Blog Hop/Creative Showcase, Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!

Pop Up Z Fold Block Card

This Pop Up Z Fold Block card uses the Sending Smiles Bundle with the retired Rings of Love DSP, a Level 1 SAB patterned paper pack from Jan-Feb 2022.

I saw a card by Lisa Curcio, which is where I got this idea and you can see her imperial measurements here. My metric measurements are listed below and mine fits into a C6 envelope!

Pop Up Z Fold Block Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

My card base is Night of Navy with Mint Macaron matt layers and the Rings of Love DSP. The Sending Dies were used for the ‘sending’ die cut which I used Adhesive Sheet on the back of the card before cutting, so it acts as a sticker! This is so much easier than getting glue everywhere with such intricate dies. I used a Sponge Dauber to apply some Mint Macaron ink around the Basic White layer to soften the edges before adding the stamp/die cut sentiment. Some Festive Pearls were added to finish it off.

Pop Up Z Fold Block Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022.

Measurements:
Card base: 25cm x 10.5cm, score @ 5cm & 10cm
Matt: 10cm x 4.5cm (2), 14.5cm x 10cm
DSP: 9.5cm x 4cm (2), 14cm x 9.5cm

Block 1: 13cm x 8cm, score @ 1.5cm, 5cm, 9.5cm
Matt: 7.5cm x 4cm
DSP: 7cm x 3.5cm

Block 2: 10cm x 6.5cm, score @ 1.5cm, 4cm, 7.5cm
Matt: 6cm x 3cm
DSP: 5.5cm x 2.5cm

Block 3: 7.5cm x 4cm, score @ 1.5cm, 3cm, 6cm
Matt: 3.5cm x 2.5cm
DSP: 7cm x 3.5cm

Sentiment Panel: 9.5cm x 4cm (this can really be any size to suit your sentiment)
White card: 9cm x 3.5cm

Fits into a standard C6 envelope!

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Sending Thanks card

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Week 28 – Melon Mambo

The excitement is really growing now, as I am heading to Sydney on Friday to see all my SU friends at our OnStage event for demonstrators. This is the first time for 3 years (thanks Covid) that we will be able to be there in person, yippee. There’s nothing like getting together in a huge room with 500 fellow crafters – can you imagine the hype?!!!

Anyway, more about that next week, but for now we need to focus our minds on Melon Mambo.

The Sending Smiles Bundle is a beauty. The flowers are stamped with the aid of the Stamparatus, in Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry inks. The leaves are Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. Using a Sponge Dauber to add the Rich Razzleberry ink to the edges of the flowers as the final step, gives it a lovely tone. The same was done with the leaves and the Evening Evergreen ink.

Sending Thanks card for Melon Mambo CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2022

The white stamped layer is die cut using the Deckled Rectangle dies. This is adhered to a Gold Brushed Metallic Stitched Rectangle die and this glued onto a Melon Mambo layer on the dramatic, Basic Black card base.

Sending Thanks card for Melon Mambo CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2022 close up

The ‘thanks’ is die cut in Basic Black card and Gold Brushed Metallic cardstock. Before die cutting the Gold, I remembered to add Adhesive Sheet so it can be adhered like a sticker to the black layer. This is glued to the card. Some Glossy Dots Assortment were added at the end.

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Birthday, Blog Hop/Creative Showcase, Designer/Patterned/Specialty Papers (DSP), feminine, Flowers, Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

Sending Smiles, Partial Die Cutting Technique

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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 26 – Highland Heather

Today is the first time I have inked up the Sending Smiles stamp set, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long. With the coordinating dies, it makes it super easy to cut out many of the images as well as this Partial Die Cutting Technique.

Colour Combination - Highland Heather

Taking a piece of Basic White Thick card stock, I stamped the four flowers across the top. Place the coordinating die for each one and hold it with washi tape so they don’t move. Place it on your die cutting machine (ensure it is straight), and move the top acrylic plate so it only covers the top half of the dies.  This ensures only that only the top section will cut. After removing the dies, place it in your Trimmer to cut between the images in straight line to remove the excess card or you can use a craft knife and ruler. I then cut a strip of Gold Metallic Specialty Paper and glued it behind the cut flowers. I then stamped the leaves and extra flowers, some directly onto the card and some die cut to add extra dimension using Dimensionals.

Sending Smiles Partial Die Cutting card Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

I glued this to an A5 landscape Basic White card, ensuring the gold was against the fold. Now I could trim off the excess at the bottom so it would fit into a C6 envelope. Using the Basic Border die, I cut a strip of Gingham Cottage DSP and glued it to the bottom of the card. The ‘sending’ sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink onto Highland Heather card stock using the Stamparatus, as I like to ink it a couple of times. Sprinkle some Heat & Stick powder over, shake off the excess and melt it with a Heat Tool. Now add some Gilded Leaf and press it on to cover the sentiment. I use a sponge dauber to gently rub off the excess. Cut it out with the coordinating die. ‘Birthday Wishes’ is stamped directly to the card.

You can really see the Gilded Leaf on the sentiment below and the Wink of Stella on the flower centres.

Sending Smiles Partial Die Cutting card Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 detail

On the inside, I used the left over piece of the Gingham Cottage paper from the front and added it to the bottom of the card, with another stamped flower.

Sending Smiles Partial Die Cutting card Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

I finished it off with some Glossy Dots Assortment in Daffodil Delight and Gorgeous Grape and the Wink of Stella.

Sending Smiles Partial Die Cutting card Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next week for inspiration using Mango Melody.

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Brilliant Wings in Watercolour

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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 20 – Flirty Flamingo

Today I really wanted a dramatic look, so I started with a Basic Black card base. I took an acrylic block, and added some White Craft ink refill. Using the Water Painter brush I squeezed some water onto the ink and flicked it onto the card base.

I took a piece of the Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper and applied inks using Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo. Once I had a lovely mix of colour, I used the Water Painter again with just Melon Mambo ink and flicked it over the watercolouring. Place this aside to dry.

Butterfly Wings watercolour card for Flirty Flamingo CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The Brilliant Wings dies were used to cut out the butterflies, which were adhered to the card using Multipurpose Glue just along the body so the wings could sit up.

The sentiment from the Sending Smiles stamp set is stamped in Versamark ink onto black card. I added Silver Emboss Powder and heat set it. Cut it out with the coordinating Sending dies. I tied a piece of the Silver Simply Elegant Trim in a big bow and placed it on the centre of the largest butterfly, then added the sentiment over the top on Black Mini Dimensionals.

Butterfly Wings watercolour card Flirty Flamingo CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

To finish off, I coloured some Rhinestone Basic Jewels with the Dark Flirty Flamingo Blends Marker. Some Black and White Pearlized Enamel Effects were also added in groups of three for extra interest.

On the inside a Flirty Flamingo layer with a Basic White layer were added with another water coloured butterfly.

Butterfly Wings watercolour card for Flirty Flamingo CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up, Australia 2022

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next week for inspiration using Fresh Freesia.

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