Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizazz – Week 33 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizazz – Week 33 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Welcome back to our Colour Creations Showcase as we continue our showcase of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alpha order.

This week we are showcasing Pear Pizzazz, a light to mid shade of green from our subtles family.

My three cards use the Forever Fern stamp set and the acrylic block stamping technique – one of my favourite techniques because it is so easy and it’s a fast way to create water-coloured looking backgrounds.

All you need for this technique are acrylic blocks, a Stampin’ Spritzer and the ink pad of your choice of colour. I used acrylic blocks sized D, H and C (left to right in the photo below).

My colour combination was inspired by the mix of colours in the beautiful Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper that co-ordinates with the Forever Fern stamp set – I also added a touch of my favourite neutral, Crumb Cake.

Although Pear Pizzazz is probably my least used green, I really love how it looks when it is used beside these other greens and blue greens. Because Pear Pizzazz has a yellow undertone, Crumb Cake is my preferred neutral to use with this colour.

To create the Pear Pizzazz background you simply ink up your acrylic block by stamping it directly onto your ink pad, mist it with a spray of water from your Stampin’ Spritzer and then press firmly into the Basic White card stock.

You can create beautiful water coloured backgrounds by pressing your acrylic block into several different colour ink pads but because I was stamping with multiple colours I simply used one colour for all three backgrounds today.

With this technique I prefer to either chose to use one colour for the background and then stamp over the top in multiple colours OR I create a multicolour background first and then use just one colour to stamp over the top.

My “Hello” card has a Shaded Spruce card stock base (20 x 13.5 cm) scored and folded in half, topped with Pear Pizzazz card stock layer (9.5 x 13 cm) and a stamped Basic White layer (9 x 12.5cm). The acrylic block I used to create the Pear Pizzazz background is size C.

The Forever Fern stamp set has a great splatter stamp and I inked up this stamp and the “Hello” sentiment in Crumb Cake before finishing my card with a simple bow of braided linen thread.

I used acrylic block size D for my next card on a Pretty Peacock card stock base (28 x 10 cm) that folds at the top. The Pear Pizzazz card stock middle layer is 13.5 x 9.5 cm and the stamped Basic White layer measures 9 x 9 cm.

This time I stamped and layered the sentiment separately to the main image using the stitched rectangle dies and I finished the card off with a double bow of linen thread.

Card number three uses acrylic block H on a Garden Green card stock base (half an A4 sheet, scored and folded at the top) with a middle layer of Pear Pizzazz, but this time I embossed the stamped Basic White layer with the Subtle embossing folder (after stamping).

The sentiment is die cut out using a stitched square and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals and I also added a bow of braided linen thread and some Shaded Spruce embellishments from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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

We will be back next Wednesday 3rd February when we’ll be showcasing another one of the Subtles: Petal Pink. We hope you can join us all then.

To purchase any of the products used in my cards, simply click on the links below.

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

Art With Heart Creative Showcase: New Catalogue Products

Art With Heart Creative Showcase: New Catalogue Products

Welcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase. 

This month the team are featuring projects using their favourite products from the new Stampin’ Up! 2020-21 Catalogue. The new catalogue is full of amazing new stamp sets, some bundled with dies or punches. The range of kits, papers and accessories complete the range of products you will see featured in this Showcase.

I don’t know about you, but choosing a favourite product is like choosing a favourite child. Impossible to do! However after much consideration I decided to make some cards using products from the stunning Forever Greenery Suite.

I love everything about this suite – the DSP, especially. But I think my absolute favourite part of this suite is the Gold 1/16 ” trim that comes with Vanilla Ribbon in the Forever Greenery Trim combo pack.

Tonight I made three different cards that all use the Forever Greenery Suite as well as some other new products.

My first card is a square card that actually features a different embossing folder – the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder from the Peony Garden Suite. Isn’t this embossing folder just stunning?

The circle is cut out with the largest of the layering circles and I used one of the stamps from the Forever Fern stamp set, stamped in Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizzaz and some Early Espresso.

The Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper adds an elegant touch of bling.

Card two uses a patterned paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack. I love how this rich dark wooden paper makes the elements on top of the card really pop.

But of course the main focal point of this card is the gorgeous Gold Hoop Embellishment tied with a bow of Gold 1/16 ” from the Forever Greenery Trim combo pack and another die cut piece from the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper. The different green foliage are stamped and die cut using the Forever Fern Bundle.

The layout for my final card is a design I cased from a card made by Dani Dziama, who was an Artisan Design team member a few years ago. I loved the amount of white space on her card, but I changed all the main elements to make it my own.

The embossed white panel has been embossed using one of the Greenery embossing folders and I used one of the scalloped square layering dies to cut out some of the gorgeous Forever Greenery DSP.

For many of my photos today I’ve used one of the sheets of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper as my background because I love the way the cards look against this DSP. This paper below looks like real wood – it is amazing!

The next Art With Heart Team member to share their new catalogue projects is the super creative Andrea Sargent. I can’t wait to see what she’s made tonight.

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Rachel Woollard

Rebecca Jacovou

Sharon Davern

Tina Gillespie

Vicki Boucher

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor (YOU ARE HERE)

Andrea Sargent

Amie McIlroy

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Kate Morgan

Michele Taylor

To purchase any of the products I’ve used in my card tonight simply click on the phots of the products below.

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