Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers meets Basket of Blooms: Mediterranean flower pots coloured with Stampin' Blends

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Today's card is inspired by my memories of Barcelona. One of my happy memories of visiting this beautiful city in 2016, is the beautiful terracotta pots of flowers on balconies. Whenever I see bright tubs of Geraniums, I am reminded of sights like this. 

Geranium balcony

There were also all these beautiful flower stalls lining La Ramblas, selling seedlings and small plants (tomato and fruit bearing too) and cut flowers.

A flower stalls

I love the Jar of Flowers stamp set, so decided to pair it with a Teracotta pot to recreate these happy memories. Although the flowers aren't Geraniums, I tried to create the bright happy vibe in my colouring.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers and Basket of Blooms stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator melbourne Australia.

The Teracotta Pot is from the Basket of Blooms stamp set, and is coloured using dark and light Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends. I used the colour lifter to remove some colour in the centre where the light would fall. 

Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers and Basket of Blooms stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator melbourne Australia.

The Jar of Flowers image has the leaves coloured in light and dark Mint Macaron and dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends. The flowers are a combination of light and dark Flirty Flamingo, light Cherry Cobbler and light and dark Rococo Rose Stampin' Blends. I just kept blending colours until I got the variation in the flower colour I was looking for.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers and Basket of Blooms stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator melbourne Australia.

My greeting is from Well Said stamp set, my embellishments are the Elegant Faceted Gems (these are PERFECT for subtle embellishing), and my ribbon and trim is the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (love, love, love this neutral combo, so versatile). You can view and purchase all the supplies I have used today using the links at the end of my post.

Here's a closer look at the two stamp sets I have used today. They are both new in the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Jar of Flowers can be purchased as a stamp alone set or as a bundle with the punch which cuts out the jar shape (we also have cute mason jar shaker domes to fit - see links below).

Jar of Flowers stamp set. Buy online in Australia.

Jar of Flowers bundle. Buy online in Australia

Basket of Blooms is a stand alone stamp set, but it does coordinate with the Small Blooms punch which we had as a free choice during Saleabration, and which can still be purchased separately (link below).

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms. Buy online in Australia.

I hope today's card has given you some inspiration to either get out your Stampin' Blends, or maybe even get out in the garden. Either way would be a happy way to spend the day in my opinion.

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Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

Hello friends. On the weekend I had my first play with the Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set from the 2020/21 Annual Catalogue. I was sitting up late and I had some stamped images which I was just colouring in for some quiet 'me' time. I have found this type of 'me' time, and some other self care activities I have stepped up recently, really therapeutic with the challenges 2020 has thrown our way. We are nearly 1 week into our second lockdown in Melbourne (Australia) for Covid-19. This one is for 6 weeks at least, with no home visitors allowed, so there is lots of time for stamping. I pray we flatten the curve and get on top of this virus again soon. I pray for my friends and family around the world, and that the scientists can find a vaccine one day soon.

I think my favourite things about this card are the layering and textures. The Celebrate Sunflowers bundle has lots of elements you can layer, as well as the outline images for colouring.

Celebrate Sunflowers Stampin Up stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The In Good Taste Designer Series Paper is a fabulous neutrals pack with lots of photo realistic texture images. I liked the pages that looked like hessian texture, as sunflowers and hession seem a great combination.

Celebrate Sunflowers Stampin Up stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have coloured the sunflower image with Stampin' Blends, on thick Whisper White cardstock. I have used Mango Melody light and dark, as well as some light Blackberry Bliss and light Rick Razzleberry close to the centre of the flower. For the leaves I have stamped and die cut using Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.

Celebrate Sunflowers Stampin Up stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For my embellishments I have used  some Braided Linen Trim and the gold trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.  There are also some Champagne Rhinestones in there. I find the Champagne ones look particularly good with the tones I have used today.

Celebrate Sunflowers Stampin Up stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Hope you love today's card as much as I loved creating it. I coloured a few more images on the weekend so I am looking forward to making those into cards and sharing them with you over the next couple of weeks. My weekly PDF tutorials start up again this weekend after a break for the school holidays, so be sure to subscribe. You can also subscribe to get my blog posts by email.

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Your Creative Connection 111: Creative Tags

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Hello friends. We are back for another creative showcase with my global demonstrator friends. This week, out theme is 'Tag, You're It'. When I think of tags, my mind usually goes to vintage tags, or Christmas tags. This time I have created a vintage tag using some of my favourite floral and vintage Stampin' Up! products.

Vintage tag using Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures Stampin Up stamp sets. Tag by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I started with a 2" wide piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and have used the Delightful Tag Topper Punch (links to all the products I have used today are at the end of the post). I sponged the edges and then layered images from the Very Versailles stamp set, using Crumb Cake ink. I just love this stamp set for vintage floral imagery.

Very Versailles stamp set Stampin' Up!

The flowers are from Tasteful Textures stamp set, and were stamped in Saddle Brown Stazon and then watercoloured with a mix of Rococo Rose, Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss. I used my Early Espresso marker for some additional highlights at the end. 

My sentiment is from Very Versailles and I used the script stamp on the background of the sentiment strips as well (plus some additional Crumb Cake sponging). The Champagne Rhinestones are a great colour for adding  to vintage projects for a little bling, and I have also used some In Good Taste wooden elements.

Vintage tag using Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures Stampin Up stamp sets. Tag by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Finally I have used the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack for top of the tag. I really love the texture in this trim combo and they are easily frayed for more of a vintage look.

Vintage tag using Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures Stampin Up stamp sets. Tag by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Now it's time to head to our lovely friend Dawn Olchefske in Minneapolis, USA and see her tag themed project.

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If you get lost at any point, here's a full list of participants today:

Michelle Last, UK

Claire Daly, Australia 

Dawn Olchefske, USA

Barbara Meyer, Austria

Kristine McNickle, New Zealand

Jenn Tinline, Canada

Jennifer Pauli, Germany 

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong. Netherlands

 

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Prized Peony stamp set and the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch, with a new video.

Hello friends. Today we are playing with the Peony Garden product suite and I have also incorporated my fave new punch from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch.

Peony Garden | Prized Peony 2020 Stampin' Up! card with video by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

There's lots of layers and textures in this one! Here are the measurements of the layers I have used:

  • Base card is a 14cm x 14cm Blushing Bride card
  • Layer 2 is a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock 13.5cm square, which I have embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (see links at end of post) which is attached with Stampin' Seal.
  • Layer 3 is a piece of the Gray Granite DSP 11.5cm squared. This acts as a mat to layer 4 (attached with Stampin' Seal), and that combined layer is attached to layer 2 with Dimensionals.
  • Layer 4 is a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock 11cm square, and I have arranged punched Peony Garden DSP over the cardstock, leaving a small gap between each one to show the punched edges and colour through (see picture below which shows how I arranged the punched shapes).
  • Layer 5 is a 7cm square piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, which acts as a mat to Layer 6 (adhered with Stampin' Seal). That combined layer is attached to layer 4 using Dimensionals.
  • Layer 6 is a 6.6cm square piece of Shimmery White cardstock and the sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite.
  • Layer 7 is lots of looped ribbon and trim for texture (see the video below); and finally
  • Level 8 is the single peony stamp from Prized Peony Stamp Set . I embossed it in white, and added a wash of Blushing Bride with my Water Painters, and then added some additional shading with Rococo Rose.

Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a look at how I did the Rectangle Postage Stamp arrangement. I arranged them on the corder of a piece of A4 cardstock so some would be overlapping the edges and be a straight cut when I trimmed this piece to size.

Postage Layer

If you are relatively new to cardmaking, and would like to see how I have used and attached the ribbons and trims for added texture, I have created a short video for you.

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Stampin' Up! Prized Peony with a Video Tutorial

Hello lovely friends,

It's good to be back. Thanks for being patient while I settled my teens back into 'real' school following home schooling and got the family back into some type of routine. It's been so hard to have routine for any length of time this year hasn't it? 2020 has been quite the year so far. I hope you and your family are safe and well.

Today I wanted to blog one of my subscriber tutorial cards so I can pin it onto Pinterest boards. The Prized Peony set is a beautiful NEW Stampin' Up! stamp set and bundle from the 2020 Annual Catalogue.

Video Tutorial Prized Peony Watercolouring. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at this beautiful Prized Peony stamp set (Find it HERE in my online store).

Prized Peony stamp set by Stampin' Up! . Buy online in Australia.

I wanted to colour it in a really vintage way, so a bit messy with lots of variation in colour, and some ink splatters. I created a video to show you how I did the colouring.

This type of watercolouring won't be for everyone, but I personally love how it turned out, and like having no dark lines from stamping the image.

Prized Peony stamp set Stampin Up. Watercoloured (video tutorial), Claire Daly | 2020 | Stampin Up Dempnstrator, Melbourne Australia

Here's the colour combination I used:

Stampin Up Colour combination: Rococo Rose. Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, Rich Razzleberry, Gray Granite

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