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Faceted Diamond Vertical Easel card for Parakeet Party Blog Hop

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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 showcasing our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 2 – Parakeet Party

Tonight we showcase our second of the new 2022-2024 In Colors, Parakeet Party!
This fancy fold is called a Faceted Diamond Vertical Easel card… try saying that quickly 3 times!!!!
Here is my bright and cheery colour combination for this card, which I gave to my dear mum for Mother’s Day and she loved it! Her favourite colour is green!!

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This is a card of many angles and yes, it took a little while to create, but it was fun. It just looks like a square card when it is folded flat, measuring 14.5cm x 14.5cm. I have used two designs from the 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paperv (DSP) in Parakeet Party. Polished Pink cardstock was used to matt the DSP. The leaf is stamped ink Parakeet Party ink and fussy cut with Snips.

Faceted Diamond Vertical Easel card for CCBH Parakeet Party using Hello Ladybug by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 flat

and here it is when standing up – the front sits inside the Designer Paper panel on the inside (right) which is raised up on a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet to create the Easel.

Faceted Diamond Vertical Easel card for CCBH Parakeet Party using Hello Ladybug by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The diamond feature is really cool and looks impressive, doesn’t it?! Can you see the strip of Window Sheet across the diamond where the ladybug on her leaf sit? This gives the image a wonderful floating effect when the card is open and lays flat to post.

Faceted Diamond Vertical Easel card for CCBH Parakeet Party using Hello Ladybug by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

Here it is from the top!

Faceted Diamond Vertical Easel card for CCBH Parakeet Party using Hello Ladybug by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 top

This is how it looks open!

Faceted Diamond Vertical Easel card for CCBH Parakeet Party using Hello Ladybug by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 open

I CASEd this card style from a YouTube video by Iced Images, using totally different products.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next week for our 3rd new In Color, Starry Sky!

Please hop across to our next participant and enjoy the wonderful inspiration of Christine Blain!

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Crazy Starter Kit PromotionIn Color Starter Kit 3-31 May 2022

It’s always exciting to invite people to join our community of crafters. And right now it’s even more exciting because when you join between 3-31 May to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you will receive the following 2022–2024 In Color products in your Starter Kit for FREE:
2022–2024 In Color Grid Paper (item 160009)
2022–2024 In Color Ink Pad Collection (item 161108)
2022–2024 In Color A4 Cardstock (item 159205)
2022–2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments (item 159253)

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CCBH Pear Pizzazz: Hello Ladybug

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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.

Week 34 – Pear Pizzazz

I have to say, I am in love with this bundle! The Hello Ladybug stamp set and Ladybug builder Punch are a fantastic buy and I have had so much fun creating with it (one I will definitely be keeping).

I began my card with a Pear Pizzazz Watercolour wash using the inkpad and the largest of the Water Painters. I wanted a fairly light tone, so used plenty of water. Once it was dry, I stamped the two large leaves and the sentiment.

Hello Ladybug Watercolour wash Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The ladybug wings were stamped in Real Red and Memento Black ink and punched out. The main body was punched from a piece of the Simply Marbleous DSP (free Saleabration item with $90 product order). I added glue to the wings just in the centre, so I could lift them up so they look like they are about to fly! These were then added to the card with dimensionals.

Hello Ladybug Watercolour wash Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

Finally I added the three small dots stamp for extra interest. I repeated this process on the inside too!

Hello Ladybug Watercolour wash Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

Then I did another one with Magenta Madness! How cute is this?!!! Instead of stamping the large leaves, I used the wings on the punch to create some Pear Pizzazz leaves. I stamped some Magenta Madness flowers and added the Iridescent Gems to the centres.

Hello Ladybug Pop Up card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

For these ladybugs, I punched the body in Basic Black cardstock for a lovely dark look which really pops against the Pear Pizzazz.

Hello Ladybug Pop Up card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

Open the card and find a surprise ladybug inside!

Hello Ladybug Pop Up card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

Here’s how I mounted the ladybug inside, folding up a strip of card. I just folded it equally 4 times to create a square and then glue it to the inside. Then the leaves and the ladybug were glued into place!

Hello Ladybug Pop Up card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up, Australia 2022

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Hello Ladybug Flip & Pop-Up Fancy Fold Card with Tutorial

Happy New Year and let’s hope that 2022 will be a year out of lockdowns and some sort of normality. We can only hope that it will be better than the past two years!

2022 JJ Mini & SAB catalogues

Today’s fancy fold card features the new Hello Ladybug stamp set and coordinating Ladybug Punch from the upcoming January-June Mini catalogue, available to purchase on 4th January 2022!

Hello Ladybug Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2022

Open the card and check out the circle feature image – it pops up on the inside!

Hello Ladybug Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2022.

I was inspired by Leeann Greff who made a Christmas card in a similar design (see it here).

Hello Ladybug Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2022 open

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