Stampin' Up! Whiskey Business coloured with Stampin' Blends, plus a trick to give the liquid dimension

Hello stampers. Today I have a masculine card for you, featuring Whiskey Business stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Catalogue.

First, a little lockdown 2.o update. Hope you are staying safe and well. Today is 3 weeks into our scheduled 6 week  second lockdown in Melbourne. The spike in Covid-19 numbers has been scary  Much higher numbers than the first wave, and aged care homes are particularly vulnerable which is so sad to watch. We pray for those people and the healthcare workers, leaders, responders, plus those impacted health wise or economically. Otherwsie all we can do is play our part and be super careful and do all the right things. I feel this second lockdown is harder for some reasons, but we also seem to be managing better at home. We are trying to stay happy and positive and brighten others peoples days when we get the chance. Some days are harder than others, but I find distancing myself a bit from the media sensationalism, and taking more time for self care, has helped me this time. Oh and scrapbooking and cardmaking of course!

Here's my Whiskey Business card. Whiskey seems to be pretty popular among our male family and friends, so I needed this stamp set. My base card is Cinnamon Cider, and the front is embossed using the Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder. The patterned paper is from the In Good Taste Designer Series paper pack. This pack has such great neutral textures.

Stampin Up Whiskey Business masculine card. 2020 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I've coloured my image in Stampin' Blends. I have used Smoky Slate and a tiny bit of Seaside Spray on the decanter, Smoky Slate on the glass, and Cinnamon Cider with a bit of Daffodil Delight blended in for the whiskey. I've also used Daffodil Delight on the lemon twist. 

Tip: to get a realistic look of liquid with some dimension, use a Fine Tip Glue pen after the Stampin' Blends have dried. I learned this tip from the lovely Linda Bauwin on an Incentive Trip many years ago when she was demonstrating colouring wine in glasses.

Stampin Up Whiskey Business masculine card. 2020 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

To finish my card off, I have adhered the decanter and glass to a circle die cut from the Stitched Shapes dies. The glass is adhered with Dimensionals, as is the Stitched Shape and the DSP (I adhered the DSP to a layer of cardstock to give it some more weight). Finally I have added some Linen Thread, and an embossed greeting from Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. Stampin Up Whiskey Business masculine card. 2020 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the Whisky Business stamp set.

Stampin Up Whiskey Business stamp set. 2020. Buy in Australia in my onine store.

Even though there are some great sentiments in this set, I wanted a birthday sentiment. This new Happiest of Birthdays from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue has been really popular.  It's certainly one I know I will be getting lots of use from.

Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. 2020. Buy in Australia in my online store

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Stampin' Up! Zany Zebras stamp set

I'm brighetning things up a notch or two today, with a super bright birthday card featuring the new Zany Zebra Stamp Set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. 

Zany Zebras party animal

My colours are Magenta Madness, Basic Black and Whisper White, and I have added a layer of silver foil cardstock in there too. The punch sizes to cut out the circles were 2 and 1/4" and 1 and 1/2".

This is a great stamp set for teens and kids too. Here's a softer version.

Sany Zebra embossed on watercolour wash

You can find the Zany Zebra stamp set in my online Stampin' Up! store (follow the links at the end of the post to see all the products I used today).

 

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Your Creative Connection 110: Hey Dude

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Hey crafty people! It's time for another global Your Creative Connection Showcase #YCC110. This month our theme is Hey Dude, as in masculine cards. This was perfect timing for me, as one of my son's needed a birthday card for a mate this week. He likes to fish and also hang out at the river, so I wanted to incorporate water somehow. This new DSP (the blue waves one) is from Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (all the links for products I have used today are at the end of the post), and was perfect to represent the ocean.

Stampin Up A Good Man and Many Mates stamp set. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I used one of the 4 patterns of the Sahara Sand DSP from the new 6x6" Neutrals paper pack as the sand. The stamped image is from A Good Man stamp set which I'm so glad has carried over to this years 2020 Annual Catalogue, because it's a favourite of mine to watercolour. I just picked up the colours from the DSP (Pacific Point and Sahara Sand) and added in Crumb Cake for some watercolouring, and Early Espresso for the greeting.

Stampin Up A Good Man and Many Mates stamp set. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've used a new greeting set on this card. It's called Many Mates, and I love it! It's new in this year's 2020 Annual Catalogue and has sentiments for the outside and inside of cards, plus great modern fonts. It's perfect for a wide variety of cards. I used the 'I'm glad your were born' sentiment inside the card as it seemed like the kind of random thing teen boys might jokingly say to each other.

Many Mates stamp set from Stampin Up. Buy in Australia now.in my online store

I'm looking forward to see what my demonstrator friends around the world have done with today's masculine theme. First up it's time to visit Dawn Olchefske in Minnesota, USA.

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If you get lost along the way, here's the list of the Your Creative Connection Crew playing along today:

Claire Daly, Australia 

Dawn Olchefske, USA

Barbara Meyer, Austria

Kristine McNickle, New Zealand

Jenn Tinline, Canada

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong. Netherlands

Michelle Last, UK

 

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When you place a combined (say, an order with friends or from a virtual party) or individual order of $400+ between June 3rd and June 30th, you get an extra $40 Stampin' Rewards! This means that for a $400 order, where you woulr normally receive $40 Stampin' Rewards, you will receive $80 instead. The best bit is you can spend that on anything you want in the current catalogue! To take advantage of this offer:

  1. If you shop online, the extra Stampin' Rewards will automatically be applied when you check out;
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Simple Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack

Hello friends, I hope you are enjoying the start of a long weekend (well it is here in Australia :) )

It's been a super busy week in Stampin' Up! with the launch of both the 2020 Annual Catalogue, and the new updated version of the Stampin' Up!  online store (I love the crisp clean new look and fabulous graphics). 

Today I have a quick and easy birthday card for you, created using the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card pack (page 155 in the paper catalogue, or HERE in the online store).

Quick and Easy Flowers for Every Season 2020 Stampin Up cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's what I love about this card pack:

  • It's really reasonably priced (just $19.25) and you get stacks to work with including cards using you can use as layers on cardfronts or in pocket scrapbooking, as well as heavy weight stickers (such as the gorgeous ombre 'happy' word I have used here.
  • It has a variety of cards so that the pack coordinates with the entire 2020-22 new Stampin' Up! Incolors. I have used Misty Moonlight and Magenta Madness cardstock, but you can also get a pack of coordinating Memories and More Cards which has 10 cards and envelopes (2 of each new InColour).The great thing about these coordinating cards (shown below) is that they are perfectly sized, so you just need to adhere a large card to the cardfront, or a small card fits inside the preprinted dotted border on the card. How simple is that?

Here's a look at the Flowers for Every Season Card Pack and coordinating Flowers For Every Season Memories and More Cards and Envelopes.

Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack

Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Cards and Envelopes

It's really easy to just add a greeting and some quick embellishments and you are done.

Quick and Easy Flowers for Every Season 2020 Stampin Up cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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New Stampin' Up! 2020 In Colours: Introducing Misty Moonlight

Hello friends. Today I am introducing the last of the 5 new 2020 Stampin' Up! InColours. Each year Stampin' Up! introduces 5 colours that are around for 2 years. Today I am introducing the last (alphabetically) of the new 2020 colours, Misty Moonlight.

Misty Moonight is a mid strength blue with grey undertones. At first I thought it was a little like Dapper Denim that we had a few years ago, but side by side it is less intense and more of a grey-blue. Here is a colour comparison New 2020 In Colour Misty Moonlight Stampin' Up!

Here is how it looks next to the retired colour of Dapper Denim.

Misty Moonlight vs Dapper Demim Stampin' Up!

My card today is a super simple card showing Misty Moonlight with two of the other new 2020 Stampin' Up! InColours, Bumble Bee and Magenta Madness. I have used the 6x6" In Colour paper stack for the 1st DSP layer and the Magenta Madness strip.

Stampin' Up! 2020 New Incolour Misty Moonlight birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For my greeting I die cut one of the stitched ovals from Stitched Shapes dies. As we don't have the ink pads yet, I have stamped the 'birthday' from Well Said stamp set in Night of Navy, and added a 'happy' which I diecut in Bumblebee from the Word Wishes dies. I think these three colours work well together.

Stampin' Up! 2020 New Incolour Misty Moonlight birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's a look at the Misty Moonlight colour combinations as suggested by Stampin' Up!

Misty Moonlight 2020 Stampin Up In Colour

Remember if you love the new colours, you have the opportunity to join in one of my new InColour clubs commencing June 2020. Get all the details on what's included, cost and how to register HERE.

Stampin Up In Colour Clubs Australia 2020 Claire Daly

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