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Friendly Gnomes Love Ya

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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 46 – Smoky Slate

Today’s card I wanted to use the Friendly Gnomes stamp set. I stamped the gnome in Smoky Slate using the Stamparatus. Then I stamped over the top with Versamark ink, added Clear Emboss Powder and melted it with my heat tool. This makes it easier to colour to contain the bleeding, when using Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Smoky Slate Mint Macaron White & Silver Foil

My card base is Smoky Slate. I took some Silver Foil and added some Country Gingham DSP in Mint Macaron. Then I cut the circle with the 2″ Circle Punch (which has returned as part of the Online Exclusive products, yay)! This was then glued to the card base.

Conversation Bubbles Friendly Gnomes by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 Smoky Slate CCBH.

I coloured the Gnome with Stampin’ Blends Combo (alcohol) markers; Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Basic Black & SU1000. The Conversation Bubbles Bundle was used to create the Luv Ya sentiment.

Conversation Bubbles Friendly Gnomes by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 Smoky Slate CCBH inside

On the inside I used the Blending Brushes to add Mint Macaron around the edges, stamped the flower and added an offcut of the patterned paper. The flowers were coloured with the same colours as the gnome, but I used the Chalk marker to add the white to the centres.

Conversation Bubbles Friendly Gnomes by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 Smoky Slate CCBH

Stamps: Friendly Gnomes [160714], Conversation Bubbles [160628]* Conversation Bubbles Bundle [160637]
Dies: Gnome [159625], Conversation Bubbles [160628]*
Card/Paper: Smoky Slate [131291], Basic White [159228], Silver Foil [156457]
Designer Series Paper: Country Gingham [160388]
Inks: Smoky Slate [147113], Mint Macaron [147106], Versamark [102283]
Stampin’ Blends Combo Markers: Mint Macaron [154889], Smoky Slate [154904], Basic Black [154843], Light SU1000 [159465], Real Red [154899]
Other: Stamparatus [148187], 2″ Circle Punch [133782], Basics Embossing Powders [155554], Heat Tool [129056], Blending Brushes [153611], Festive Pearls [159963], Simply Elegant Trim [155766], Daubers [133773], Glue Dots [103683], Multipurpose Glue [110755], Dimensionals [104430], Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [150673], Paper Trimmer [152392], Simply Shammy [147042], Bone Folder [102300], Chalk Marker [retired]

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next Wednesday for inspiration using So Saffron.

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Cute as a Mouse

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card using the Balloon Builders stamp set from the Occasions catalogue. I have to admit that when I first saw this set, it wasn’t one that was going to the top of my list to purchase. But, as I looked at it more and more and saw the samples in the catalogue, I had to make this card I share today.

Balloon Builders #stampinup

The card base is Delightful Dijon. The top layer is Whisper White, which has a piece of Washi Tape added to the bottom.

Mouse Balloon Builders #stampinup

I stamped the mouse in Smoky Slate ink using a variety of the stamps and his nose in Rose Red. The balloon and sentiment is stamped in Delightful Dijon ink and fussy cut then added with a dimensional. I tied a bow with some Gold Cording Trim and adhered it with a glue dot.

Mouse Balloon Builders #stampinup

Isn’t he just the cutest little thing?


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Christmas Wreath

Hello Stampers,

Well I have finally started my Christmas Decorations and my Christmas Wreath for the front door. What do you think?

I was going to add some more festive flurry die cuts, but then I thought it probably doesn’t need them and would it look too busy with more around the ring? Yes, I stopped myself and here is the finished product.

Stampin Up Christmas Wreath

I used Cherry Cobbler Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon ($15.95 for 9.1m, item code 132135) from the Holiday Catalogue to wrap around the foam ring.

The ornament is hanging from the Silver Ribbon ($8.95 for 9.1m, item code 132137)

I made the ornament with the Festive Flurry Bundle ($83.95 clear, $95.95 wood). This bundles includes the Festive Flurry Stamp Set and the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies saving you 15% by purchasing as a bundle.

I used Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Inkpads and Stampin’ Dimensionals between each Flurry. To finish it off I added a Frosted Finishes Embellishment ($11.95 for 12, item code 132150). These embellishments are adorned with rhinestones ~ you know how much I love a bit of bling!!!!

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