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Colour Creations Showcase – Melon Mambo No-line Watercolour Technique

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Week 25 – Melon Mambo

For tonight’s card, I wanted to revisit the no-line watercolour technique, where you stamp the image (2nd generation) in Sahara Sand ink onto Watercolour paper.

This is definitely a technique that takes a lot of practice (for me anyway!) and you need to take your time to allow the colour to dry before adding more for a deeper effect. I used the Water Painters (without filling the barrel with water). I just have a glass of water next to me so the brush doesn’t get too wet as I work. I take the ink from the lid of the inkpad and apply with a light colour over the entire bloom, before going back over it in small sections, allowing to dry between layers.

From a distance, the poppy looks pretty good and I’m fairly happy with the outcome. I haven’t added a sentiment as yet, that will come when I figure out who this card will go to, hence why the image is not centred in the die cut frame. I will add the sentiment to the left later on!

The Scripty Embossing Folder gave my card a more old-worldly feel, as does the Scalloped Lace Trim. The die cut is popped up on dimensionals.

On the inside, I stamped the poppies across the bottom using the same technique. The sentiment is stamped in Sahara Sand ink 3 times using the Stamparatus, to get a nice dark colour.

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CCS – Gray Granite: Peony Garden for a friend

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Week 20 – Gray Granite

How pretty does this patterned paper look when coloured with the Pool Party Stampin’ Blends?!!!

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The flower is stamped in Gray Granite ink and coloured with Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight Blends. The leaves I left uncoloured.

The sentiment is die cut in white and then I traced the outside of the die onto Gray Granite card and fussy cut it out to get that layered look and it really pops!

I added the gold hoop with some gold thread before placing the flower on top. I added the beautiful white bow and some rhinestones round the card for some extra sparkle.

The inside I coloured an offcut of the DSP with Pool Party and Petal Pink Blends to tie in with the front of the card.

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CCS – Poppies in a Granny Apple Green Glow

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Week 19 – Granny Apple Green

I’m really pleased with how my background turned out on this card – Granny Apple Green is not really my go to colour, it’s a little bright – but I think it really makes these poppies pop!!!

The background is sponged darker from the outer edges and lighter into the centre. Once I had the right amount of ink applied, I dripped some water droplets onto the card and sat it aside to dry.

I die cut the poppy layers in Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo and Basic Black. The Blushing Bride layers I embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.

The leaves are die cut in Granny Apple Green and embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I also stamped some of the leaves as well, along with those little star type images from the Pattern Play stamp set. The sentiment (Itty Bitty Greetings) is stamped multiple times to get that lovely dark colour using the Stamparatus.

The poppies are glued together and then two glued to the card front and the last one has some dimensionals under it.

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CCS – Gorgeous Grape creates beautiful Lavender

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Week 18 – Gorgeous Grape

This week I thought that Gorgeous Grape reminded me of lavender so I decided that this lovely lady was walking through a field of lavender.

I sponged the background starting at the top with Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz towards the bottom for the grass, leaving it softer in the centre.

Then I placed a drop of Frost White Shimmer Paint onto a Clear Block and using the Water Painter, added some water and gently flicked it over the card. You can see the paint splatters. I didn’t want to colour her dress, but I did use the left over paint on the Water Painter to add some shine to her white dress.

Next I stamped the images in Black Stazon Ink. The flowers are coloured using a Blender Pen with the Gorgeous Grape Inkpad. The lady image is cut out and her hair and arms are coloured with Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends. She is popped up on dimensionals. This layer is matted onto Gorgeous Grape card and placed in the centre of the square white card base.

Isn’t it such a peaceful and inviting scene? What we wouldn’t give to be out of isolation, walking through a field of flowers!!!

Oh, and don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card and the envelope!

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Double Fan Fold card

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Week 15 – Early Espresso

Do you immediately think masculine when you see the colour, Early Espresso?! I usually do, but when I looked at the patterned papers and saw that Early Espresso is in the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper and it being the start of Spring, I had to go with flowers for tonight’s card!

Colour Combination - BB OO EE GF

This Double Fan Fold card was inspired by Sam Calcott, UK. I did change up my measurements slightly, but the design is practically the same. I do love a fancy fold for its wow factor and I think this really makes a statement.

The card base is Early Espresso as is the centre background layer, embossed with the Greenery TIEF. There is also a Gold Foil layer behind it.

Double Fan Fold card using Stampin Ups Ornate Garden & Daisy Lane by Kate Morgan Australia 2020

I love the three medium daisies down the front of the card and each one is made up of 3 layers; Early Espresso, stamped Bumblebee and plain Bumblebee with a Gold Foil accent in the centre from the Poppy Moments dies. The leaves are also from this die set.

Double Fan Fold card using Stampin Ups Ornate Garden & Daisy Lane by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, Gold Emboss Powder added and heat set. The Classic Label Punch was used to cut it out and then it is popped up on black dimensionals. 

You may me wondering where you write a message to send this to someone? I cut a piece of white card to the same size as the Gold Foil layer on the front, then glued it to the back of the card.  This card also folds flat to fit into an envelope.

   

Here it is open flat so you can see all the angles.  

Double Fan Fold card using Stampin Ups Ornate Garden & Daisy Lane by Kate Morgan Australia 2020.

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Prized Peony for a 50th Wedding Anniversary

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Week 14 – Daffodil Delight

This week I have a card for a very special 50th Wedding Anniversary using the Prized Peony bundle.

Here’s how I inked the Peonies: die cut each of the 4 pieces that make up each Peony, two times in Daffodil Delight card. Then I sponged the edges with Daffodil Delight ink (Step 1). Take the Decorative Mask (dot design), lay it over the petals and sponge on some Mango Melody ink (Step 2). The final ink colour is Poppy Parade (Step 3).

Tip: to get the nice sponged colour on the inside petal of each piece, place a piece of scrap card or dsp inside before sponging.

Glue the petals together starting with the smallest and inserting it into the next size petal. Continue until you have them all glued together. The stamen is Daffodil Delight card sponged with Mango Melody ink. The leaves are simply stamped and die cut in Pear Pizzazz. The sentiment is stamped in Mango Melody on Daffodil Delight card and added with a small strip of Adhesive Foam Sheet or you could use dimensionals.

Because this is for a 50th Wedding Anniversary, I die cut the 50 in Gold foil with the Adhesive Foam Sheet behind it for extra height.

Oh and did you wonder how I got those dots on the white card base? I used placed the decorative mask on top of the card and ran it through my cut & emboss machine!

The layers behind the flowers are Daffodil Delight (Stitched Rectangle dies) and Poppy Parade card.

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Dressed to Impress Fancy Fold 3D Pop Up card

Today is a fun 3D fancy fold design that I saw on YouTube with limited instructions, so I went about making my own with metric measurements.

The Dressed to Impress stamp set and coordinating All Dressed Up dies are fabulous products and I still had plenty of this gorgeous patterned paper left and it was perfect to use for this card. This would look great with the Flowers for Every Season DSP too! Maybe that will be my next one, now I have the measurements figured out. 😉

Dressed to Impress Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

The Stitched Shapes dies are awesome for creating a frame for this centre piece on the front of my card. The stamped images are coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers and the sentiment, I have used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.

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But are you ready for the WOW?!!!

Open the card and this pops out with two windows – how cool is that?

Dressed to Impress Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020.

With three strips on the inside, you can add multiple images, with the larger ones at the back. These images are stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured with Blends Markers and die cut.

Dressed to Impress Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

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Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique with Timeless Tulips

This is not a colour combination I would usually choose, but I got my inspiration from the patterned paper, Plaid Tidings DSP.

Colour Combination - MM MM GAG WW

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

Technique: rub your inkpads onto your craft mat, next to each other but not touching, covering about the same size area as your paper. Spritz with water. You can used a bone folder or palette knife to blend the colour into each other. Place a piece of White tissue paper on top and let it absorb the colour. Carefully lift the tissue paper and place it onto some paper towel to dry.

Place some adhesive sheet onto a piece of white cardstock and remove the wax layer so the entire sheet is sticky. Scrunch up the tissue paper, open it up and stick it to the card. Punch out your tulips with the Tulip Builder Punch.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 closeup

The Mango Melody card is embossed with the Wrapped in Texture TIEF and the Melon Mambo card base is embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D TIEF. The white circle is cut using the Stitched Shapes dies, stamped and added to the card with dimensionals for some height.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 side

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and heat set, before fussy cutting it out and adding it with Mini Dimensionals. Add some glittered enamel dots and a ribbon bow to finish.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020.

On the inside, stamp a stem, some leaves and glue another tulip on top.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

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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.

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Bright Magenta Birthday

Tonight I am featuring this stunning Designer Paper, Flowers for Every Season with the NEW in Color, Magenta Madness. Oh my, the bright and cheery colours here make my heart so happy!!!!

Magenta Madness Feminine Handmade card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

The Well Written dies were cut multiple times and glued together to add some depth and so they pop up from the card a little. Those butterflies are die cut in Brass Foil and add a gorgeous shine. The centres of the flowers have the Bumblebee coloured Enamel Dots!

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Behind the die cut images, you can see the whisper white layer, but can you also see the vellum layer behind it? I felt it was needed so the sentiment didn’t get too lost on that amazing designer paper.

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