Sneak Peek of Stampin' Up! Saleabration: Delicate Dahlia stamp set

Hello crafty people. Today I have another sneak peek for you and it's my favourite pick from the new Stampin' Up! Australia Saleabration Catalogue starting on August 3rd (this year we have 2 Saleabration promotions - one in January / February, and one in August / September. This is one of the choices which can be earned for free with a $180 order (before postage) between August 3rd and September 30th. I love Dahlia's as a flower, and this gorgeous set is Distinctive. which means you get variations in stamping and the illusion of texture from just one stamping.

Stampin Up Delicate Dahlia Sympathy card for 2021 August / September Saleabration. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The Delicate Dahlia stamp set includes outline images and solid images along with a smaller flower, leaves and 4 sentiments. I have used the outline stamp in Early Expresso on Early Espresso cardstock for the base card. For the centre stamped panel, I inked my stamp in Blushing Bride and then used a sponge dauber to apply some Calypso Coral ink in the centre and very outer edge of the Dahlia. Some of the images are also stamped off. The stamped panel is adhered to one of the stitched die cuts from Stitched So Sweetly dies.

Stampin Up Delicate Dahlia Sympathy card for 2021 August / September Saleabration. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The sentiment is also from the Delicate Dahlias stamp set and fits perfectly in one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I added some loosely coiled twine for some additional texture.

Stampin Up Delicate Dahlia Sympathy card for 2021 August / September Saleabration. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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Colour Creations Showcase Week 48: So Saffron

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Hello friends. I'm finding myself with a little more creative time at the moment, so I am excited to be able to participate in some of the creative challenges with my Art with Heart team girls. This week's colour challenge is So Saffron, a very muted yellow and to be honest not one I have created with much in the last year. 

Here is my card. I chose to use the beautiful new Hand-Penned Petals bundle. By stamping off (stamping once on scrap paper and then onto your card without reinking) the Polished Pink and Soft Succulent once each, I came up with a soft colour combination using So Saffron.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Petals bundle (new for 2021) handmade thinking of you / sympathy card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's the colour combination if you want to Pin It for future reference.

Stampin Up Color Combination 2021 InColors. Polished Pink, Soft Succulent, So Saffron and Basic Gray

One of the things I LOVE about this new bundle is it's designed for the stamping to be imperfect! I love the fresh vintage look you get when you stamp the solid colours for the leaves and flowers, and they don't quite fit perfectly. This really suits my style of stamping. I stamped the flowers and the sentiment in Basic Gray to tie in with the softer colour combination.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Petals bundle (new for 2021) handmade thinking of you / sympathy card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used the scalloped edge die from the coordinating Penned Flower Dies to create the left side edging. The flowers are two of the largest flower bunch, placed together. Here's a look at the Hand-Penned suite. You can buy the suite together (which includes 10% discount on the bundle), the bundle with a 10% discount, or individual components of the suite. All the product links for today's project are at the end of the post. 

Stampin Up New 2021 Hand Penned Suite. Available in Australia from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have used a couple of other new products on my card too. My sentiment is from a great new stamp set with 11 sentiments, called Inspired Thoughts. I really love the font in this set. I have also used a great new die set called Encirled in Beauty, and there is just a peek of one of the decorative circle shapes poppng out unter the sentiment. This is going to be one of my favourite die sets for sure.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Petals bundle (new for 2021) handmade thinking of you / sympathy card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at these two products (links at the end of the post will take you to these products in my online store). First the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set.

Stampin Up New 2021 Inspired Thoughts stamp set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

These are the new Encircled in Beauty Dies. The largest die in the set is 9.8 x 9.8cm, so they are perfectly sized for card fronts.

Encircled in Beauty Dies. New in 2021 Stampin Up. Available in Australia from Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

If you would like to see more So Saffron colour combinations, head over to Cathy's blog to see what the rest of the Art with Heart Team girls have been up to. 

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Claire

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Sneak Peek of NEW 2021 Art Gallery stamp set and Heal Your Heart 2021 Saleabration stamp set: Stampin' Up! Sympathy Card Idea

Hello friends. Today I am sharing another sneak peek from Art Gallery stamp set (in the Fine Art Floral Suite) from the 2021 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. The card also uses a sentiment from a really beautiful set perfect for sympathy / hope / thinking of you cards. It's called Heal Your Heart and it's one of the stamp sets you can earn for free in Saleabration during January and February 2021. It's such a tasteful and beautiful set.

Stampin Up Art Gallery and Heal Your Heart Stamp Sets from 2021 Mini Catalogue and Saleabration. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 

For my colours today, I have taken inspiration from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper which is also part of this suite. I like how the layering of the Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo look on the two step flower.

Stampin Up Art Gallery and Heal Your Heart Stamp Sets from 2021 Mini Catalogue and Saleabration. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 

The sentiment is from a new Saleabration set Heal Your Heart. You will be able to earn this set for free with $90+ order in January or February. If you live in Australia and would like to find out more about Saleabration, request a brochure HERE which shows all the different products available to earn for free. 

Stampin Up Heal Your Heart Stamp Set. Available to earn free in January and February 2021 during Saleabration. Ask for 2021 catalogues in Australia from Claire Daly Stampin! Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I have kept my card embellishments quite simple for this sympathy card. I have just used a few Adhesive Pearl Jewels and some Linen Thread.

Stampin Up Art Gallery and Heal Your Heart Stamp Sets from 2021 Mini Catalogue and Saleabration. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 

Here' another look at the Fine Art Floral Suite and Art Gallery stamp set which I also used in this card last week.

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Stampin' Up! Masculine Sympathy Card Idea and a great Stampin' Up! Colour Combination for Men.

Hello friends. Today I am sharing a masculine sympathy card idea using Stampin' Up! products from the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! catalogue. Sympathy cards are difficult to make at the best of times, but coming up with ideas for sympathy cards for men can be even more challenging.

Masculine sympathy card using Stampin Up 2020 Annual Catalogue cardmaking supplies including Well Said stamp set, Well Written Dies, Subtle embossing folder and a masculine colour combination. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I chose to keep my card simple and classic, use colours that felt masculine to me, and feature the sentiment in a small cluster of die cuts. The sentiments are from the Well Said stamp set, and the stems are from the coordinating Well Written Dies. The heart is from the Detailed Hearts Die.

Masculine sympathy card using Stampin Up 2020 Annual Catalogue cardmaking supplies including Well Said stamp set, Well Written Dies, Subtle embossing folder and a masculine colour combination. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I really love how the colour combination turned out for this card. Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider are my two favourites of the 2020-22 InColours, and they look great together for masculine cards.

Masculine sympathy card using Stampin Up 2020 Annual Catalogue cardmaking supplies including Well Said stamp set, Well Written Dies, Subtle embossing folder. Masculine colour combination using Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider and Seaside Spray Stampin Up Colour. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used the Subtle Embossing Folder again. I seem to use it in on so many cards these days. It's really classic.

Masculine sympathy card using Stampin Up 2020 Annual Catalogue cardmaking supplies including Well Said stamp set, Well Written Dies, Subtle embossing folder and a masculine colour combination. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Art With Heart Team March Creative Showcase: Monochromatic Cards

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Welcome to the March Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Team Creative Showcase. This month the Art With Heart Team are featuring Monochromatic cards, that is cards that only use different shades of the same colour. This is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the wonderful range of Stampin’ Up! colours across our inks, papers and embellishments that can be combined to produce the amazing monochromatic samples we have to share with you. To be honest, I found this quite challenging as I am so used to creating with multiple colours.

Here's what I came up with using Rooted in Nature stamp set from the Annual Catalogue. I didn't realise my sentiment wasn't wonky until I edited the pictures, so another post photo correction (I'm on a roll the last week!).

This card is for a lovely man, who lost his wife of 50+ years last week. His wife was a lovely lady, with family values that I admired greatly, I can't imagine his feeling of loss, but I hope my words provide comfort in the months to come.

Stampin Up Monochromatic Rooted in Nature Sympathy card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here are the steps I took to make my card:

  1. I started with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm.
  2. Using a Stampin' Sponge, I started lightly building up colour by spongeing in a circular motion. I started with Soft Sea Foam at the top, then Pear Pizazz and then Old Olive. I wanted the look of a hill which is why I sponged on an angle in a soft curve.
  3. As I was spongeing and going over the edges, this also provided some ink definition on the edges which I liked.
  4. Using an aquapainter, I squeezed a little water from the nib onto some scrap cloth, then flicked the excess off as I didn't want the drops too large. Then I flicked a couple of times onto the sponged piece to create the droplet effect.
  5. I stamped the tree from Rooted in Nature once in Mossy Meadow, and then again without reinking.
  6. My words are stamped in Old Olive onto some scrap Shimmery White which has been lightly sponged,
  7. Finally I tied a little linen thread around the bottom of the card and secured with tape on the back.
  8. I then adhered the whole cardfront onto a base Mossy Meadow card.

Stampin Up Monochromatic Rooted in Nature Sympathy card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Before I made the card above, I came up with this one for my Monochromatic card. I wasn't 100% happy, so I made another card, but thought I would post this one too. I think I would use it as a retirement card for a male perhaps? 

Stampin Up Timeless Tropical masculine 2020 by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This card uses the Timeless Tropical bundle. I have used Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso.

Stampin Up Timeless Tropical masculine 2020 by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Now it's time to visit the rest of the Art with Heart team participants, and see what they have come up with for the monochromatic theme. The next person is the lovely and talented Michele Taylor.

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Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Catherine Proctor

Rachel Woollard

Andrea Sargent

Caroline Manwaring

Claire Daly

Michele Taylor



Thanks for stopping by today. Have a happy week, 

Claire

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