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Hello, Ornate Garden Suite

Tonight’s card was made for my mother in law to say Hello during this crazy time in isolation, using the new items from the upcoming Annual catalogue starting 3 June. However, these items are available now as an early release!

Ornate Garden SDSP

Ornate Garden card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

The sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and white emboss powder added and heat set. This sentiment is from the Seriously The Best stamp set which is retiring, along with the Leaf Punch 😦

Ornate Garden card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020.

On the inside, I just placed the simple sentiment and a flower image in the corner, leaving plenty of room for my message.

TIP: The Whisper White Seam Binding ribbon was a little too much for this card, so I simply coloured it with my Stampin’ Blends Marker to colour it Old Olive to match the card base!

Ornate Garden card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

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Life is better with a friend like you

Tonight’s cards are simple but very bright in these gorgeous soon to retire In-colours 😥

2018 - 2020 In Colours

Using the Painted Poppies stamp set and the coordinating Peaceful Moments stamp set, these cards were super quick to make.

Peaceful Poppies cards by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

I cut the white panel to 2-1/2″ and the layer behind is 2-3/4″ and to the width of the card.

The poppies are stamped in memento black ink and then stamped over with the coordinating card colour inkpads. The poppies at the bottom are inked in the same colour as the base card to add a little more interest.

Peaceful Poppies cards by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020.

On the inside I stamped another poppy in the corner and added another sentiment. These cards are going out to some friends to hopefully cheer them up during this horrendous health crisis.

Peaceful Poppies cards by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

What is your favourite “soon to retire” in colour? Mine is definitely Lovely Lipstick and I am really going to miss it.

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Super Simple water-coloured Magnolias

Tonight’s card focuses on the Magnolia embossing folder and how to colour the flowers with an AquaPainter and some inkpads. By squashing the inkpad into the lid before opening it, gives you enough of a colour palette to work with. Squeezer the AquaPainter to get a drop or two of water into the ink to get the brush going, swirl it around and then gently add the colour to the flower.

Magnolia Blooms watercolour, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

The colour will lighten as it dries. Wait for it to dry completely before gluing the layer to your card. The sentiment (Very Versailles stamp set) is stamped in Soft Seam Foam ink on the same colour card and added with dimensionals.

I added some Wink of Stella to the stamen for a bit of glimmer and extra interest.

Magnolia Blooms watercolour, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

Would you give this simple style a go? What colours would you use?

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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!

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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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