Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 20 Gorgeous Grape

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 20 Gorgeous Grape

Welcome to week 20 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the Brights: Gorgeous Grape.

I have to confess that although I think this is a stunning colour I’m actually not very confident using the brights and so I had never used this colour before. Ever!

But I ended up making two cards for my blog this week and if I’d had more time I would’ve made some more as I was just getting warmed up playing with Gorgeous Grape.

The first card I made used the stunning tin tile embossing folder. I rubbed my Gorgeous Grape inkpad inside one side of the embossing folder before carefully inserting a piece of Whisper White card stock and running it through my bigshot. I love the soft antique effect this gives to the card stock.

The embossed paper was mounted onto Gorgeous Grape and then Gray Granite cardstock and then onto a white card base.

I embellished my card with some braided linen trim threaded through galvanised buttons and a flower embellishment I made using the Eastern Beauty stamp set and matching dies. I think the shapes in this stamp set and matching dies really match the tin tile embossing folder.

My second card pairs Gorgeous Grape with Pear Pizzaz and Crumb Cake…I had to reassure Crumb Cake that I haven’t abandoned it for the new kid on the block, Gray Granite.

Do you recognise the stamp set I’ve used in the card below?

It’s an oldie but a goldie and it needed some ink. The Banners For You stamp set is wonderful for sentiments but I also love the little details in the smaller stamps on this set, which I have stamped onto one of the sheets of Wood Textures DSP.

So, which colour combo gets your vote? Does Gorgeous Grape work better with the stunning new Gray Granite in the Morrocan inspired embossed tin tile card…

…or does it work better with the old favourite Crumb Cake in the rustic floral card?

 

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing another new Bright: Granny Apple Green!

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 9 Beautiful Baubles

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 9 Beautiful Baubles

Welcome to week 9 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

This week I had a play with the “Beautiful Bauble” stamp set. 

This stamp set is just so easy to stamp, to colour in and even to fussy cut, just like I did for my card today. There are matching dies in this bundle but there isn’t a die for the big bauble I used on my card.

I used one of my favourite colour combinations: Real Red and Pool Party, but you can use any colour combination you want with the bauble stamp because baubles come in so many different colours. I stamped my bauble in black, coloured it in using my Stampin’ Blends and then I fussy cut it out.

This stunning background Designer Series Paper with the teeny tiny stars is from a lovely DSP set in the annual catalogue called Twinkle Twinkle DSP.

Of course, I just had to add a little bling to this card so I used my Stitched Shapes framelits to cut out a circle of gold foil. My new “Take a Pick” tool was super helpful for removing individual sequins from the Gold Mini Sequin Trim and adhering them to my card.

I also used some gold metallic thread to decorate my bauble and the big gold sequin at the top of the bauble is from the Metallic Sequin Assortment.

To see what the rest of the team have made this week hop over to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 19 Garden Green

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 19 Garden Green

Welcome to week 19 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the Regal Colours: Garden Green.

I couldn’t find a Designer Series Paper I wanted to use for my card this week so I began by making my project by making my own.

I used an A4 sheet of Whisper White cardstock, the “Rooted in Nature” stamp set and I stamped 4 of the images using Garden Green, Soft Seafoam and Berry Burst.

Doesn’t this colour combination and pattern look so pretty? It was super easy to create and I really just stamped randomly all over the paper.

Once I’d created my sheet of DSP I used some scrap cardstock to stamp out some more images to decorate the top of my card and then I ran them through my Bigshot using the matching Natures Roots Framelits dies. Here they are on top of my finished card.

The “Thinking of You” sentiment is also from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. I stamped it in black before die cutting it out using one of the Stitched Shapes framelit circle dies.

My homemade DSP was cut to size and mounted onto some GardenGreen cardstock and then I softened the entire card by laying a piece of vellum over the DSP and under the sentiment and die cut pieces.

Creating my own DSP this week has really inspired me to do this more often, trying out different combinations of colours and stamp sets!

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Sue Madex

Caroline Manwaring

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Ros Davidson

Claire Daly

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the new Brights Colours: Gorgeous Grape!

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 18 Fresh Fig

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 18 Fresh Fig

Welcome to week 16 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the 2017-2019 in colours: Fresh Fig.

For my Fresh Fig card, I used some of the stunning Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, which is Very Vanilla on one side and Whisper White on the other. I love both Very Vanilla and Whisper White with Fresh Fig but I decided to use the Whisper White for my card today.

I used the leaf punch to continue the leaf theme of the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and then topped my card off with a little bird die cut from the Birds and Blooms thinlits. My little bird’s eye is a Rich Razzleberry pearl from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

Gray Granite is rapidly becoming one of my most used neutral colours, and I’ve used it here along with Basic Black for my punched out leaves. Gray Granite is also is the colour of the braided linen trim, that I’ve used across the front of the card. The name of this ribbon can be a little confusing because the Stampin’ Up! linen thread is closer to Crumb Cake in colour, but this Braided Linen Trim is much closer to Gray Granite.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Claire Daly

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Sue Madex

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the Regal Colours: Garden Green

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 7 Peaceful Noel

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 7 Peaceful Noel

Welcome to week 7 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

The stamp set I’ve used for this week’s Heart of Christmas project, Peaceful Noel, is such a beautiful stamp set and it comes with a matching punch called the sprig punch, that actually looks a lot like antlers! 

I was going to use both the sprig punch and the Peaceful Noel stamp set for my card today but there was so much lovely detail in just the stamping on its own I decided to save the punch for another project.

The ink colours I used for this card were the same stunning colours used in the Joyous Noel Suite: Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White.

I used the outline of a small oval as my stamping guideline to stamp around and I just randomly started stamping, adding different colours and patterns as I went along. I then decided to add some more dimension to the Merry Merlot berries by covering them with a layer of fine-tipped glue. I love how this makes them shine!

Speaking of shine…how beautiful is this Merry Merlot glimmer paper! I die cut it out on the Big Shot with a layering oval die, then layered the Noel sentiment on top, after cutting it out with a Stitched Shapes oval die.

The base of the card is simply a piece of Gray Granite cardstock. Despite my love of Crumb Cake I must admit this colour comes a pretty close second as a neutral that works with so many different colours.

To see what the rest of the team have made this week hop over to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 17 Flirty Flamingo

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 17 Flirty Flamingo

Welcome to week 16 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the brights: Flirty Flamingo!

For my Flirty Flamingo card I’m using one of the loveliest stamp sets from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue: Wishing You Well. This stamp set can be used for Christmas cards, sympathy cards or even for “just a note” cards you might want to send to somebody for a variety of reasons.

Wishing You Well is a “distinctive” stamp set, which means it adds monochromatic dimension by creating different opacities in a single stamped image. This provides a realistic depth and intensity to the image and gives a lovely watercoloured look…without any of the hard work!

Although Flirty Flamingo is a bright colour, I love the look of it with one of the subtle colours: Pear Pizzaz.

I’ve added some bling to this card by using my Dark Flirty Flamingo Blender Pen to colour in some Clear Rhinestone Jewels.

The sentiment has been stamped and then layered using two punches. The Classic Label punch punched out the Whisper White layer onto which the sentiment was stamped onto, then I also punched out some Pear Pizzaz cardstock using the Pretty Label punch to add some more dimension. The photo below shows how I cut off the top and the bottom of the Pretty Label shape to make a long rounded rectangle shape.

I just love the soft watercolour look this distinctive stamp set gives…with very little work on my behalf!

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Claire Daly

Tina Gillespie

Sue Madex

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the 2017-19 In Colours: Fresh Fig!

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart Blog Hop: 2018 Holiday Catalogue

Art With Heart Blog Hop: 2018 Holiday Catalogue

 
 
Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring the 2018 Holiday Catalogue. 
 
We hope our blog hop inspires you to get creative and make some fabulous Christmas creations. If you would like a copy of the Holiday Catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.
 
Tonight I’m showcasing the cutest bundle from the Holiday Catalogue: Tags & Tidings. What’s so special about this bundle is that it is one stamp and one die, allowing you to make 16 tags at one time! How clever is that?
 
 
 
There are a couple of tricks to using this bundle. Firstly, I used the die to ensure my stamp was correctly aligned before I stamped it and secondly, I highly recommend using the Stamparatus when stamping such a large stamp. 
 
Here’s how to use the die to align the stamp. I turned it upside down (so the side you stamp on is facing upwards) and ensure the stamp fits into the die. This ensures that your stamped images will fit exactly into the die shapes when you run it through the Big Shot.
 
 
And here’s the perfect image you get when you stamp with the Stamparatus…
 
 
 
Oh, and one more trick…I use washi tape to cover and protect my Stamparatus magnets (see my photo above), AND to hold the die in place over my stamped image before I cut it with my Big Shot (I forgot to take a photo of this bit). 
 
I coloured these images in using my Garden Green and Poppy Parade Markers and then turned them into mini gift cards. Check out all the cards that this one stamp makes…16 of them!!!
 
 
Because these tags are teeny tiny, I decided to turn them into gift cards that would fit into Stampin’ Up!’s 3 x3 inches envelopes by firstly making Whisper White card bases slightly smaller than the envelopes.
 
I used the layering square framelits and the Stitched shape framelits to cut different sized squares of Garden Green and Poppy Parade cardstock with my Big Shot and then I also die cut some squares out of the Santa’s Workshop Memories and More Cards.
 
The gift cards below are the ones where I used the Memories and More Cards as DSP. It’s a great way to add some extra pattern and interest to your cards.
 
 
 
To embellish my cards I used Garden Green bakers twine, Whisper White bakers twine (although looking at my photos above I can see I accidentally used Very Vanilla bakers twine on one of the cards, Whoops!!!), Poppy Parade 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon, stickers from the Santa’s Workshop Memories and More Cards and the darling little Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes. 
 
 
 
I’ll present these gift cards as little gifts, packaged up six at a time (with their matching envelopes), in our Stampin’ Up! pizza boxes…all tied up with a bow and using one of the gift cards as the card to go with the box of cards.
 
 
 
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Rachel Woollard.    
   

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Caroline Manwaring
Sharon Davern
Tina Gillespie
Ros Davidson

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 6 Dashing Deer

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 6 Dashing Deer

Welcome to week 6 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

I must admit that I have a bit of a soft spot for reindeer, even though I live in the southern hemisphere, so I was very excited to see this new bundle in the Holiday Catalogue: the Dashing Deer bundle.

I have so many ideas for cards using this bundle, but this week I thought I’d make a quick and simple card CASEd from a lovely design Claire Daly made last Christmas, using another Stampin Up deer thinlit.

Here’s Claire’s stunning card…this really has to be one of my favourite Christmas card designs of all time so I just couldn’t resist CASEing it for this week’s project. I hope you don’t mind, Claire!

I’ve adapted Claire’s design to suit the new Dashing Deer bundle as well as the gorgeous new Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape. Here’s a closer look at that stunning washi tape and the very elegant Dashing Deer thinlit that I’ve used on today’s card.

The Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape features the following colours: Cherry Cobbler, copper foil, Garden Green, gold foil, Real Red and silver foil, so you could so make many different variations of this card by simply using different coloured paper for the reindeer, background cardstock and the ribbon.

For today’s card, I decided to keep it quite traditional, cutting my deer out of sparkle glimmer paper, before adding a red rhinestone to his nose and tying a bow of real red ribbon around his neck.

The washi tape makes this card super quick and easy, but you could also adapt this design to use up strips of DSP instead. I really love this new Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape, especially the Garden Green tape with the white sprigs and the Whisper White tape with the little gold stars.

My final touch was the “Happiest Christmas Wishes” sentiment from the Dashing Deer stamp set, stamped in Real Red. 

Thank you so much for the inspiration, Claire!

To see what the rest of the team have made this week hop over to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 16 Early Espresso

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 16 Early Espresso

Welcome to week 16 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the neutrals: Early Espresso.

Early Espresso is a colour I don’t use a lot because it is so strong, but it is perfectly suited to one of my favourite stamp set bundles from the annual catalogue, the Rooted in Nature bundle.

For my project today I didn’t use any of the framelits, I just used the stamp set, and my card was made using two other colours that work beautifully with Early Espresso: Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

I was inspired to make this card after seeing a similar one on Pinterest, but I didn’t save the image and I can’t find it now to credit the original designer of the card on which I’ve based my design.

The card base is Very Vanilla cardstock onto which I’ve mounted some Early Espresso cardstock. The tree and sentiment are both from Rooted in Nature, stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, but can you guess how I stamped the Crumb Cake ink square that the tree sits inside?

It’s simply one of the Stampin’ Up! acrylic blocks dipped directly onto the Crumb Cake ink pad…I love the cool textured effect this gives to the card. This is definitely a technique I’m going to be using again!

My final touch is some linen thread wrapped around the card and tied into a bow. I deliberately didn’t add any more embellishments because I wanted to keep this card very masculine, simple and clean.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwarring

Sue Madex

Tina Gillespie

Claire Daly

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing a gorgeous bright colour: Flirty Flamingo!

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Five

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Five

Welcome to week 5 of the Art With Heart “Heart Of Christmas” blog hop.

Tonight I’ve used a bundle from the new Holiday Catalogue called “Merry Christmas to All”. This is a great text-heavy set that works really well to feature DSP or can even be used on its own. There are so many possible word combinations with the dies and the stamps in this bundle.

I’ve used this set with the gorgeous Festive Farmhouse DSP to make a set of classic masculine Christmas cards that show just some of the many combinations of words you can make by mixing up these dies and stamps.

Card one features the gorgeous Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla together. I love this colour combo.

Card two “Happy Holidays” is a lovely striped DSP that also has Mossy Meadow in the colour mix.

Card three “Christmas Wishes” is another stripe, this time in Mossy Meadow and Whisper White, with black text and a black bow.

Card four “Mery Christmas” is a lovely traditional Christmas check, topped with a Mossy Meadow bow.

And finally, card five is made from the negative cardstock after I die cut the Basic black cardstock…a very happy accident that reminds me how well Very Vanilla and Basic Black go together.

There are so many more lovely patterns in this DSP pack, I could have made a lot more of these cards, but I decided to just use the DSP patterns that worked better with a Very Vanilla base.

These cards were ridiculously easy to make and I really love their classic, farmhouse feel.

The final touch for my cards were simple bows made from the Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla Twine in the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine pack. I also used some of the Black 1/8″ (3.2 Mm) Cord.

To see what the rest of the AWH team have made head back to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. 

You can order the new products from the holiday catalogue NOW!

Contact me if you’d like to receive a free copy of the holiday catalogue.