Just Add Ink Colour Challenge #613

For today’s card I’ve been inspired by the Colour Challenge at Just Add Ink with a beautiful colour palette of Mint Macaron, Fresh Freesia and Starry Sky.

I went bold by blending Starry Sky on Basic White Cardstock for my matte layer. A wave and some dots were heat embossed in white to compliment the shell. I used my Stamparatus (our stamp positioning tool) to stamp the wave as I only wanted to stamp part of the image and it allowed me to re-stamp should I have needed to.

The shell was watercoloured with Fresh Freesia and Starry Sky. I inked up a Clear Block which acted as my palette. I find that this method gives me more control for watercolouring.

The leaves were coloured with Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends, providing a soft contrast against the bold background.

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Esad Blog Hop – Farewell to the 2020 Annual Catalogue

Hello and welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne. I’m glad you are here and if it’s your first time here, I hope you find lots of inspiration to keep you coming back.

Today,I’m blog hopping with my demonstrator friends from the ESAD Facebook Group. We are sharing projects which will be farewelling products from the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

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I’ve chosen the Seaside Notions stamp set and combined it with retiring and current product to create this beachy card. Every time there is a nautical or beachy stamp set, I always ‘need that’. So I’ve collected these stamp sets (a bit like collecting shells!).

The centre label was die cut with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies from one of the note cards in the Sweet Little Valentines Cards & More. This is one of the hidden gems in the current Mini Catalogue. The cards are printed on the front and back so you can stretch this out by cutting them in half to get more . You can see some other cards I made using this mini card pack here.

I stamped the sea horse and shells in Saddle Brown Stazon ink on Fluid 100 Watercolour paper. Then using Water Painters, they were coloured with Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral.

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For the background I used the Emboss Resist Technique, heat embossing some of the coral with White Embossing Powder. Then I lightly blended some Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral over this, rubbing back over the image with a tissue to show up the embossing.

The sentiment was stamped on the other half of the notecard in the pack.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed what I shared and are inspired to work with some (or all) of these products. Make sure you go around the hop as you will enjoy lots of beautiful creations. As you go around, please leave us a comment as we value your feedback.

Next on our hop is Narelle Sim. Click on the arrow below to view her lovely project.

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  1. Sue Vine
  2. Rochelle Laird- Smithyou are here
  3. Narelle Sim
  4. Nicole Wilson
  5. Narelle Fasulo
  6. Monique Fielder
  7. Lou Kitzelman
  8. Cathy Pinchbeck
  9. Sharni Haines
  10. Cheryl Algie
  11. Jackie Aitken
  12. Tracy Held
  13. Tanya Rees
  14. Denise Buetler
  15. Maree McIntosh
  16. Rochelle Blok
  17. Mandy Depiazzi

Many of these products are still available in the store however, as retiring products are only available while stocks last, you need to be quick to grab your favourites.

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