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Favourite Colour Combination for the Art with Heart Team Blog Hop

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Dear Crafters,

The Art with Heart Team ladies are selecting their favourite colour combinations to share with you tonight. Choosing the right colour scheme can be essential to your design and with Stampin’ Up!s stunning collection, there are 50 colours to choose from. There’s sure to be some combinations that work really well together and you can take inspiration from.

Now sit back and enjoy some time out of your day to cruise through our blog hop and soak up some colour explosion eye candy!

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Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links. You may have come to me from my lovely team member, Amie McIlroy.

Now let’s get started!

Today, it’s all about our favourite colour combinations and I certainly do love these colours together. In fact, any colour with black can be so striking!

Favourite Colour Combination Blog Hop for Art with Heart Team by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia. TAMS Color Builder

I am using the amazing new embossing paste and Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop.

I mixed a small drop of Berry Burst ink into the paste and mixed it around thoroughly. I placed the die of the icing from the cupcake Framelits onto white cardstock. Holding it carefully, I applied a liberal amount of the paste, swirling it around to create the icing. I then used a thinner layer on the black card using the mask to create the background, hence it looks lighter in colour. Set these aside to dry.

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop 3D Embossing Paste.JPG

I die cut the circles using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. The sentiment was using the stamps from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set, but you may notice that the word “wishes” is not there. I thought it looked a bit silly saying Sweet Birthday Wish and needed to make it plural, so I carefully inked up the “ess” from the “you happiness” stamp, placed a piece of paper over the last “s” so it didn’t stamp on my card to create wishes!

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop 3D.JPG

The cupcake wrapper was stamped in Soft Suede (2nd and 3rd layers stamped off once, then twice) before being die cut and added below the icing. Once the icing was dry, I used paper snips to cut around the whole cupcake and added it to the Berry Burst circle with dimensionals.

I love the touch of gold glimmer to die cut the sentiment and the golf metallic thread added behind the circle layers.

At the very end once all of the layers were stuck down, I went back with the palette knife and added a tiny bit more of the white paste across the raised edges of the icing to add some highlighting and a swirl effect. I just want to eat it!!! At least this cupcake is better for the figure, hehe!


Products used:

Stamps: Sweet Cupcake
Inks: Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Suede, Black Archival
Card/Paper: Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper Gold,Vellum
Accessories: Big Shot, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Gold Metallic Thread, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks


Thanks for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your copy of any Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, Catherine Proctor.

http://whatcathymade.com.au/art-with-heart-blog-hop-favourite-colour-combination/

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. Catherine Proctor
2. Sharon Davern
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Kathryn Ruddick
5. Andrea Roberts
6. Rebecca Jacovou
7. Monika O’Neill
8. Caroline Manwaring
9. Rachel Woollard
10. Kimberly Hern
11. Ros Davidson
12. Amie McIlroy
13. Kate Morgan < you are here>

Happy Hopping!

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Birthday, feminine, Flowers, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

You Make Me Happy, Little Pig

Hello Friends,

My project today uses the This Little Piggy stamp set and the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

This Little Piggy by Kate Morgan, Indpendent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia. #cutitnothoardit.JPG

The image was stamped in Early Espresso ink and embossed with clear embossing powder and heat set. Then I coloured it with Stampin’ Write Markers and added a tiny pearl to the centre of the flower. Some copper metallic thread was added behind the main image and check out the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, isn’t it stunning? It is just so pretty!

This Little Piggy by Kate Morgan, Indpendent Stampin Up! Demonstrator, Australia #cutitnothoardit

The Stitched Shape Framelits add extra texture behind the main image with the stunning Designer Series Paper as the background.

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

Happy Stamping,

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Bonus Day’s are happening this month! For every $90 you spend (or multiples of) between 1–31 July (before postage), you’ll receive 1 or more Bonus Days coupons that you can spend between 1–31 August!!! Order as you normally would and your bonus days coupons will be emailed to you after your order is placed.

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Between 1st and 31st July, every new demonstrator gets an Essentials Gift Pack (worth $86) plus the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (worth $35) from the upcoming Holiday catalogue added to their starter kit for FREE! This means that new demonstrators will get products and business supplies worth a whopping $356 for just $169 with free shipping!

Here’s what Santa includes in the Essentials Gift Pack:
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130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
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Birthday, Designer Series Paper, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Happy Birthday, Lucky Elephant

Dear Crafters,

Today, I have to share this gorgeous elephant card using the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, Lace Doilies, Lucky Elephant stamp and a sneak peek at some new products; Special Celebrations stamp set and Pretty Label punch!

Happy Birthday card using Stampin Ups Lucky Elephant stamp, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP & Special Cenlebrations stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Rowville.JPG

I love how shiny the elephant is when embossed with silver embossing powder and heat set. I am certainly going to miss this Designer Series Paper too, it is just perfect circus paper for this elephant standing on his platform! #cutitnothoardit

Happy Birthday card using Stampin Ups Lucky Elephant, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP & Special Cenlebrations stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Rowville.JPG

Don’t forget to check out the retiring products at up to 50% off but only until 31st May! Click these links to see all the products; Retiring Stamps / Retiring Bundles / Everything Else. Hurry before they are gone!

Products

Stamps: Lucky Elephant, Special Celebrations
Inks:  Versamark, Bermuda Bay
Card/Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP
Accessories:  Pretty Label punch, Lace Doilies, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Dimensionals

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Baby, Birthday, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Foxy, Peekaboo Peach

Dear Crafters,

Today I have challenged myself to make a card using the new In Color, Peekaboo Peach. Now I have to tell you, it was my least favourite of the 2016-2018 in colors, but after completing this card, I think differently of it, lol. It just works so well for the colour of the fox!

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I am so happy that this stamp set is carrying over into the new annual catalogue 🙂

Foxy Friends, Fox, DIY, #stampinup, Handmade card, Stampin Up 2016, Fox Builder Punch

I haven’t added a sentiment to this card, because I want to add a “number” when the time comes, to give it to someone with their birthday year!!!!

Products

Stamps: Foxy Friends
Inks:  Basic Black, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango
Card/Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, A Little Foxy DSP
Accessories:  Layered Squares Framelits, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Big Shot

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Handmade Cards, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Fabulous Flamingo

Dear Crafters,

Today I have another sneak peek of this cute stamp set, Fabulous Flamingo, which was an all attendee giveaway at OnStage in Sydney last month!

Fabulous Flamingo by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

I stamped the flamingo in Flirty Flamingo and Berry Blast ink, however I think I need to go a bit lighter in my colours next time. But hey, it still gives some great effect of maybe a flamingo in the evening! lol

Fabulous Flamingo by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia side

 

What do you think of this flamingo card?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Old Olive, Watercolour paper
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Flamingo
Inks: Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Marina Mist
Other: AquaPainter, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub, Clear Block, Bone Folder, corner rounder punch, Old Olive ribbon

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Pretty Kitty

Dear Crafters,

Today I have some more of the cute cards that I started last Thursday while I was in hospital having my infusion. It is a couple of hours of down time, so I often take some stamped images and colour them, making good use of my time. Here are all of the images I coloured!

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I stamped the images with Stazon Black ink onto Watercolour paper and used the Watercolour pencils and the blender pens.

Again, I am also using some of the designer series paper stacks which are retiring and won’t be carrying over into the new catalogue.

Pretty Kitty &amp; bird by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

This next one I added small strips of gold glimmer paper to the top and bottom edge of the red polka dot paper!

Pretty Kitty by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia Glimmer

I adore these paper doilies and this one below, I covered up the centre of it, so before I glued it down, I cut out the centre of the doilie and that is what is forms the shape of the one to the right. No point covering the whole thing up, may as well use what I can!!!

Pretty Kitty by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

Not one of these cards has a sentiment, did you notice that?!!! You don’t always need to add a sentiment to a card, sometimes you just want the images to be the focus.

I was very pleased with my watercolouring efforts, especially while sitting in a chair colouring on my lap!

Pretty Kitty by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia Classes in Rowville

What do you think about these pretty kitty cards?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Watercolour paper, Designer Series Paper Stacks, Gold Glimmer
Stamp Sets: Pretty Kitty
Inks: Stazon Black, So Saffron
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pens, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Banner Triple Punch, Doilies, Dimensionals, White Perfect Accents, Sponge Dauber

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Bella & Friends

Dear Crafters,

Well I can tell you that I placed my pre-order for brand new 2017-2018 annual catalogue product yesterday!!! You can do this too, but only if you are a demonstrator or join today so you can get product earlier. Ask me how!

So here are the new 2017-2019 In Colours. Which one is your favourite?

2017-2019 In Colours by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

I have some cute cards that I started last Thursday while I was in hospital having my infusion. It is a couple of hours of down time, so I often take some stamped images and colour them, making good use of my time. Here are the first two I started with from the Pretty Kitty stamp set, which I will show you shortly.

Watercolouring images of Pretty Kitty

I used the Watercolour pencils and the blender pens.

Isn’t this image just the cutest? I love the sentiment ‘You’ve got a friend in me’.

Bella &amp; Friends with turtle by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

I am also using some of the designer series paper stacks which are retiring and won’t be carrying over into the new catalogue.

Bella &amp; Friends by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia close up

This next one is using Marina Mist and the clouds and sentiments are from the Life Me Up stamp set from the Occasions catalogue. It coordinates so well with this puppy floating away tied to a balloon!

and the last one for today is using some of the new copper trim that is a new product available from 1st June. It can be used like ribbon or it can be opened up to look a bit like a mesh bag or netting. I thought it looked a bit like the puppy had chewed it!!! lol

Bella &amp; Friends by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

These cards could be used for any occasion, so I tend to leave off sentiments and add them later if I want them for a specific event.

What do you think about these cute cards?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolour paper, Designer Series Paper Stacks
Stamp Sets: Bella & Friends, Lift Me Up
Inks: Stazon Black, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pens, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Banner Triple Punch, Doilies, Copper Trim, Dimensionals

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