Christmas, Designer Series Paper, Handmade Cards, Holiday Catalogue, Stampin' Up!

Quick and easy Christmas Pine Tree featuring DSP

Using the 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP in the background as well as behind the tree cut out, you can quickly create some elegant Christmas card. The In the Pines bundle and Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set are my must have items for the holiday season.

My colour combo: Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, White

The Lovely Labels Pick a Punch is used to create the fancy ends of my sentiment. The Just Jade layer is embossed with the Subtle 3D TIEF for a bit of texture. A Star Designer Element is added to the top of the tree. We all need a star or an angel there!

I till felt it was missing something, so I added a Just Jade Gingham bow made using the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

On the inside, I added some left over strips and used the Banner Triple Punch on the ends.

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Colour Creations Showcase – Merry Merlot – Dove of Hope with Blended Background

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Showcase to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 26 – Merry Merlot

The Dove of Hope stamp set and coordinating Detailed Dove dies make gorgeous Christmas cards without too much effort.

Craft with Kate Colour Combination Merry Merlot Just Jade Whisper White

The card base is Merry Merlot, embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D TIEF. The Whisper White layer, I scored the border using the Simply Scored, at 1/8″ intervals. This is another great way to create borders without adding extra bulk to your card.

I used a Decorative Mask (oops, sorry this one is retired) but you can use any mask with Blending Brushes. Once I removed the mask, I found it a bit “in your face”, so I lightly brushed over it again to soften the look… much better! The sentiment is stamped in Merry Merlot before I added the dove.

Some Elegant Faceted Gems were added at the very end for a little bling.

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Christmas Arrange a Wreath on a fancy brick wall

First I want to make sure you are aware of the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza tomorrow – for 1 day only on 24th November – save 10% off most of the Annual catalogue products. Click here to view the PDF of all the details of what is on sale, including bundles where you are already saving 10%!

The Arrange a Wreath Bundle is such a wonderful product and you can create so much with it. Today, I have a Christmas Wreath on a fancy brick wall, a background of the In Good Taste DSP.

The Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay Wreath are such gorgeous colours together and the Real Red flowers just pop!

The sentiment is stamped on a die cut from the Tasteful Labels dies. It was a bit too big, so I moved the die and cut again to make it shorter! I love how we can do this to make our sentiments fit perfectly.

The little So Saffron pearl embellishments are a retired product, but they were the perfect colour for my project. You could also colour the plain Basic Pearls with an alcohol Blends Marker to colour it any tone you like!

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Curvy Christmas in Classic Christmas Colours

Here is a quick background using the new Classic Christmas DSP and the Curvy dies & Curvy Christmas stamp set.

The card base is Thick Whisper White and the DSP added to the top. The sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce to match, using the Stamparatus for that perfect image.

I just love this little reindeer – stamped in Memento ink and coloured with alcohol Blends Markers and some Wink of Stella added to his nose and bow. I fussy cut him out and popped him up on dimensionals.

This card is so simple and you could whip up loads of these in time for Christmas if you haven’t started your cards yet!

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Colour Creations Showcase – Melon Mambo No-line Watercolour Technique

AWHT Colour Creations ShowcaseEach week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Showcase to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 25 – Melon Mambo

For tonight’s card, I wanted to revisit the no-line watercolour technique, where you stamp the image (2nd generation) in Sahara Sand ink onto Watercolour paper.

This is definitely a technique that takes a lot of practice (for me anyway!) and you need to take your time to allow the colour to dry before adding more for a deeper effect. I used the Water Painters (without filling the barrel with water). I just have a glass of water next to me so the brush doesn’t get too wet as I work. I take the ink from the lid of the inkpad and apply with a light colour over the entire bloom, before going back over it in small sections, allowing to dry between layers.

From a distance, the poppy looks pretty good and I’m fairly happy with the outcome. I haven’t added a sentiment as yet, that will come when I figure out who this card will go to, hence why the image is not centred in the die cut frame. I will add the sentiment to the left later on!

The Scripty Embossing Folder gave my card a more old-worldly feel, as does the Scalloped Lace Trim. The die cut is popped up on dimensionals.

On the inside, I stamped the poppies across the bottom using the same technique. The sentiment is stamped in Sahara Sand ink 3 times using the Stamparatus, to get a nice dark colour.

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see the full list of participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase. We would love for you to visit each one and leave some comments if you feel inspired.

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Final Heart of Christmas for 2020

Heart of Christmas image

Welcome back to our final Heart of Christmas with the Art with Heart Team for 2020. Each month we have shared Christmas inspiration with you using current Stampin’ Up! products. Have you been inspired to make your Christmas cards & projects this year? It has been a good time while in lockdown due to COVID-19, to stay busy.

Tonight I have a fun Christmas card using the Warm and Toasty stamp set with the Snowflake Splendor DSP.

My card base is Purple Posy with the ribbon wrapped around the DSP panel. A separate bow is tied and glued at the top of the die cut (Tasteful Labels).

The little mice are stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured with Blends Markers; Pool Party, Ivory, Purple Posy. I added some Shimmery Chrystal Effects to the bauble. This die cut is popped up on dimensionals and the bow added.

Please head over to Judy’s blog to see the full list of participants in this month’s Heart of Christmas. We would love for you to visit each one and leave some comments if you feel inspired.

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Happy 50th Birthday to my hubby!

Well, today my hubby turns 50 – eek, when did that happen?!!!

When I met him 22 years ago, he had this red Mini in his garage that was in need of major work to get it back on the road again, but he just didn’t have the time or money and when we moved in together it had to go. However, he always wanted to get another one in the future… do you think this card will suffice?!!! I don’t think so, but it’s a little reminder of his dream (maybe one day when he retires!).

This card uses some retired product (Designer Paper) and the car image is not Stampin’ Up! and boy did I know that when I inked it up. Eek, I’ll be sticking to my SU supplies for their superior quality to this one, it was a horror to get a clean image and it took several goes 😦

The Happy Birthday image on the front is from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set, inked in Versamark and Silver Emboss Powder added and heat set. The car is popped up on a wobble element so it moves around and is very cute!

Check out the personalised number plate!!! I used the Make a Difference stamp set. The image is coloured with Real Red/Smoky 
Slate & Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers. Shimmery Crystal Effects is used on the car lights for a bit of shine.

Family Party was the perfect stamp set for the inside sentiment and the silver foil numbers are the Playful Alphabet dies, sitting on a black die cut from the Tasteful Labels dies. The stars are stamped in Smoky Slate ink.

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Colour Creations Showcase: Mango Melody is a Whisky Business

AWHT Colour Creations Showcase

Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Showcase to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 24 – Mango Melody

This is a super bright colour and not one I use a lot of, but I recently purchased this stamp set, Whiskey Business during the sale and wanted to ink it up!

I used the Misty Moonlight pages from the 2020–2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2cm x 15.2cm) Designer Series Paper pack and the In Good Taste DSP to create a bench for the images to sit on.

The images are stamped in Gray Granite on White card and coloured with the Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Combo. They are fussy cut and added to the card on dimensionals. The ice cubes have Shimmery Crystal Effects added for texture. The sentiment is stamped in the Mango Melody ink on the same colour card and cut up then glued directly to the card.

On the inside I simply added off cuts of the DSP and stamped a simple sentiment.

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see the full list of participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase. We would for you to visit each one and leave some comments if you feel inspired.

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Curvy Christmas Wreath

I’m loving the Curvy Celebrations suite of products now available – some products are early release items from the upcoming 2021 Mini catalogue.

Curvy Christmas & Classic Christmas DSP

Quite Curvy & Curvy Dies

The rich colours of this Classic Christmas DSP includes Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Shaded Spruce with white, but tonight I am using all but Sahara Sand for my classic Christmas card.

I decided to create a wreath using the Stamparatus to stamp the foliage in the round. The stars were stamped the same way, to get that beautiful uniform pattern.

The bird is stamped in Memento ink, coloured with Cherry Cobbler Blends Markers and cut out with the coordinating die. The circles are cut using the Layering Circles dies.

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Warm and Toasty Christmas meets Curvy Christmas

How cute is this Christmas scene with the stunning Snowflake Spendor paper in the background and snow scene in front created with the new Curvy dies. The sentiment is from the Curvy Christmas stamp set which is part of the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle. It is stamped in Pool Party ink, as are the snowflakes. The trees (In the Pines) are stamped in Highland Heather and Pool Party ink.

The bunnies in the sleigh are stamped in Memento ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends, fussy cut and added with dimensionals.

How fun is this card?!!!

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