Welcome to week twenty 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 Merry Merlot from the neutrals family.
My Merry Merlot card uses some gorgeous products that are currently on sale during the four day Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale.
Until 18 November, these products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalogue are on sale with the following discounts:
10% off all punches
15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
20% off all dies
20% off all embossing folders
20% off all non-specialty and non-assortment Designer Series Paper
Here are the three products I’ve used in this card that are on sale right now.
The background pattern on the card front is created using an Artistic Mix Decorative Mask with some Crumb Cake gently sponged over the top. This is such a quick and easy way to customise a background.
All of the flowers and leaves were fussy cut from this sheet of Awash in Beauty DSP – it was easy to fussy cut this DSP design.
I love Merry Merlot at different strengths – it’s a gorgeous shade of pink.
The gold hoop is made using the largest and second largest of the Layering Circle dies. Die cut the largest circle first and then it’s easy to line up the second largest circle die.
I’ve decided to try a new thing with my cards going forward. Wherever possible, I’m going to make a couple of different sentiments for each card and I’m not going to adhere the sentiment until I know what I am using the card for.
Here’s my alternate sentiment for this card.
This sentiment is stamped in Versamark Ink on Crumb Cake card stock, then heat embossed with white Emboss powder before it was die cut with a Stitched Rectangle die.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Di Furniss – I can’t wait to see what Di has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.
Welcome to week twenty-six 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 26 – Merry Merlot
Hello crafters. This week I’m sharing a Christmas card I’ve made using an entirely neutral colour palette – I really love any combination of neutrals together on a card.
Merry Merlot is our colour for this week and I’ve only used a tiny bit of it on my card because it is a very rich colour. Hopefully I’ve used enough to show you how nicely it pairs with these other neutrals.
If there ever were two bundles just crying out to be used together it’s the Beautiful World bundle on p26 of the annual catalogue and the Peace & Joy bundle on page 18 of the August to December Mini catalogue. I love how Stampin’ Up! co-ordinate their products right through their range.
The “faux embossed” background of my Gray Granite slimline card was easy to make using the globe dies and adhesive sheets. Just remember to attach a sheet to the back of your card stock before you die cut. Next time I make this card I think I’ll add more globes and space them more closely together for even greater impact.
The joy sentiment uses all three joy die cuts from the Peace & Joy bundle. Adding adhesive sheet to the card stock for the thinest joy on the top layer makes it easy to adhere.
Apart from the middle layer of the joy sentiment the other touch of Merry Merlot on the card is the Rhinestone Basic Jewels which I have coloured using my Merry Merlot Stampin’ Write Marker.
The pine fronds were stamped in Mossy Meadow and fussy cut out using my paper snips.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Merry Merlot today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.
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
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.
We will be back again next year on the 8th of January 2019 and we’ll be showcasing an old in-colour that has returned as a subtle colour: Mint Macaron. We hope you can hop along with us then.