I’ve been missing in action the past month, but I was determined to join in the hop this week as it is the very last Heart of Christmas hop for the year. Sharon has done an amazing job hosting our Christmas blog. Thank you Sharon!
After attempting to make a fancy fold that did not work at all, here is super quick and easy Christmas card instead!
The O Holy Night Designer Series Paper forms the perfect background for this simple nativity scene. I’ve paired it with Silver Adhesive-backed Glimmer Paper, Night of Navy card stock and Basic White card stock.
I love the amount of detail in this nativity die from the Night Divine dies.
The Silver Adhesive-backed Glimmer Paper makes working with these detailed dies a breeze – there is no need to muck around with glue.
The glimmery stars in the sky are die cut using the dies from the Stars at Night Hybrid Embossing Folder set.
If you have a pack of the O Holy Night Designer Series Paper and a pack of the Silver Adhesive-backed Glimmer Paper (online only) this design would be ideal for mass production of Christmas cards.
A few extra die cut stars complete the inside of the card.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Judy May. I can’t wait to see what Judy has made this week.
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon Davern’s blog.
Welcome to week eight 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 8 – Calypso Coral
Calypso Coral is in the subtles family but as the brightest of the subtles it really holds its own when combined with any of the brights, the regals or the neutrals – Calypso Coral really is a versatile colour. So when I saw a card created by Maria Cowans (a Stampin’ Up! demo located in the UK) I decided to create a card like hers, inspired by the Stampin’ Up! logo and using the same stunning colour combination.
Maria’s beautiful card is pictured below beside the Stampin’ Up! folder that inspired her design.
Calypso Coral looks incredible when paired with these other vibrant colours: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry and Whisper White.
Maria used the brand new “All Things Fabulous” bundle to recreate the Stampin’ Up! floral design. This is a fabulous bundle if you enjoy two step stamping – it reminds me of “Jar of Love” which is one of my all time favourite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.
Would you believe I had just ordered the “All Things Fabulous” bundle but it hadn’t arrived yet? So I decided to make a quite different card, one that uses the same colours in the Stampin’ Up! folder, but made with the floral stamps in the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set instead.
This card was very quick and easy to make. I stamped the large magnolia image and two of the smaller buds onto Watercolour paper using Black StazOn ink.
The Good Morning Magnolia Stamp is a double stamp set and it has co-ordinating Magnolia Memory dies which I used to cut out my flowers.
I used my new Water Painters to colour in my magnolias with Night of Navy, the buds with Calypso Coral, the leaves with Old Olive and the centre of the main flower with Crushed Curry.
Water colouring with ink pads is so easy to do. You simply tap an acrylic block onto the surface of your ink pad to pick up the colour and then lift the ink off your block with your water painters.
Once my water coloured flowers were dry I cut the flowers away from the leaves with my paper snips and trimmed closer to the stamp outline before rearranged the elements onto a Whisper White panel. I adhered this to a Night of Navy card base, which is simply a sheet of A4 card stock cut in half and then folded in half.
The “Thanks” sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy and comes from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set as well.
As soon as I had finished this card my “All Things Fabulous” bundle arrived in the post! So I decided to make a second card, this time more closely CASED on Maria’s one.
I used the “Wishing you all things fabulous” sentiment from the All Things Fabulous stamp set – I really love sentiments that have two different fonts on them, like this one.
This was such a quick card to make – it took me less than 5 minutes and the design evolved as I went. You really can’t go wrong with a floral stamp set like this.
For several of the Night of Navy and Calypso Coral flowers I stamped off the ink once before stamping the larger part of the flower and then stamped the ink at full strength for the second stamp that forms the middle of the flower.
I’m not sure which card I prefer. But I do think that this Calypso Coral colour combination really works well whether you use it for water colouring or for two set stamping and stamping off.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Calypso Coral today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.
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In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx