Alter your Stamps to Create Fun Backgrounds

We’re into a new week and despite being in lockdown I’ve just had the most brilliant weekend. I’ve had the pleasure of being on Craft Alive and the Be Inspired Online Market. If you are on Facebook, please join the market group to enjoy all the fun we are having with many vendors there. Please follow me on Facebook and subscribe to my YouTube channel where you can see all my videos.

This week I’m working with our range of colouring mediums. We have many and with our colour coordinated products, it’s so easy to create great projects.

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Today I’m featuring our new product, Soft Pastels. This cute card uses a fun colour combo and the What’s Cookin’ bundle goes well with this as I think it’s very cheerful.

I had this idea of creating a background with the chef’s hats however they were all in a row. What was one to do, except cut them apart! Then I placed the 3 hats, at various angles on 1 Clear Block and inked them up in Coastal Cabana and I was able to quickly stamp a fun background.

What's Cookin's bundle, Stampin' Up!, SU, In-Colour colour combo

It was my first time using the Soft Pastels. They are fun – it’s like being a kid again! Anyway, I tried something. I coloured the tag, which was die cut from Shimmery White cardstock, with the pastels. Then I used a Water Painter and this brightened up the colour. Some Polished Pink Shimmer Vellum on the back and this makes a great card to brighten someone’s day.

What's Cookin's bundle, Stampin' Up!, SU, In-Colour colour combo

Have you joined my Facebook VIP Group – Papercrafting Basics and Beyond? I’ll be sharing a resource there to help you with choosing your colours for your next project.

I hope I’ve inspired you to take a look at your stamps in a different way (cutting them apart) and to also try out our pretty Soft Pastels. To order the products to make this card, please click on any of the images below or call me on Ph: 0404 255 001.

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New at su Blog Hop – Designer Series Paper

With an amazing Designer Series Paper sale on right now, the theme for the New at SU Blog hop is just perfect. You’re going to have lots of ideas for using up that gorgeous paper.

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I’ve chosen the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper. It’s folk art images combined with the In Symmetry stamp images make it easy to create some fun cards. This stamp set in particular would be great if you are just starting out in stamping as the images mix and match and you can create focal points or backgrounds easily.

I kept the stamping simple, just fussy cutting the images for extra dimension. A thin strip of DSP pleated has been added for a feature.

New at SU Blog Hop, July 2021, Designer Series Paper, DSP, Folk Art, floral, Stampin' Up!, SU, Sweet Symmetry, In Symmetry

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope you you have been inspired with some ways to use your DSP. Click on the Next Blog button to follow through the hop.

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Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Tidings of Christmas DSP

Stamping the Cape: In Good Taste DSP

De Kijkkast: Hand-Penned DSP

Creative Juice by Loni: Expressions in Ink DSP

Moore Fun Stamping: Hand-Penned DSP

The Flying Stamper: Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP

Gifted Hands, Ink!: Simply Elegant Specialty DSP

Joni in the Spotlight Stamping: Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP

Stamping Flair: Sweet Symmetry DSP (you are here)

Scraphexe: In Color DSP

Stamping with the Copper Cropper: Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP

24/7 Inkspiration: Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP


If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you with products, catalogues and inspiration.

SHOP THE DSP SALE – Click the image below

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aWow Blog Hop – cas(e) a Team Member

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Welcome friend to Stamping Flair in Melbourne. The Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop (fondly known as Awow) is one I always look forward to each month. For one, we have a beautiful and talented leader – Angie McKenzie who organises the most inspiring blog hops. The other reason is that I get to hop with these wonderfully talented ladies around the world.

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We are CASEing our team members today. To CASE is to Copy And Selectively Edit. We are CASEing the next person down the participant list (see bottom of my post). I get to CASE the lovely Cazz Boylan from Crafting with Cazz. I saw these lovely cards on Cazz’s Instagram which used the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper. I really love the card and especially the layout and chose this for my inspiration.

I love that Cazz used DSP for her background. DSP was made to make crafting easy! How much better is it that you can get a select range on sale at the moment?

Around the World on Wednesday, Awow Blog Hop, Case a team member, July 2021, Tasteful Touches Stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Watercolouring with Ink refills and Blender Pens, Designer Series Paper, Card Sketch, Card Layout, SU

Around the World on Wednesday, Awow Blog Hop, Case a team member, July 2021, Tasteful Touches Stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Watercolouring with Ink refills and Blender Pens, Designer Series Paper, Card Sketch, Card Layout, SU

My card starts off with a piece of the pretty Hand Penned DSP. I stamped the flower in Basic Gray and used my Blender Pen to colour it with my ink refills.

The strips of paper cut at an angle provide an interesting feature. I used a strip of Highland Heather cardstock embossed with the Meadow Moments embossing folder, Hand Penned DSP and Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP which was sponged in Cajun Craze. Altering DSP in this way gives the look of extra texture.

I am demonstrating this card on my Creative Escape FB live tonight. Join my Facebook Page here.

Around the World on Wednesday, Awow Blog Hop, Case a team member, July 2021, Tasteful Touches Stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Watercolouring with Ink refills and Blender Pens, Designer Series Paper, Card Sketch, Card Layout, SU

Thank you for taking the time to view my CASE. Next up is Cazz Boylan so click the Next Button to follow our hop around the world.

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Jan Clothier – NZ

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cazz Boylan – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Satomi Wellard

Pia Gephardt – DE

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Emma Goddard – UK

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Anne Marie Hile – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US


If you currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Australia and would like to know more about Stampin’ Up! products, please contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or stampingflair@yahoo.com

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