Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride – Week 6 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride – Week 6 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to week 6 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! We are showcasing Blushing Bride, a pale pink colour from our subtles family.

This week I was inspired by the colour combination the lovely Vicki Boucher used for our Basic Gray blog hop. Vicki paired Basic Gray with Blushing Bride and I just loved the way this dark gray made the soft pink really pop, so my colour combination for this week’s hop is Blushing Bride, Basic Gray and Basic White with a touch of Basic Black.

The Hand Penned Petals suite is a very pretty new suite in the Annual Catalogue and it really has something for everyone.

  • The DSP is so lovely you don’t have to do much to it to create beautiful cards.
  • The Memories and More pack and matching cards make for super easy cards.
  • The Hand Penned stamp set is fabulous if you love colouring — or you can simply use the two step stamping if you prefer not to colour in.
  • The dies can be used to cut the stamped images or also on their own for the die inlay technique.

My three cards today show you three different ways to use this suite: a quick and easy card using the Memories and More Cards; a simple but effective die inlay technique; and a card that uses leftovers from the die inlay technique combined with stamped and coloured die cut floral images.

As well as elegant floral designs and pastel hues, the Hand-Penned Memories & More Cards pack contains outline images you can colour in. I chose a large Memories & More card to colour in with my Blushing Bride Marker. You can see the card in the photo below – I simply fussy cut it out after colouring in. So quick and easy!

The ornate floral embossing folder was the perfect background layer for this large image and the Pastel Pearls were the finishing touch for my card.

The die inlay technique is a bit fiddly but well worth it. Using Adhesive Sheets makes it a lot easier to adhere the die cut pieces to the card base without getting glue everywhere and the Take-a-Pick Tool is essential for picking up and inserting the die cut pieces.

You can also use multipurpose glue for this technique. Simply squirt some onto a silicon sheet and use a cotton bud to apply very sparingly to the die pieces. Use the die shape in the photo above to cut one piece out of Whisper White and one piece out of Blushing Bride card stock – don’t forget to adhere the adhesive sheet to the back of the card stock before die cutting.

Then it’s simply a matter of adhering the white die piece to your background layer (save the leftover pieces) and using your Take-a-Pick tool to insert Blushing Bride pieces to make the flowers.

The Thanks sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink, white heat embossed and fussy cut out before applying to the card.

Remember how I said to save the leftover die cuts from the die inlay technique? I’ve used them on my third card, along with a couple of stamped, coloured and die cut images using the Hand-Penned bundle.

This is such a great way to incorporate your leftover pieces into a card. I cut up my second stamped image and arranged pieces of it and the die cuts around the main stamped image. Once again, the Pastel Pearls were the finishing touch for my card.

One amazing suite of products…three very different cards.

Do you have a favourite?

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented Caroline Manwaring. I can’t wait to see what she’s made this week!

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the the full list of participants below:

Michele Taylor 

Kate Morgan 

Rachel Palmieri 

Andrea Sargent 

Dianne Furniss 

Vicki Boucher 

Tina Gillespie 

Theresa Gerrard 

Sharon Davern 

Rachel Woollard 

Kristine D’Auria 

Ros Davidson 

Christine Blain 

Catherine Proctor – you are here

Caroline Manwaring 

Amie McIlroy 

To purchase any of the products used in my cards today you can add them to your cart here.

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.

Product List

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

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