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CCBH Bermuda Bay – Stained Glass Technique

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Week 4 – Bermuda Bay

Both my cards today use the same colour combination but using different products!

Colour Combination - Bermuda Bay

Card 1 – This single layer card ins just stamping and a little bling, as you always need a little bling! This card uses the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and the Biggest Wish stamp set for the sentiment.

Hand-Penned Petals & Biggest Wish single layer card #simplestamping by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The images are stamped onto Basic White card layer. Once I finished stamping, I ran the edges of the card along the Night of Navy inkpad for an instant border. Glue this to the card base then finish off with some 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.

Hand-Penned Petals & Biggest Wish single layer card #simplestamping by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021.

Card 2 – I had a go at a Stained Glass Window Technique – simply using alcohol markers (Stampin’ Blends) to colour the back of the window sheet that has been stamped on the front with Stazon Black ink with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set! The card base has been embossed with the Stitched Greenery die.

Butterfly Brilliance Stained Glass Window Technique for Bermuda Bay CCBH 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia

The frame is die cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies a few times and gluing them together for some depth. Then using some Foam Adhesive Strips to add space from the Shimmery White card behind.

Butterfly Brilliance Stained Glass Technique for Bermuda Bay CCBH 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia

I love how it creates this shadowy effect.

Please click on the image below to head across to the next blog on tonight’s hop and see the wonderful inspiration of Sharon Davern!

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Kate Morgan You are here
Sharon Davern
Ros Davidson
Catherine Proctor
Kristine D’Auria
Rachel Palmieri
Christine Blain
Rachel Woollard
Diane Furniss
Theresa Gerrard
Caroline Manwaring
Rosa Leyden
Tina Gillespie
Vicki Boucher
Andrea Sargent

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CCBH Basic Gray – Hand-Penned Petals and Floating Butterflies

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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 to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

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Week 3 – Basic Gray

Tonight I am using the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle for this card, but I am not using the colours in the Designer Paper that coordinates in the suite. I have created my own colour combination and isn’t it super pretty?!!!

Colour Combination - Basic Gray

Card 1 – My card base, first layer and the die cut pieces are all Basic Gray card. The layer has those stripes across it and I created that by scoring every 2cm on my Trimmer with the scoring blade!

Once I had them done, I used the Basic Gray inkpad and ran it around the edges to get that depth of colour.

Hand-Penned Bundle for Basic Gray CCS by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The main image is stamped (Hand-Penned Petals stamp set) in Basic Gray ink and filled in using the other coloured inkpads. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, white emboss powder added and heat set with the Heat Tool. This is fussy cut with Paper Snips and added to the card with dimensionals.

On the inside, I added another stamped image and die cut the top and bottom with that pretty scallop edge die in the same Penned Flowers Dies. To finish off I added some faux resin dots in coordinating colours that I made using a hole punch and Fine Tip Glue (allow to dry overnight on a Silicone Mat before adding to your card with Multipurpose Glue)!

Hand-Penned Bundle for Basic Gray CCS by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

Card 2 – Many of the products on this card are about to retire and are on sale! If you want to get these items, be quick, because once they are gone, they are gone. The Floating & Fluttering Bundle and this gorgeous Love You Always Specialty DSP are both heavily reduced in price.

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Floating & Fluttering Bundle Basic Gray CCBH 2021 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia

The Blushing Bride Twine (Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack) has been used to tie a double bow.

Floating & Fluttering Bundle Basic Gray CCBH 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia close

Please click on the image below to head across to the next blog on tonight’s hop and see the wonderful inspiration of Sharon Davern!

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Here is the full list of participants taking part this week:
Michele Taylor
Kate Morgan you are here
Sharon Davern
Ros Davidson
Catherine Proctor
Rachel Palmieri
Theresa Gerrard
Kristine D’Auria
Tina Gillespie
Rachel Woollard
Di Furniss
Claire Daly
Christine Blain
Fiona Ryan
Caroline Manwaring
Vicki Boucher
Andrea Sargent
Rosa Leyden

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Brilliance of So Saffron Butterflies

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Week 48 – So Saffron

So Saffron is from the Subtles collection and is a dusty yellow that looks amazing with black.

Today I am using it with the Butterfly Brilliance bundle and the Stitched Rectangle framelits. This stamp is one huge stamp with all the butterflies together, so it makes it easy to stamp. The die is also one big die to cut out all the butterflies in one go!

Using the Stamparatus really helped with stamping and lining up the images when I stamped the Saffron layer to place over the top of the stamped white layer.

So Saffron for CCS Butterfly Brilliance Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021

I took 3 of the Rectangle framelits and die cut them from the Saffron layer. Put these aside as you can use them on another card – you’ll see it shortly! Glue the Saffron layer to the White layer, lining up the stamped images. Die cut the butterflies in So Saffron card and add Wink of Stella to each one. Glue them to the card so their wings can be folded up. Before gluing the white layer to the card base, I decided at the last minute to add some white twine. I used a 1/8″ hole punch to notch each side so the twine sits neatly, wrapping it around and tying in a bow in the centre of the largest butterfly. Then glue it to the card base. Rhinestone Jewels were added last.

So Saffron for CCS Butterfly Brilliance Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021.

This next card is using black card for a dramatic effect and the left over stamped rectangles from the previous card.

Butterfly Brilliance in So Saffron, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021

I also used some Champagne Foil behind the filigree butterflies and Champagne Rhinestones!

Butterfly Brilliance in So Saffron, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021.

On the inside, I used the largest Stitched Rectangle framelit for my writing panel and stamped some more butterflies. I didn’t add sentiments to either of these cards, as they could be used for any occasion and I don’t think they needed one 😉

Butterfly Brilliance in So Saffron, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021 inside

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Pierced Blooms in Seaside Spray

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Week 45 – Seaside Spray

Seaside Spray is from the 2019-2021 In Color collection. It is one of my favourites and I am sure going to miss it when it retires on 3 May.

Pierced Blooms Seaside Spray Feminine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The Hydrangea Hill DSP is embossed with the Subtle 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and glued to a white card base. I die cut a variety of flowers and leaves using the Pierced Blooms dies in Seaside Spray, Soft Sea Foam and Purple Posy cardstock. The vellum layer is die cut using the Flowering Vine dies.

Pierced Blooms in Seaside Spray Feminine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The sentiment panel is stamped (Beautiful Friendship stamp set) and die cut. After cutting, turn it over still in the die and run a stylus around the edge to give it that extra embossed edge. Fold some ribbon behind the sentiment and add some dimensionals at either end to adhere it to the card.

To finish, I added some Faux Resin dots, Rhinestone Jewels and Butterfly Gems.

Pierced Blooms Seaside Spray Feminine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021.

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Monthly Creative Showcase: Mother’s Day

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For tonight’s showcase, we are featuring Mother’s Day which is celebrated in Australia on 9th May!

Mother's Day card for Monthly Showcase, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021

A Gorgeous Grape card base with some of the Hydrangea Hill DSP was the perfect start for my Mother’s Day card. I remember having Hydrangea’s in our garden growing up and these colours remind me of mum!

Gorgeous Grape Purple Posy Basic White

I stamped off the hydrangea image from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set (unfortunately it has sold out since I made this card) before stamping it onto Basic White card. Then I die cut the panel and used the stylus (from the Simply Scored) around the edges on the back while it was still in the die. This gives that beautiful embossed edge. Stamp the ‘you’ in the same ink at full strength. The butterflies are from the Floating & Fluttering Bundle and die cut in Purple Posy card. The Forever & Always Bundle has the dies to create the ‘love’ which is popped up on Black Dimensionals.

Mother's Day card using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021 sq

On the inside I added a 1″ strip of DSP down the side and some basic white card to write my message. I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and added some Purple Posy die cut flowers.

Mother's Day card using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021 inside

The Butterfly Gems are on the retirement list and at a reduced price, so be quick if you want them!

Mother's Day card using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021.

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Love You Rococo Rose

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Week 42 – Rococo Rose

Rococo Rose is another one of the InColors which will sadly retire soon when the new Annual catalogue is released and 5 new InColors will be introduced. I really like this soft blush colour and it works beautifully with the colours I’ve used today.

Pierced Blooms Love You card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

I die cut many of the flowers with the Pierced Blooms dies in the various colours before working out exactly how I was going to put this card together. Once I had all the pieces, I thought it would look pretty cool in a wreath style, but as they are fairly large blooms, I needed to have a larger Thick Basic White square card (12.5cm²).

The flowers are placed on dimensionals and then I went back and added some foliage underneath.

Pierced Blooms Love You card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 close up

The ‘Love You’ is from the Forever & Always Bundle. I stamped them in Rococo Rose on white card and die cut the ‘love’ with the coordinating die and the ‘You’ I just used paper snips.

You can see I added more of those cute Butterfly Gems and some Wink of Stella to the So Saffron die cuts for a little sparkle.

Pierced Blooms Love You card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 .

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Pierced Blooms on Painted Texture

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Week 39 – Purple Posy

Purple Posy is lovely soft purple and one of the InColors which will sadly retire in the next few months when 5 new InColors will be introduced.

I cannot stop using these Pierced Blooms dies. They are just fabulous!

My card base is Purple Posy with a layer of Highland Heather then a Basic White piece, dry embossed with the Painted Texture 3D TIEF.

Vine Design Thinking of You card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021.

I love this colour combination: Rococo Rose – Purple Posy – So Saffron – Soft Sea Foam

The sentiment is stamped in Highland Heather ink and cut out with an electronic cutting machine if you have one, or simply fussy cut with Paper Snips. The sentiment and the flowers are popped up on dimensionals and everything else is glued with Multipurpose Glue.

How cute are those little Butterfly Gems – they come in all the 2019-2021 InColors.

On the inside I added another flower die cut and strips of card like on the front of the card!

Pierced Blooms Birthday card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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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Abundance of Butterflies

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Week 38 – Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is one of my least used colours in the Stampin’ Up! range. I haven’t used much of it in my card today, but I actually love how it looks with Misty Moonlight.

I took a piece of the patterned paper from the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP pack. I cut the piece to fit my White card base.

Floating & Fluttering Bundle 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia

I stamped the butterfly image twice in Memento Black ink using the Stamparatus, then die cut them both. Placing them on the card I wanted to add a sentiment through the centre at an angle, so I cut a strip out of the centre of the DSP before gluing the two pieces at either end of the card base.

The butterflies are coloured with Stampin’ Blends Combo Markers; Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Misty Moonlight & Granny Apple Green. They are add with dimensionals to the card.

Floating & Fluttering Bundle 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia close

This sentiment from the Quite Curvy stamp set, is stamped in Misty Moonlight ink. I coloured some pearls with the Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Marker.

Floating & Fluttering Bundle by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

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Vine Design card with a handy tip for your die cut sentiments

This Vine Design bundle is rather cute and I’m glad I purchased it recently.

I used some of the Paper Blooms DSP (free during Saleabration with qualifying order – ends tonight) as the background. I die cut the leaves in Night of Navy cardstock and stamped 8 of the flowers in Night of Navy ink onto Rococo Rose card, then die cut them out.

Vine Design Thinking of You card by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2021

The sentiment is stamped in Rococo Rose ink and die cut. Can you see that extra embossed edge around the sentiment? I share my handy tip below:

Vine Design Thinking of You card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 Handy Tip

The sentiment and flowers are popped up on dimensionals and placed some retired metallic pearls in the centres of each flower. The Butterfly Gems are super pretty and I had to add a few of them too!

Vine Design Thinking of You card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

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Diorama Fancy Fold card with Forever Greenery and Butterfly Beauty

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Week 33 – Pear Pizzazz

This is a Diorama fancy fold card that will fold into a C6 envelope, however because of the thickness, it is better in a 16cm² envelope.

The base is Thick White cardstock and the front is Pear Pizzazz cardstock.

Diorama Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The Forever Greenery patterned paper is perfect for the feature background with the Champagne Foil butterflies [Butterfly Beauty Thinlits]. The Layering Ovals Framelits were used to cut the window and the frame.

Diorama Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021..

The bubbles [Beauty Abounds] are stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink and the sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set. This was stamped 3 times using the Stamparatus to get that darker tone.

Diorama Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021.

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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