Saturday 30 July 2022

Hippest Hippos Summer Beach birthday card

Handmade beach themed hippos birthday card made with Stampin Up Saleabration Hippest Hippos and Hippos dies, Rays of Light stamp, Palms dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - Saleabration 2022 - annual catalogue 2022-2023 - stampinupcards - colourmehappy

Hello & welcome! Today I have another Sale-a-bration Hippest Hippos stamps & Hippos dies idea to share with you - a fun beach themed birthday card. The Hippos dies includes so many fun accessories to create lots of different different scenes for your hippos.

This card was part of the Summer in Winter class I ran earlier in July. It's the middle of a very wet Winter here in Sydney, Australia so I was craving sun and warmth, and what's more summery than the beach. I wanted to show how to build scenes, mixing quite a few products & techniques to create it.

Friday 22 July 2022

JAI 613 colour challenge - dancing hippo birthday card

Handmade hippo birthday card using Stampin Up Hippest Hippos stamps, Hippos dies, Stylish shapes and Basic Borders dies, Butterfly Kisses paper, in 22-24 in color paper. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - saleabration 2022 - stampinupcards - cardmaking

Hello & welcome! Today I'm sharing my card for Just Add Ink challenge no 613 - a colour challenge using Mint Macaron, Fresh Freesia, and Starry Sky.

I've made a card featuring the sweetest little dancing hippo in the Hippest Hippos free Sale-a-bration stamp set. I thought she'd look very pretty in the challenge colours and I'm so loving colouring theme hippos, so any opportunity to use them works for me.

Friday 8 July 2022

JAI 611 sketch challenge - Sending thanks card

Handmade thank you card using Stampin Up Sending Smiles stamp set and dies bundle, Amazing Year stamp set, Hues of Happiness paper and Stampin Blends markers. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupcards

Hello & welcome! Today's project share is for this week's Just Add Ink challenge - a sketch challenge suggested by me. Its simplicity gives so many possibilities.

I used elements already on my desk from other creating, including the fabulous Hues of Happiness paper, Sending Smiles stamps and dies bundle and Amazing Year stamp set (both of which I used for last weekend's class too - projects coming soon). Here's how it turned out.

Friday 1 July 2022

JAI 610 inspiration challenge - black and white blended floral birthday

Hello & welcome! I'm here to share my team project for this week's Just Add Ink 610 inspiration challenge. The challenge image is interesting and different on many levels - fun, multiple monochromatic photos, bold pops of colour and a grid layout. These all gave so many options to create my card.

For once I was quite decisive, choosing to focus on the black, white, pops of colour, and grid layout. I substituted balloons on strings for colourful stemmed flowers. The Perfectly Penciled paper pack, Sending Smiles stamp and die bundle and Stampin' Blends markers came together to create the final look.