Stampin' Up! Choose Happiness using the Cracked Glass Technique

Having a break from Christmas cards today to show you another of my favourite stamp sets from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, called Choose Happiness. Even the name of this stamp set makes me happy!

Stampin Up Choose Happiness technique Cracked Glass Claire Daly Stampin Up melbourne Australia

For the circle layer, I have used the Cracked Glass technique.

Stampin Up Choose Happiness technique Cracked Glass close up

Here's how you achieve this look:

  1. Stamp your image onto the shape
  2. Cover the whole image with Versamark ink
  3. Emboss with clear embossing powder 
  4. Repeat the embossing about 4 times
  5. Place the image in the freezer for 5-10 minutes
  6. When you take it out, GENTLY crack the embossing
  7. If you want to have an antique type look, you can also rub some Soft Suede or Crumb Cake or even early Espresso ink into the cracks.

Here's a look at the Choose Happiness Stamp Set. I love the sentiment in this one too.

Choose Happiness Stampin Up available in my online store

Two other very cool products I wanted to showcase in today's card, are the I Love lace background stamp, and the Party Pennants Bigz L die. The background stamp is amazing! Such beautiful fine detail. One of my all time favourite background stamps. Check out the links below to view / shop in my online store.

Stampin Up Lace background stamp available in my online store

The Party Pennants Bigz Die is very cool for adding extra layers on cards, as well as for what it's intended - making banners. I love the different shapes and sizes you get. Check out the links below to view / shop in my online store.

Stampin up party pennants bigshot sizzix die for banners. Available in my online store

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. here's a direct link to the products I have used in my Online Stampin' Up! store. I'm using a new link builder which is a carousel, so you can scroll sideways through the products.

See you back here tomorrow,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Traveler and World Map Stamp for SB63

Hello there. Today's card share is one for the men in our lives, especially those who love travel. It uses the new Traveler stamp set from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Australian Catalogue, along with the World Map background stamp. The layout was based on this weeks Stamping and Blogging Sketch SB63.

Stampin' Up! Traveler and World Map Stamp for SB63 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Our brief was to use the sketch below and to stamp the background. I used the Worls Map as my background stamp, and sponged various parts of the map with Lost Lagoon and Pear Pizazz ink. 

SB63 Traveller World Map And Many More close up

Here's the skecth we had to work with this week.

SB63
Check out what all the other fabulous design team girls have done with this week's sketch:

 

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

 

We have lots of great new products on sale now. If you would like to check them out, just click on this image to go to my online Stampin' Up! Store.

New catalogue graphic

If you would like to recreate my card today, below you will find direct links to the individual products used in the online store. 

Have a fabulous week and look forward to seeing yo here again soon,

Claire

 


Stampin' Up! I Love Lace Background and Something for Baby stamp set for SB62

Hello friends. Today I wanted to showcase one of my favourite stamps in the new 2014 Stampin' Up! Catalogue, the beautiful new background stamp I Love Lace. It's also Stamping and Blogging sketch challenge day and we have some exciting news later in the post for you!

Stampin' Up! I Love Lace Background and Something for Baby stamp set for SB62 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www,clairedaly.typepad.com

The sweet little onesie is from a fabulous new set with matching framelits (get them together at 15% off) called Something for Baby. There are so many cute things you can do with this great set. I've also added some ruched lace (the retired one as my new lace is yet to arrive, some adhesive pearls and linen thread. As I mentioned I just LOVE the I Love Lace background stamp. It's so fine and pretty.

Stampin' Up! I Love Lace Background and Something for Baby stamp set for SB62 by Claire Daly. Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week.

  SB62

As I mentioned, we have some exciting news with LOTS more girls joining our international Stamping and Blogging design team. We look forward to bringing you lots of weekly inspiration with the sketches. Hop on over to see what the have done with this weeks sketch.

 Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

If you would like to recreate my card, below you will find the Stampin' Up! products I have used on the card, as well as the options for purchasing the stamp set in clearmount, woodmount or in the case of Something for Baby, as a bundle at 15% off. 

Have a great day and I'll see you back here again tomorrow.

Claire