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Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop – Sketch Challenge

Hello and a Blessed Sunday to you from Melbourne.

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Welcome to our Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop where we have a Sketch Challenge. For an added challenge we could add some ‘shimmer and shine’ as well.

I wanted to create a card with a soft colour palette and yet adding some shimmer. For the border at the bottom, I layered 2 strips of Designer Series Paper. The Gray from the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP tied in with the card base and balanced out with the pinks.

The flowers were stamped in Basic Gray ink and coloured with a combination of Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends.

Then I decided to experiment with Embossing Paste and masks. I applied the paste over a mask and then applied the Gilded Leafing over it. The paste makes it stick. I used my fingers to smoothen the Leafing out.

In this photo you can see the rough shape of the doily image which is formed by the Gilded Leafing which adds an interesting background and I was rather happy with the look.

This piece of Cardstock was layered onto another piece of Basic White Cardstock which was blended with Blushing Bride ink for a softer look.

I used part of a sentiment from the Host Better Place stamp set, cutting it down to size and layering it onto 2 extra pieces of Basic Black Cardstock to give it more stability.

I have listed the products I have used on this card at the bottom of this post. During Sale-A-Bration, which runs until 28th February, all orders over $90, will earn a free Sale-A-Bration product.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have enjoyed what I have shared. Please follow onto Annette Ball’s blog by clicking on the ‘Next’ button and please leave us a comment as you check out all the beautiful creations.

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Angie McKenzie  ●  Susan Simpson  ●  Donna Lester

Karen Egan  ●  Terry Hamilton  ●  Cheryl Hamilton

Leonie Stuart  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Tricia Butts  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Jill Chapman

Sue Allen  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Chris Smith

Jo Blackman  ●  Lorraine Tierney  ●  Marieke Bart

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Danielle Kassing  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Kirsty Patrick

Mo Rootes  ●  Judith Patterson  ●  Teri West

Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Annette Ball




If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email stampingflair@yahoo.com

Example: You will get a free product with the following combination

Hand Penned Petals Bundle $81 + Subtles DSP $20 = FREE SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCT

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Retired Stampin’ Up! Products

I have launched an Online Store where you can purchase retired Stampin’ Up! products. This is a great way to add to your craft stash.

Currently there are loads of stamp sets and bundles. I will be adding to this collection with DSP, embellishment and more stamps and bundles. Please check back regularly.

You can choose to have items shipped to you or pick up from Blind Bight.

January Stamp ‘n Hop – Mixing the Old with the New

Hi, Welcome to our first Stamp ‘n Hop for 2022. We are mixing old with new and with a new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue just launched on the 4th, it was easy to pick something new.

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I have been enjoying creating the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set. I had been wanting to try heat embossing with this stamp set for some time. I love the reversed stamping effect.

For the first card I masked off the bottom half of the card and stamped the butterfly image over the top in Versamark. Then I heat embossed in White. Using a sponge dauber, I added Just Jade to the centres of the butterflies and then Mint Macaron. The heat embossing resists the colour and then you get beautifully colour butterfly images.

The Stamparatus was essential in getting sentiment stamped as I was able to go over it a few times to achieve a nice crisp image.

I used the same technique to stamp the tree and sponged with Misty Moonlight closer to the tree and then Coastal Cabana outwards.

The sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black and embossed in Clear Embossing Powder which made it stand out against the sponged background.

Stamp 'n Hop Blog Hop, January 2022, Amazing Silhouettes, 2022 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue, Stampin' Up!, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have been inspired to try this technique. Please click on the next button to view Annette Ball’s lovely project.

Stamp 'n Hop Blog Hop, January 2022
  1. Vicky Wright – Australia
  2. Jacqui Lawrence – UK
  3. Sandra Roberts – UK
  4. Donna Lester
  5.  Jo Blackman – Uk
  6. Mo Rootes UK
  7. Liz Yuille
  8. Karen Egan
  9. Gez Carpenter
  10. Nicole Mahler
  11. Annette Elias
  12. Victoria Littlewood
  13. Cheryl Taylor
  14. Rochelle Laird-Smith – Australia (you are here)
  15. Annette Ball
  16. Jenn Curtis Charles

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email stampingflair@yahoo.com




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