Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles and Bottled Happiness Birthday Card with 2 Masking Techniques

Hello my creative friends. 

Today I have a bright and happy birthday card for you, featuring two stamp sets from the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue: Sending Smiles and Bottled Happiness. My card also features two different ways to use masking.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles and Bottled Happiness Birthday Card with Masking Technique

I really like this bright and happy colour combination with the crisp white.

Stampin Up Color / Colour Combo Orchid Oasis, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Basic White

The first place I have used the masking technique is to create the illusion of the stem of the flower being inside the bottle. I have a video showing you these techniques and I will  I will link to this below. Here's a description of what I did though: I stamped the bottle from Bottled Happiness in Orchid Oasis, and then stamped one onto masking paper and cut that out to cover the stamped image. Then I stamped the stem of the flower 'into' the bottle. Once the masking paper is removed, only the stem above the bottle is showing.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles and Bottled Happiness Birthday Card with Masking Technique
The second masking technique was used on the sentiment. As you can see below, the Sending Smiles stamp set has lots of sentiment strips. You can also make additional sentiments by masking part of the sentiments and combining with others. In my card I masked off the 'big hugs' words from the 'love & big hugs' sentiment. I also masked off 'smiles' in the 'smiles across the miles' sentiment. The video below shows you in more detail how I did this.

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Here's the masking video. There are 5 different cards featured in the video, but the instruction for this one starts at 17:03.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles and Bottled Happiness Birthday Card with Masking Technique

I hope you like today's card. You can find all of the products I have used in my online store, or the paper copy of the Annual Catalogue. You can either order online, or direct with me via email, phone or text (you can read about three ways to shop with me HERE).  When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose birthday card with ink blending.

Hello friends. Happy Monday! 

Today I wanted to share with you a birthday card I made using the Abigail Rose suite in the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It's such a pretty suite! 

Stampin Up Cottage Rose / Abigail Rose 2022 Birthday Card

The suite comprises of the Cottage Rose Bundle, the Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper and the Natural Finish Ribbon. You can either buy the items together in a suite, or individually. Browse the suite and it's components HERE in my online store.

Suite

I really love the DSP designs in this suite. The ledger design is a a great neutral, and it was easy to add some additional colour to the rose patterned design by using my blending brushes and some Blushing Bride ink. I have used Crumb Cake as the base card, and Blushing Bride under the sentiment layer.

Stampin Up Cottage Rose / Abigail Rose 2022 Birthday Card

The ribbon in this suite is GORGEOUS. It's a really soft neutral that coordinates perfectly with our linen thread and many of our neutral cardstocks. I have used the Elegant Faceted Gems to add some additional embellishment.

Stampin Up Cottage Rose / Abigail Rose 2022 Birthday Card

 

I hope you like today's card. You can find all of the products I have used in my online store, or the paper copy of the Annual Catalogue. You can either order online, or direct with me via email, phone or text (you can read about three ways to shop with me HERE).  When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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Stampin' Up! He's All That Bundle, He's the Man Suite and the August Pack of Pretties.

Hello friends.

I'm back with Claire's Pack of Pretties this month - a coordinated collection of my favourite Stampin' Up! papercraft products for a great price! This months kit is all about masculine cards and is only $31 including postage! It is built around the He's the Man Suite in the 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue (Note: I have changed the name from 'Claire's Box of Pretties' to 'Claire's Pack of Pretties' to reflect a change in the packaging so I can keep the postage as low as possible).

You can get all the details HERE of exactly what's included in the August pack, which optional add-on products I think are a great match, and how to register and pay. Registrations close August 10th. As this kit is physical product, it's limited to Australian residents, but hobby demonstrators are also welcome to register if you just want a share of the suite at a lower price.

Stampin Up Monthly Share Kit (Claire's Pack of Pretties) Just $31 Claire Daly. Australia

Here are some projects I have made using these products. Stay tuned for lots more during the month of August. Grab the August Pack of Pretties so you can play along!

This masculine thank you card uses the He's the Man DSP (in pack), die cuts (in pack), Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Gems (in pack) and a sentiment from Wildlife Wonder stamp set (optional add on). The base cardstock is Sahara sand (in pack), the greeting is stamped in Early Espresso ink (optional add on) and I used Stylish Shapes dies (a great all round versatile die set with 3 different stitched shapes - see links at end of post) to die cut a circle from one of the labels in the die cut sheet included with the DSP.

Stampin Up Hes the man / He's All That Masculine thank you card. Claire Daly Australia

This masculine birthday card uses the He's the Man DSP (in pack), Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Gems (in pack), twine from Bakers Twine Essentials Pack and a sentiment and image from Wildlife Wonder stamp set (optional add on). Base card is Early Espresso (in pack) and stamping is in Early Espresso ink (optional add-on).

Stampin Up He's the man / Wildlife Wonder 2022 masculine birthday card. Claire Daly, Australia

This masculine birthday card is for the car lovers and was quick and easy. It uses He's the Man DSP (in pack), Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Gems (in pack), and the He's All That bundle (optional add-on). The image from the stamp set is stamped in Early Espresso onto Sahara Sand cardstock (I was out of reinker when I stamped this - fixed now!). The base card for this one is Sahara Sand (in pack).

Stampin Up He's the man / He's All That masculine birthday card for car lovers. Claire Daly, Australia

This masculine birthday card was another quick and easy one. It uses the He's the Man DSP (in pack), He's the man die cuts (in pack), and the Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Gems (in pack) . The base cardstock is Sahara Sand (in pack), and I used Stylish Shapes dies (a great all round versatile die set with 3 different stitched shapes - see links at end of post) to die cut the two flag end banners (under the die cut) from the DSP.

Stampin Up He's the Man suite masculine birthday card. Claire Daly, Australia

This final card is one I made a little while ago in my video tutorial demonstrating how to use masking paper. It uses the Campology stamp set (optional add-on), the He's the Man DSP (in pack), the Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Gems (in pack)  and the Bakers Twine Essentials Pack. The base cardstock is Mint Macaron (in pack), with some early Espresso cardstock (in pack) as a mat. I have used Mint Macaron ink pad (optional add-on) to stamp the trees (I added some Garden Green highlights with a marker), and stamped the tent in Black Stazon before watercolouring with Early Espresso ink pad, Crumb Cake ink pad and Water Painters. The video shows you how I used masking paper to position the tent in front of the trees (this card demonstration starts at 2:19 in the video).

Stampin Up He's the Man / Campology Wonder masculine birthday card. Masking technique. Claire Daly, Australia

I hope you like these masculine cards. Pin this image so you can come back to it, and please consider registering for the He's the Man August Pack of Pretties (starting at just $31 including postage) so you can recreate some of these projects at home. Registrations close August 10th (Australian residents only).

Stampin Up masculine card ideas. 2022. He's the Man Suite. Claire Daly, Australia.

If you would like to view the video demonstrating how to use masking paper, here it is (the demonstration of the card above starts at 2:19).

You can find all of the products I have used on these cards in my online store, or the paper copy of the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. You can either order online, or direct with me via email, phone or text (you can read about three ways to shop with me HERE).  When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Watercolour Birthday Card

Hello stamping friends.

As I mentioned in previous posts, it's World Watercolour Month  in July, so here's a watercolour birthday card for you using the Cottage Rose bundle from the Stampin Up 2022 Annual Catalogue. 

Stampin Up Cottage Rose birthday card Claire Daly, Stampin Up demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

The paper is the Abigail Rose DSP which is part of the same suite that includes the Cottage Rose bundle. It's called the Abigail Rose Suite, and you can find it on page 56/57 of the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. The sentiment is from the same set. The embellishments I have added are Linen Thread and one of the Brushed Metallic Dots on the folded DSP corner.

Stampin Up Cottage Rose birthday card Claire Daly, Stampin Up demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

For the watercolouring, I have used ink from the inside of my ink pads and Water Painters. I used Blushing Bride for the flower, Garden Green for the leaves and a bit of Crumb Cake around the other foliage poking out behind the rose.

Stampin Up Cottage Rose birthday card Claire Daly, Stampin Up demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

My style of watercolouring is a messy, vintage look and I don't always stay within the lines. I like that though and it's less pressure so more relaxing! I did an in depth video some time ago showing my style of watercolouring, so have a look if you would like more information about what I do. I LOVE watercolouring. It's my favourite way to add colour to cards.

 

You can also view lots of other examples of my watercoloured cards HERE.

If you are interested in more card ideas using the Abigail Rose suite, I have a 5 card instant download PDF class available for $15AUD (approx $10-$11 USD on today's currency exchange rates). You can find my PDF Instant Download Classes HERE.

Stampin Up Abigail Rose / Cottage Rose PDF Card Making Class by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
I hope you like today's card. You can find all of the products I have used in my online store, or the paper copy of the Annual Catalogue. You can either order online, or direct with me via email, phone or text (you can read about three ways to shop with me HERE).  When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Watercolour Birthday Card

Hello friends.

Today I have a watercolour card for you, as it's World Watercolour Month. My birthday card uses the Happiness Abounds stamp set, which was new in the 2022 Annual Catalogue in May.

Stampin Up Happiness Abounds watercolour birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've also used a couple of other new Annual Catalogue products: Hues of Happiness DSP, and the Fabulous Frames Dies. My flowers are embossed in white embossing powder onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper, and then water coloured using Water Painters and the ink inside the lid of my Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia ink pads. The leaves are water coloured the same way using Granny Apple Green ink pad.

Stampin Up Happiness Abounds watercolour birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My base card and frame are basic White cardstock, and I have stamped the sentiment from the Happiness Abounds stamp set in Black Stazon onto Basic White as well. I just chopped it in half to keep the dimensions of the card how I wanted. The embellishments I have used are the Polished Pink ones from the 2021-2023 InColor Opal Rounds from the Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Happiness Abounds watercolour birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin' Up! have put together a great technique video showing seven different ways to add colour with watercolour. Links to the base watercolour products used in the video are shown at the bottom of the page.

 

I hope you like today's card. You can find all of the products I have used in my online store, or the paper copy of the Annual Catalogue. You can either order online, or direct with me via email, phone or text (you can read about three ways to shop with me HERE).  When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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