Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 27 Mint Macaron

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 27 Mint Macaron

Welcome to week twenty-seven 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 27 – Mint Macaron

Hello crafters!

Our colour this week is Mint Macaron, a lovely soft green. There were so many possible projects I had in my mind for Mint Macaron but in the end I was inspired by the colour combination and several products from the Gilded Autumn Suite on page 45 of the July – December Mini Catalogue.

I just love Mint Macaron and Copper foil together on these beautiful foiled papers and the Brushed Metallic Card stock, however instead of using this DSP I decided to see what the Today’s Tiles would look like inked up in Mint Macaron, with the second layer heat embossed in copper.

This card is super hard to photograph – either you capture the shine of the beautiful brushed metallic copper card stock and the Mint Macaron looks very dark (photo above) or you capture the true colour of Mint Macaroon but not the shine of the brushed metallic copper card stock (photo below).

The key to lining up the layers of the tile stamp is your trusty Stamparatus. To achieve the copper foiled look I stamped in Versamark ink before applying copper emboss powder. (NOTE I’ve just realised this product is now retired but you could use the gold emboss instead and the gold brushed metallic card stock instead of the copper brushed metallic card stock).

I’ve used the Totally Tile stamp set on purpose because I’ve made these two cards as a thank you to two of my amazing yoga teachers. I was so excited when I saw that Stampin’ Up! had a stamp set with “Namaste”. If you don’t practice yoga you might not be familiar with this word. We say it with our teachers at the end of a class and it can mean “I bow to you” but apparently it is also colloquially used among Hindi speakers as a way of saying hello, especially when greeting someone older.

My second card also uses the “Namaste” sentiment and the same colour combination but I’ve mixed the design up a bit and added some of the Metallic Copper Grosgrain Ribbon from the Gilded Autumn Suite.

Doesn’t that metallic Copper Grosgrain ribbon look beautiful behind the sentiment? I really hope my yoga teachers enjoy receiving their personalised “Namaste” thank you card!

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Mint Macaron today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the 2020-22 In Colors: Misty Moonlight. We hope you can join us all then.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply click on the product links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue, 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

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 24  Mango Melody

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 24 Mango Melody

Welcome to week twenty-four 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 24 – Mango Melody

When I saw this beautiful card on Pinterest – created by Tammy Wilson, a USA Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and member of the Artisan Design Team – it instantly evoked a very special memory for me.

In 2018 I visited New York, Indianapolis and Hawaii with my husband and two sons – it was our first big holiday as a family and the first time all four of us went overseas together. We went to celebrate my 50th birthday and more importantly to finally meet and thank my amazing bone marrow donor Ben and his wife Christy.

This incredible trip was one of the happiest times of my life and now with COVID I’m forever grateful we were able to enjoy this special trip together.

Tammy’s card immediately reminded me of the stunning trees in Central Park, New York and Indianapolis – the soft colour of the sky and the shape of the tree branches is totally different to we have here in Australia. Here’s a few photos I took of this soft winter sky with the silhouettes of the winter trees.

My first card today is a much simpler version of Tammy’s card and it uses slightly different colours. I love these shades of orange and brown together: Mango Melody, Cinnamon Cider, Early Espresso and Whisper White.

To create my background I’ve used a really fun watercolour technique that creates a different look every time.

  • Spritz a sheet of Fluid 100 Watercolour paper several times with your Stampin’ Spritzer
  • Tap an acrylic block onto Mango Melody ink pad to cover the surface of the block with the ink
  • Use your widest water painter to lift Mango Melody ink off your acrylic block and paint it onto the Fluid 100 Watercolour paper
  • Tap another acrylic block, this time onto your Cinnamon Cider ink pad and then use your widest water painter to paint some Cinnamon Cider ink onto your Fluid 100 Watercolour paper
  • Spritz the paper again with your Stampin’ Spritzer (watch the inks merge together at the edges) and then dry the ink using your heat tool
  • Stamp the largest tree stamp in Early Espresso ink, and then stamp the “shadows” stamp in Early Espresso ink underneath the group of trees
  • Flick the thick end of your Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker with your finger to create splatters all over the card

My sentiment is also from the Winter Woods stamp set – I used my Early Espresso marker to colour just the “thinking of you” section of the sentiment before stamping and then die cutting the sentiment out with stitched rectangle die to match the larger stitched rectangle die I used to cut the water coloured layer.

I couldn’t resist making one more card with this stamp set because it also is the perfect stamp set for the acrylic block stamping technique. If you’ve never tried this technique please give it a go – it is so easy and so effective.

You simply ink up an acrylic block (I used size C) by tapping it onto your stamp pad, then spritz it with your Stampin’ Spritzer and stamp the acrylic block directly to your paper. This time I used Whisper White but this technique looks great on watercolour paper too.

Once you’ve dried your ink background, stamp the tree stamp over the top in Early Espresso ink. I wanted a small sentiment to fit in the gap between the two tree branches on the far right and the “Hello” sentiment from the Well Said stamp set was the perfect fit.

Both my cards were finished off with a simple bow of linen thread.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Mango Melody today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the Brights: Melon Mambo. We hope you can join us all then.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply click on the product links below.

Product List

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

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 5 Blushing Bride

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 5 Blushing Bride

Welcome to week five 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 5 -Blushing Bride

Blushing Bride is part of the Subtles collection of colours. It is available as a Classic Stampin’ Pad and ink refill, Stampin’ Write marker, Subtle Designer Series Paper and Gorgeous Posies Card Kit, or you can purchase it within any of the Subtles collections.

My card today is a sweet little birdhouse that features the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Bundle. How cute are these little birds!

Blushing Bride looks amazing with any shade of brown so this is the colour combination I chose today.

I wanted to create a birdhouse very simply without using fussy templates so I decided to make a square card that folds at the top and then attach a roof to the top fold.

The new Triangle stitched dies made this super easy to do – I simply attached them to the top fold with Tear’n’tape after my card was completed.

Here’s a closer look at my sweet little birds. I stamped them in Sahara Sand and then Early Espresso – To create my birds with Two-Step Stampin’, I stamped the silhouette image in Sahara Sand and then stamped the detailed image in Early Espresso. I used my water painter to add a touch of Blushing Bride to their tummies.

The Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty paper, Gold Metallic Trim and Gilded Gems in the middle of the Blushing Bride flowers are the final touch, with the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set stamped in Early Espresso.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Blushing Bride today.

Just click on the links below to see what they’ve all made.

  1. Michele Taylor
  2. Tina Gillespie
  3. Diane Furniss
  4. Fiona Ryan
  5. Theresa Gerrard
  6. Kate Morgan
  7. Sharon Davern
  8. Christine Blain
  9. Ros Davidson
  10. Rachel Woollard
  11. Vicki Boucher
  12. Caroline Manwaring
  13. Kathryn Ruddick
  14. Andrea Sargent
  15. Sujatha Harding

Thanks so much for hopping along with the Art With Heart Team on our weekly Colour Creations Showcase. If you missed any of the previous colours you can see them all here.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the new 2020-22 In Colours: Bumble Bee. We hope you can join us all then.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, any of the ladies in the AWH Colour Creations Showcase or click on the product links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 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

Farewell to 2019-20 Retiring Products – Verdant Garden

Farewell to 2019-20 Retiring Products – Verdant Garden

We’re already up to day eight of my farewell to retiring products and today we’re saying goodbye to the Verdant Garden stamp set.

I’ve made a series of cards with this stamp set that feature four of the 2019-20 in colours: Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile, Rococo Rose and Pretty Peacock.

First cab off the rank? Seaside Spray. I’ve used the two bottom stamps in this set – they are designed to be used together to create this lovely tile effect.

Next is Terracotta Tile and Crumb Cake. Each of these cards features the same stamped design and this lovely scalloped linen ribbon in each of the In Colours.

Rococo Rose is such a soft and gentle pink – this card might be my favourite!

Pretty Peacock is last but not least and it also looks fantastic with Crumb Cake.

Here’s a closer look at all four cards. I’ve just found out that these beautiful ribbons will be carrying over to the new 2020-21 annual catalogue, which is great, but sadly the Verdant Garden stamp set will be retiring very soon.

Tomorrow I will be featuring another stamp set that is retiring from the 2019 Annual Catalogue and the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue, but in the meantime you can view all the retiring products in my online shop.  

Would you like me 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.

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

A Christmas Rose for Any Occasion!

A Christmas Rose for Any Occasion!

Welcome to Week 13 of the Heart of Christmas blog hop.

This week I’m sharing with you a variety of cards I’ve made using Stampin’ Up!’s brand new “Christmastime Is Here Suite”.

This suite is not in the Holiday Catalogue, but you can order it online here.

All of the products in the suite can either be ordered together or individually. This video gives you closer look.

Yes this is a Christmas suite, but the DSP patterns and the rose themed stamps and dies are also ideal for a variety of cards, including Christmas, birthday, Mother’s Day, thank you and sympathy cards.

Card one is a “for you” card that I shared in a blog last week. Here it is again in case you missed it.

After stamping the rose image in Memento ink onto Whisper White card stock I used my marker pens in Rococo Rose, Mossy Meadow and Gray Granite to colour directly onto the stamped image and then I blended using the clear blender pen, NOT the stampin blends.

Card two uses exactly the same stamped image but colouring in with soft saffron and soft sea foam it gives it a totally different effect.

This time I made a square card and mounted the image onto a piece of Sahara Sand, embossed with the pinewood embossing folder.

I’ve also used the Gold 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Shimmer Ribbon and Gold Glitter Enamel Dots from the suite as well as branches die cut in Whisper White using the Frosted Bouquet dies.

I finished of with some Wink of Stella but did go a teeny weeny bit overboard, making my card very glittery!

Card three is a Christmas card that uses a piece of Let it Snow DSP, overlaid with vellum. I fussy cut the image from the Christmastime is Here DSP, before cutting it in half to sit either side of the “Seasons Greetings” sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas stamped in gold.

Red Rhinestones add a touch of bling and cover a smudge of ink!!!!

Card four uses two different patterns from the Christmastime Is Here DSP to make a birthday card that could very easily be used as a Mother’s Day card if I changed the sentiment.

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.

My final card is another one I shared with you last week and perhaps the most traditional of the lot – a Merry Christmas card.

I simply die cut out the image from the DSP , using the same die that I used to cut out my stamped rose in the other cards. Very quick and super easy.

The lovely Judy May is hosting our Heart of Christmas blog hop this week – to see what the rest of the team have made this week you can visit Claire’s page here.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here.

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

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