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Slider card and Smooshing with watercolour technique with Instructions

Tonight I have a couple of techniques with some watercolour smooshing and a slider card!

I taught this to my class ladies earlier this month and they loved it. It’s always great having a masculine themed class and we focused on this bundle mainly. It reminded me that I must do more masculine themed classes in the future.

To create the watercolour background, I put a couple of drops of re-inker, reasonably close together onto a sheet of acetate, spritzed it with water and then lay the Fluid 100 watercolour paper on top and gently pressed down with the finger tips (don’t rub). You don’t want the colours to mix together, just gently blend. You may need to place the paper down again so you cover the entire piece, as the excess we cut away, will be used later. I then put this aside to dry while I stamped the images and the inside of the card.

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019.

The lighthouse is stamped in Soft Suede and coloured with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo pack to get the darker and lighter shading. The boats are stamped in Night of Navy ink and coloured with Combo Blends of So Saffron and Poppy Parade. I added some Wink of Stella to the water below the boats rather than colouring it.

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019

On the inside I stamped the sentiment, add a Copper Foil anchor and the rope is part of the leftover pieces from the excess watercolour paper! The straight piece of rope is from the slider mechanism from the front!!!

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

To create the slider card mechanism:slider card mechanism.JPG

Score 2 lines on card, punch 2 circles with lines through the centre. Fold them into a taco shape. Place glue on the bottom of one and glue them together to create the H shape.

Cut the watercolour piece down to the size you require and die cut the rope die across the front where you want the sliding sailing boat to be. With the strip of left over water-coloured paper, glue this to the card base behind where the die-cut rope was so it still looks great and not having the Navy card show through. I did this by placing the paper down the watercolour paper roughly where I wanted it centred on the card and used a pencil to mark on the card base, either end of the rope, as a guide.

Add glue to the flat side and adhere to the larger sailing ship, ensuring that it is the right orientation (scorelines horizontal). Slide this into the slot so each side is facing toward the top and bottom of the card. It is easiest to do this step before you adhere the front panel to the card base. I used Adhesive Foam Strips around the edges of the watercolour layer and then two more strips either side of the mechanism, but ensure you allow enough space for the circles to slide along.

slider card mechanism.

This is not a spinner card, but a slider card, as I didn’t want the sailing boat doing circles on the ocean. If you want it to spin, you would use some washers from the hardware store joined together by a mini dimensional.

I hope these instructions make sense.


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Metallic Pull Tab Slider Card

Tonight, I’m sharing a Slider card with a pull tab, using some new products from the Annual catalogue; Heirloom Frames dies and 3D embossing folder with the Noble Peacock Foil sheets!

Pull Tab Slider Card using Stampin Up Heirloom Frames, Peacock Foil, Piece of Cake  by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.JPG

Pull the tab to reveal a hidden message

Pull Tab Slider Card using Stampin Up Heirloom Frames, Peacock Foil, Piece of Cake by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019 open

On the inside of the card, add another lovely sentiment in coordinating colours.

Pull Tab Slider Card using Stampin Up Heirloom Frames, Peacock Foil, Piece of Cake by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019 inside

Would you give this technique a try? Just google Slider cards and you’ll find loads of videos. No point me reinventing the wagon!!!

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Colour Creations: Purple Posy Fancy Fold

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Here we are at the end of the AWHT Colour Creations Blog Hops showcasing every Stampin’ Up! colour, ending with the 5th new In Colour; Purple Posy.

This is a centre step fold card using the Floral Essence Bundle (stamp set and punch) and Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

Floral Essence in Purple Posy handmade card, Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan..JPG

I love a bundle; not only does it save you 10% purchasing the 2 products together, but punch bundles make it very affordable and easy to use without the added expense of a die cutting machine.

Floral Essence in Purple Posy handmade card, Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan

and the inside looks like this:

Floral Essence in Purple Posy handmade card, Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan inside

Because this is the final Colour Creations blog hop, I’ve made a second card!

This one uses the Beautiful Friendship stamp set. The front of the card is quite simply stamped on whisper white cardstock, some Purple Tricolour ribbon wrapped around, layered on top of some Petal Pink card embossed with the Subtle dynamic TIEF on a Purple Posy card base.

Beautiful Friendship feminine card by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Colour Creations Purple Posy.

My colours are: Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam, Flirty Flamingo & Petal Pink.

The inside of the card is also stamped to reflect a couple of the same images from the front of the card.

Beautiful Friendship feminine card by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Colour Creations, Purple Posy

A big thank you to Catherine for hosting the 55 weekly Colour Creations blog hops xx

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.


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Blog Hop: In Colours 2018-2021

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring In Colour theme. Check out the new 2019-2021 In Colours and lets not forget the current 2018-2020 In Colours.

If you would like a copy of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the talented, Ros Davidson. If you’re just joining, great! Use the “next” button at the end of my post to hop all the way around. Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post there is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

My first project is a 12″ x 12″ Scrapbook page and each of the daisies [Daisy Lane stamp set] in one of the 10 current In Colours. I kept this page very simple in design as I wanted the colours to shine through. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, white emboss powder applied and heat set. I cut it in half with scissors, so I had an even balance above and below the photo. The centres of the daisies is silver glimmer paper and I love that sparkle!

Scrapbook page using Stampin Up Daisy Lane by Kate Morgan AWHT Blog Hop In Colours 2019.JPG

My next project is a card using the Wonderful Moments stamp set and the Mosaic Mood DSP and coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers. I stamped the image in Soft Suede as it’s not as harsh as the black ink which most people stamp images with.

Tip: when using Stampin’ Blends markers (alcohol markers) you can actually stamp your images using any of the Stampin’ Up! Classic inks (water based).

Mosaic Mood & Wonderful Moments for 60th Birthday by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019

This card uses Terracotta Tile as the base and this colour is also in the Mosaic Mood designer papers. Did you see the scallop shaped DSP on the right? I cut around the scallop edge with Paper Snips for extra detail.

The Stampin’ Blends Combo Markers used are: Mint Macaron, Mango Melody, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler.

Mosaic Mood & Wonderful Moments for 60th Birthday by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019.

My last project uses the Bird Ballad stamp set, Woven Threads designer series paper and the Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing folder. The Frame is the new Seaside Spray card with a strip of Rococo Rose card behind layered with some Very Vanilla Scallop Lace Trim.

Bird Ballad meets Heirloom Woven Threads by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019 In Colour Blog Hop.JPG

The birds are coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers and some Wink of Stella applied to the chest of each bird for added sparkle.

Bird Ballad meets Heirloom Woven Threads by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2019 In Colour Blog Hop.

A full list of products can be found at the bottom of this post.

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the lovely, Rachel Woollard.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below.

  1. Rebecca Jacovou
  2. Sharon Davern
  3. Christina Barnes
  4. Tina Gillespie
  5. Vicki Boucher
  6. Ros Davidson
  7. Kate Morgan < you are here >
  8. Rachel Woollard
  9. Catherine Proctor
  10. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  11. Caroline Manwaring

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Floating Balloons

I shared this technique on Tuesday in the Terracotta Tile and Mosaic Mood DSP, and this one was a little easier that I taught at my last class.

We just used the Balloon Bouquet Punch in cardstock colours; Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point & Poppy Parade.

This was a lovely bright colour scheme to suite either feminine or masculine occasions. Wouldn’t any child love this one?!!

Floating Frame technique using Balloons, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2019

Once we had the balloons all stuck down, we covered them with the Wink of Stella for that gorgeous shimmer.

Floating Frame technique using Balloons, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2019.

The sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set and inked in Pacific Point.

Floating Frame technique using Balloons, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

Would you like to give this technique a try? Just google Floating Frame Technique and you’ll find loads of videos! No point me reinventing the wagon!!!


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Mosaic Mood Masterpiece

When we were in New Zealand for the Stampin’ Up! conference, OnStage Live in April, this Specialty Designer Series paper, Mosaic Mood was an all attendee give-a-way and wow, you need to see it to appreciate its beauty. It has shiny accents just like mosaic tiles and it’s super pretty.

I was so tired the other night, I had no brain power to think about stamping and designing a card, so I at down and cut up 2 of the sheets of the Mosaic Mood paper into all the flowers, butterflies and hummingbirds to use later when I was ready and this is what I came up with.

Mosaic Mood & Woven Heirlooms Birthday card, Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan

I embossed the Blushing Bride base card front with the Subtles Dynamic TIEF and then die cut the window with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies in Very Vanilla cardstock. I glued the flower image to the centre of the card and placed the frame over the top with Foam Adhesive Strips for height.

Mosaic Mood & Woven Heirlooms Birthday card, Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan.

I stamped the sentiments in the new Terracotta Tile ink as it coordinates with this DSP!

I placed some more flowers that were cut from the edges of the paper and placed them in the corner. Make sure you don’t waste them by throwing them out, thinking they are not complete images, they are perfect for this reason!!!

Mosaic Mood & Woven Heirlooms Birthday card, Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan inside

How gorgeous is this font of the Woven Heirlooms stamp set?

Will you be adding this paper to your next order?


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Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit

Oh wow, if you haven’t seen the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit, you need to get one!

I am not one to purchase kits, but this one is amazing. It includes an exclusive stamp set, paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs), 12 exclusive coordinating envelopes, and a Classic Stampin’ Ink Spot. The only thing you need is an acrylic block to mount the stamps on, but most people already have one of those.

Oh and did I show you the stunning box it comes in? That is a keeper too, don’t you agree?

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Yes I purchased 3 kits, 1 for each of my friends too as they didn’t want to miss out on this opportunity to get their hands on a Paper Pumpkin kit. Paper Pumpkin is readily available in the USA as a monthly subscription, but this is a one off for the South Pacific to get a taste of what it’s all about. Now I have one, I am hoping it may come to Australia in the future, fingers crossed.

Are you ready to see the cards I made? I’m sharing one of each to show you what can be created. When I opened the kit, I told myself I would follow the instructions for at least one of each design, but you guessed it, I couldn’t do it and I did add or change a few small things, but mostly followed the instructions 😉

I’m loving the vellum feather and I added the stamped feather on the label which I stamped in Pool Party ink.

Paper Pumpkin Hugs from Shelli May 2019 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia...

I adore this Pretty Peacock Velvet Ribbon – wish it was available to purchase – I really want more of it!

Paper Pumpkin Hugs from Shelli May 2019 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia

This Pink Twine is really different too and so soft!

Paper Pumpkin Hugs from Shelli May 2019 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia..

and I think this one is my new favourite – jut look at that little bird embellishment, super cute! I also stamped the floral image behind the sentiment in Petal Pink (stamped off).

Paper Pumpkin Hugs from Shelli May 2019 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia.

Coordinating colours: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

This Paper Pumpkin Kit is only $37 (plus postage) which is amazing value.

To purchase the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit click here but they are only available while stocks last!


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AWH Blog Hop featuring new Annual Catalogue items!!

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative products using supplies from the upcoming 2019 – 2020 annual catalogue. If you would like a copy of the brand new annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the talented, Kimberly Hern. If you’re just joining, great! Use the “next” button at the end of my post to hop all the way around. Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post there is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links. Now let’s get started!

Tonight I am focusing on the Floral Essence Bundle: Floral Essence Stamp Set & Perennial Flower Punch. I am also using the coordinating Perennial Essence DSP, Perennial Essence 12″x 12″ Vellum & Perennial Essence Floral Centers.

Would you believe, the Leaf Punch also coordinates perfectly with this stamp set!!!

I got out 1 sheet of each design of the DSP and cut each one up into 6 equal pieces measuring 10cm x 14.3cm, so I could make the most of the stunning Monet inspired designs.

I made all of these cards to gift to my mum for Mother’s Day. She just loves receiving my cards to use for her own gifts.

This first card I used a base of Petal Pink and created the frame using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. I adhered it using the Foam Adhesive Strips. I stamped the flower and leaves on the vellum and punched them out. A tip with stamping on the vellum: there is a smooth side and slightly rougher side. Make sure you stamp on the rough side for better results.

The flower I also used my stylus tip of the Take Your Pick Tool to create the white lines, resting it on the Pierce Mat.

Floral Essence Perrenial Flower by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia.JPG

Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss & Petal Pink feature in this one and those flowers were stamped and fussy cut.

Floral Essence Perrenial Flower by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019 Coral

This card uses Blueberry Bushel and I think it is my favourite of all of these. Pity I couldn’t find my Embossing Buddy before I stamped and embossed the sentiment 😦

Floral Essence Perrenial Flower by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia blue

Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry features with a Versamark stamped sentiment which is heat embossed with White Emboss Powder.

Floral Essence Perrenial Flower by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019 yellow

Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow

Floral Essence Perrenial Flower by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019 pink

Here are some of those flowers close up. How cute are those fluffy floral centers?!!!

You may think these cards are fairly simple, but I sure didn’t want to cover up that stunning DSP!

I have one more card using a few of the new 2019-2021 In Colours. Here I stamped off the larger solid flower in Seaside Spray, then stamped the smaller flower over the top in full strength with Rococo Rose for the centres. The leaves are stamped off in Pretty Peacock ink and then I used the Wink of Stella to colour them, lightly blending some of the ink colour. The 1/2″ scallop Line Ribbon in Rococo Rose was wrapped across the front. I folded some extra ribbon into a flower shape and added a Perennial Essence Center on top. 

Floral Essence in Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose & Pretty Peacock by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019.JPG

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the lovely, Christina Barnes.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below.

  1. Christina Barnes
  2. Rachel Woollard
  3. Tina Gillespie
  4. Ros Davidson
  5. Vicki Boucher
  6. Rebecca Jacovou
  7. Claire Daly
  8. Catherine Proctor
  9. Rachel Palmieri
  10. Kimberly Hern
  11. Kate Morgan <you are here>

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Petal Promenade Gift Bag

Hi crafters,

This small gift bag is made using a piece of 6″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, inspired by Ronda Wade in the US. She has the most amazing projects on her facebook live page.

I have used the stunning Petal Promenade DSP and fastened it with a tiny paperclip with a big bow tied to it. Inside, I bought my lovely friend some earrings for her birthday and this was the perfect gift wrapping!

Petal Promenade Gift Bag by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019.jpg

You may recognise the envelope which is from the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit, available now to purchase. I’m not normally a kit buyer, but I actually ordered 3 of these!!!! It comes in this stunning box (which is a keeper in itself). 

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This elegant, vintage-themed kit evokes nature journals from days gone by. Conceptualised and developed by board chair and cofounder Shelli Gardner for Paper Pumpkin. Includes an exclusive stamp set, paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs), 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes, and a Classic Stampin’ Spot. Coordinating colours: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla. Only available while stocks last!

To purchase your Kit today, click here


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Colour Creations: So Saffron in Patchwork

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Welcome back to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring our 47th colour; So Saffron.

I have gone with a patchwork design this week, using up some soon to retire Designer series paper, Garden Impressions.

Patchwork card using Around the Corner & Garden Impressions DSP by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia

I was inspired by a bag that my gorgeous Mother-in-law made for me recently. Isn’t is stunning?!!! I’m such a lucky girl.

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I have used the Around the Corner stamp set with the Garden Impressions DSP. It is just some simple squares and cutting to put it all together. The Night of Navy ink looks fab with So Saffron!

Patchwork card using Around the Corner & Garden Impressions DSP by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia.

The background of the card base, I actually embossed with the Subtles Textured Impressions Embossing folder through the Big Shot.

On the inside I added some Whisper White card and cut a couple of squares of the DSP and then cut them in half again on the diagonal to glue into each corner.

Patchwork card using Around the Corner & Garden Impressions DSP by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia inside

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

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