Welcome to week twenty five of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop!
This is a weekly blog hop where we showcase the stunning range of Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order over 12 months and this week we are featuring Gray Granite from the neutrals family.
I made this card for a very special ocassion – my eldest son’s university graduation last week! He actually finished uni not last year, but the year before, but thanks to Covid they are running a bit behind with the graduation ceremonies.
I specifically bought the Breaking News Stamp Set to make Samuel’s graduation card, however I think it’s going to be great for all kinds of cards. Working in publishing all my life, I love having a newspaper stamp set in my collection!
I also wanted to also incorporate a Mortar Board on my card and so I used a couple of the Stylish Shapes Dies to make a mini Mortar Board with a Black Brad from the Round & Square Brads and some Black Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack to make the tassel.
I jazzed up the Celebrate Everything 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper using my Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends and some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
We gave Samuel some cufflinks engraved with his initials, the abbreviation of his degree, the date of his graduation and the name of the university he graduated from – Macquarie University.
The cufflinks arrived in a lovely box and gift bag so there was no need for me to “reinvent the wheel” with the packaging. I simply adhered the Celebrate Everything 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to the black gift bag and tied some Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon around the cufflinks box.
This fireworks DSP pattern just screams celebration to me and it could be easily customised with any colour.
Here’s the inside of the card – how cute is that little diploma/degree scroll stamp! Once again, it was coloured with Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Andrea Sargent – I can’t wait to see what Andrea has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.
Welcome to week eleven of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!
Stampin’ Up! have recently released six new dies that coordinate with existing stamp sets, so tonight my cards features the new Tree Trimming dies that coordinate with the Trimming the Trees stamp set.
You can purchase these dies during September, either as stand alone dies or as a bundle (10% off) with the Trimming the Trees stamp set.
I recently shared a more classical style of Christmas card that uses these Tree Trimming dies and the Trimming the Trees stamp set – here’s a photo of that card in case you missed it.
This week I’ve used the vibrant colours in the Celebrate Everything DSP to create two Christmas cards with a more modern style.
These cards show you just how versatile the Tree Trimming dies are – they are one of the few die sets that work equally as well with or without the coordinating stamp set.
I deliberately left the Christmas trees on both of my cards unstamped because the Basic White card stock showcases the the intricate die cut detail of the Tree Trimmings dies a lot better than a stamped image does.
The Granny Apple Green card features the bauble dies and the star dies, as well as the bead garland die. It’s really hard to photograph the stars are they are die cut in silver foil, whereas the baubles are die cut from Granny Apple Green cardstock.
My Polished Pink card uses the star dies as well as the tree basket die that is featured on both cards.
I love the sentiment dies included in the Tree Trimmings dies. I’ve used a different sentiment from the Trimming the Tree stamp set and a different sentiment die for each of my cards, however there are more sentiment dies and sentiments to choose from.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Caroline Manwaring – I can’t wait to see what Caroline has created today!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon’s blog.
If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the links below.
Welcome to week fifteen of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop! This is a weekly blog hop where we showcase the stunning range of Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order over 12 months and this week we are featuring one of my very favourite colours – Crumb Cake.
I love Crumb Cake so much because it is such a wonderful neutral that works with every single colour. I wanted to make it the feature colour on this card by only adding Basic White and just a touch of Real Red, but I might have added too much red!.
My card is actually CASED from this incredible card created last year by UK demonstrator and former Artisan designer, Emma Goddard. Isn’t this card simply stunning?
I loved the loved the colour combination of Real Red and Crumb Cake, as well as the effect she created by heat embossing a large word stamp, then dry embossing it with an embossing folder and then, finally, blending Crumb Cake ink over the top to make the word pop out and highlight the texture of the embossing folder.
As many of these products are now retired, I had to get creative and CASE this design with current Stampin’ up! products.
The “Sending” stamp is from the Sending Smiles stamp set
The “Christmas Wishes” is from the Leaves of Holly Stamp set
The dry embossing is created with the “Wintry” embossing folder
The double bow is created using the Bakers Twine Essentials and the Real Red & Garden Green 3/8″ (1 cm) Ribbon Combo Pack
The white heat embossed word is invisible until you blend the Crumb Cake ink over it with a blending brush.
The “Christmas wishes” sentiment was also heat embossed in white onto Basic White Cardstock and then I rubbed Real Red ink over the top and cut the sentiment in half.
To achieve the white border of Emma’s “Merry and” reverse stamps I mounted the Christmas wishes sentiment onto some Basic White card stock before attaching to the card.
The Real Red Ribbon was cut in half lengthways before tying into a bow and the top bow is Crumb Cake bakers twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, however you could use Linen Thread as well.
Red Rhinestone jewels popped into the middle of the snowflakes complete the card.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Michele Taylor – I can’t wait to see what Michele has made this week!