ESAD Stampin’ Up! 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) Blog Hop for the new 2024-2025 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. For my project today I am using the Country Birdhouse bundle which can be found from pages 48-51 of the catalogue and is part of the Country Woods mega suite.

I began the process for creating this card by stamping the birdhouse in Moody Mauve. This was watercoloured using several mauve shades and some Basic Bege for a neutral. The roof and base of the birdhouse was die cut from Fluid 100 Cardstock and individually watercoloured to achieve different effects.

The bird was stamped in Stazon ink and watercoloured in Highland Heather, Petal Pink and Basic Beige for the beak and feet.

On the matte layer I stamped the leaves from the Spotlight in Nature stamp set and coloured them in with Lemon Lime Twist, Light Old Olive and Light Lost Lagoon Stampin’ Blends. Additional leaves were die cut using the Stippled Roses dies from Basic White Cardstock and I blended the ends with Old Olive ink using a Blending Brush.

I filled in the leaves with die cut flowers which were cut out from Basic White and Pretty in Pink Cardstock. The White flowers were blended with Highland Heather and Petunia Pop ink to give variation.

Some Linen Thread, a heat embossed sentiment and shiny sequins finish off this card which was such a joy to create.

I hope you have enjoyed what I have shared today. Full list of products are available at the bottom of this post.

Next on our hop is Lou Kitzelman who has a beautiful project for you. Please follow our hop for some fabulous inspiration for your crafting this week.

  1. Nicole Wilson
  2. Rochelle Laird-Smith (you are here)
  3. Lou Kitzelman
  4. Tracy Held
  5. Monique Fielder
  6. Leonie Schroder
  7. Sharon Dalton
  8. Denise Buetler
  9. Kathryn Ruddick
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Sketchtember Challenge – Day 17 Perched in a Tree

Welcome to Day 17 of my Sketchtember Challenge and today I’m watercolouring. This is one of my favourite techniques. Today is also the last day to get freebies with my ordering special.

My card has been inspired by the colour palette at the Colour Inkspirations Challenge #129

I watercoloured the bird using Basic Gray, Starry Sky and Mango Melody with the 2 smaller Water Painters. Then I fussy cut it and layered it onto a bird die cut from Basic Black Cardstock to create a shadow effect.

The Organic Beauty background die cut was matted onto a White card panel to which I added the stamped diagonal White panel across.

Between the top and bottom panels I added 3 strips of Cardstock (I used scrap pieces for this). This added depth and contrast while still keeping the tone-on-tone look. Around this I added the Silver Mesh Ribbon which I folded in half to fit on this narrow strip. I couldn’t go past those Basic Gray Matte Dots to intersperse with the silver embossing to add the finishing touch to this card.

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