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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The NEW August to December Mini Catalogue (previously called the Holiday Catalogue) launches on August 4th to customers. If you are new to Stampin' Up! or don't have a regular demonstrator already, you can request a copy HERE (if you are a regular customer of mine you are already on the list and your copy is in the mail.

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The Bonus Days promotion is only on for 6 more days, so get in quick! Between July 1st and August 3rd you can earn a $9 bonus days coupon with each $90 in one transaction (before post), which you can then use for shopping in August. All the details HERE.

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

Hey there.

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.

I hope you enjoyed today's card, and will consider adding this affordable and versatile set to your collection. If you would like to see some more inspiration, I invite you to subscribe to my weekly tutorials.

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

Hello stampers :)

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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The NEW August to December Mini Catalogue (previously called the Holiday Catalogue) launches next month to customers. If you are new to Stampin' Up! or don't have a regular demonstrator already, you can request a copy HERE (if you are a regular customer of mine you are already on the list and your copy is in the mail.

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The Bonus Days promotion is on again in July, so between July 1st and August 3rd you can earn a $9 bonus days coupon with each $90 in one transaction (before post), which you can then use for shopping in August. All the details HERE.

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Stampin' Up! Beautiful Moments & Ornate Garden Split Panel Card

Hello friends,

Back today with a simple watercolour card for you. This is one I did for a subscriber step by step PDF tutorial a while back, but I also like to blog these so I can add them to my Pinterest boards (by subscribing, you get the step by step instructions, supplies and pictures emailed out free of charge though).

Split panel cards are easy but really effective.

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.

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

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The NEW August to December Mini Catalogue (previously called the Holiday Catalogue) launches next month to customers. If you are new to Stampin' Up! or don't have a regular demonstrator already, you can request a copy HERE (if you are a regular customer of mine you are already on the list and your copy is being sent very soon.

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Bonus Days is on in July, so between July 1st and August 3rd you can earn a $9 bonus days coupon with each $90 in one transaction (before post), which you can then use for shopping in August. All the details HERE.

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Your Creative Connection 109: Something Old, Something New

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Welcome back to another showcase with the global Your Creative Connection team. Today our theme is 'Something Old, Something New', which is perfect timing with the release last week of the NEW 2020/21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. For my NEW, I have chosen two of the new Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors as well as the new Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack. For my OLD, I have chosen  the Stitched So Sweetly dies which first featured in the 2020 January to June mini catalogue.

NEW Stampinup Flowers for Every Season | Misty Moonlight | Memories and More Cardpack | Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia | 2020

I really like the crisp fresh colour combination I have used today which is three of the new 2020-22 In Colors: Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, Bumble Bee and Whisper White. My base card is Misty Moonlight, and there is a Just Jade layer in there too. The Bumble Bee colour comes from one of the elements included in the Memories and More Card Pack.

Claire Daly Creates Stampin' Up! Colour Combination (5)

The Flowers for Every Season DSP and Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack (links at the bottom of the post) are really great because they coordinate with ALL five of the new 2020-22 InColors. You will find great versatility with these two products. The cardstock weight flower stickers are included in the Memories and More Card Pack, and they coordinate really well with all the colours. The Stitched So Sweetly dies are also a really versatile product because there are so many ways you can layer them. Check out all the products below my signature in the links. The greeting I have used is from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, which is also linked below.

NEW Stampinup Flowers for Every Season | Misty Moonlight | Memories and More Cardpack | Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia | 2020

Now it's time to virtually circle the globe and see what the other Your Creative Connection ladies are up to. Next up we have Dawn Olchefske in the USA. 

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If you get lost along the way, here is a list of our participants.

Dawn Olchefske - USA

Barbara Meyer - Austria

Kristine McNickle - New Zealand

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Jennifer Pauli - Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands

Michelle Last - UK

Claire Daly - Australia (<-- you are here)

 

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The brand new 2020/21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue has just launched to customers. Click HERE to see how you can get one for free

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Thanks for following along with Your Creative Connection today, 

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