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Shaded Spruce Thank you card & bonus Water coloured flowers on a Picket Fence!

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining  the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration showcasing our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 45 – Shaded Spruce

Today’s card started off a little shaky to be honest. I find this green a little tricky to create with, but I knew I wanted to use this pretty vellum with the leaf pattern. The Shaded Spruce card base was folded in half then I cut the Scallop edge on the front. I took another piece of card and die cut the edge again a little further in so it created the double scallop edge and adhered it to the card front.

I took a Blending Brush and applied Shaded Spruce ink to the reverse side of the Vellum. I needed to have some white card behind it but it can be tricky when it comes to gluing to the card, without the glue showing through. I managed to do it by adding glue to the right side and placing a thin strip of Gold Foil over the top. I then glued it onto the card front butting it up too the edge of the Scallop Contours die. The left side of the vellum doesn’t have any glue behind it, so I notched the top and bottom with my 1/8″ circle punch (this helps hold the ribbon/twine in place) and wound some gold Simply Elegant Trim around and tied in a bow. A glue dot was placed under the bow to hold it in place.

Thank you card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 Shaded Spruce CCBH

The Something Fancy dies were used to cut the Regency Park DSP and frame behind the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment (Charming Sentiments) onto Night of Navy card in Versamark Ink, added Gold Emboss Powder and melted it with my Heat Tool. It was die cut using the coordinating dies (Sentiment Silhouettes) and popped up on Mini Dimensionals.

Thank you card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 Shaded Spruce CCBH closem up

On the inside I placed a strip of the Regency Park Designer Series Paper down the right side and placed a smaller piece of white card with some gold foil.

Thank you card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 Shaded Spruce CCBH inside

I find this all really dark and it did not exactly please me, so I went about creating a softer and more subtle, feminine card.

I made a card a couple of weeks ago with a similar effect, but this week I have cut the card to create more of a picket fence look. I am using a couple of the In Colours that are due to retire at the end of May; Fresh Freesia & Polished Pink.

Framed Florets on a picket fence by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023

The Framed Florets Bundle was used to stamp many flowers in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and melted with the Heat Tool. I water coloured them with Shaded Spruce, Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia inks. I watered down some Shaded Spruce ink and added it to some Thick Basic White paper. Once dry, I die cut some leaves. Some Open Weave Polished Pink Ribbon and White Crinkled Ribbon was cut in half and added between the layers of flowers. The sentiment is embossed in white onto Fresh Freesia card. Some Iridescent Basic Pearls were added for that extra feminine touch!

Framed Florets on a picket fence by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 close up

On the inside, another water coloured flower is attached and some splatters of Wink of Stella with Shaded Spruce ink.

Framed Florets on a picket fence by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 inside

Bundles: Charming Sentiments [158734], Framed Florets [162407]
Charming Sentiments [159985], Framed Florets [160623]
Dies: Sentiment Silhouettes [158733], Scalloped Contours [155560], Something Fancy [160424], Framed Florets [160623]
Card/Paper: Shaded Spruce [147006], Night of Navy [106577], Basic White [159228], Brushed Metallic [153524], Fresh Freesia [155612], Thick Basic White [159230]
Designer Series Paper: Vellum Basics Specialty [160839], Regency Park [160559]
Inks: Shaded Spruce [147088], Versamark [102283], Fresh Freesia [155611], Polished Pink [155712]
Other: Metallics Embossing Powders [155555], Basics Embossing Powders [155554], Heat Tool [129056], Blending Brushes [153611], Simply Elegant Trim [155766], Water Painters [151298], Glue Dots [103683], Multipurpose Glue [110755], Dimensionals [104430], Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [150673], Paper Trimmer [152392], Simply Shammy [147042], Bone Folder [102300], White Crinkled Ribbon [151326], Polished Pink  Open Weave Ribbon [155712], Paper Snips [103579], Wink of Stella [141897], Iridescent Pearl Basics Jewels [158987]

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next Wednesday for inspiration using Smoky Slate.

Please hop across to our next participant and enjoy the wonderful inspiration of Fiona Ryan.

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9 thoughts on “Shaded Spruce Thank you card & bonus Water coloured flowers on a Picket Fence!”

  1. Two very different but very special cards Kate. the second is my favourite but I do love all the different layers on the first one. So happy to see that vellum carrying over to the annual catalogue.

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  2. Two beautiful cards Kate. I love the way you have featured the leafy vellum – colouring the back and the way you ensured glue didn’t affect the look. Your picket fence card with soft delicate flowers and leaves is gorgeous. So feminine. xxx

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  3. I, too, find Shaded Spruce a rather challenging colour to work with, Kate. The coloured vellum on your first card looks fantastic, and I love the big scalloped edges. How soft can Shaded Spruce look, when watercoloured?! Such a pretty effect on your second card.

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  4. Both cards are lovely and I agree with you that Shaded Spruce can be a tricky colour to use. I love the effect of sponging the back of the vellum. It has really turned out lovely. Your second card is so beautifully feminine.

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  5. Gorgeous cards Kate. Very clever assembly technique to make sure the glue isn’t ruining the effect of the beautiful patterned vellum. Your picket fence is just as beautiful

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  6. Wow, you’ve really showcased Shaded Spruce in two really different ways this week, Kate. I think the vellum layer in your first card looks wonderful, as does the double scalloped edge, however, the soft feminine flowers on your picket fence would have to be my favourite.

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