Bright Pink Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas Card

Let's brighten things up shall we? Today I have the beautiful Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle from the 2020 Holiday (August to December Mini Catlogue) again, but I have brightened it up a notch or 10 with the colour.  You can view all the products I have used today using the image links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas card in Magenta Madness. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Instructions to Watercolour this Poinsettia

  1. I embossed the three layers of the flower, in white embossing powder onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper
  2. I taped the watercolour sheet down with washi tape onto an old piece of cardboard for my work surface.
  3. Using a plastic paint palette, I added one drop of Magenta Madness reinker to one spot, 2 drops to another spot, and one drop of Blackberry bliss reinker to the third spot. I then added some water to each one (a couple of sprats of my spritzer did it). Test the colours to make sure they are the dilution you want.
  4. I spritzed the embossed images a couple of times from about 20cm away so the surface of the watercolour paper was wet.
  5. I started with the one drop of the Magenta Madness mix and  just dabbed onto the petals using my medium Waterpainter. The colour easily spreads without brushing because of all the water that is already added.
  6. I then added darker contrast with the 2 drop Magenta Madness, and finally some Blackberry Bliss in the centre and on the tips of some of the petals. If the ink isn't distributing as well as you would like, give another spray of the water spritzer.
  7. Let the inked images dry naturally and cut out with paper snips before layering together with dimensionals.
  8. After I assembeld the flower, I painted the visible bits of the flower with Wink of Stella for extra sparkle. It's hard to capture the sparkle in photos. but this one shows glimpses of it. It's much more sparkly in real life. Wink of Stella is such an affordable and easy way to give your projects sparkle.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas card in Magenta Madness. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
Here's what it looked like when I was watercolouring:

Pink Poinsettia in progress

My base card is Smoky Slate, and my second layer is a piece of Fluid 100 watercolour aper with a very light waterwash of Smoky Slate, which I mounted on a thin mat of Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I worked out where I wanted the poinsettia to go, and then stamped ome of the foliage from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set directly onto the watercolour paper in Smoky Slate. I also did that with the greeting. I recommend using the Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool for this step, because it allows you to stamp over the top again in exactly the same spot if you don't get a good stamped impression the first time (which is often the case with watercolour paper because it is so porous).

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas card in Magenta Madness. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For the other foliage, I die cut some in silver foil, and others I stamped in Rich Razzleberry and die cut with the coordinating dies in the bundle. For the centre of the Poinsettia, I coloured three of the large clear Rhinestone Jewels with my dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blend, so they coordinated with the rest of the project. I also added a few of the smaller clear Rhinestone Jewels (one top left, two around the bottom right of the sentiment) to balance the layout.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas card in Magenta Madness. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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Stampin' Up! Under My Umbrella stamp set coloured with Stampin' Blends. Video Tutorial.

Hello stamping friends. 

Today I have a card idea for friends. My stamp set is Under My Umbrella from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, and it has a coordinating punch. I have coloured the images with Stampin' Blends and have used a little sponging too. It's going to rain a bit this week in Melbourne (I actually love listening to the rain though, and it's great for the garden too) so this is an appropriate stamp set for sure.

Stampin Up Under My Umbrella Stamp Set friends card idea. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've put together a video for you showing the techniques I used to colour and blend with Stampin' Blends, and how to make the easy cloud background.

My colour palette was nice an bright and featured two of the Stampin' Up! 2020-22 InColours.

Stampin Up color / colour combination for Under My Umbrella Card with Stampin' Blends

The cloud effect is super easy to make, and you don't need anything special. I show you how in the video.

Stampin Up Under My Umbrella Stamp Set friends card idea. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope today's card has bought a smile to your face. I know the 'Under My Umbrella' stamp set brings a smile to my face! Here's a closer look at a couple of the products. 

Here is the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set($28). Stampin Up Under My Umbrella Stamp Set. Available to purchase in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator. Click through for contact details or online store link.

Next up we have the coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch ($31). Punches make creating so easy don't you think? Especially when they perfectly coordinate with stamp sets.

Stampin Up Umbrella Builder Punch. Available to purchase in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator. Click through for contact details or online store link.There's also another gorgeous stamp set called Pretty Parasole, that coordinates with the Umbrella Builder Punch. This stamp set is only $28.00 too.

Stampin Up Pretty Parasole Stamp Set. Available to purchase in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator. Click through for contact details or online store link.

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

Hey friends,

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! 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! Beautiful Moments & Ornate Garden Split Panel Card with FREE PDF Tutorial

Hello friends,

Today I have something a little different for you. A split panel card using the Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Suite from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. Split panel cards are easy to make when you have the measurments. I have provided a PDF step by step instruction tutorial for this project below. I hope you enjoy recreating this card, wherever you are in the world.

Stampin Up Beautiful Moments | Ornate Garden split panel card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I love this Ornate Layers frame, as it's the perfect size to add in a watercoloured image. This image is from the Beautiful Moments stamp set and I have watercoloured using waterpainters and the ink in the ink pad lids. I've used Rococo Rose, Crumb Cake, Highland Heather and Mint Macaron (to pick up the green in the Ornate Garden DSP.

Here's a closer look at the Beautiful Moments stamp set. Find it HERE in my online store.

Beautiful Moments Stamp Set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. From 2020 Annual Stampin Up Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Beautiful Moments | Ornate Garden split panel card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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