Stampin' Up! Prized Peony Birthday Card coloured with Stampin' Blends

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Back with a birthday card today, using the beautiful Prized Peony stamp set coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin Up Prized Peony Coloured with Stampin Blends by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 2020 Annual Catalogue

I didn't catch the light terribly well onto the card front on the full photo, so this one is probably a better indication of true colour.

Stampin Up Prized Peony Coloured with Stampin Blends by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 2020 Annual Catalogue

I have use Purple Posy and Highland Heather combos for my Stampin' Blends colours and Crumb Cake for my base card and layers. Isn't that Dainty Diamonds embossing folder pretty?

I've also made a YouTube video to show you how I went about colouring the Peony. I hope you like it!

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Stampin' Up! Fancy Phrases coloured with Stampin' Blends

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Just a quick card for you today, using Fancy Phrases stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2020 Annual Catalogue. I really like this stamp set for it's sketchy images and the range of great sentiments.

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Here's my card. I kept it pretty simple with just some Basic Grey patterns DSP, a Basic Grey sentiment and some adhesive rhinestones. My base card is Highland Heather.

Stampin Up Fancy Phrases coloured with Stampin' Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have coloured the image with Stampin' Blends. Here's the colours I used:

  • Purple Posy Combo
  • Highland Heather Combo
  • Old Olive Combo

Stampin Up Fancy Phrases coloured with Stampin' Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Stampin' Up! Prized Peony coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Hello stampers. Today I have a Prized Peony coloured with Stampin' Blends for you. I am loving colouring the images in this beautiful stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set coloured with Stampin' Blends. Dainty Diamonds and Subtle 3D embossing folder. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I wanted to keep my background quite neutral, so I have just used Crumb Cake cardstock. To create a bit more interest, I have used two different embossing folders. I have used the Subtle 3D folder on the first layer, and on the layer I have cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies, I have used the Dainty Diamonds 3D folder. You can view or purchase these products in my online Stampin' Up! store in Australia, using the links at the end of this post.

Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set coloured with Stampin' Blends. Dainty Diamonds and Subtle 3D embossing folder. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have coloured the image with Stampin' Blends. I recently did a video showing how to colour the smaller Prized Peony, and used the same colouring technique here. Here's a look at that video in case it's helpful. The colours I have used are Purple Posy Stampin' Blends combo, Highland Heather Stampin' Blends combo and Old Olive Stampin' Blends combo.

To finish my card off, I have used a greeting from Well Written stamp set, which is stamped in Crumb Cake and cut out using the Stitched Nested Labels dies. I tied some linen thread around the flower stem, and placed some Elegant Faceted Gems around the flower. It's so hard to see in this picture, but I also used some Wink of Stella to add to the lowlights (dark shaded areas) on the flower. I love how that turned out.

Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set coloured with Stampin' Blends. Dainty Diamonds and Subtle 3D embossing folder. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at this lovely Prized Peony stamp set, and the two embossing folders I have used.

Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set. Buy in Australia in my online store.

This is the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder (even though it looks 6x6", this one is actually card front size).

Stampin Up Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder. Buy in Australia in my online store.

This one is the Suble 3D folder which gives a fabulous textured effect. This is a 6x6" folder.

Stampin Up ubtle 3D embossing folder. Buy in Australia in my online store.

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Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms stamp set & Small Bloom punch

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Today I have a bright and happy card for you, using the Basket of Blooms stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Basket of Blooms stamp set by Stampin' Up!. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I was immediately drawn to this stand alone stamp set for several reasons:

  1. The great variety of outline images, including flowers, foliage, vase, basket and flower pot, which make it great for colouring.
  2. It coordinates with the Small Bloom punch, which was one of the free choices during Saleabration 2020, and can also be purchased still.
  3. It's a GREAT price - 14 stamps for $30.

Stampin Up Basket of Blooms Stamp set (coordinates with Small Blook Punch). 2020 Annual Catalogue. Purchase in my online store in Australia.It's so easy to create beautiful floral arrangements with this set, whether they be simple or more detailed. By being able to punch out some of the flowers, it's easy to add dimension to your project too. Here's the Small Bloom Punch it coordinates with (shop link at the end of the post).

Stampin Up Small Blooms Bunch, coordinates with Basket of Blooms.. 2020 Annual Catalogue. Purchase in my online store in Australia.

For my card, I used Stampin' Blends to colour the vase (light and dark Seaside Spray and light Misty Moonlight). I stamped the foliage in Granny Apple Green, and the flower in Magenta Madness. My base card is Bumble Bee, and I have used Magenta Madness for the sentiment piece (the sentiment is from the Dressed to Impress stamp set) and for the mat on the stamped piece. The Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder is the perfect way to add some extra interest to the base Bumble Bee card.

Basket of Blooms stamp set by Stampin' Up!. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I'm looking forward to having more of a play with this gorgeous stamp set. Here's some samples that the Stampin' Up! designers made with this set. Aren't they gorgeous? This set just inspires bright and happy cards and we could all do with some bright and happy right now.

Stampin Up Basket of Blooms designer samples.

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Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Blog Hop: Pretty Peacock

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Jumping into the Colour Creations blog hop this week as we are into week 3 of the 2019 InColours. This week is Pretty Peacock, a beautiful teal blue that I am already totally in love with, as it is so versatile. Today I have teamed it with another new 2019 Incolour, Rococo Rose. I love the fresh vintage look of these colours together. 

Free as a Bird and Pretty Peacock card from 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

We have lots of beautiful new InColour products besides just the ink and cardstock in the 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue (see all the Pretty Peacock ones in the link below). For this card I have used some of the 6x6 InColour paper stack. There are 40 sheets in the pack in total, with 4 sheets of 2 different double sided designs in each of the 5 new InColours. I particularly love the script pattern. I have also used our new Very Vanilla scalloped lace and some of the Rococo Rose scalloped linen ribbon (which I have cut into strips), and one of the Bird Ballad trinkets in the top left corner.

Free as a Bird and Pretty Peacock card from 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For the watercolouring of the Free as A Bird image, I have used Gray Granite and Rococo Rose for the birds, Old Olive and Rococo Rose for the leaves and flowers, and Gray Granite and Early Espresso for the branch. I have used a very light watercolour wash of Seaside Spray around the image for the sky.

Stampin Up colour combination including 2019 InColours Pretty Peacock, Rococo Rose, Gray Granite and Seaside Spray

Now it's time to jump over to Catherine Proctors blog, and see what the other Art With Heart team girls have done with Pretty Peacock this week.

Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight. I will be back in a day or two with some more inspiration for you.

Until then, have a happy and creative week.

Claire

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