New at SU Blog Hop – 2020 In Colours

Welcome to my blog Stamping Flair. I am based in Melbourne, Australia and today I am thrilled to be participating in the New at SU Blog Hop for the first time. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world and this month we are showcasing our beautiful new In-Colours.

I chose the Fancy Phrases bundle which includes the Fancy Phrases stamp set and the Fancy Tag Topper punch to showcase the 5 colours – Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight and Bumble Bee. My card bases were chosen from the Neutrals range to keep a uniformed look.

Cinnamon Cider

I find that Cinnamon Cider can be quite a strong colour so I toned it down by adding it to a Crumb Cake card base. The Cinnamon Cider panel has been stamped with the edge of the large stamp in the Fancy Phrases stamp set to create a border right around. The Very Vanilla panel has been embossed with the Old World embossing folder and sponged in Bumble Bee and Cinnamon Cider to create a soft shading. Accents of gold foil and ribbon work well with the earthy tones of Cinnamon Cider .

Just Jade

This is my favourite of the 5. A Smoky Slate card base with a frame die cut from the Stitched Rectangles dies create a lovely combination against the stamped-off Just Jade flowers. I used the Fancy Tag Topper punch to create the black tag. Being able to turn the punch over and align the centre of the cardstock, makes it easy to create smaller tags than the 5cm which is the actual width of the punch.

Magenta Madness

A simple card layout for my Magenta Madness and Basic Gray card. I have added detail with the Little Details embossing folder, running it through twice to get the border on either side of the cardstock. The Glitter Organdy ribbon adds a bit of sparkle to this ‘Miss You’ card. Now that we are back in lock down, I’ve got someone in mind that I could send this to. Aren’t we just so fortunate to have this hobby which we can use to lift up others. 

Bumble Bee

This is another one of those fairly strong colours which I like to add in muted tones. I started off by adding a piece of the Peony Garden DSP to my Gray Granite card base. Then I stamped a panel of Whisper White cardstock with the Dry Brush stamp and cut 3×1 1½” strips. The border from the Peony dies in Basic Black works well with these colours and creates an elegant edge to the card. I really like this layout at it’s also great for using up cardstock and DSP scraps. 

The outer sentiment does have a second part which I stamped on the inside of the card.

Misty Moonlight

An ombré background from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper against a Sahara Sand card base was used for my last card. I created a tag from another section of the same DSP and stamped some flowers in Misty Moonlight. Cinnamon Cider adds a nice contrast on this card against all the blues. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed my cards and they inspire to create using our In-Colours. I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment. There is a list of products used on these cards, at the bottom of this post.  For more ideas on how to use these colours, make sure you hop through all the blogs which are listed further down.

Next on our hop is Pat Ertman. Click on the button below to go through to see her lovely creation.

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Gifted Hands Ink – Misty Moonlight

A Little Kinder – Bumblebee

Moore Fun Stamping – Pretty Parasol In Color

Jemini Crafts – In Colour Postage for You

Stamping with the Copper Cropper – In Colors

Playing with Paper Crafting – Tasteful Touches In Colour

Terryfic Cards – Just Jade

247inkspiration – In Color Flowers for Every Season Suite

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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – 2020 Annual Catalogue

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop HeaderWelcome to our monthly Stampers Showcase Blog Hop and to my blog, Stamping Flair. I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Melbourne. This month we are highlighting new products from the 2020 Annual Catalogue.

I’ve chosen the Birds and Branches bundle for my card. The bundle comes with several images of birds, flowers, branches and foliage to create lots of lovely effects. You can get this bundle for free – until the 30th of June (only a few hours left), when you purchase a Starter Kit. 

My card began with a couple of pieces of leftovers – the blue In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and a panel of embossed Misty Moonlight cardstock. This had been on my desk for a while and I thought – aah, this makes a good match. I used the Hippo and Friends dies to cut the bottom of the banner. This die set is one of my favourites because of all the nested frames it offers. 

The bird was stamped in Seaside Spray and Mint Macaron. I die cut a branch from Whisper White cardstock and coloured it with Stampin’ Blends. This was mounted on a frame cut with the Ornate Frames Dies. I masked and stamped the inside with the Dry Brush stamp which created a lovely light background. 

Metallic ribbon and silver metallic pearls add a lovely touch to complement this sweet bird. 

All the products I have used for this card are listed at the bottom of this post. I hope you have been inspired by my project and would love for you to leave me a comment. Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to see you back very soon. Click on the next button to see what talented Lisa Mackey has in store for you and follow the hop through for lots of inspiration.

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Cute Card for Dog Lovers

I’ve got a cute card today for you or anyone who is a dog lover. Have you checked out the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper? You will find the Playful Pets Suite from Pages 40-42 of the Annual Catalogue. It’s so cute. The DSP has a colour palette of Basic Black, Cinnamon Cider, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, Soft Suede, Whisper White. It’s got so many fun images of cats and dogs, one of which I have fussy cut out for my card. Doesn’t she just look so cheeky?

Card with dog and square doily

I added one of our pretty vellum doilies which I sponged with Real Red ink to match my card. A little heart trinket adds just the cute finishing touch for this fun card. 

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Spot the Dog – Inspire. Create. Challenge #071

Playful Pets and Playing with Patterns – now that’s going to be a fun combination! I had so much fun creating this card. The Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper has fun patterns and colours and just gives a cheerful feel. So it was a great backdrop for this cute doggy. 

I stamped a strip of the ombré DSP in Coastal Cabana with the floral triangle from The Right Triangle stamp set. Moving the triangle around you can completely cover a piece of DSP or cardstock. I was inspired by this sketch at the Inspire. Create, Challenge blog.

To create the thin stripe on the left, I used the die with the row of triangles. I think this bundle will be one I will be using time and time again as I love the geometric patterns and also the ability to use it in a more softer way. 

The dog was coloured in Stampin’ Blends and I added a little bow with some linen thread from the Gorgeous Posies Kit. 


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Colour Combo Blog Hop – June 2020

Hello and welcome to our Colour Combo Blog Hop. I’m Rochelle Laird-Smith and I live in Melbourne, Australia. If it is your first time visiting my blog, thank you for stopping by. I really hope you enjoy your time here and visit often. To all my regular subscribers, thank you for reading and interacting with me. 

This was another colour combination I wouldn’t have really put together but that’s the idea of a challenge, right? I’m really glad for it because it stretches me to think outside the square.

I took to one of my favourite techniques for this card – watercolouring, together with the Forever Fern bundle. You can get this bundle for free during the month of June. Find out the details at the end of this post. 

I started by stamping the larger leaves in Sahara Sand, stamped off. Then I watercoloured these in with my Water Painter in Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo. It’s best to start light and then increase the intensity of colour. I kept my brush tip just damp so I could create the lines on the leaves.

To create the Flirty Flamingo leaves, I spritzed the Shimmery White cardstock with water. Then I inked the stamp with Flirty Flamingo and stamped on the wet cardstock. This gives a different water coloured look to the previous leaf. 

I laid this all on a circle embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Well Said stamp and Well Written dies. I have just purchased these. It is a 2 set stamp set so you get a lot of sentiments. Combine it with the die cuts, like I have and you can get several combinations. 

Forever Greenery suite in other colours for Colour Combo blog hop

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. All products I have used on this project are listed at the bottom of this post. I hope my project inspires you to try different colour combinations that you might not usually try. Why not give this one a try? Next on the hop is Sigrid Joch. Click on the Next button to be directed to her blog.

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Time for Tags Note Cards

Last 2 days of our 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue and 2020 Mini Catalogue and I just had to share with you some cards I created with the cute scalloped note cards. These cards come in Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Light Pink and Terracotta Tile. 

Balmy Blue Note card with Bonanza Buddies

I used the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper to create this set of cards. I just love that the variety of colours give me so much choice when it comes to coordinating DSP.

Bonanza Buddies DSP and Scalloped Note Cards

The sentiment uses the very cute Time for Tags stamp set which coordinates with the Timeless Label Punch. The Time for Tags stamp set is a Hostess stamp set which you still have time to earn with Stampin’ Rewards. With cute sentiments to suit lots of occasions, it makes great tags and some fun cards – as you can see.

Time for Tags stamp set card

I used the beautiful felt embellishments from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit in colours of Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point which coordinate so well with the Birthday Bonanza paper.

Timeless Label punch notecard set

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