New at su Blog Hop – Techniques with Retiring Stamps

It’s technique time at the New at SU Blog Hop and our projects will feature retiring stamp sets to showcase our chosen technique. I’m sharing the Reverse Masking technique which is an easy technique and lots of fun to create.

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For instructions on how to create this please click here. I used my Blending Brushes to colour the centre with Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana. Keeping the mask in place, I placed one of our Decorative Masks over die cut space. I added Coastal Cabana over this to create a pattern within the blended space.

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The flower was coloured with an assortment of Watercolour Pencils, using a Water Painter to blend the colours together.

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Make sure you check out all the other blogs for some fabulous inspiration and perhaps learn a fun, new technique. Thanks for stopping by today and visiting Stamping Flair. Click on the Next Blog button to see what Loni Spendlove is sharing today.

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Scrappy Strip Technique/Dandelion Wishes: Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Clear Block Stamping/Rooted in Nature: Sugar & Scraps

Blends & Alcohol Technique/Sweet Magnolia: Lilypad Stamper

Blistering Ink Background/To A Wild Rose: De Kijkkast

Joseph’s Coat Technique/Gorgeous Posies: Stampin’ Scrapper

Mirror Stamping/Beauty Abounds: Carterie Plus

Faux Metal Embossing/Loyal Leaves: Playing with Papercrafting

Bay Window Card/Comfort & Hope: Gifted Hands Ink

Reverse Masking/So Much Love: Stamping Flair – you are here

Bokeh Technique/Butterfly Gala: Creative Juice with Loni

Baby Wipe Technique/Arrange a Wreath: 24/7 InkspirationKissing/To A Wild Rose: Scraphexe


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Awow Blog Hop – Monochrome Rainbow Challenge

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Welcome to another fun blog hop from the team at Around the World on Wednesday. How clever is our awesome leader – Angie Mckenzie? She comes up with the best challenges. Today, around the world, we are forming a rainbow. We have some special guests hopping with us today so you will enjoy lots of monochromatic projects. I can’t wait to see what everyone has created.

The rainbow has been divided according to Time Zone so I’m in the yellows with a bit of black and white added to the mix. Here’s the breakdown of colours around the world.

I started off by creating the background by watercolouring a piece of Shimmery White cardstock with Mango Melody ink. Once dry, I stamped the Very Versailles vine in Bumblebee ink over the entire piece. Then I die cut it using the Many Medallions die. The Basic White matte has been embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder which is retiring. This has been one of my most used folders and is great for creating linen-look backgrounds.

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The sunflower was coloured using a combination of So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. The Celebrate Sunflowers dies come with a die for the large flower as well as an outline die. The detailed outline added more definition and I liked this look against the True Love Designer Series Paper which I can’t seem to get away from.

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To create the embossed sentiment, I inked the stamp in Versamark ink and then in Tuxedo Black, after which I heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

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Thank you for stopping by today. Please follow the blog hop and we would appreciate you taking a moment to leave a comment as we love hearing from you. Click on the Next Blog button to see talented Cheryll’s Miller’s monochromatic project.

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Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cheryll Miller – AU

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Satomi Wellard

Pia Gephardt – DE

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Mary Brown – US – Special Guest

Connie Babbert – US – Special Guest

Wendy Lee – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Lisa Martz – US – Special Guest

Tricia Butts – US

Wendy Weixler – US – Special Guest

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US


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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – Spring has Sprung!

Hello, It’s time for our Stampers Showcase Blog Hop and although not Spring in Australia, who doesn’t love flowers through the year to brighten up their day? With Easter only a week away, I just had to make an Easter card with lovely colourful flowers from the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Pack.

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This layout would work really well to use up your DSP scraps. This pack of DSP is perfect for our spring theme.

To create this card, I cut 3 panels at 3.5cm and 2 panels at 2cm. First glue your 3 floral panels onto your base card then add the 2 dotted strips on top.

I had a piece of embossed cardstock laying on my desk and it was a little bit short to fit across my card. So I cut it about 2/3 of the way down and hid the join under the focal image. This is a great way to s-t-r-e-t-c-h paper!

Both the square dies I’ve used on this card are from sets that are retiring. These are really handy to have in your craft stash. I have used both these sets so many times and I love the stitching on the Stitched Shapes Dies. I stamped the scalloped square with the long fill-in image from the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set, stamping off twice to achieve a softer shade of Daffodil Delight.

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Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Some of the products used on this card are on our Retiring List and are only available while supplies last. Don’t miss out on your favourites.

Next on our hop is the talented Wendy Lee. Please click below to see her lovely project.

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Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – Game On

Hello and welcome to the Ink. Stamp. Share March Blog Hop. Thank you for stopping by my blog Stamping Flair today. I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Melbourne. Our theme today is projects suitable to give the younger men and older men in our lives.

I had chosen the Game On stamp set which was one of my early picks from the 2020 Annual Catalogue which I loved. I paired it with another fabulous suite from this catalogue which is the World of Good suite. This entire suite is retiring and is definitely one which I’ll be holding onto.

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I have drawn inspiration from Krista Frattin’s card on the Global Design Project #gdp284.

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The set of game cards were heat embossed in White onto one of the World of Good Memories n’ More cards. I coloured in the hearts with the Dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend and fussy cut the image.

The rest of the card was built around a variety of the Memories n’ More cards in this set with lots of layering. The distressed edge was achieved by running Paper Snips right along the edge.

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By stamping the sentiment on one of the included cards, I was able to achieve a muted tone of Mossy Meadow. Some Brushed Metallic cardstock, together with extra pieces of cards and stickers add some Brass accents to this card.

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I hope you have enjoyed this card and been inspired to try out our range of Memories n’ More cards. . They are great for scrapbooking as well as for cardmaking. Currently Stampin’ Up! has a number of items retiring and these are only available while stocks last.

Next on our hop is the Mo Rootes. Click on the Next button to view her lovely project.

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Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Laura Mackie

Gez Carpenter

Kim Price

Tricia Butts

Sue Allen

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

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Karen Egan

Tracie St-Louis

Joanna Barnes

Libby Fens

Alison Carter

Susan Simpson

Jill Chapman

Annette Elias

Kirsty Pattrick

Deb Naylor

Victoria Littlewood

Sue McDonald


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Colour Combo Blog Hop – Silhouette Scenes

Welcome to our March Colour Combo Blog Hop. As I saw this colour palette, I was reminded of a sunset and I wanted to recreate on my card for this hop.

The Silhouette Scenes stamp set and coordinating Sweet Silhouette Dies immediately came to mind for the backdrop I had envisioned. I used my Blending Brushes to blend a background on Basic White cardstock with Mango Melody, Petal Pink and Terracotta Tile.

If you haven’t tried the Blending Brushes, I highly recommend them as they blend so beautifully and seamlessly. They are soft to touch and sturdy. For $21 you get 3 brushes so they are really great value. You can rinse them under warm water, air dry and use them again.

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The idea was to emboss the little girl on the swing directly onto my blended background. However, things didn’t quite go to plan as my embossing refused to cooperate. So I worked around it. I cut a strip of blended piece of cardstock as I didn’t want to waste it. The beautiful Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper has a sheet which blended with the colours of this challenge and that provided the background for my strip of blended cardstock.

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The girl on the swing was inked up in Versamark ink then immediately in Tuxedo Black ink. Then I stamped the image on the DSP. Clear Embossing Powder was added over this and heat set. I really love this nostalgic image and the sentiment that goes with it.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and would love for you to leave a comment if you like what you have seen or give it a try. Click on the Next button to view Susan Simpson’s project using this pretty colour combo.

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Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop – Easter

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Thank you for stopping by my blog, Stamping Flair today. I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Melbourne, Australia. Our theme this month is Easter or spring. I’ve opted for the Easter part but it could easily pass for a spring project.

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I haven’t got many of the current Easter stamps so I thought I’d go for a 3D project. You know all that time we spend on Pinterest? I found this really cute basket tutorial from Rachel at The Little Blue Room. There are so many baskets that can be made but I just found this one a little bit different and it is so easy to make.

I’ve used the beautiful Subtles range of Designer Series Paper as it had just the right colours for my Easter baskets.

How to Make the Basket

  • Start with a 6″ x 6″ piece of paper
  • Score on all sides at 2″ and burnish the score lines
  • Cut up the centre score lines (as shown in image)
  • Mark the 1″ point of the centre side panels with a pencil (halfway mark of the section that has been cut). Now cut from this point to the corners to form the triangles on both ends.
  • Cut the other 4 sections into 3 equal parts (as close as you can get)
  • Take a 1/4″ off sections 2 and 3, counting from the outer end
  • To assemble – Take the longest strips and glue together. Then glue the second row and third row.
  • Finally glue the triangle over it.
  • Die cut a circle from the Tasteful labels dies, fold in half and adhere over the centre
  • Cut a 2, 1/2″x6″ strips of cardstock. Use a bone folder to curve it then adhere to basket.

I used a sponge dauber to ink the edges of the paper in the coordinating ink colour which added extra depth. The small blooms were punched out from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper which offered me every colour I needed for my baskets.

I hope you have enjoyed this fun project and please let me know if you give it a try. Click on the Next blog button to view the beautiful work of Lisa Mackey.

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Angie McKenzie  ●  Mikaela Titheridge  ●  Alejandra Gomez

Leonie Stuart  ●  Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball

Vicki Milyard  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Kristie Wilson

Mo Rootes  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Terry Hamilton

Deb Macdowell  ●  Narelle Fasulo  ●  Karen Henderson

  Jill Chapman  ●  Melissa Faust  ●  Susan Webster

Anne Marie Hile  ●  Chris Smith  ●  JoAnn Pollock

Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Teri West

Susan Simpson  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith (you are here) ●  Lisa Mackey

Libby Fens  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Jan Musselman

Shel Anderson  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Jo Blackman


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