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Masculine Creative Showcase with the Art with Heart Team

AWHT Creative Showcase Masculine

Welcome to our new Monthly Creative Showcase with the Art With Heart Team!

This month we are featuring Masculine themed projects. We have many masculine themed products in the Stampin’ Up! range including Stamp Sets and coordinating Dies, Designer Series Papers, Embellishments and Embossing Folders. The Art With Heart Team have a wonderful selection of projects to inspire you to create Masculine Masterpieces.

Now let’s get started!

This set of cards were very quick to create and I shared this style with my class ladies to help them cut into their Designer Series Papers. Starting with a simple card base, then cut one piece of DSP slightly smaller (5mm). Take the DSP and cut about a third off the bottom, then flip that piece over to the reverse design. Glue these to your card then add a strip of Tear & Tape across the join. Add some of the Braided Burlap Trim. Punch some 2″ Circles and stamp a sentiment and add a trinket with a glue dot!

This is a wonderful way to use your pretty DSPs without covering too much of the pattern with other elements. You can whip up a whole bunch of these in minutes.

Tropical Oasis Hawaiian Cars Masculine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

Tropical Oasis Leaf Masculine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020  Tropical Oasis pineapple Masculine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

My next project is a pop up box card or some call it a Card in a Box, but I wanted a longer length than usual. I needed it to be a landscape style for my golf scene, and it still fits into a C6 envelope!

Masculine card using Stampin Up Clubhouse Golf by Kate Morgan Australia 2020.

Did you know that the golf ball can be cut out using your 1″ circle punch?!! Yep, it’s the perfect fit!!!

I stamped the entire image in Garden Green and die cut it out, then stamped the image again in Smoky Slate. Instead of die cutting, punch the golf ball and glue it to the die cut!

I also glued some of the grass die cuts in front and some behind the centre section for more depth. How cool are these wooden elements too?!

Masculine card using Stampin Up Clubhouse Golf by Kate Morgan Australia 2020 Mini

The back of the card is where you write your message and I have decorated it with some more of the DSP and a sentiment.

Masculine card using Stampin Up Clubhouse Golf 2020 Mini by Kate Morgan Australia

A tip: when gluing in the golfer, it is best to place your card on top of your envelope to ensure that all the images fit within the size of the envelope!

Masculine card using Stampin Up Clubhouse Golf by Kate Morgan Australia 2020

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

The next contributor to share their Masculine project with you is the very talented,  Andrea Sargent.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this showcase midway, you can view the participants below:

  1. Christina Barnes

  2. Kate Morgan

  3. Andrea Sargent

  4. Sharon Davern

  5. Tina Gillespie

  6. Vicki Boucher

  7. Catherine Proctor

  8. Rachel Woollard

  9. Rebecca Jacovou

  10. Sujatha Harding

  11. Michele Taylor

  12. Caroline Manwaring

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Do you know someone who loves golf?

Wow, it’s almost the end of another decade 😲 Where has the year gone? Did it disappear as fast for you too?!!!

Tonight’s card is another sneak peek of the Country Club Suite – but this is a quick and easy one to recreate. Simply using a piece of the Country Club Designer Series Paper, cover the front of the card.

Masculine card using Stampin Up Country Club Suite Clubhouse Mini 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia front

To make the collar, I used the 4th largest die from the Stitched Rectangle dies, and placed it on an angle so the bottom section of the die is at the corner of the card and the centre. Once you have this piece cut, use it as a template to cut the other side exactly the same size. The centre piece with the buttons, I just used the same die cutting a couple of times to get a narrow piece. Glue this piece down before the collar. The buttons are the small golf ball dies in Whisper White card stock!

The gold clubs are die cut in Garden Green card stock.

Masculine card using Stampin Up Country Club Suite Clubhouse Mini 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia

Stamp the envelope and the inside of the card to tie them all together.

Masculine card using Stampin Up Country Club Suite Clubhouse Mini 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia inside

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2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

2019 Holiday catalogue ends 2 January 2020

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Clubhouse stamp set & Golf Club dies Bundle [153816]
Country Club Designer Series Paper [151314]

Full list of products:
Stamps/Dies: Clubhouses Bundle, Stitched Rectangle dies
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Country Club Designer Series Paper
Inks: Garden Green
Other: Die Cutting Machine, Multipurpose Adhesive, Paper Snips, Simply Scored

 

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Merry Christmas with a twist!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas celebration yesterday and you were able to have a quieter day today to recover!

Tonight I have another sneak peek for you with the Country Club Suite available in the new Mini Catalogue starting on 3 January 2020!!!

My parents have been very keen golfers for many years and all my Dad wanted for Christmas was a handmade card. So, when this suite arrived just before Christmas, I knew I had to use it, but with a twist to make it a Christmas card.

Christmas card using Stampin Up Country Club Suite Clubhouse Mini 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia front.jpg

No the tees, golf balls and grass are not upside down LOL, they were deliberately placed like this to look like Christmas baubles hanging down from some greenery!!!

See those golf balls? They are wood elements and I embossed them! Yes, I ran them through my machine using the large golf ball die to get those dimples on the balls!!! Give it a go, the outcome is so cool.

Christmas card using Stampin Up Country Club Suite Clubhouse Mini 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia closeup

Colours: Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy

On the inside, I carried the theme through and added the golf image by colouring it with Stampin’ Write Markers direct to the stamp to get the colouring of the grass, tee and ball!

Christmas card using Stampin Up Country Club Suite Clubhouse Mini 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia inside

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2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

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Clubhouse stamp set & Golf Club dies Bundle [153816]
Country Club Designer Series Paper [151314]
Country Club Elements [151315]

Full list of products:
Stamps/Dies: Clubhouses Bundle, Merry Christmas to All stamp set, Merry Christmas dies
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Country Club Designer Series Paper
Inks: Garden Green
Stampin’ Write Markers: Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate
Other: Country Club Elements,  Dimensionals, Multipurpose Adhesive

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Birthday Goodness for a masculine birthday celebration

Tonight I am saying Hi from Sydney!

Yes, I flew here this morning in time for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local event tomorrow for demonstrators. I am so excited because my dear friend, Catherine, picked me up from the airport and has invited me to stay with her and her family for two nights 🥰 We are going to have SO MUCH FUN!!!

I’ll share more information about OnStage early next week when I get home, but for now I share the card I made for my husband’s birthday on Wednesday. Let me start by saying I adore this sweet stamp set, Birthday Goodness, however it was best to make a card rather than bake the images for him, although I know he would have loved a stack of donuts!

Masculine Birthday card using Stampin Up Birthday Goodness & Stampin Blends Markers by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.jpg

Look at the gorgeous shimmery glimmer of the icing. This is the Shimmery Crystal Effects added last for that gloriously inviting glaze!!!

The cake stand was coloured using the Wink of Stella and the Delicata Celestial Copper Ink Refill. I did this by dropping 1 small drop of ink refill onto a clear block and by swirling the Wink of Stella through it, I was able to get a lovely soft coppery shine to apply to the stand. Initially I was going to colour the entire stand, but I think just using it as a feature trim and leaving the main part white, gives it more class!, don’t you think?!

Masculine Birthday card using Stampin Up Birthday Goodness & Stampin Blends Markers by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

The inside is also stamped and coloured in the same colours as the front.

Masculine Birthday card using Stampin Up Birthday Goodness & Stampin Blends Markers by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019

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A Good Man is very masculine

Tonight I have a masculine card using the stamp set, A Good Man!

A Good Man masculine card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019.JPG

I adore these images and just looking at it makes me take a deep breathe and think of relaxing by the seaside, and taking time for ourselves to just breathe.

This is also perfect timing with Father’s Day coming up and the images in this set are just ideal for that special man in your life.

The image is coloured using Stampin’ Blends markers; Pretty Peacock & Seaside Spray Combos and Light Crumb Cake for the skin tones and Light Pool Party framing around the entire image to add some depth.

Here is another one I made with a different image.

Masculine cards using Stampin Up A Good Man & Birch stamp sets by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.2.JPG

Have you made your dad a card for Father’s Day yet? What stamp set did you use?

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Masculine Trifold card to sail home

Tonight’s card is a fancy trifold card using the Sailing Home bundle. Purchase this stamp set and coordinating dies together and save 10%.

don’t you just love these colours together? I sure do and they are Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate and a Soft Suede wheel!

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Fancy Folds

I love using Designer paper as the card base. When they are double sided, you want to show off both sides of the paper and this is a great fold to do this. Don’t you agree?

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Fancy Folds open

I popped up the lighthouse and the anchor on dimensionals for added depth and tied a little piece of twine through the anchor.

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019, Fancy Folds

This card was inspired by Jackie Bolhuis however, I used different measurements. You can see her video here.

What I used:
Come Sail Away DSP – 6″ x 12″, score at 1¾”, 4¾”, 7¾”.
Whisper White card – 2¾” x 4″ and 3¾” x 5½”
Balmy Blue card – 2⅞” x 4⅛”

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Slider card and Smooshing with watercolour technique with Instructions

Tonight I have a couple of techniques with some watercolour smooshing and a slider card!

I taught this to my class ladies earlier this month and they loved it. It’s always great having a masculine themed class and we focused on this bundle mainly. It reminded me that I must do more masculine themed classes in the future.

To create the watercolour background, I put a couple of drops of re-inker, reasonably close together onto a sheet of acetate, spritzed it with water and then lay the Fluid 100 watercolour paper on top and gently pressed down with the finger tips (don’t rub). You don’t want the colours to mix together, just gently blend. You may need to place the paper down again so you cover the entire piece, as the excess we cut away, will be used later. I then put this aside to dry while I stamped the images and the inside of the card.

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019.

The lighthouse is stamped in Soft Suede and coloured with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo pack to get the darker and lighter shading. The boats are stamped in Night of Navy ink and coloured with Combo Blends of So Saffron and Poppy Parade. I added some Wink of Stella to the water below the boats rather than colouring it.

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019

On the inside I stamped the sentiment, add a Copper Foil anchor and the rope is part of the leftover pieces from the excess watercolour paper! The straight piece of rope is from the slider mechanism from the front!!!

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

To create the slider card mechanism:slider card mechanism.JPG

Score 2 lines on card, punch 2 circles with lines through the centre. Fold them into a taco shape. Place glue on the bottom of one and glue them together to create the H shape.

Cut the watercolour piece down to the size you require and die cut the rope die across the front where you want the sliding sailing boat to be. With the strip of left over water-coloured paper, glue this to the card base behind where the die-cut rope was so it still looks great and not having the Navy card show through. I did this by placing the paper down the watercolour paper roughly where I wanted it centred on the card and used a pencil to mark on the card base, either end of the rope, as a guide.

Add glue to the flat side and adhere to the larger sailing ship, ensuring that it is the right orientation (scorelines horizontal). Slide this into the slot so each side is facing toward the top and bottom of the card. It is easiest to do this step before you adhere the front panel to the card base. I used Adhesive Foam Strips around the edges of the watercolour layer and then two more strips either side of the mechanism, but ensure you allow enough space for the circles to slide along.

slider card mechanism.

This is not a spinner card, but a slider card, as I didn’t want the sailing boat doing circles on the ocean. If you want it to spin, you would use some washers from the hardware store joined together by a mini dimensional.

I hope these instructions make sense.


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Colour Creations: Tranquil Tide with Cling Wrap Technique

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Welcome back to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring our 50th and final Stampin’ Up! colour; Tranquil Tide.  I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of this blog hop each week and thank Catherine for coordinating it all year long! xx

This card uses the Cling Wrap technique and the Rooted in Nature Suite of products.

The cling wrap technique is using some cling wrap or even an old plastic bag from the supermarket, scrunch it up and drab it into an inkpad and then dab onto the cardstock. Repeat this process with a couple of other colours. I have used Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana & Soft Sea Foam onto a small piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Once I had the coverage I wanted, I stamped the image & sentiment in Black ink.

Rooted in Nature for Colour Creations Tranquil Tide Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2019..

Then I placed the card into my Stampin’ Trimmer and cut it on the diagonal. No special measurement, just sliced it twice. I glued it onto some tranquil tide card leaving a small gap between each section, before mounting onto some black cardstock. Doesn’t it give a great effect?!!!

The 1/2″ Woven Ribbon (retired) was the perfect addition for my Tranquil Tide card.

The card base is Basic Black with a layer of Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.

Rooted in Nature for Colour Creations Tranquil Tide Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2019.

Once the card was finished, I added some Wink of Stella (my favourite product!) over the tree image and added a couple of rhinestones.

On the inside I had to add a layer of tranquil tide then some whisper white to be able to write on. It looked a little plain, so I added a small strip of the same DSP.

Rooted in Nature for Colour Creations Tranquil Tide Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2019 inside

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

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No more horsing around, Go For It!

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Welcome back to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring our 48th colour; Soft Sea Foam. Wow, only a couple more weeks to go!

I’m using the Note cards & Envelopes for this card, with the lovely Wood Textures DSP which will be retiring shortly, so if you love it too, you need to get it now before it’s gone.

This stamp set from the Occasions catalogue, Let it Ride will be carrying over into the new Annual catalogue and it’s a beauty!

I glued the Wood Textures DSP to the front of the Note card and the flap of the envelope.

Let it Ride for Colour Creations Soft Sea Foam Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2019..JPG

I started with a piece of 2.5″ x 3.5″ white card and stamped the images in Memento Black ink. I used a sponge dauber to add the sky (Balmy Blue) and the grass (Soft Sea Foam). The horse was coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Once it was all coloured, I rubbed all 4 edges along the Versamark inkpad and added Gold Emboss powder before heat setting it. If you follow my blog, you will notice I use this technique quite a bit, I just love the look!

Let it Ride for Colour Creations Soft Sea Foam Blog Hop by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019

I then mounted it onto some Soft Sea Foam card and glued it onto the note card. I stamped the trees on the back of the envelope and on the inside of the card.

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

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Colour Creations: Sahara Sand perfect in Nature

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop featuring our 44th colour; Sahara SandThis is a light colour that goes with anything!! I have paired it up with Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White.

Thank you card with Stampin Up Rooted in Nature Bundle by Kate Morgan Australia 2019 Colour Creations Sahara Sand..JPG

I love how this bundle has framelits for cutting out the stamped images, but also dies that emboss the card stock – see those Sahara Sand leaves?!!!!

Thank you card with Stampin Up Rooted in Nature Bundle by Kate Morgan Australia 2019 Colour Creations Sahara Sand.JPG

I love that Braided Linen Thread which is super soft and very easy to tie in a knot.

On the inside of the card I added the simple sentiment, which is so true for why I have made this card. It’s going to be one of the many thank you cards I am needing to make at the moment to send to people who have been so generous in helping me regain my independence.

Thank you card with Stampin Up Rooted in Nature Bundle by Kate Morgan Australia. 2019 Colour Creations Sahara Sand.JPG

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

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