New at su Blog Hop – Summer Shadows

Hi friend, Welcome to our Sale-A-Bration themed Blog Hop.

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What is Sale-A-Bration? It’s a Stampin’ Up! sale where you can a free product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue with every $90 you spend. This sale is usually held once a year but this is our 2nd Sale-A-Bration this year which is great because that gives YOU a chance to get some free craft products to add to your stash. There are 2 levels of freebies – some with a $90 order and others with a $180 order.

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The Summer Shadows Dies can be earned free with a $180 order. These dies complement the Shaded Summer stamp set beautifully. There are dies to cut out the stamped images as well as individual dies which are perfect for adding detail to your projects. I’ve been creating quite a lot with this set and I love how easy it is to come up with pretty designs.

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This card had several layers of leaves, including some in Silver Foil to enhance that floral bouquet. Our Silver Foil sheets come in a pack with 3 finishes – Brushed silver, matte charcoal, and mirrored charcoal – giving more choice.

I added heat embossed sentiment on black to create a contrast against the bouquet. Then those Matte Black Dots (I use them ALL the time) were added to pick up the black from the sentiment.

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Thank you for stopping by. As you see all the beautiful projects, please take a moment to leave us a comment as we love hearing from you. For more inspiration, please click on the Next Blog button to follow through to see Joni Metras’ lovely creation.

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Stamping the Cape: In Your Words and Be Dazzling

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Delicate Dahlias

Stamping Flair: Summer Shadows DiesYou are here

Joni in the Spotlight Stamping: Beautifully Penned DSP

The Flying Stamper: Summer Shadows Dies

Scraphexe: Delicate Dahlias

De Kijkkast: Textures & Frames

Gifted Hands, Ink!: Peaceful Prints DSP

Creative Juice by Loni: Feels Like Home

StampinMak: Counting Sheep

StampinScrapper: Penguin Playmates DSP

24/7 Inkspiration: Counting Sheep

Stamping with the Copper Cropper: Counting Sheep

CarteriePlus: Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Xime: Penguin Playmates DSP

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August Card Club features the Shaded Summer stamp set. You can subscribe to get member perks, buy an individual month’s class or buy the PDF only. Closing date for August Card Club is 20th August.

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aWow Blog Hop- Let’s Shake Things Up

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Welcome friend to our Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop, We’re shaking it up this month by trying something new to each of us!

Our AWOW team is spread across the world and on the 2nd Wednesday of each month we share our love of Stampin’ Up! through this blog hop.

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I’ve tried a couple of new-to-me ideas on my card which I’ve been wanting to try for some time. I have had rubbing alcohol in my stash for many months now with an intention of giving alcohol blending a try. Now I know this is old hat to some of you but here is my first attempt at it. I used rubbing alcohol with 70% alcohol in it and I know the higher the concentrate you will probably get a better result.

I scribbled Dark Olive and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends on vellum and then spritzed it with rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl) I used a larger piece of Vellum than required and then glued it onto a smaller piece of Basic White cardstock, folding it over and adhering it to the back of the cardstock with Tear n’ Tape. This made the colour stand out and had a double benefit of giving me a way to adhere the Vellum.

The bird is from the Happy Holly Days stamp set in the Mini Catalogue. The Vellum background inspired me to try out the sepia watercolouring technique. I have LOVED this technique since I first came across it some years ago and it’s always been on my ‘to do’ list. Watercolouring is one of my favourite techniques and I loved colouring with Soft Suede and Early Espresso to create this effect.

I’ve combined this card with some of new favourites from the the Mini Catalogue being the Cork Specialty Paper and Kraft Paper Pack. These products just added to the natural look of my card. I pulled the threads apart at the end of the Diamond Weave ribbon for a more natural and rustic look.

Thank you so much for visiting me in Melbourne today. Please take a trip around the world and see each of our design team shaking it up! Perhaps, you would like to try one of these techniques and give something new a try.

If you have any questions about this project or the products I have used, please don’t hesitate to contact me or leave me a comment. Next on our hop is the talented Cheryll Miller.

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Jan Clothier – NZ

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU you are here

Cheryll Miller – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. Would you like a copy of the current catalogue? Please contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email stampingflair@yahoo.com and I will get one out to you.

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Freshly Made Sketches #497

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I’ve got a card for the guys today, inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I picked up the Sailing Home stamp set that has been around for a little while now to create my main images. For those of you who know me, most times, I will get those beachy sets in our catalogues as I love working with them.

My card began with a piece of scrap I had leftover after creating my Card Club cards for this month. The white cardstock embossed with the Bark embossing folder became the vertical strip on my card.

I scraped the edges of this strip along the Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy pastels to create the coloured border.

The compass was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in White on the background. Then I added Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy Pastels over it with my Blending Brush. This was blended on the bottom left and top right for continuity.

I stamped the anchor in Bermuda Bay and edged with the Night of Navy pastel to create the two-tone effect. The rope was die cut from Crumb Cake cardstock to coordinate with the Crumb Cake mat I added under the main layer.

The sentiment was heat embossed on Pacific Point cardstock as the Night of Navy pastel when applied, had a more vibrant tone as that of Pacific Point. Poppy Parade sails add a pop of colour to make this card have a marine look.

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The Crumb Cake layer was mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add more depth.

Stampin’ Up! currently have Sale-A-Bration on until 30th September. With every $90 you spend on product, you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

Add the Sailing Home stamp set and the Smooth Sailing Dies to your order and you will get a free Sale-A-Bration product. You will also be on your way to earning a free ticket to my Sale-A-Bration After Party.

Until 30th September, receive a FREE BUNDLE when you purchase the Starter Kit and join my Gifted Stars team. Receive 20% discount on all your purchases.

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Last Few Days for Designer Series Paper Sale

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Have you checked out the range of Designer Series Paper that is on sale? Save on a select range of papers but only until 2nd August.

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I’ve got a pretty technique card to share with you using the You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper. This is my favourite paper in the catalogue. Don’t the colours just look beautiful together?

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The Floating Technique is also a great way to use up scrap cardstock. Check out the video for all the details.

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Get a discount on ALL orders placed until 2nd August. Gold, Silver, Bronze discount levels apply depending on retail value of goods.

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Creating Texture on Designer Series Paper

Did you know we have an amazing sale on right now? Many of our Designer Series Paper is 15% off and this is the perfect time for you to stock up on these beautiful double sided papers.

The Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper has some beautiful images that can be cut out using the coordinating dies as well as some lovely background patterns. This week my featured product has been our Decorative Masks. There is so much you can do with them and I especially love how when combined with Embossing Paste, the texture it creates.

I tinted the Embossing Paste with So Saffron ink refill. Working on a Silicon Craft Sheet makes the clean up process a lot easier. This particular mask has 4 different images which remind me of doilies. I really like the delicate look of them.

Die cutting the flowers and leaves from the Designer Series Paper gives you already coloured images which are ready to just add to your card. You can get this paper for just $17 for 12 sheets of 12″x12″.

Join Card Club for more ideas using the Pansy Petals DSP. Plus get Club Perks.

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Last Day to get the Expressions in Ink Card Club

Registrations for the Expressions in Ink Card Club class close today

Get 8 beautiful cards kits
Goody bag with $30 of product
Receive $35 of your choice of product FREE after 6 months

The cards you create are exclusive to this Club

Participate in this month’s club to get 5% off the Artistically Inked Bundle. Get more details and register here.

Any subscriptions received after today will receive July’s Card Club class.