Hello and welcome. Today I have a new Just Add Ink team project to share with you. This week we have an unusual colour challenge where you can choose to use 3 or 6 of the chosen colours. I must say this was a puzzling combo for me to start with, but I ...
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"colour me happy" - 5 new articles

  1. JAI 709 colour challenge - Country Birdhouse
  2. Stampin' Blends Markers Colour Chart - 2024-2025 Update
  3. JAI 708 choose Two challenge - Enduring Beauty split image
  4. JAI 707 sketch challenge - Sea Turtle Spotlight
  5. JAI 705 Just add a fancy edge - Layers of Beauty celebration
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JAI 709 colour challenge - Country Birdhouse

Handmade card using Stampin Up Country Birdhouse stamp and die bundle, and coloured with Stampin' Blends markers. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - stampinupideas - stamping - cardmakingHandmade card using Stampin Up Country Birdhouse stamp and die bundle, and coloured with Stampin' Blends markers. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - stampinupideas - stamping - cardmaking

Hello and welcome. Today I have a new Just Add Ink team project to share with you. This week we have an unusual colour challenge where you can choose to use 3 or 6 of the chosen colours.
I must say this was a puzzling combo for me to start with, but I was drawn to the blues/aquas *no surprise there* and the yellow, and thought they'd work well with the Country Birdhouse stamps and die bundle and my Stampin' Blends markers. In the end I snuck in little bits of the other colours too. Here's how my card turned out.

Handmade card using Stampin Up Country Birdhouse stamp and die bundle, and coloured with Stampin' Blends markers. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - stampinupideas - stamping - cardmaking

The card is mostly white cardstock except for the Azure Afternoon mat and a scrap of Misty Moonlight inside the circle, with all the colour coming from my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I love that they can make your die cuts or embellishments whatever colour you want. And it makes die cutting a whole lot quicker.

I probably wouldn't have coloured the birdie purple & yellow except for the challenge, but you could colour it any way you'd like. I still think it looks pretty sweet.

Handmade card using Stampin Up Country Birdhouse stamp and die bundle, and coloured with Stampin' Blends markers. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - stampinupideas - stamping - cardmaking

Details
  • The white base has Azure Afternoon ink applied with a blending brush - it creates a soft, subtle background and grounds the birdhouse.
  • All stamping is Night of Navy
  • Birdhouse marker colours are:
    Daffodil Delight light and dark - walls, post, bird and flower centres.
    Night of Navy light & dark - roof and base
    Azure Afternoon - roof scallops & perch
    Highland Heather light & dark - bird
  • Wink of Stella on the birdie and flowers

 Handmade card using Stampin Up Country Birdhouse stamp and die bundle, and coloured with Stampin' Blends markers. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - stampinupideas - stamping - cardmaking

Inside I've stamped & cut out another outline (minus the circles so I can write in it), and coloured it with Azure Afternoon. The hanger is a coloured die cut. I like how you can use the stand piece or make it hang.

Handmade card using Stampin Up Country Birdhouse stamp and die bundle, and coloured with Stampin' Blends markers. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - stampinupideas - stamping - cardmaking

Photopolymer Stamp Alighment  Tips
 
Stamping with the large birdhouse reminded me to share some tips for using images like this.

Stamps with lots of detailed edges can be misaligned when you put it on the block and so they don't align as well with the die when cut. I do two things to make sure my stamps align and cut well.

1. Whenever I mount a photopolymer stamp I place it face down on my desk first, lining it up with my grid paper to make sure it's straight, then I place my clear block on top, also making sure it's straight. This helps me stamp straight.

2. For stamps like the birdhouse that don't have a solid back, or have long, thin sections (like thin branches), I first place the stamp on top of the coordinating die to keep the image in the correct place, then place the stamp block on top to mount. This makes for much more even cutting.

I'll try to add some more pics later to show this, or do another post to explain better. But if you have any questions, leave a comment.

Anyway, I hope today's project idea sparks something you'd like to try. Do head over to the Just Add Ink blog to see how the team used the colour challenge, then try the challenge yourself. My suggestion for this one would be to pick 3 colours and an image that works for them. Then have a play!

If you'd like to make your own birdhouse card, see and shop the full supply list here in my Stampin' Up! store.

Thanks for visiting today, and u
ntil next time, happy stamping.
Diane

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Handmade card using Stampin Up Country Birdhouse stamp and die bundle, and coloured with Stampin' Blends markers. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - stampinupideas - stamping - cardmaking



Handmade card using Stampin Up Country Birdhouse stamp and die bundle, and coloured with Stampin' Blends markers. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - stampinupideas - stamping - cardmaking


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Stampin' Blends Markers Colour Chart - 2024-2025 Update

Stampin Up Stampin Blends Alcohol Marker Colour Chart pdf download 2024-2025
Hello and welcome! Today I'm sharing my 2024 Stampin' Blends™ alcohol marker colour chart update. The colour chart shows all currently available and retired Stampin' Blends markers as of the 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue release in May 2024. This includes five new 2024-2026 In Colors.

Stampin' Blends include light and dark shades of the Stampin' Up! colour. The chart makes it easy to see the full colour spectrum and choose shades to blend together. Take a look at my coloured in chart.

Stampin Up Stampin Blends Alcohol Marker Colour Chart pdf download 2024-2025
Current Colours - Click on the pics for a larger view

Stampin Up Stampin Blends Alcohol Marker Colour Chart pdf download 2024-2025
Retired Colours -Click on the pics for a larger view

The coloured-in chart is a good starting reference if you don't yet have all colours. Some are quite similar so it can help you prioritise purchases. Remember though that it's a photo of the colours so they'll look different on each device it's viewed on, or if printed. This is a blank chart example.

Current Colours - Click on the pics for a larger view
Stampin Up Stampin Blends Alcohol Marker Colour Chart pdf download 2024-2025
This is the current colour page on page 1 - download the pdf  for your region from the links below. Don't save this image, as it's just a low res picture. And note the pdf doesn't have my watermark.

Retired colours are on page 2 - in rainbow order too. You can choose to print this page or not if you don't have retired colours.

Retired Colours - Click on the pics for a larger view
Stampin Up Stampin Blends Alcohol Marker Colour Chart pdf download 2024-2025

COLOUR CHART PDF DOWNLOADS
There are five colour chart pdf versions to choose from. Choose your region and language from the list below. The chart will open in your default pdf viewer for you to print and save to your device.


Please use & share nicely...

My charts are free for anyone who uses and loves Stampin' Blends markers. They take time and effort to prepare and update for all regions and languages. Thanks for understanding and respecting what you can and can't do with them:
  • You may download the pdf chart for your own use, print charts for your customers, or team.
  • Want to share it? Only share a link to this whole blog post and not directly to the pdf file download, so people can see the full post as intended, then download it themselves.
  • My digital pdf files must not be copied, edited, electronically shared, or hosted in any way other than on this blog. e.g. don't put the pdf links or files on your blog, website, page, group, send via e-mail, or post them on any other site. Do not remove my details, or add your own details to the pdfs and re-save.
Colour Chart Tips
I really hope you enjoy colouring your new chart and find it useful. Here are some tips to get you started.
  • Print your chart on SU Basic White cardstock for most accurate colours (thick or regular). You may need to choose the 'fit to page' option on your printer.
  • Colour Shades - I add one layer of colour so I can see the true shade, knowing that the colour will deepen with more layers. The possibilities are endless with mixing and layering shades.
  • You can laminate your chart once complete to help protect it against fading & damage.

  • Make a small chart with a ring - Cut into 3 tables, punch a hole in corner & add a ring or ribbon to attach together.
  • Save the link to this page on Pinterest so you'll be able to find future updates easily.
  • Leave a comment if you find my chart helpful or if you have any suggestions.
  • If you're a Demonstrator, you can print a copy of the chart to give your new Blends customers, or direct them here to this post to print their own. 

Natural Tones Stampin' Blends Colour Chart
Stampin' Up! also created a blending colour chart available to mix custom colours using the Natural Tones Stampin' Blends. I'm including the link here for anyone who'd like it. I only have the English version.

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Stampin Up Stampin Blends Alcohol Marker Colour Chart pdf download 2024-2025Stampin Up Stampin Blends Alcohol Marker Colour Chart pdf download 2024-2025

Stampin Up Stampin Blends Alcohol Marker Colour Chart pdf download 2024-2025

Thanks for visiting and I hope you find my chart helpful and enjoy colouring it in. Do leave a comment if it's useful to you, or if you have any questions.
Remember to share this post on Pinterest, and with any fellow Stampin' Blends lovers so they can use it too.

Happy stamping and colouring!
Diane



 
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JAI 708 choose Two challenge - Enduring Beauty split image

Handmade card using Stampin Up Enduring Beauty, Unbounded Love, and ink blending. Card by Diane Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking - stamping - diecutting

Hello and welcome to another team project share for Just Add Ink. This week is a Choose Two challenge, and we need to include blending, embossing, or white. I chose to use the beautiful, large floral image from Enduring Beauty stamps, dies and stencil sets as my feature.
All three challenge elements are included since it's a given that pretty much all of my cards have some white, and even snuck in two types of embossing. Here's how it turned out.

Handmade card using Stampin Up Enduring Beauty, Unbounded Love, and ink blending. Card by Diane Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking - stamping - diecutting

I started by stamping the Enduring Beauty large floral image with Versamark, and clear heat embossed it. Then the magic happens with the stencils, ink (Fresh Freesia, Petunia Pop, Balmy Blue and Soft Sea Foam) and blending brushes. I cannot express how much fun those stencils are to use, and when you lift that final stencil to see the finished image, it's a real wow.

I've been using my Stamparatus with the stencils as it make it so easy and full proof to line everything up, and add extra colour if you want. If you want to know more about how I did that, leave a comment.

Once the colouring was done, I chopped the image into two pieces, making sure I had a mix of florals and leaves on each side. Liberal Wink of Stella added lots of shimmer too.

The base is Fresh Freesia, with Bubble Bath and white matting embossed with one of the 3d basics embossing folders.

Handmade card using Stampin Up Enduring Beauty, Unbounded Love, and ink blending. Card by Diane Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking - stamping - diecutting

The pretty, little sentiment panel and sentiment image is from the Unbounded Love stamp set and die bundle. I stamped the sentiment in Petunia Pop ink.

Here are all the main elements I used for the card in case you've missed them in the catalogue or store.

Handmade card using Stampin Up Enduring Beauty, Unbounded Love, and ink blending. Card by Diane Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking - stamping - diecutting

So that's my take on the Choose Two challenge. Head to the Just Add Ink blog to see all our team projects. I hope you'll play along with us too.

I have more Enduring Beauty cards to share with you and more stencil projects, so keep an eye out for them.

Until then, thanks for visiting today, and until next time, happy stamping.
Diane

 
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JAI 707 sketch challenge - Sea Turtle Spotlight

Handmade card using Stampin Up Sea Turtle  stamp set, Spotlight on Nature dies, Labels Aglow dies, Stylish Shapes dies, and Beach Day stamp set. Card by Diane Barnes #stampinupcards #stampinupcatalogue #colourmehappy #stamping

Hello and welcome to a new project share. This card is my team project for Just Add Ink sketch challenge 707, which is a very easy one with lots of possibilities. It came together pretty quickly once I decided to use sweet little sea turtles from the Sea Turtle stamp set. This is how it turned out.


Handmade card using Stampin Up Sea Turtle  stamp set, Spotlight on Nature dies, Labels Aglow dies, Stylish Shapes dies, and Beach Day stamp set. Card by Diane Barnes #stampinupcards #stampinupcatalogue #colourmehappy #stamping

I immediately thought about doing a starburst card then realised I had some beautiful watercolour look paper from the Full of Life paper pack that was a ready made star burst. The pack has 3 variations of this design but this one was perfect to create some stylised sea and sky for the turtles to swim in.

 
The large circle was cut at the same time with two dies - a large circle from the Spotlight on Nature set and bundle, and the dotty die from the retired Labels Aglow die set. I backed this with a circle of Summer Splash cardstock.

The smaller circle is from the Stylish Shapes die set. It's stamped with a favourite sentiment from Beach Day stamp set, and popped on top of the larger circle using Dimensionals.

The sweet little stars are the little turtles from the Sea Turtle stamp set stamped with Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green inks. They're a reversible stamp which means you can stamp the detail with one side of the stamp, and a solid image with the reverse. Stampin' Up! call these Reversibles® and there are quite a few options available.

Handmade card using Stampin Up Sea Turtle  stamp set, Spotlight on Nature dies, Labels Aglow dies, Stylish Shapes dies, and Beach Day stamp set. Card by Diane Barnes #stampinupcards #stampinupcatalogue #colourmehappy #stamping

Did you notice the circle gems I've added.  They're called 24-26 In Color Shimmer Gems, and include gems in all 5 In Colors. I've used 3 colours here. I liked the repetition of the circles from the dies and the gems, plus they're so pretty and sparkly.

I should also mention that I used my retired Subtle embossing folder on the paper. If you're looking for a current option to add some texture, try the Dotted Circles 3d embossing folder for a bold embossed circles. See it and all the supplies I used here in the project supply shopping list in my store.

Inside, there's another turtle, more of the paper, and another sentiment from Beach Day. I stamped the words separately so I could place birthday underneath happy, rather than beside it which is how it usually stamps.

 
Handmade card using Stampin Up Sea Turtle  stamp set, Spotlight on Nature dies, Labels Aglow dies, Stylish Shapes dies, and Beach Day stamp set. Card by Diane Barnes #stampinupcards #stampinupcatalogue #colourmehappy #stamping

So that's my sketch challenge project for you. Take a look at the Just Add Ink blog to see all our team projects and to add your own challenge project to the mix.

Take a look at the sweet turtles Mum and the other elements of the Sea Turtle stamp set, the gorgeous colours and patterns in the Full of Life paper, Spotlight on Nature dies and Shimmer Gems I used. See all current supplies here in my Stampin' Up! store.

Handmade card using Stampin Up Sea Turtle  stamp set, Spotlight on Nature dies, Labels Aglow dies, Stylish Shapes dies, and Beach Day stamp set. Card by Diane Barnes #stampinupcards #stampinupcatalogue #colourmehappy #stamping

Thanks for visiting today. I hope my card gave you some ideas to try. I have made quite a few others with Sea Turtle so follow the link below to see them.

See all my Sea Turtle cards here


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I have so many catch up projects to share with you, so u
ntil next time, happy stamping.
Diane

Handmade card using Stampin Up Sea Turtle  stamp set, Spotlight on Nature dies, Labels Aglow dies, Stylish Shapes dies, and Beach Day stamp set. Card by Diane Barnes #stampinupcards #stampinupcatalogue #colourmehappy #stamping


 
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JAI 705 Just add a fancy edge - Layers of Beauty celebration

handmade card using Stampin Up Layers of Beauty stamps, dies and stencils, Around the Bend dies, and Wanted to Say dies. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking

Hello and welcome to my Just Add Ink team share for this week's new challenge, which is to Just Add a Fancy Edge. I am firmly in love with the Layers of Beauty bundle, which include stamps, dies and layering stencils, after using it for last week's class. I mixed up the elements of that card with the curvy die from Around the Bend and some striped paper, and this is how my card turned out.

handmade card using Stampin Up Layers of Beauty stamps, dies and stencils, Around the Bend dies, and Wanted to Say dies. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking

My colour choices are Summer Splash (new In Color) for the base and patterned paper, then Lemon Lolly and Peach Pie (another new In Color), and Lemon Lime Twist for the stencilled and stamped rose.

I gold embossed the stamped outline image (it's so shiny and pretty in real life), and then cut it up to create a different look. Click on the pic for a closer look.

The 'Celebrate' sentiment is a two layer die from the Wanted to Say dieset. The base layer is white, and the top is gold foil, which I backed with and Adhesive Sheet for fuss free placement.

handmade card using Stampin Up Layers of Beauty stamps, dies and stencils, Around the Bend dies, and Wanted to Say dies. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking

It looks like a regular card when flat, but when opened you can see the beautiful curve and cutouts. A fancy enough edge for the challenge? I trimmer the patterned paper (in-color 24-26).


I added another offset white panel on the inside to mirror the front, together with a sentiment from Layers of Beauty, stamped in Crumb Cake ink.

handmade card using Stampin Up Layers of Beauty stamps, dies and stencils, Around the Bend dies, and Wanted to Say dies. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking

I hope my 'fancy edge' project has given you some ideas to try. Let me know if you liked it, or have any questions. Head to the Just Add Ink blog to see all our team projects, then try the challenge yourself.

Take a look at the Layers of Beauty bundle, and Around the Bend dies set I used. Click here to see and shop the full supply list to make your own version.

handmade card using Stampin Up Layers of Beauty stamps, dies and stencils, Around the Bend dies, and Wanted to Say dies. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmakinghandmade card using Stampin Up Layers of Beauty stamps, dies and stencils, Around the Bend dies, and Wanted to Say dies. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking

I'll share my class project featuring many of the same supplies another time,

Until next time, happy stamping.

Diane


 


 
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