Welcome to week thirty four of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop, our first hop for 2023!

This is a weekly blog hop where we showcase the stunning range of Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order over 12 months and this week we are featuring Pacific Point from the Brights family.

Tomorrow morning the new January-April Mini Catalogue and SALE-a-bration Catalogue are launched and one of the free SALE-a-bration items you can redeem for a $180 spend is the Beautifully Happy stamp set.

The Beautifully Happy stamp set is very versatile because it includes a good variety of sentiments, floral line drawings that can be coloured in, a “splatter” stamp, a tiny little bee stamp and “distinktive” stamps that allow you to stamp shaded colour inside the flowers and leaves instead of hand colouring.

To show the versatility of this stamp set I have made three different cards using three different ways of colouring the stamped images. All three cards pair Pacific Point with Tahitian Tide – don’t these two blues look amazing together!

Card One is a birthday card for my sister-in-law who turns 40 next week. The 40 has been die cut with the new Alphabet A La Mode Dies and the “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from the Something Fancy stamp set, both available in the January-April mini catalogue.

I’ve coloured the flower and leaves using Pacific Point and Old Olive Watercolour Pencils, finally blending the watercolour pencil lines with a Blender Pen to smooth the colour out.

Stitched Rectangle dies create the card layers.

The inside of the card uses two of the sentiments from the Beautifully Happy stamp set. These sentiments are designed to be used on both the front and the inside of a card however I think they also work well when stamped together.

Card two is another birthday card that uses the smaller flower image, stamped three times. To colour these flowers I used the distinktive stamps from the Beautifully Happy stamp set, stamping both the Pacific Point and the Mossy Meadow ink at full strength.

The sentiment is the same “happy birthday” stamp from the Something Fancy stamp set that I used on the front of card one. Stylish Shapes dies cut the card front layers and the sentiment.

Card three is a thank you card that is coloured with the distinktive stamps, however this time the Pacific Point and the Mossy Meadow have been stamped off once onto scrap paper before stamping onto the card front.

Once again, the Stitched Rectangle dies create the front card layers.

I know I am going to get a lot of use from the Beautifully Happy stamp set as its variety of sentiments make it ideal for so many different occasions and it can be coloured in so many different ways.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Tina Gillespie – I can’t wait to see what Tina has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Tina Gillespie  

Kate Morgan  

Andrea Sargent

Rachel Palmieri

Rosa Leyden

Amie McIllroy  

Catherine Proctor – you are here!  

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store once they are available to purchase tomorrow morning.

We’ll be back next Wednesday January 11 with projects showcasing one of the 2021-23 In Colours, Pale Papaya.

I hope you can join us then.

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