Welcome to week fourteen of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop!

This week’s Blueberry Bushel card was made for my niece’s birthday – she adores Bluey! I originally got the idea to make a Bluey punch art/die art card from a card I saw by a USA Stampin’ Up! demonstrator called Michelle Suit. As her Bluey had no arms, I Googled images of Bluey and based my card on this image instead.

My Bluey card uses the current Stampin’ Up! supplies I had on hand and I realised while writing this blog that I omitted to add his shiny black nose even though I had punched one out in Basic Black cardstock! The nose was supposed to be made from the section of the Monkey Builder Punch you can see in the image below.

The front card layer of Azure Afternoon, measures 11.5 x 11.5 cm (4 ½ x 4 ½ inches). The card base also measures 11.5 x 11.5 cm (4 ½ x 4 ½ inches), created from a piece of Basic White cardstock measuring 23 cm x 11.5 cm (9 x 4 ½ inches) scored and folded in half. Do not attach the front card layer to the card base until you’ve completed the card front.

Colours used to make the Bluey Card include: Blueberry Bushel, Azure Afternoon, Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Basic White and Wild Wheat. I love the look of Blueberry Bushel and Azure Afternoon together.

The best way to create this card is to start with the eyes, punched out of Blueberry Bushel with the 2⅜ circle punch and positioned to the sides of the card. The whites of the eyes are cut using the oval die from the “All That Dies”, with the black pupil of the eye die cut using the eggs from “Nested Friends” dies.

The Balmy Blue eyebrows are actually bananas, punched using the Monkey Builder punch, then trimmed with Paper Snips.

The Wild Wheat nose is freehand drawn then fussy cut with Paper Snips and outlined with a Black Stampin’ Write Marker. Should have added the black nose tip at this stage of the card!

The side Blueberry Bushel “splodges” are die cut with the Beautiful Balloon dies and the bottom Balmy Blue tummy is freehand fussy cut, just like the nose.

The ears are cut using the paper trimmer and adhered to behind the eyes. Now it’s time to turn the top layer over and create the arms. Two 2cm strips of Azure Afternoon make the arms and part of the monkey from the Monkey Builder punch creates hands and fingers. Fun fact I learnt while making this card – Bluey only has 4 fingers!

Adding two more 2cm strips of Azure Afternoon tidies up the back of the arms.

Attach your card front to your card base, Attaching it at this last stage hides the join of the arms behind the face.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Di Furniss – I can’t wait to see what Di has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Di Furniss

Christina Barnes

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Andrea Sargent  

Christine Blain

Amie McIlroy

Rosa Leyden

Ros Davidson     

Caroline Manwaring

Theresa Gerrard

Sharon Davern

Rachel Woollard  

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

Next Wednesday, 9th August, we’ll be back showcasing Cajun Craze.

I hope you can join us then.

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