Calming Camellia Card Set

Yesterday I shared a single card that I made with the gorgeous Calming Camellia Sale-a-Bration Host set in this post, and today I just wanted to show you the entire set of 5 cards I have made using the same technique, and a little more information.
I’ve often wondered why we don’t decorate the back of our cards, after all, it is part of the card and just as visible to the recipient as the front.
I am also of the opinion that we are now, more than ever, going to be needing to send people letters – as in, real “snail mail” hand-written type letters, sharing our news and our lives. We need the connection it creates.
And so this set of cards is all about those two things. There is no stamping or decoration on the inside of the card, leaving the entire space available for writing a letter.
And the back of the card is decorated.
Here is the card base, Crumb Cake cardstock stamped with Crumb Cake ink:

And then the full card with the front decorated:

And the full set of five cards:

The colours I have used in conjunction with Crumb Cake are from left to right:
Blackberry Bliss, Evening Evergreen, Merry Merlot, Soft Suede and Not Quite Navy. The colours in the photo don’t quite do the depth of colour in the cards justice.
My favourites are the Blackberry Bliss and Evening Evergreen. How about you?

So to achieve this look, I have stamped the gorgeous flower image in the one of the colours mentioned above, and then using the White Craft ink and a Blender Pen, coloured the petals of the flower. The white craft ink over the stamped image changes the shade of the original image, making it a lot lighter, and making it look as though there is a lot more colouring than just adding white over the top.
I have then added some green to the leaves and some Soft Suede to the stem, also using ink and Blender Pen.

I loved making this set of cards, I may just make a couple of sets to give as gifts to family.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Product List
Blender Pens
[102845]
$21.00

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January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Stampin’ Up! Calming Camellia

My card today features the beautiful Sale-a-Bration Host Stamp set, Calming Camellia, which I have stamped onto Crumb Cake cardstock with Night if Navy ink. Then using a Blender Pen I have coloured it with White ink on the petals, Old Olive on the leaves and Soft Suede on the stem.

I plan to make a set of these and some tags as well. They will make a beautiful gift.

I hope you are having a crafty Sunday!

Happy Stamping!

Chris

Product List
Blender Pens
[102845]
$21.00

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Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters in Party Hats!

The Awesome Otters Sale-a-Bration set is just so cute that I had to make another card with it today, this time combined with some of the gorgeous Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper from the new Mini catalogue.

They look like they are having a lot of fun!
The hats have been stamped separately in Basic Gray and then coloured very quickly using a Blender Pen with Just Jade and Pumpkin Pie ink, and then fussy cut with scissors and adhered with dimensionals. There is some Wink of Stellar on the pompoms.
And don’t forget to decorate the inside as well…..

I hope they give you something to smile about today!
Happy stamping
Chris

Product List
Blender Pens
[102845]
$21.00

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters and Gentle Waves Card

Awesome Otters stamp set is one of the great stamp sets available in the Sale-a-Bration brochure for Jan-Feb 2022, and I have combined it with the Gentle Waves background stamp from the Jan – June Mini Catalogue.

The otter has been stamped separately and then fussy cut, and have then added a little shading with ink and a Blender Pen. And the birds come from the Let’s Set Sail stamp set, also from the current Mini Catalogue.
The colours I have used are Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight.
I made an Idea Pin for this card which you can watch here: https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/265923552988586352/

Did you know you can earn the Awesome Otters stamp set just by spending $90 from the Annual catalogue and/or new Mini Catalogue through my online store? (Australian orders only please) I think that’s a great deal, and since there are so many gorgeous new goodies in the new Mini, it’s not difficult to spend $90!

Happy stamping!
Chris

Product List
Blender Pens
[102845]
$21.00

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Stampin’ Up! Butterflies and Flowers Layering Decorative Masks – Quick and Easy Card

My Happy Rainbow Card!
We have had some very hot summer days here in my part of Australia, but storms came over last night and today is heavy, humid and very dreary. At least it’s not cold though. And I woke this morning wanting to create something bright and colourful but since I have a lot happening today, it needed to also be quick to make.
So here it is, my Happy Rainbow Card.

My card features the new (available tomorrow!!) Butterflies and Flowers Layering Decorative Masks (that’s a bit of a mouthful) which are sensational and I absolutely love and am enjoying using in heaps of ways.
I seem to be saying that about a lot of things from the new catalogue!
For this card, I have simply placed the daisy mask over a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock (you could use standard white but I find the thick is easier to manage for this), worked out my colour order, grabbed my blending brushes and blended the inks from bottom left to top.
5 minutes from start to finish is not an exaggeration, and it’s so pretty and cheerful.
The colours are inspired by the new Sale-a-Bration FREE Designer Series Paper (which I don’t have yet) called Sunshine and Rainbows – Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.

I will be doing a Facebook Live on Wed morning – 5th January at 10.30am (EADT Sydney Time) and using these masks to create a card, so please join me. Make sure to Like my page while you are there so that you get notifications of my posts and events.

The Masks will be available from my online store from midnight tonight!
With shipping delays around the world, there are some products that are not going to be available immediately. This is changing daily as items come in, however can I please ask that you understand this is out of my control and also out of the control of Stampin’ Up!, this is a global issue which is effecting the movement of products of all sorts, so there is absolutely nothing we can do to change the situation, other than to enjoy the things we can get, eg these gorgeous masks!

Happy stamping!
Chris

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January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Handmade Notebooks

I made these Notebooks from scratch as gifts for my wonderful customers who have supported me throughout the year.
Each book has Designer Series Paper on the outside and inside of the cover, with stamped pages which can be replaced when the old ones have all been used up.

The papers on the notebook above is the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper, and the one below uses the Host Rewards DSP called Pattern Party.

Both of these Notebooks feature the Friendly Hello stamp set (available 4th January through my online store as a free Sale-a-Bration reward for orders of $180 or more) and the Scalloped Contours Dies.
I hope your Christmas was extra special and that you are having some time to relax and recover today.
Happy stamping!
Chris