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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Stacey Marsh

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Laura Mackie

Gez Carpenter

Kim Price

Tricia Butts

Sue Allen

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Mo Rootes

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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Winter Winds – 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge

Always up for a challenge and ready to get some serious Christmas card making done this month, I’m taking part in Martin Stone’s 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge.

The theme for Day 1 is Winter Winds. As soon as I saw this I felt a cold, winter chill and a scene popped up in my mind which I wanted to recreate. A chilly, winter’s night with the snow falling to the ground and the wind roaring around sounds cold and cozy all at the same time.

I created a swirling background to depict the wind by swiping my Smoky Slate ink pad across the Whisper White cardstock in a downward swiping motion. This was repeated in Misty Moonlight and a little bit of Early Espresso. Then I used the Kraft ink refill and watered it down with my fine tip Water Painter. I flicked the brush against the lid of the Water Painter to splatter the white ink over my prepared layer.  I did the same with the Frost White Shimmer Paint. All these colours and textures created a really blustery, winter’s night. 

The die cut trees have been brushed with Wink of Stella and although it’s not easy to pick this up on the photo, it adds a very subtle shimmer.

I just had to add this cute little house from the Coming Home bundle to complete my scene, making it warm and inviting amidst the cold and wild weather going on outside.

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Stitched Lace Birthday Card with Vellum Flowers #tgifc277

My card today combines several styles and I really love how they all came together. The delicate lace, soft watercolouring and the lines of the triangle, a rather unusual combination, blended well to create this Stitched Lace birthday card.

The Stitched Triangles Dies are going to be well loved in my crafting. I’ve already been using the coordinating Right Triangle stamp set quite a lot and find so much versatility in them. 

I die cut the lacy background from regular Whisper White cardstocck and then stamped with the Poppy fill-in stamp using Highland Heather third generation stamping. This means that I stamped off on a scrap paper twice so I got a very faint colour on my cardstock. Then I stamped with Seaside Spray giving the stamp a circular twist while stamping so the image wasn’t defined. I spritzed some water over the colours to give it a watercolour wash look, taking care not to saturate the cardstock. Using a heat gun on Setting 1 speeds up the drying process.

The Plush Poinsettia Vellum DSP creates some beautiful flowers using the Small Bloom punch. I’ve dotted the centres with the Playing with Patterns Resin Dots.

The linen thread is a strand I pulled out from the Tri-colour linen tread in the Flowers for Every Season combo. Once you do this you will still have the silver and white to use on another project. 

I’ve been inspired by the sketch challenge at TGIF Challenges #TGIFC277 for this card. All the products I have used for this card are listed below. To order, click on any of the products which will take you to my Online Store. 

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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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