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: Heart of Christmas Week 13 Snow is Glistening

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 13 Snow is Glistening

Welcome to week 13 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

This week I’ve made a card using a limited edition stamp set, Snow is Glistening. I know we don’t have snowflakes here in Australia but I really have a thing for snowflakes and I couldn’t resist this stunning stamp set.

Although this comes with matching dies, I decided to make a very simple card that only involves stamping. The design was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest that was made by an American demo called Mary Haugen. I’ve CASED her placement of the snowflake stamps and the way she wrapped the twine around the sentiment, but changed the colours as well as several other elements on her card.

I used the three snowflake stamps in this set to stamp my card in Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Sahara Sand. I LOVE these three colours together.

The stamped Whisper White panel was mounted onto Night of Navy cardstock, then Balmy Blue cardstock and adhered to a Memories and More Whisper White card base.

The final touch is the simple joy sentiment, stamped in Whisper White and then heat embossed in Whisper White, with linen thread wrapped around it.

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 Blog Hop: Colour Challenge – Pink

Art With Heart Blog Hop: Colour Challenge – Pink

 

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring the colour pink. We hope our blog hop inspires you to get creative with the various shades of pink that Stampin’ Up! offer in our collection of 53 different colours available. 
 
It was hard to decide which pink to use for my projects this week because Stampin’ Up! actually have six different pinks to chose from!
 
Can you guess which pinks I’ve used simply by looking at my projects below?
 
 
I’ll let you in on a little secret…I’ve only used the one pink for my cards: Melon Mambo. The variations in the depth of pink colour you see on my cards are due partly to the watercolour effect of the stamp set I used and partly by simply stamping off once for every second flower. 
 
The beautiful stamp set that delivers this watercolour effect is in the Holiday Catalogue and it’s called First Frost. It comes as a bundle with the matching Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies, which I also used for both of my cards. 
 
 
 
Here’s a closer look at my first card, which was inspired by a stunning wreath layout the talented Aussie demonstrator, Louise Sharp, created to showcase the Beautiful Bouquet bundle.
 
I’d already seen a lot of wreaths made with the Beautiful Bouquet bundle, but I’d never seen the linen thread used in this way before. So I altered Louise’s design by using a different stamp set, but CASEing the way she took the linen thread to the top of the card, making the wreath look like it is hanging down.
 
 
In addition to Melon Mambo, the other colours I’ve used on both my cards today are Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Pear Pizzaz. I really love this colour combination.
 
 
My second card was really a bit of a fluke. I didn’t want to waste the pieces left over from making my first card so I literally threw them all together onto this card in under a minute. And with the addition of a strip of the gorgeous burlap ribbon, a second card was quickly created!
 
 
 
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Caroline Manwaring.
           
 
Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 11 Farmhouse Christmas step card

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 11 Farmhouse Christmas step card

Welcome to week 11 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

I have a confession to make.

I bought the Farmhouse Christmas bundle simply to get the picket fence, the teeny tiny string of lights and the teeny tiny bow dies. But now that I’ve had a play with this set, I’ve fallen in love with every stamp and die in this bundle. It’s just so cute!

I’ve seen a few Z fold cards made with this set but I haven’t seen any step cards so I decided to make one for my project this week. If you haven’t seen a step card before, here’s a side on view to show you what I’m talking about.

Step cards come in so many different variations (just Google it and you’ll see what I mean) but the type I’ve made with the Farmhouse Christmas bundle is very simple and so easy to make. The measurements for my card are as follows. Begin with a piece of cardstock (I used Gray Granite) measuring 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Score and fold at 1″, 2″, 3″, 4″ and 6 3/8″.

At this point, I need to insert a little disclaimer. I stamped my house and trees using Early Espresso ink and then used my Stampin’ Up! blends to colour them in, but on the tree where I used my colour lifter blender pen it comes up with a purple hue in my photos!

In real life, you don’t even notice this but if this worries you and you don’t want that purple hue on your card don’t use the colour lifter pen when colouring in.

Here’s a photo of the card stretched out so you can see how I’ve laid out the stamps and the dies on my card.

Step cards are really suited to stamp sets that you can use to create a layered scene. And they are wonderful for the recipient because they stand up beautifully by themselves for display purposes.

As you can see in the photo above I’ve made an envelope to match my card, using the envelope punch board and the matching Festive Farmhouse DSP. To keep my envelope closed when posting or gifting the card I use a glue dot underneath the back flap.

To see what the rest of the team have made this week hop over 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.

 

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 10 Feathers and Frost

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 10 Feathers and Frost

Welcome to week 10 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

This week I made a very simple and rustic card using the Feathers & Frost stamps set, my Stampin’ Up! markers, the Santa Bags from the Holiday Catalogue and some linen thread.

This stamp set is just perfect for colouring in and, as it turns out, for stamping directly onto linen. I used my paper snips to cut one of the Santa Bags in half and then I stamped my stamps directly onto the linen using Crumb Cake ink.

I coloured the little red robin in with my Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Up! markers before I used a needle with a large eye to sew the linen onto the cardstock using some linen thread.

Can you see the frayed edges of the linen? This is super easy to do, but I waited until after I’d coloured my image and sewed the linen to cardstock to fray the edges.

I stamped the inside of the card using a lovely sentiment from the Feathers & Frost stamp set.

I must apologise for the quality of the photos tonight- they were taken just before the blog went live on a dark and rainy night in old Sydney town. I also simply ran out of time re-redo my card…the linen is not sitting as flat as I would like so next time I would adhere it with tear and tape first BEFORE stitching to ensure it sits flat.

To see what the rest of the team have made this week hop over 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.

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 9 Beautiful Baubles

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 9 Beautiful Baubles

Welcome to week 9 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

This week I had a play with the “Beautiful Bauble” stamp set. 

This stamp set is just so easy to stamp, to colour in and even to fussy cut, just like I did for my card today. There are matching dies in this bundle but there isn’t a die for the big bauble I used on my card.

I used one of my favourite colour combinations: Real Red and Pool Party, but you can use any colour combination you want with the bauble stamp because baubles come in so many different colours. I stamped my bauble in black, coloured it in using my Stampin’ Blends and then I fussy cut it out.

This stunning background Designer Series Paper with the teeny tiny stars is from a lovely DSP set in the annual catalogue called Twinkle Twinkle DSP.

Of course, I just had to add a little bling to this card so I used my Stitched Shapes framelits to cut out a circle of gold foil. My new “Take a Pick” tool was super helpful for removing individual sequins from the Gold Mini Sequin Trim and adhering them to my card.

I also used some gold metallic thread to decorate my bauble and the big gold sequin at the top of the bauble is from the Metallic Sequin Assortment.

To see what the rest of the team have made this week hop over 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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