Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 28 Melon Mambo

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 28 Melon Mambo

Welcome to week 28 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is one of the Bright Family Colours: Melon Mambo.

For my card this week I’ve paired Melon Mambo with Mossy Meadow and used a stunning new stamp set from the forthcoming Occasions catalogue: Incredible Like You.

I love all the tiny little stamps in this set, the font, the sentiments and the lovely big roses…just the perfect set to showcase Melon Mambo.

I stamped directly onto the wonderful Wood textures DSP and achieved depth and variety of colour by stamping off both the Mossy Meadow and the Melon Mambo.

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

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Diane Furniss

Michelle Taylor

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

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 is our last colour blog hop for 2018 (we’ll be back in January 2019) and we’ll be showcasing a new neutral colour: Merry Merlot. We hope you can hop along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 27 Mango Melody

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 27 Mango Melody

Welcome to week 27 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is one of the Bright Family Colours: Mango Melody.

For my card, I’ve used a beautiful stamp set that works with just about any colour and is perfect for #simplestamping: Abstract Impressions.

I made this card for a very special friend of mine who is feeling a bit lost and bit left out at the moment. She loves flowers and she loves orange, so I’m hoping this card will lift her spirits!

I’m loving making these cards that get right back to basics and only use paper, ink, stamps…and okay, some linen thread, but I just love my linen thread and I really really can’t seem to make a card without it these days!

For my colour scheme, I’ve paired mango melody with granny apple green and stamped both colours off. This is a simple technique that even the beginner stamper can easily do and it immediately doubles your available range of colours!

There is one element of my card that is not beginner…I’ve stamped the sentiment on the front of the card using Versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I love white heat embossing on coloured cardstock.

On the inside of the card, I’ve added the sentiment (which is just perfect for what I wanted to say) by stamping and die cutting it (with the stitched shapes framelits) on a separate piece of cardstock and then gluing it in.

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

Michelle Taylor

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

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 click on the links below.

Product List

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 Bright Colour: Melon Mambo. We hope you can hop along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 26 Lovely Lipstick

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 26 Lovely Lipstick

Welcome to week 26 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop! 

Our colour this week is one of the 2018-20 In Colours: Lovely Lipstick. This is such a lovely rich colour.

I’ve made three cards for this colour to show how the same stamp set can be used for the three levels of crafter:

  • Beginner
  • Casual
  • Avid

The stamp set I’ve used is a FREE set from the upcoming Saleabration Catalogue, called Lasting Lily. This is a dynamic stamp set, giving you a wonderful depth effect and you can choose this set when you spend $180 or more on any product when the catalogue goes live in early January.

My first card is for the beginner crafter, someone who has never stamped before. To make this card you only need the stamp set, ink pads, cardstock, an acrylic block, some adhesive and some ribbon.

The only skills involved are simple stamping and the ability to tie a bow. The lighter pink lily is simply Lovely Lipstick stamped off once.

And here’s the inside, simply stamped as well.

My casual crafter’s card takes it up a notch by fussy cutting the flower, punching out the sentiment with the lovely label punch and adding layers of DSP. I bent my fussy cut lily with my fingers and topped it off with a bow of Mossy Meadow Bakers Twine (in the Festive Farmhouse trio pack).

Here’s the inside.

My avid crafter’s card has more intricate fussy cutting of the lily and its leaves and it uses advanced tools such as the bigshot and the heat tool. The Whisper White cardstock has been embossed with the wood plank embossing folder and then the sentiment has been stamped in Versmark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Linen thread, a strip of DSP and a galvanized button finish off the bunch of lilies.

But it’s on the inside that this card really steps up…it’s a pop-up card. Although I must say this technique only involves cutting two slits and folding the cardstock of the pop-up section in the opposite direction so it really would be easily doable for any level of crafter.

Here are all 3 cards, using the same stamp set for three different levels of crafters.

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

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Rachel Palmeri

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Sharon Davern

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 click on the links below.

Product List

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 Bright Colour: Mango Melody

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

 
Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 15 Happiness Surrounds

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 15 Happiness Surrounds

Welcome to week 15 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop…our final Heart of Christmas blog hop for 2018!

This week I’ve made a card using two limited edition stamp sets: Happiness Surrounds and Snow is Glistening. They come with a set of matching dies that coordinate with both of these sets and all three products are only available until the end of this month, sadly.

This is the Snow is Glistening stamp set.

This is Happiness Surrounds stamp set.

And these are the matching Snowfall Thinlits Dies.

And this is the quick and simple card I’ve made using mainly the Happiness Surrounds stamp set.

I’ve used stamps from the Happiness Surrounds stamp set to make a simple wreath, stamped in Old Olive and then the sentiment is stamped in Real red using the Joy stamp from the Snow is Glistening stamp set.

I punched out both the circles using the 1 1/2 inch and the 1 3/4 inch circle pinches and finished the card off with striped burlap ribbon and 3/8 inch old olive and real red ribbon. The entire card came together in under 15 minutes with the minimum of fuss or equipment. Too easy!

To see what the rest of the team have made tonight 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. 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.

 

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Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 25 Lemon Lime Twist

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 25 Lemon Lime Twist

Welcome to week 25 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop! 

This week we are halfway through our year-long showcase of the entire 50 Stampin Up Colours (there are actually 52 colours if you include white and black). Wow, that’s a lot of colours and a lot of blog posts!

We are doing the colour creations blog hop in alphabetical order, so here are all the colours we’ve done so far (including this week’s colour)!

Our colour this week is one of the 2018-19 In Colours: Lemon Lime Twist….and as much as I love this colour, I have to admit I am VERY VERY cross with myself this week.

You see, my youngest son turned 17 yesterday and bought his first car and there is a brand new stamp set coming in the Occasions Catalogue called “Geared Up Garage” stamp set that would have been just perfect for his birthday card but I FORGOT to order it! 

So instead, I had to make his birthday card with the only other set I own that has a car (of sorts) in it: Let the Good Times Roll. 

This rollercoaster set is probably a bit too young for a 17-year-old who has just bought his first car, but I love the playful nature of this set and I love the sentiments.

And check out the inside…this is where the magic really happens, using the matching dies for this stamp set. I’ve always loved pop-up cards and this is so super duper cute!

This die can be tricky to use and it’s a bit fiddly to score into the correct position, but it’s definitely worth it for such an amazing pop-up. The secret to success is using your bone folder and fingers to carefully bend out and fold the die cut shape, as well as lining up your die correctly with the fold of your card BEFORE you cut the die out.

Lemon Lime Twist is one of my favourite colours because it is just so fresh and vibrant. It looks amazing with pinks and all the other greens but I also love it with the colours I’ve used in my card today: Gray Granite, Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay.

I used another stamp set called “Tabs for Everything” with its matching tab punch to make a pull our gift voucher that slips into the front of the card. This was super easy to make … I simply made a smaller card to attach to the front of my Lemon Lime Twist card (sealing 2 of the sides with tear and tape) and made a pull tab on the side of a piece of Whisper White cardstock to pull the gift voucher out.

So what was on the gift voucher? Money towards his new car and dinner out last night at a yummy Thai restaurant.

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

Rachel Woollard

Claire Daly

Sharon Davern

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Michelle Taylor

Rachel Palmeri

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

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 click on the links below.

Product List

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 2018-2020 In Colour: Lovely Lipstick.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

 
Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 24 Highland Heather

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 24 Highland Heather

Welcome to week 24 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the Subtles: Highland Heather.

Although I’m not usually a purple kind of a gal, I really love this colour and I have a soft spot for it because of its name. You see my mum’s name is Heather and my grandparents on my dad’s side are Scottish, emigrating from the Scottish Highlands to Australia in the late 1930s.

Here’s a stunning picture I found of the Highland Heather on the Scottish moors. Look at that sky!

For my card today, I really wanted to recreate a bunch of this gorgeous highland heather and the “Lots of Happy Card Kit” was just perfect for the job. 

The great thing about this kit (apart from how quick it is to create a stack of cards) is that it’s also easy to make your own variations. I’m pretty sure this gorgeous flower is supposed to be lilac but I think it looks a lot like heather when it is coloured in with the Highland Heather.

Instead of using the watercolour pencils that come with the kit, I coloured the flower in with my light and dark Highland Heather blends. The leaves and stems are coloured in with my light and dark Old Olive blends.

Another variation I made was to add some burlap and, drum roll………

….a sneak peek of a new item from the forthcoming Occasions catalogue – Old Olive linen thread, tied in a bow with some Crumb Cake linen thread and Whisper White bakers twine.

One of my favourite elements in this kit is the matching envelopes with the black and white stripe. So very cute.

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

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Diane Furniss

Michelle Taylor

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 click on the links below.

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 2018-19 In Colour: Lemon Lime Twist.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!