Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop – Splish! Splash!

We are making waves today in the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop. In Melbourne we are in the middle of winter and far from splashing around weather. Perhaps this will make you think of warmer days!

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I’ve combined some old and new products for my card. I created the waves background using the scalloped border from the Scalloped Contours Dies. Starting at the top with the lightest blue and a blending brush, this fun background came about.

I stamped the whale in Versamark and heat embossed in White Embossing Powder. Then I opened up my brand new box of Soft Pastels. These are so much fun to work with. I can see myself using these a lot. I coloured the whale with Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy and then rubbed the colour back with a tissue. This also blended the colour nicely.

For some definition, I added some colour with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. For the finishing touch the whale was heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder for a nice shine.

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop, Splish Splash, June 2021, Whale Builder Punch, Scalloped Contour Dies, Soft Pastels

Next on our hop is my friend Angie McKenzie. Click the button to view her beautiful project.

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Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Libby Fens  ●  Karen Henderson

Annette Ball  ●  Tricia Butts  ● Shel Anderson

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Mo Rootes  ●  Deb Macdowell

 Alejandra Gomez  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Teri West

Danielle Kassing  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Jill Chapman  ●  Susan SimpsonTerry Hamilton  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith

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Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper – Part 5

Have you been trying out the various ideas for using your Designer Series Paper? I hope I have been able to inspire you to cut it up and get into it! The Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is on now and ends on 31st October. With 15 paper stacks to choose from covering birthdays, children, floral, masculine and Christmas themes, you will want to check out all the designs to make sure you stock up before the sale ends. Click on the image below to shop the sale.

Punch it Out!

Using punches on Designer Series Paper is yet another fun and effective way to create with it. Many of the Stampin’ Up! papers have images that can can be punched out with it’s coordinating punch. On the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper the whale can be easily punched out with the coordinating Whale Punch for a quick focal image.

I added some stamping and a scalloped border for a quick yet fun card. This scalloped border was made a while ago and I found it in my stash but I couldn’t remember which die I had used. I looked for about 10 minutes in my dies and the catalogue and could not work out which one it was. Then I realized that it was actually a piece of DSP that I had fussy cut a wave from and this was the leftover piece. So, I tricked myself to think it was a die cut!

Fun ways with Designer Series Paper, Punch it out, Fun Ways with DSP, Whale Builder Punch, Whale of a Time DSP, Stampin' Up!, SU, DSP sale

For my next card I chose the Plaid Tidings DSP for my base. The vases were simply punched from the In Good Taste DSP. I added some Artistry Blooms DSP flowers combined with Poinsettia Place DSP leaves.

A pop of colour with the Melon Mambo scalloped circle makes this a sweet card to send anyone ‘just because’.

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