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.

Stampin Up NEW Fine Art Floral Suite, coming January 5th 2021. Available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Request your free 2021 Stampin' Up! paper catalogues.

 

If you like the look of these products, request the paper copies of the 2021 Catalogues to be sent out. They commence on January 5th, and I have them here to mail out right now anywhere in Australia.

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There are also lots of bargains still available in the Year End Closeout Sale which goes until January 4th, or until items sell out. Shop the Sale Here.

 

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Don't forget to let me know if you would like the new 2021 Stampin' Up!  January to June mini and Saleabration catalogues mailed out. You can give me your details HERE.

Get your Stampin Up! 2021 paper catalogues mailed out in Australia. Catalogues mailing from mid December and sales period starts on January 5th. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Thanks for checking in today. Have a happy day and I will see you back here again soon.

Claire


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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Thanks for visiting today. Have a great day.

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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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If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Rebecca Jacovou

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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Art With Heart Team May Blog Hop: New Catalogue Preview

Welcome to the May blog hop for the lovely Art With Heart team girls. Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative products using supplies from the upcoming 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. If you would like a copy of the brand new annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

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My projects feature a beautiful new Designer Paper called Mosaic Mood. This paper pack didn't immediately jump out at me in the catalogue, but then we received a pack as an all attendee give away on the last day of Onstage. Once opening the pack, the beautiful colours jumped right out at me, as did the clear embossed parts which add beautiful texture and interest. It's a really pretty 12 x 12 paper pack.

I have used the paper to make two cards for some friends that needed a virtual hug recently. There are lots of beautiful floral mosaic images to cut from the paper, and I used those as the feature of my cards.

Stampin Up 2019 Annual Catalogue Mosaic Mood DSP and Flourishing Phrases. Sympathy card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For some added interest on this first card, I embossed one of the layers with the Subtle embossing folder, which gives a beautiful textured but subtle effect. I also did some very light stamping on the base card (the leaf image is from Healing Hugs stamp set). My greeting on this card is from a set carrying over into the new 2019 Annual Catalogue, called Flourishing Phrases. The inside sentiment says 'with warmth and caring from me'. The greeting on the front of the card fit's nicely in one of the stitched circles from the Stitched Shapes die set. This is one of my most used die sets because it has ovals, squares and circles in the one pack.

Stampin Up 2019 Annual Catalogue Mosaic Mood DSP and Flourishing Phrases. Sympathy card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

As you can see, there's a range of beautiful colours in this paper. The catalogue tells me that the coordinating colours are: Blushing Bride. Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, Terracotta Tile, Very Vanilla and Whisper White. I adapted that a little and used the following colours to give my cards a soft pastel look:

Claire's Stampin' Up! Colour Combination: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, So SaffronI haven't used So Saffron in what feels like forever, but I think it works really well with this new Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper. The greeting I have used on this card is from Healing Hugs, another set carrying over to the 2019 Annual Catalogue. 

Stampin Up 2019 Annual Catalogue Mosaic Mood DSP and Healing Hugs. Get well card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've used the Stitched Rectangle Dies, and the Stitched Labels dies for the layers of my greeting. I do like my stitched dies, and any interesting shapes I can use for stamping greetings or layering. This large stitched label is one of my favourite dies.

 

Stampin Up 2019 Annual Catalogue Mosaic Mood DSP and Healing Hugs. Get well card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope you like my preview of this gorgeous new DSP, Mosaic Mood. If you don't have your own 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue yet, click the contact me button, or catalogues button right at the top of the page to give me your details and I will get one out to you. 

Now it's time to keep on hopping and see what my lovely team members have been creating to show you the new products. Next up is Catherine Proctor who always blows me away by her creativity!

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If you get lost anywhere, here is a full list of team members who are participating in this months blog hop:

Christina Barnes

Rachel Woollard

Tina Gillespie

Ros Davidson

Vicki Boucher

Rebecca Jacovou

Claire Daly

Catherine Proctor

Rachel Palmieri

Kimberly Hern

Kate Morgan

Thanks again for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day,

Claire

 

 

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Week 13 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop - Crumb Cake

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Today's card is one of the hard cards we need to make, a sympathy card. Words really are never enough, but they are important to say to the people you care about. I don't think there is any better way to say those words from afar, than with a handmade card.

Stampin Up Rooted in Nature 2018 sympathy card. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have used the Rooted in Nature stamp set from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.  I created a water wash onto Shimmery White cardstock with a few drops of re-inker and my aquapainter. I used Crumb Cake for the ground, and Pool Party for the sky and Shaded Spruce for the tree. I added a few ink splatters and water splatters for added interest.

Stampin Up Rooted in Nature 2018 sympathy card. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The sentiment is also from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, and is stamped in Soft Suede to stand out a little more against the Crumb Cake. Here is my colour combination.

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I hope the recipient of this card can feel the love and caring thoughts for them that it hopefully conveys. 

Now it's time to head back to Catherine Proctor's blog  to see what the other Art With Heart team ladies have been creating with Crumb Cake this week.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Claire

 

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