Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts

Today I have a sweet coloured card for you using one of the retiring 2018 Occasions Catalogue stamp sets called Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts.

Stampin Up Friendships Sweetest Thoughts crd by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia #stampinup #clairedaly #occasions2018 #australia #stampinupdemo #stampinupaustralia

I coloured this one with Watercolour pencils, including the Lemon Lime Twist one which came inside the Lots of Happy Card Kit. I'm going to be super sad to see to see the Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon go. It's one of my favourites and is great for baby cards too.

Stampin Up Friendships Sweetest Thoughts crd by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia #stampinup #clairedaly #occasions2018 #australia #stampinupdemo #stampinupaustralia

April Stampin' Up! Update

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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.

Brusho 1

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.

Brisho 1a

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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3 ways with Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Stamp Set

Some bundles just jump right out of the page at me when I open a new catalogue, and they are usually the nature style stamp sets for me. Birds, flowers, leaves etc. Stampin' Up!'s new Petal Palette stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue ticked all the boxes for me. It has a coordinating set of Thinlits called Petals and More Thinlit Dies, and a lovely set 0f 2 border embellishment folders called Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Here are 3 ways I have used these lovely products. This is just the tip of the iceberg. You will be seeing LOTS more of this product suite from me.

For my first card I have coloured the roses in Cherry Cobbler light and dark Stampin' Blends, with Old Olive light and dark Stampin' Blends on the leaves. I also used the Lots of Labels Framelits.

 

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

 

I added some gentle shimmer with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

 

For my second card, I coloured in Calypso Coral light and dark Stampin Blends, with Old Olive light and dark for the leaves. I also used one on the embossing folders on the crumb cake layer.

  Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

 

I did a little bit of background stamping on the label shape that was left over from the last card. and added a greeting from the set. That lovely label die cut is included in the Thinlits.  I also added some Wink of Stella to this card.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

 

For my third card (which I think is my favourite), I have used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive light and dark Stampin Blends, but haven't used the glitter this time. I used the other embossing folder but didn't take it all the way across the card. I also added in some background stamping at the top of the card (that background stamp included in the set is so versatile).

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

The greeting or this card came from a different set (it was just the sentiment I needed for this card, for someone who is going through an extremely difficult time). It's from Ribbon of Courage stamp set.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin Up demo Melbourne Australia. #petalpalette #petalsandmore #occasions2018 #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #clairedaly

Here's a closer look at the Petal Palette bundle (find it HERE in the online store), as well as the coordinating Petal Pair embossing folders (find them HERE in the online store). 

Petal Palette Bundle

Petal Pair Embossing

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Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Heartland Birthday and Thinking of You cards.

I love this gorgeous image in the Heartland stamp set. In fact as a country girl at heart (I was born in the wheatbelt of Western Australia and lived on farms until my late teens), this whole stamp set really jumped out at me in the 2017/18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You and male  birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

It was the perfect image for my father in laws birthday card, and I also made a ''thinking of you' card to send to my Mum, as I think this image will really appeal to her as well.

For my Mum's card, I also wanted to try out my new Marbled Background stamp (stamped in Emerald Envy onto an Emerald Envy layer on a Dapper Denim card base). I watercoloured the image (stamped onto a piece of Shimmery White cut from the Stitched Shapes framelits) using the Stampin' Up! watercolour pencils.

 

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To finish my card, I added a few simple embellishments: a leaf die cut from Eclectic Layers thinlits that I had lying around in my 'bits and pieces' bowl, some of the Dapper Denim washi tape from the Basic 3 Washi Tape and one of the Touches of Nature wooden elements.

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the birthday card I embossed the Emerald Envy layer using the Polka Dot basics embossing folder (note that the image in the catalogue is incorrect for this folder, the dots are actually further spaced as shown here).  The image was coloured the same, but stamped onto one of the circle Stitched Shapes Thinlits. For my embellishments I have added some Burlap Trim and Linen Thread, with some gold metallic shapes. I have used the Happy Birthday greeting from Happy Birthday gorgeous which is a great fit for the Pretty Label punch.

Stampin Up Heartland male birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Here's a closer look at the Heartland stamp set (available in wood mount or clear mount red rubber) and the Basics Washi Tape #3 pack. I find this a great combo set because it has 5 different blues to coordinate with all your projects! We also have a green set of 5, pink set of 5 and black and white themed set. 

  Heartland

Washi pack 3

If you are a country girl like me, or enjoy watercolouring, Heartland is a great stamp set for you! 

See you back here tomorrow with a Holiday Catalogue sneak peek.

Claire

 


Stampin' Up! Moroccan Designer Series Paper for a masculine Thinking of You handmade card.

Hello stampers. Happy Monday.

I have to tell you Emerald Envy has TOTALLY taken me by surprise and crept in to firmly cement itself as one of my few favourite Stampin' Up! colours at the moment. I'm also a big fan of Early Espresso, which is one of the reasons I am loving the Moroccan Designer Series Paper from the Stampin' Up! 2016 Annual Catalogue. 

Stampin Up Moroccan Nights stamp set and Moroccan DSP. Masculine thinking of you card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I found the images in the stamp set perfect for the masculine card I was making. I particularly love the border stamp and how it echoes the patterns on this piece of DSP.

Stampin Up Moroccan Nights stamp set and Moroccan DSP. Masculine thinking of you card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For my masculine embellishments, I have used our Burlap Trim and Linen Thread together, and then used a Bronze Sharpie to colour some of the White Perfect Accents - this gives a great copper embellishment and copper is so on trend right now!

Stampin Up Moroccan Nights stamp set and Moroccan DSP. Masculine thinking of you card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The great news is you can still get this DSP on special in a buy 3 get one free deal on until the end of October 2016 (you can mix up which paper packs you want as there are quite a few in the deal - check the deal out HERE).

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Here's a closer look at the papers and the coordinating Washi Tape and Moroccan Nights stamp set. You can view this whole product suite HERE in my online store. 

  Stampin Up Moroccan DSP available in my online Stampin Up store

Moroccan Nights stamps set by stmpin up - available in my online Stampin Up store in Australia

Moroccan Washi Tape by Stampin Up. Availble in my Online Stampin Up store in Australia

Thanks for stopping by today. See you back again tomorrow,

Claire

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