Stampin' Up! Lotus Blossom, quick and simple DIY card

Hello friends. Today's share is super simple. One of the most popular sets for Saleabration for Stampin' Up! here in Australia is Lotus Blossom. It's such a striking image on it's own, it's easy to make simple but striking DIY cards.

Stampin Up Australia Lotus Blossom handmade card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

You only have until the end of March to earn this lovely stamp set for FREE. Just place a $90 order in My Online Stampin Up Store or by email and you get to choose a free Saleabration item, with Lotus Blossom being one of the choices.

Here's a closer look at the stamp set. You can see that the flower bud image is in 3 pieces, which are layered when you stamp (you cant see in the mage below, but the stamps are even numbered so you know which one to stamp first).

Lotus Blossom

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree Birthday Card using the Thumping Technique

Today I have a birthday card using one of my favourite sets from the Stampin' Up! Australia Occasions Catalogue. It's called Sheltering Tree. How cute is this stamp set?

Sheltering Tree 2

It's a Photopolymer (clear) set and comes with lots of little bits and pieces to create a peaceful tree scene. You can see exactly where you are stamping, so it's easy to add little bits and pieces, or even create different colours with the bicycle frame. Here's a closer look at the set.

Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree Stamp Set 

Sheltering Tree

The colours I have used on my card are Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizazz, Rose Red, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Black. To get the mottled leaves, I first inked up the leaves stamp with Pear Pizazz ink pad, and then I used the wide end of my Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write Marker to thump random colour onto the inked stamp. This is called the Thumping Technique.

Sheltering Tree 2 close up

 

See the cute heart embellishment? That's handmade using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and matching Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers. There's even a stamp set that matches too - Pictogram Punches (although I haven't used that today). Nobody does 'this goes with that' quite like Stampin' Up!.

Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers

Here's another version of the same card using one of the sentiments from the Sheltering Tree stamp set as well.

Sheltering Tree

 

If you love any of today's products, remember you can earn one of 11 free items (including full stamp sets and alcohol marker sets) with a $90 purchase before March 31st. All the details HERE.

Have a fabulous Saturday,

 

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Lotus Blossum Stamp Set for Saleabration Australia 2015 and Stamping and Blogging

Hello! The Stamping and Blogging team is back again with our weekly sketches for 2015. This is one of my favourite blogging activities and I am so grateful to be a part of this lovely team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators around the world. Here's my first creation for Stamping and Blogging for 2015, featuring the Saleabration set Lotus Blossom Stamp Set. You can earn this set free with a $90 purchase (before postage).

Stampin Up Lotus Blossom Stamp Set for Saleabration 2015 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia SB86

Isn't this a beautiful stamp set? The flower is actually stamped in three layers. Here's  quick video to show you how.

Lotus Blossom Stamp Set Video Stampin Up Saleabration 2015

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week. I got a little creative with rotating and flipping it!

SB 86 Jan 7You view the products I have used to create this card using the links at the bottom of the post. You can find out how easy it is to earn this stamp set for free during Saleabration HERE. 

Now it's time to visit the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design Team around the world to see what they have created with this sketch. Enjoy!

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 

 

Have a fabulous day and I'll see you back her again soon.

Claire 

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Stampin' Up! Products Used in Today's Card  

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Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for a Sparkly Christmas Card

Hello, time for another Stamping and Blogging sketch challenge blog hop with the design team girls around the world. I really look forward to seeing what they are up to each week. For today's card I have gone for a very traditional Christmas card, using one of my favourite techniques to add sparkle. Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree stamp set is a perfect set for a traditional Christmas card. You can link to all of the products I have used from my Online Stampin' Up! store by using the scrolling links at the end of the post.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for a Sparkly Christmas Card for Stamping and Blogging SB81 by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My base cardstock is the Under the Tree Speciality DSP, which is a fabulous weight to use for Christmas cards. It has patterns of traditional Crumb Cake with either Early Espresso, Garden Green or Cherry Cobbler on one side, and white on Crumb Cake on the reverse, which is perfect for the inside of cards.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for a Sparkly Christmas Card for Stamping and Blogging SB81 by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To achieve the sparkly panel, I:

  1. Stamped the image using Mossy Meadow (and stamped off a couple of times around the main image).
  2. I then cut the panel to the size I wanted it, and covered the whole panel in Versamark ink applying the ink pad directly to the stamped panel.
  3. I then sprinkled Stampin' Up!'s Heat and Stick powder over the whole image and shook off the excess.
  4. I heated tat with my Heat Tool and while it was still hot, I sprinkled Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds over the top.
  5. Finally I shook off the excess glitter, and then gave it a quick blast with my heat gun to set it (just a very quick blast - maybe 10-15 seconds over the whole image).

I have used the three little words Peace, Love and Joy from the many Merry Stars stamp set. These were stamped in Early Espresso onto scraps of the DSP.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for a Sparkly Christmas Card for Stamping and Blogging SB81 by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Finally I tied a combination of Cherry Cobbler sheer linen ribbon, lace and linen thread with some wood veneer leaves to finish the card.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for a Sparkly Christmas Card for Stamping and Blogging SB81 by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week:

SB81

Now it's time to check out what the other Stamping and Blogging Design Team girls have done with today'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 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Thanks for visiting today. If you would like to check out any of the products I have used in today's project, just click on the links below my signature. See you back here again soon!

Claire

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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! Merry Everything for Stamping and Blogging

Hello friends. 

Today I have a Christmas card for you, featuring Merry Everything from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. This set is a great set of 5 tag stamps, with a matching Note Tag Punch. The card s based on this weeks sketch from Stamping and Blogging.

Stampin Up Merry Everything Christmas card with Note Tag Punch by Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

My colours are Lost Lagoon and Old Olive. The watercolour background is a lot more subtle in the real card but was difficult to photograph true to colour. The little snowflakes stamped over the watercolour background are from Endless Wishes from the Holiday Catalogue (stamped in Lost Lagoon). You can check out all the supplies I have used in the links at the bottom of this post.

Stampin Up Merry Everything Christmas Card Claire daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

 

Here's the sketch we had to play with this week.

SB78

 

Now it's time to see what else the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design Team girls 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 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

 

Hope you enjoy this week's blog hop. Have a fabulous day and I'll see you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! World of Dreams for Stamping and Blogging

Hello lovely friends.

Today I have a simple gratitude card for you, based on this weeks sketch from Stamping and Blogging, and using colours inspired by my new doona cover which I love! It's actually black, grey, white and lime, but I have used crushed curry here. The quilt cover is a forest theme, so I have used our lovely set World of Dreams for foliage.

Stampin' Up! World of Dreams for Stamping and Blogging by Claire daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

My greeting came from one of the Project Life sets from the holiday catalogue, called Holiday Cheer.

Here's a look at the two sets I have used on this card. You can click on the links at the end of my post to view or order these products from my online store. First, here's World of Dreams which is available in clear mount or wood mount.

World of Dreams

Here is the Holiday Cheer project Life set which is a Photopolymer set.

Holiday Cheer Project Life

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

SB76

Now it's time to visit all the lovely ladies around the globe on the Stamping and Blogging design team. Hopefully the times are still coordinated as we have just had Daylight savings introduced for summer here in eastern Australia the past weekend.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

 

Have a great week and we will see you back here again later in the week,

Claire

Stamping Up Products Used This Week


Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees Shaker Card for Stamping and Blogging

Hello lovely stampers. Today I'm using Festival of Trees Stamp Set and matching punch from the Stampin'  Up! Australia Holiday Catalogue. to put this shaker card together using a sketch from Stamping and Blogging.

Stampin Up! Festival of Trees Shaker Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstartor Melbourne Australia

I had lots of fun putting this one together. This stamp set and punch is so versatile - you must get it! You can check out all the products I used in the product links at the end of this post. Here's a close up. 

Stampin Up! Festival of Trees Shaker Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstartor Melbourne Australia

See the cool greeting here?  This one is from Good Greetings, an awesome greeting set which is FREE to anyone who places a $300 order, or hosts a party where sales go past $300 between now and the end of October. it's a great time to combine some orders with friends. Plus you also get $50 free product. The lucky hostess in my stamp by mail Hostess Clubs will also get this set free - sign up HERE for my next club. Here's a look at the Good Greetings stamp set. Contact me if you are interested in earning yours FREE.

Good greetings

Here's the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week for the Stamping and Blogging sketch challenge. We needed to use washi tape and I had lots of fun playing with the All is Calm Washi Tape, which perfectly coordinates with several of our Stampin'  Up! Colours including Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Silver and Pear Pizazz.

SB 71 Sept 3

Now it's time to check out what all the fabulous Stamping and Blogging design team girls have been up to with this same 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 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

If you would like to recreate my card today, click on the links below to be taken to that product in the online store.

Have a fabulous week,

Claire


Stampin' Up! Endless Wishes from the New Holiday Catalogue for SB70

Hello friends. With the release of the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue in Australia tomorrow, I've made another Christmas card for this weeks Stamping and Blogging sketch challenge.

This lovely set is called Endless Wishes and it's a new Photopolymer set. I've embossed in white onto watercolour paper, and then used my aquapainter to swish some ink around. Just love the extra bling from those gorgeous new All is Calm sequins too!  It's a bit hard to see, but that's silver foil cardstock beneath the stamped layer. My base card is Blushing Bride, and I've used Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Rick Razzleberry ink with my aquapainter.

Stampin' Up! Endless Wishes from the New Holiday Catalogue for SB70 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

The greeting is from a special limited edition hostess set called Good Greetings (19 really popular greetings in this gorgeous script font). Pop back in tomorrow and I'll show you the wholes set, and show you how you can earn yours for free.

Stampin' Up! Endless Wishes from the New Holiday Catalogue for SB70 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week. As you can see I turned it on it's side.

SB70 Aug 27

Now it's time to visit my lovely international Stamping and Blogging Design Team friends and discover all the delightful creations they have made with this week's sketch. I love visiting their blogs each week to see the many different interpretations.

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 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

 

Pop back in tomorrow and I've got lots more to show you from the brand new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. See you then,

Claire

 


Stampin' Up! Bloom with Hope and Typepset DSP for SB66

Today I'm playing with Bloom with Hope for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team sketch challenge SB66. Bloom with Hope is one of the hostess sets in the new 2014 Stampin' Up! Australia Catalogue. Isn't it a pretty set? Great for colouring too.

Stampin' Up! Bloom with Hope and Typepset DSP for SB66 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com
I do love the new Blackberry Bliss In-Colour! Its a great compliment for gold and Very Vanilla. I have embossed in gold, and also stamped in the Blackberry Bliss ink. If you would like to recreate this project at home, you can view the products I have used at the end of my post. Here is the sketch we had to work with this week. 

SB66 July 30

Now it's time to visit the rest of the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design Team and see what they have created with this 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 

 

I hope you enjoy creative time this week, and have a happy week.

Claire 

 Stampin Up Products Used in This Project

 


Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Techniques

I've been having a play with the Stampin' Up! Blendabilities, our new alcohol based markers in exclusive Stampin' Up! colours.

This one is just some standard colouring. I'm sure you have seen this Blended Bloom stamp around on LOTS of blogs, but it's a great one to practice your blending skills on.

Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Techniques using Blended Blooms and Four You by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

In this next one, I have embossed my image from Bravo Photopolymer set in white embossing powder, and then coloured the embossing using my Blendabilities.  It's a great technique to use with dark coloured cardstock. I have also used  a new  Be the Star Stampin' Up! stamp set, which coordinates with the new Star Framelits.

Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Techniques using Bravo and Be the Star by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Another great technique to use with Blendabilities is to colour your embellishments. In this card I have coloured the adhesive rhinestones with the Rich Razzleberry Blendability marker.

Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Techniques using Bravo and Flower Shop by Claire Daly melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Techniques using Bravo and Flower Shop by Claire Daly melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Stampin' Up! have produced lots of great videos demonstrating how to use Blendabilities. Click on each of the videos below:

 

 

 

 

If you love what you see here and would like to purchase any of these supplies used to make these cards, use the links below to view and/or purchase these products in my Online Stampin' Up! Shop (another 6 colour sets of Blendabilities will be available to purchase on August 1st .

Have a fabulous day and see you back here again soon,

Claire

Stampin' Up! products used in these projects:

 

 

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! Peaceful Petals and Blendabilities

Hello. Today's share is a card based on a layout of a card that was displayed on our Grand Vacation share day. I'm not sure who made the original card, it may have been one of the concept artists. BUT I wanted to show off the cute layout, so I reproduced it using Peaceful Petals. Unfortunately my twine came a little loose whist taking the photo - woops! I'm sure you get the idea though.

  Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals and Blendabilities

I've coloured the image from Peaceful Petals using our new alcohol markers, called Blendabilities. These are just on demonstrator preorder at the moment but are very close to being available to customers, so stay tuned.

 

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals and Blendabilities by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

If you would like to re-create this card, just click on the links below and you can view or purchase the item in my online Stampin' up! store.

Have a fabulous day and I'll see you back here tomorrow for another project share.

Claire

 


Brushless watercolour technique using Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals

Hello lovely people. Today's card share is a super simple technique that produces lovely watercolour look results.

Brushless Watercolour Technique using Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

To achieve this look I embossed the image from Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals in gold embossing powder onto watercolour paper (it's important to use watercolour paper for this technique). Then I gave the image 3 quick sprays from a mister bottle held about 30cm away (make sure you place some scrap paper underneath!). Then I randomly dropped drops of Strawberry Slush and Rich Razzleberry re-inker which disperse on hitting the wet paper. I then let it dry (you can hurry it along with a heat tool and even a paper towel to sponge up some of the extra water.

Brushless Watercolour Technique using Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

My base card is Strawberry Slush and I stamped the same image onto the card in Strawberry Slush ink. My greeting also from Peaceful Petals) is gold embossed onto Very Vanilla cardstock.

I hope you have fun trying out this technique. If you would like to recreate this card, you can purchase these products in my online Stampin' Up! store. All the product links are below.

See you back here tomorrow with another share.

Claire

 

 


Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals coloured with Blendabilities

Hello lovely people. Today I have a card using one of my favourite Stampin' Up! sets for colouring stamped images. It is from the current Occasions Catalogue here in Australia, and is called Peaceful Petals (grab it before it goes on June 30th - details below). 

I made this card and delivered with a box of chocolates yesterday to a neighbour who recently had a bad fall. I think a handmade card (and chocolate!) is the perfect way to let someone know you have been thinking of them. She is such a lovely neighbour.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals coloured with Blendabilities by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I coloured the image with the new Stampin' Up! alcohol markers, Blendabilities. I used the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive sets. These aren't quite available to customers yet, but demonstrators get to play with them on a preorder (Join with the current $85 special during June and you can preorder these and other new catalogue products too - email me for details).

As I mentioned this stamp set is FABULOUS! I love it because it has really pretty outline images which are great for colouring and includes leaves. It also has two very versatile sentiments and I love the font. It's only available until June 30th, so grab it now.

Wood Mount Set HERE - Item 133104 $49.95

Clear Mount Set HERE - Item  133107 $39.95

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals coloured with Blendabilities by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.comLots happening at Stampin' Up! at the moment, so here's a summary:

  • Retired products are selling at discounts up to 50% off - viewand shop the list HERE.
  • Project Life by Stampin' Up! launches to customers tomorrow. Pop back tomorrow morning to view the range.
  • Join a Stamp from home/by mail Hostess Club. I have two clubs starting in July, one for Card-making and one for Scrapbooking/Project Life. Get free catalogues, three free projects a month and earn a minimum of $50 free merchandise. More details HERE.
  • Turn your love of Stamping and Scrapbooking into a family friendly business or become a hobby demonstrator for just $85 up until June 30th only. Details HERE.
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Have a great day and see you back here tomorrow,

Claire


Stampin' Up! Trust God Grand Vacation 2014 Swap.

This was the swap card I put together for the Grand Vacation. It was so exciting to be involved in this swap and I received some amazing cards in return.

stampin up trust god

The butterfly was gold embossed and watercoloured, and the embossed area on the apothecary accents layer was rubbed with the Versamark ink pad, and had Gold embossing powder sprinkled over the top before being heat embossed.

stampin up australia claire daly

This is one of my favourite quotes from the Stampin' Up! Trust God stamp set, and I think the card reflects my stamping style well, so I was happy with how it turned out. Supplies are listed below with direct links to my online Stampin' Up! store.

Current Stampin' Up! Promotions

  • Join for $85 between today and June 30th. More details HERE.
  • Sign up for my by mail Hostess of the Month Clubs (two choices: either Cardmaking or Scrapbooking / Project Life available). You can join in from anywhere in Australia as it's all by mail / email. Details HERE.
  • Join thousands of happy stampers on my email list and keep up to date with all things Stampin' Up! plus get exclusive content. Sign up HERE

Have a great day and I'll see you back here soon,

Claire

 

 Supplies used in today's card:


Embossing Folders Stamping Technique using Brayer and You're Lovely Stamp Set

Here is the third embossing folders technique I promised to show you using Stampin' up! products.

dtampin up australia deco labels you're lovely

This technique is created by brayering ink onto the debossed side of an embossing folder (this one is Beautifully Baroque by Stampin' up! - see link below). I brayered Early Espresso ink onto the debossed side inside the folder (which is basically flat with the pattern indented downwards), then inserted a piece of Primrose Petals cardstock into the folder and embossed like normal. I love the effect you can get with this technique!

The floral label is done using the You're Lovely Saleabration stamp set (free with a $90 order up to March 31st). This is a perfect fit for our Deco Labels Framelits. The words of the greeting are from Perfect Pairs, which is a very versatile greeting set to add to your collection.

Stampin' Up! Australia you're lovely

I hope this has given you some ideas for using your embossing folders. Scroll down below for a list of Stampin' Up! products I have used in todays project. Youcan click on each item to be taken to the item in the online store for more information.

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Beautifully Baroque and embossing fabric.

Today I have another way to use your embossing folder: embossing on fabric. I love the effect this gives.

stampin up australia embossing fabric

To create this look:

  • Adhere your fabric to cardstock first. I find that cotton patchwork fabrics work really well). I adhere those with our Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets which you will find in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue (see below). You could also use Multipurpose Glue (see below) but just make sure it dries before embossing.
  • Then it's just a matter of putting it through the Bigshot in the same way you would cardstock (I haven't found I have had to change the plate sandwich).

stampin up australia scalloped flower die hello lovely

To finish the card off, here's what I have done (products are all shown at the end of the post)

  • Used the scalloped flower die on coordinations cardstock and sanded the top of the petals. I also placed an adhesive pearl in the centre as well as some glitter glass (see below) which is great for a vintage look.
  • Added some glace, gold bakers twine (I LOVE this new twine from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalologue) and sequin trim.
  • My greeting is gold embossed and is from the Hello Lovely stamp set.

Hope you enjoyed today's card. Below you will find a link to the Stampin' Up! products I have used.

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I'll be back in a day or two with a third way of using your embossing folders. Until then, have a great weekend.

Claire

 


Vintage Stampin' Up! Birthday Card

Hello lovelies. Today I have been playing with my supplies to make a vintage birthday card. Vintage is my favourite stamping style!

stampin up australia perfectly penned

To me, vintage says distressed, antique, texture, lace, filigree, baroque and lots more, so I tried to incorporate some of those elements into my card (all my supplies are shown and linked at the bottom of the post). Here's what I did:

  • I used the Beautifully Baroque Embossing folder with Pool Party Coordinations cardstock, so I could lightly sand the embossing to give a distressed finish.
  • I added flourishes (clear embossed) on the craft cardstock (from Happy Day stamp set). Love the shape of those Deco Label Framelits!
  • For my greeting, I stamped in Pool Party onto Naturals Ivory cardstock which is a great look for vintage cards. I used the Artisan Label punch for those ends, and I sponged the edge of all my layers with Crumb Cake ink.
  • I also used some vintage inspired DSP (from Soho Subway = LOVE)
  • For texture I added lace, sequin trim, linen thread, antique brad, pearls (you can add so many cool things to vintage cards :) 

stampin up australia vintage card

Hope you enjoyed today's card. Below you will find a link to the Stampin' Up! products I have used.

  • Place an order of $90 or more either online or by email and you get to choose one of 13 free gifts (including stamp sets) - offer available until March 31st.
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 Have a great weekend,

Claire

 


Stampin' Up! Vivid Vases - with stems!

Today's card is a birthday card using Vivid Vases single stamp from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue. 

Vivid Vases

I watercoloured using our Blender Pens and picking up the ink from the inside cover of the ink pads. My colours are Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive, Strawberry Slush and Crushed Curry. I always use Stampin' Up! watercolour paper to get a great watercolour effect because the quality is really awesome. I stamped the image in Black Stazon, and used a Black Stampin' Write Marker very lightly to create some stems (to make the appearance that the vases are clear).

The DSP is from Afternoon Picnic DSP pack, and I've used some Strawberry Slush ruffled ribbon to embellish. My greeting is embossed in white and is from Another Great Birthday set from the Occasions Catalogue.

Check out the Vivid Vases single stamp HERE. View all the Occasions Catalogue products HERE.

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Thanks for spending some time on my blog today. I'll see you back here again soon,

Claire