Welcome to week thirty nine 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 Pool Party from the Subtles family.
Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has now added 10 more products to their SALE-a-bration offerings? Until 28 February you can earn these products or the original SALE-a-bration items for FREE on any order over $90.
One of these new SALE-a-bration offerings is the Into The Clouds embossing folder which to me looks like a linocut or woodcut. I’ve always loved this graphic style of printmaking, especially in illustrations for children’s books.
Steven Kean, from the North shore of Hawaii is one artist, in particular, who our entire family loves because he specialises in this style of surf prints. This is the print we bought from him in on our holiday to Hawaii several years ago.
As I wanted to make Pool Party and the Into The Clouds embossing folder the main focus of my card, I’ve kept my color scheme very monochromatic, using just three colours as well as Basic White.
The Into The Clouds embossing folder is quite a thin embossing folder so the Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sandwich that worked for me was:
- Base Plate – bottom layer
- Into The Clouds embossing folder with Pool Party cardstock inside – middle layer
- Embossing Plate – top layer
Always remember to run your embossing folders through Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the folded spine going through the machine first and the Stampin’ Up! logo facing upwards.
To create my lighthouse scene I used a landscape die from the new Greatest Journey dies, however you could easily freehand cut a cliff if you don’t own these dies.
Don’t forget to use the stamp sets that come in kits on your other cards. This lighthouse stamp is from the You Are My Anchor Photopolymer Stamp Set, part of a kit collection called the You Are My Anchor All-Inclusive Card Kit.
This kit really is fantastic value for money!
For $33 you receive everything you need to make make 10 mini cards, 10 mini printed envelopes and 4 boxes with bands, including:
* You Are My Anchor Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Pre-cut card bases and die cut pieces
* Pacific Point Classic Stampin’™ Spot
* Rope Twine
* Adhesive to complete projects
* Acrylic stamp block
The lighthouse was the perfect size and very easy to fussy cut out with Paper Snips. I also stamped seagulls using the tiny seagull stamp from the same stamp set to create this lighthouse scene.
There are plenty of sentiments that would work really well with this card, however, I don’t own any of these stamp sets so I created my own using stamps I already have.
The word “sending” is from the Full of Love Stamp Set, “light” is stamped using the Alphabest stamp set and the rest of words are from the Sending Smiles stamp set.
I’ve stamped another lighthouse on the inside of my card, along with a sentiment and a heart, all stamps included in the You Are My Anchor Photopolymer Stamp Set.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Tina Gillespie – I can’t wait to see what Tina has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.
Catherine Proctor – you are here!
If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store once they are available to purchase tomorrow morning.
We’ll be back next Wednesday, February 15, with projects showcasing Poppy Parade.
I hope you can join us then.