Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Power or Hope 2020 Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set

Today I'm sharing with you a sneak peek at the soon to be released Stampin' Up! "Power of Hope Stamp Set" and coordinating Stone 3D Embossing Folder.

The first card I created was a simple stamping card with a little colouring using the Light and Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends. For the branches and flowers I used the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set which coordinated beautifully. The sun image came from the Waterfront Stamp Set. The mat die-cut behind the sentiment came from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies - my new favourite set.

The 2nd card I got a little more creative and made a Japanese lantern by stamping on Whisper White with Smoky Slate and the Birch Stamp. Then I stamped the image and coloured with blends, die-cut with a circle die and embossed with the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder. The background was a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock randomly stamped with the tree from the set using Golden Glitz Delicata Ink. I finished it off with a strip of Basic Black that had been embossed with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder, a little Linen Thread and mounted on the card front.

For my last card I wanted to combine all three of the main images on the one card, and changed the main coordinating colour to Real Red. I stamped the images first then die-cut each with the Stitched Rectangle dies, and added a slightly larger mat piece in Real Red. The flowers and branch were die-cut from the Seasonal Layers dies in Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo. The background piece is Crumb Cake embossed with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder and a strip of Basic Black.

This is not a stamp set that I would normally reach for but I did enjoy being creative and trying something different.

Thanks for stopping by and here is the full product list.


Product List

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Tropical Oasis Card Holder & Cards PDF Tutorial


Hello and welcome back for another tutorial, this time featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite of products, soon to be released in the Stampin' Up! January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue.

To purchase the PDF Tutorial (Imperial measurements) which includes directions for the card holder and each card featured, the cost is AUD$15.00. Please click the "Buy Now" button to proceed to checkout and you will be directed to the PDF to download immediately:

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Sneak Peek - Timeless Tropical

Hello again,

Here is my second "sneak peek" from the Stampin' UP! January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue using the Timeless Tropical Bundle.

I didn't know what I was going to do so I started white embossing the hibiscus and frangipani flowers and played around with colours until I settled on Melon Mambo and Pineapple Punch. Then I stamped a few of the leaves from Timeless Tropical and Tropical Chic (these sets go beautifully together) in Granny Apple Green.

Next, while going through my endless stash of bits and pieces, I found some pieces of watercolour paper that I had used to test the Pigment Sprinkles (never throw anything away lol) and used the Granny Apple Green test piece to die-cut a few of leaves from both sets, and the Mango Melody for some of the tiny flowers.

I needed something to show off the gorgeous bright colours of the flowers so I stamped the palm trees in the background in Memento. Both pieces were then embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder and I layered all the flowers and leaves.

Here are some close-ups, followed by a product list:

Product List

Eden's Garden Cards in Neutrals

I have been working on another card collection - this time using the soon-to-be-released Eden's Garden Collection:     While I love the ...