Colour INKspiration – CI13


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…


Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Lemon Lime Twist and Wild Wasabi.

Here is what I made with these colours.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous

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.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous

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.


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,
What I used to make this:


Happy Birthday

Here I am back with another idea using one of the notecards with the red background ink slotch. You might remember a couple of posts ago, I created a handful of notecards with a splotch of red ink directly from the ink pad?  This was to help reduce the quantity of ink in my pad – read more here.


The red ink fits in with this weeks Colour Challenge over at Can You Case It? [#125].  Red, Grey, Black & White….. if you know me well, you’ll know this colour combination suits me down to the ground. I’m usually wearing something red and black most days! So I was really excited to play along when this challenge came up.


Here I have used a new Stamp called Stylised Birthday. It’s one of the few single stamps available in the Annual Catalogue. As you know, most Stampin’ Up! stamps come in sets.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stylised Happy birthday Stampin' Up!

Here I’ve made it the feature as it’s nice and big and works when used as the main feature, rather than a supporting sentiment. Using the Lots of Labels framelit dies, I punched out the Happy birthday, layered it with another frame punched out in Smokey Slate and used dimensionals to prop it up. Finishing off with some silver ribbon and Rhinestone jewels to add some bling.

Do you Like my page on Facebook? Just in case you don’t, I shared on there last night the announcement, that I will be joining the Can You Case It? Design team. I’m really excited about it and looking forward to providing inspiration around their challenges. My first post goes live on Monday, so be sure to check back then for the next challenge.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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