Starry Sky Teacup Dies Card – Week 3 AWH Colour Creations

Starry Sky Teacup Dies Card – Week 3 AWH Colour Creations

Welcome to week three of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop! We are showcasing each of the 5 new In Colours for the first 5 weeks before we then feature our core colours in alphabetical order for the rest of the year.

Our third new In Colour is Starry Sky, a rich and dramatic midnight blue.

Here’s what Starry Sky looks like in comparison to the other current Stampin’ Up! blues and blue/green aqua colours.

My card today is a belated Mother’s Day card for my mum who loves beautiful old china cups and anything blue and white – blue is her favourite colour. I’ve used both the Teacup Dies and the Flowers of Home Dies to create a Wedgewood like effect on my teacups.

Smaller dies can often be overlooked, but these dies from the Flowers of Home Dies are the perfect scale for these teacups. The “fern” die on the other teacups is one of the dies in the Teacup Die set.

My top tip for adding these detailed dies to the top of your teacups? Make sure you adhere an adhesive sheet to the reverse side of the cardstock you are die cutting BEFORE you die cut it with these floral dies. It makes it so much easier to adhere them without getting glue everywhere.

The Teacup Dies don’t have a saucer die, however that is easily fixed. The plain oval from the Double Oval Punch or the smallest plain oval die from the now retired Oval Layering Dies (these two ovals are virtually identical in size and shape) work perfectly as a saucer for the teacups.

I used my light Gray Granite and light Starry Sky Stampin’ Blends to draw a line under the base of each cup to “anchor” the cups into their saucers.

The “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment from Flowering Tulips stamp set was the perfect shaped sentiment for this layout, however you could replace this sentiment with the “Happy Birthday” “Thank You”, “Thinking of You” or the “Hello” sentiment from the new Go To Greetings stamp set.

An oversized card requires an oversized envelope, so I made a simple one using one of the DSP patterns from the new stunning Sun Prints DSP.

Both sides of this DSP perfectly match the colours I’ve used in my card today: Starry Sky, Gray Granite and Basic White.

Gray Granite Baker’s Twine and two square white brads make an easy and stylish closure.

As well as mix and matching your dies, don’t forget to mix and match your stamp sets too. To make the perfect sentiment for my mum I combined the “Thank you” sentiment from the Cup of Tea Stamp set and the “love you so much” sentiment from the Flowering Tulips stamp set.

I added a capital “I” to make the sentiment read “I love you so much” by stamping the “/” stamp from the new Alphabest stamp set on an angle and it worked perfectly!

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Andrea Sargent – I can’t wait to see what Andrea has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Andrea Sargent

Diane Furniss  

Theresa Gerrard

Kate Morgan  

Rachel Palmieri

Amie McIlroy  

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard  

Sharon Davern  

Christine Blain  

Ros Davidson  

Michele Taylor   

Rosa Leyden 

Catherine Proctor – you are here!  

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

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Next Wednesday we will showcase another new In Colour – Sweet Sorbet, a very vibrant red,

Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx

Cath xx

Mothers Day AWH Creative Showcase

Mothers Day AWH Creative Showcase

Welcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase. 

Tonight we’re sharing Mother’s Day projects. I had a beautiful card prepared for you that used the new Butterfly Brilliance bundle and the Butterfly Bijou paper, but because this paper has now sold out I’ve quickly made a replacement card.

My colour combination was inspired by the beautiful sheet of Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper that I’ve used to decorate the back flap of my envelope.

I wanted to make a card where the butterflies moved and I found a great technique to do this on Pinterest using a retired Stampin’ Up! Stamp set called Watercolour Wishes. I’ve adapted this technique to work with the new Butterfly Brilliance bundle.

Here’s the inside of my card, where the real magic happens – three beautiful butterflies that pop up and flutter their wings when you open the card!

It’s actually a simple technique that involves folding and scoring a strip of 20 x 5 cm Basic White card stock at 1cm, 7 cm, 13 cm and 19cm. Use washi tape to adhere them to the bottom right butterfly in the Brilliant Wings Die and run it through a Cut’ n’ Emboss machine multiple times to ensure the die cuts through all the layers.

After die cutting I stamped my 3 butterflies with Back Tuxedo Memento Ink and coloured them in using Soft Seaspray and Highland Heather light and dark Stampin’ Blends.

I also stamped and die cut another bigger butterfly for the front of my card and a smaller butterfly for the front of my envelope. The big butterfly was adhered with glue dots to an embossed Seaside Spray layer (Ornate Garden Embossing folder) on top of a Highland Heather card stock layer.

Can you see the glimmer my Wink of Stella pen has added to my butterfly?

Because the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set does not have sentiments I used the Dressed To Impress “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment on the front of my card and the small dot stamp to create a border for the inside of my card.

Make sure you stamp this inside border BEFORE attaching the edges of the butterfly wings with some multipurpose glue.

Can you see the little butterfly that decorates the front of my envelope?

To see more Mother’s Day ideas from the AWH Team head back to Rachel’s page as she is hosting our monthly blog hops.

To purchase any of the products used in my card tonight, click on the links below.

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If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the forthcoming 2021-22 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

When you shop online in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store  don’t forget to use my monthly Host Code (if your order is between $50 – $250) and I will send you a thank you gift the following month. If your order is over $250 don’t use the host code because you will qualify for your own stamping rewards.

My April Host Code is ESWKFC2Y and it is valid until midnight April 31.

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

Farewell to 2019-20 Retiring Products – Tea Together

Farewell to 2019-20 Retiring Products – Tea Together

We’re up to day four of my “Marie Condo” farewell to retiring products and since it’s only a week until mother’s day I thought it would be the perfect time to farewell a stamp set with a mother’s day sentiment.

The Tea Together stamp set has matching tea time dies, which makes card making super fast and easy.

I’ve used this card to make both birthday cards and mother’s day cards – I love this mother’s day sentiment. I’ve made my teapot for this card using Gorgeous Grape card stock and some retired butterfly DSP but it looks lovely cut out of any patterned paper, especially floral designs.

Here is another card i made with this set …this time using a Christmas paper to make a birthday card.

I picked up on the Poppy Parade and the Mossy Meadow colours in the DSP and used my blender pens in these colours to colour in stamped flowers from the Tea Together stamp set. The teapot, cup and saucer were also stamped from this set and then all cut out using the matching dies.

The happy birthday sentiment is from the Itty bitty Birthdays stamp set die cut out with my stitched rectangle dies.

I also used the stitched rectangle dies on my Mother’s Day card.

I hope you’re enjoying my farewell to retiring products?

Every day I will be featuring a stamp set that is retiring from the 2019 Annual Catalogue and the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue and thank it for its service by showcasing a card (or two) that I’ve made with the stamp set.

You can view all the retiring products in my online shop.  

Would you like me to send you your very own Stampin’ Up! 2020-21 Annual Catalogue?

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2020-21 Stampin Up! Mini Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another card or two to farewell another retiring stamp set.

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

Art With Heart Creative Showcase: Mother’s Day

Art With Heart Creative Showcase: Mother’s Day

Welcome to the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team Monthly Creative Showcase. The theme for this month’s showcase is Mother’s Day. Under the current conditions Mother’s Day this year is going to be completely different to any other Mother’s Day celebrations.

For most of us that means we won’t be able to see our mothers in person on Mother’s Day this year so sending a card will be super important…don’t forget to post it in time!

The Art With Heart Team are hoping to share a little Mother’s Day love and inspiration with you tonight. However the cards I’m sharing with you will not be going to my mum because she reads my blog and I want to surprise her on Mother’s Day! I also have two mother’s in law (my husband’s biological mum and his step mum) so I’m sure these cards will come in handy for both his mums.

Here’s a close up of the stunning new Ornate Borders Dies that I’ve used in all three cards tonight.

These dies are so intricately detailed I’ve decided to keep my cards very simple, using just two colours to highlight the patterns in these border dies. Basically, these dies do all the work for you…and I love that!

Here’s my first card for the night.

And here’s a closer look at the detail of the die and another new product…the gilded gems. I’ve used the gilded gems on all three cards tonight because they work perfectly with this very neutral combination on crumb cake and whisper white.

My Happy Mother’s Day sentiment is from the Dressed To Impress Photopolymer Stamp Set, stamped in Versamark ink before I heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Card two uses another border die, along with a sentiment from the co-ordinating Ornate Thanks stamp set that is part of the bundle with the Ornate Border dies. 

The “so Grateful” is one stamp and then “for all you do” is another stamp – so you can mix and match your sentiments with this set which is super cool.

The flowers I’ve used on these two cards are three little flower dies that come with the ornate borders…they are just perfect to add dimension to the card.

My third card features the last of the Ornate Border dies. This card is the simplest of the lot but I think I like it the best for the delicate simplicity of the die … it’s so classic and elegant!

Which card do you like best?

The next demonstrator to share her Mother’s Day project is the amazingly talented Kate Morgan.

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

Rebecca Jacovou

Vicki Boucher

Rachel Woollard

Sharon Davern

Catherine Proctor

Kate Morgan

Andrea Sargent

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Rachel Palmieri

Caroline Manwaring

Michele Taylor

Tina Gillespie

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