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Versamark Resist Technique with Paint Play

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card using the Versamark resist technique, also known as ‘Ghosting’. It is really simple but effective. Start with glossy white card and stamp the flowers with Versamark ink. Let it sit for a few minutes, while you score your Night of Navy card and cut a strip of Berry Burst and Powder pink. Glue these together and then stamp the sentiment for the retiring Butterfly Basics stamp set in Night of Navy ink.

Versamark Resist Technique using Stampin Up Butterfly Basics, Paint Play by Kate Morgan, Australia

Now the glossy card has had a bit of time to rest, it will still be sticky, but you can now go and ink up the sponge brayer and apply across the entire gloss card. Once you have the desired coverage, using a piece of paper towel, rub in circular motions to remove the ink from the versamark images. Cut the glossy card down to size and glue to the base card. Add the sentiment strip.

Versamark Resist Technique using Stampin Up Butterfly Basics, Paint Play by Kate Morgan, Australia. 2018

To finish it off, I added some of the Glitter enamel dots, they are so divine and add that little bit of sparkle. I also added a Berry Burst Bitty Bow.

Both of the stamp sets and the embellishments will be retiring and are only available while stocks last. Be sure to add them to your shopping cart now.

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


2018 Occasions catalogue ends 31st May 2018
2017-2018 Annual Catalogue ends 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a PDF copy from my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Watercolour Orchids

Hello Friends,

Today I share another card using the amazing, Climbing Orchid Bundle on page 21 of the Annual Catalogue, and by purchasing the stamp set and framelits together, you save an extra 10%.

This card, I did something a bit backwards…. I die cut all the pieces first before colouring or stamping! Yes, I know it sounds a little weird but you will see why in a minute.

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Watercolour Climbing Orchid card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia

I love the softness of the watercolouring of these flowers. I used an Aquapainter to apply ink to each of the petals allowing each colour to dry before adding the next.  The stem is die cut using the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits!

The centre is a little dark so I added some Wink of Stella to glimmer it up!

Watercolour Climbing Orchid card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia inside

I wasn’t sure about adding a sentiment to the front of the card, but I think “hello” can be used for so many occasions, I went with that!

What do you think of this watercolour look? Will you give it a try???

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2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue revealed!

Dear Crafters,

Yes, today is the day we can finally share the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue with you and place our orders for yummy new product!

Be sure to click on the catalogue cover below to view and save the full PDF version to your computer.

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There are so many amazing new products, some of which I have been able to show you some sneak peeks of over the past few weeks, but there are so many more that, as demonstrators, we haven’t been able to get out hands on yet, but are certainties on our wish lists too 🙂
There are 24 new Bundles in this catalogue, where you can save an extra 10% by buying coordinating products together, so make sure you look out for those as you flick through the pages!!!!

And of course the new InColours for 2017-2019 have arrived. Here are the colours with their RGB and HEX codes. Which one is your favourite?

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I’ll let you go now, download your copy, grab a cuppa and enjoy flicking through the inspiring pages of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

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Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: Annual Catalogue Sneak Peeks

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Tonight I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it  would be fun to share some fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new 2017-2018 annual catalogue, which is available 1st June.

Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!

Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

For my projects, I have used the Colorful Seasons suite, Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers thinlits dies (page 147 of new annual catalogue). I love how this bundle has so many items to be able to create a project for any season. There are 24 stamps in this stamp set; sentiments, flowers, leaves, branches, snowflakes and more!

Autumn – I have used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip. The material of the sun chair was stamped using the kissing technique with the wavy stamp from the set, Work of Art! I stamped the sentiment in Daffodil Delight, but it needed something, so I also stamped in Pumpkin Pie, but slightly offsetting it for a shadow effect.

Autumn - Colourful Season & Seasonal Layers Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

Spring – I have used Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. The blossoms were stamped with Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum inks and die cut. The second one is a stamped off version of Sweet Sugarplum! I just love this colour combination and I could certainly see myself sitting on this chair enjoying a drink under the cherry blossoms 🙂

Spring - Colourful Season & Seasonal Layers Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

Winter – I have used Dapper Denim, Soft Sky and Whisper White with some Silver Glimmer of course! The snowflakes are stamped in Dapper Denim and stamped off a 2nd and 3rd time to get the gradient in the colour. I have also used some of the new Glitter Enamel Dots; how stunning are they?!!!!

Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your copy of any Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, Andrea Roberts.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

1. Tina Gillespie
2. Ros Davidson
3. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
4. Kate Morgan
5. Andrea Roberts
6. Rachel Palmieri
7. Alisha Watson
8. Kimberly Hern
9. Monika O’Neill
10. Claire Daly
11. Sharon Davern
12. Rachel Woollard
13. Caroline Manwaring
14. Judy May
15. Catherine Proctor
16. Rebecca Jacovou

Happy Hopping!

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OnStage 2017 Display Samples

Dear Crafters,

This morning I shared my excitement of being privileged enough to be chosen to be a Display Stamper for the OnStage event held on Saturday 8th April at Luna Park, Sydney.

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Well, this afternoon I share some individual photos of my projects that I created using brand new product from the Annual Catalogue 2017-2018. This catalogue will be available from 1st June 2017.

Beautiful Bouquet & Dragonfly Dreams stamp sets with Wood Textures DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia  Beautiful Bouquet & Paint Play stamp sets, Lovely Laurel Thinlits, Touches of Nature Elements by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

Beautiful Bouquet & Paint Play stamp sets, Old Olive Sheer Ribbon by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia  Beautiful Bouquet stamp set & Wood Textures DSP, Bitty Bows, Dragonfly Dreams by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

Beautiful Bouquet stamp set with Ombre Ribbon & Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia  Beautiful Bouquet & Paint Play stamp sets, Lovely Laurel Thinlits, Touches of Nature Elements, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bitty Bows by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator A

Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, Gold Metallic Edged Ribbon by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia  Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, Ombre Ribbon by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia lots of fussy cutting!

Beautiful Bouquet stamp set with Wood Textures DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia  Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, Lovely Laurel Thinlits, Touches of Nature Elements, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bitty Bows by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, Pretty Label Punch (sponging creating the clouds), Lovely Laurel Thinlits , Beautiful You, Wood Textures DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstra

Easter Gift using Stampin' Ups Paint Play Stamp Set & Pretty Label Punch by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, Wood Textures DSP, Pretty Label punch, Lovely Laurel thinlits, Stitched Shapes thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia  Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, Wood Textures DSP, Pretty Label punch, Lovely Laurel thinlits, Stitched Shapes thinlits inside by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, Pretty Label Punch, Lovely Laurel Thinlits with Ombre Ribbon by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

Paint Play stamp set, Bitty Bow, Touches of Nature Elements by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia  Paint Play stamp set, Pretty Label punch, Lovely Laurel thinlits, Stitched Shapes thinlits, Basics Pack 1 Washi Tape by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

Paint Play stamp set, Pretty Label Punch with Wood Textures DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia  Wood Textures DSP with Bitty Bows, Pretty Label Punch and Basics Pack 1 Washi Tape, Bitty Bows by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

Wood Textures DSP, Dapper Denim Baker's Twine, Pretty Label punch, Touches of Nature Elements, Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia  Paint Play Stamp set, Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon, A4 glossy white cardstock by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

Wood Textures DSP, Dapper Denim Baker's Twine by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

and here is my 12 x 12 Scrapbook page layout

12 x 12 Scrapbook Layout using Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, Pretty Label Punch, Lovely Laurel Thinlits Lovely by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

What do you think of these projects?

Do you spy some awesome new products that will be on your June shopping list?

I would love some feedback of your favourite card. If you hover over the photos, it tells you the products I have used.

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