Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 21 Highland Heather

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 21 Highland Heather

Welcome to week twenty-one 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 21 – Highland Heather

I love Stampin’ Up!’s stunning tricolour purple ribbon so much I designed my card around it this week, creating a bunch of flowers tied with a double bow of this ribbon – its three stripes are Purple Posy, Highland Heather (our colour this week) and Gorgeous Grape.

The other colours included in my bunch of flowers are Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate. This is such a soft and feminine colour combination.

The Forever Fern bundle was just perfect for this project – its impossible to make a bad card with this stamp set and co-ordinating Forever Flourishing dies, and there are so many way you can use this bundle.

Because I wanted to create a double bow with the stripes in same direction on both sides of my bow I used a bow maker to carefully tie the double bow. If you don’t have a bow maker you can use a fork or even your fingers – there are heaps of free tutorials on Pinterest that will show you how to make a perfect bow of any size.

Stampin’ up!’s subtle embossing folder gives a lovely texture to the Whisper White card stock layer. The “hello” sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink before being heat embossed using white emboss power.

Because I had so many left over die cut pieces I decided to make a quick pop-up planter basket for the middle of my card. I traced around the smallest stitched rectangle to work out where to cut my pop-up mechanism and then simply used my paper snips to cut two side slits into a Whisper White insert.

Once I cut my two side slits I simply flipped out the pop-up mechanism (so it pops in the opposite direction to the card insert) and added a piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock embossed using the Brick & mortar Embossing Folder to create the planter box.

As well as attaching foliage pieces to the inside of the planter box pop-up section I also attached some to the inside of the Whisper White card base. Just a note of warning, when attaching die cut piece to your pop-up section just make sure they are positioned in a way that your card can close smoothly and they don’t stick out the sides when the card is closed.

Here’s a quick 17 second video showing you how my pop-up card moves.

The “to a friend that makes me smile” sentiment is the final touch for the inside of the pop-up card, stamped in Highland Heather.

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

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the new 2020-22 In Colours: Just Jade. We hope you can join us all then.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply click on the product links below.

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If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the August–December 2020 Mini Catalogue, 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

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

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 24 Highland Heather

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 24 Highland Heather

Welcome to week 24 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the Subtles: Highland Heather.

Although I’m not usually a purple kind of a gal, I really love this colour and I have a soft spot for it because of its name. You see my mum’s name is Heather and my grandparents on my dad’s side are Scottish, emigrating from the Scottish Highlands to Australia in the late 1930s.

Here’s a stunning picture I found of the Highland Heather on the Scottish moors. Look at that sky!

For my card today, I really wanted to recreate a bunch of this gorgeous highland heather and the “Lots of Happy Card Kit” was just perfect for the job. 

The great thing about this kit (apart from how quick it is to create a stack of cards) is that it’s also easy to make your own variations. I’m pretty sure this gorgeous flower is supposed to be lilac but I think it looks a lot like heather when it is coloured in with the Highland Heather.

Instead of using the watercolour pencils that come with the kit, I coloured the flower in with my light and dark Highland Heather blends. The leaves and stems are coloured in with my light and dark Old Olive blends.

Another variation I made was to add some burlap and, drum roll………

….a sneak peek of a new item from the forthcoming Occasions catalogue – Old Olive linen thread, tied in a bow with some Crumb Cake linen thread and Whisper White bakers twine.

One of my favourite elements in this kit is the matching envelopes with the black and white stripe. So very cute.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Diane Furniss

Michelle Taylor

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can click on the links below.

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.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing a 2018-19 In Colour: Lemon Lime Twist.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

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