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

 

Check out more information and features of the Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool in this blog post HERE.

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Stampin Up Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder with In the Pines Bundle

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Today I am sharing a 2020 Christmas card I created using the inked embossing folder technique with the Stampin Up Evergreen 3D emboosing folder. I also have used one of the. dies from the In the Pines Bundle. This makes 8 Stampin' Up! In the Pine Christmas Card Ideas to share with you.

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder, In the Pines Bundle, inked embossing folder technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the embossed piece, I used the inked embossing folder technique (I started with Pear Pizazz cardstock and inked with Mossy Meadow ink).

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder, In the Pines Bundle, inked embossing folder technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
Here's a video I did for my YouTube channel which shows this technique.

Once I had completed the embossing, I trimmed the piece to 10cm x 14.3cm, inked the edges with Mossy Meadow ink and then mounted onto a standard C6 cardstock base. I die cut two trees from the brushed Metallic cardstock, using the Pine Woods Dies, which are Part of the In The Pines bundle. My greeting was one I had sitting on my desk from another project (it's from Poinsettia Petals) but there are lovely greetings in the In the Pines Bundle which could be used as well. It's stamped in Mossy Meadow ink onto Shimmery White cardstock. I added three of the clear and gold gems from Wonderful Gems to finish my card. I also tied a double strand of linen thread around the top of the card and tied a bow.

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder, In the Pines Bundle, inked embossing folder technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

In the Pines bundle has been one of my favourite bundles to play with for Christmas 2020.

Check out these other creations. This first card is blogged HERE.

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using  In the Pines Bundle.Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This second card is blogged HERE.

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using  In the Pines Bundle.Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

There's also these cards for ideas, created by the Stampin' Up! designers.

In the Pines  SU samples 1

In the Pines  SU samples 2

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


Watercoloured Poinsettia 2020 Slimline Christmas Card using Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals

Hello crafty friends. Today I have another slimline card for you, a 2020 Christmas card using Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle from the 2020 Stampin' Up! August to December Mini Catalogue. The whole Poinsettia Place Suite is so pretty!

Stampin Up Watercoloured Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For my card, I started with a 21cm x 10cm slimline Crumb Cake card base and I added a layer of the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. This has a luscious flocked design on vellum and is so pretty, plus adds great texture. I've added more texture by looping some Braided Linen Trim below where I planned for my flower and greeting to go.

Stampin Up slimline Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To create my flower, I gold embossed the three different sized poinsettia's from the Poinsettia Petal stamp set onto Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (links below). I then spritzed with water and used then added watery ink from the lid of my ink pad (created this by dropping a couple of drops of water into the ink residue in the lid - just make sure you wipe with a paper towel when finished so you don't dilute your ink pad). Becuae the watercolor paper is wet, the colour quickly spreads and you get a random distribution of the colour. I love this messy watercolour look. I used tw colours on the flower, Real Red and Cherry Cobbler.

Handmade paper Poinsettia using Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals stamp set. 2020 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I layered these together with a Dimensional between each layer and the gorgeous Beaded Pearls (links below) as the flower centre.

Handmade paper Poinsettia using Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals stamp set. 2020 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the gorgeous Beaded Pearl flower centres. You get 18 pieces in a pack and they are approximately 1.3cm wide.

Stampin Up Beaded Pearls Poinsettia Flower Centres. Avaialble in my online store in Australia, 2020 August to December Mini Catalogue.I watercoloured some leaves from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set, and die cut some berrie sprigs in metallic brushed gold to add some bling. Love how all the layers look when they are put together.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
Slimline cards are fun to make. There's a little more real estate to play with, but don't let that scare you. 

Stampin Up slimline Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a look at the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and the Poinsettia Place product suite (the items in the suite can also be purchased individually) from the Stampin' Up! 2020 August to December Mini Catalogue. Find all the products from this suite HERE in my online store.

Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set (also available in a die bundle for 10% discount).

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Avaialble in my online store in Australia, 2020 August to December Mini Catalogue.Poinsettia Petals Bundle (10% discount)

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals bundle. Avaialble in my online store in Australia, 2020 August to December Mini Catalogue.

Finally, here's the Poinsettia Place Suite. Each of these products can be purchased individually, but you can also purchase the whole suite together.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Place product suite. Avaialble in my online store in Australia, 2020 August to December Mini Catalogue.

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Stampin' Up! In the Pines Bundle 2020 Christmas Card

Hello stampin friends. Today I have another 2020 Christmas card for you, featuring In the Pines bundle from the 2020 Stampin' Up! August to December mini catalologue.

Stampin Up in the Pines 2020 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My colour inspiration is from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper. Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizazz, Real Red and Whisper White. I particular love this checked pattern piece I have used on the card.

Stampin Up Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper. Christmas 2020. Available in my online store in Australia.

My base card is Pear Pizazz and my trees are stamped in Mossy Meadow, with Pear Pizazz solid stamping inside the larger outline tree. There's also some Pool Party in there with some stamping and spongeing in the sky area.

Stampin Up in the Pines 2020 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have used the Stitched Nested Label Dies for my stamping layer, and a Mossy Meadow layer cut from the same dies for contrast. The Pear Pizazz piece that is like a hill is also cut from these dies. To add some texture under the stamped layer, I have added some looped Real Red Braided Linen Trim (love this trim) and some gold cord from the Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack. The embellishments on top of the trees are the Gilded Gems. You can view all of the products used today, in the links at the end of the post. Here's a look at the In the Pines bundle. It's a favourite of mine. Find it HERE in my online store.

Stampin' Up! In the Pines bundle. Christmas 2020. August to December Mini Catalogue. Aavialble in my online store in Australia.

 

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