Welcome to week six of our 2020-2021 Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase.

Each week various members of our Art With Heart Colour Creations team will be bringing you weekly colour inspiration as we showcase our range of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 16 – Flirty Flamingo

Week 16 brings us to Flirty Flamingo – a bright happy pink with a touch of orange in it. I tried to make a card using Flirty Flamingo with some of the blues but it just wasn’t working for me so I went back to the drawing board and started again with this colour combination.

Have you ever tried the split card technique? It’s a quick and easy way to create more cards in less time and it also gives your cards that lovely stamped off to the edge effect.

To create the split card technique you can either use die cut images adhered to a card stock layer or you can stamp directly onto your card stock. I’m doing the easiest version today – using stamped images from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set, but these co-ordinating Many Layered Blossoms dies would also work really well.

Begin by cutting an A4 sheet of Whisper White in half and then stamping the main image into the centre of the card stock. My large floral image was stamped in Flirty Flamingo, with just a few Pear Pizzaz leaves stamped around the flowers and Basic Black flower centres stamped in Tuxedo Memento.

This large floral stamp is ideal because it covers a large surface area with a single stamp and it’s a non-geometric floral image, which is easiest to work with using the split card technique.

To create two cards I simply cut my image in half and then decided how best to use each half . This photo shows you where I cut the image and how the two sides of the card stock line up.

For the happy birthday card I trimmed the stamped image to 9.5 x 13.8 cm before mounting it on a 10 x 14.2 cm Basic Black card stock layer. The card base is an A4 sheet of Flirty Flamingo card stock cut in half and then folded in half.

The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped in versamark ink, before adding white embossing power, setting with a heat tool and die cutting using a Stitched Rectangle die.

I trimmed my second half of my stamped card stock to 10.5 x 10.5cm and rotated the image to the top of the card this time before mounting it onto a 11 x 11cm Basic Black card stock layer. The card base is an 11.5 x 11.5 cm square of Flirty Flamingo card stock.

The Thinking of You sentiment was stamped in versamark ink, before adding white embossing power, setting with a heat tool and die cutting using a different Stitched Rectangle die.

Like the Happy Birthday card this card was finished with a bow of Braided Linen Trim.

Just for fun I made a third card, creating my own DSP with the same colours as the other cards, but this time using the smaller stamps in the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set.

Those tiny black dots and the centres of the smaller flowers were created using my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. The smaller flowers are a lighter pink than the larger flowers because I stamped off the Flirty Flamingo ink once before stamping on the card stock.

Like the two split cards, my homemade DSP Happy birthday card was finished off with a bow of Braided Linen Trim and the sentiment created with heat embossing.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Flirty Flamingo today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.

  1. Kate Morgan
  2. Vicki Boucher
  3. Michele Taylor
  4. Fiona Ryan
  5. Sujatha Harding
  6. Rachel Woollard
  7. Kathryn Ruddick
  8. Tina Gillespie
  9. Christine Blain
  10. Theresa Gerrard
  11. Diane Furniss
  12. Caroline Manwaring
  13. Ros Davidson
  14. Sharon Davern
  15. Sue Madex
  16. Andrea Sargent

Next Wednesday we’ll be showcasing one of the Regal family: Garden Green. We hope you can join us all then.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, any of the ladies in the AWH Colour Creations Showcase or click on the product links below.

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If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the August -December 2020-21 Stampin Up! Catalogue, the 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

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