Stampin' Up! Masculine Card with Mountain Air with Cajun Craze

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Hello friends. This week the Colour Creations ladies in the Art with Heart Team are playing with Cajun Craze. This is one of my least used Stampin' Up! colours, so it definitely was a challenge. Once I got the idea though, away I went.

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I wanted to create a card for a very sick relative overseas. We enjoyed time together on their trip to Australia several years ago, so I wanted to come up with a card that let him know I was thinking of him at this very hard time, and that perhaps reminded him a little of Australia. Cajun Craze definitely is the colour of some of the Australian outback, and the Kimberley region especially.

Masculine Thinking of You card using Stampin Up Mountain Air and Ink Blending Technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used the Mountain Air stamp set from the 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, to create several layers of mountains by stamping in Early Espresso onto Cajun Craze and die cutting with the coordinating Majestic Mountain dies. I love the dimension you can achieve with these two products. The trees are from the same stamp set and dies, and my greeting from the Quiet Meadow stamp set.

Masculine Thinking of You card using Stampin Up Mountain Air and Ink Blending Technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I adhered these pieces onto a layer of shimmery white which I had applied ink using my blending brushes. The lowest area near the mountain range is Calypso Coral, then I blended in some Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and lastly some Misty Moonlight at the very top and edges. The birds from the stamp set were stamped in Misty Moonlight too.

Masculine Thinking of You card using Stampin Up Mountain Air and Ink Blending Technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I then mounted this piece onto some Cajun Craze cardstock, and an Early Espresso base card. I'm really pleased how this card turned out. There was a lot of love put into it, and I think it looks quite peaceful. You can view all of the products I have used in this card using the links at the end of the post.

Masculine Thinking of You card using Stampin Up Mountain Air and Ink Blending Technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
Here's a summary of the Stampin' Up! colour combination I have used today.

Stampin Up color combination Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Misty Moonlight.

 

I'm looking forward to seeing what the other Art with Heart Team girls have made using Cajun Craze. next up we have the lovely Caroline Manwaring who is very creative! Let's see what she has made for us.

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Stampin' Up! Quiet Meadow Thinking of You Card

Hello crafty friends.

Today I have another card using the Quiet Meadow bundle from the Stampin' Up! Australia 2021 Annual Catalogue. I love this bundle, probably one of my favourites in the Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Quiet Meadows Thinking of You Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I started with a base of Soft Succulent cardstock and embossed it with the Pretty Flower embossing folder. The various wildflowers were die cut from Fluid 100 watercolour paper and then I used my Aquapainters to colour them. I used Soft Succulent ink on the stems and leaves, and Polished Pink for the flowers. I tied them together with some white bakers twine and then adhere to the card in a couple of places with glue dots. Finally I stamped my sentiment from Quiet Meadows stamp set in Soft Succulent onto Basic White cardstock and cut it out using one of the dies from the Ornate Labels Dies.

Stampin Up Quiet Meadows Thinking of You Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here are some more projects using Quiet Meadow Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Designers.

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Claire

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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.

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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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Two Stampin' Up! Art Gallery Bundle Cards: Thinking of You and Miss You

Hello stampers :)

Today I have two cards to show you which I have made using the Art Gallery Bundle and the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. Both cards are pretty simple and designed to show off the beautiful paper and the coordinating Fine Art Ribbon. This paper was hand painted by Stampin' Up! artists and is one of my most favourite Stampin' Up! papers ever!

Stampin Up Art Gallery Bundle 2021 cards by Claire daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

My base card on this one is Petal Pink. For the stamping, I have stamped directly onto one of the lighter neutral paper pieces. The ink colour I have used was Flirty Flamingo and I stamped it off once to give a lighter shade.

Stampin Up Art Gallery Bundle 2021 cards by Claire daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

The Champagne Rhinestones look great with this paper as well.

Stampin Up Art Gallery Bundle 2021 cards by Claire daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

For my slimline card, I have used the die cut words in the bundle for my sentiment, and cut these from Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I stamped the other sentiment directly onto the patterned paper again. The base card for this one is Flirty Flamingo, but there is also a teeny mat of Old Olive cardstock around the patterned paper (I think I would make it a little more noticeable next time).

Stampin Up Art Gallery Bundle 2021 cards by Claire daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

The Fine Art Ribbon is so beautiful. It's a natural base, but has lovely gold flecks through it. I'm so glad it's carrying over to the new 2021 Annual Catalogue (more details below). The bundle will be carrying over too, but sadly not the Fine Art Floral DSP, so make sure to get that before June 3oth!

Stampin Up Art Gallery Bundle 2021 cards by Claire daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

Here's a close look at the Art Gallery bundle and Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. You can see all the other products I have used in today's cards, by using the product links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Art Gallery Bundle: Available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper: Available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

 

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Thanks for checking in today. Have a great week and I will see you back here soon.

Claire

 

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