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Water Stamping and today’ plan… Cocktails!

Tonight’s card is from a recent ATC Swap I took part in and the technique was Water Stamping! I had never heard this term before, so was excited to give it a try. There are loads of videos out there if you want to Google it.

The base card I randomly stamped the word ‘Cocktails’ in the same colour ink, then layered up some pieces of Plaid Tidings DSP and Poppy Parade card stock. The top layer started out white, yes can you believe that?!!! Sponging on some Misty Moonlight and Just Jade ink randomly, but fairly heavily for a lovely depth of colour. Then place a piece of paper towel on a plate, add some water to soak it, then take your stamp and use this instead of ink. Leave it to dry for an hour or so and you get this lovely bleached stamped look.

I stamped the same image again onto white card and coloured it with the coordinating stamps. I used the dies to cut it out. The top sentiment is stamped in Versamark, White Emboss Powder added and heat set. The Cocktails is another die and glued directly to the card.

I popped up the cocktail glass on mini dimensionals and finished with some Fine Tip Glue on the ice cubes and orange slice for some shine! I think this card could be given to any adult, as it isn’t really masculine or feminine. What do you think?

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Plaid Tidings with Paper Piecing Bow

Plaid Tidings patterned paper is another of the packs that is on sale this month and tonight I have teamed it up with the reindeer image from the Warm & Toasty stamp set and includes some Paper Piecing!

The bow on this reindeer, I coloured with a Black Stampin’ Write Marker direct to the stamp and stamped it into the centre of this plaid piece of paper. I cut out a small square just around the image with my trimmer (the oval is placed over the top to hide the hole) then neatly cut around the edges of the bow. Using the marker, I ran it around the edges to make the sides black, so when it’s glued to the reindeer, it looks like one piece. The reindeer is coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I added a little Wink of Stella to the antlers, hooves and nose. The oval is popped up on dimensionals.

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CCS Week 21- Highland Heather is Warm and Toasty for Christmas

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.

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Week 21 – Highland Heather

Have you placed your order for the 15% off patterned papers on sale this month? Tonight’s card is made with the Snowflake Splendor DSP which is on sale and guess who bought it? ME!!! And it is so pretty in real life, you have to see it to believe it.

I am a big fan of these colours together, so even though I don’t have any of the other products in the suite, I think it can still be used with many of our other products available, including this cute stamp set that popped into my order last month during the one day Mega stamp sale!

Here I have used the Sunburst Technique which I shared recently in our Monthly Creative Showcase with the Whale of a Time DSP, but wanted to use this paper, as every sheet is gorgeous on both sides and I needed to show it all. This uses only one piece of 6″ x 6″.

How did I create the Sunburst? Take a piece of 12cm x 12cm card and using a pencil draw these lines; corner to corner and in half both sides.

Cut a piece of 6″ x 6″ patterned paper in half and each of these in half again to be 3″ x 3″ squares. Measure two sides and mark the centre with a pencil. Cut from each of these marks to the far corner (as shown below). Repeat on other squares.

Now you will have this. Turn over every second piece to show the opposite side of the paper (you may need to move pieces around to fit. It’s best to do this before you stick them down to the card base.

Add Stampin’ Seal over each of the pencil lines on your backing card and around the edges. Start placing the pieces, lining up the straight lines of each quarter.

Once you finished, it may not look perfect, but flip it over and trim off the edges with scissors or your Trimmer.

Now you can glue this piece to your card front and add your embellishments, sentiment and stamped image.

This stamp set, Warm & Toasty has super cute images and they are perfect for colouring with our Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I enjoyed making this so much, I made a second one with the polar bear!

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

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Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique with Timeless Tulips

This is not a colour combination I would usually choose, but I got my inspiration from the patterned paper, Plaid Tidings DSP.

Colour Combination - MM MM GAG WW

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

Technique: rub your inkpads onto your craft mat, next to each other but not touching, covering about the same size area as your paper. Spritz with water. You can used a bone folder or palette knife to blend the colour into each other. Place a piece of White tissue paper on top and let it absorb the colour. Carefully lift the tissue paper and place it onto some paper towel to dry.

Place some adhesive sheet onto a piece of white cardstock and remove the wax layer so the entire sheet is sticky. Scrunch up the tissue paper, open it up and stick it to the card. Punch out your tulips with the Tulip Builder Punch.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 closeup

The Mango Melody card is embossed with the Wrapped in Texture TIEF and the Melon Mambo card base is embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D TIEF. The white circle is cut using the Stitched Shapes dies, stamped and added to the card with dimensionals for some height.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 side

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and heat set, before fussy cutting it out and adding it with Mini Dimensionals. Add some glittered enamel dots and a ribbon bow to finish.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020.

On the inside, stamp a stem, some leaves and glue another tulip on top.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

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Peony Peek-a-boo card

Today I have created a fancy fold card using the Prized Peony Suite. These stunningly soft colour tones are so feminine and appealing to the eye, especially with the vellum square doilies for added texture.

Peek a Boo Card using Stampin Up Prized Peony by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020

I coloured the blooms with Stampin’ Blends Markers; Petal Pink and Old Olive.

Peek a Boo Card using Stampin Up Prized Peony by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020 closeup

When you open the card, the peek-a-boo layer comes down to reveal a second image or sentiment!

Peek a Boo Card using Stampin Up Prized Peony by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020 opening

When the card is fully open, the original image you saw, is covered up!

Peek a Boo Card using Stampin Up Prized Peony by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020 open

This card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire and you can watch her YouTube Tutorial for full instructions and measurements (metric & imperial) here!

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Forever Fern with the Baby Wipe Technique

AWHT Creative Showcase

The Art With Heart Team are back with another Creative Showcase, this time featuring different colouring techniques. The Stampin’ Up! range contains a bevy of functional and effective colouring tools; Blends Markers, Water Painters, Inks, Daubers, Watercolour Pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers and more. Enjoy the amazing projects our team members have to share with you, demonstrating these products.

Now let’s get started!

Tonight I am sharing the baby wipe technique featuring the Forever Fern Bundle. To get started setting up your technique, you will need a couple of baby wipes folded in half on a plate. Take your chosen ink refill bottles, and place a few drops of each colour randomly so you have different colours next to each other, leaving a little space between the colours so they can spread and merge. This is now your inkpad, stamp your image right into the baby wipes. When using this technique, you want to make the most of the ink, so expect to make loads of projects with stamped images from the one batch. I stamped lots of sheets of A4 Shimmery White card to make the most of it!

Bumblebee Jade Magenta

I stamped the background with the one image. The foliage behind the sentiment is stamped in Just Jade ink and die cut and another of the leaf images stamped the same way as the background.

Baby wipe technique with Forever Fern bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020...

How gorgeous does that sentiment look in all those pretty merged colours?!

Baby wipe technique with Forever Fern bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020....

My next card I used the inlay technique. The foliage is stamped using the baby wipe technique and then the Just Jade layer is die cut with only the dies randomly placed before being embossed with the Greenery embossing folder. This is glued to the Magenta Madness layer and then the foliage glued inside! The sentiment is stamped on white card and die cut with the Tasteful Labels dies.

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The gold hoop embellishment is added and some more foliage is die cut out of card stock and popped up on dimensionals on the edge of the hoop. To finish off I added a bumblebee gingham bow, In Color Enamel dots and some of the gold thread.

Baby wipe technique with Forever Fern bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 3.

My final card tonight is my favourite. I love the background image in these colours. It is a more delicate leaf image and very feminine.

Baby wipe technique with Forever Fern bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

The Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack has this gold thread and when you cut it in small pieces, it unravels and you get these delicate threads. I placed them behind the die cut images for a softer look.

Baby wipe technique with Forever Fern bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020.

Of course, with some left over images, I added these die cuts to the inside of each card!

Baby wipe technique with Forever Fern bundle by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020..

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The next contributor to showcase their creativity 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:

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  2. Rebecca Jacovou
  3. Kate Morgan <you are here>
  4. Andrea Sargent
  5. Amie McIlroy
  6. Rachel Woollard
  7. Tina Gillespie
  8. Sharon Davern
  9. Kimberly Hern
  10. Caroline Manwaring
  11. Catherine Proctor
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Smile for Lovely You

This Lovely You Bundle was also added to my shopping cart as soon as I was able to order it during our demonstrator pre-order period. I just love the smaller floral images, especially because they are perfect for creating the Stamp in the Round style of card (SITR).

By creating a template to use in your Stamparatus, you can stamp an image, rotate the cardstock 90o and stamp again. Continue this process and you end up with a stunning design all in perfect position.

Lovely You by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

My colour combination

Mambo Petal Crumb Heather White

I used the retired wood grain papers on this card, but I have some of the new In Good Taste papers arriving very soon, which are out of this world, amazing! I cannot wait to share some projects with you using those new papers.

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Annual catalogue now live!

Oh my golly gosh, there is so much happening today, I don’t even know where to start. Make sure you keep reading to the end to see all the latest news!

Woohoo, the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue is now live as is the new Beginner Brochure, a wonderful way to start and not be overwhelmed when you are beginning your stamping journey!

What are you most looking forward to seeing inside these catalogues?

2020-2021 Annual Catalogue and 2020-2021 Beginner Brochure

Annual Catalogue 2020-21 COVER      Beginner Brochure 2020 COVER

Some of my favourite products are the new In Colours and seeing all the coordinating papers, inks, ribbons, embellishments and Stampin’ Blends Markers to name a few. The new In Colours are super fresh and on trend right now and they make my heart happy!

Introducing the new

2020-2022 In Colors

Which new colour is your favourite?

Here is how each one compares to the other tones within our current colour collections!

Bumblebee Comparison

Cinnamon Cider Comparison

Just Jade Comparison

Magenta Madness Comparison

Misty Moonlight Comparison

Oh I just love all the colours, but I think Misty Moonlight is my favourite!

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Well now’s the perfect time!!!! Wreath - Join my TeamFor a limited time when you join my team, you will get a FREE stamp/tool bundle. The Starter Kit is already great value at $169 for $235 worth of products, and a great opportunity to build up your supplies. You can select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalogue—in addition to their regular Starter Kit. This is up to an extra $100 worth, depending what you choose!!! What are you waiting for, join my team now!

Creative Eight Wow Tutorial Bundles

Are you looking for some new creative inspiration? Well look no further, we have 8 amazing full colour picture tutorials & clear instructions to recreate your own masterpiece and here is the June 2020 bundle!

June 2020 Creative Eight Wow Tutorials by the AWHT

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Triple Fronted Peaceful Poppies card

Tonight’s card is a triple fronted fancy fold card using the Peaceful Poppies Suite of products.

Peaceful Poppies DSP

Peaceful Poppies Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia

These elements and the Designer Paper are retiring, so be quick to add them to your shopping basket before they are gone!

Peaceful Poppies Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia.

On the inside it opens up like this:

Peaceful Poppies Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up, Australia

Details
Card base: 27cm x 14.5cm (score at 3cm, 13.5cm, 23cm)
DSP: left front panel, 14.5cm x 2.5cm
DSP: middle front panel, 14.5cm x 4cm
DSP: right front panel, 14.5cm x 8.5cm
DSP: inside centre panel, 14.5cm x 10cm
DSP: inside right panel, 14.5cm x 8.5cm
Belly Band card: 25cm x 3cm
Belly Band DSP: 25cm x 2.5cm

This was CASE’d from Di Furniss, thank you for your inspiration!

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Creative Showcase Sketch

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Welcome to the May Art With Heart Creative Showcase. This month the Art With Heart Team have amazing projects to share with you that have been inspired by the card sketch below. The sketch is to be used as a starting point and has been interpreted in many creative ways by the Art With Heart Team.

AWHT Colour Creations Showcase May 2020 Sketch

Now let’s get started!

Today’s card uses the Ornate Garden Suite and the Peaceful Poppies Suite of
Products, all which will still be available in the new Annual catalogue starting 3 June!

Olive Balmy Navy White Flirty

The front of the Balmy Blue card base is embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder, before a layer of Old Olive card, die cut with the Ornate Layers dies. A Piece of DSP is added, long with other elements you can see.

Trifold card using Stampin Up Ornate Garden &amp; Peaceful Poppies Suites by Kate Morgan Australia 2020

This centre feature is the ornate style stamp set image stamped onto some Sparkle Glimmer Paper and die cut in a circle. I’ve coloured the image, gently in a dabbing motion so as not to ruin them, with Stampin’ Blends Markers. How pretty does it look?!!

Trifold card using Stampin Up Ornate Garden &amp; Peaceful Poppies Suites by Kate Morgan Australia 2020.

On the inside I have the same image stamped on Whisper White card stock, coloured the same way and fussy cut. This is glued to the Champagne Foil Sheet, die cut with the gorgeous Ornate Layers dies. The Navy card is embossed with the new Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder.

Trifold card using Stampin Up Ornate Garden &amp; Peaceful Poppies Suites by Kate Morgan Australia 2020 1st opening

But then you open it again to reveal the inside of the card!

How did I do that? The card consists of 2 standard card bases, but the Navy one is flipped over and opens in the opposite direction and is glued behind the Balmy Blue card base!

Trifold card using Stampin Up Ornate Garden &amp; Peaceful Poppies Suites by Kate Morgan Australia 2020 fully open

Thank you for visiting, come back next month, our Showcase is featuring our favourite products from the new catalogue!

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

The next contributor to showcase their creativity with you is the very talented, Andrea Sargent from South Australia!

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

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  2. Rebecca Jacovou
  3. Tina Gillespie
  4. Catherine Proctor
  5. Sharon Davern
  6. Vicki Boucher
  7. Christina Barnes
  8. Claire Daly
  9. Kate Morgan <you are here>
  10. Andrea Sargent
  11. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  12. Amie McIlroy
  13. Rachel Woollard
  14. Judy May

  15. Michele Taylor

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