Ink. Stamp. Share Special Blog Hop – Anything Goes

Hi friend,

Welcome to my blog, Stamping Flair. If it’s your first time here, I really hope you enjoy your visit and find lots of inspiration and be a part of the ‘regulars’ here. This month, again, at Ink. Stamp. Share we are bringing you an additional blog hop to share inspiration during a rather difficult time where we have been shut in and without much company. 

Ink Stamp Share Special Blog, April 2020

My card today features a sport and in Melbourne, just a few days ago, golf was back on with some restrictions. So I’m sure there are some happy golfers out there. The Country Club suite has all the products you need to make a golf themed card with all it’s accessories. I think my favourite in this suite is the Absolutely Argyle embossing folder. 

The Designer Series Paper has lots of images with colour as well as some neutral colours like Basic Gray and Night of Navy. There is also a sheet of images which can be cut out and used on your projects or coloured in as I have done on this card.

I added some embellishments from the Country Club Elements, stamping the Happy Birthday on one. The Country Club suite is on the Last Chance Products list and is available while stocks last. 

Golf themed handmade card colouring in with Stampin' Blends

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. I do hope you have enjoyed my golfing card and I have inspired you to try out a product or technique. Click on the Next button to hop onto Dana’s blog and see her lovely project. 

Melissa Tennison

Laura Mackie

Sue McDonald

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Dana Sullivan

Stacey Marsh

Tricia Butts

Jacqui Lawrence

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Michelle Bryant

Jo Blackman

Gez Carpenter

Jill Chapman

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aWow Blog Hop – Favourite Colouring Tools

Hi friend, 

Welcome to our second Around the World on Wednesday (aWOW for short) Blog Hop. I’m so glad that you are here. If you missed our first blog hop, you can see it here

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Our theme this month is All Things Crafty, with a focus on our favourite colouring tools. From colouring mediums such as Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, watercolour pencils,  inks, ink refills and tools such as Aqua Painters, Blender Pens, Sponges to types of paper – it was always going to be a hard choice. 

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of watercolouring using my aqua painters and ink refills and I played around with that idea in my head, while Stampin’ Blends was up there too. Finally, brayering won out as I hadn’t done it in a while and I love the shaded effect that can be achieved with it. I have been inspired by a layout I saw in the new catalogue (Pg 33). Oh, I am teasing you aren’t I? Not long to go, just a few weeks. 

Handmade card with Kayak, canoe with By the Dock stamp set, Stampin' Up!

For my card base, I used the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. These have an elegant silver rectangle on the front which fit the Memories & More cards but for my card today, I have no evidence of silver – just earthy!

I started off by taking a 16cm x 11cm piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamping the leaves in Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed this in Copper embossing powder. I then used a sponge brayer to add So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Terracotta Tile and Cajun Craze – working on the long edge. Taking a piece of tissue I rubbed back the colour off the leaves to bring out the copper. The entire panel was then embosssed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.

I cut this into panels of various sizes to create an interesting background. Cut panels should be 13.8cm x 8.8cm once completed. Using a sponge dauber, I went over the embossing with Terracotta Tile on certain strips to bring out the wood look. 

Create an interesting background with strips of embossed cardstock

I loved the background and felt it was just perfect for a masculine card. By the Dock bundle seemed to fit with it’s nature theme. I’ve also used the dies from Catch of the Day. Both of these bundles, are great for making men’s cards or for anyone who enjoys some fishing and canoeing. 

Stampin' Up! Catch of the Day stamp set with canoe

The circle has been partially embossed with the High Seas embossing folder. Then I used a sponge dauber to add some Bermuda Bay over the water. Sponge daubers are one of my favourite tools as they blend colours so easily. They are great for adding colour to edges to give a distressed look to images, you can also use them for quick colouring-in and because they are designed to slip over your finger,  they are easy to control. Some additional die cut pieces and a kayak coloured in with Stampin’ Blends completes the focal image of this card. 

Stampin' Up! aWOW Blog Hop, All Things Crafty, Colouring Tools, Sponging

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. Thank you for stopping by my part of the world and I hope this inspires you to try out brayering and sponging, if you haven’t done so before. All the products I have used and measurements are listed at the bottom of this post so I hope you give this card a try at home. By the Dock bundle, Catch of the Day bundle, Label me Bold stamp set, High seas Embossing Folder, Copper embossing powder and trim are all retiring. Last Chance Products are available while supplies last so if there’s any products that you want, don’t delay.

Next on our hop is lovely Cazz Boylan. Click on the ‘Next Blog’ button to see her beautiful project and follow the hop right through for lots of colouring inspiration. As you follow our hop, we would love for you to leave us a comment as we love hearing from you.

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Angela Meiritz-Reid  – NZ

Tatiana Tobin – AU

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Cazz Boylan – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Satomi Wellard – JA

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Manuela Geiswinkler – AT

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Emma Goddard, Special Guest – UK

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Tina Zinck – CA

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Mary Deatherage – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

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  • Cajun Craze – 14.8cm x 9.8cm
  • Early Espresso – 14.2cm x 9.2cm, 6.5cm x 6.5cm (circle), scrap (sentiment)
  • Old Olive -8cm x 10cm
  • Whisper White – 6cm x 6cm (Circle)
  • Very Vanilla – 4cm x 5.5cm (canoe)
  • Copper Foil – 8ccm x 10cm 

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Create 13 Cards from One Sheet of Paper

I love challenges because they make me think of different ways to use our beautiful products. One of the Facebook Groups I belong to – Fully Visible, issued a fun challenge to keep us crafting during Covid-19. Those who wished to participate were to create a One Sheet Wonder set of cards. 

What is a osw (One Sheet Wonder)?

It’s a layout using either a 12″x12″ or 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper in it’s entirety to create a set of projects – so maximum bang for your buck 

I have previously followed templates from Pinterest but I set about adding another challenge on top to create my own One Sheet Wonder. I thoroughly enjoyed myself …so much that I just might have to do another one!

I used the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper with the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack. This card pack has so many great images, laser cut paper and stickers. What I’ve used on these cards is just a sample. These items are retiring and are only available while stocks last. 

I have made 13 cards using this template. There are way too many photos to include in this blog post. I’ve created a printable sheet with all the cards so you can have the OSW template and card designs all in one handy file. I’ll be sharing this in my newsletter later on this week so if you haven’t already subscribed to my newsletter, you will want to do so you can download the printable. Each week, my newsletter subscribers also get some additional bonuses, projects and giveaways so we have some fun there. 

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Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – Let’s Hear it for the Boys

Hi Stampers,

Thank you for stopping by Stamping Flair today to see what I have created for the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop. It’s all about the boys – from the kids to the grown up boys we are sharing lots of fun filled projects to help you with creating some great masculine themed projects.

Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop, March 2020

I’ve got a card and a coordinating gift tag to share with you today using the Sale-A-Bration, Well Dressed, stamp set. In Australia, for every $90 you spend, you can earn a free product. 

Well Dressed Stamp Set Masculine Makes

The Well Dressed stamp set is ideal for masculine cards and on these projects I combined it with the Country Club Designer Series Paper. I chose a colour palette of Night of Navy, Basic Gray, Call me Clover and Poppy Parade. 

Handmade card with Men's shoes, hat and watch

The Stamparatus was useful in getting those shoes aligned as a border. I used the sentiment from the Label Me Bold stamp set. This has become a favourite stamp set as I really love the reverse stamping of the sentiments. It also has some great texture stamps. 

Well Dressed shoes using Stamparatus

After making this card I thought it would be nice to have a gift tag ready to go as well. So I’m all set for the next male birthday that comes around.  

Gift Tag with a masculine theme with umbrella image

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith at Stamping Flair. I hope I have inspired you with what I have shared. All the products I have used are listed at the end of this post. I’d love to hear from you so please leave a comment.

Next on our hop is Sue Allen. Just click on the Next button to be directed to her blog. Keep following the hop right through for loads of inspiration ‘for the boys’. There is also a list of participants mentioned below so you can always get back to it. 

Laura Mackie

Sue McDonald

Sharon Dalton

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Jo Blackman

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Sue Allen

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Anastasia Radloff

Sandra Roberts

Jill Chapman

Gez Carpenter

Jacqui Lawrence

Sale-A-Bration ends on 31st March so it’s a great opportunity for you to get some fabulous products for free. If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you. You can get in touch with me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email me at [email protected]

 

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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – Let it Ride Masculine Card

Hello friends,

Welcome to my blog – Stamping Flair. Thank you for taking the time to visit me. Today I’m participating in the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop. This month we are featuring projects with a masculine theme. If you’re stuck for masculine makes, we’ve got you covered. 

My masculine card features the Let it Ride stamp set which is suited for anyone but for this challenge it’s being a male stamp set!

Handmade card with horse, Masculine card with horse, Stampin' Up!

I started off by attaching a piece of Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper to an Old Olive card base. The benefit of double sided paper is one side could have beautiful flowers (just like this one has) and then the other is suitable for a masculine card. Next I added a matted layer of the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper which adds a richness to this card to mark a celebratory occasion. The vertical lines in this DSP create a formal look which I think worked well for this masculine card.

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop, Horse handmade card

The horse has been stamped in Soft Suede and die cut with the Stitched Shapes dies. I then formed a loop with the ribbon which has been attached with Tear & Tape. A bow from the linen trim adds a touch of rustic to coordinate with the horse. The stamped circle was then mounted with Dimensionals and layered on Old Olive and Early Espresso circles. I completed the card with a sentiment stamped in Early Espresso.

Noble Peacock DSP with male card

Measurements:

  • Old Olive – 21 cm x 14.8 cm (scored in half), die cut circle and scrap for sentiment
  • Whisper White – 6.8 cm x 10 cm and die cut circle
  • Early Espresso die cut circle
  • Perennial Essence DSP – 9.9 cm x 14.2 cm 
  • Noble Peacock Specialty DSP – 6.4 cm x 9.6 cm

I hope this inspires you with those sometimes-hard-to-make men’s cards. Please hop through the blogs and get more inspiration.  Next up is Ange Mc Kay. Click on the Next Blog button to see what she’s created for the guys. 

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Come Sail Away Memories & More Card

The card I’ve got for you today is from a batch I created this past weekend when I was creating like I was going to run out of DSP (like that’s going to happen!).I am so excited for my Annual Catalogue Launch and Craft Party which is happening this Saturday. I hope you are too and have booked your place for this fun event. Preparation is in full swing and I have been creating lots of samples for you to look at. Last Sunday I did a 14 hour crafting shift in my pjs. Awesome! It was longer than working hours but I didn’t feel it. Crafting makes me happy and relaxes me (but I’ve still got a 100 things to do for Saturday!). If you haven’t let me know you”re coming, please drop me a message. We are going to have a fun afternoon together.

The instant I saw the front cover of the Annual Catalogue, all those blue cards got my attention. The lighthouses, sailing boats, ocean themed cards immediately drew me and I knew the Come Sail Away suite was going to be a favourite of mine. This is a card I’ve created using the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack. This pack comes with varying sized cards, laser cut images such as the one I’ve used on this card and also stickers. 

Scrapbooking card with Yacht used to make handmade card

I love the texture of the laser cut cards. One side is white, while the other side has a white-washed look and that’s what I chose to show on this card. I backed it with a piece of Night of Navy cardstock which really made this image pop. The sentiment is die cut with the stitched tag which is from the matching framelits. I stamped the rope in balmy Blue over the sentiment. 

All the elements have been layered on a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock which has been embossed with the lovely High Seas 3D embossing folder. This is a new style embossing folder and will need to be sandwiched through your die cutting machine differently. 

Watch this video for some tips on using the new style 3D embossing folders and dies.

If, like me, you love ALL the products in this suite, the new catalogue makes it easy with a one-product-number ordering system. This item number and other products used are all listed below. Try out the Memories & More card packs and see how easy it is to make a batch of cards. 

Handmade card with sailing boat, laser cut cards used to make a greeting card


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