Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – It’s Your Birthday!

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Are you celebrating a birthday today? You’re in for a virtual treat in this blog hop because we’re all here to wish you a happy birthday. Whether it’s your birthday or not, thank you for stopping by my blog today. I’m blog hopping with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world to bring you some birthday cheer.

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I figured I needed to bring in some gold for my celebration and as I hadn’t used the patterned masks for a while, I decided this was the project it was going to make an appearance on. At $10 for 4 masks, this is great value as you can use them in a variety of ways.

I used Shimmery White cardstock to heat emboss on as I like the lovely shimmer on it and also the beautiful smooth finish which is lovely to brayer on. Laying the mask over the cardstock, I applied Versamark all over the panel ensuring it was completely covered and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. 

Using a sponge brayer, I applied Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green and Call me Clover inks to create the ombre effect over the entire panel. I used a kitchen towel to wipe back the excess ink which brings up the gold. The ribbon ribbon was attached under this panel using Tear n’ Tape. Then I mounted this with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the card base. 

How to create an ombre effect with a brayer and Stampin' Up! ink

I chose a Whisper White panel in the centre to soften all the green and gold. Embossing it with the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder added more texture and softness to the rich, gold background. The flowers are from the Botanical Prints Product Medley which is a fabulous product, containing everything you need to get creative. 

Currently you are visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair based in Australia. All products and measurements used on my card are listed below. I hope I have inspired you today and maybe you’ll give this technique a try.  

Click on the Next button to be taken to Rebecca-Jo Unwin’s blog and follow the hop to see all the birthday inspiration we have for you. 

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If you live in Australia and haven’t got a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to assist you. 

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Measurements:

  • Basic Black Cardstockv- 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half)
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 9.9cm x 14.2cm, 6cm x 9.5cm ()rectangle), 6cm x 10cm (flowers), 5.5cm x 6cm (label)
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  • Call me Clover Cardstock – 4cm x 7.5cm (rectangle)
  • Ribbon – 6cm (2 lengths)

 

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Easter/Spring

Hi friend,

Welcome and I’m glad you have had a chance to visit me at my blog, Stamping Flair today. The Joy of Sets Blog Hop participants are showcasing Easter and Spring projects this month so I’m sure there’ll be lots of pastels, bunnies and other cute projects.Joy of Sets Easter Header

I combined both themes by creating flowers for spring with a sentiment for Easter.

Stampin' Up!, Joy of Sets Blog Hop, Timeless Tulips, Two Tone Tulips

The two-tone tulips from Timeless Tulips were created by inking up the stamp in Mango Melody. Then I used a sponge dauber to ink around the edges in Lovely Lipstick. The leaves used the same technique with Granny Apple Green and Call me Clover, 

Fussy cut tulips framed in Stitched so Sweetly Frame

The Country Home stamp set is a favourite of mine and I think this tin can makes a really great vase for the tulips. I stamped the can in Smoky Slate and then coloured it in Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. A panel of black and white striped  Honey Bee Sale Specialty DSP from the Sale-A-Bration range adds a nice contrast against the scalloped frame.

Stampin' Up!, Joy of Sets Blog hop, Spring, Easter

Extra texture was added by embossing the larger panel of Whisper White cardstock with the Tin Tile embossing folder. The Smaller panel was embossed with the Subtle folder. As I didn’t have any ribbon to match the colours on my card I created my own by colouring it with the Pool Party Stampin’ Blend. I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set and cut out the ‘Happy Easter’ section as the rest of the sentiment which said said ‘happy spring’ didn’t quite work for us Down Under!

Thanks for stopping by and  I hope you have been inspired to share your creativity by giving out some Easter cards. Click on the Next button to be directed to Annette Ball’s blog to see what inspiration she has to share with you. Keep following the hop through for lots of creative ideas. Joy of Sets Next Button

Sue Allen

Gez Carpenter

Tricia Butts

Libby Fens

Fiona Whitehead

Rebecca Jo Unwin

Brenda Nelson

Jill Chapman

JoAnn Pollock

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Annette Ball

Susan Webster

Angie McKenzie

Jennifer Arent

Alejandra Gomez

 

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Stamp N’ Hop – Girls/Boys

Hello,

Welcome to Stamping Flair on this lovely Saturday morning in Blind Bight, Victoria. I’m hopping with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world in the Stamp N’ Hop blog hop. Our projects will be all about the little folk in our lives – babies, todddlers, young ones. 

Stamp N' Hop - March 2020, Girls Boys

Although Autumn here in Melbourne, we’ve been getting a few warm days this past week so I created a card along the beach theme. Children enjoy spending summer days at the beach and I thought this would make for a bright and cheery card. These two little girls make me imagine that they are sisters enjoying a family holiday. I can just hear them chattering with excitement as they talk about the beautiful sand castle they are building.

After selecting which stamp set I wanted to use, my next decision was a main colour. I chose Pineapple Punch as I have not used it a lot and it will be retiring in a couple of months. So I thought I’d show it some love.

I had an oval which I had previously cut from the Heirloom Frames Dies which I then embossed with the 3D embossing folder that is included with the Dies. I then went over the embossing in Pineapple Punch ink using a sponge dauber. This really picked up the beautiful embossed pattern even more. I added an extra Pineapple Punch oval frame cutout from the Layering Ovals dies to create the inner frame.

The shells were stamped in Balmy on a bit of left over Shimmery White cardstock I had which had been sponged with Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz and Balmy Blue and then spritzed. These were layered on elements and a sentiment from the Kerchief Card kit. **

Stampin' Up! Stamp N' Hop Blog Hop, Boys/Girls, Beautiful moments card

Products used to create this card are listed at the bottom of this post.  I’ve had lots of fun creating this summery card for the little loves in our lives and I hope you have enjoyed your visit here. Let me know what you liked about it – I’d love to hear your comments and answer any questions you may have. Next on our hop is Jill Chapman. Click on the Next button to see her lovely project.

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**Since this card was made, the Kerchief Card Kit is no longer available. There are several other items that are still available in the Sale-A-Bration offering where you can get a free product with every $90 order increment. I have a couple of Kerchief Card Kits available. So if this is an item that you would like, I am happy to offer this to you as your Sale-A-Bration reward with your $90 order. Please contact me to place order instead of placing it online. Click on image to view all Sale-A-Bration Rewards available.
 
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If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I would love the opportunity to assist you with your crafting.  
 
See you back here soon.
 
 

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Kre8tors Blog Hop – Green Monochromatic

Hi stampers,

It’s great to have you stop by today. If you are following the hop, you will probably be coming from seeing Anastasia’s lovely project. If I’m your first stop, please go through all the blogs as we all have some great inspiration for this blog hop with an interesting theme of Green Monochromatic.

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

In Stampin’ Up! we are spoiled with the range of colours we have to work with and for this challenge there was an abundance of greens to choose from. This is the green palette I chose. 

The first image I had was a ladies pretty dress and I chose the Wonderful Moments stamp set as it was one of the more recent sets I had got and I was keen to get it inked up.

I started off by stamping the little flowers from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. This is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set which can be earned free with a $90 order. 

I stamped the lady over the flowers as I felt this looked more natural than trying to stamp the flowers on top of the dress. I then coloured the dress with Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends. For the final touch, I added some sparkle from the Wink of Stella brush all over the skirt. It just makes this skirt look so pretty and sparkly. My 16 year old daughter, Cassidy, saw it and said she’d love to wear a dress like this.

The Garden Lane Designer Series Paper was a late addition and I think it is perfect for this hop with all the green hues in it. I die cut the panels with the Stitched Rectangle dies. For the Whisper White embossed panel, I extended the die by partially die cutting and then turning and realigning to cut the rest of the panel. This gives me a longer panel than the actual die size.

The additional flowers are from one of my favourites in the Mini Catalogue – the Botanical Prints Product Medley. I coloured and die cut 2 of the bouquets, cutting one in sections to fit over the sentiment. This would make a lovely graduation card.

I hope you have been inspired by my card to try out some monochromatic projects and would love for you to leave me a comment. All products I have used on this card are listed at the bottom of this post. If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you along your creative journey. 

Next on our hop is Cheryl Hamilton. Click on the Next button to see her beautiful project. Follow the blog hop right through for more lush, green themed creations which will have us all with green-thumbs of a different kind! 

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Melissa Tennison (USA)

Su Mohr

Tricia Butts

Dana Sullivan – USA

Libby Fens

Angie McKenzie

Laura Mackie (UK)

Sue McDonald

Tracie St-Louis – Canada

Margriet Siekman (NL)

Alexandra Rauf

Sue Allen -Australia

Kristie Wilson

Kirsteen Gill

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Jan Musselman – USA

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Janey Backer (USA)

Jo Blackman

Annette Ball -Canada

Ann Krucek

Michelle Bryant

Annette Elias-De Kijkkast

Anastasia Radloff

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia) – you are here

Cheryl Hamilton

 

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Colour Combo Blog Hop – March 2020

Hi friends,

It’s my first time participating in the Colour Combo Blog Hop and I am so excited to be part of it. I love my pinks and for my first challenge I don’t just get 1 but wait … I get 2 pinks to work with. 

Colour Combo Blog Hop March 2020

Welcome to those of you who are visiting me for the first time today and for those of you who are regulars here. I’m so glad you have been able to take some time to stop by and see what I have got to share with you today. 

I’ve got a couple of cards today using the Wax Resist technique and the Dressed to Impress bundle. The first card uses Melon Mambo over the Wax Resist Technique. I used a sponge dauber to add Blushing Bride to the perfume bottle which was inspired by one those famous brands!

Wax Resist Technique

Supplies 

  • Wax paper
  • Whisper White cardstock 
  • Embossing Folder
  • 1 piece A3 paper
  • Iron

Directions

  • Cut your 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock and wax paper to the same size. For these cards I cut mine to 9.3cm x 13.6cm
  • Place the wax paper in the embossing folder and emboss as normal. You may need to add an extra shim if it doesn’t have enough pressure going through the die cutting machine. Take your wax paper out of the embossing folder.
  • Place wax paper in-between the 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock
  • Take an A3 sheet of paper (I used a sheet of grid paper) and fold in half. Place the wax paper/cardstock sandwich within the A3/grid paper. 
  • Using a very hot iron (no steam), iron over the folded paper, ensuring that you iron over every section of the wax paper. This doesn’t take long. Probably about 20-30 seconds. 
  • The side of the 2 pieces of cardstock which were facing the wax paper will have the image of the embossing folder. Ensure that you keep those sides facing up as it’s hard to tell which side is embossed. This will give you 2 card fronts.
  • Using a sponge dauber, add colour over the embossed card. The wax will ‘resist’ the colour. Using a tissue, wipe over the card to take off any excess ink and it will make the embossed image stand out even more. 

This second card has a Blushing Bride Wax Resist base. The shoes were coloured with Stampin’ Write markers and the flowers with a sponge dauber. I love using a sponge dauber to add subtle colour to a project – in this case, I didn’t want the Crushed Curry to be too strong so i just sponged a bit of colour in. 

Hope you have enjoyed this technique and I’d love to see you back again for more papercrafting fun. You can find all the products I have used, listed at the bottom of this post.

Click on the next button to see what lovely project Sharon Dalton has for you. Make sure you hop through all the blogs to see the beautiful projects and we would appreciate your lovely comments too. 

 

Colour Combo Blog Hop March 2020

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Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – Mini Catalogue

Hello crafty friends,

Thank you for visiting my blog – Stamping Flair today. You may be starting here or coming from seeing the lovely Kate Bolt’s project. All of us in the Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop this month are bringing you a variety of projects from the Mini Catalogue. This catalogue runs through to June however the Sale-A-Bration promotion ends on the 31st March. 

I chose the Painted Poppies bundle and Peaceful Moments bundle for my projects. Although I love the colour palette of the Peaceful Poppies suite, I chose a vastly different set of colours for my cards.

What I really like about this card is the simplicity of the layout. Adding the different designs of the Smoky Slate Designer Series Paper creates interest. The stamping is simple – stamp the line image in Tuxedo Black and add the ‘splotches’ (you know what I mean!) stamp in Daffodil Delight. 

I embossed the Whisper White panel in the beautiful Stone embossing folder. This is part of the Power of Hope Sale-A-Bration bundle which is a free product that can be earned with a $180 order. 

This next card involved my new favourite –  Pigment Sprinkles. I started off by die cutting the flower base from Shimmery White cardstock. Then I spritzed with water and sprinkled Daffodil Delight Pigment Sprinkles on it. Spritz a bit more water – if required. Little is much when using this product. So start with a few taps on the bottle to get some powder out and then increase to the depth of colour you like. 

Isn’t is just lovely how the sprinkles ‘burst’ and create it’s own design? 

TIP: Make sure your hands are completely dry before moving  onto any other part of your card as any liquid will activate it – even glue! First hand experience! 

I love these dies as there are so many possibilities for layering and creating different looks. The leaves are 2 separate dies – one which I cut the Basic Gray base and the other, Whisper White. These were then layered to create this look. The swirly circle has been cut in half, reattached and the joins camouflaged with those leaves. I found it was too large for my design and so I adapted. 

The vellum leaves and black decorative border are from the Peaceful Poppies Elements.

I hope you have been inspired with my poppy projects. The products I have used are listed at the end of this post. With one month left to get free products, it’s the ideal chance for you to splurge on your favourites. Let me know in the comments what your favourites are and your thoughts on these cards. For lots of other ideas and inspiration, make sure you stop by all the other blog hop participants to see what they have created and leave share the love with them.

Click on the Next button to be taken to Jo Blackman’s blog and just keep following the hop right through. 

Sandra Roberts

Laura Mackie

Sue McDonald

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Shirley Merker

Kate Bolt

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Jo Blackman

Stacey Marsh

Gez Carpenter

Sue Allen

Kristie Meeker Wilson

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again very soon.


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