Your Creative Connection 111: Creative Tags

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Hello friends. We are back for another creative showcase with my global demonstrator friends. This week, out theme is 'Tag, You're It'. When I think of tags, my mind usually goes to vintage tags, or Christmas tags. This time I have created a vintage tag using some of my favourite floral and vintage Stampin' Up! products.

Vintage tag using Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures Stampin Up stamp sets. Tag by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I started with a 2" wide piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and have used the Delightful Tag Topper Punch (links to all the products I have used today are at the end of the post). I sponged the edges and then layered images from the Very Versailles stamp set, using Crumb Cake ink. I just love this stamp set for vintage floral imagery.

Very Versailles stamp set Stampin' Up!

The flowers are from Tasteful Textures stamp set, and were stamped in Saddle Brown Stazon and then watercoloured with a mix of Rococo Rose, Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss. I used my Early Espresso marker for some additional highlights at the end. 

My sentiment is from Very Versailles and I used the script stamp on the background of the sentiment strips as well (plus some additional Crumb Cake sponging). The Champagne Rhinestones are a great colour for adding  to vintage projects for a little bling, and I have also used some In Good Taste wooden elements.

Vintage tag using Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures Stampin Up stamp sets. Tag by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Finally I have used the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack for top of the tag. I really love the texture in this trim combo and they are easily frayed for more of a vintage look.

Vintage tag using Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures Stampin Up stamp sets. Tag by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Now it's time to head to our lovely friend Dawn Olchefske in Minneapolis, USA and see her tag themed project.

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If you get lost at any point, here's a full list of participants today:

Michelle Last, UK

Claire Daly, Australia 

Dawn Olchefske, USA

Barbara Meyer, Austria

Kristine McNickle, New Zealand

Jenn Tinline, Canada

Jennifer Pauli, Germany 

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong. Netherlands

 

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Prized Peony stamp set and the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch, with a new video.

Hello friends. Today we are playing with the Peony Garden product suite and I have also incorporated my fave new punch from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch.

Peony Garden | Prized Peony 2020 Stampin' Up! card with video by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

There's lots of layers and textures in this one! Here are the measurements of the layers I have used:

  • Base card is a 14cm x 14cm Blushing Bride card
  • Layer 2 is a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock 13.5cm square, which I have embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (see links at end of post) which is attached with Stampin' Seal.
  • Layer 3 is a piece of the Gray Granite DSP 11.5cm squared. This acts as a mat to layer 4 (attached with Stampin' Seal), and that combined layer is attached to layer 2 with Dimensionals.
  • Layer 4 is a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock 11cm square, and I have arranged punched Peony Garden DSP over the cardstock, leaving a small gap between each one to show the punched edges and colour through (see picture below which shows how I arranged the punched shapes).
  • Layer 5 is a 7cm square piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, which acts as a mat to Layer 6 (adhered with Stampin' Seal). That combined layer is attached to layer 4 using Dimensionals.
  • Layer 6 is a 6.6cm square piece of Shimmery White cardstock and the sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite.
  • Layer 7 is lots of looped ribbon and trim for texture (see the video below); and finally
  • Level 8 is the single peony stamp from Prized Peony Stamp Set . I embossed it in white, and added a wash of Blushing Bride with my Water Painters, and then added some additional shading with Rococo Rose.

Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a look at how I did the Rectangle Postage Stamp arrangement. I arranged them on the corder of a piece of A4 cardstock so some would be overlapping the edges and be a straight cut when I trimmed this piece to size.

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Claire


Stampin' Up! Prized Peony with a Video Tutorial

Hello lovely friends,

It's good to be back. Thanks for being patient while I settled my teens back into 'real' school following home schooling and got the family back into some type of routine. It's been so hard to have routine for any length of time this year hasn't it? 2020 has been quite the year so far. I hope you and your family are safe and well.

Today I wanted to blog one of my subscriber tutorial cards so I can pin it onto Pinterest boards. The Prized Peony set is a beautiful NEW Stampin' Up! stamp set and bundle from the 2020 Annual Catalogue.

Video Tutorial Prized Peony Watercolouring. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at this beautiful Prized Peony stamp set (Find it HERE in my online store).

Prized Peony stamp set by Stampin' Up! . Buy online in Australia.

I wanted to colour it in a really vintage way, so a bit messy with lots of variation in colour, and some ink splatters. I created a video to show you how I did the colouring.

This type of watercolouring won't be for everyone, but I personally love how it turned out, and like having no dark lines from stamping the image.

Prized Peony stamp set Stampin Up. Watercoloured (video tutorial), Claire Daly | 2020 | Stampin Up Dempnstrator, Melbourne Australia

Here's the colour combination I used:

Stampin Up Colour combination: Rococo Rose. Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, Rich Razzleberry, Gray Granite

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Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team Monthly Stampin' Up! Showcase: Sketch Challenge

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It's time to get creative with the Art With Heart team girls on our monthly creative showcase. This month we are working with a sketch challenge designed by our lovely showcase coordinator Rachel Woollard. I'm looking forward to seeing how the Art With Heart team girls interpret this sketch.

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I'm using some new catalogue products (coming on 3rd June) for my card today. I have used the Tasteful Touches bundle and In Good Taste Designer Series Paper from the In Good Taste suite. This is such a gorgeous suite of products full of texture, and with a warm colour scheme which can be adjusted for feminine or masculine themed creations. 

Stampin' Up! New In Good Taste Suite | 2020 Annual Catalogue | Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia | |Tasteful Textures Bundle

To create additional texture on my card (I LOVE texture!) I have embossed the front of my card (after I adhered the patterned paper) with the Old World Paper embossing folder which is an amazing new 3D folder coming on June 3rd as well. I also popped some Braided Linen Trim behind the circle. My flower is watercoloured using Rococo Rose and Rich Razzleberry.

Stampin' Up! New In Good Taste Suite | 2020 Annual Catalogue | Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia | |Tasteful Textures Bundle

Here's the overall colour combination for my card today.

Claire Daly Creates Stampin' Up! Colour Combination (1)

I would definitely consider checking out the In Good Taste suite when you receive your NEW 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. If you don't have an existing demonstrator you do regular business with, myself or any of the team in today's showcase would be happy to get one to you. Just reach out and ask.

The next demonstrator to share her interpretation of the sketch is the lovely Kate Morgan.

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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:

Caroline Manwaring

Rebecca Jacovou

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Christina Barnes

Claire Daly

Kate Morgan

Andrea Sargent

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Amie McIlroy

Rachel Woollard

Judy May

Michele Taylor

 

Thanks for stopping by today to visit our creative showcase. See you back here again tomorrow with the last of my 5 posts introducing the new 2020 Stampin' Up! In Colours. Until then have a happy day.

Claire


Stampin' Up! Pressed Petals DSP and a sneak peek of the 2020/21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Hello lovely papercrafters. Today I am mixing some current favourites with a new product coming in the 2020 / 2021 Annual Catalogue.

Pressed Petals Specialty DSP was a lovely vintage floral DSP in the current Annual Catalogue. I love the photorealistic floral designs and the earthy colours and vintage designs of this beautiful paper. It's exceptional value as there are actually 24 double sided sheets in the pack (4 each of 6 double sided designs), for the same price as our normal DSP. The paper is a little lighter weight, but perfectly fine to use on cards and in memory keeping. I've used coordinating colour base cards of Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot in these cards.

Stampin' Up! 2020 Pressed Petals cards with new Old World 3D embossing folder. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.paper

I've used some carry over products for greetings and embellishments. Braided linen trim coiled under the greeting and Champagne Rhinestones around the greeting. My greeting is from Peaceful Moments, which fits perfectly in the Timeless Label punch.  My greeting is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Shimmery White cardstock.

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What I am really happy with about these cards, is the texture I created. After I had adhered the DSP to the cardfront, I embossed the cardfront with a brand new embossing folder which is debuting in the 2020 Annual Catalogue. It's called Old World Paper 3D folder and the texture it creates is AMAZING!! It's one I would definitely encourage adding to your wish list.

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Here's the last two cards in the trio in their entirety.

Stampin' Up! 2020 Pressed Petals cards with new Old World 3D embossing folder. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.paper

Stampin' Up! 2020 Pressed Petals cards with new Old World 3D embossing folder. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.paper

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