Welcome to week forty nine of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop. Next week is our last week for the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue before we start again on Wednesday, 3rd May, with five new In colours, four new core colours and seven returning colours!
This week we are featuring Soft Succulent, one of the retiring 2021-23 In Colours. I’ve also featured Polished Pink, another retiring 2021-23 In Colour on my card, as well as the retiring Framed Florets stamp set and Framed Florets dies (reduced from $65 to $26).
Unfortunately the beautiful Soft Succulent and Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends! that I used to colour in my stamped images have already sold out!
The ‘Wishes for a beautiful birthday’ sentiment is from the Framed Florets stamp set, stamped in Tuxedo Memento Black Ink.
Inside the card I stamped and coloured more floral images and added another sentiment, all from the Framed Florets stamp set.
The sparkly embellishments on the front of the card are Rhinestone Jewels, coloured using my Soft Succulent Stampin;’ Blends.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Rachel Palmieri – I can’t wait to see what Rachel has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.
I love using up offcuts and making my own embellishments, so when I received the brand new Fitting Florets collection I was super excited to see possibilities using the Framed Florets dies!
The “offcuts” from the large oval die (top left die in the picture above) give you a stack of tiny hearts, ideal for embellishing your cards or using in shaker cards – I’ll be sharing a shaker card with you later this week. Today’s card uses these hearts as an embellishment.
I’ve also used a limited time product from the Fitting Florets collection – the Fitting Florets DSP – which I’ve fussy cut and die cut using the Framed Florets die that is designed to die cut these flower sprays in the DSP.
Here’s a close up of the tiny hearts – aren’t they just adorable! I’ve die cut them from Blushing Bride and Polished Pink cardstock to match the flowers in the Fitting Florets DSP. The dark Evening Evergreen cardstock layer is a great colour to make these embellishments pop.
I found the best way to adhere these was to position them on the card front, take a photo for reference, them place a small amount of Multipurpose Glue where each heart goes, using the sticky end of the “Take a Pick” tool to gently place each heart on the glue.
The “for a special person on a special day” sentiment is from the Framed Florets stamp set, stamped in Evening Evergreen and die cut using the Stylish Shapes dies.
If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store from tomorrow, November 1!
I’ll be back tonight with the AWH Heart of Christmas blog where we will be sharing some Christmas inspiration.
Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx