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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Campology Masculine Birthday Card and a Video Tutorial with 6 Ways to Use the NEW Stampin' Up! Masking Paper

Hello stamping friends.

One of the new products included in the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue was masking paper. For those not familiar with masking paper, it does as the name suggests - masks off areas of your project where you don't want ink to go. You can do this with other things as well, but the benefit of this specialised masking paper is that it is super thin plus adhesive and it doesn't leave as much of a halo around the edge. It's also reusable, and really reasonably priced. It is $12.25AUD for 12 5x7" sheets. Find the masking paper on page 149 of the Annual catalogue, or HERE in my online store.

I've put together a video showing 6 different techniques to use the masking paper, and included lots of tips along the way. The video features 5 cards, and I will share one of them here first. You can see how I did the stamping for this project (and the other 4 cards) in the video which is included below. 

As I wanted the tent to appear in front of the trees in this masculine birthday card, I stamped the tent first and then masked it off before I stamped the trees. I love this Campology stamp set and haven't used it nearly enough, so I am grateful it carried over to the new catalogue. To finish my card off, I have used some of the DSP and a die-cut from He's the Man Specialty DSP, along with some linen thread and Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots.

Stampin Up Campology birthday card with masking paper video tutorial for 5 cards. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Here is the video which shows me doing the masking portion of this card, along with 4 other cards.

 

 

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Introducing NEW Stampin' Up! Tahitian Tide with Paradise Palms stamp set

Hello friends. It' time to dee dive into another one of the 2022 new Stampin' Up! InColors. Today we are looking at Tahitian Tide.  Just 10 days until Annual Catalogue launch day and the maunch of these fabulous new colours - woohoo!

Tahitian Tide is a bright turquoise blue. Here is how it looks with some of our other current Stampin' Up! colours. As you can see, Tahitian Tide has similar tones to Pacific Point.

Stampin Up 2022 InColor Tahitian Tide

For my card, I have used Tahitian Tide and a blending brush to create an ocean background for my beach themes card. I love this blue!

Stampin Up Tahitian Tide with Paradise Palms Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

My focal image is from Paradise Palms stamp set. This debuted in the 2022 January to June Mini Catalogue, but will also be carrying over to the new 2022 Annual Catalogue (but the bundle pricing won't be available, so if you want the bundle, grab it before the end of June so you save 10%). I originally stamped the greeting directly over the palm trees, but it got kind of lost, so I cut out a separate piece. I like the way the ripped edge exposing the white cardstock looks like the wave foam. Did you notice I have also used the 'coming soon' Stylish Shapes dies for the stitched circle?

Stampin Up Tahitian Tide with Paradise Palms Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

I have used the direct to rubber marker technique to colour the palm trees, with the trunks in Soft Suede and the branches in Garden Green. For the ground, I have used Soft Suede stamped off once. This year we also have bi-colour bakers twine in each of the InColours. I have combined the Tahitian Tide and White one, with Linen Thread for the embellishment on my card. Unfortunately one of my Champagne Rhinestones fell off before photographing, so you will just have to imagine there is another one there to the bottom right of the sentiment.

Stampin Up Tahitian Tide with Paradise Palms Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia.

Here's a look at the colour combination for this card.

Stampin Up Tahitian Tide, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Garden Green Color Combo

Here's a look at the Paradise Palms bundle. Perfect for beachy cards!

Stampin Up Paradise Palms. Available from 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,

Claire

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

Hello friends.

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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