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.

 

Stampin Up color combinations  Mint Macaron

 

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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Stampin' Up! Reason for the Season Vintage Hand-made Christmas Card

Hello friends. I hope this finds you well and happy. Today I have a vintage style Christmas card for you using the Reason for the Season stamp set from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. I love the poinsettia's in this set, as well as the vintage fonts.

Stampin' Up! Reason for the Season Christmas Card 2015 by Claire Daly Australia

Here's some tips for recreating this card at home:

  • The Poinsettia is water-coloured in Real Red and Old Olive and I created 3 layers and popped Dimensionals in between each layer to give the card extra dimension.
  • My cardstock colours are Mossy Meadow, Real Red and Crumb Cake.
  • The 'A Merry Christmas to You' greeting in this set fits perfectly into the Decorative Label punch.
  • The center of my Poinsettia is made using Gold Glitz Dazzling Details.
  • Make creating tags super easy by using the tag topper punches (we have 2 types) and the Triple Layer Banner punch which makes banner ends a breeze.
  • Inked edges, ripped paper, tea lace doileys, linen thread and crochet trim all add to the vintage look.
  • The Home for Christmas DSP is perfect for vintage style Christmas cards - I LOVE this music notes sheet from the pack.

Stampin Up Reason for the Season hand made Christmas card by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

I hope you have liked today's card. You can check out or purchase any of the products I have used today by clicking on any of the product links below, which will take you to my online store.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms for SB110

Today's card for Stamping and Blogging Design Team (SB110) features Birthday Blossoms, a fabulous new set in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It has some great sentiments and some lovely images for water-colouring (one of my favourite things to do) so I think it's a really versatile set. If you know me well, you will also know I love to garden so I'm always a sucker for realistic floral sets.

Stampin Up Birthday Bossoms handmade birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne Australia for SB110.

My water-colouring style is pretty messy, but I like it that way. I have always leaned towards a more grungy look on my cards (or at least that's my excuse!) so you wont find any perfect blending. I use both Aqua-painters (which I have used on this card) and Blender Pens, depending on the project.

Stampin Up Birthday Bossoms handmade birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne Australia for SB110.

Here's what I did to complete this card (you can link to all the Stampin' Up! products I have used in the bottom of the post):

  • I've embossed the spray of flowers in clear onto the background Elegant Eggplant cardstock.
  • There's a thin layer of Sahara Sand cardstock behind the greeting panel.
  • The spray of flowers on the greeting panel is stamped in Sahara Sand (stamped off once).
  • My greeting is stamped in Tip Top Taupe.
  • The flowers are water-coloured (using Aqua-painters) in Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant, with Hello Honey in the centre.
  • The leaves are water-coloured in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.
  • I have tied crochet trim and linen thread around the base of the greeting panel.

Here's a closer look at the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.

Stampin Up Birthday Blossoms

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

SB110

Now it's time to visit all the Stamping and Blogging Design Team girls around the world and see what they have done with the sketch.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Erna Logtenberg                               

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog

 

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.

You can now enter the weekly challenges along and link your creation for us all to admire. We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to post your creation on the Sketch and Stamp page, which is the name for the new Stamping and Blogging weekly challenges.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,

Claire

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New Colours meets Retiring favourite for the Art with Heart Team May blog hop.

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Today I'm bringing you another AWHT Blog Hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today our focus is on our favourite retiring product, but many of us couldn't resist throwing in some new product too!

Stampin Up From My Heart Mint Macaron Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

I have used several of my favourite retiring products on this card.

  • The Dictionary background stamp is beautiful for giving a fresh vintage look to your projects. I especially like ink the stamp up and placing the card on top and applying uneven pressure, so that a few areas remain un-inked, or only lightly inked.
  • The Window Frame Framelits are another favourite. I love how you can mat the shape with a square piece of cardstock for an interesting effect.
  • My favourite retiring stamp set is From My Heart. It's such a beautiful set with some really lovely images which also include greetings.

Of course I had to throw in some of the new products I am loving too! As you can the new In Colour Mint Macaron is a firm favourite already.

Stampin Up Colour Combinations 2015 Mint Macaron

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I am also totally LOVING the new triple banner punch. It makes creating banner ends so simple, because you can punch 1", 1.5" and 2" banner ends in a flash, using this great new punch. I used it to create the banner ends on the Pink Pirouette DSP and vellum on my card. Add this great punch to your wish list for ordering after June 2nd (It's on page 162, item 138292).

Now it's time to move on to the next bog, my lovely team member Nikki Sadler.

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, here's the list of my team members who are participating in the blog hop this month.

1. Judy May
2. Tina Gillespie
3. Genna Gifford
4. Ros Davidson
5. Claire Daly
6. Nikki Sadler
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Kayleen McLean
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Jenny Van Dijk
11. Kate Morgan
12. Rachel Woollard
13. Barbara Lindsey

Thanks for visiting our creations today. We are always looking for more people right around Australia to join our fabulous team, so get in contact with me or any of the girls on the blog hop for more information.

Have a great day,

Claire


Sneak Peek: Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic for SB105

Hello there. Today I get to play with another set from the upcoming 2015 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue, called Awesomely Artistic. This set is already a firm favourite of mine. It's a beautiful set of nature images perfect for collage style stamping. The card is based on this week's Stamping and Blogging Design Team Sketch, SB105.

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

I was excited to use two of the new 2015-17 In Colours on this card, Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe. Love these already! See that beautiful script paper? That's one of the new patterns in the Designer Series Paper Stacks. I only had a small piece from my make and take packet at Convention, so I'm looking forward to June so I can order the colour pads.

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Colour / Color Combination Claire Daly Mint Macaron Tip Top TaupeStampin' Up! Products Used

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  • Cardstock: Mint Macaron*, Shimmery White, Early Espresso
  • DSP: 2015-2105 In Colour Paper Stack*
  • Stamps: Awesomely Artistic*
  • Ink: Sahara Sand, Tip Top Taupe*, Mint Macaron*, Early Espresso
  • Other: Adhesive Pearls, Linen Thread

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

 

Stamping Tips

  • Paper Snips make fussy cutting the extra dragonfly wings a breeze!
  • Adhere the second layer of wings with a Glue Dot, and then adhere the pearl over the top to give the card additional dimension.

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

SB105

Now it's time to zoom around the world and see what my lovely stamping friends in the stamping and Blogging Design Team have been up to with this sketch. I bet there will be some more sneak peeks!

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 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog

 

Now it's YOUR turn!

Have a go at creating using this week's sketch, and then pop on over to Sketch and Stamp to upload your take on this weeks sketch. We'll be picking a weekly winner!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you back here again soon. Until then stay happy :)

Claire

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