter. The post will be live here on our Facebook Challenge Group – you just need to post your entry into the comments.

For more inspirations, visit our awesome design team members too. All the details and links are on the Can You Case It? website.

Until next time… Stamp creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI03

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Here we are into the third Colour INKspiration challenge already – can you believe how quickly we are into the swing of these challenges! If you have joined me from the incredible Nikki, or if you are joining the hop here – welcome to you all.

This fortnight’s colours are just gorgeous…. take a look…

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They are Marina Mist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Suede, Whisper White and Soft Sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really like these colours, I create with them all the time. The Inspiration image is a beach theme and what I like to do at the beach is eat Ice Cream! Well… I like to eat ice cream all the time, but especially when at the beach. In Europe last year, I’m sure I ate Gelati and ice cream daily!

Here is my inspiration.

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

Using the cool treats bundle I created lots of yummy snacks I wouldn’t mind devouring. Well… maybe not so much the blue ice cream… I tend to leave the Bubble-gum flavour for my 9yo!

What I really like about this set is all the cool pieces you get to create with. You can stamp and punch a range of yummy treats or you can punch them out with dies that create embossed textures too. Here on my card, the ice pole and waffle cone ice cream are stamped and punched. It’s a 2-step stamp set, which means it comes with all these cool pieces you can use to stamp over each other and create all those great little shadow effects effortlessly.

The die set also features dies that emboss at the same time as they cut. So my vanilla ice cream is created punch art style using different shaped ones from the set. But just look at that cone, the texture emboss gives it such an authentic look. I couldn’t forget my all time favourite chocolate sauce on top either!!

Here I have used some cone pieces to create a little bunting for some extra fun!

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I’ll be back with a Sundae soon enough and don’t worry I won’t forget the cherry on top either! In the meantime, hop over to my stamping friend Rebecca for some more incredible inspiration.

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I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. Remember to join our Facebook group and load your image/blog link by Monday Feb 20.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Pretty Present – CYCI #146

The challenge colours this week over at Can You Case It? #146 are really cool. I wouldn’t have thought to put these together but don’t they look amazing together – Curry Yellow, Teal, Orange and Burgundy.

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The colours I used for this challenge are Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler.

 

 

 

I kept it pretty simple this week, but the colours just make it pop, so I don’t think it needed over doing.

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I used the gorgeous Stitched Shapes framelit dies for the base of my present. I just love the soft stitching detail these frame create. With a little Designer Series paper at the top and a plain strip of cardstock at the bottom, the present started coming together.

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What is a present without a bow?! Here, I have punched out using the bow die from the Balloon Pop Up thinlit dies, and finished it off with a metal rimmed pearl for a little detail.

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. And now it’s even easier for you to join in. Can You Case It? has been in planning mode in between our fortnight challenges. We have been brainstorming ways to make it easier for you to join in on all the fun. Here is what we are trying out…

Get your creative inspiration from the amazing Design team on the Can You Case It? website.

After creating your project – Join the Challenge Group over on Facebook. You can enter the challenge by either uploading a photo of your project directly into the Album for this fortnights challenge. Or you can load a link to your blog or pinterest or Instagram post.

How cool and how easy is that now? So… off you go…. create and load your project by Saturday February 18th, Midday (AEDT).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Birthday Blast

We celebrated a big birthday in our extended family this weekend. It’s always great when these events come up as they always call for a custom creation.

This one was also for a guy… just my cup of tea! Love making card for our men folk. Here is what I came up with.

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Of course, with these kinds of birthdays you have to rub it in a little. For the sentiment, instead of a traditional Happy birthday, I opted for this… Big 4 0. The “Big” is from the Birthday Bright stamp set, which is new in the Occasions Catalogue. (The stamp set is also bundled together with this new card and tag kit… but more about that later!)

The Happy Birthday sentiment went on the inside along with another sentiment, which again, had a little dig at getting older! It has to be done sometimes doesn’t it?! Both of these sentiments were from the Birthday Banners stamp set.

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I wanted the 40 to still be visible, so I thought vellum would do the trick. This particular sentiment, being thick lettered, enabled me to adhere using some strategically placed glue dots. I used quite a few, as I rolled them and stretched them to fit into the shapes of the letters. I don’t think it’s going anywhere!

I just love how the Stars Blast thinlits look in Silver foil. I think they add a level of drama and movement in their design, which is great.

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The envelope was decorated with that lovely big stamp from the coordinating Birthday Blast stamp set.

How I made this:

  • Card base is standard portrait base – 148mm x 210mm, scored and folded in half (at 105mm) to form a standard A6 card. The colour is Basic Black
  • Punching two sets of the Star Blast thinlit dies from silver foil, I fixed these to the back of a strip of cardstock sized at 105mm x 40mm. The colour is Bermuda Bay.
    • The trick here was adhering the elements so they fit on the cardfront. To do this I positioned the first star blast (no adhesive on this piece yet) and applied Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid glue to the back of the strip of Bermuda Bay in a thin line and stuck that to the star blast piece. I repeated the process with the second star blast, creating one piece.
  • I applied Tombow adhesive to this back of the intricate pieces and the cardstock strip and fixed it in place on my cardfront.
  • Next I created the top element by first punching a circle from the Layering Circles collection framelits from silver foil.
  • I punched a second circle in the next size down using the same circle die collection. The colour is Bermuda Bay.
  • I adhered this to the silver circle with Tombow.
  • The numbers are punched using the Large Number framelits. The colour is Basic Black. I adhered them with Tombow adhesive.
  • I cut a piece of vellum 90mm x 25 mm and manually cut flag ends.
  • I used Basic Black archival ink to stamp the “Big” sentiment onto vellum.
  • I used glue dots to adhere the vellum flag to the circles.
  • I used Dimensionals to the whole circle element piece to the cardfront.
  • I stamped the envelope with the large stamp from the Birthday Blast stamp set. The colour is Bermuda Bay.
  • Inside I cut a piece of Whisper white cardstock to 100mm x 142mm and adhere this with snail adhesive.
  • I stamped the top sentiment first in Bermuda Bay ink and the Happy Birthday in the Basic Black archival.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – #001

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Welcome to the first Colour INKspiration challenge blog hop. I’m delighted to be part of the Crew bringing you lovely inspiration using these wonderful colour palettes.

If you have hopped over from the lovely Rebecca’s blog… welcome. If you are joining me here… welcome to you also, you are in for a real treat.

So what is Colour INKspiration?

We are a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

And just how does this work exactly?

Colour INKspiration is based around a Facebook group. Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

This is where you come into it!

As a member of the group, you can join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of your projects directly into the Facebook group or you can link back to your personal blog if you have one.

Join the Colour INKspiration group here. Be sure to add the group to your favourites and join us each fortnight for the teams hop and challenge. I can’t wait to see what you create!

On to the challenge….

Here is colour palette for #CI01:

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Don’t they look yummy enough to eat!

Here is my INKspiration:

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Of the six colours, I focussed on three – Peekaboo Peach, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride.

This card features those adorable carousel horses. They are from the Carousel Birthday stamp set, new in the Occasions Catalogue. I loved them the minute I saw them. I think they just instantly transport you back your childhood dreams of riding Unicorns and having ponies. There is just something magical about them, don’t you think?

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Also featured is that lovely large stamp the from Birthday Blast stamp set, I’ve used in the background. Those little star accent are punched out using the coordinating Star Blast edgelit. This is the negative space from the edgelit detail.

So now it’s your turn… create a project and upload it to the facebook group using these wonderful colours. Entries close Monday, 23 January (AEDT) at 7pm.

So next in line to share some more INKspiration is the very talented Jackie Noble.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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