Sponged embossing card making technique on a 2021 Mothers day card.

Hello friends. Today I have a 2021 Mothers day card for you. A little early maybe, but I wanted to play with the Meadow Moments embossing folders and use the sponged embossing papercraft and card making technique. The soft colours I wanted to use were perfect for a Mothers Day card. 

Here's how my card turned out.

Meadow Moments sponged embossing folder 2021 Mothers Day Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I started with embossing a piece of Basic White cardstock with one one of the two embossing folders in the Meadow Moments embossing folder pack. Using sponge daubers, I lightly sponged the raised bits. I used the dauber and Blushing Bride ink pad for the flowers, Mint Macaron for the butterflies and Soft Sea Foam for the stems and leaves. I also lightly sponged the white areas in between with Soft Sea Foam.

Meadow Moments sponged embossing folder 2021 Mothers Day Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Next steps were to add a thin strip of Mint Macaron cardstock to the left side of this strip, and to adhere it to a Blushing Bride card base which had been embossed with the subtles 3D embossing folder. To finish my card off I embossed the Happy Mothers Day sentiment from the Strong Women stamp set in white embossing powder onto Mint Macaron cardstock. I cut the butterfly embellishment using the Butterfly Duo Punch, and a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock which I had also embossed with the Subtle 3D folder.

Meadow Moments sponged embossing folder 2021 Mothers Day Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's another look at my colour combination for this one.

Stampin Up Colour Combination with Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

If this is a technique you think you would like to try at some stage - pin this image to your Pinterest boards to help you find the post for the future.

Meadow Moments sponged embossing folder 2021 Mothers Day Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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Stampin Up Thinking of You Card: Quiet Meadow Bundle & Collage Stamping Technique

Hello friends. Today I have a 'thinking of you' card using the new Quiet Meadow bundle in the Stampin Up Australia 2021 Annual Catalogue. We will also be using a stamping technique called collage stamping.

Stampin Up Quiet Meadow used with Collage Stamping Technique. 2021 card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
"Collage" was originally a French word, derived from the word coller, meaning "to paste." The stamping interpretation of that is to combine a variety of themed stampings, balanced in both colour and composition. That's easy to do when you have multiple coordinating stamps in a set, like we do with the Stampin' Up! sets.

Quiet Meadow Stampin Up 2021 Bundle. Available from my online store.

Here's a look at the complete card. The light has caught the Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper so it looks like two different colours, but it isn't. This paper is really pretty.

Meadows metallic paper 1

I started with a base of Crumb Cake cardstock. I have stamped one layer of the collage stamping in Crumb Cake ink. This is just basically layering the stamps to give the coverage and composition you want. I also used  Early Espresso to add another layer on the collage, and carried that colour through to the stamping on the sentiment.

Meadows metallic paper 1a

 

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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. 

Thanks for stopping by today,

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Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Stamp Set with Two Step Stamping Technique

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Today I have a friends / thankyou card, made using the brand new Pansy Patch stamp set, and coordinating Pansy Petal Designer Series Paper.

View the products in the Pansy Petals suite HERE in my online Stampin' Up! store.

Stampin Up Pansy Patch stamp set / bundle from the 2021 Stampin Up Annual Catalogue.Handmade card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I'm totally in love with this product suite! Pansies have always been one of my favourite flowers, as they give such vibrant colour in the winter months here in Australia. With the products in this bundle, you can make stamped or die cut (or a combination of both) multi-layered pansies.  Here's a look at the bundle.

Stampin Up Pansy Patch Bundle available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The Pansy Petals 12x12" Designer Series paper has a bunch of coordinating floral patterns, and some gorgeous gingham and basic patterns on the reverse. This paper also coodinates with all 5 of the new 2021 InColors. You get 12 double sided sheets, 2 of each design.

Stampin Up Pansy Petals DSP available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The Pansy Dies also cut out some of the printed images in the DSP which is very cool, and really increases the versatility of the suite.

Stampin Up 2021 Pansy Petals DSP and coordinating Pany Dies. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this card I have usd just the stamp set and DSP (I fussy cut the flowers and leaves). This is a two-step (actually a three or four step) stamp set, and it's super easy to line the different layers up because the stamps are Photopolymer.

Stampin Up Pansy Patch stamp set / bundle from the 2021 Stampin Up Annual Catalogue.Handmade card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here are the Stampin' Up! ink colours I have used on each pansy and the leaves.

Top Pansy: 

  • Base layer of pansy: Magenta Madness
  • Highlight layer of pansy: Rich Razzleberry
  • Outer centre: left white
  • Inner centre: Rich Razzleberry

Bottom Pansy:

  • Base layer of pansy: Polished Pink stamped off once
  • Highlight layer of pansy: Polished Pink
  • Outer centre: Polished Pink
  • Inner centre: Rich Razzleberry
  • Very centre: Coloured with Dark Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends

Leaves: 

  • Base: Soft Succulent
  • Highlights: Evening Evergreen

For the sentiment, I stamped in Soft Succulent and punched out with the Postage Stamp Punch.

Stampin Up Pansy Patch stamp set / bundle from the 2021 Stampin Up Annual Catalogue.Handmade card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

If you love the Pansy Petals Suite as much as I do, you can grab all the products together in the one item number (it also includes the cute Bublebee trinkets). Find the Suite HERE in my online store. You can also buy all of the products individually, or the stamp set and die together as a 10% discount bundle (the suite also includes the 10% discount for the bundle).

Stampin Up Pansy Petals Suite available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Stampin' Up! True Love DSP and So Sentimental Bundle Sponge Brayered Thank You Card.

Hello friends.

A quick post today as I just want to show you the last card (for now) in my series of 4 cards showing different ways to colour neutral patterned paper with ink and other Stanpin' Up! supplies (using the lovely black and white floral themed True Love Designer Series Paper as our base). I will link to the other 3 cards below.

Today's card is super simple, as I have just used one colour in my colouring (Flirty Flamingo) and a sponge brayer.

Stampin Up 2021 sponged True Love DSP thankyou card using So Sentimental Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Sponge brayers are a really affordable tool in your papercraft tool box. The Stampin' Up! sponge brayers are great value. For $14, you get 2 handles and 4 inter-changeable sponge roller heads (the die base inks wash out with water too). I like the soft effect you can get with them. I just start with a gradual slow build up of colour and add more as I go (I demonstrate the technique of using our Stampin' Up! sponge brayers in THIS VIDEO on my You Tube channel, if you would like to see them in action on a different card).

Sponging ink to recolour DSP using Stampin Up Sponge Brayers.

Here's what I have done to put my card together after I completed the sponging:

This card was easy and fun. By mixing up the colours, and using different sentiments, you could easily make up a batch of these cards in a stamping session.

Stampin Up 2021 sponged True Love DSP thankyou card using So Sentimental Bundle. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

So to summarise, here are the four ways of colouring the True Love patterned paper I have blogged about.

  • Colouring with Stampin' Blend Markers (find that post HERE)
  • Colouring with the new Stampin' Up! Blending Brushes including a video tutorila (find that post HERE)
  • Colouring with Watercolor Pancils (find that post HERE)
  • Colouring with sponge brayers (this post)

 

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Watercolouring on patterned paper: True Love DSP Birthday Card.

Hello friends. Today I have a birthday card with another example of how you can colour the True Love Designer Series Paper in the Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. For this one, I have used watercolour pencils.

Stampin Up 2021 birthday card with True Love DSP and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. DSP coloured with watercolour pencils.

I have used Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry from the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils set for the flower, and Old Olive for the leaves. Watercolour Pencils are a really cost effective way of colouring stamped images. In this one pack you get 13 Stampin' Colours for $27.75. You can either use them alone, with Blender Pens (which is what I did) or Water Painters (I find this works best for larger areas). This image shows the laying down of colour with the pencils, before I blended with the Blender Pen.

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My base card is Rich Razzleberry and there is also a mat of Old Olive cardstock on the base DSP layer. My sentiment is from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. This stamp (and others in the set) fit nicely into the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I have added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the left corner, to balance the card.

Stampin Up 2021 birthday card with True Love DSP and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. DSP coloured with watercolour pencils.

I have also looped some Scalloped Lace Trim and Gold Cord (from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack) under the flower. This gave some added texture and interest, but also carried on the fresh vintage feel of the card.

Stampin Up 2021 birthday card with True Love DSP and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. DSP coloured with watercolour pencils.

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Stampin Up 2021 birthday card with True Love DSP and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. DSP coloured with watercolour pencils.

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