Stampin' Up! Australia: Snowflake Sentiments and Winter Wonder Embossing Folder for 2017 Heart of Christmas Wk 19

Hello stamping friends, time for this weeks Heart of Christmas card.

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This week I decided to play around with textures and techniques. My plans were to use the crayon resist technique on this embossed image from the Winter Wonder embossing folder, a technique I had recently seen and wanted to try. It involved rubbing the side of my white crayon over the embossed image, and then applying ink with a sponge. I think I pressed a little hard and/or my crayon was too long and I got crayon on other parts of my glossy cardstock. I thought I would apply the ink anyway just to see how bad it looked, and I ended up really loving the effect! It's like the embossed area has been shadowed which really makes it stand out. I love playing around with different effects with ink.

Stampin Up Snowflake Sentiment and crayon resist technique for Christmas 2017. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My base card is Night of Navy, and I have used a combination of Pool Party ink and Dapper Denim ink for my sponging. To complete my card I have used the Merry Music Designer Paper and silver foil cardstock. I have embellished with some Night of Navy crinkled seam binding ribbon (my favourite ribbon type in the Annual Catalogue), with some mini sequin trim in silver.

Stampin Up Snowflake Sentiment and crayon resist technique for Christmas 2017. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My greeting is from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set in the Holiday Catalogue. I really love the size and classic font of these sentiments for Christmas, and I am one of those people that still associate snowflakes with Christmas, even though it's summer in Australia at that time of year. I discovered something very handy as well, in that four of the sentiments in this stamp set fit very nicely in the Everyday Label Punch in the Holiday Catalogue. Here I have embossed the greeting in silver onto Night of Navy cardstock.

Stampin Up Snowflake Sentiment and crayon resist technique for Christmas 2017. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and the Everyday Label Punch. You can buy these in my online store, along with the other products I have used today.  The greetings which fit in the Everyday Label Punch are the three top ones on the left hand column, and the image under the three snowflakes in the right column. The 'to from' greeting would also be good for this punch.

 

Snowflake Sentiments Everyday Label PunchNow it's time to check in with the Art With Heart team girls, and see what they have made for week 19 Heart of Christmas. I hope you enjoy their lovely creations as much as we do, bringing this to you each week as a fun team activity.


Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Palmieri

Rachel Woollard

Sharon Davern

Catherine Proctor

Ros Davidson

Monika O'Neil

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Pop back in again soon and I'll show you the other crayon resist card I had fun making this week.

Have a happy day,

Claire

 

 


Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 13 with my favourite Holiday Catalogue bundle.

It's Wednesday, so time for some more Christmas cards with the Art with Heart Team. We are up to week 13 with our Heart of Christmas series.

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Today I have played with my absolute favourite bundle in the new Holiday Catalogue (coming September 1st), the Hearts Come Home Bundle. There are so many beautiful elements to this bundle, I can see I will be making many cards with it. 

These cards were so hard to photograph with all the shiny bits on the Glossy White Cardstock and the Champagne Foil Sheets. The rows of houses are actually cut from the Champagne foil sheets here, although its quite hard to see. I wanted to join a couple of bits together on this card so added a couple more bits as a layer to hide the join in the die cts.

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My base card is Fresh Fig, which I am loving! I have sponged a combination of Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Fresh Fig onto the Glossy White cardstock. The greeting and sleigh / reindeers are stamped in Fresh Fig. To get the moon I used a mask cut with the 1 3/4" circle punch (I cut it from a post it note) and sponged over it initially, then a bit of light spongeing once it was removed.

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I did a landscape and portrait orientation version of this card. 

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I hope you have liked this weeks samples. I already have lots more ideas in mind for this fabulous bundle, so stay turned.

No lets look at what the Art With Heart team girls have been up this week shall we?

Caroline Manwaring

Christine Blain

Sharon Davern

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor

Tina Gillespie

Judy May

Rachel Woollard

Monika O'Neil

 

Thanks for checking in on Heart of Christmas this week. Have a great week,

Claire 

  


Using the Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste

I tried out the new embossing paste from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue last weekend. There are 3 key products in this range:

The masks can be used for spongeing, but in this case when combined with the Embossing Paste and smoothed over with the Palette Knives, you get a lovely raised effect which adds dimension and texture to your papercraft projects. It's super simple to use (just make sure you have a plastic mat) and I was surprised how quickly it dried. I use my Silicone Craft Sheet to create colours by adding a drop or two of re-inker to 3/4 - 1 teaspoon of Embossing Paste (that usually covers a couple of cards. I use the Palette Knives to mix on the Silcone Craft Sheet. There's a video at the end of the post which shows how this is done.

Here's a closer look at the four mask patterns you get in the Party Patterns Decorative masks pack.

Party Pattern Decorative Masks

Here's two of the cards I made. For this one I have used 2 drops of Powder Pink ink refill in about 1 teaspoon of embossing paste, and then sprinkled some gold glitter randomly over the top (while the embossing paste was still wet) and shook off the excess. 

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous and embossing paste. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My stamp set is Happy Birthday Gorgeous which is a new set 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. I love the funky font on this set and it has so many other great greetings. The paper is Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous and embossing paste. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this second card I have used the cloud mask and 1 drop of Soft Sky re-inker in about 3/4 teaspoon of Embossing Paste. I love the effect this gives for clouds. I have used the Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away Thinlits to complete my card. This is a nice colour combination to use with the new InColour Powder Pink.

  Stampin Up Powder Pink 2017 Color/Colour Combination. Click through for a card using these colours by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia,

  Stampin Up Lift Me Up stamp set, Up and Away thinklints and embossing paste. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a video showing you more about using the new Embossing Paste.

 

You can view all the products I have used today in the links at the end of the post, These are all available in my online Stampin' Up! store. When you shop online with me and use the hostess code below, you will qualify for a free gift to be sent out in mid August, Gifts include stamps, embossing folders, embellishments etc and change each month. Read all about how to, and the benefits of shopping with me HERE. 

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If you have a big order, you might like to take advantage of the fabulous Starter Kit Special this month and save 50%. For just $169, you get $356 worth of Stampin' Up! goodies, plus a FREE box of catalogues and FREE postage. It's an awesome deal - read more HERE!

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to see you back here again soon. Did you know you can Subscribe to my posts so you never miss a post?

Claire

 

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Art With Heart Team May Stampin' Up! Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peeks!

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Hello there. It's blog hop time again with my super talented team members from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team in Australia. Today we would like to preview some of the amazing new products from the upcoming 2017/18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which launches on June 1st. Be sure to ask any of the girls along the way for a copy of the new catalogue! We love to share what we are making with each other and with the stamping community. This is just one of the fun sharing activities we do each month, so if you are looking for a fun community of stampers to join ask us how quick, easy and affordable it is.

I am focusing on the Daisy Delight bundle of stamp set and punch for my cards. These will be available to purchase June 1st and there is a lovely coordinating Designer Series Paper as well.

  Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set / Daisy Punch / emboss resist technique / seaside embossing folder / Powder Pink / Berry Burst

For this card I have embossed the daisy twice onto Shimmery White cardstock and then watercoloured over the top using two of the new InColours, Powder Pink and Berry Burst. Once dry, I cut out with the daisy punch and layered with a dimensional. The new Faceted Gems (also coming June 1st) are perfect flower centres, They come in clear (shown here) and gold.

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set / Daisy Punch / emboss resist technique / seaside embossing folder / Powder Pink / Berry Burst

In my second card, I have featured some of the  Beautiful Daisy Designer paper, along with paper from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (LOVE THIS!). You will also spy a new punch shape, and a new greeting from a great birthday stamp set / bundle called Happy Birthday Gorgeous. This time I have stamped the daisy in Wisteria Wonder ink onto the same coloured cardstock. I have used a cold faceted gem for the flower centre.

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set. Daisy Punch, Beautiful Daisy DSP, Wood Texture DSP, Pretty Label Punch, Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, Faceted Gems

My final card features what I am sure is going to be one of my new favourite colour combinations for the new catalogue - Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. This time I curled the daisy petals a little and added some Lemon Lime Ink (which turned out too hard to see because it's such a perfect match to the cardstock). For the flower centre, I have coloured some of the Perfect White Accents (in current catalogue) with a black sharpie and grouped them together.

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set. Daisy Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, watercolor background, copper trim

For my background, I smooshed (that is a word you know!) onto a non stick BBQ sheet and then spritzed it and pressed the Shimmery White cardstock onto it (I did each colour separately).  You will also notice a new trim - and it's COPPER!! It's a loose -weave copper trim with zig zag stitching and will be available on June 1st. The cool thing is you can spread the fibres out which gives a great distressed look. 

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set. Daisy Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, watercolor background, copper trim

 

I have you have enjoyed my sneak peek. I am sure you are going to love everything the girls have for you tonight. We get so excited when it's blog hop night, as the process of sharing with each other is equally as exciting for us as sharing with you! We have such a lovely group of friends in our team and it's great to see some of the newer team members developing the confidence to start blogging and sharing their creations. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, ask about joining our fabulous Art With Heart Team.  It is such a friendly and supportive stamping community.

Next up on the blog hop is my lovely friend Sharon Davern. Sharon has recently returned to blogging after a longish break so we are very excited to have her sharing her creations again, The blog hop is full circle, so if you have any problems, you can just click on a name below to get started again. Now off to Sharon's Blog.

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  1. Tina Gillespie
  2.  Ros Davidson
  3.  Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  4.  Kate Morgan
  5.  Andrea Robert
  6.  Rachel Palmieri
  7.  Alisha Watson
  8.  Kimberly Hern
  9.  Monika O'Neill
  10.  Claire Daly  (<--- you are here)
  11.  Sharon Davern
  12.  Rachel Woollard
  13.  Caroline Manwaring
  14.  Judy May
  15.  Catherine Proctor
  16.  Rebecca Jacovou




Stampin' Up! Rose Garden Thinlits and Beautiful You 2017 Mothers Day Card

Today I'm blogging a layered mothers day card I made for 2017, using the Stampin' Up! Beautiful You stamp set and the Rose Garden Thinlits.

Stampin Up 2017 Mothers day card using Beatiful You stamp set, rose garden thinlits, stitched shaped framelits and paper piecing technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper (loved the copper foiling in this paper) - This product is retiring, but still available until sold out in the retiring products section of my Stampin' Up! Online Store. I have used the paper piecing technique for the dress, and a block pattern on a later of Crumb Cake cardstock as the second layer on the card. See the links at the end of the post for the remaining products I have used (the greeting is from Oh So Succulent stamp set).

Stampin Up 2017 Mothers day card using Beatiful You stamp set, rose garden thinlits, stitched shaped framelits and paper piecing technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

What's Happening in May:

Enrolments now open for my Marker Club and Stamp at Home clubs - get extra products and monthly tutorials, all from the comfort of your own home. Be quick to sign up.

Retiring products still available until sold out - some discounted up to 50%

New annual catalogue coming in the second half of May. Anyone who purchases $50 product from me this month will automatically have one sent out (unless you are already on the list).

New release Eastern Palace bundles available NOW (including 3 new ink pads and free gifts / tutorial with bundle).

 

Thanks for stopping by today. You can find all the products I have used in today's card by using the links below my signature (te Affectionately Yours Paper Pack wasn't showing, but as of today is definitely still available in the online store HERE) . Have a great day.

Claire

Product List 

Beautiful You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$49.00
Rose Garden Thinlits Dies
$54.00
Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock
$14.00
Crumb Cake A4 Card Stock
$14.00
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
$50.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$10.00
Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Stamp Set
$36.50