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Colour Creation Showcase: Cinnamon Cider in Nature

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is Cinnamon Cider!

This new brown tone is a rich and slightly more rusty colour than the other browns, but you will see how warm it is with the right colour combination.

Cinnamon Cider Comparison

Nature's Roots by Stampin Up with Cinnamon Cider by Kate Morgan Australia 2020

Colour Combination - CC PP VV

Paired with Petal Pink, it certainly adds a feminine touch, along with the addition of some Scalloped Lace Trim.

Nature's Roots by Stampin Up with Cinnamon Cider by Kate Morgan Australia 2020.

The Saddle Brown Stazon Ink coordinates beautifully with Cinnamon Cider. The 6″ x 6″ 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper is the perfect background with this stamp set.

Nature's Roots by Stampin Up with Cinnamon Cider by Kate Morgan Australia 2020 s

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see all the other participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase!

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Colour Creations Showcase – Cherry Cobbler

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is Cherry Cobbler!

I am using the Prized Peony Bundle for this card, with the Dainty Diamonds and Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folders for beautiful textural interest.

A classic colour combination often used for Christmas, but also works with anything floral related.

Colour Combination - CC OO VV

CCS Cherry Cobbler, Prized Peony Bundle Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020

Just look at the texture from those embossing folders in the background and on the leaves, and the gold heat embossing on the petals for gorgeous shine!!!! The addition of the scalloped lace trim adds a touch of softness.

CCS Cherry Cobbler, Prized Peony Bundle Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020.

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see all the other participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase!

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Colour Creations Showcase – Calypso Coral

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is Calypso Coral!

I love the Whale of a Time Bundle and on this card, I have teamed it up with the High Tide & Well Said stamp sets and the Well Written Dies!

I used the Rock n Roll technique to stamp the whale on whisper white card before cutting it out with the Whale builder punch. The other image were stamped on the Nested Stitched Label die cut and the whale added with dimensionals!

Calypso Coral CCS Card using Whale of a Time & High Tide stamps by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

To create the background, I used the “light beam” stamp from the High Tide stamp set and repeatedly stamped in different colours, cleaning the stamp quickly on the Simply Shammy between colours.

Calypso Coral CCS Card using Whale of a Time & High Tide stamps by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020.

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see all the other participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase!

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Heart of Christmas in July

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Welcome to our first Heart of Christmas with the Art with Heart Team. Each month we will share Christmas inspiration with you using current Stampin’ Up! products. Make sure you “Follow my Blog” by entering your email address to the right of this screen, so you don’t miss out on seeing my posts!

The 2020 August-December Mini Catalogue will be available to customers early in August, but as a demonstrator, we get an extra month early to order before anyone else. So tonight I am sharing some of the new products I have had fun creating with!

New product that I am using tonight are:

  • In the Pines Bundle [155182]*
  • In the Pines Stamp Set [153448]
  • Pine Woods Dies [153563]
  • Trimming the Town Designer Paper [153491]
  • Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper [153513]
  • Blue Adhesive Backed Gems [ 153547]
  • Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders [153574]
    *Save 10% when buying a Bundle (stamp set & dies)

The colours I will be using in tonight’s projects are:

Balmy Blue Misty Moonlight Old Olive White

For my first two cards, I am using only the Designer Paper, no stamping, die cutting or embossing! Two very quick and simple cards using this amazing paper. The designs definitely need little else added to create fantastic Christmas cards. The sentiment is another full sheet of small sentiments and I simply cut the sentiments apart and added then to the card with mini dimensionals. Some of the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems have been used on each of my cards tonight.

Trimming the Town DSP Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2020.

Trimming the Town DSP Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2020

This next card uses the Stamparatus to line up the trees for super easy stamping. The top row of trees were stamped 3 times each before moving the plate on the stamparatus across 2 notches and stamping again. The bottom row was stamped once each to get that look of depth. Some of the coordinating dies were used at the bottom for the snow hills. The sentiment was placed on the clear block and because they are photopolymer, they can be curved on the block to go with the curve of the snow.

In the Pines Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2020.

Have I said how much I love this designer paper?!! The patterns are so beautiful and this card shows off another two of the designs perfectly. The one behind the tree has a diagonal pattern and I thought it was perfect, like the tinsel wrapped around the tree!

In the Pines & Trimming the Town DSP Olive Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2020.

This final card tonight is similar to the previous one, although I have placed some Balmy Blue Glimmer paper behind the die cut image and a small strip across the centre. I also used the new embossing folder on the Balmy Blue panel.

In the Pines & Trimming the Town DSP Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2020.

Please head over to Judy’s blog for all participants in this month’s Heart of Christmas!

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Forever Fern with the Baby Wipe Technique

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The Art With Heart Team are back with another Creative Showcase, this time featuring different colouring techniques. The Stampin’ Up! range contains a bevy of functional and effective colouring tools; Blends Markers, Water Painters, Inks, Daubers, Watercolour Pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers and more. Enjoy the amazing projects our team members have to share with you, demonstrating these products.

Now let’s get started!

Tonight I am sharing the baby wipe technique featuring the Forever Fern Bundle. To get started setting up your technique, you will need a couple of baby wipes folded in half on a plate. Take your chosen ink refill bottles, and place a few drops of each colour randomly so you have different colours next to each other, leaving a little space between the colours so they can spread and merge. This is now your inkpad, stamp your image right into the baby wipes. When using this technique, you want to make the most of the ink, so expect to make loads of projects with stamped images from the one batch. I stamped lots of sheets of A4 Shimmery White card to make the most of it!

Bumblebee Jade Magenta

I stamped the background with the one image. The foliage behind the sentiment is stamped in Just Jade ink and die cut and another of the leaf images stamped the same way as the background.

Baby wipe technique with Forever Fern bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020...

How gorgeous does that sentiment look in all those pretty merged colours?!

Baby wipe technique with Forever Fern bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020....

My next card I used the inlay technique. The foliage is stamped using the baby wipe technique and then the Just Jade layer is die cut with only the dies randomly placed before being embossed with the Greenery embossing folder. This is glued to the Magenta Madness layer and then the foliage glued inside! The sentiment is stamped on white card and die cut with the Tasteful Labels dies.

Baby wipe technique with Forever Fern bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 3

The gold hoop embellishment is added and some more foliage is die cut out of card stock and popped up on dimensionals on the edge of the hoop. To finish off I added a bumblebee gingham bow, In Color Enamel dots and some of the gold thread.

Baby wipe technique with Forever Fern bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 3.

My final card tonight is my favourite. I love the background image in these colours. It is a more delicate leaf image and very feminine.

Baby wipe technique with Forever Fern bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

The Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack has this gold thread and when you cut it in small pieces, it unravels and you get these delicate threads. I placed them behind the die cut images for a softer look.

Baby wipe technique with Forever Fern bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020.

Of course, with some left over images, I added these die cuts to the inside of each card!

Baby wipe technique with Forever Fern bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020..

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

The next contributor to showcase their creativity with you is the very talented, Andrea Sargent.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this showcase midway, you can view the participants below:

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  2. Rebecca Jacovou
  3. Kate Morgan <you are here>
  4. Andrea Sargent
  5. Amie McIlroy
  6. Rachel Woollard
  7. Tina Gillespie
  8. Sharon Davern
  9. Kimberly Hern
  10. Caroline Manwaring
  11. Catherine Proctor
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Colour Creations Showcase – Cajun Craze

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is Cajun Craze, a real deep rusty brown colour!

I will admit it right now, it is my least favourite colour in the Stampin’ Up! range, but when used in small doses, it can be effective!

Tonight’s card features Cajun Craze, Pool Party and Whisper White.

The Pool Party card base is embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder. The next layer is die cut with the Ornate Layers Dies and white layer is cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies.

Arrange a Wreath Bundle for Crajun Craze Colour Creations Showcase by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

The wreath stamp is inked up with Cajun Craze ink and I stamped this onto scrap paper before onto my card layer. This is called stamping off or 2nd generation stamping. The full colour was just too dark for what I was wanting.

To create the die cut wreath, I first took a clear block, placed some Cajun Craze ink on it and a drop of Frost White Shimmer Paint. Using the Water Painter, add some water and mix the ink & paint together and brush it across a piece of white card. Once dry, cut the wreath and glue it on top of the stamped wreath. Cut the edges off from around the overhanging edges. Glue the white layer to the Pool Party layer and add the sentiment in 2nd generation stamping. These layers are added to the card base with dimensionals.

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Die cut the small and large flowers and glue them to the front and inside card. Place a  Champagne Rhinestone in the centre of each flower and add a pretty Pool Party Sheer ribbon bow.

Some Wink of Stella is added to the flowers on the front of the card and also to the sentiment.

Arrange a Wreath Bundle for Crajun Craze Colour Creations Showcase by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see all the other participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase!

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Colour Creations Showcase – Bumble Bee

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is the NEW In Color, Bumblebee!

I have two cards for you and they feature all the New In Colors and the gorgeous Flowers for Every Season Designer Paper.

Bumblebee Cinnamon Cider Whisper White

Bumblebee card using Stampin Up Flowers for Every Season DSP &amp; Well Written dies by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020

To create this bow, I cut a length of ribbon (approximately 9″) and tied the bow in the centre so you have two long tails. Glue these tails at the back of the card before adding this entire layer to your card base. I did place a glue dot behind the bow, just to hold it in place.

My next card is a Peek a boo window card!

Peek a Boo Window 14th birthday card using Stampin Up Prized Peony by Kate Morgan Australia 2020

To create the window, simply place your die over the card in your machine, but place the top clear plate only over the section of the die that you want to cut, leaving part of it exposed, then run through your machine. Score a line straight across so the two cut edges meet to create the window opening.

Peek a Boo Window 14th birthday card using Stampin Up Prized Peony by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020..

I cut an extra oval from white card to place on the front of the window to stamp on.

I also cut a slightly larger oval to place behind the front layers to stamp on. This is glued down before adhering the top layers. This allows for the card base to be a normal A6 card with a sentiment and for your written message inside.

Peek a Boo Window 14th birthday card using Stampin Up Prized Peony by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020.

When the card is open, I have stamped a message using the Family Party stamp set. It is s wonderful set for personalising your message.

Peek a Boo Window 14th birthday card using Stampin Up Prized Peony by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see all the other participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase!

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Colour Creations Showcase – Blushing Bride

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is Blushing Bride!

Oh how I love this Arrange a Wreath Bundle 🤍 and especially with this colour combination of Blushing Bride, Magenta Madness and Whisper White.

Blushing Bride Magenta Madness Whisper White

White card base: 12.5cm x 25cm, scored at 12.5cm
Blushing Bride Layer: 11.5cm x 11.5cm, embossed with the Greenery Embossing folder

Arrange a Wreath Feminine Handmade Birthday Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

The 3 x wreaths are die cut in each of the coloured cardstock. The Magenta Madness and White wreaths are glued together and the Blushing Bride wreath is added on top with mini dimensionals. Add some Wink of Stella to the Blushing Bridge wreath.

Stamp 8 x hearts in Magenta Madness ink and die cut them out. These are added with mini dimensionals and a ribbon bow added with Multipurpose glue.  

The sentiment is stamped onto white card and cut using the Everyday Label Punch and added to the centre with dimensionals. Are you wondering why the punched piece doesn’t look like the punch shape? Well, I needed a smaller shape but I liked the shape of the side of this punch, so when placing the sentiment into the punch, I punched it closer to the top of the sentiment, then turned it around and put it back into the punch from the inside and slid it in until I was happy with the position and punch!!! Tada!!!

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Check out those pretty Elegant Faceted Gems, they are so sparkly.

Arrange a Wreath Feminine Handmade Birthday Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see all the other participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase!

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Colour Creations Showcase – Blackberry Bliss

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is Blackberry Bliss!

My card tonight was inspired by Jennifer Frost who shared this background technique, although I need lots more practice at it!!!! 😉

It was a fun way of creating a more abstract background to my card.

Colour Creations Showcase - Blackberry Bliss - Dressed to Impress by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

I started with some Purple Posy card stock and began swiping the Highland Heather inkpad across the card, top to bottom, mainly around the edges. Then to build up the colour, I went over it with Rich Razzleberry then Blackberry Bliss ink.  It creates such a fun texture and I’m sure it will look different every time.

Then I stamped the parfum and flowers in Memento ink onto Purple Posy card, die cut them out and coloured them with Stampin’ Blends and Wink of Stella.

The larger leaves are die cut with the new Forever Flourishing dies, but I stamped the floral image across the leaves in coordinating colour to give it some interest. This same floral image has been stamped in the top left and bottom right corners of the background card in Blackberry Bliss ink for a subtle impact.

Colour Creations Showcase - Blackberry Bliss - Dressed to Impress by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

I stamped the dots in Versamark ink, added White Emboss Powder and heat set them. I tie in the white, I also added two smaller leaf dies and a white bow. The perfum and roses are popped up on dimensionals.

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see all the other participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase!

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Creative Showcase of my favourite Annual catalogue items!

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Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Creative Showcase. This month the team are featuring projects using their favourite products from the new Stampin’ Up! 2020-21 Catalogue. The new catalogue is full of amazing new stamp sets, some bundled with dies or punches. The range of kits, papers and accessories complete the range of products you will see featured in this Showcase.

Now let’s get started!

Have you seen this glorious new Designer paper, Flowers for Every Season? Every pattern in the pack is stunning and it has all the new In Colors in it plus Poppy Parade and White!

Flowers for Every Season DSP, 2020-21 Annual catalogue, pg148
Flowers for Every Season DSP #152486

For my card tonight, I am using the lovely new In Color, Just Jade along with a couple of other colours from the patterned paper I have selected.

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I started with a white square card base and layered some Just Jade card & patterned paper before stamping on the white card using the Stamp in the Round (SITR) technique.

Lovely You Bundle SITR card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

The centre circle features can be cut from the centre of the two larger layers before gluing them down to the base card to get the most out of your products. The sentiment can also be stamped on the larger Jade card and fussy cut. This was stamped in Versamark ink, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder added and heat set before fussy cutting. This circle feature in the centre is popped up on dimensionals and a couple of 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots scatted across the card to finish it off.

Lovely You Bundle SITR card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 s

Card layer sizes
White card base: 12.5cm x 12.5cm
Just Jade Layers: 12cm x 12cm and 9.3cm x 9.3cm
Patterned Paper: 11.5cm x 11.5cm
Whisper White card: 9cm x 9cm

This is all I can share with you at the moment, until lots of my other favourite products arrive (they are still in transit through the post). Make sure you follow my blog and you can see those new projects very soon!

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

The next contributor to showcase their creativity with you is the very talented, Michele Taylor.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this showcase midway, you can view the participants below:

  1. Rachel Woollard
  2. Rebecca Jacovou
  3. Sharon Davern
  4. Tina Gillespie
  5. Vicki Boucher
  6. Caroline Manwaring
  7. Catherine Proctor
  8. Andrea Sargent
  9. Amie McIlroy
  10. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  11. Kate Morgan < you are here >
  12. Michele Taylor
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