Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 45 Shaded Spruce

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 45 Shaded Spruce

Welcome to week 45 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is a very dark regal colour: Shaded Spruce.

Stampin’ Up has some lovely Designer Series Papers that feature Shaded Spruce and I used two of these for my card today: Garden Impressions and Tropical Escape DSP.

My card uses a mix of die cutting and fussy cutting.

I stamped my birds in black ink onto the Garden Impressions DSP before die cutting them out. The branch they sit on has been die cut from the Wood Textures DSP.

The pink roses have been fussy cut from the Garden Impressions DSP, but the leaves have been die cut from the Tropical Escape DSP.

The card base is Shaded Spruce card stock topped with a rectangle of striped paper from the Tropical Escape DSP.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below.

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Tania Johnson

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

Christina Barnes

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of any of the Stampin Up! catalogues or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me .

We will be back again next week showcasing a neutral colour: Smokey Slate! We hope you can along with us then.

Art With Heart Designer Series Paper blog hop

Art With Heart Designer Series Paper blog hop

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring designer series paper. This month, Stampin’ Up! have a special on designer series paper, buy 3, get 1 free! We hope our blog hop inspires you to get crafting with your designer series paper. 

There are so many great Designer Series Papers in the Annual Catalogue to chose from, but there is something very special about the two designer series papers I chose for my project today: Tropical Escape DSP and Animal Expedition DSP.

Can you guess what is so special about these DSP papers by looking at my card?

Both of these papers have images that are designed to be cut out with Stampin’ Up! dies from their coordinating stamp set and die bundles! How cool is that!!!!!

This makes card making so very quick and easy, and it ensures everything coordinates perfectly. And speaking of coordinating, even though there are different greens used in each of these DSPs they all look amazing together in a jungle/bush setting, so don’t forget when you’re card making that you can mix and match different DSP’s together!

I made this animal card for a very special person…my niece, who turned two a few weeks ago. She’s been overseas with her family for a few months, but they finally return this weekend and we are having a get together at my place to celebrate all of the July birthdays in our family.

I’m wasn’t really sure what to call this card when I began to make it. Is it an Australian bush card because of the kangaroo? Or is it an African jungle card because of the giraffe, the sloth and the hippo? And is it a crocodile or an alligator? But then I had a brainwave. I’m calling it my Taronga Zoo card because this is where all of these animals are found together…and it’s also one of my niece’s favourite places to visit!

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest that was designed by a Tasmanian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator called Bronwyn Eastley. I bought her awesome tutorial to get the measurements and understand the mechanics of this card but I’ve adapted her original design to suit the DSP papers I wanted to use.

For the base of the card I used Old Olive cardstock, and then I covered all of the panels with the gorgeous Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green leaf patterned paper from Tropical Chic. The greens in the DSP across the top of the card that features the frogs on the branches are Call Me Clover and Lemon Lime Twist, and the gorgeous leaf ribbon (how cute is this ribbon!!!!) is also Call Me Clover.

Once I’d constructed the base of this card and added the panels of DSP, I went crazy with my bigshot and started cutting out animals from the Animal Expedition DSP, leaves from the Tropical Escape DSP, and extra leaves from coordinating cardstock and just kept layering until my Taronga zoo card was full of leaves and animals.

I had to fussy cut the sloth on his branch and the crocodile, but all of the other animals had their own die, which made this card super easy to make.

This card folds down to fit into a standard card sized envelope, and I can’t wait to see the look on my niece’s face when she pulls the card out of the envelope and realises it opens up to create a 3-D zoo scene!

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Kate Morgan.   

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