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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: Purple Posy Fancy Fold

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Here we are at the end of the AWHT Colour Creations Blog Hops showcasing every Stampin’ Up! colour, ending with the 5th new In Colour; Purple Posy.

This is a centre step fold card using the Floral Essence Bundle (stamp set and punch) and Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

Floral Essence in Purple Posy handmade card, Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan..JPG

I love a bundle; not only does it save you 10% purchasing the 2 products together, but punch bundles make it very affordable and easy to use without the added expense of a die cutting machine.

Floral Essence in Purple Posy handmade card, Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan

and the inside looks like this:

Floral Essence in Purple Posy handmade card, Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan inside

Because this is the final Colour Creations blog hop, I’ve made a second card!

This one uses the Beautiful Friendship stamp set. The front of the card is quite simply stamped on whisper white cardstock, some Purple Tricolour ribbon wrapped around, layered on top of some Petal Pink card embossed with the Subtle dynamic TIEF on a Purple Posy card base.

Beautiful Friendship feminine card by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Colour Creations Purple Posy.

My colours are: Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam, Flirty Flamingo & Petal Pink.

The inside of the card is also stamped to reflect a couple of the same images from the front of the card.

Beautiful Friendship feminine card by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Colour Creations, Purple Posy

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Thank You Petal Promenade

Tonight’s card is using some soon to retire products from the Annual catalogue. This stunning Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is glorious and makes me smile with all all those gorgeous blooms. I can almost smell them!

The colours are also soon to retire, so if you love them too, you need to get them before they are gone. Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Powder Pink are three of the In Colours of 2017-2019. I just love the 3 of them together.

Love What You Do ith Petal Promenade Thank You Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019

This Dotted Tulle ribbon will also retire and it has been super popular with its softness and dotted pattern. The sentiment is stamped on white card and the 2″ circle punch to cut it out. Then I layered it onto a Fresh Fig Starburst punched piece.

Love What You Do ith Petal Promenade Thank You card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019 Fancy Fold.

This card is a Trifold card which Ronda Wade shared recently, but I have altered the measurements for our Australian card sizes. You can see how it opens here:

Love What You Do ith Petal Promenade Thank You card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019 Fancy Fold

I just love how pretty this paper is, so I didn’t want to cover it up! Even the marble pattern on the inside gives it extra glamour!

Love What You Do ith Petal Promenade Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019 open

Measurements:
5⅝” x 12” piece of Designer Series paper and score at 4” and 8”.
Place 3¾” x 5⅜” white card inside centre panel to write on.
Centre the folded DSP onto Tranquil Tide card base of 4⅛” x 5⅞” for extra sturdiness.
2″ circle punch & Starburst punch for embellishment with ribbon tied behind.
Use left over DSP Strip to decorate the inside of the card or envelope!

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Sending All My Heartfelt Thanks

Tonight’s card is the same style as the one I showed you recently. You can see it here. However this one opens in landscape, rather than portrait, but it is the same concept!

I began with Poppy Parade card: 21cm x 14.8cm folded in half.
The DSP Layer: 10cm x 14.3cm is glued to the card front and then the circle punch is used to punch the window. The sentiment is stamped and a few different punches were used to layer it. The Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder was used for added interest on the Poppy Parade Story Label punched piece.

Heartfelt Thanks with Stampin Up Painted Seasons Bundle, Well Said, Well Written by Kate Morgan, Australia, Occasions 2019.JPG

The inside panel is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 3/4″, 2 3/4″, 3 1/2″. Before adhering it into the card, I added a little die cut bird and ‘thanks’ and stamped Heartfelt in Poppy Parade ink. I also stamped the leaves directly onto the insert card. Then I stamped two of the flower images and die cut them before gluing them down.

Heartfelt Thanks with Stampin Up Painted Seasons Bundle, Well Said, Well Written by Kate Morgan Australia, Occasions 2019.

Here is another angle so you can see how the inside works. I love how the sentiment sits on that panel when you open the card!

Heartfelt Thanks with Stampin Up Painted Seasons Bundle, Well Said & Well Written by Kate Morgan, Australia, Occasions 2019.jpg

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Window pop up card with Painted Seasons

Tonight I have this pretty Lemon Lime Twist card created with the Painted Seasons Bundle. The paper is so beautiful with all the succulents. I created the window in the front using the 1 3/4″ circle punch and then framed it with Powder Pink scallop circle, die cut with the Layering Circle Framelits.

Lemon Lime Twist card: 21cm x 14.8cm folded in half.
Powder Pink Layer: 10cm x 14.3cm
DSP Layer: 9.5cm x 13.8cm

Thanks card with Stampin Up Painted Seasons Bundle, Well Said, Well Written by Kate Morgan Australia, Occasions 2019.JPG

The succulent flower is inked with Lemon Lime Twist and then I used the Flirty Flamingo and Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Markers to add some detail to the stamp before stamping it onto the white card. The one on the inside left of the card was initially stamped with Pool Party ink and the same markers to add the detail. The sentiment is die cut 3 times and layered together slightly offsetting each one, then adding some Wink of Stella on top!

When you open the card it has this fancy fold inside!

Thanks card with Stampin Up Painted Seasons Bundle, Well Said, Well Written by Kate Morgan, Australia, Occasions 2019.

The inside panel is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 3/4″, 2 3/4″, 3 1/2″. I added a strip of DSP down the right side and stamped the leaves and added the succulent so it appears through the circle window on the front.


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Sweet Wishes with a Cupcake!

This is your last chance to get this gorgeous, sweet stamp set Hello Cupcake as it’s a Sale-a-bration FREEBIE. By placing a $90 order you can select this stamp set for FREE. The best part is that there are coordinating framelits so no more fussy cutting!

Hello Cupcake Window Card, All My Love DSP Saleabration 2019 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia standing

This is a normal A5 card, but as you can see it also has another slimmer card attached to the front and opens up!

How adorable are the pretty designer papers? I love this appropriately named All My Love DSP down the sides and the Wood Textures DSP for the cake stand!

Hello Cupcake Window Card, All My Love DSP Saleabration 2019 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia side

How cool is that?!!!

Hello Cupcake Window Card, All My Love DSP Saleabration 2019 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia open

I love these colours together: Soft Sea Foam, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake and Whisper White!

Hello Cupcake Window Card, All My Love DSP Saleabration 2019 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia close up

and a simple stamped sentiment on the inside

Hello Cupcake Window Card, All My Love DSP Saleabration 2019 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia inside

and here are two other colours made by my class ladies earlier this month:

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Happiness Blooms in a W Fold card

Today, I have a W Fold card which I cased from Jan B in the UK!

I am using the Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating Duet Butterfly Punch with the bright and cheery, Happiness Blooms DSP.

The card base is Call Me Clover, 11¾” x 4⅛”, scored at 5⅞”. I cut a 20″ piece of the ribbon and placed it around the card so ties closed with a bow on the opening. By placing a bit of snail across the centre helps hold it in place until you adhere the 2 pieces of DSP (5⅝” x 3⅞”) over the top to hold it in place.

butterfly gala & happiness blooms stampin up occasions 2019 by kate morgan australia

I used the Starburst & 2″ circle punch and stamped the sentiment with Night of Navy ink. The butterflies were stamped five times in Night of Navy ink and then stamped with Calypso Coral and Call Me Clover ink before covering with my favourite product, Wink of Stella!!

Do you see that Metallic Silver thread… yes it was silver, but now it is green, because I coloured it with my Dark Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blend Marker!!!!

butterfly gala & happiness blooms stampin up occasions by kate morgan australia 2019.

On the inside I placed two more pieces of the Happiness Blooms DSP then a strip of Calypso Coral card measuring 11¼” x 1⅛”, scored at 2⅞”, 5⅝”, 8⅜”. I also die cut some squares using the Layering Squares Framelits dies (3rd smallest square & 4th smallest scallop square) and glued them together and to the centre of the strip.

butterfly gala & happiness blooms stampin up occasions by kate morgan australia 2019

Before gluing each butterfly to the squares, look at where you want them placed and stamp the antennae, then glue down the butterflies. It’s easier doing that first, rather than after.

butterfly gala & happiness blooms stampin up 2019 occasions by kate morgan australia

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Square Easel Card with Dashing Deer and the rich Joyous Noel papers

Today I share a card that my ladies made in yesterday’s Christmas class!

It’s an Easel card that measures 4⅛” x 4⅛” when closed. I made it this size so that I could get 2 cards from 1 sheet of card stock.

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018

I stamped the reindeer image and the floral image on the front of the card in Tranquil Tide ink as well as the sentiment on the inside. This is how the card looks when laying flat to fit into an envelope.

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018..JPG

The Starburst Punch was used the cut some of the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper behind the deer. Doesn’t it add a gorgeous sparkle?!!

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018 close

When the card is open and laying flat it looks like this from the front

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018 open

and this on the inside. You can see the scoreline of the front and how it folds to sit up to display. I placed some Gray Granite card on the inside with a strip of the DSP and some more glimmer paper. The sentiment is stamped and punched out with the Tailored Tag punch and sits on dimensionals so the front of the card forms the Easel!

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018 flat

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Heart of Christmas: The Shrinking Deer!

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Today, I am sharing a fancy fold card which opens on the diagonal!

I am using the Dashing Deer Bundle with the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and some Shrinky dinks plastic. The DSP on the front measures 5¾” x 3¾” and is cut on the diagonal. I sponged the edges with Memento Black ink before adhering to the card.

Dashing Deer Shrinky Dinks card Stampin Up Holiday catalogue 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia.JPG

The two deer dies were used to die cut some black shrinky dinks plastic which I then heat with my heat tool to shink them. How cute are they? The were a little tricky to shrink as they turned out so small, but it was worth it!

I sponged some Sahara Sand ink across the bottom of the Very Vanilla oval and stamped the edge with the flower image from the Dashing Deer stamp set. The ovals are die cut using the Big Shot and the Layering Ovals Framelits dies.

Dashing Deer Shrinky Dinks card close up Stampin Up Holiday catalogue 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia

When the card is open it looks like this. I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink and the flower image in Sahara Sand ink and added a strip of the DSP.

Dashing Deer Shrinky Dinks card open Stampin Up Holiday catalogue 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia

To make this card, you simple score an A4 sheet down the centre and across the centre. Then cut the A4 sheet on the diagonal from one corner to the other. This will give you two cards to make from the one sheet. The DSP on the front measures 5¾” x 3¾” and is cut on the diagonal and glued on.

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Colour Creations: Gray Granite Pocket Card with a hidden surprise inside!

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Tonight we are featuring Gray Granite!!!

I have made a Pocket card, but it’s no ordinary Pocket card as it has a hidden surprise inside. Read on to find out more!

The Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper is the feature, along with the Dashing Deer bundle. You may recognise that deer from a recent card I made. I had stamped a few extra and it was perfect for this card too.

The full instructions are written below, but I used the Envelope Punch Board to make this and added the Circle Tab Punch pull tab to the card inside.

Pocket Gift Card for Christmas 2018 using Stampin Up Dashing Deer, Festive Farmhouse DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia.JPG

Can you see what may be inside?!! Yes a gift card.

Pocket Gift Card for Christmas 2018 using Stampin Up Dashing Deer, Festive Farmhouse DSP by Kate Morgan Australia.JPG

The belly band is created with the Scallop Tag Topper punch and held together with White Baker’s Twine. I stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite on white card and used the Everyday Label Punch to cut it out, but it was too big, so I cut it down at the top and bottom! A piece of Whisper White card is added to the back of the insert to add your message.

Pocket Gift Card for Christmas 2018 using Stampin Up Dashing Deer, Festive Farmhouse DSP by Kate Morgan Australia..JPG

I can see I will make quite a few of these for Christmas gifts this year!

Instructions on how to make your own Pocket card:
To make your own pocket card with secret gift card inside, use the envelope punch board and make an envelope using 7½” x 7½” card, scored at 3” on EPB.
Cut off the top flap. Do not glue it together until the card insert is made and inserted.
Card insert: 3½” x 7” score a 2”.
Place Tear & Tape along the side edges of the flap only and fold up to create the pocket for the gift card.
Using the Circle Tab Punch cut x 1 in the same cardstock colour.
Using the ¾” circle punch, cut 2 x DSP. Glue these to the circle tab punch piece.
Fold in half and glue it to the top, centre of the card insert.
Now that the card insert is inside the envelope, you can glue the flap to hold it together.
Cut a piece of DSP 7½” x 2” and punch both ends with the scallop tag topper punch.
Wrap it around the card and tie together with a piece of 11” baker’s twine.
Decorate as desired.
You can leave it loose like a belly band or glue it to the envelope to hold it in place!

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