Flora inspired Stampin' Up! card using Gift of Love

Hello my crafty friends. I was thinking the other day how much I am inspired in my cardmaking by nature. I love to make cards which feature plants and flowers especially. Gardening is another hobby I enjoy besides cardmaking and I love nothing better than to browse nurseries and gardens. I thought it would be fun to introduce a category on my blog devoted to these cards. If I get an opportunity I will go back and tag some other cards to this category too. In the meantime I look forward to adding some more garden inspired cards for your viewing pleasure!

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love and Touches of Texture Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The colours in this card were inspired by a beautiful flowering cactus plant I saw in Spain on the recent Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation. They were very beautiful.

Flowering Cactus Montjuic 2016

The colours I have used are Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Flirty Flamingo and Wild Wasabi. I have also added  little bit of clear Wink of Stella on the flowers.

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love and Touches of Texture Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You can view all of the products I have used to create today's card in the links below my signature. Here's a closer look at the Gift of Love Hostess set I have used, along with the Touches of Texture stamp set I have used on the base card. Here's Gift of Love (a hostess set or gift that can be chosen with a $250+ order).

Stampin Up Gift of Love Stamp Set

Here's Touches of Texture (available to purchase, see links below).

Stampin Up! Touches of Texture stamp set

 

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Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Thinking of You Cards

Sadly lots of friends have been going through some hard times, so I wanted to send them a card to let them know I was thinking of them. I always tend to go for floral stamps in this circumstance. Gift of Love is one of the Hostess sets in this years Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. You can earn this set for free with a $250 order or party total. It's a lovely Gladioli image which can be 2 step stamped, but the outline image is also perfect  for watercolouring.

Stampin Up Gift of Love stamp set and Petal Burst embossing folder from 2016 Annual Catalogue. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've used the Petal Burst embossing folder on the 12x12 Kraft cardstock for my base card. For the colouring, I have used Sweet Sugarplum for the flowers and Old Olive for the leaves. I've also stamped the Outline image in Crumb Cake on the inside panel of the card and the envelope to carry the theme through. You can view everything I have used in today's card in the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Gift of Love stamp set and Petal Burst embossing folder from 2016 Annual Catalogue. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
Here's a closer look at the beautiful Gift of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up!. It has some really lovely greetings in a beautiful script font too.

  Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Stamp Set Annual Catalogue 2016. Click through for samples using this set.If you like today's project and would like more inspiration from me, here's how (plus a few August reminders):

  • Shop with me online 24/7 or by mail / email and become my VIP. You will enjoy free catalogues, exclusive customer only rewards, gifts, tutorials and inspiration (different to my blog newsletter). 
  • August Hostess Code for a free gift with online orders over $50 is 9M2CVRAJ. Details HERE.
  • Bonus Days Coupons. Any coupons you were mailed in July, can be redeemed 2-31st August, No minimum order applies!
  • Get a new Holiday Catalogue mailed out (register HERE)

 

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches Watercolour Hydrangea Card

Hello lovely friends.

Have you heard about the fantastic Thoughtful Branches Bundle from Stampin Up that is a limited time release and available to purchase only between August 2-31st? It makes a fabulous Hydrangea and a whole heap of other lovely things! My purchasing customers received step by step instructions to make this card this month. Place an order with me this month and I will forward you the newsletter with the instructions in too. Here's information about how to order.

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Here's a closer look at the beautiful products. Find the bundle HERE in my online store (or enter individual item numbers in the search box if you only want the stamp set or thinlets) 
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Here's some more samples using this beautiful suite of products.

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Thoughtful Branches 2

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Here's what's available, but remember it's available 2-31st August only. Also don't forget to use my August Online order hostess code for  free gift in September.

August Hostess Code = 9M2CVRAJ

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Stampin Up Touches of Texture - one of my new favourite stamp sets!

I love a little grunge when it comes to my stamp sets, so the new Touches of Texture stamp set in the Stampin' Up! 2016/17 Annual Catalogue is one of my new favourite sets. Not only does it have the grunge, but also flowers which are another of my very favourite things!

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

I love the texture stamps too, especially the gorgeous one I have used around the edge of the crumb cake layer. I have coloured my image using Blender Pens and the ink from inside my ink pad lid - SO EASY! My colours are Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. I have used a little Mint Macaron for the ink splatter stamping in the background and Early Espresso for my greeting (which is from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set).

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

There are also some cute little insects in the stamp set to add extra interest to your creations. I love the dragonfly especially.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

LOVE LOVE LOVE that copper patterned washi tape! It's one of the 5 beautiful rolls that you will find in the Affectionately Yours Washi Tape pack. You can find the tape HERE in my online store.

Affectionately Yours Washi Tape available from my online store

 

Here's a closer look at the beautiful Touches of Texture stamp set. You can find it HERE in my online store for clear mount, and HERE for wood.

Touches of Texture Stamp Set available in my online store

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Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set two ways

Good morning lovely stamping friends. It's a lovely Autumn morning in Melbourne today, and the birds are singing outside my window. I spent a little tome in the garden over the weekend, trimming the roses to encourage the last of the autumn flowering. Makes me happy!

Today I have some rose themed cards for you, using Birthday Blooms stamp set from the 2016 Occasions catalogue. This first card I made for my Mum's birthday. She's here visiting for the week too which is lovely.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

I embossed the image I gold onto Shimmer cardstock and then coloured using my Aquapainter picking up ink from the inside lid of the ink pads. I wasn't too worried about perfection in colouring and blending, really just wanted to get a little colour onto the blooms. If you want more precise blending, I would recommend using watercolour paper. My colours were blushing Bride and Rose Red for the petals and Mint Macaron for the leaves. My patterned papers are from the Timeless Elegance DSP pack (the striped one) and the It's Your Birthday DSP stack (the Mint Macaron one). Love the cute little bow clips too. They are a real vintage gold colour and suit this style of card.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

Even though Birthday Booms has some lovely greetings, I wanted to use this greeting that comes with the Rose Wonder stamp set (also in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue).  Here's a closer look at the colours and stamp set.

 

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Stampin Up Birthday Blooms stamp set from Occasions Catalogue 2016

This second card uses the same stamp set but a more fresh vintage look. I embossed the image in white, and used a watercolour wash on the petals (just Rose Red ink this time) and leaves (Mint Macaron). Both papers I have used here are from the It's My Birthday DSP stack from the Occasions 2016 catalogue.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

 

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