Thursday, January 10, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! CLIMBING ROSES BIRTHDAY CARD IN POPPY PARADE

I have used a different colouring medium/method on today's card.  My first two Climbing Roses cards included images stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then coloured using Stampin' Blends.  Today's card features roses stamped in StazOn Jet Black ink, then watercoloured using my Poppy Parade inkpad, and an aquapainter.  I learnt a new tip from Erica Cerwin, for picking up ink with which to watercolour.  If you gently press an acrylic stamp block into your ink pad, it will pick up loads of colour, and it can then be used as a palette.  I much preferred this, to squeezing the lid of my closed inkpad to have ink pool inside the lid.  It's super-easy to then clean the block with a baby wipe.  I was also inspired by Erica to use Poppy Parade!  It's not a colour I have used much in recent years, but the vibrant orangey-red is quite stunning.




Listed below are all the Stampin' Up! products I used to make this card.  If you would like to buy them for yourself, clicking on any of the thumbnail images below will take you directly to my online store.  I'd love for you to shop with me, if you live in Australia, and don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

I hope I have given you some fun ideas for using this lovely bundle of products.  The possibilities are endless, and I look forward to making some more cards in different colours again.


Product List
Stamparatus
[148187]
$85.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00
Faceted Dots
[146910]
$10.50

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! CLIIMBING ROSES BIRTHDAY CARD IN PURPLE AND SILVER

Although I don't normally gravitate towards purples in my crafting, I have been converted by the addition to Stampin' Up!'s range of our two new purples, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.  I'm loving some purple and green combinations, and, as shown in today's share, purple, white and silver go beautifully together.





I coloured the roses and leaves with my Stampin' Blends (alcohol markers).  It's a little hard to see in the photo, but the main Whisper White panel was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.  The sweet organdy ribbon is one of the Sale-A-Bration freebies that can be earned with a $90+ purchase.  There are actually 5 spools of different coloured ribbons in the combo pack!

Listed below are all the Stampin' Up! products I used to make this card.  If you'd like to buy them for yourself, clicking on any of the thumbnail images below will take you direct to my online store.  If you don't already have your own demonstrator, I would love for you to shop with me!

Tomorrow I will have another bold-coloured Climbing Roses creation to share with you.  I hope you'll come back, to get some inspiration for using these lovely products on your own projects.


Product List
Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00
Glue Dots
[103683]
$8.00

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! CLIMBING ROSES "SENDING LOVE" CARD IN PETAL PINK

I am in love with the Climbing Roses bundle of products, on page 9 of Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalogue.  This gorgeous stamp set, and co-ordinating thinlits dies, make it easy to make beautiful cards in lots of different colourways.  I have decided lately to focus on designs I like, and to recreate them in different colours.  If something really appeals, why try reinventing the wheel with every card?  Over the next few days, I have three cards to show you, all using the same stamps and dies but different colour combinations.

The first card I'd like to share features Petal Pink ... inkpad, Stampin' Blends (alcohol markers) and variegated ribbon.





How nice is the sentiment label?  I love the shape of it, and the "holey" border.  I inked up the smaller rose spray stamp from the set, in Petal Pink ink, then stamped it once onto scrap paper before straight away stamping the image onto the Whisper White label.  This gave a subtle background on which to stamp the sentiment (in Soft Suede ink).

Listed below are all the Stampin' Up! products I used to make this card.  If you would like to buy them for yourself, and you live in Australia, I would love for you to shop with me.  Clicking on any of the thumbnail images below will take you direct to my online store.

Please come by again tomorrow, to see a much brighter card made with these products.


Product List
Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00
Glue Dots
[103683]
$8.00