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.

Cheers
Gail
xx

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:



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Blended Pansy Petals Cards

Hello again stampin' friends, I've been in such a slump lately but with the new pre-release products from the Stampin' Up! 2021-...