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.


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! Fancy Phrases coloured with Stampin' Blends

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Just a quick card for you today, using Fancy Phrases stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2020 Annual Catalogue. I really like this stamp set for it's sketchy images and the range of great sentiments.

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Here's my card. I kept it pretty simple with just some Basic Grey patterns DSP, a Basic Grey sentiment and some adhesive rhinestones. My base card is Highland Heather.

Stampin Up Fancy Phrases coloured with Stampin' Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have coloured the image with Stampin' Blends. Here's the colours I used:

  • Purple Posy Combo
  • Highland Heather Combo
  • Old Olive Combo

Stampin Up Fancy Phrases coloured with Stampin' Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Hope you like today's card. You can buy the Fancy Phrases stamp set and any of the other products I have used today, in my Online Stampin' Up! store.

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Stampin' Up! Whiskey Business coloured with Stampin' Blends, plus tip to give the look of liquid

Hello stampers. Today I have a masculine card for you, featuring Whiskey Business stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Catalogue.

Here's my Whiskey Business card. Whiskey seems to be pretty popular among our male family and friends, so I needed this stamp set. My base card is Cinnamon Cider, and the front is embossed using the Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder. The patterned paper is from the In Good Taste Designer Series paper pack. This pack has such great neutral textures.

Stampin Up Whiskey Business masculine card. 2020 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I've coloured my image in Stampin' Blends. I have used Smoky Slate and a tiny bit of Seaside Spray on the decanter, Smoky Slate on the glass, and Cinnamon Cider with a bit of Daffodil Delight blended in for the whiskey. I've also used Daffodil Delight on the lemon twist. 

Tip: to get a realistic look of liquid with some dimension, use a Fine Tip Glue pen after the Stampin' Blends have dried. I learned this tip from the lovely Linda Bauwin on an Incentive Trip many years ago when she was demonstrating colouring wine in glasses.

Stampin Up Whiskey Business masculine card. 2020 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

To finish my card off, I have adhered the decanter and glass to a circle die cut from the Stitched Shapes dies. The glass is adhered with Dimensionals, as is the Stitched Shape and the DSP (I adhered the DSP to a layer of cardstock to give it some more weight). Finally I have added some Linen Thread, and an embossed greeting from Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. Stampin Up Whiskey Business masculine card. 2020 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the Whisky Business stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Whiskey Business Stamp Set. Available from my online store in Australia.

Even though there are some great sentiments in this set, I wanted a birthday sentiment. This new Happiest of Birthdays from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue has been really popular.  It's certainly one I know I will be getting lots of use from.

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. Available in my online store in Australia.

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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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