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Wildly Happy Collage with Pigment Sprinkles

Tonight I have a collage scene using the fox image from the Wildly Happy stamp set. I have also used the Pigment Sprinkles on the Fluid 100 Water colour paper to create that textured background of the grass. Simply wet the paper with an AquaPainter and carefully sprinkle a very small amount of colour onto the paper. You will see it spread instantly and such vibrant colour. I also added a little water in the Stampin’ Spritzer to add a little more water to spread the colour. Leave it to dry completely before cutting the hill shape with scissors. The smaller hill is Mossy Meadow card, cut with the Layering Oval framelits and embossed with the Suble Dynamic Embossing Folder for extra texture.

Wildly Happy Fox Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2019.JPG

The tree is cut using the Sweet Silhouettes dies in Early Espresso card. I added this with mini dimensionals to add some height above the foxes.

The foxes are coloured using Stampin’ Blends markers and fussy cut before adding them to the card. I love how they are curled up resting under the tree!

Wildly Happy Fox Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2019.

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Heirloom texture and embossing

When I started this card, I had the White card embossed with the Scripty Embossing Folder and the Tasteful backgrounds dies cut in Copper Foil and glued to the centre, but then I was stuck for inspiration on how to continue and finish this card.

Anyway, after a few weeks on the sidelines, it finally came to me like a light bulb moment, so to speak! I wanted to keep it delicate and so added the Petal Pink card base and then the oval Heirloom 3D Embossing folder and die to frame the copper picture.

Feminine Birthday card using Stampin Up Heirloom 3D Frames & dies, Tasteful Background dies, Scripty TIEF by Kate Morgan Australia 2019

I also purchased the Ornate Frames Dies from the Holiday catalogue in my pre-order, so I got those out and the Celestial Copper ink pad and stamped Happy Birthday, because we all need plenty of those cards! This new metallic ink pad dries really well and won’t smudge if left to dry. You can use the Heat Tool to dry it quicker, but it is so much better than the old Metallic Encore ink pads we used to have. I will have to place another order to add the Silver and Gold ones to my stash now I know how good they are!

I tied a bow with some copper trim and added it to the centre with a glue dot. So in the end, I was very happy with how this turned out. What do you think?

Feminine Birthday card using Stampin Up Heirloom 3D Frames & dies, Tasteful Background dies, Scripty TIEF by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

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A Good Man is very masculine

Tonight I have a masculine card using the stamp set, A Good Man!

A Good Man masculine card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019.JPG

I adore these images and just looking at it makes me take a deep breathe and think of relaxing by the seaside, and taking time for ourselves to just breathe.

This is also perfect timing with Father’s Day coming up and the images in this set are just ideal for that special man in your life.

The image is coloured using Stampin’ Blends markers; Pretty Peacock & Seaside Spray Combos and Light Crumb Cake for the skin tones and Light Pool Party framing around the entire image to add some depth.

Here is another one I made with a different image.

Masculine cards using Stampin Up A Good Man & Birch stamp sets by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.2.JPG

Have you made your dad a card for Father’s Day yet? What stamp set did you use?

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Beautiful Friendship is a wonderful thing

Tonight I have a card that I cased from the Creativity Cave. I just loved the bright colours with the splash of black!

This stamp set, Beautiful Friendship, would have to be one of my favourites from the Annual catalogue this year. The Subtle 3D embossing folder would have to be my favourite of all the embossing folders too.

Beautiful Friendship card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019.JPG

This stamp set has 13 photopolymer stamps and it’s only $38.00… such amazing value. Check out those perfect sentiments and the font is gorgeous.

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Have you purchased this set yet? Why not? You won’t be disappointed!

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Fanciful Fragrance in classic blue and white

Okay, I have to admit it, Seaside Spray is probably my favourite new In Colour, but I could also be bias as my favourite colour is blue!

Blue and white is a classic combination and I’m using just these two in this card.

I have created a few layers. The card base is actually Whisper White with a layer of Seaside Spray that has been embossed with the new Scripty 3D embossing folder.

The next layer is also seaside spray stamped around the edges in the floral image Fanciful Fragrance) multiple times and a sponge dauber used around the edges to darken it. Then I stamped the perfume images (Fanciful Fragrance) in the centre with Versamark ink and sprinkled white emboss powder and heat set it. This layer is attached to the card with dimensionals.

Feminine Birthday Card using Stampin Up Fanciful Fragrance & Heirloom 3D Embossing & Dies by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

The Heirloom Frames dies and 3D embossing folders were used to create the frame. I inked the edges of the frame (inside and outside) with the Versamark inkpad and dipped the frame in the white emboss powder, heat set it. It also appears shiny for a classy look!

This frame is added with dimensionals. The sentiment (Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp set) is stamped and cut using the Classic Label punch.

Feminine Birthday Card using Stampin Up Fanciful Fragrance & Heirloom 3D Embossing & Dies by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

What do you like about this card? I would love some feedback.


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Another milestone with Double figures!

Today we had another milestone in our house; my baby turned 10 and it is truly a bit of a shock to us! How did that happen…. a teenager and a 10 year old in two weeks?!!! LOL

Anyway, she wanted a card with flowers on it, so of course my go to floral stamp set at the moment is Beautiful Friendship, so that it what was used.

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Beautiful Friendship – $38.00 (#149252)

Here is her card!

10th birthday card feminine using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship stamp set by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019..JPG

I used the retired Little Numbers dies (I’ll never get rid of them!) and the wishes is from the Well Written Dies. How awesome does this look with the glittery black organdy ribbon and the black border of the Nested Labels dies?!! I added some Wink of Stella to the number 10 too.

10th birthday card feminine using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship stamp set by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

My daughter loves aqua, so I thought the Coastal Cabana cardstock was a good choice for the base card. On the inside, I stamped the rose and leaves and then added the gorgeous and perfect sentiment from the same stamp set to the centre. I was really happy with how this card turned out and she loved it!

10th birthday card feminine using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship stamp set by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019 inside

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Magnolia Blooms in Shimmer White

Tonight’s card is using the Magnolia Blooms stamp set which can be found in the Beginner Brochure and it also coordinates with the Magnolia Suite in the Annual catalogue. This card is reasonably simple to create with a couple of layers of Designer paper adhered to a card base of Petal Pink.

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Black ink and a small piece of ribbon added above it. The flower is stamped in Versamark ink on Basic Black card, Shimmer White Emboss Powder added and heat set with the Heat Tool and watch the magic happen!

Magnolia Blooms in Shimmery White Emboss powder Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

Can you see that gorgeous Shimmer White Embossing Powder sparkling?!!! Oh my gosh, it looks even better in real life, just stunning. I cut out the image with Paper Snips and popped it up on some dimensionals so it really stands out.

Magnolia Blooms in Shimmery White Emboss powder Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

Sit this card on the mantle and in the evening with the light hitting that shimmering magnolia flower, you won’t be able to take your eyes off it!!!

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Masculine Trifold card to sail home

Tonight’s card is a fancy trifold card using the Sailing Home bundle. Purchase this stamp set and coordinating dies together and save 10%.

don’t you just love these colours together? I sure do and they are Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate and a Soft Suede wheel!

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Fancy Folds

I love using Designer paper as the card base. When they are double sided, you want to show off both sides of the paper and this is a great fold to do this. Don’t you agree?

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Fancy Folds open

I popped up the lighthouse and the anchor on dimensionals for added depth and tied a little piece of twine through the anchor.

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019, Fancy Folds

This card was inspired by Jackie Bolhuis however, I used different measurements. You can see her video here.

What I used:
Come Sail Away DSP – 6″ x 12″, score at 1¾”, 4¾”, 7¾”.
Whisper White card – 2¾” x 4″ and 3¾” x 5½”
Balmy Blue card – 2⅞” x 4⅛”

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Yikes, a teenager in the house!

Thirteen years ago my first born arrived (after a 30+ hour labour and 9lbs) into our home turning us into a family!

I cannot believe where the time has gone, but she has been such a joy and gorgeous girl, growing into an amazing teenager. Her favourite colour is Aqua and she is not a girly, girl who likes dresses, pink or sparkles. So today’s card has been quite challenging to create.

All I knew was I needed to start with the colour palette and put 13 somewhere on the card. I got out Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay & Pretty Peacock and thought about doing an ombre effect.

I grabbed the Piece of Cake stamp set…. I mean, who doesn’t like cake for their birthday, right?!!!

13th Birthday Card using Stampin Up Piece of Cake by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019  Handmade.JPG

To line up all those 13 cakes, yep, I managed to stamp 13 cakes, did you count them?!! The Stamparatus was the tool to use, because it was the perfect size for the clear plates to move across one notch at at time and re-stamp again and again.

Once I had stamped all those cakes and cut the white card to size, I die cut the numbers into the centre of the cake tower. I layered up the base card of Pretty Peacock, with a layer of the Noble Peacock Foil and then glued the white card front to it. The numbers were left out and Mini dimensionals were used, doubled up for the height, and added so that the foil could shine through.

13th Birthday Card using Stampin Up Piece of Cake by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019  Handmade..JPG

I finished by adding some Wink of Stella to the numbers as well as the cake at the top!

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Simple Stamping for the AWHT Blog Hop

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring Simple Stamping, which means our projects feature only paper, stamps and ink. It’s a great way to create a quick and easy card for new stampers or for when you need a card at short notice. These projects highlight how Stampin’ Up! ink, paper and card stock coordinates perfectly.

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 lovely, Christina Barnes. 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!

Card 1: This doesn’t have a lot of stamping, just the one sentiment stamped onto vellum, but it showcases some of the stunning Designer papers Stampin’ Up! produce. Just one piece of DSP cut twice evenly and glued to the card. A very simple way to use stamps, ink & paper!

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & See a Silhouette DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.JPG

Card 2: created using the Clear Stamp Block ‘E’ as a stamp, pressing it directly onto the stamp pad. I used Daffodil Delight in the centre and then added Balmy Blue at one end and Pear Pizzazz at the other. Then I spritzed it with some water before stamping the block directly onto the Shimmery White card.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Silhouette Scenes & Colourful Seasons by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

While waiting for this to dry, go ahead and fold your Pear Pizzazz card base in half and add a layer of Basic Black card. Now that the ink has dried, stamp the branch & flowers (Colourful Seasons stamp set) and the girl on the swing and sentiment (Silhouette Scenes stamp set) all in Memento Black ink. Glue this layer to the card.

Don’t you just love swinging on a swing? This was one of my “perfect places to be” when I was a kid!!!

Card 3: uses the gorgeous stamp sets, Beautiful FriendshipI had a piece of paper in the shape of an oval sitting on my desk, so I placed it in the centre of the card and stamped the floral images around it, creating that central focus point.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & Kindness & Compassion by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

Then I stamped the sentiment using the new Kindness & Compassion stamp set.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & Kindness & Compassion by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

Cards 4&5: are some Thank you cards for my daughter’s netball coaches. Their team are called the ‘Roses’, so I thought Beautiful Friendship was the perfect stamp set to use. The images are stamped in Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Purple Posy, Granny Apple Green for the leaves, sentiment and card base.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & Love What You Do by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.JPG

I adore this one with the roses stamped in Mango Melody and Calypso Coral. The other colours are the same as the previous card. The sentiment is from the

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & Love What You Do by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019..JPG

It certainly was a challenge to create SIP (stamps, ink & paper) cards, but they can be just as effective! Why don’t you give them a go?!!!

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

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  2. Kathryn Ruddick
  3. Rebecca Jacovou
  4. Rachel Woollard
  5. Sharon Davern
  6. Vicki Boucher
  7. Christina Barnes
  8. Kate Morgan
  9. Rachel Palmieri
  10. Ros Davidson
  11. Catherine Proctor

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Card 1:
Stamp : Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set
Ink : Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad
Card Stock : See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper , Poppy Parade A4 Cardstock , White Vellum A4 Card Stock

Card 2:
Stamp : Silhouette Scenes Cling Stamp Set , Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
Ink : Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad , Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad , Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad , Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Card Stock : Basic Black A4 Card Stock , Card Stock A4 Pear Pizzazz , Shimmery White A4 Card Stock
Tools & Adhesive : Clear Block E

Card 3:
Stamp : Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set , Kindness & Compassion Cling-Mount Stamp Set , Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Ink : Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad , Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad , Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad
Card Stock : Whisper White A4 Card Stock , Flirty Flamingo A4 Cardstock

Cards 4&5:
Stamp : Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set , Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp Set , Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Ink : Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad , Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad , Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad , Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Pad
Card Stock : Calypso Coral A4 Card Stock , Whisper White A4 Card Stock , Granny Apple Green A4 Cardstock