Thursday 30 September 2021

JAI 574 Choose Two - Sunburst Silhouette

Handmade any occasion sunburst-starburst technique card using Stampin Up Inspired Thoughts stamps & bundle, Meadow dies and Tailor Made Tags dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2021 annual catalogue - patterned paper techniques

Hello & welcome to another share. Today I have my Just Add Ink challenge Design Team project. Nikki gave us a Choose Two challenge to include sunshine, a silhouette, or stars. I chose silhouette and sunshine - using a sunburst design.

This challenge stumped me at first but once I thought about using a sunburst design (which can also be called a starburst - weird!) it came together quickly. I mixed and matched a sentiment from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set (& bundle) and dies from the Meadow dies set (& Quiet Meadow bundle) and Tailor Made Tags set. Here's the finished card.

Friday 24 September 2021

Hello card - Pierced Blooms & Greenery

Quick and easy handmade hello card using Stampin Up Pierced Blooms, Stiched Greenery dies, & Biggest Wish stamp set. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - 2021-22 Annual Catalogue - colourmehappy -sydneystamper

Hello & welcome to another project share.

Today I have the last card (for now) using my Pierced Blooms dies, Stitched Greenery die & Biggest Wish stamp set. This is a quick and easy design you could make a bunch of to send some lockdown love.

I've added a watercolour twist to add some depth and but it looks just as good without, thanks to the fabulous dies.

Here's the finished card.

Friday 17 September 2021

JAI 572 inspiration challenge - Gingerbread Christmas

Hello & welcome. Today I have a fun Christmas card in non traditional colours to share with you. This is my Design Team project for this week's Just Add Ink challenge, which is to create a project inspired by the beautiful image above.
Of course my first instinct was to bring out the Pierced Blooms florals again to replicate the pretty florals in the image. However, the colours reminded me of the papers in the Whimsy & Wonder pack so I went Christmassy instead, substituting star shaped cookies rom the Frosted Gingerbread bundle for the flowers. Here's the finished card.

Monday 13 September 2021

More Pierced Blooms - Inlaid embossing technique tutorial

Handmade thankyou card using Stampin Up Pierced Blooms dies, Biggest Wish stamps and Tasteful Textile embossing folder - inlaid embossing technique - card by Di Barnes Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2021 stampin up catalogue
Hello & welcome to today's project share.

If you've been following along with me lately, you'll know that I'm a huge fan of the Pierced Blooms die set. I hope you are too as I have another card to share with you.

I actually made this one back in July as part of a technique spotlight share on the South Pacific Direct to Stampin' Up! group. I chose to revisit a past fave technique - inlaid embossing - using two current faves - Pierced Blooms dies and Biggest Wish.

Friday 3 September 2021

JAI 570 colour challenge - Pierced Blooms thanks

Handmade thank you card using Stampin Up Pierced Blooms, Tailor Made Tags, & Stitched Greenery dies. Card by Di Barnes, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper -2021 stampin up catalogue

Hello & welcome. Today I have a happy little thank you card to share with you for Just Add Ink challenge 570 Design Team.

This week is a colour challenge suggested by me, including two of my favourite Stampin' Up! and real life colours - Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana plus white. I've again used my beloved Stitched Greenery die and Pierced Blooms dies.

Take a look at the finished card.