Get Sketchy with Kits to go

Stampin’ Up! offer us a great range of papercrafting kits to help us get into the fun of creating without the hard yards of prepping. Two of these kits are the Gorgeous Posies Card Kit and Boho Indigo Product Medley. I’ve combined both of these beautiful kits to create my card today in Bumble Bee and Night of Navy. The Bumble Bee brings a warmth and brightness which is quite cheerful. 

Gorgeous Posies stamp set and Boho Chic Product Medley combined for a sketch card

The Very Vanilla embossed cardstock is from the Product Medley which also includes other patterns in embossed cardstock. The main flower from the Gorgeous Posies stamp set has been fussy cut and topped with a flower from the Boho Indigo Product Medley. I coloured this with the Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend.  

The leaves were stamped in Balmy Blue and then shaded with Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends for more depth. I also coloured the label with the Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend to coordinate with the rest of the card. Some long gold foil leaves have been added to create height against the smaller leaves. 

Floral arrangement with Gorgeous Posies Card Kit and Boho Indigo Product Medley, Greeting Card

Getting Sketchy, Sunday Stamps, SSC236

My card has been inspired by the Sunday Stamps Getting Sketchy Challenge SSC236.

I hope this inspires you to get ‘kitting’ and try out the many possibilities that are available with them. All the products I have used on this card are listed at the bottom of this post. Click on any of the products to be taken direct to my Online Store. Products are shipped direct to you. 

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#gdp251 Aquatic Theme Turtle Card

With a theme of Aquatic in the Global Design Project challenge, I could have chosen a number of the Stampin’ Up! water themed stamp sets. With yachts, boats, coral, sea creatures and more – there was so much to choose from. I finally decided on the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper. 

I already had a beautiful piece of coloured cardstock which I had created using the Forever Gold Lasercut Paper. To create this, I used the white side of the lasercut paper which I coloured in Pretty Peacock using a sponge dauber. I placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock under this ‘stencil’ to create another panel. This is what I used on this card on top of my embossed layer. 

#gdp251, Turtle card, Aquatic theme

I tore a piece of Fluid 100 Water colour paper and added a water colour wash on it using Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green and Pretty Peacock. Then I ran this through the Tasteful Textiles Embossing folder. For some added texture, I roughly added Versamark ink direct from the ink pad to sections of the paper. Then I heat embossed it in gold. This gives it a bit of an under-the-sea-buried-treasure look.

The coral was stamped on one of the sheets of DSP and fussy cut. I love how these colours all came together to form the look of the depths of the ocean. The cute turtle has been fussy cut from DSP. 

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Clear Block Technique with Touched my Heart Stamp Set


Hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend. Sometimes, it’s a bit of catching up on things isn’t it? Today, I’m sharing with you a card using the beautiful Touched My Heart stamp set.

You can find this set on Page 187 of the Annual Catalogue. It’s a Host Stamp set and you can use Stampin’ Rewards to purchase this stamp set. Any individual orders or workshops over $250 earn Stampin’ Rewards which can be used to purchase Host sets or anything else in the catalogue. You can also use Stampin’ Rewards to purchase the Starter Kit which gets you a minimum of 20% off all future orders. 

I’ve been creating a few cards with the Touched my Heart stamp set lately and love the beautiful flourish style, leaf images in it.  Yesterday, I created a couple of cards using this stamp set in my Online Workshop. You can view the video in my Online Workshop and Events Group. I also have a special ordering special available until Tuesday 21st July so you don’t want to miss out on that!

I started of by creating the Colour Blocking technique on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock.

Colour Block Technique

  • Apply Crumb Cake ink pad directly to the bottom of Clear Block
  • Apply Cinnamon Cider ink pad directly to the centre of Clear Block (wipe off any that may have applied to the top)
  • Turn block so the top is now at the bottom. This will help you you to apply the Real Red on the top 1/3 of the Clear Block. 
  • Keep the Clear Block flat on your desk or hold it flat. Then spritz with water using a spritzer.
  • Take Clear Block and apply directly to chosen cardstock.

I heat embossed the leaf in White Embossing Powder and then added some extra leaves in Cinnamon Cider. This is such a beautiful colour combination which has been inspired by the Colour Inkspiration Challenge CI81.

I was inspired by our CEO Sara Douglas who showed us some fun techniques with our Embossing Paste in her FB live last week. It’s been a while since I’ve had fun with Embossing Pastes so I thought I’d get into it. 

Here I’ve added a drop of Real Red ink refill to the embossing paste and applied it through the mask to create a background. 

Several ribbons combine to embellish this card. I separated the cheese cloth style ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim to create the strands in my cluster of ribbon trim. 

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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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Make a Sweet Floral Card in Under 10 Minutes

What??? Yes, it can be done. That was the callenge over at As You See it Challenges

Stampin’ Up! have several stamp sets that would work well for a quick floral creation. I chose the beautiful Painted Poppies stamp set. This set really lends itself to creating super quick cards with ‘blotchy’ fill in images – my all time favourite for adding quick colour.

I created the background by embossing Whisper White cardstock with the Pinewood Plank embossing folder, adding colour using the Direct to Paper technique. I just love a technique that gives a nice effect with little effort and this is one of those.

This card was stepped up by colouring the floral images with Lovely Lipstick and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends.

This is the card I created on my Facebook Live. All I changed up was the glimmer dots and that brings out the Pear Pizzazz stamping more, 

The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set which has sentiments to suit all kinds of occasions. So you could create this same card in a variety of colours and have them ready to go. 

Including die cutting, this entire card took me between 8-10 minutes to create. You can see me make this card in the video I’ve shared. The video is a little bit longer in length, only because there were operator issues!



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Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop – Colour Challenge

Hi friend,

Welcome to Stamping Flair on this ANZAC day. We have freedom because of the sacrifice made by so many. On ANZAC day 34 years ago, I migrated to Australia from Sri Lanka and I truly am blessed to be in this country. 

I’m taking part in the Ink. Stamp. Share blog hop with a colour challenge. I kept looking at these colours to work out what I was going to create.

Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop April 2020 Colour Challenge

The more I looked, it just reminded me of spring and Easter and I couldn’t do an Easter card as that was past and spring, well, it’s getting a bit chilly here! However, my favourite In-Colour from last year was there – Rococo Rose. I picked my stamp set to work with first and then built my card around it. 

I started off by stamping the birds in Stazon ink on Shimmery White cardstock and watercoloured the image using Rococo Rose, So Saffron and Granny Apple Green ink refills. The panel behind has been watercoloured with Highland Heather. Then I coloured the flowers with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Write Marker as I wanted it to be a little bit brighter. 

Free as a Bird stamp set, Handmade card with watercolouring


I wanted a strip of black and white Designer Series Paper under my image. My favourite Botanical Prints Medley had sold out and I wanted to use products that were available so I created my own DSP. I stamped a strip of Whisper White cardstock with the leaves from Very Versailles stamp set to create a custom black/white paper. (Note: Don’t delay getting your favourite items on the retiring list as they do tend to sell out).

I layered Best Dressed DSP and one of the die cuts from the Peaceful Poppies Elements to create the border. 


If elements that are hidden behind images don’t fit across your project, cut them up and adhere the 2 halves to fit on each side. This is what I did with the black Peaceful Poppies die cut border. It was a very short strip but I ‘extended’ it by cutting it in half to just show on the two ends.

Birds watercoloured with Stampin Up ink refills


My card has been inspired by the sketch challenge Just Add Ink and All About Occasions Challenge at WaterCooler Wednesday Challenges

I hope you have been inspired with the project I have shared. Colour challenges do get you thinking! I’d love to hear from you so please leave me a comment. All the products used to create this card are listed at the bottom of this post so you can create this card at home.

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