Dragonfly Birthday Card with Ink Blended Background Video Tutorial

Hello friends. Today I have a card I created over the weekend while having a play with the new Stampin' Up! ink blending brushes that were introduced in the 2021 January to June mini catalogue. I've created a birthday card using the Dragonfly Garden bundle (which includes the Dragonflies Punch).

Stampin Up Dragonfly Garden birthday card. 2021 Card by Claire daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I'm really happy how this card turned out. I found the blending brushes GREAT to use. This wasn't my first experience with blending brushes as I had purchased another brand prior to Stampin' Up! releasing their own. The Stampin' Up! ones are a great price point in comparison (quite a bit cheaper) and comparable (if not better) in both ease of use and result on our Basic White cardstock. I was able to get a really great smoothly blended result.

My blended colours are Soft Sea Foam (centre), Pool Party (sky) and Mint Macaron (lower third). I also used Just Jade cardstock for my base card and one layer of the dragonflies, and Shaded Spruce as my ink colour for the stamped dragonfly.

Dragonfly colour

I have a video to show you how I created the blended ink background.

Here's the measurements, and steps for the rest of this card:

  1. The blended background piece is 9cm x 13.3cm, and the Pool Party mat layer is 9.4cm x 13.7cm. The base card is a standard C6 top folding card in Just Jade.
  2. Once I made the background with the blending brushes, I used Mint Macaron ink to overstamp the foliage, and Pool Party ink to stamp the dragonflies in the top right hand corner.
  3. I stamped two dragonflies from the Dragonfly garden stamp set using Shaded Spruce ink. One was stamped onto Just Jade cardstock, and one was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.
  4. I punched these Dragonflies out with the Dragonflies punch, along with one of the smaller butterflies in Just Jade. 
  5. I adhered the Just Jade Dragonflies directly to the blended background using Stampin' Seal.
  6. I coloured the other Dragonfly in with light Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends and then adhered it over the large Just Jade Dragonfly with Dimensionals (just in the centre so the wings can be lifted a bit). I then added a few Rhinestone Jewels in the centre.
  7. I adhered this whole piece to the Pool Party layer with Stampin' Seal, and then tied a double layer of linen thread around the bottom (about 2 cm from the base), tying in a bow on the left side.
  8. I wanted this card for a birthday card, so I have the birthday sentment stamp in Peaceful Moments. I stamped that in basic black onto Basic White, and the overstamped the foliage stamp in Mint Macaron (stamped off once). I cut the greeting out with one of the Tasteful Labels dies whch has fine stitching around the outside.

Stampin Up Dragonfly Garden birthday card. 2021 Card by Claire daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Handmade Anniversary card using new 2021 Always in My Heart Bundle

Hello stampers. Sneaking in another card for you before the weekend. This one is an Anniversary card and I think it could be used for a couple, husband or boyfriend with this colour combination. It uses the brand new 2021 Always in My Heart bundle. I just love that floral heart die!

Always in My Heart

My colours are Smoky Slate, Real Red, Basic Black and Basic White. I have used that lovely Subles 3D embossing folder on the layer underneath the floral heart die.

Handmade Anniversary card using Stampin Up Always in my Heart. 2021 card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I love the banner piece in this die set as well. In the stamp set, there is a velentines sentiment stamp that fits perfectly in the banner too. There are other great sentiments suitable for wedding and engagement cards too, which maks this a really versatile bundle.

Always in My Heart Bundle

 

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Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms Dies | In Bloom Bundle Welcome Card

Hello friends. Today I have a 'welcome to the team' for some new Art with Heart team members. I have used the Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms Dies (get them 10% off as part of the In Bloom Bundle) from the 2021 January to June Mini Catalogue. Pierced blooms are very on trend right now, and these ones also coordinate perfectly with the Paper Blooms 12x12" Designer Series Paper Pack which is available exclusively during Saleabration (only until February 28th). 

Stampin Up In Bloom Bundle / Pierced Blooms Dies / Paper Blooms DSP. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

You can earn the Paper Blooms 12 sheet 12x12" double sided DSP pack for FREE with a $90+ (before postage) order until February 28th. It's so pretty!

Stampin Up Paper Blooms DSP - available until 28th February 2021 from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstratpr Melbourne Australia

I really love the intricate piercing on these die cut blooms, which adds extra wow to your card for no extra creating time. I have used Blushing Bride cardstock for both the blooms and the base card. The front of the card is embossed with the Subtles embossing folder.

Stampin Up In Bloom Bundle / Pierced Blooms Dies / Paper Blooms DSP. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

There are 25 separate dies in the Pieced Blooms Dies including a variety of flowers, leaves, flower centres, stems and labels.

Stampin Up Pierced Blooms Dies - available until 28th February 2021 from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

There is also a coordinating stamp set called In Bloom. If you buy the dies and stamp set together (the In Bloom bundle), you get 10% off each item.

Stampin Up In Bloom Bundle - available until 28th February 2021 from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I also made another version, this one has some Rococo Rose added in. 

Stampin Up In Bloom Bundle / Pierced Blooms Dies / Paper Blooms DSP. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have used the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder on this one.

Stampin Up In Bloom Bundle / Pierced Blooms Dies / Paper Blooms DSP. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Where do I get the products used today?

All the products I have used today are available NOW to Australian residents in my Online Stampin Up Storeif you are in another country, the products will be available from a local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Click the button below to go to my online store (individual products are linked direct throughout the post, and in the links at the end of the post). This month's host code is also listed below. If this isn't the current month (because you are reading the post at a later date), this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE. You can read about three ways to shop with with me, and all the benefits my VIP customers get HERE.

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New 2021 Forever and Always Bundle Valentines or Anniversary Card

Lots of shiny, foil goodness in today's card share. I am using the gorgeous foiled papers and Forever and Always bundle from the Love You Always product suite in the Stampin' Up! 2021 January to June Mini Catalogue.

Stampin Up Forever and Always Bundle 2021 Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I LOVE (excuse the pun) how this card turned out. There's actually three amazing papers in the Love You Always Product Suite (view the whole suite HERE).

Love You Always

The Love You Always Specialty Paper is the foiled patterned one I have used for the second layer which has four sheets each in Sahara Sand, Petal Pink and Rococo Rose. I have used the Rococo Rose with a Rococo Rose card base. The Love You Always Foil Sheets are the solid foil colours to coordinate with the patterned foil (which I have used for the die cut word), and the black and white True Love Designer Series Paper. is a standard DSP which is also great for colouring with Stampin' Blends and spongeing or brayering. I added a punched vellum heart underneath the start of my sentiment.

Stampin Up Forever and Always Bundle 2021 Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The Forever and Always bundle is a really great bundle for wedding, valentines and anniversary cards. I can also see it will be useful for scrapbooking, especially the great die-cut words.

Stampin Up 2021 Forever and Always Bundle available from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I am particularly keen on the die cut words in this bundle. They have the great outline die as well, and several great words and phrases that coordinate with the big words. There are also little labels to cut these words out.

Stampin Up Forever and Always Bundle 2021 Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For the inside of the card I have just used a piece of Whisper White cardstock and a thin strip of DSP.

Stampin Up Forever and Always Bundle 2021 Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Where do I get the products used today?

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Stampin' Up! Forever & Always Bundle, with True Love Designer Series Paper

Hello friends. Today I have another Stampin' Up! card idea for you from products that will be available on January 5th in the new 2021 Stampin Up January to June Mini Catalogue. This card features the Forever and Always bundle, and the True Love Designer Series Paper. These products are perfect for wedding, engagement and velentines papercraft projects. I love them!

Stampin Up Forever and Always bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper. 2021 card idea by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The bundle features the Forever and Always stamp set, and the Always dies which contains two large die-cut words (Love and Always), some labels to cut out other words in the stamp set, and some dies which cut out the flowers and leaves in the set. There are also dies to cut out outlines for both of the large words and I have used one of these in today's project.

Stampin Up Forever and Always bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper. 2021 card idea by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Forever and Always bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper. 2021 card idea by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The True Love Designer Series paper is a 12x12" 12 double sided paper pack entirely in black and white. It has floral images on one side, and patterns on the other. You can alter the paper by colouring it however you like: sponge brayering, using blending brushes or colouring with Stampin' Blends as I have have done with the flowers in this card. I have used a combination of Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin' Blends. They blend nicely on this paper, just make sure you have something underneath the paper when colouring to protect your work surface.

Stampin Up Forever and Always bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper. 2021 card idea by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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