Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons stamp set and Framelits 3 ways, and my top 10 picks.

Demonstrators and my customers have totally been loving the limited release Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons stamp set and Framelits, available only this month (August 2018). It's a beautiful set to colour in many different ways (including with the Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2, available exclusively this month). You can buy the stamp set and Framelits individually or in a bundle, and the Watercolour Pencils in the pack of 10 new colours.

Here's 3 cards and videos I have done as part of a series to show 3 different ways to colour the Blended Seasons image.

Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Video available by clicking image.

 

 

Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Video available by clicking image.

 

 

Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Video available by clicking image.

 


There are also some BEAUTIFUL creations on Pinterest, and I have saved 10 of my most favourite on a board for you, along with my own creations using this set.

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Remember these products are only available until August 31st, so get in before then to buy them individually or in a bundle. FIND THEM HERE IN MY ONLINE STORE. We still have Bonus Day Coupon earnings until the end of August, so get a $9 coupon with any orders over $90 as well.

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Hope you are loving the Blended Seasons products as much as I am! Those double stitched Framelits (stitching on die cut piece and negative) are so grear!

Claire

 

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My Stampin' Up! Alaska Incentive Trip swap card, featuring Very Vintage stamp set.

Hello stamping friends! I'm so excited to be back from holidays and the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska (yes really I am) and blogging for you again. I had a fabulous holiday, and I hope to bring you a highlights post very soon. It's always lovely to come home though, and I love creating and sharing with you.

Today I wanted to share with you the card I created for the demonstrator swap on the Incentive Trip. We needed to make 26 cards, of which one went on display and we got 25 back. I will be sharing some of my favourite swaps over on my Facebook Business Page over the next few weeks, so make sure you follow me over there too. For me, the swapping is all about the fun of just sharing what we love though. I love the process of getting my swaps ready before the trip (yes really I do) as it gets me into trip mode. I love hearing from other demonstrators who received my card too.

So here's the card I created 26 of.

Stampin Up Alaska Incentive Trip swap by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demo Melbourne Australia. Using Very Vintage and Rooted in Nature Stamp Set.

My base card is Fresh Fig, and that was stamped onto with Fresh Fig ink using the Very Vintage stamp set (one of my absolute favourites in the  catalogue). It's in the Stampin' Reward section, which means the clear mount version can be chosen FREE with a $250 order all through the life of the 2018 Annual Catalogue. Here's a closer look at it. Isn'y it gorgeous?

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The sponged panel on my card uses the following ink colours: Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody and Rich Razzelberry. The images are just stamped over that in Memento Black. To add a bit of extra texture and shine, I added an embossed copper greeting, and also a copper foil mat on the sponged panel. 

Stampin Up Alaska Incentive Trip swap by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demo Melbourne Australia. Using Very Vintage and Rooted in Nature Stamp Set.

 

What's happening in August?

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Get a $9 coupon voucher (to spend in September on any amount order, even a small one) with each $90 spent in one transaction during August 1st to 31st. There is no limit to the number you can earn in one order, or the whole month. You just need an email address so the coupons can be automatically sent to you after the order. The bonus coupons apply to any order type, including online orders or orders by phone, email, in a class or at an event. Yeah!

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We have some exclusive products available in August: The Blended Season stamp set and coordinating Framelits, as well as new colours in the watercolour pencils. The stamp set and Framelits can be purchased individually or in a bundle, and the watercolour pencils in the 10 pack.

Here's a quick look at the products, but for all the details, check out the Colour Your Season section in my online store. Remember it's August only for these products. The stamp set and framelits wont be  available at all after that, but the watercolour pencils may be available in a current catalogue.

August Hostess CodeDon'f forget to use my August code if you shop with me online, as you will receive a free gift in mid-September if you do. For information about how to order with me, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today, see you again soon. 

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree with Brusho Micropowders

Today I decided to show you another card with Brusho, this time a sympathy or get well card using Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree. I have used the Gamboge pot of Brusho for this card.

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I really love the effect I got with the Brusho as a bright sky or sunset. I am not sure how that small circular gap happened but I quite like that it did, as it kind of looks like a sun or moon. I did the Brusho piece first (again just sprinkling Brusho onto the watercolor paper which I had sprayed a few times with a water mister). When that was dry, I over stamped the Brusho with the the image from Lovely as Tree stamp set using Early Espresso ink. My greeting is from Flourishing Phrases stamp set. I have used  the 1 3/4" circle punch for the greeting and then cut a 2" circle from Copper Foil Cardstock to mat it (I used the Circle Layering Framelits for this step). I carried the Copper Foil Cardstock mat to the stamped image too, and the base card is just Early Espresso.

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Here's a bit more about how to use Brusho. You can purchase it in my online store using the links at the end of the post.

 

Have fun playing with Brusho.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Seaside Shore with Brusho micropowders.

Hello again.

Today I have a fun card for you where I have used our Prussian Blue Brusho (just sprinkled onto watercolour paper that I had misted well with water), as a background for this fun ocean themed card.

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I really love the random patterns that the Brusho creates when it hits the damp paper.  The Prussian Blue is a perfect colour for the look of the ocean too. I have teamed it with Lemon Lime Twist, Tangerine Tango and Basic Black to create this card. I have also used some of our Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes (link at end of post) to create dimension for bubbles.

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I hope you like today's card. Seaside Shore is such a fun stamp set to create with.

Have a happy and creative day,

Claire

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Guest Blogger: Rachel Woollard and Brusho

Today we have the second of my guest bloggers for the week, Rachel Woollard (Handstamped by Rachel). Rachel is going to show you some fabulous creations using Brusho, which was a new product introduced in the Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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I met Rachel at a craft show in my very first year as a demonstrator. She soon became a regular customer, and soon after a demonstrator on my team. Rachel would have been with me 10 years in June this year. We love having Rachel in the team and she has become a good friend. We often get together and stamp and her little one (now her big one) used to sleep on my couch while we stamped! Rachel has built a great little team of her own and is now one of my Silver Elite Demonstrators. As well as being a great leader, she is very creative and runs regular Stampin' Up! classes in Ringwood East. Here's what she has coming up over the following months:

Sat 3rd Feb 1-4pm
Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Class
$18.
 
Thurs 8th Feb 12.30-3pm
Fancy Cards Cards
$18, 3 cards
 
Sat 10th Feb 1-4pm
Card Class
$18, 4 cards
 
Email ralin@bigpond.net.au for questions or to reserve your place.
 
Rachel has been working hard on getting to know the Brusho products which we introduced into the Occasions Catalogue. I love all the fabulous effects she has achieved on these cards.
 
Stampin Up 2018 cards using Brusho. Created by Rachel Woollard.
 
You can see close ups of all of these cards with more detailed descriptions on this blog post over on Rachel's blog. Be sure to ask her about her upcoming classes while you are there!
 
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day. I'll be back soon with some more creations.
 
Claire