Stampin' Up! Slimline 2020 Christmas Card using In The PInes and Wrapped in Christmas stamp sets

Hello stampers,

Today I am sharing an arty, inky slimline Christmas card using In the Pines stamp set, a favourite Stampin' Up! set the last couple of months. I really like the look of Old Olive and Shaded Spruce together.

Stampin Up Slimline Christmas Card using In The Pines and Wrapped In Christmas stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To get the arty, inky look on this card, I used a technique called spritzed stamping or spritzed watercolour. It gives a VERY cool effect!

Stampin Up Slimline Christmas Card using In The Pines and Wrapped In Christmas stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

How To Create This Card

I stamped the solid tree images from In the Pines stamp set in Old Olive and Shaded Spruce onto a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolour paper (it helps to have the Fluid 100 taped on the very edges to a waterproof surface in preparation for spritzing. I used the solid medium single tree, and the three trees joined together. 

I then spritzed it with water (using the Stampin' Spritzers) a couple of time from about 20cm away so the ink ran. I then let it try naturally. I removed the watercolour paper from the backing and trimmed the top just above the trees, as well as any of the edges where tape or ink has left marks on the paper.

The next step works best if you use the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool. Watercolour paper is very porous, and it sometimes takes a couple of stamps in the same spot to get a good crisp image. The Stamparatus allows you to stamp in exactly the same position again if you need to. I stamped the outline image of the same size trees in Early Espresso, over the top of the spritzed trees.

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I then added the stamped piece to a thin mat of Shaded Spruce cardstock, and adhered half a stitched rectangle die cut (also Shaded Sprice) to each end so that about 1" is showing. I adhered this whole piece with Dimensionals to my Old Olive slimline card base (21cm x 20cm; scored and folded on the shorter side and burnished with your bone folder).

I embellished with Champagne Rhinestone Jewels on the top of the trees, and a double thread bow of combined strands of Linen Thread and gold cord from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.

Stampin Up Slimline Christmas Card using In The Pines and Wrapped In Christmas stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My sentiment from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set is stamped in Early Espresso onto Old Olive. I used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to make the patterns at each end. I then adhered it to the stamped piece with Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Slimline Christmas Card using In The Pines and Wrapped In Christmas stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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Stampin' Up! Quite Curvy Bundle with Ornate Floral Embossing Folder and the Inked Embossing Folder Technique

Hello lovely stamping friends. I hope this finds you well. Today I have for you a card I have made using the newly released Stampin' Up! Quite Curvy bundle with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder. I have used the inked embossing folder technique with the embossing folder.

Stampin' Up! Quite Curvy Bundle with Ornate Floral Embossing Folder and the Inked Embossing Folder Technique. 2020 Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Find the Quite Curvy Bundle HERE in my Online Stampin Up Store in Australia.

Fund the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder HERE in my Online Stampin Up Store in Australia.

My base card and the colour of the ink I used on the embossing folder is Soft Sea Foam. For the inked embossing I used white card, and inked the debossed side of the folder with the Soft Sea Foam ink (I have a video HERE showing this technique) . I love how this looks with this Ornate Floral Embossing folder.

Stampin' Up! Quite Curvy Bundle with Ornate Floral Embossing Folder and the Inked Embossing Folder Technique. 2020 Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I watercoloured the birds in a combination of Blushing Bride. Gray Granite and Early Espresso. The leaves were coloured in Soft Sea Foam and Mint Macaron.

Stampin' Up! Quite Curvy Bundle with Ornate Floral Embossing Folder and the Inked Embossing Folder Technique. 2020 Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The sentiment is from the Quite Curvy stamp set in this bundle, and is stamped in Gray Granite ink onto Whisper White. I cut the label piece out from Sweet Sentiments dies in the Stampin Up 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Quite Curvy Bundle with Ornate Floral Embossing Folder and the Inked Embossing Folder Technique. 2020 Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The Stitched So Sweetly dies are a really great die set to add to your collection. The set includes rectangle stitched and scallop dies, as well as some stitched sentiment label dies. This die set has a coordinating sentiment stamp set called So Sentimental, and you can buy them together in a bundle for a 10% discount.

Stampin' Up! Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Available in my online store in Australia. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia,

The little birds are so cute and the coordinating Curvy Dies (which are part of the 10% off bundle) are super easy to use to cut them out. There's also a die to cut out the leaves piece as well as the curvt edges and more.

Stampin' Up! Quite Curvy Bundle. Available in my online store in Australia. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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All about the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool

I've been using the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool a lot lately, and I thought it was a good time to remind you all what an awesome and time saving tool this is for cardmakers.

Stampin Up Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool. Available in Australia at Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

So what does it do?

The Stamparatus will allow you to:

  • Make multiple images and cards quicker and with ease
  • Consistently stamps crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression (for example on watercolour paper) just re-ink and stamp again without needing to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, so save time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Create gradient stamping with the movable hinged plates

Stampin Up Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool. Available in Australia at Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

More product details:

  • It's compatible with both red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Includes a foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Has rules and gridlines on the plates for quick measuring (and we also sell grid paper sized for this tool)
  • Has 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • Has 2 reversible plates giving 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place (and extra magnets can be purchased)
  • Has a lovely carry bag which can be purchased separately
  • Has storage areas for the magnets under the plates
  • Retail price is $85 AUD. Item 148187.

 

Here's a video with shows the Stamparatus in action.

Find the Stamapartus HERE in my online store

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

Hello stampers,

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 Snowflake Splendor Christmas Card with Inlaid Embossing

Hello friends. Today I have another Christmas card for you. It uses the Snowflake Splendor suite of products from the 2020 Stampin Up August to December Holiday Catalogue.

I love how this card turned out with the pastel colours. There isn't any stamping on this card; it's all punched, die cut or embossed. I have used the Inlaid Embossing technique on the main layer which creates texture and interest. Instructions are below (but it's so easy!).

Stampin Up Snowflake Splendor 2020 Christmas Card using Inlaid Embossing Technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I love the variation in colourin this Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper. This one I have used for the background looks like it has been created with sponging and inking. It's beautiful to create with.

Stampin Up Snowflake Splendor 2020 Christmas Card using Inlaid Embossing Technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Inlaid Embossing Technique Instructions

Inlaid embossing just refers to the pieces you add to the card, also being included in the embossing. For this card:

  1. Start with a piece of the Snowflake Splendor DSP 9.9cm x 14.2cm which I adhered to a piece of cardstock the same size for extra weight.
  2. Punch three pieces of coordinating Snowflake Splendor DSP, using the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.
  3. Adhere these evenly across the centre of the card using glue or Stampin' Seal.
  4. Emoss this whole piece in the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.

Here's the piece before it was embossed.

Stampin Up Snowflake Splendor 2020 Christmas Card using Inlaid Embossing Technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

and here is the piece after it was embossed  with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder to create the Inlaid Embossing.

Stampin Up Snowflake Splendor 2020 Christmas Card using Inlaid Embossing Technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

After I had completed this layer, I sponged the edges in Misty Moonlight ink (using a sponge dauber) and then placed it onto a thin mat of Balmy Blue Cardstock, and onto a base card of Highland Heather.

Next I die cut the snowflakes in Balmy Blue Glimmer paper and Balmy Blue cardstock, using the So Many Snowflakes Dies, and popped one of the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems in the centre of each (they come in different sizes which suited my project). For the sentiment I used my Word Wishes dies and Purple Posy cardstock.

Stampin Up Snowflake Splendor 2020 Christmas Card using Inlaid Embossing Technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The Word Wishes Dies are a super versatile die set to own as you can create so many different die cut sentments. You can get even more sentiments when you combine it with the coordinating stamp set called A Wish for Everything. Here's a look at these two great products.

Stampin Up Word Wishes Dies. Available in Australia from myu online store or direct with Claire Daly.

A Wish for Everything Stampin Up Stamp Set. Available in Australia from myu online store or direct with Claire Daly.

I hope you like today's project. I realy love how it turned out and it's nice and sparkly for Christmas.

Other Projects using the Snowflake Splendor Suite of Products

Three cards using a single 6x6" piece of DSP HERE.

12x12" Scrapbook pages HERE and HERE

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