Christmas, Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!

Heart of Christmas: Week 6

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop 2019

This week I am taking a break from the Brightly Gleaming Suite and using some of the products from the Annual catalogue, and they are not even Christmas sets!

Can you believe this is the Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating Nature’s Roots dies?

Christmas card using Stampin Up Rooted in Nature by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.jpg

It is simply stamped images loads of times and then a few extras which I die cut and added with Tombo glue and/or dimensionals. I also added the new Shimmery Crystal Effects to four of the trees (the two Seaside Spray ones & two Night of Navy ones).

How gorgeous is that Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon? It is super soft and pliable to create the bow and has a silver thread through it. Wrap the ribbon around the card layer and where you are going to tie the bow, place a glue dot under it to hold it knot while you have your hands free to tie the bow. A really great tip I’ve learned along the way!

Christmas card using Stampin Up Rooted in Nature by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

I haven’t put any sentiments on these as yet, as I am waiting on an order to arrive with more appropriate Christmas greetings.

Christmas card using Stampin Up Rooted in Nature by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019 inside

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Colour Creations: Tranquil Tide with Cling Wrap Technique

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Welcome back to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring our 50th and final Stampin’ Up! colour; Tranquil Tide.  I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of this blog hop each week and thank Catherine for coordinating it all year long! xx

This card uses the Cling Wrap technique and the Rooted in Nature Suite of products.

The cling wrap technique is using some cling wrap or even an old plastic bag from the supermarket, scrunch it up and drab it into an inkpad and then dab onto the cardstock. Repeat this process with a couple of other colours. I have used Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana & Soft Sea Foam onto a small piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Once I had the coverage I wanted, I stamped the image & sentiment in Black ink.

Rooted in Nature for Colour Creations Tranquil Tide Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2019..

Then I placed the card into my Stampin’ Trimmer and cut it on the diagonal. No special measurement, just sliced it twice. I glued it onto some tranquil tide card leaving a small gap between each section, before mounting onto some black cardstock. Doesn’t it give a great effect?!!!

The 1/2″ Woven Ribbon (retired) was the perfect addition for my Tranquil Tide card.

The card base is Basic Black with a layer of Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.

Rooted in Nature for Colour Creations Tranquil Tide Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2019.

Once the card was finished, I added some Wink of Stella (my favourite product!) over the tree image and added a couple of rhinestones.

On the inside I had to add a layer of tranquil tide then some whisper white to be able to write on. It looked a little plain, so I added a small strip of the same DSP.

Rooted in Nature for Colour Creations Tranquil Tide Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2019 inside

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

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Colour Creations: Sahara Sand perfect in Nature

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop featuring our 44th colour; Sahara SandThis is a light colour that goes with anything!! I have paired it up with Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White.

Thank you card with Stampin Up Rooted in Nature Bundle by Kate Morgan Australia 2019 Colour Creations Sahara Sand..JPG

I love how this bundle has framelits for cutting out the stamped images, but also dies that emboss the card stock – see those Sahara Sand leaves?!!!!

Thank you card with Stampin Up Rooted in Nature Bundle by Kate Morgan Australia 2019 Colour Creations Sahara Sand.JPG

I love that Braided Linen Thread which is super soft and very easy to tie in a knot.

On the inside of the card I added the simple sentiment, which is so true for why I have made this card. It’s going to be one of the many thank you cards I am needing to make at the moment to send to people who have been so generous in helping me regain my independence.

Thank you card with Stampin Up Rooted in Nature Bundle by Kate Morgan Australia. 2019 Colour Creations Sahara Sand.JPG

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

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Colour Creations: Flirty Flamingo

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Flirty Flamingo!!!

I have seen lots of people using the Buffalo Check stamp and adding some lines to look like Plaid and I had to give it a go. How good does it look?!!! Just reminds me of a check shirt and it’s perfect with these trees!

Colour Creations Blog Hop using Flirty Flamingo, Buffalo Check & Rooted in Nature by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up, Australia..JPG

By using the Stamparatus to ink the stamps, if you don’t get a good coverage the first time or you want a darker colour, you can re-ink and stamp again as many times as required. I did this multiple times with the Buffalo Check stamp and twice with the sentiment. Once I got the right colour with the Buffalo Check, I used a ruler and the Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker to rule some lines to look more like Plaid. Using both the thick end down the centre of each white strip of the check and then the thin end of the marker across the check pattern. Can you see that?

The trees are inked and stamped a couple of times before re-inking and stamping again to get that depth of a forest.

The iridescent sequins are the perfect colour tones to coordinate with my colour palette. I used the Take Your Pick Tool to add them to my card. It is such a cool new tool and saves so much time! I also added some Wink of Stella to the trees for extra glisten!

Colour Creations Blog Hop using Flirty Flamingo, Buffalo Check & Rooted in Nature by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up, Australia.JPG

The copper trim added some darker interest between the image and the plaid and the bow helps to soften it and add a feminine touch.

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

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Thinking of You Fancy Fold with Nature’s Poem DSP

Dear Crafters,

Today I share my own design Fancy Fold card using Designer Series Paper!

No more hoarding DSP in my house this year, I need to use it and this style is perfect. You can use any of the Designer papers in the Stampin’ Up! range to create all types of cards and the best part is you can get 2 cards from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″!

Each card measures 12″ x 6″ scored at 1¾”, 4¾”, 7¾” and it fits into our C6 envelopes.

Fun Fold Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You Card by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

Here it is fully open. The first fold is glued down to the front of the card. Depending on the reverse design of your paper, it can give a striking effect as seen here. This also makes the card stronger. I didn’t want to put a large piece of card in the centre to write the message for two reasons, I didn’t want to cover up that gorgeous paper and secondly I cut it down to fit behind the large sentiment when the card is closed.

Fun Fold Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You Card by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

Just look at those leaves ♥ I am so in love with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats! Not only did I emboss the leaves on the white message piece, but also embossed them in coordinating coloured card and then die cut them to add even more texture to the front of the card.

Fun Fold Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You Card by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2018.

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My own design Fancy Fold card using Nature’s Poem DSP as the card base

Dear Crafters,

Today I share my own design Fancy Fold card using Designer Series Paper!

No more hoarding DSP in my house this year, I need to use it and this style is perfect. You can use any of the Designer papers in the Stampin’ Up! range to create all types of cards and the best part is you can get 2 cards from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″!

Each card measures 12″ x 6″ scored at 1¾”, 4¾”, 7¾” and it fits into our C6 envelopes.

Fun Fold card using Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

Here it is fully open. The first fold is glued down to the front of the card. Depending on the reverse design of your paper, it can give a striking effect as seen here. This also makes the card stronger. I didn’t want to put a large piece of card in the centre to write the message for two reasons, I didn’t want to cover up that gorgeous paper and secondly I cut it down to fit behind the large sentiment when the card is closed.

Fun Fold card using Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2018.

Just look at those leaves ♥ I am so in love with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats! Not only did I emboss the leaves on the white message piece, but also embossed them in coordinating coloured card and then die cut them to add even more texture to the front of the card.

Fun Fold card using Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

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Masculine Thank You with the Nature’s Poem Suite

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a couple of cards using the new Nature’s Poem Suite; Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits, Nature’s Poem DSP. I am so excited this stamp set has coordinating framelits to cut out the images. No more fussy cutting!

I love how the background piece of DSP brings so much dimension to a card. I stamped some of the leaves on it with Crumb Cake ink and wow, it brings it to life.

Rooted in Nature Thank You Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia..JPG

The tree image is stamped in Shaded Spruce, a new colour arriving on 1 June. This particular image is stamped off once, but you will see the full strength image in my next card (no wasting from me!!!). I love the large banner behind with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing on it. A piece of vellum, sponged with ink gives an antique look and is punched with the Starburst punch.

Rooted in Nature Thank You Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan, Australia.

This card uses a darker piece of Designer Series Paper from the Nature’s Poem pack. With the full strength tree image, I felt it needed a darker base. I added a thin banner of Shaded Spruce card behind the larger banner.

Rooted in Nature, Thank You card, Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia.

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Farewell, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Masculine Farewell with Rooted in Nature

Dear Crafters,

Today’s card is another farewell card, but this time we have a masculine theme. I thought that the new Rooted in Nature bundle was going to be the perfect choice!

Here I have used Dapper Denim & Emerald Envy, two colours that will be retiring at the end of this month. I’ve also used Very Vanilla, with a new in color, Grapefruit Grove with Soft Suede & Dapper Denim ink pads. These colours go so well together!

Rooted in Nature Farewell card 2018 Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia

I stamped the leaves before die cutting them and adding them to the card base with fast fuse. I embossed a couple of the leaves with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats before die cutting them. I tried cutting them first, then embossing, but it was too hard that way. Doesn’t it give a beautiful texture?!!

The Farewell sentiment was printed from my computer and cut out with the Classic Label Punch.

Rooted in Nature Farewell card 2018 Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia.  Rooted in Nature Farewell card 2018 Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan, Australia.

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