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Monthly Creative Showcase: Sketch challenge

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For tonight’s showcase, we were given a card sketch as a starting point for inspiration. This is something that I really struggle with, but really wanted to challenge myself to have a go at.

Sketch Challenge

This card is for my Father-in-law birthday so I started with the Well Suited DSP. I chose Pacific Point as my card base and then layered two patterns of the DSP, joining them under the Seaside Spray Scallop Ribbon Trim. The stitched triangles are embossed using the Scripty 3D, Tasteful Textile 3D & Hammered Metal 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. The Happy Birthday (Sweet Ice Cream stamp set) is stamped in Night of Navy ink, fussy cut with Paper Snips then added with Dimensionals.

Well Suited Triangles for Monthly Showcase Sketch Challenge by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2021.

Thanks to Ros Davidson, I had a go at making some of my own Faux Resin Dots. Using a standard hole punch, I punched some cardstock, placed them onto the Silicone Mat and added some Fine Tip Glue piled up on top. Allow them to dry fully (a few hours), before adding them to your card with a glue dot.

Well Suited Triangles for Monthly Showcase Sketch Challenge by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

On the inside, I added an offcut of the DSP and stamped the sentiments with Night of Navy ink and the stars with Pacific Point ink.

Well Suited Triangles for Monthly Showcase Sketch Challenge by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2021 inside

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Colour Creations Showcase – Pacific Point – Many Messages

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Showcase to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 32 – Pacific Point

The Many Messages stamp set is just that – 19 messages in one stamp!!!

Use the Stamparatus to get the perfect imprint and then cut them all out in one go using the Message Die.

Many Messages Bundle for Pacific Point Colour Creations Showcase by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

Once you die cut the stamped image, you are left with a negative piece that I keep and place over my card base to use as a template to insert the pieces back onto my card!

Using the die, I also cut some plain white and Pacific Point card, so I had plain die cuts to insert back onto my card. In the next image you can see I placed 3 of the stamped dies first, then placed some of the blue and white ones around it.

Many Messages Bundle by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021.

I added a few of the sequins from the Whale of a Time Suite with a glue dot for some extra embellishment.

Many Messages Bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The background was created with four 2cm strips of DSP and one in Pacific Point card.

The Brights 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper [155228] will be available in the next Annual catalogue (June 2021), but you can get a pack of each of the colour families DSP packs with your starter kit if you join my team during Sale-a-bration on top of the already great value starter kit!

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Colour Creations Showcase – Night of Navy – Masculine Well Suited Birthday

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Showcase to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 30 – Night of Navy

This is our first colour for 2021, as we continue with the remainder of the SU colour range!

Tonight’s card is very masculine in appearance with some brand new products from the new Jan-Jun Mini catalogue!

The background patterned paper is the Well Suited DSP and the stamp set is called You are Amazing. This is a brilliant stamp set with awesome sentiments for any birthday card.

Masculine Birthday using Well Suited & You are Amazing stamp set by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

The Layering Squares Dies were the perfect size to cut out the sentiment and the scalloped matt layer. This is popped up on Black Dimensionals. The 3 smaller squares below the sentiment are the very smallest of the scalloped Layering Squares die, and gluing them to create diamonds.

Masculine Birthday using Well Suited & You are Amazing stamp set by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the images, so I could get that perfect even depth of colour. This image below I inked twice, so the Stamparatus is perfect for this technique.

Masculine Birthday using Well Suited & You are Amazing stamp set by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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Happy 50th Birthday to my hubby!

Well, today my hubby turns 50 – eek, when did that happen?!!!

When I met him 22 years ago, he had this red Mini in his garage that was in need of major work to get it back on the road again, but he just didn’t have the time or money and when we moved in together it had to go. However, he always wanted to get another one in the future… do you think this card will suffice?!!! I don’t think so, but it’s a little reminder of his dream (maybe one day when he retires!).

This card uses some retired product (Designer Paper) and the car image is not Stampin’ Up! and boy did I know that when I inked it up. Eek, I’ll be sticking to my SU supplies for their superior quality to this one, it was a horror to get a clean image and it took several goes 😦

The Happy Birthday image on the front is from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set, inked in Versamark and Silver Emboss Powder added and heat set. The car is popped up on a wobble element so it moves around and is very cute!

Check out the personalised number plate!!! I used the Make a Difference stamp set. The image is coloured with Real Red/Smoky 
Slate & Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers. Shimmery Crystal Effects is used on the car lights for a bit of shine.

Family Party was the perfect stamp set for the inside sentiment and the silver foil numbers are the Playful Alphabet dies, sitting on a black die cut from the Tasteful Labels dies. The stars are stamped in Smoky Slate ink.

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Colour Creations Showcase: Mango Melody is a Whisky Business

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Showcase to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 24 – Mango Melody

This is a super bright colour and not one I use a lot of, but I recently purchased this stamp set, Whiskey Business during the sale and wanted to ink it up!

I used the Misty Moonlight pages from the 2020–2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2cm x 15.2cm) Designer Series Paper pack and the In Good Taste DSP to create a bench for the images to sit on.

The images are stamped in Gray Granite on White card and coloured with the Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Combo. They are fussy cut and added to the card on dimensionals. The ice cubes have Shimmery Crystal Effects added for texture. The sentiment is stamped in the Mango Melody ink on the same colour card and cut up then glued directly to the card.

On the inside I simply added off cuts of the DSP and stamped a simple sentiment.

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see the full list of participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase. We would for you to visit each one and leave some comments if you feel inspired.

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Scenes under the Sea

Now it is October, we have a new Tutorial Bundle for you – some of the Art with Heart team ladies, including myself have put together 8 step by step tutorials to give you loads of fabulous ideas for using current Stampin’ Up! product. Each bundle contains 8 tutorials combined into a PDF package including colour photos, a supply list, measurements and comprehensive step by step instructions. Click here for more details. This bundle is $12AUD worldwide or free with a minimum $50 order from me in October 2020 (Australia only).

Scenes under the Sea

Here is another Whale of a Time Suite card which is very simple, just adding a couple of elements.

My card base is Balmy Blue with a piece of the designer paper creating the backdrop. This paper pack is on sale for the month of October saving you 15%, so make sure you add it to your next order!

The whale is punched from another sheet of DSP with the Whale Builder Punch and popped up on dimensionals.

The Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper is added above the whale spout and also some of the seaweed at the bottom. It just reminds me of looking down into a clear blue ocean with the element of shine and sparkle the water gives. I used the Forever Flourishing dies for these – who would have thought!!

This is such a simple card but this DSP creates the scene for you!

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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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Monthly Creative Showcase – Masculine Theme Cube Card

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Monthly Creative Showcase: Masculine Theme

Tonight’s card is a fancy fold Cube Card that is so popular right now. You can find instructions all over the internet to create these.

Masculine Cube Card using Stampin Ups World of Good Suite by Kate Morgan Australia 2020

I have kept mine fairly simple and straight forward with the decorating. The World of Good Specialty DSP has the gorgeous Gold Foil through it, so I didn’t want to go covering it up with loads of embellishments.

Masculine Cube Card using Stampin Ups World of Good Suite by Kate Morgan Australia 2020..

This shows yo the hinges on the back of the elements, to give them that floating look on the folds.

Masculine Cube Card using Stampin Ups World of Good Suite by Kate Morgan Australia 2020 hinges

Don’t you love the pop of pink with the Magenta Madness?!!!

Masculine Cube Card using Stampin Ups World of Good Suite by Kate Morgan Australia 2020 love.

This card folds flat (two ways) for mailing in a standard envelope or a smaller square envelope!

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Colour Creation Showcase: Cinnamon Cider in Nature

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is Cinnamon Cider!

This new brown tone is a rich and slightly more rusty colour than the other browns, but you will see how warm it is with the right colour combination.

Cinnamon Cider Comparison

Nature's Roots by Stampin Up with Cinnamon Cider by Kate Morgan Australia 2020

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Paired with Petal Pink, it certainly adds a feminine touch, along with the addition of some Scalloped Lace Trim.

Nature's Roots by Stampin Up with Cinnamon Cider by Kate Morgan Australia 2020.

The Saddle Brown Stazon Ink coordinates beautifully with Cinnamon Cider. The 6″ x 6″ 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper is the perfect background with this stamp set.

Nature's Roots by Stampin Up with Cinnamon Cider by Kate Morgan Australia 2020 s

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see all the other participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase!

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Colour Creations Showcase – Basic Gray

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour to showcase is Basic Gray!

The Beautiful World Bundle is just the perfect product for Masculine cards, or even using with your travel photos in a memory album.

The Basic Gray card base (10.5 x 29.7cm) is folded in half, then I glued some die cut globes in the same cardstock as my feature background. The Very Vanilla layer (6 x 10cm) is stamped with the globe then glued to the Basic Gray layer (6.5 x 10.5cm) and run through the embossing machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Now you can add the Silver stand.

Beautiful World Bundle Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan 2020

Basic Gray Very Vanilla Silver Foil

The sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips stamp set and these pieces are cut using the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch and added with dimensionals.

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A simple sentiment is stamped inside and then the compass is stamped and cut out with the 1″ circle punch and glued to the card.

Beautiful World Bundle Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan 2020 inside

Please head over to Cathy Proctor’s blog to see all the other participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase!

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