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Looking forward to warmer weather with High Tide

Today’s card has a summery feel to it and yes, I am still waiting for some warmer days to appear in cold Melbourne town! It is Spring and daylight savings is about to start tomorrow night, so hopefully that will mean some better days ahead.

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I have recently purchased this High Tide stamp set and wanted to get it out and have a play.

High Tide Masculine card using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.JPG

I have used quite a few different ink pads, although it doesn’t really look overly colourful, but I do love the Pineapple Punch card base with Very Vanilla layer to really bring it to life!

Once I had finished stamping, I felt it still needed something… maybe because it was a single layer card, meaning there was no dimension to it. So pulled out my Wink of Stella and turned to moon into a shiny moon with refection on the water and the tops of the wings of the birds flying high in the sky have a silvery tone to them.

High Tide Masculine card using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

I also felt it still needed something else, so instead of cutting it down and adding a mat layer, I decided to sponge the edges with Versamark ink, add some Gold Emboss Powder and heat set it. This is a great way to add that layered look and some extra shine!

Here is the inside without a sentiment at the moment. I’m not sure what it will end up being, whether it’s for a birthday, sympathy, thinking of you, or could even be a happy holidays card!

The water is stamped in Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam. The lighthouse is Gray Granite and Blueberry Bushel. The beach is Sahara Sand. The plants are Mossy Meadow. The birds are Memento Black. The moon and reflection are Smoky Slate.

High Tide Masculine card using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018 inside

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Colour Creations: Daffodil Delight

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Daffodil Delight!!!

I made this card for my nephew who turned 4 last week. Happy Birthday Mitchell ♥

I love Daffodil Delight with Blueberry Bushel together. I also love this new Buffalo Check stamp! How good does it look? I reckon it makes the perfect shirt for my pocket. I don’t have the Pocket Framelits, so I had to make my own. Once I got the shape right, I embossed it with the Subtles TIEF and then used my paper piercing tool to create the stitching. How good does it look? I wonder why there is a tab to pull with “LOOK’ on it?

4th Birthday Buffalo Check Pocket card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2018.JPG

I would have loved to see his face when he pulled the tab! Unfortunately I couldn’t be there to see him as they live in Paynesville, Gippsland, but I’m assured he was amazed to find some cash!

4th Birthday Buffalo Check Pocket card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up, Australia 2018

I think this sentiment is perfect for a 4 year old… isn’t every birthday the biggest occasion when you are a kid?!

4th Birthday Buffalo Check Pocket card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2018.

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Colour Creations: Crushed Curry for Father’s Day

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Hello Crafters,

Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Crushed Curry!!!

I have paired it up with the Best Route Designer Series Paper. I mean who doesn’t love blues and yellows together, right?!

I have created this fancy fold card, but I have no idea what it would be called. There was no tutorial for it, I just cut up cardstock and made it up on the spot. LOL

I made it for my Father-in-law for Father’s Day and I had it in my mind to get him a Dan Murphy gift card, so this had to have a spot to slide it in somewhere. I also know that he will need to travel 80kms to get to his nearest Dan Murphy store (they live in a rural area), so why not use the Best Route DSP for a bit of fun!

Crushed Curry Colour Creations using Stampin Up Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

The Stitched Labels framelits were perfect to fit on the front of the card and the sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, of course stamped in Crushed Curry ink.

Crushed Curry Colour Creations using Stampin Up Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia 2018.

Here it is open – the card base is one piece of A5 card and then the 3 fold flap is one piece (4-1/4″ x 10-1/2″) scored at 3-1/2″ & 7″ and glued to the A5 card. The two smaller pieces of DSP are 3-1/4″ x 4″, as was the yellow piece for the gift card, but I cut the banner shape into it with paper snips and used the excess on the front of the card!

Crushed Curry Colour Creations using Stampin Up Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia, 2018

I need to hold it together to post, so I tied some Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain ribbon around and tied it in a bow!

Crushed Curry Colour Creations using Stampin Up Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia, 2018.

On the back I added a white panel with the embossed image also from the Stitched Labels framelits set.

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to all of the participants for this week.

Stay tuned for the start of the Holiday catalogue tomorrow. It is full of exciting product and beautiful pictures of projects. Be sure to request your paper copy today.

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Colour Creations: Diorama card featuring Calypso Coral and Sea of Textures

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Calypso Coral!!!

I am using the Sea of Textures bundle to create this Diorama card. Calypso Coral is the perfect colour for the fish, coral and starfish!

Wonderful Adventure Diaorama card using Stampin Up Sea of Textures by Kate Morgan, Australia.JPG

I have also used Pool Party for the background and embossed it with the Seaside TIEF. Crushed Curry makes wonderful bright coral and Bermuda Bay, well it’s just a stunning colour for almost anything!

Wonderful Adventure Diaorama card using Stampin Up Sea of Textures by Kate Morgan Australia.

The measurements to make this card, I started with a piece of cardstock measuring 5⅞” x 11¾” and scored at 3½”, 4”, 7½”, 8, 11½”. Burnish all the scorelines, and die cut the circle . Remember, before you adhere the short end to the centre of the card, make sure you do all the decorating first, it makes it much easier. 😉

And here’s the inside of the card. I stamped off the netting image with Crushed Curry for a more subtle background effect on the white card, but stamped it full strength on the Pool Party card behind the circle cutout. The octopus is stamped tone on tone in Calypso Coral. The border around the die cut circle is a piece of the Nature’s Poem DSP.

Wonderful Adventure Diaorama card using Stampin Up Sea of Textures by Kate Morgan, Australia.

I love the layers of this with the Diorama style card acting like a port hole of a sunken ship.

Wonderful Adventure Diaorama card using Stampin Up Sea of Textures by Kate Morgan, Australia..

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Colour Creations: Enjoy Life, Call Me Clover

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Call Me Clover!!!

Today’s card was inspired from watching the Tour de France on TV this month. I am totally in awe of how they ride such huge distances; over 3,500 kms in 23 days.  I also love seeing all the gorgeous countryside of France. It reminds me of my trip through some of these same areas, back in 2001!

I have used the Enjoy Life stamp set with some of the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper as a layer behind the cyclists. The bike image is stamped in the full colour, then stamped again as a second generation stamping to get the lighter shade and even again a third time. Don’t you think it looks just like a Peloton?!!!

Wake Up Kick Butt Repeat card using Stampin Up Enjoy Life, Twinkle Twinkle DSP by Kate Morgan Australia, 2018

The inside of the card, I have placed a layer of Very Vanilla card, stamped simply with some of the grass in Call Me Clover ink.

Wake Up Kick Butt Repeat card using Stampin Up Enjoy Life, Twinkle Twinkle DSP by Kate Morgan Australia, 2018 inside

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Colour Creations: Blueberry Bushel with Bike Ride

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring the new In Colour, Blueberry Bushel!!!

I am getting organised for the end of year when my eldest daughter graduates from her primary years of schooling and one of her closest friends is a boy who I’m sure she will miss next year as they head off to different High Schools. I’ve made this card for him!

Graduation card using Stampin Up 2018 Bike Ride, Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia F

Oh how I love this Designer Series Paper, Best Route. It is the perfect choice to go with this Bike Ride stamp set. This young man loves his bike; I guess it gives them their independence at this age. The two of them often head out for a bike ride on the weekends, so I thought it was appropriate to use a bike for this card as they will head off in different directions next year.

The bike is stamped and die cut and the wheels are attached with small split pins so they actually spin! The bike frame is mounted to the card with dimensionals to allow the wheels to move.

Graduation card using Stampin Up 2018 Bike Ride, Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia

The inside of the card I stamped this cute little dog, as the recipient has recently acquired a new puppy and I think he will love this touch!

Graduation card using Stampin Up 2018 Bike Ride, Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia inside

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Under the Sea Textures

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card with more of a masculine theme. As you know, I struggle with these types of cards, but this Sea of Textures bundle had me excited when I first saw it. In conjunction with the new Embossing Mats, it gives so many more options to add texture with the cutting dies!!!

Sea of Textures Under the Sea card Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

See that white coral die cut piece in the bottom corner? Well, I used that same die with the new embossing mats to create the embossed section on the Soft Sea Foam card.

The octopus was inked with Grapefruit Grove and then I used Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel Stampin’ Write Markers using the thumping technique to add that extra bit of colour to the tentacles.

I love how the wood textures Designer Series Paper adds the perfect texture for the port hole!

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Thinking of You Fancy Fold with Nature’s Poem DSP

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Today I share my own design Fancy Fold card using Designer Series Paper!

No more hoarding DSP in my house this year, I need to use it and this style is perfect. You can use any of the Designer papers in the Stampin’ Up! range to create all types of cards and the best part is you can get 2 cards from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″!

Each card measures 12″ x 6″ scored at 1¾”, 4¾”, 7¾” and it fits into our C6 envelopes.

Fun Fold Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You Card by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

Here it is fully open. The first fold is glued down to the front of the card. Depending on the reverse design of your paper, it can give a striking effect as seen here. This also makes the card stronger. I didn’t want to put a large piece of card in the centre to write the message for two reasons, I didn’t want to cover up that gorgeous paper and secondly I cut it down to fit behind the large sentiment when the card is closed.

Fun Fold Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You Card by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

Just look at those leaves ♥ I am so in love with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats! Not only did I emboss the leaves on the white message piece, but also embossed them in coordinating coloured card and then die cut them to add even more texture to the front of the card.

Fun Fold Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You Card by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2018.

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My own design Fancy Fold card using Nature’s Poem DSP as the card base

Dear Crafters,

Today I share my own design Fancy Fold card using Designer Series Paper!

No more hoarding DSP in my house this year, I need to use it and this style is perfect. You can use any of the Designer papers in the Stampin’ Up! range to create all types of cards and the best part is you can get 2 cards from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″!

Each card measures 12″ x 6″ scored at 1¾”, 4¾”, 7¾” and it fits into our C6 envelopes.

Fun Fold card using Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

Here it is fully open. The first fold is glued down to the front of the card. Depending on the reverse design of your paper, it can give a striking effect as seen here. This also makes the card stronger. I didn’t want to put a large piece of card in the centre to write the message for two reasons, I didn’t want to cover up that gorgeous paper and secondly I cut it down to fit behind the large sentiment when the card is closed.

Fun Fold card using Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2018.

Just look at those leaves ♥ I am so in love with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats! Not only did I emboss the leaves on the white message piece, but also embossed them in coordinating coloured card and then die cut them to add even more texture to the front of the card.

Fun Fold card using Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

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Masculine Thank You with the Nature’s Poem Suite

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a couple of cards using the new Nature’s Poem Suite; Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits, Nature’s Poem DSP. I am so excited this stamp set has coordinating framelits to cut out the images. No more fussy cutting!

I love how the background piece of DSP brings so much dimension to a card. I stamped some of the leaves on it with Crumb Cake ink and wow, it brings it to life.

Rooted in Nature Thank You Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia..JPG

The tree image is stamped in Shaded Spruce, a new colour arriving on 1 June. This particular image is stamped off once, but you will see the full strength image in my next card (no wasting from me!!!). I love the large banner behind with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing on it. A piece of vellum, sponged with ink gives an antique look and is punched with the Starburst punch.

Rooted in Nature Thank You Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan, Australia.

This card uses a darker piece of Designer Series Paper from the Nature’s Poem pack. With the full strength tree image, I felt it needed a darker base. I added a thin banner of Shaded Spruce card behind the larger banner.

Rooted in Nature, Thank You card, Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia.

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