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CCBH Bumblebee – Pierced Blooms in a natural arc

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

A blog hop, also known as blog hopping, is to move from one blog to another, continuing in a full circle to read all the posts by participants in the hop. At the end of each post will be a link to continue to the next blog!

Week 7 – Bumblebee

I really love the layout of this card, its simplicity, but also the natural wood textured paper (In Good Taste DSP – which is on sale this month)!

Pierced Blooms & Basic Borders Dies card for CCBH Bumblebee by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The Thick Basic White card was die cut using the Basic Borders die to create that gorgeous stitched curve. Two pieces of A6 DSP were glued together and placed behind the curve to create the card front. By doubling up the DSP, it not only made it more sturdy, but the inside compliments the front of the card! Just Jade and Magenta Madness are the other two card stocks for the floral images. The sentiment is stamped in Bumblebee on some scrap card and die cut using the die from the Pierced Blooms dies. While the card is still in the die, turn it over and use the stylus from the Simply Scored to run around the inside edge. This gives that gorgeous raised edge around the sentiment!

Pierced Blooms & Basic Borders Dies card for CCBH Bumblebee by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021.

To create the splatters, I placed some Bumblebee ink onto an acrylic block and squeezed my Wink of Stella into it, to make it juicy then tapped it against my fingers to get the splatters, of course with an extra glitter effect.

I made some faux resin dots with a hole punch and some fine tip glue.

Pierced Blooms & Basic Borders Dies card for CCBH Bumblebee by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021.

On the inside you can see the same DSP as the front. I also added two small different size strips of card for extra colour and some more Stitched Blooms!

Pierced Blooms & Basic Borders Dies card for CCBH Bumblebee by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

I saw this idea from The Paper Papillon and decided to case it but changed up the colours and papers to make it my own.

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Please click on the image below to head across to the next blog on tonight’s hop and see the wonderful inspiration of Andrea Sargent!

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HOC Week 1 – Evergreen Christmas

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Welcome to Week 1 of the 2021 Heart of Christmas Blog Hop!

I had a tough week trying to work out what to create for this first week as I do not have any current Christmas products and I’m still waiting on my order to arrive, eeek. So, back to the drawing board and thinking outside the box, I first went to my Evergreen Forest Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This card is very simple but sometimes this is what we want when creating our Christmas cards, right?!

My card base is Evening Evergreen, with a layer of Soft Succulent and the Soft Sea Foam layer is embossed with the Evergreen Forest TIEF. Glue the top two layers together, wrap around some In Color Ribbon and tie in a bow. This can now be glued to the card base. The sentiment (Many Messages) is stamped in Soft Succulent ink and die cut (Messages die) and added with dimensionals.

Evergreen Christmas card for HOC blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

My second card I used the Stitched Triangles dies to create my retro trees. This card also uses the five new 2021-2023 In Colors; the non-traditional Christmas colours to make the faux resin dots for the garland! Again I used a sentiment (Many Messages) stamped in Soft Succulent ink and die cut (Messages die) and added with mini dimensionals. The largest tree is also popped up on dimensionals. The Pansy Petals designer series paper used in this card is on sale this month (find all the details below)!

Stitched Triangle Trees card for HOC blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

I haven’t added a sentiment to the inside yet, but did add a couple more stitched triangle trees.

Stitched Triangle Trees card for HOC blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

Thanks for dropping by. All the products used tonight are linked at the end of this post!

Please click on the image below to head across to the next blog on tonight’s hop and see the wonderful inspiration of Christine Blain!

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If at any time you find a broken link and the next blog doesn’t come up please head to the blog of this week’s host of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, Sharon Davern, for the full list of participants.

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A fresh new look Blog Hop featuring the New InColors 2021-2023

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With the release of the new Annual catalogue, each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration and showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

With a fresh new look and returning to the traditional blog hop style, we hope you join us each Wednesday for some colour inspiration!

Week 1 – All the new In Colors

Tonight we are showcasing all the 5 new In Colors that have been released for the two year period, 2021 – 2023! 

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I have managed to incorporate all of the colours in my card tonight.

My card base is Polished Pink with a layer of Pale Papaya and then a Basic White layer. This is the layer that has that pretty lacy pattern. How did I create it? I took one of the Square Vellum Doilies and the Blending Brushes with Pale Papaya ink and moved it across the white card. Some spots I used a little more ink and faded it out. Once I was happy with the look, I splattered some Wink of Stella across it with some Pale Papaya ink using the Water Painters. Put this aside to dry.

Pansy Patch Pale Papaya card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

Using the new Pale Papaya Blends Combo Markers, I coloured the Vellum Doilie. The pansies are stamped and stamped off in the same colours but to get that varied tone. Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia and Evening Evergreen. All of the new InColors are used on this card. The sentiment is stamped 3 times in Pale Papaya ink using the Stamparatus for perfect placement. I made some faux resin dots to match. A Bumblebee Trinket is added.

Pansy Patch Pale Papaya card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 close

The sentiment on the inside is stamped in Polished Pink and another pansy added. The leaf is die cut from the Pansy Petals DSP.

Pansy Patch Pale Papaya card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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Sharon Davern
Vicki Boucher
Caroline Manwaring
Tina Gillespie
Christine Blain
Rachel Woollard
Theresa Gerrard
Rachel Palmieri
Michele Taylor
Diane Furniss
Andrea Sargent
Ros Davidson
Cathy Proctor

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Hats Off for the Biggest Wish

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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.

Wow, we have come to the end of the colours and what a wonderful year it was, with some amazing inspiration from our team!

Week 50 – Soft Suede

Soft Suede is from the Neutrals collection.

Colour Combination - Soft Suede Real Red Crushed Curry Basic White

I randomly stamped the background images (Biggest Wish stamp set) onto a Soft Suede card base in the same colour ink. The cap (Hats Off stamp set) is stamped onto Real Red card in Soft Suede and die cut with the coordinating Hat Builder dies. The patch is Soft Suede card and the lightening bolt is Crushed Curry card.

Hats Off & Biggest Wish Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021 Colour Creations Showcase.

The patch is added with dimensionals, as is the cap to the card base.

Hats Off & Biggest Wish, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021 Colour Creations Showcase..

On the inside I stamped with Crushed Curry and Soft Suede ink and added a Real Red Star die cut to carry over the colours from the front!

To finish off the front, I added some Crushed Curry faux resin dots to incorporate a little more interest.

Hats Off & Biggest Wish, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021 Colour Creations Showcase

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Terracotta Tile Wreath

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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 43 – Terracotta Tile

Terracotta Tile is from the 2019-2021 In Color collection. You may be wondering why we have skipped forward to ‘T’, but by the time we get to Terracotta Tile in the alphabet, it will have already retired and we wanted to give it a well deserved send off!!! We will be back to the ‘S’ colours next week!

I have to admit, this is my least favourite of the retiring InColors, so I don’t think I will miss it and I really struggle using it. So I began wanting to do a wreath card with the Arrange a Wreath Bundle and the faux resin dots I made recently.

I thought the wreath would look lovely on some of the brick patterned paper from the In Good Taste DSP pack. I got out my Blending Brushes and added some Terracotta Tile ink to give it some extra colour. Doesn’t it look amazing?!!

Arrange a Wreath for Colour Creations Showcase Terracotta Tile card Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021

The wreath layers are Garden Green card, Basic White card and Ornate Garden Specialty DSP. The sentiment panel is stamped using the Stamparatus, with the best wishes reinked a couple of times to get that darker tone on the background. I used my paper snips to cut it out.

Arrange a Wreath for Colour Creations Showcase Terracotta Tile card Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021 closeup

The wreath & sentiment are added to the card on Mini Dimensionals and a white twine bow added with a glue dot. I finished off with some faux resin dots around the wreath; a little like berries.

Arrange a Wreath for Colour Creations Showcase Terracotta Tile card Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021.

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Monthly Creative Showcase: Sketch challenge

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For tonight’s showcase, we were given a card sketch as a starting point for inspiration. This is something that I really struggle with, but really wanted to challenge myself to have a go at.

Sketch Challenge

This card is for my Father-in-law birthday so I started with the Well Suited DSP. I chose Pacific Point as my card base and then layered two patterns of the DSP, joining them under the Seaside Spray Scallop Ribbon Trim. The stitched triangles are embossed using the Scripty 3D, Tasteful Textile 3D & Hammered Metal 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. The Happy Birthday (Sweet Ice Cream stamp set) is stamped in Night of Navy ink, fussy cut with Paper Snips then added with Dimensionals.

Well Suited Triangles for Monthly Showcase Sketch Challenge by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2021.

Thanks to Ros Davidson, I had a go at making some of my own Faux Resin Dots. Using a standard hole punch, I punched some cardstock, placed them onto the Silicone Mat and added some Fine Tip Glue piled up on top. Allow them to dry fully (a few hours), before adding them to your card with a glue dot.

Well Suited Triangles for Monthly Showcase Sketch Challenge by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

On the inside, I added an offcut of the DSP and stamped the sentiments with Night of Navy ink and the stars with Pacific Point ink.

Well Suited Triangles for Monthly Showcase Sketch Challenge by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2021 inside

Please head over to Rachel’s blog to see all the other participants in this month’s Creative Showcase!

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