Your Creative Showcase #107: To Bling or not to Bling?

600 pixelsHello papercrafters from aroung the world! Today the YCC crew are bringing you projects with their own versions of bling (or maybe no bling? - we will have to wait and see!).

I would describe myself as a 'subtle blinger'. I do like a bit of bling on my cards, but it tends to be in a subtle way, as opposed to glitter and glimmer. For me I like the shiny bits to be in the form of foiled papers, foil cardstock and a few rhinestones or shiny embellishments here and there. 

Here's today's card to demonstrate my preferred 'bling level'!

Parisian Beauty and Ornate Layers 2020 Split Panel Card Stampin Up - Claire Daly, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. YCC#107

I have used the retiring Parisian Beauty bundle and Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper (both now only available while stocks last on until June 2nd) to make this split panel card. The paper has a subtle champagne foiled script running through it and I have carried that through by die cutting the Eiffel Tower in champagne foild cardstock as well.

Parisian Beauty and Ornate Layers 2020 Split Panel Card Stampin Up - Claire Daly, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. YCC#107

The frame is cut from the NEW Ornate Layers Dies, which a part of the Ornate Garden Suite and available now to purchase early from the 2020 Annual Catalogue. The flower is die cut from the Parisian Blossoms DSP and also has some of the champagne foiling on it. To complete the embellishing I added a flourish from the Parisian Dies, and three Champagne Rhinestones (yeah - these are carrying over to the new catalogue). My greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings, a really versatile set when you just need a small greeting. You can view all the products I have used today using the links at the end of the post.

Parisian Beauty and Ornate Layers 2020 Split Panel Card Stampin Up - Claire Daly, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. YCC#107
Now it's time to visit my clever stamping friends around the world to see how much bling they like to dial up on the 'blingometer'. First up is Dawn Olchefske in Minnesota USA.

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If you get lost along the way, you will find everyone participating in today's showcase here:

Kristine McNickle - New Zealand

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Jennifer Pauli - Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands 

Michelle Last - UK 

Claire Daly - Australia

Dawn Olchefske - USA 

Barbara Meyer - Austria 

 

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Faux patina stamping technique using Stampin' Up! Parisian Flourish embossing folder

Hello crafters.

A few weeks ago I made a card front faux patina piece for one of my subscriber only Make it With Claire free weekly tutorials (if you missed this one and would like it, there's instructions at the end of the catalogue how to get it).

I had half the panel piece left over, so I made another card using some bits and pieces from the Ornate Border Dies (a pre-release product on sale now from the 2020/21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue), the Stitched Label Dies and the Parisian Dies.

Faux patina stamping technique using Stampin Up Parisian Flourish embossing folder. 2020 sympathy card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demontrator Melbourne Australia

The faux patina technique is so great for vintage style cards, so the greeting from Woven Heirlooms stamp set was perfect to use on the Stitched Label. The copper rose border piece was cut from the new Ornate Border Dies (new product available now!), and I also cut the edge on the pretty peacock piece using those dies. 

Faux patina stamping technique using Stampin Up Parisian Flourish embossing folder. 2020 sympathy card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demontrator Melbourne Australia

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Faux patina stamping technique using Stampin Up Parisian Flourish embossing folder. 2020 sympathy card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demontrator Melbourne Australia

 

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The beautiful Ornate Garden Suite is an early release suite from the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It's available as a whole suite or the products can also be purchased individually. There's 2 new stamp sets, 2 new ornate die sets (so amazing), and a DSP and coordinating embellishments.

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration Rise and Shine - only available for 7 more days!

Hello there. Today we are playing with the Stampin' Up! Saleabration Level 2 choice, Rise and Shine, and the coordinating Cup of Cheer dies. This is a super cute stamp set, but because Saleabration ends on March 31st, it's only available for 7 more days. It also coordinates with the Cup of Cheer dies, which are one of the Holiday Catalogue carryover products.

Stampin Up Rise and Shine 2020 Saleabration stamp set. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The great thing about this stamp set is that the cup stamps are reversible, which allows you to create cards like this. Here's my colour scheme for today's card.

Stampin Up Color/Colour Combination 2020 Smoky Slate, Soft Sea Foam, Night of Navy, Mint MacaronAll of the products I have used on today's card are linked at the end of the post. One of the products I used for some added texture was the Tin Tile embossing folder.

Stampin Up Rise and Shine 2020 Saleabration stamp set. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the Rise and Shine stamp set (only available until March 31st) and the Cup of Cheer Dies (available until June 2nd unless sold out earlier).

Stampin Up Rise and Shine stamp set by Stampin Up. Saleabration 2020.

Stampin Up Cup of Cheer dies

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  • Limited time release of coordinating dies for some Saleabration stamp sets and some extra dies to coordinate with 2020 January to June mini sets. More details HERE.

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Just 2 weeks left to get your hands on the Rise and Shine 2020 Saleabration stamp set.

Today I am playing with one of the 2020 Stampin' Up! Saleabration second release stamp sets, called Rise and Shine. If you love tea and coffee stamps, this is for you. It's super cute, but only available for two more weeks. See all the Salebration deals ending on March 31st HERE.

Rise and Shine Stamp Set Stampin Up

I love this cute stamp set!

Stampin Up Rise and Shine 2020 Saleabration Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here is my colour combination for this card.

Stampin Up Colour / Color Combination Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo

Stampin Up Rise and Shine 2020 Saleabration Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Rise and Shine stamp set has a unique feature in that the cups can be stamped with the handle facing either way. You can see that in the example project below, which was made by the Stampin' Up! artists.

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Don't miss the opportunity to get your hands on this stamp set. All these deals end on March 31st.

  • Saleabration opportunity to earn free products with $90 / $180 orders or opportunity to earn the Little Ladybug stamp set. More Details HERE.
  • Great Saleabration joining opportunity (join for yourself as a hobby if you like), where you can earn lots of extra freebies. More details HERE
  • Limited time release of coordinating dies for some Saleabration stamp sets and some extra dies to coordinate with 2020 January to June mini sets. More details HERE.

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More tropical inspiration: Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis Product Suite

Hello stampers. Time for some more inspiration using the Tropical Suite from the Stampin' Up! 2020 January to June mini catalogue.

I started with this card using lots of pieces of the suite. I really love the palm tree image, it evokes happy emotions in me. I als0 love the look and texture of the Coastal Weave embossing folder and the Braided Burlap Trim in this Suite. Oh and the trinkets too!!

Stampin Up Timeless Tropical / Tropical Oasis 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The 'DSP' in this one, is actually one of the Memories and More cards cut down to size. The palm trees are stamped in Soft Sea Foam and Coastal Cabana, and the palm trees on the base card are stamped in Crumb Cake (stamped off once). The pineapple is stamped in Soft Suede.

Stampin Up Timeless Tropical / Tropical Oasis 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I also made some quick and easy cards using the Tropical Oasis Memories and More card pack, and the Magnolia Lane Large Speciality Memories and More cards and envelopes. I have just used one of the smaller cards on each card, and embellished with some die cut leaves and a trinket. The greeting is cut out using the smallest oval in the Stitched Shapes dies.

Stampin Up TTropical Oasis 2020 cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Tropical Oasis 2020 cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Don't forget about these great deals before they end in 2 weeks:

  • Saleabration opportunity to earn free products with $90 / $180 orders or opportunity to earn the Little Ladybug stamp set. More Details HERE.
  • Great Saleabration joining opportunity (join for yourself as a hobby if you like), where you can earn lots of extra freebies. More details HERE
  • Limited time release of coordinating dies for some Saleabration stamp sets and some extra dies to coordinate with 2020 January to June mini sets. More details HERE.

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