Welcome to week four of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop!
This week we are showcasing another brand new 2023-25 In Colour: Pebbled Path. Pebbled Path is a warm mid-tone gray, similar to a previous In Color, Tip Top Taupe.
Here’s how Pebbled Path compares to the other current Stampin’ Up! grays and browns. It really sits in between the grays and the browns.
I’ve paired Pebbled Path with Basic White and this stunning Champagne coloured More Dazzle 6″ x 6″ Specialty Paper.
This specialty paper adds so much “wow” factor to your cards – I can’t wait to use this for my Christmas cards too.
The only downsides of this incredibly sparkly specialty paper are that it is hard to photograph and it can also be tricky to die cut – you’ll need to run it back and forth in your cut’ n’ emboss machine a few extra times.
Apart from stamping the Rays of Light background stamp in Pebbled Path ink onto the Pebbled Path cardstock, there is actually no other stamping on this card.
The Wanted to Say Dies do all the hard work for you and they have a sentiment for most occasions as well as die cut decorations that include stars, hearts, a flower, a stem and leaf and a bow.
The Wanted to Say Dies also include a layer for all the sentiments so you can either use the sentiment with a layer behind it or on its own, as I’ve done here on the inside of my card.
TOP TIP for using these dies – adhesive sheets applied to the specialty paper and the cardstock BEFORE you die cut are a must for this type of card!
I’ve splattered some white craft ink with a water painter (I definitely need to practise my technique, LOL!) and added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to embellish my card.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Vicki Boucher – I can’t wait to see what Vicki 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 Bronwyn’s sixth Birthday Blog hop! You might have come to my blog from Vicki Arrowsmith.
We’re a group of stamping friends who are celebrating Bron’s 60th Birthday in 2022 with six blog hops, over six months, with six fun themes! Tonight is our final blog hop and it’s also Bronwyn’s actual birthday. The theme for our cards is “Tropical Holiday” because Bronwyn is relaxing right now on a tropical holiday in the location of our header image below – Port Douglas!
I intended to create a lush card full of greens and vibrant pinks but ended up with a totally different colour scheme. Hopefully it still conveys the relaxing feel of a tropical holiday even though there is not a single green leaf on the card!
For the vibrant tropical sky I’ve used the amazing “Rays of Light” background stamp – I love this stamp and I seem to be reaching for it all the time at the moment. The image of the woman with the sun hat and glass of wine is from the “In The Moment” stamp set. I’ve also used the Paradise Palms stamp set.
To layer the woman with the sun hat and glass of wine over the top, I stamped in Stazon onto a window sheet. You could just as easily stamp directly onto the stamped background as well. I was going to colour in the stamped image of the woman, but in the end I decided to go with a monochrome colour scheme instead.
The palm trees and grass are die cut using the Palms dies and the clouds are die cut using the Give it a Whirl dies. I love combining different Stampin’ Up! products to create scenes.
The sentiments on the front and the inside of the card and the palm trees on the inside are from Paradise Palms Stamp Set that coordinates with the Palms Dies.
Next up on Bronwyn’s Birthday Blog hop is Jan McQueen. I can’t wait to see what Jan has created today!
Here’s the full list of participants in the Blog Hop – hop along to be inspired by what everyone has created.
Welcome to week six of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!
Ten more products have just been added to Sale-a-bration, so I’ve paired two of these new Sale-a-bration items – the gold foil from the Brushed Metallic cardstock pack and silver foil from the Silver Foil Specialty pack – with the existing Sale-a-bration Gold and Silver DSP for my two modern Christmas cards.
NOTE: If you would like to redeem your Sale-a-bration credits for these new items, make sure you use the codes below, instead of the original product codes they have in the catalogue they appear in.
My “non-traditional” Christmas cards were inspired by a video where Stampin’ Up used the Rays of Light Stamp set to stamp on the Silver & Gold DSP.
TOP TIP – use your Stamparatus to stamp large background stamps like this one.
This sparkly Silver & Gold DSP works really well with the gorgeous sentiment stamp I’ve used from the “Very Best Occasions” stamp set. I love this sentiment – bring on the sparkle and banish the stress of Christmas, I say!
I’ve used two of the new 2022-24 In Colours for my cards today – Parakeet Party paired with silver foil and Sweet Sorbet paired with gold foil.
I used a paper trimmer to cut out the gold embossed sentiment, adding red rhinestones as holly berries to the sentiment.
The gold frame is created using the largest and third largest stitched rectangle dies, with the stamped DSP die cut out with the second largest stitched rectangle die.
While I layered the gold frame behind the DSP for the Sweet Sorbet card, I decided to place the silver frame over the top of the stamped DSP for the Parakeet Party card.
The sentiment for the Parakeet Party card was die cut using layering circle dies and Rhinestone Basic Jewels embellish the sentiment.
I know which card I like the best, but I’m curious to find out which variation you prefer? Do you think this design is too modern and graphic for Christmas cards?
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Rachel Woollard – I can’t wait to see what Rachel has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon‘s blog. Sharon Davern is the host of our Heart of Christmas blog hop this year – thank you so much Sharon!!