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Whale of a Time with the cutest backdrop

Whale of a Time Suite

I love how these designer papers add such a wow to a card, with very little extras needed. This gorgeous piece with the sea horses makes a super cute backdrop for this whale card.

Adding some seaweed die cut from the Smooth Sailing dies, which coordinate beautifully with this suite. The cardstock is Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green & Shaded Spruce.

My card base is Pretty Peacock, as is the 2¼” circle punch, embossed with the Seabed 3D embossing folder and popped up on dimensionals.

The whale is actually punched from another piece of the designer paper using the Whale Builder Punch, also adhered with dimensionals. I just love that these papers have images that can be cut with the coordinating punch!

The blue adhesive backed gems are added randomly for a little sparkle!

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3D Waves for a Whale of a Time

Having lived in Warrnambool many years ago, I have fond memories of heading out to Logan’s beach to see the whales between May – September each year. There is now a much bigger and better viewing platform as it has become quite a tourist destination.

So my card today was inspired from my childhood memories.

Whale Waves card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

The designer paper pack has this full page of waves, but I cut along two lots of the waves to give me a 3D effect and for the whales to look like they are actually in the water. Placing dimensionals or foam adhesive sheets behind the layers, helps create this.

Whale Waves card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020.

These whales were punched with the Whale Builder Punch from another sheet of the designer paper. I love how the punches can cut out images directly from the paper!

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The only stamping was the fish and I haven’t added a sentiment, as I am waiting for the right occasion before doing that!

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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.

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Whale Wobble card

I just love how quickly this card came together!

Predominantly using the patterned paper, this is the main feature of this card, with very little stamping. In fact, the only stamping is the sentiments, fish and a little bit on the anchor!

Whale Wobble card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

The Whale Builder punch was used to punch out the whale from a piece of the patterned paper and a wobble element was placed behind it to create the 3D effect. Click here to see the whale wobbling!

Whale Wobble card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 closeup

I also used the Smooth Sailing dies to cut some extra seaweed/plants to add to the scene and the Brass Foil anchor.

Whale Wobble card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 side

Decorating the inside with some more designer paper, seaweed die cuts and a sentiment completes the card!

Whale Wobble card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

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Colour Creations Showcase – Bermuda Bay

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is the gorgeous, Bermuda Bay!

I just love this stunning colour and I was very happy with how my card turned out. This Beautiful Moments stamp set is so sweet and I am super happy that it carried over into the new Annual catalogue.

Beautiful Moments watercolour wash background fancy fold pop up card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

I did a water colour wash on some Water colour paper with Bermuda Bay ink mixed with some Frost White Shimmer White Paint and applied it with an AquaPainter. After it dried, I ran it through my embossing machine in the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. I cut the paper down to size and used my sewing machine to add some crazy stitching around the edges as a border. I roughed up the edges with my scissors and then glued it to my card front.

The image is stamped and coloured, also with Shimmer Paint added. Cut out the image and I used my Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Marker around the edges so it blended into the background better. This is popped up on dimensionals.

Beautiful Moments watercolour wash background fancy fold pop up card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

On the inside I wanted to create a pop up card with the stamped image of the two girls. I coloured them the same way.

Beautiful Moments watercolour wash background fancy fold pop up card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

This photo shows them a little closer, popped up (especially with the shadow)!

Beautiful Moments watercolour wash background fancy fold pop up card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020.

It is very easy to create – simply cut the insert and score it in half. Here is a template:

Pop up Card Template

When you fold this insert in half (valley fold), the two small sections need to pop into the card (mountain fold) to create the small sections. I think you can see it better on this angle. I just measured exactly where these cut lines needed to be and how wide, to sit behind the image of the girls.

Beautiful Moments watercolour wash background fancy fold pop up card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020.

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Birthday Bonanza Shaker card

Do you love a shaker card? Here is a cute one using the Birthday Bonanza DSP and the Birthday Goodness stamp set!

The shaker part of the card is created like a window box so there is no stickiness like when using Foam Adhesive Strips, for the sequins to stick to. This way they move freely inside the box.

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I had some star & heart sequins left over from a few years ago so they are not the exact colours as used in the card, however they are a similar but lighter tones, so they work well!

Shaker Card using Stampin Up Birthday Bonanza DSP & Birthday Goodness 2020 Mini by Kate Morgan, Australia closeup

On the inside I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink and the cake tower in Grapefruit Grove ink then added a strip of the same DSP as the front of the card. Both of these stamps are from the Birthday Goodness stamp set.

Shaker Card using Stampin Up Birthday Bonanza DSP & Birthday Goodness 2020 Mini by Kate Morgan, Australia inside

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The Gang’s All Meer

How cute are these Meerkats? We love going to the zoo and watching these cute little critters going about their daily business and sitting up on top of the rocks keeping watch, and this stamp set I earned for FREE in my first order. Yes, FREE during Sale•A•Bration. Read on to find out how you can get this set too!

The Gang's All Meer Stampin Up Saleabration 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia

Using the Masking Technique, it is really easy to create an entire Gang of Meerkats stamped in Soft Suede ink. I cased this card directly from the catalogue, a wonderful place to find inspiration!

The Gang's All Meer Stampin Up Saleabration 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia close up

On the inside I stamped one single meerkat with the cactus and coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers. Super cute with this sentiment.

The Gang's All Meer Stampin Up Saleabration 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia inside

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Masking Little Ladybugs

Have a look at this single layer card often known as Simple Stamping! It has loads of colour and doesn’t necessarily need lots of layers, just simple colouring.

Little Ladybug Hostess Stampin Up Mini 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia

However, if you look a little closer, you may see that I have used the Masking Technique with the flowers to give the feeling of depth in the images.

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The inside has a sentiment and some more of the little ladybugs stamped across the bottom and coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers.

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Best Dressed Ladybug!

Oh my, look at this background, how beautiful is the embossing? This is the new Parisian Flourish 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

Again I have used the Little Ladybug stamp set and a strip of the Best Dressed DSP.

I stamped the ladybug first, then used a mask over her and then stamped the flower so that it looks as though she is sitting on it. Then I coloured them before fussy cutting to add to the card on dimensionals.

Best Dressed DSP & Little Ladybug Hostess Stampin Up Mini 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia 1

The flower petals were covered with Petal Pink Blends Markers and then the Light Flirty Flamingo blends was used as well to give that extra shade of pink. I really love how it turned out! The centre is coloured with Daffodil Delight Blends Markers then Shimmery Crystal Effects added.

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On the inside I stamped the row of ladybugs and coloured them in with a simple Happy Birthday sentiment.

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Beautiful Moments in Grace’s Garden

I just adore this bundle of Grace’s Garden. Maybe it is because it’s my daughters name, but also I love cottage gardens full of flowers! I also wanted to use the Beautiful Moments stamp set, as it has the image of two little girls holding hands, another reminder of my own two girls ♥

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The image of the two little girls with the sand buckets was used in my card, however I didn’t need them carrying buckets into the garden. I just wanted them holding hands, so I coloured the lines of the image I wanted with my Black Stampin’ Write Marker, gave it a huff of hot air before stamping it onto some white card. Then I fussy cut the image before colouring it.

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For the path under the rose arbour, I used the Tasteful Textures stamp set with Crumb Cake ink. I also sponged it a little to blend the colour better.

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