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Marbled with Gold!

Dear Crafters,

Today’s card uses a few different stamp sets; Marbled, Lots of Lavender & Ribbon of Courage. Lots of Lavender is available in the Sale-a-bration brochure, which you can select for FREE with any $90 order!

This card was inspired by a picture posted on our Art with Heart Team FB Forum.

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I hadn’t inked up my Marbled background stamp yet, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do so. My colour combination is Pool Party, Perfect Plum & Wisteria Wonder with Gold embossing.

The sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and the flowers from the Lots of Lavender stamp set.

To create the background, I inked up the entire Marbled stamp with Pool Party ink, then tapped a small amount of Wisteria Wonder & Perfect Plum inks in spots, and applied it to the Shimmery White card stock. Then I used the Wink of Stella pen to add a bit more ink across the entire background. I also went over it with a sponge dauber, especially around the edges. I sprinkled some gold embossing powder over and heat set it. Check out all that shine!

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Wink of Stella was also applied over the flowers after I coloured them with Stampin’ Write Markers in coordinating colours.

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.


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

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.

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Happy Stamping,

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Blog Hop, Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

Blog Hop: Add Texture with Embossing!

Hello Crafters,

Tonight the Art with Heart team girls are sharing some creative projects by adding texture with embossing. Embossing can add a lovely dimension, and with our wonderful Stampin’ Up! products, we can create many different looks. These include Heat embossing using embossing powder, dry embossing using our textured folders or by adding embossing paste!

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If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the lovely, Sharon Davern. If you’re just joining, great! Use the “next” button at the end of my post to hop all the way around. Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post there 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!

My first project today features some new products you may not have seen yet, from the soon to be released Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure. This stamp set, Party Pandas is going to be very popular as one of the FREE stamp sets when you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration! I have also featured the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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I have added some Wink of Stella to each sequin, but I’m not sure if you can this in the photos? The Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and the Adhesive Backed Tutti Fruitti Sequins are also new products.

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For my next project, I have used the Embossing Paste with Pattern Party Decorative Masks and then quickly added some gold embossing powder and heat set it. This showcases two embossing techniques in one, and look at that amazing effect!!!! I’ve also dry embossed the background, so all three embossing techniques are used on this one card!

Blog Hop with Stampin Ups Embossing Paste & You've Got This by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY

I’ve also used the Stampin Blends Markers to colour the flower!

Blog Hop with Stampin Up Embossing Paste & You've Got This by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY Closeup

The embossing paste adds a wonderful texture to your projects. The best thing about it, is that you can colour it with your reinkers to change the colour, you can add embossing powder before it dries and heat set it, but you can also mix in some fine glitter!

Embossing paste 3 ways by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY
1= plain, 2= gold embossing powder added and heat set, 3= glitter added

Why don’t you give embossing a try? It adds wonderful texture to your projects!

Thanks for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at 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, Catherine Proctor.

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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.  Alisha Watson
2. Ros Davidson
3. Rachel Woollard
4. Sharon Davern
5. Kate Morgan < you are here>
6. Catherine Proctor
7. Caroline Manwaring
8. Monika O’Neill
9. Tina Gillespie
10. Leanne Mitchell
11. Rachel Palmieri

Happy Hopping!

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Christmas, Flowers, Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!

The Heart of Christmas, Week 6

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 6 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team.

My card today is 5-3/4″ square card using the Jar of Love & Christmas Pines stamp sets and the Everyday Jars Framelits.


Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits &amp; Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia, DIY

Can you believe that I have never inked up the Jar of Love stamp set until now?! True! But… having made this card, I am bound to make many more projects with this amazing stamp set.

The photos don’t do this card justice in showing all the glitter and gold edging, but I hope you can see that I used the Versamark ink pad, and rubbed it along the edges of the cardstock, dipped them in gold embossing powder and heat set it. It’s another way of creating a layered effect without the extra thickness of cardstock!

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits &amp; Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY Xmas

The flowers were stamped with the Cherry Cobbler ink, however the solid background colour was stamped off first to give that toned look. The greetings are from the Christmas Pines stamp set.

and here is the inside of the card!

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits &amp; Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia inside

I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

Happy Stamping,

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