Welcome to week ten 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 Blushing Bride.
Do you love letterpress as much as I do? Tonight I’m sharing how to create a “faux letterpress” card using a technique that’s super easy to do!
This card on page 56 of the Annual catalogue shows the faux letterpress technique that has inspired my Blushing Bride card.
So how does the faux letterpress technique work?
You’ll need to use a DSP that has a coordinating die that cuts out images from the DSP. I’ve used the largest die in the Cottage Flowers Dies that cuts out floral images on one of the Abigail Rose DSP patterns. How cute does it look already!
Faux Letterpress Technique
With the faux letterpress technique you effectively swap around the normal card “sandwich” of card stock base/card stock middle layer/DSP top layer to this sandwich instead: card stock base/DSP middle layer/card stock top layer.
Instead of using a die to cut images from the coordinating DSP, leave the DSP whole and use it as the middle layer of your card.
Die cut the card stock layer – this will become the top layer of your card.
Carefully line up the die cut openings in the card stock over the top of the corresponding DSP images and adhere the card stock over the DSP.
The die cut openings then reveal the flower pattern on the DSP underneath, creating a “faux letterpress” effect – simply genius!
I die cut Blushing Bride card stock with the largest Cottage Flowers die and carefully positioned it over the top left hand side of the DSP, before trimming the DSP to size.
Before I adhered the die cut cardstock to the DSP I added some extra colour by blending Blushing Bride ink around the die cut area with a blending brush.
Of course, I couldn’t find where I had put my new masking paper – where is that masking paper when you want to use it! – so a few Post It notes did the trick instead.
I then carefully lined up the die cut layer with the DSP and adhered them together. Before I adhered the card front to the Basic Black card base I tied some Basic Black Bakers Twine around the left of the flowers with a single bow.
An extra touch of Blushing Bride was added to the centre of the flowers with a Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write marker.
The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is also from the Cottage Rose Bundle, which includes the Cottage Rose Stamp Set and the Cottage Flowers Dies, stamped in Versamark ink, and white heat embossed.
I stamped a few extra flowers on the inside of the card too and coloured them in with the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write marker.
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!
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Welcome to week 6 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! We are showcasing Blushing Bride, a pale pink colour from our subtles family.
This week I was inspired by the colour combination the lovely Vicki Boucher used for our Basic Gray blog hop. Vicki paired Basic Gray with Blushing Bride and I just loved the way this dark gray made the soft pink really pop, so my colour combination for this week’s hop is Blushing Bride, Basic Gray and Basic White with a touch of Basic Black.
The Hand Penned Petals suite is a very pretty new suite in the Annual Catalogue and it really has something for everyone.
The DSP is so lovely you don’t have to do much to it to create beautiful cards.
The Memories and More pack and matching cards make for super easy cards.
The Hand Penned stamp set is fabulous if you love colouring — or you can simply use the two step stamping if you prefer not to colour in.
The dies can be used to cut the stamped images or also on their own for the die inlay technique.
My three cards today show you three different ways to use this suite: a quick and easy card using the Memories and More Cards; a simple but effective die inlay technique; and a card that uses leftovers from the die inlay technique combined with stamped and coloured die cut floral images.
As well as elegant floral designs and pastel hues, the Hand-Penned Memories & More Cards pack contains outline images you can colour in. I chose a large Memories & More card to colour in with my Blushing Bride Marker. You can see the card in the photo below – I simply fussy cut it out after colouring in. So quick and easy!
The ornate floral embossing folder was the perfect background layer for this large image and the Pastel Pearls were the finishing touch for my card.
The die inlay technique is a bit fiddly but well worth it. Using Adhesive Sheets makes it a lot easier to adhere the die cut pieces to the card base without getting glue everywhere and the Take-a-Pick Tool is essential for picking up and inserting the die cut pieces.
You can also use multipurpose glue for this technique. Simply squirt some onto a silicon sheet and use a cotton bud to apply very sparingly to the die pieces. Use the die shape in the photo above to cut one piece out of Whisper White and one piece out of Blushing Bride card stock – don’t forget to adhere the adhesive sheet to the back of the card stock before die cutting.
Then it’s simply a matter of adhering the white die piece to your background layer (save the leftover pieces) and using your Take-a-Pick tool to insert Blushing Bride pieces to make the flowers.
The Thanks sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink, white heat embossed and fussy cut out before applying to the card.
Remember how I said to save the leftover die cuts from the die inlay technique? I’ve used them on my third card, along with a couple of stamped, coloured and die cut images using the Hand-Penned bundle.
This is such a great way to incorporate your leftover pieces into a card. I cut up my second stamped image and arranged pieces of it and the die cuts around the main stamped image. Once again, the Pastel Pearls were the finishing touch for my card.
One amazing suite of products…three very different cards.
Do you have a favourite?
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented Caroline Manwaring. I can’t wait to see what she’s made this week!
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A few weeks ago I shared some cards I made with this gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Bundle. I have to admit I’m slightly obsessed with these sweet little birds!
Today I’m sharing a couple more cards made with the Birds & Branches Bundle – this first one has a touch of Misty Moonlight and features some cute little paper flowers from the Boho Indigo product medley.
I love the touch of Misty Moonlight blue on the tummies of the birds, but seriously, how cute are these paper flowers from the Boho Indigo product medley?
They come in two sizes with the little brown wooden button already in the centre of the flower – but you don’t have to buy the entire medley to get the flowers as they also come in the Boho Medley refill.
I cut my branch from one of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper DSP sheets and the “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from the Blossoms in Bloom bundle.
Card two just uses the Birds and More dies, this time with the In Good Taste DSP as the background layer behind the birds. Doesn’t this wood grain paper look so realistic!
I die cut my birds out of Crumb Cake card stock and finished off the card with a double bow of linen thread.
In case you missed my post four weeks ago, this was the birdhouse card I made also using the Birds & Branches Bundle and the stitched triangle dies. You can see more photos of this card and how I made it here.
These are the stitched triangle dies and Birds and More Dies I used to make my birdhouse card.
The soft pink is Blushing Bride and I used my water painter to add a touch of it to their tummies.
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Welcome to week five 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 5 -Blushing Bride
Blushing Bride is part of the Subtles collection of colours. It is available as a Classic Stampin’ Pad and ink refill, Stampin’ Write marker, Subtle Designer Series Paper and Gorgeous Posies Card Kit, or you can purchase it within any of the Subtles collections.
My card today is a sweet little birdhouse that features the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Bundle. How cute are these little birds!
Blushing Bride looks amazing with any shade of brown so this is the colour combination I chose today.
I wanted to create a birdhouse very simply without using fussy templates so I decided to make a square card that folds at the top and then attach a roof to the top fold.
The new Triangle stitched dies made this super easy to do – I simply attached them to the top fold with Tear’n’tape after my card was completed.
Here’s a closer look at my sweet little birds. I stamped them in Sahara Sand and then Early Espresso – To create my birds with Two-Step Stampin’, I stamped the silhouette image in Sahara Sand and then stamped the detailed image in Early Espresso. I used my water painter to add a touch of Blushing Bride to their tummies.
The Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty paper, Gold Metallic Trim and Gilded Gems in the middle of the Blushing Bride flowers are the final touch, with the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set stamped in Early Espresso.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Blushing Bride today.
Just click on the links below to see what they’ve all made.
Welcome to week 7 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!
This week we are showcasing one of the subtles family: Blushing Bride.
Originally I had decided to make a card inspired by the stunning colour combination in the Tropical Escapade Designer Series Paper – Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce – but when I sat down the make this card last weekend, inspiration ended up coming from a far more personal place.
On Sunday morning at 6.30am, a group of us gathered at Freshwater Beach to remember my friend Justine, who was shot dead one year ago by a police officer in the United States. It’s had to believe it’s a year since we last gathered together on this beach in total shock and disbelief, throwing pink flowers into the ocean…and even harder to believe we still don’t understand why she was killed.
This year we once again celebrated Justine’s beautiful, caring and kind nature with pink flowers (her favourite colour), but this time we laid the flowers around a heart made of candles.
Have you ever seen such a beautiful heart?
When I came home to make my card for this week I was so inspired by that heart of pink flowers, which is why I decided to make my card using the stunning Petal Promenade DSP.
I began by layering a piece of the DSP onto a whisper white card and then I laid a piece of vellum over the DSP to allow the elements on the top of the card to stand out against (rather than compete with) such a strong background visual. I love the way vellum softens the DSP but still allows it to shine.
Did you notice that stunning rose on the front of my card? It’s from the “Notes of Kindness” Card Kit, which is incredibly appropriate for this card because Justine really was one of the kindest people you’d ever meet.
In addition to the rose from the “Notes of Kindness” Card Kit, this card uses a lot of my favourite Stampin’ Up! things, including burlap ribbon, linen thread, and that darling little “for you” tag from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and its matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits dies.
I die cut the other elements on the front of this card with the Petals and More Thinlits and the Tropical Thinlits. I’m really loving this colour combination of Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow!
To complete the inside of this card I decided to add a stamped and punched out Happy Birthday and some more Petals and More Thinlits in Blushing Bride and Whisper White.
The “Notes of Kindness” Card Kit also comes with the most beautiful envelopes lined with Blushing Bride DSP…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these envelopes! I specifically made my card to fit in this gorgeous envelope.
The recipient of this card will be another incredibly kind person…my Aunty Rob, who has just turned 82.
Aunty Rob’s late husband, my Uncle Bob, was an amazing gardener who grew the most beautiful roses in their garden, so I’m hoping the roses on this card will bring back fond memories for Aunty Rob when I catch up with her for a belated birthday lunch this week.
Aunty Rob, Uncle Bob and Justine…these beautiful pink roses remind me of just how lucky I’ve been to have such kind and generous people in my life.
To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below.