Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week  2 Basic Gray

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 2 Basic Gray

Welcome to week two 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 2 – Basic Gray

Basic Gray is what I would call a “gunmetal” gray and part of the Neutrals collection of colours.

It is available in the following products.

Like all of the versatile neutrals, Basic Gray works with any colour, and today I’ve chosen to pair it with some other neutrals as well as two colours that really pop beside Basic Gray: Mango Melody and Crushed Curry.

Mango Melody and Crushed Curry are two colours I rarely use, but for some reason they are the first colours I seem to reach for when using any shade of grey.

All three of my cards today are CASED from the brand new 2021-22 annual Catalogue as I excitedly wait for my order to arrive!

Luckily, as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I was able to place a pre-order for the new catalogue so I already have some of the new products, including the Lovely You punch bundle.

I love this card on page 22 of the new catalogue because it uses one of my favourite techniques – stamping your own DSP. There are seven little floral stamps in the Lovely You stamp set and they are just the perfect size for creating homemade DSP.

And here’s my CASE of this card, using the Basic Gray palette of colours that I’ve chosen for my cards today.

Strips of card stock give a ribbon effect and gilded gems add a touch of bling.

I also wanted to make a strong masculine card using Basic Gray and I was inspired by a very neutral card layout on page 124 of the catalogue. The card on the bottom right of this photo uses one of the dies from Tasteful Touches bundle and the lovely wooden papers in the “In Good Taste” Designer Series Paper .

I love taking a shortcut where ever I can, so for my card I decided to use a punch instead of a die. Using the Tailored Tag punch enabled me to make a card with a very similar layout…only much faster.

I’m very happy with how this card turned out and I’m going to make a couple more cards using this design but with different coloured card stock.

The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from the new Blossoms in Bloom Stamp set, stamped in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed using White embossing powder.

My final card was CASED from a card on page 84 of the catalogue that features the stunning new Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. The blue card in the photo below is the one I decided to CASE.

I cannot wait to get my hands on this paper, but in the meantime I’ve recreated this card using the two of the stamps from the  Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and my Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends.

This is such an easy and fun design and also a great way to add a colour to your card if you don’t have any card stock in that colour.

I’ve simply randomly stamped the flower and the branches of the card onto Whisper White card stock using my Basic Gray ink. I then carefully traced around the outline of each images with my Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend before colouring in all of the white area between each image.

The “you are so special” sentiment comes from the Tasteful Touches stamp set.

Basic Gray is such a versatile neutral – I could easily replace the Crushed Curry and the Mango Melody in any of these cards with pinks, red, purples, blues, greens, or even some foil or other neutrals. Any colours would pop really nicely beside Basic Gray.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have come up with today.

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

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

Thanks so much joining the Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase. I hope we’ve inspired you to look at Basic Gray with fresh eyes.

Next Wednesday we’ll be showcasing one of the brights: Bermuda Bay. 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

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 1 Balmy Blue

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 1 Balmy Blue

Welcome to week one 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 1 – Balmy Blue

Balmy Blue is a soft, powdery light blue that is part of the Subtles collection of colours. It is available as a Classic Stampin’ Pad and ink refill, Stampin blends combo pack, watercolour pencil, Stampin’ Write marker, Subtle Designer Series Paper and Whale of a time DSP, or you can purchase it within any of the Subtles collections.

Balmy Blue looks so fresh when paired with both of the darker blues – Pacific Point and Night of Navy – but today I’ve chosen Night of Navy because I wanted colours that are available in our Stampin Blends.

I used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp my flowers onto Whisper White cardstock because I coloured my stamped images with Stampin Blends. If I was going to watercolour with inkpads or watercolour pencils and an aqua brush I would have stamped using Stazon Ink instead and either watercolour paper or shimmery white paper.

The large floral images in the Bloom & Grow stamp set and its matching Budding Bloom dies make card making fast and easy because each stamp and dies creates one large spray of flowers already beautifully arranged!

For my card I’ve stamped and die cut the same flower spray twice. The large sentiment was die cut and layered using the long scalloped edge die.

Here’s a closer look at this gorgeous scalloped edge – it adds so much visual interest.

I’m really looking forward to using Balmy Blue with lots of different colour combinations and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have come up with today.

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

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

Thanks so much for hopping along with the Art With Heart Team on our very first weekly Colour Creations Showcase. Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the neutrals: Basic Gray. 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

2020-21 Annual Catalogue is Live Today

2020-21 Annual Catalogue is Live Today

I’m so excited because two brand new catalogues – the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and the 2020-21 2020-21 Beginner Brochure are both live today.

If you click on the images below you can download and save the PDF of both the Annual Catalogue or the Beginner Brochure. If you’d prefer your very own paper copy, please contact me and I’ll pop one in the post for you.

Take a look at the new online store

Stampin’ Up! also have a new online store – you can take a look at my online store out here!

If you need a little help navigating your way around this new and improved online store, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Earn bonus Stampin’ Rewards during the month of June

There are two fantastic specials for the month of June, to kick off the new Annual Catalogue and Beginner Brochure.

Earn Extra Stampin Rewards

Stampin’ Rewards are free product you earn every time you place an order of $250 or more. But for a limited time you can earn even more Stampin’ Rewards.

If you place an order over $400 (before postage) between June 3rd to 30th you’ll get an extra $40 in Stampin’ Rewards on top of your normal Stampin’ Rewards.

So for example, if you place a $400 order, you would normally receive $40 Stampin’ Rewards, but if you place that order between 3-30th June you’ll receive $80 instead to spend on any Stampin’ Up! product of your choice!

You can access my online store here.

Receive an Extra FREE Stamp Bundle in Your Starter Kit

Whether you decide to join Stampin’ Up! just for the 20% discount on products or to start your own home business, you’ll get even more bang for your buck during June.

Normally, when you join Stampin’ Up! you get to choose $235 of Stampin’ Up! products of your choice for just $169 – plus you get free postage on your kit.

But from June 3 – 30 you also get an extra FREE die/stamp set or punch/stamp set bundle (of your choice and of any value) in your kit. There are over 30 fabulous new bundles to choose from and depending on which bundle you choose you could save over $100!

If you’d like to find out more about joining Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Take a closer look at the 2020-22 In Colours

I’ll be sharing a lot more projects I’ve made with the new products from the new catalogues over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, here’s some of the gorgeous new products that I’ve already been lucky enough to play with in the past few weeks. You can read more about these beautiful new 2020-22 In Colours in my recent blog.

Join me tonight and every week for the AWH weekly Colour Creations Showcase

At 8pm (AEST) tonight I’ll be launching the 2020-21 Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase, a weekly blog hop that runs for 50 weeks of the year.

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.

The Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase is a great source of inspiration for not only different colour combinations but also learning new techniques and seeing different Stampin’ Up! products used in fresh and innovative ways.

Would you like your very own copy of the new catalogues?

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2020-21 Stampin Up! Mini Catalogue, the Beginner Brochure, 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 – Bonanza Buddies

Farewell to 2019-20 Retiring Products – Bonanza Buddies

Do you ever buy a stamp set just for the one stamp!

I tried to resist the Bonanza Buddies stamp set but that little koala bear just kept calling my name. And once I’d started using the set, the happy birthday sentiment quickly became a go to for my birthday cards.

For my card today I also used some of the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper – I didn’t want the busyness of the paper to distract from my cute koala bear so I used one of the “quieter” designs in Coastal Cabana and Whisper White.

Do you want to see my koala bear? I just adore this little guy!

To add texture and dimension to the background of my card I embossed the DSP using the Corrugated 3D embossing folder – you can see it better on this photo below.

A strip of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon tied with bakers twine is threaded through the top of the slit in the stitched die and a black Peaceful Poppies Sequins tops off the party hat and the card.

Tomorrow I will be sharing some more cards with you, 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 – Magnolia Blooms

Farewell to 2019-20 Retiring Products – Magnolia Blooms

Today I’m farewelling the Magnolia Blooms stamp set, a stamp set you might have overlooked because it was released in the beginners catalogue. 

I created two cards using the same hand made designer series paper technique and I love how they both turned out.

Home made designer series paper is easy to do and so much fun if you love to colour in. I started with half an A4 sheet of shimmery white card stock (because I knew I was going to use my aqua painter) and stamped all over it with the two flower stamps and the little leaf. I start by stamping the largest image first and then filled in the gaps with the smaller stamps.

Next I used my Old Olive and Rich Razzelberry Watercolour pencils to colour in the images and then I used my aqua painter to blend out the colour.

Step three is to cut the paper in half again before using the dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blend pen to colour in around the images on one of the halves. I carefully outlined each image first using my Basic Black Blend pen before filling in the white space.

To make my cards I used large Memories and More card bases, mounting the black floral pattern onto some Rich Razzleberry card stock first. The “happy Birthday” sentiment is from a brand new stamp set called Blossoms in Bloom – it will be available to purchase June 3 when the new Annual catalogue goers live.

And here’s the other card design using the white floral design layered onto some Basic Black card stock.

This stamp set co-ordinates beautifully with the Good Morning Magnolia stamp, which is not retiring, so if you love magnolias make sure you don’t miss out securing the Magnolia Blooms before it retires on June 2.

Tomorrow I will be sharing some more cards with you, 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 – Lots Of Happy Card Kit

Farewell to 2019-20 Retiring Products – Lots Of Happy Card Kit

Today I’m farewelling the Lots Of Happy Card Kit – one of my favourite kits of all time. It includes everything you need to make 20 cards, even the acrylic block to mount your stamps on and the adhesives to attach the elements to the card front.

The watercolour pencils included in the kit are some of my favourite colours. Here’s what the cards look like coloured in with the pencils included in the kit.

For my cards tonight I thought I’d show you how these cards look created with different colours, mixing up the design elements. I used Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Granny Apple Green watercolour pencils and my blender pen to blend the colours together.

I love how this bold black and white striped paper works so well with the Sahara Sand Card bases as a neutral palette you can mix with any other colours.

The card bases come in 5 different sizes and shapes. This birthday card is made from one of the large card bases.

And here’s the other birthday card design I made using one of the large card bases.

This smaller, rectangular note card is just perfect to accompany a gift.

And how cool is this hexagonal shape. Like every card in this kit, it comes with its very own matching envelope.

The smallest note card base is so adorable. I like to include little notecards this size when I’m giving a bunch of flowers or a small gift like a pair of earrings.

Tomorrow I will be sharing some more cards with you, 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

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