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Nothings Better Than a Cocktail!

AWHT Colour Creations Showcase

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 49 – Soft Sea Foam

Soft Sea Foam is from the Subtles collection. Today I have combined it with two of the new InColors for a really beautiful combination.

Soft Sea Foam Soft Succulent Polished Pink Basic White

I have used a Thick Basic White card base, as I find this much easier as a starting point and then I can have a white panel inside to write my message on and stamp any extra smaller images.

Next I cut a piece of Polished Pink card to A6 size and glue it to the front.  The next layer is a Strip of the new 6″ x 6″ InColor DSP in Soft Succulent. I selected this piece as it almost resembles bubbles which went with my theme!

The top layer is Soft Sea Foam which is stamped with the glasses in Soft Succulent ink and the stars in Soft Sea Foam ink. This is adhered with dimensionals.

Nothings Better Than Cocktails card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021.

The sentiments and the glasses are stamped in Black Memento ink onto white card and die cut.

Nothings Better Than Cocktails card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 close up

On the inside, I stamped another cocktail, doesn’t it look delicious?!!!

Nothings Better Than Cocktails card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

I was super pleased with how this card turned out. As much as I cased it from a photo in the annual catalogue, I changed up the sentiments and colours. Case-ing (Copy & Share Everything) is a wonderful way to get inspiration for your projects if you don’t have an idea floating around in your head already. The catalogues are a wonderful source for inspiration!

Nothings Better Than Cocktails card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

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

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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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