Stampin' Up! Teenage Boy Birthday Card

Today I have a teen boy birthday card for you, featuring the Stampin Up  A Good Man stamp set. It's a super versatile masculine set and I have used it for lots of masculine cards. This one was for my son's 16th birthday during the week. 

Stampin Up Teen Boy Birthday Card using A Good Man stamp set.

It's a very simple design. Here's what I did:

  1. My base card is Sahara Sand.
  2. Cut two pieces of Neurals 6x6" DSP. The darker piece on the right is 14cm x 5cm (or 2" x 5&7/8"), and the lighter piece is 7cm x 12.5cm (or 2&3/4" x 5").
  3. The image is stamped in Stazon Black ink, onto Fluid 100 watercolour paper. I have used Bermuda Bay for the shirt, Seaside Spray for the deck chair stripes and a combination of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede for the hat and shorts. There are also a few strokes of Sahara Sand under the chair.
  4. The coloured image is cut out using the largest cirle in the Stitched Shapes dies (these are retiring soon, so get in quick).
  5. I then used my blending brushes and a litle Pool Party ink to add a little sky colour around the top half of the image.
  6. The label for the sentiment is cut using Stitched Nested Dies (also retiring soon). I wish I could tell you which set I used to stamp the greeting, but the stamped label was in my 'stamped and not used' tray, and now I can't remember!
  7. The number '16' is adhesive letters from my scrapbooking stash pre Stampin' Up! days.

Stampin Up Teen Boy Birthday Card using A Good Man stamp set.

 

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Stampin' Up! Hey Birthday Chick Birthday Card

Hey friends. Today I have a fun card for the chook / hen lovers. It's a birthday card using the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set from the 2021 January to June mini catalogue.

Stampin Up Hey Birthday Chick birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This Hey Birthday Chick stamp set is in the January to June Mini Catalogue. Since the catalogue was published, coordinating dies have been produced, so you can either purchase the stamp set alone or as a bundle with a 10% saving.

Find all the Hey Chick products HERE in the Online Store.

Stampin Up Hey Birthday Chick bundle available from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

You will also notice there is another bundle in the same section called Hey Chick. This stamp set is one that was released for Saleabration in 2017, and dies have just been released that coordinate with it. If you already have the stamp set, you can just buy the dies alone if you are interested.

Stampin Up Hey Chick bundle available from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's the steps I took to create this card:

  1. I cut a base C6 top folding portrait orientation card from an A4 sheet cut vertically and folded with a bone folder.
  2. I next cut a second layer of Basic White which was 10cm x 14.3cm.
  3. I created a blended area using Coastal Cabana ink and my blending brushes (LOVE these new brushes).
  4. My chicken is watercoloured (on Fluid 100 Watercolour paper) in Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana and Bumblebee. I cut out the image with the Birthday Chick dies.
  5. I die cut the sentiment from Birthday Chick, in Bumblebee cardstock, and stamped the additional sentiment in Coastal Cabana.
  6. Finally I added some of the Coastal Cabana Artistry Blooms sequins.
  7. The stamped layer is then attached to a standard C6 card using Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Hey Birthday Chick birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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The retiring products list from the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue has been released and quite a few products are reduced with huge savings of up to 75% off. All of these products are now only available while stocks last (and some have already sold out) so get in quick. If an item is still available, it will be showing in the online store.

View all the retiring Annual Catalogue products / sale items HERE in my online store.

When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Click the button below to go to my online store (individual products are linked direct throughout the post, and in the links at the end of the post). This month's host code is also listed below. If this isn't the current month (because you are reading the post at a later date), this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE. You can read about three ways to shop with with me, and all the benefits my VIP customers get HERE.

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Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Rich Razzleberry

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I'm excited to have had some time on the weekend to create a card for our Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team's Colour Creations weekly blog hop. This week's colour is Rich Razzleberry, one of my favourite colours for many years. It's a beautiful deep purple pink colour, and a member of our Regals collection.

Rish Razzleberry

My card is a watercolour scene. I haven't played with the lovely Grace's Garden stamp set for so long, and Rich Razzleberry made me think of deep pink/purple  Hollyhock flowers, so that's what I went with. My scene is made on watercolour paper, with a Crumb Cake mat, and adhered with Dimensionals onto a Rich Razzleberry card base. The card base has also been embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder.

Stampin Up Graces Garden watercolour card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have used Rich Razzleberry, Gorgeous Grape and Bumblebee for my flower colours and Garden Green for the foliage. The gate is a combination of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, the cat is watercoloured in Gray Granite and the bird is Early Espresso with a teeny bit of diluted Real Red on the tummy. For the foreground, I have used a watercolor wash of Sahara Sand and for the sky I have used my blending brushes and Pool Party for a very light sky effect.

Stampin Up Graces Garden watercolour card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To finish off my card, I have added some Linen Thread, and stamped the 'Hello' sentiment from Graces Garden stamp set, in Early Espresso. I also added a metallic heart brad that has been sitting in my scrapbooking stash for many many years.

Stampin Up Graces Garden watercolour card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the goregous Graces Garden stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. I love how you can use the images either individually or to make your own garden scene.

Stampin Up Graces Garden Stamp Set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

To check out other team member creations using Rich Razzleberry, head over to the lovely Cathy Proctor's blog.

If you are interested in viewing or purchasing any of the products I have used on today's card, click on any of the links below which will take you to my online Stampin' Up! store. 

Have a fabulous week,

Claire

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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.

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.

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

Where do I get the products used today?

All the products I have used today are available NOW to Australian residents in my Online Stampin Up Store. Just click on the individual product links below to go to each product in the store. If you are in another country besides Australia, the products will be available from a local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Click the button below to go to my online store (individual products are linked direct throughout the post, and in the links at the end of the post). This month's host code is also listed below. If this isn't the current month (because you are reading the post at a later date), this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE. You can read about three ways to shop with with me, and all the benefits my VIP customers get HERE.

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Sneak Peek: Simply Succulents Bundle from the 2021 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue with Video Tutorial

Hey friends. Another sneak peek of an upcoming product for you. Today I am sharing the Simply Succulents bundle from the 2021 Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. I love to garden, and have pots of mixed succulents, so this bundle was a must have for me.

It's also a beautiful set to colour. I have watercoloured this card using the Stampin' Up! ink pads and Water Painters. Our Fluid 100 watercolour paper gives a fabulous base to watercolour and blend on. I'll point out which Stampin' Up! ink colours I have used further down in the blog post.

Stampin Up Simply Succulents Stamp set (available January 5th 2021) watercoloured by Claire Daly Stampin Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Request 2021 catalogues in Australia now.

My base card is Pool Party, and I have created an subtle inky wash (also on Fluid 100 watercolour paper) as the second layer.The Coastal Cabana adhesive sequins from the Artistry Blooms pack complement the card colours card well.

Stampin Up Simply Succulents Stamp set (available January 5th 2021) watercoloured by Claire Daly Stampin Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Request 2021 catalogues in Australia now.

 

I have created a video for you which shows how I created this card from start to finish.

Here's a look at the colours I used to watercolour.

Stampin Up Simply Succulents Stamp set (available January 5th 2021) watercoloured by Claire Daly Stampin Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Request 2021 catalogues in Australia now.

 

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All the products I have used today are available NOW in my Stampin' Up! Online Store, and all the individual products are linked at the bottom of the post. When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code (if it's past October when you are reading this, this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE). You can read about three ways to shop with me HERE.

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Get your Stampin Up! 2021 paper catalogues mailed out in Australia. Catalogues mailing from mid December and sales period starts on January 5th. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Thanks for checking in today. Have a happy day and I will see you back here again soon.

Claire