fbpx

Pretty in Pink Umbrella #gdp234

Hi Friends,

How are you all doing? I hope you are all keeping well and please know that I have you in my thoughts and prayers. It’s a difficult time for everyone and loneliness can creep in. So, I want to bring you some joy in the projects that I make and hope to inspire you to keep creating.

I just received the Stitched Lace Dies in my last order and wanted to use it straightaway.  It looks so pretty as a background for this lovely umbrella from the Under my Umbrella bundle. The images in the Under my Umbrella stamp set remind me of storybook images and pictures I used to dream up in my mind when reading Enid Blyton stories. They’re so cute. 

I sponged the banner with Blushing Bride on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. I had planned on doing some watercolouring but then decided against it, so you could use just regular Whisper White cardstock for this. Then I trimmed a piece off the top to stamp my sentiment on. A piece of the Copper Dotted Treat Bag makes a nice addition to the banner.

Umbrella punch with Stampin' Up! products and pleated ribbon

To create the umbrella, I started off by stamping the flowers on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Crumb Cake ink. Then I stamped the umbrella image in Blushing Bride over the flowers.

The punch leaves a white border around the umbrella, which in this instance showed up my flowers outside the lines – which didn’t look that good. To get around this, I punched the umbrella, aligning the bottom of the umbrella right along the line. Then I used a post-it-note to attach to the umbrella image, re-inserting it twice into the punch to get the two sides flush against the lines. You could fussy cut it but I think this gives a better finish.

The ribbon has been pleated using Tear n’ Tape and then secured with another piece on the back. I’m not a fan of sewing so glue is my friend and papercrafting was made for me. 

Stampin' Up! Umbrella card coloured with Stampin' Blends and decorated with lace

Global Design Project, #gdp234, Stampin' Up!, Under my Umbrella punch

My card has been inspired by the Sketch Challenge at Global Design Project.

All measurements for my card and products I have used can be found below. Click on any of the products to be taken direct to my Online Store. You can also email me at rochelle@stampingflair.com or call me on Ph: 0404 255 001 to place your order.  

All orders placed receive a thank you card from me and every $50 spent on product earns a Stamping Flair Loyalty point. Once you have 10 Loyalty Points you can select $40 worth of products from my Online Store.

I have an EXTRA SPECIAL OFFER during April where you can earn a free product. 

If your order exceeds $250, don’t use the Host Code as you will receive your own Stampin’ Rewards. You will still receive Loyalty Points and earn a free item from me. 

Sale-A-Bration offer

Measurements

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock – 21cm x 14.8cm (folded in half for card base)
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock – 9.9cm x 14.2cm
  • Whisper White Cardstock  – 4.9cm x 11.5cm (banner and 1.5cm for sentiment), scrap (umbrella)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock – scrap (umbrella handle, lace edge)
  • Copper Dotted Treat Bag – 3.9cm x 9.5cm

I hope you have enjoyed this card and I’d love to hear from you so leave me a comment or if you have a question, I’d be happy to answer that for you. 


Product List

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – It’s Your Birthday!

Hi,

Are you celebrating a birthday today? You’re in for a virtual treat in this blog hop because we’re all here to wish you a happy birthday. Whether it’s your birthday or not, thank you for stopping by my blog today. I’m blog hopping with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world to bring you some birthday cheer.

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop Header

I figured I needed to bring in some gold for my celebration and as I hadn’t used the patterned masks for a while, I decided this was the project it was going to make an appearance on. At $10 for 4 masks, this is great value as you can use them in a variety of ways.

I used Shimmery White cardstock to heat emboss on as I like the lovely shimmer on it and also the beautiful smooth finish which is lovely to brayer on. Laying the mask over the cardstock, I applied Versamark all over the panel ensuring it was completely covered and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. 

Using a sponge brayer, I applied Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green and Call me Clover inks to create the ombre effect over the entire panel. I used a kitchen towel to wipe back the excess ink which brings up the gold. The ribbon ribbon was attached under this panel using Tear n’ Tape. Then I mounted this with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the card base. 

How to create an ombre effect with a brayer and Stampin' Up! ink

I chose a Whisper White panel in the centre to soften all the green and gold. Embossing it with the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder added more texture and softness to the rich, gold background. The flowers are from the Botanical Prints Product Medley which is a fabulous product, containing everything you need to get creative. 

Currently you are visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair based in Australia. All products and measurements used on my card are listed below. I hope I have inspired you today and maybe you’ll give this technique a try.  

Click on the Next button to be taken to Rebecca-Jo Unwin’s blog and follow the hop to see all the birthday inspiration we have for you. 

Stampers showcase

If you live in Australia and haven’t got a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to assist you. 

Thank you for stopping by.


 

Join my mailing list

Be the first to know about new arrivals, sales, and special events.

 

 

LAST DAY FOR SALE-A-BRATION

Get a free product with every $90 spent in store. Order online, or contact me to place an order. All orders placed by 31st March receive a pack of Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels #151193

HOST CODE
KYM6HTQT

JOIN THE FUN

  • Pay $169 get $235 of product
  • Free shipping
  • Business supplies pack
  • Mini Paper Cutter
  • 6″x6″ DSP Sampler
  • Your choice of stamp set
  • 20% discount on all future orders

Join my Team, Stamping Flair

Measurements:

  • Basic Black Cardstockv- 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half)
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 9.9cm x 14.2cm, 6cm x 9.5cm ()rectangle), 6cm x 10cm (flowers), 5.5cm x 6cm (label)
  • Shimmery White Cardstock – 9.3cm x 13.6cm
  • Call me Clover Cardstock – 4cm x 7.5cm (rectangle)
  • Ribbon – 6cm (2 lengths)

 

Product List

Heat Tool

$50.00