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Birthday Blooms

The Birthday Blooms stamp set is, as you can see from my recent posts, a definite favourite of mine. Today I have five cards to share as well as a process video. This time I have used the Stampin’ Write markers to colour the images. My motivation in sharing these cards is to show how you can achieve a different look just by changing up the colouring medium and the colour.

Here’s the card…
For You
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Old Olive; Inkpad – Basic Black; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.
Here’s the video…

I also have a few other cards to share where I have used different colours and design orientation.

For You

This card is almost the same as the above however I’ve tried to make the flowers a softer pink. I haven’t applied as much of the Blushing Bride marker to the image.

For You
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Old Olive; Inkpad – Basic Black; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.

Happy Birthday

For this card, we have moved away from pinks straight to blues. Marina Mist is one of my favourite colours in the Stampin’ Up! range and I’ve been using it a lot recently. I’ve also used the Lots of Labels Framelits dies to make my sentiment stand out. I used two different sizes of the labels dies, however, I ran the larger die through the die cut machine twice as I didn’t want it to be as big as it is normally. I then trimmed off any excess. I also used the Marina Mist ink pad to colour my cardstock as I had run out of the Marina Mist cardstock.

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White; Inkpad – Basic Black, Marina Mist; Dies – Lots of Labels Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Rhinestones and Wink of Stella.

Happy Birthday

For this card, I decided to go for a really soft blue look. I used the Soft Sky Marker to colour the petals. I then added more of this colour to the areas where I needed it to be darker. In some places, I added two or three layers of colour. I also matted the stamped panel on Soft Sky cardstock.

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Soft Sky; Inkpad – Basic Black; Dies – Lots of Labels Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Soft Sky, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Rhinestones and Wink of Stella.

Happy Birthday

For the final card, all I did was change the orientation, so don’t forget that is always an option when you are creating.

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White; Inkpad – Basic Black, Marina Mist; Dies – Lots of Labels Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Rhinestones and Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by and viewing my cards and video today. I hope it has been informative. Now it is time for me to give the Birthday Blooms set a bit of a break and give some love to some of my other stamps. Don’t be surprised if it does pop up again soon though as I really do love it!

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount), I link to them both. At the end, I have also linked to other ‘staple’ items you might need to finish the project (such as adhesive and a paper trimmer).

 

More Birthday Blooms Inspiration

One of my favourite things about stamping is the amazing range of different designs and looks you can achieve using your stamps and inks, not to mention cardstock and designer paper. It is my current intention to really try and maximise my use of each stamp set I own and this is why you will see so many “similar but different” cards from me. I don’t want to use a stamp set once and put it away for it never to see the light of day again. Another reason you will see so many “similar but different” card designs is that I am fascinated with how the same card design can look so different depending on such things as our colour choice, the colouring medium used, as well as embellishments used.

After my post regarding using one inkpad and the Birthday Blooms stamp set, I was thinking about all the different ink colours in the Stampin’ Up! range and how I could have used any of them to have coloured my card. Of course…I then had to try some more. A couple of hours later, I had another four cards in this set. How fun would it be to make a set of cards in this style to give as a gift? Anyway, I really could have created many more cards but stopped after the four you will see below.

Berry Burst

For You (Berry Burst)
For You (Berry Burst)
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Berry Burst; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.

 

Calypso Coral
For You (Calypso Coral)
For You (Calypso Coral)
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Calypso Coral; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; and Wink of Stella.

 

Crushed Curry
For You (Crushed Curry)
For You (Crushed Curry)
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Crushed Curry; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.

 

Wild Wasabi
For You (Wild Wasabi)
For You (Wild Wasabi)
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Wild Wasabi; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed seeing some more cards in this series.

(Don’t forget about the current Bonus Days promotion throughout July as well as the *fantastic* opportunity for new Demonstrators).

Happy Stamping!

Supplies

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount), I link to them both. At the end, I have also linked to other ‘staple’ items you might need to finish the project (such as adhesive and a paper trimmer).


For You (Birthday Blooms)

Recently a very lovely newcomer to my blog messaged me about one of my favourite card designs where I had recreated the same basic card designs but had shown the very different looks you can achieve (part of my “Similar but Different” series). She asked where she might be able to see my creative process. At that stage, I didn’t have anything I could show. I was inspired to make some additional cards of the same design but to shake up the colours and colouring mediums used. Today, I am sharing a simple card where I have really only used a few supplies. I wanted to share how you don’t have to have a lot of supplies to create cards which “wow”. I’m also very excited to share a process video today. It was a lot of fun to produce and I hope to share more as time goes by.

Here’s the card…

For You
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Night of Navy; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; and Wink of Stella.

 

Here’s the video…

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I do hope you’ve enjoyed the video and seeing an insight into my creative process.

(Don’t forget about the current Bonus Days promotion throughout July as well as the *fantastic* opportunity for new Demonstrators).

Happy Stamping!

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Supplies Used:

 
Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount), I link to them both. At the end, I have also linked to other ‘staple’ items you might need to finish the project (such as adhesive and a paper trimmer).


Similar but Different (Birthday Blooms)

Hi Everyone, I hope you are ready to see a LOT of cards today. They are all ‘similar but different’. I make a lot of cards this way because I am always thinking about what the design might look like if I changed the colour, or the colouring medium, or the sentiment, or even the card orientation (portrait or landscape). I don’t always share all of my different combinations but I have decided to do so today as I want to show that even with one basic design there are countless ways we can change it up. I know I am guilty of using a stamp set once and then moving onto the next thing, but I think if we really stop and just PLAY with our stamps we can create any number of amazing card designs. I know I love when I see people returning to stamp sets again and again to share new designs and techniques.

The cards I am sharing today are all quite similar, as I have said, but I think you can see how I have only begun to scratch the surface when it comes to how you can use the stamp set Birthday Blooms. I *love* the Birthday Blooms stamp set. Colouring the main floral image brings me great joy. I find it relaxing to stamp up a bunch of images and then just play with colours and colouring mediums. I hope you find some inspiration from the following thirteen cards! WOW!

Here’s the first card…Just for You
Just For You
Just For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Watercolor Wings (139424); Cardstock – White, Black; Ink – Black, Whisper White Craft Ink; White Embossing Powder; Rhinestones and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

 

Just for You
Just For You
Just For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Watercolor Wings (139424); Cardstock – White, Black; Ink – Black, Whisper White Craft Ink; White Embossing Powder; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.
Thank You
Thank You
Thank You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Endless Thanks (138796); Cardstock – White; Ink – Black; Dies – Layering Circle Framelits; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.
For You
For You
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – White; Ink – Black; Dies – Layering Circle Framelits; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – White, Black; Ink – Black; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.
Just For You
Just For You
Just For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Watercolor Wings (139424); Cardstock – White, Black; Ink – Black, Whisper White Craft Ink; White Embossing Powder; Glossy Accents and Copic Markers.
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – White, Black; Ink – Black, Pink; Punch: Banner Triple Punch; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.
Thank You
Thank You
Thank You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Endless Thanks (138796); Cardstock – White; Ink Colours – Black, Smoky Slate; Silver Washi Tape (discontinued), Glossy Accents; White Gel Pen; Punch – Banner Triple Punch and Copic Markers.
Thank You
Thank You
Thank You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Endless Thanks (138796); Cardstock – White; Ink Colours – Black, Smoky Slate; Silver Washi Tape (discontinued), Glossy Accents; White Gel Pen; Punch – Banner Triple Punch and Copic Markers.
For You
For You
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – White; Ink – Black; Heart Punch; Wink of Stella – Clear; Glossy Accents and Copic Markers.
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – White, Black; Ink – Black; White Gel Pen; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.
Love
Love
Love
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Dies Sunshine Wishes Thinlets Dies (141489); Cardstock – White, Black; Vellum; Ink Colours – Black; Black Enamel Dots and Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.
Dear Friend
Dear Friend
Dear Friend
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – White, Black; Ink – Black, Smoky Slate; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.

I hope you enjoyed this picture-packed post. If you would like any specific details about any of the cards or perhaps even see a video, please let me know.

I hope this inspires you to pick up some stamps and see the different designs you can come up with just varying a few details.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

 

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Just For You (Birthday Blooms/Stampin’ Up!)

Hi Everyone, the Birthday Blooms stamp set is still one of my favourite in the current 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue. I have made a LOT of cards using this stamp set. I have posted some of my card designs in earlier posts but there are a lot more which are just variations of the same design. I’ve decided to share them all over the next few posts as I think they go a long way to showing how just a different sentiment stamp or a change in the colours used, creates variety. Don’t forget that we end up sending the cards to different people so it doesn’t matter how similar, or different, they are. Just do what you love!

So let’s get started.

Here’s the first card…
Just For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Watercolor Wings (139424); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Memento Black Ink, Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad; Wink of Stella: Clear; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.
Here’s the next card…
Thank You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Endless Thanks (138796), Diagonal Stripe (141917); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Memento Black Ink, Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad; Wink of Stella: Clear; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.
Here’s the final card…
Just For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Watercolor Wings (139424); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Memento Black Ink, Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad, Whisper White Craft Ink; White Embossing Powder; Wink of Stella: Clear; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.

I hope the above cards have encouraged you to dig out your favourite stamp set and play. Vary a few features such as the colour or sentiment and just see where you end up.

Don’t forget to check out the Retiring List today as it might be the last chance you get to grab one of your favourites in the current catalogue. Some items are selling out fast!

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More Cards using the You’ve Got This Stamp Set (2016/2017 Annual Catalogue)

Somebody stop me! I just cannot stop using the You’ve Got This stamp set from the 2016/2017 Annual Catalogue. Today’s cards are, once again, variations of the same theme but I hope you will enjoy seeing the different looks you can create. The cards are very simple to recreate and if you like colouring, you will love this stamp set! You might notice some of the cards are similar to cards I’ve previously posted. That’s okay! Don’t be afraid to try card designs you’ve previously tried but mix up the stamps you use, as well as the colours and embellishments. Okay, let’s get started!

Here’s the card…
You've Got This
You’ve Got This
Materials used: Stamps – You’ve Got This, Diagonal Stripe Background; Stampin’ Write Markers – Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede; Black inkpad; Cardstock – Whisper White, Black; Wink of Stella and Rhinestones.

By changing the sentiment and the colours used to finish the card, you have a “same, but different look”.

Here’s the card…
Good Things are Going to Happen
Good Things are Going to Happen
Materials used: Stamps – You’ve Got This, Diagonal Stripe Background; Stampin’ Write Markers – Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight; Black inkpad; Cardstock – Whisper White, Black; Wink of Stella and Rhinestones.

Let’s change things up slightly. This time, let’s highlight the flowers with Smoky Slate. You could use a softer shade of gray or even a blue shade to highlight the images. You could also soften the edges to have it fade away. I also decided not to centre the stamped panel just to be a little different.

Here’s the card…
I'm Here for You
I’m Here for You
Materials used: Stamps – You’ve Got This; Stampin’ Write Markers – Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate; Black inkpad; Cardstock – Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Black; and Rhinestones.

 

Next up is a super simple card! I’ve used one stamp pad to ink all the images, including the sentiment. Then I’ve used just one marker to colour all the flowers. By adding a little of the clear Wink of Stella to the image you give it a little shimmer to make it a bit more interesting. So simple! You can certainly add additional colours, shading, embellishments, etc, but don’t ever feel like you have to!

Here’s the card…
Wishing You A Very Happy Birthday
Wishing You A Very Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – You’ve Got This, Big on Birthdays; Stampin’ Write Markers – Melon Mambo; Classic Stampin’ Pad – Chocolate Chip; Cardstock – Whisper White, Melon Mambo; and Wink of Stella.

The next two cards are based on other favourite designs of mine and I will have many, many more cards like this to share soon. Once I get started colouring, I usually end up making lots of these cards.

First up, let’s change up the colour palette.

Here’s the card…
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Materials used: Stamps – You’ve Got This, Birthday Blooms; Stampin’ Write Markers – Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi, Smokey Slate; Black inkpad; Cardstock – Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder; and Rhinestones.

And last card for today, is one I have just finished. I LOVE it!

Here’s the card…
You've Got This
You’ve Got This
Materials used: Stamps – You’ve Got This; Stampin’ Write Markers – Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Smoky Slate; Classic Stampin’ Pad – Chocolate Chip; Craft Stampin’ Pad – Whisper White; Embossing Powder – White; Cardstock – Whisper White, Black; and Rhinestones.

I hope this inspires you to dig into your floral stamp images and colour away!

Don’t forget Sale-A-Bration is still on! With every A$90.00 purchase, you are entitled to a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. From February 23, 2017, Stampin’ Up! has released three additional items to choose from. So fun!

Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Stamping!

You’ve Got This cards (Annual catalogue 2016/2017)

Hi Everyone,

The “You’ve Got This” stamp set is one of my favourites in the 2016/2017 Annual catalogue. Surprisingly, the stamp which first attracted my attention in this set wasn’t the gorgeous floral image but the background stamp. I really love my card bases to have a little texture and I thought this stamp would be perfect to add this look. I still think it will be, however, I have yet to use it in this way because when I sat down to stamp I couldn’t help but start with the flower image. I have made quite a few cards using this image. I just love it! I’m going to share five (similar but different) cards today which I think would make a sweet gift if you combine them with some lovely envelopes. To complete the look tie some twine around the cards or package them in a nice box. I’ve also used sentiments from the Birthday Blooms set (which just happens to have another floral image which I love!).

So how did I end up with so many cards? Quite simply, I was playing around with different colouring mediums. I started with Copic Markers before moving onto the Stampin’ Write Markers and ended with the new (and wonderful!) Watercolour Pencils. If you like to colour then I am sure you will love this stamp set and then cards which follow.

Here’s the first card…

 

Dear Friend
Materials used: Stamps – You’ve Got This, Birthday Blooms; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella and Rhinestones.

For the second card, I decided to use the Stampin’ Write markers with a paint brush to colour the image. I picked out Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Melon Mambo for the petals, Daffodil Delight for the stamen and Wild Wasabi for the leaves and stem. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, I mixed up my shades of pinks a little so it appears as though I’ve only used two colours. Despite this, I think it is a pretty card. I then watered down some of the pink inks and splattered it onto the card. Just another way to add a little interest to the background.

Here’s the card…
For You
Materials used: Stamps – You’ve Got This, Birthday Blooms; Stampin’ Write Markers; Wink of Stella and Rhinestones.

Of course, now I needed to try the new Watercolour Pencils from Stampin’ Up! They were introduced in the Occasions catalogue and they are amazing! They are very heavily pigmented and they blend out beautifully. I think you’ll love creating with them. I used Wink of Stella over the images and this will move the pencils so be careful when applying it. And for something fun, you CAN use the Wink of Stella instead of water to paint the images.

Here’s the card…
For You
Materials used: Stamps – You’ve Got This, Birthday Blooms; Watercolour Pencils; Wink of Stella and Rhinestones.

 

The next card was also painted with the Watercolour Pencils and I love how bright and vibrant it is. I used Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo for the flower petals – aren’t they gorgeous? I decided to try a simple look for this one – no splattering and no Wink of Stella. I think it is so lovely.

Here’s the card…
For You
Materials used: Stamps – You’ve Got This, Birthday Blooms; Watercolour Pencils; and Rhinestones.

And my last card for today is a “stepped up” version of the previous card. This time I have added Wink of Stella and I have also splattered some of the Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo over the background. I hadn’t diluted the water as much as I thought I had so it is quite vibrant but I think it really works. Do you agree?

Here’s the card…

 

For You
Materials used: Stamps – You’ve Got This, Birthday Blooms; Watercolour Pencils; Wink of Stella and Rhinestones.

And there you have it, five quick and simple cards. Just a tip – I used Whisper White cardstock for the panels. This is NOT a watercolour paper. You can, however, paint on it very successfully if you ensure you don’t overwork the area or apply too much water.

I hope you enjoyed seeing another “Similar, but Different” group of cards using the You’ve Got This stamp set.

Happy Stamping!