Monthly Team Blog Hop April 2020 – Timeless Tulips

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Blog Hop! As you follow the hop I hope you find lots of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world taking part in a training program helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® Business and reach some of our goals. Thank you, we really appreciate your support.

Timeless Tulips

Today’s card was created using  Stampin’ Up! ®  Timeless Tulips stamps and Faux Water Colour Technique.

How to achieve a Faux Water Colour look.

  • Ink up the Tulip image with Mango Melody ink and sponge Poppy Parade Ink around bottom edges and up one side.
  • Stamp image onto Shimmery White cardstock
  • With Aqua Painter lightly go over the stamped image with a slightly wet brush to blend colours.

Products & Measurements used…

How did I make this card…

  • Stamp the smaller tulips directly onto the card front along with stems and leaves following the above directions.
  • The two larger tulips and two leaves were stamped onto a scrap of Shimmery White cardstock and punched out using the coordinating punch.
  • Add a splatter Mango Melody and Poppy Parade ink onto the card front using watered down ink and Aqua Painter.
  • By using Stamparatus I was able to positioned the sentiment and stamped it in Poppy Parade.
  • Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon was wrapped around card front twice and adhered to the back with snail.
  • Then attach the card front to card base with dimensionals
  • Adhere the large tulips and leaves to card front also with dimensionals.
  • I then tied a double bow using a bow maker in the Whisper white Seam Binding and attach with a glue dot.
     It’s a simple card to make and I hope you give it a try and make one for yourself.


    Thank you for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today.So you don’t miss out on anyone’s page you are currently on my page – Michele Jutrisa. The next page to visit is listed below my name on the list below. (If I am the last on the list then, jump up the top and continue from there)  Enjoy the hop!


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    Sailing Home…

    I have had so much fun with the ‘Come Sail Away’ Suite by Stampin’ Up! These cards I played with water colour back grounds. I made about 6 water colour pieces trying to get two that I liked.

    Both of these backgrounds were done with lots of water and re-inkers.

    The card above I used Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana Re-inkers.

    The colours used on this card were Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana with Rock Salt sprinkled over the top. The salt adsorbs the ink and this has left the pink spots.

    How did I do the water colour…

    • I do most of my colouring were there is a lot of water used in a foil baking tray lined with paper towel.
    • Cut water colour paper to the size required 9.7cm x 13.7cm
    • spray water all over water colour paper.
    • Add a few drops of lightest re-inker first and the only a couple of the darker re-inker.
    • Spray again with water and move the ink around by turning water colour paper around.
    • I found I had to move quickly because as soon as I added the ink to paper it wanted to adsorb and that left the darker spots.
    • Allow to dry.

    I used Blends to colour the lighthouse, anchor, and compass. In colours Pool Party Combo, Bermuda Bay Combo, Daffodil Delight Light, Smoky Slate Light and Sahara Sans Combo.

    Thank You for reading my Blog. If you have any questions about the products used or would like to ‘Join my Team’ then please contact me.
    All available products will be listed below and link to my On-Line Store. Other products used will be available from 4th June 2019.

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    Autumn Leaves

    Autumn in Moss Vale, one of the beautiful towns in the Southern Highlands of NSW and where I live. The Southern Highlands is know for the beautiful gardens in Spring and the stunning colours of Autumn.

    My card was inspired by those beautiful leaves that as soon as the cool winds touch them, they turn into golds, reds and rusts.

    Colourful Seasons stamps and coordinating Seasonal Layers dies by Stampin’ Up! was the perfect match of this card.

    What I used…

    • A mix of Brusho colours on wet watercolour paper – Moss Green, Prussian Blue and Brilliant Red, mixed together gives an array of beautiful Autumn tones.
    • Once completely dry use the skeleton leaf die to cut the leaves.
    • Add some copper highlights with Copper Embossing Powder by wiping VersaMark in couple of places on the leaf. Use the corner of the pad so you don’t get it all over the leaf.
    • Card Front- add a wash of Yellow Brusho on the watercolour paper and let dry.
    • The sentiment and a single leaf stamped in Cherry Cobbler using the Stampartus to make sure you get a nice clean image.
    • The card front was then adhered to a Cherry Cobbler mat and a Tranquil Tide card base.
    • Glue Dots adhere the leaves to the card front so they look like they have just fallen from those trees in the main street of Moss Vale.
    • Inside the card is a Very Vanilla Panel stamped with the leaf image down the right hand side.

    If you LOVE this card then please VOTE for me on Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up! Blog Highlights.

    To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below…you get to vote for 5 of your favorite cards – just make sure one of them is mine (LOL!)

    All the products used will be listed below and linked back to my On-Line Store. If you have any questions about my card or the products used please contact me.

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    Top Ten Winners Blog Hop

    WOW……! What a Privilege!

    Thanks everyone who voted for me. What a privileged it is, to be a part of ‘Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop’ with all the other great winners.

    The theme for this hop is – Encouragement.

    ‘Wonderful Romance’

    Wonderful Romance stamp set is part of the Floral Romance Suite on pages 10 & 11 of Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue. Wonderful Romance Bundle 150592 also includes the Wonderful Floral Framlits Dies.

    I love the sentiments used in this stamp set, as they are romantic but still encouraging. “ You are the Best Thing I never knew I needed “.

    It is so encouraging to be told “your the best and I need you”

    This floral image is beautiful and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to colour it with the Stampin’ Up! watercolour pencils and Blender Pen.

    How to…….

    I stamped the image onto Shimmery White cardstock with Memento Ink. Then after colouring cut using the framlits from the bundle…No fussy cutting here!

    Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride cardstock was used for the card base and mat. The sentiment was stamped in Rich Razzleberry onto a piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock then cut using the coordinating tag framelit

    Adding a few elements from the coordinating paper – Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper 148586 and Floral Romance Seals 148789, along with the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon finishes this card.

    Thank you for visiting, I hope you have enjoyed my Blog post today. Below is the list of the others taking part in this Blog Hop. Click on the link to see each one and remember…. leave a comment so we know you visited.

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    Dear Doily

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!

    For the first time I am participating in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights and you get to VOTE for your favorite projects. The top ten winners will get to be part of an International Blog Hop….. so please VOTE for my project.

    You can do that here by using this Link…..

    The theme for the month of February is – Encouragement

    For this card I used the Dear Doily Bundle 150616 from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue. The Dear Doily Stamps are one of the New Cling Stamps which ‘CLING’ to your acrylic block and they really do stick….. Make sure you check out the video on YouTube by Stampin’ Up! on the use and care of the ‘Cling’ stamps.

    TIP: put a small piece of Washi Tape on one edge/ corner of the stamp to help peal it off the block or out of the case.

    I have made a short video showing how I made this card….From a simple way of doing the watercolour wash on the card front, using 3 Re-Inkers and Glad-wrap – So Saffron, Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo. The use of the Stamparatus for the stamping.of the sentiments and the flowers. The large Doily Builder Thinlit used without the out side edge to make a window in card front.

    Video Link…..

    Thanks for visiting my blog today…..

    Remember, Please vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an International Blog Hop. Click on the Button Below.

    All products used are listed below and are Linked to my On-Line Store. If you have any question please contact me.

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    No Line Water-Colouring

    No Line Water-Colouring with Stampin’ Up!

    Who has given this a go?

    This is such a fun technique and one I have really enjoyed. Here is a card I recently made using ‘No Line Water-colouring’.

    You should give it a go, its not as hard as it looks…see the video below.





    Watercolour Flowers using Blended Seasons

    Watercolour Flowers using Blended Seasons from Stampin’ Up!

    I have played with watercolouring but never been overly happy with what I have done. But the simplicity of the Blended Season stamps (Colour Your Season) makes it so easy and after watching a Youtube video decided to give it ago again.This time I took my time not rushing for that instant finish, but doing it section by section and letting it dry before moving onto the next section. I think this is the key – taking your time, letting the water move the colour and allowing the work dry or settle.

    I started with a piece of Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Paper and clear embossed the flower image from the stamp set. The embossing acts like a pool wall allowing the water to fill the area and as long as I didn’t over fill then it didn’t flood. I worked on one petal at a time and with my Aqua Painter covered the petal with clean water. Then picking up a small amount of ink from the ink pad lid I touched the petal at its base and let the water carry the colour around the petal. Cleaning my brush and adding extra water were needed but also keeping some areas white. Just going back and forth adding a little colour at a time on that one petal until I achieved the shading and depth of colour I wanted.

    When I moved onto the next petal I missed one and did the next, so then the petal I was working on wasn’t next to one I had just finished. This allows the petal to dry and not getting one petal bleeding into another.

    I did the same with the leaves by not working on two leaves next to each other and just going back adding small amounts of colour where needed.

    At this point I let it dry before moving on.

    I decided I needed to add some shading around the flowers and leaves, so again just working in small sections but this time blending all the sections together. Starting with a watered down ink just worked my way around the area, blending the edges out to nothing so as not to get any harsh lines. Then going back and slowly adding more colour where needed.

    The ink pad colours I used where Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Gray Granite….

    Only three colours, but the way the water pulls the colour out giving all theses different shades and just going back slowly adding more colour. As the paper drys you have stronger colour in those areas that there wasn’t as much water.

     I am so pleased with the way this has turned out and wanted to leave the flowers for all their glory and not cover with a large sentiment. So I found a “Happy Birthday” stamp from the Very Vintage Hostess Rewards Stamp set and embossed it in white embossing powder onto Basic Black cardstock. The water colour paper I doubled matted in in Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot and attached to a Mossy Meadow Card base.

    I’m looking forward to trying this again but maybe without the embossing and giving the “No- line or very light line” watercolouring ago…so stay tuned!

    Colour Your Season” is only available to purchase for another 2 Days….so make sure you get yours now or it will be gone -FOREVER!

    The watercolour Pencils are NOT part of the bundle..


    Thank You for reading my Blog, if you have any questions then please contact me. Below I will have all the products used listed and linked back to my On-Line Shop at

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    The count down is on!

    The count down is on….the NEW Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue will be available on the 1st June in 3 days time.

    Order your copy today by contacting me! (Australia Only)

    A sneak peek to a New stamp set…

    ‘Enjoy Life’ is a fun photopolymer stamp set with lots of silhouette images and some great sentiments. This makes a good stamp set to use on projects for male or female, young or old.

    On this card I created a ‘Brusho’ background on watercolour paper.

    Using the Stamparatus I was able to stamp the images on the background, going back and re-stamping until the image and sentiment was fully covered.

    This is a simple card to create and I am sure you will enjoy using the ‘Enjoy Life’ stamps as much as I do.

    Petal Passion Suite by Stampin’ Up!

     Stampin’ Up! have excelled themselves with the Petal Passion Suite, all the products blend together beautifully.

    The card I have made today shows three products from the Petal Passion Suite.

    Petal Palette Stamp Set 145785

    Petals & More Thinlits Dies 145655

    Or purchase together as a bundle and save 10%..

    Petal Palette Bundle 145974 (c) 145973 (w)

    Petal Passion Designer Series Paper 145589

    This card is similar to the one made the other day but with added elements from the petal Passion Suite.

    The Petal Palette Stamp Set 145788 (c) 145785 (w) is made up of 15 rubber stamps. Seven being the beautiful imagery of plants, a bird and texture stamp, along with eight great sentiments.

    The Petals & More Thinlits Dies 145655 is made up of 10 dies, 4 of which match and cut the stamped images. There is a banner Die to use with some of the sentiments and 5 dies which compliment the stamps. You can purchase the stamps and dies individually or as a bundle and save 10%. I would suggest purchasing the bundle because they are so beautiful together and I think you would regret one with out the other.

    The Petal Passion designer Series Paper 14589 consists of 12 sheets (2 of each), handpainted watercolour designs in shades of black and white.

    How to make this card..

    Products used..

    Petal Palette Bundle 145974

    Rose Wonder Stamp Set 140697

    Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (DSP) 145589 – cut at 12 x 8.2 cm

    Whisper White Note card and Envelope 131527

    So Saffron Cardstock 108611 – scrap approx 6 x 6 cm

    Whisper White Cardstock – cut at 11.6 x 7.8 mm 106549

    Vellum Cardstock 106584 – cut at 12 x 3 cm

    Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad 140931

    Watercolour Pencils 141709 – Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Whisper White

    Blender Pen 102845

    *Note- the basics of this card is the same of similar to what I did on the last card (With Sympathy)

    • Stamp floral image onto Left-hand side of Whisper White Cardstock in Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad. We will be using the left over Whisper White Cardstock on the card so be careful to where you stamp the image.
    • Using the Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzelberry watercolour pencil colour in the flowers with the Rich Razzelberry around the edges. Blend with the Blender Pen, blending the two colours together and to get a water colour effect.
    • The leaves are coloured using a single colour Old Olive, place the colour at the base of the leaf and with the Blender Pen blend the colour out to the tips.
    • Stamp the bird image onto a scrap of So Saffron cardstock and colour using the Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Whisper White for highlights. Blend these together with the blender pen.
    • With the Thinlits cut out the flowers, making sure you take care with the Whisper White Cardstock. Also cut the bird image with the matching die.
    • Cut the lattice die in the vellum.
    • With the large branch/leaf stamp stamp image on the Whisper White cardstock
    • Attach the Whisper White to the DSP mat and attach to the card front.
    • Place snail on the back of the lattice and adhere to card front. Most of the snail is hidden under the flowers.
    • Place dimensionals on the back of flower element and offset (to show DSP coming through)
    • With snail adhere the bird sitting onto a branch.

    Thank you for reading my Blog I hope you have enjoyed looking at my card. If you have any questions about the products I have used, please contact me.



    Global Design Project 100 | CASE the Designer Celebration


    Can you believe it Global Design Project is up to their 100 Challenge…

    Here’s a link to Global Design Project so you can have a look at some of the work by the design team.


    And this week we get to choose a card we want to CASE from one of the designers…..

    This is such an exciting week…now who am I going to CASE….

    I think I will CASE…Jessica Williams


    I love Jess’s work so this will be fun.


    I have Cased the simplicity of the layout, but I have used different colours and elements.

    How to…….

    I chose two of the new Stampin’ Up! In-Colours collection…Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. Love these two colours together, so vibrant and full of life.

     These two colours have been used as a waterwash on Shimmery White Cardstock. Letting each colour dry a little before adding the next colour, letting them blend together but not so much that they become muddy.

    When that has dried I added some splatter’s in both colours Then let this dry completely or hit with a heat gun.

    I stamped one of the swirl images from Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird and emboss with Copper Embossing Powder.

    The Mat for the card front is not the full length of card and allows a hint of colour to peak around the two sides.

    Matallic Thread in Copper was wrapped around the card front and tied in a bow.

    The mat was mounted onto a Soft Suede card base with dimensionals.

    Leaf and flower elements were cut from Vellum from the Stampin’ Up! Flourish Thinlits and glue under the bow.

    A very simple banner with Happy Birthday from Stampin’ Up! stamp set “That’s the Tag” (now discontinued) stamped in the Berry Burst and attached with dimensionals.

    Hope you have enjoyed my take on Jessica’s card.

    If you have any questions please contact me. Below I have added a link to all the products I have used, click on the image and it will take you to my store.

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