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Blog Hop: Add Texture with Embossing!

Hello Crafters,

Tonight the Art with Heart team girls are sharing some creative projects by adding texture with embossing. Embossing can add a lovely dimension, and with our wonderful Stampin’ Up! products, we can create many different looks. These include Heat embossing using embossing powder, dry embossing using our textured folders or by adding embossing paste!

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If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the lovely, Sharon Davern. If you’re just joining, great! Use the “next” button at the end of my post to hop all the way around. Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post there is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

My first project today features some new products you may not have seen yet, from the soon to be released Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure. This stamp set, Party Pandas is going to be very popular as one of the FREE stamp sets when you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration! I have also featured the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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I have added some Wink of Stella to each sequin, but I’m not sure if you can this in the photos? The Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and the Adhesive Backed Tutti Fruitti Sequins are also new products.

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For my next project, I have used the Embossing Paste with Pattern Party Decorative Masks and then quickly added some gold embossing powder and heat set it. This showcases two embossing techniques in one, and look at that amazing effect!!!! I’ve also dry embossed the background, so all three embossing techniques are used on this one card!

Blog Hop with Stampin Ups Embossing Paste & You've Got This by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY

I’ve also used the Stampin Blends Markers to colour the flower!

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The embossing paste adds a wonderful texture to your projects. The best thing about it, is that you can colour it with your reinkers to change the colour, you can add embossing powder before it dries and heat set it, but you can also mix in some fine glitter!

Embossing paste 3 ways by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY
1= plain, 2= gold embossing powder added and heat set, 3= glitter added

Why don’t you give embossing a try? It adds wonderful texture to your projects!

Thanks for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your copy of any Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, Catherine Proctor.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

1.  Alisha Watson
2. Ros Davidson
3. Rachel Woollard
4. Sharon Davern
5. Kate Morgan < you are here>
6. Catherine Proctor
7. Caroline Manwaring
8. Monika O’Neill
9. Tina Gillespie
10. Leanne Mitchell
11. Rachel Palmieri

Happy Hopping!

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Birthday, Designer Series Paper, feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

Paper Piecing

Dear Crafters,

Today I have created a card using the Paper Piecing Technique, not to be confused with the Paper Piercing Technique!

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This technique is quite easy, but you need to like fussy cutting!!!!

I stamped the floral image onto the chosen Designer Series Paper and then fussy cut out the flowers petals with Paper Snips. I did the same for the leaves, but onto a different designer paper.

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Stamp the image again (stem) onto your Very Vanilla card and then glue the fussy cut pieces over the top.

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I added the cute little ribbon bow, using some of the metallic ribbon that I got for FREE during Saleabration when I placed a $90 order!!!

What do you think of this striking project?

Sale-a-bration time!!!

With any $90 order you can choose 1 item for FREE
with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
ETC
Here are all the FREE items you can choose from!

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Products Used:

Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla, Blooms & Bliss DSP, Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP
Stamp Sets: You’ve Got This
Inks: Cucumber Crush, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Cucumber Crush Stampin’ Write Marker, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Wink of Stella, Project Life Corner Rounder, Big Shot, Lovely Lace TIEF, 3/8″ metallic ribbon

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Artistic Collage

Dear Crafters,

Today I have used the Collage technique with the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.

I embossed the island indigo base card with the Floral Affection TIEF.

Next, I cut a piece of whisper white card to 2.5″ x 3.5″ and stamped the You’ve Got This background stamp across one corner.

Then I stamped the Awesomely Artistic images layering them in a collage format, using mint macaron, island indigo and bermuda bay inks.

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I stamped the sentiment and border onto whisper white card and cut it out with paper snips. I added some rhinestones for a little bling!

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I added silver glimmer ribbon by stapling it to the top then adding the tag with dimensionals!

My style is not in the form of collage stamping, but I was happy with this!

What do you think of this card?

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Between 1-31 October, you and your customers can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free! That’s great news since everyone can use more Designer Series Paper. This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual catalogue and the recently released holiday catalogue (not including Specialty Designer Series Paper or Designer Series Paper Stacks). Promotion period: 1-31 October 2016

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All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Blog Hop, Memory Keeping/Project Life/Scrapbooking

Blog Hop: Memory Keeping

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Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for November. This month we are focusing on Memory Keeping (Scrapbooking/Project Life). We all take photos right? Well, capturing every day moments is so special and we need to document these to cherish. We are all passionate about memory keeping and we want to continue to inspire each other, and you, as we move forward into 2016!

You have come to my blog from the lovely, Kathryn Ruddick.  Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

This was perfect timing for me to be doing Memory Keeping, as we have just returned from a driving holiday through Victoria and NSW. We left Melbourne on a dreary day, but the sun was shining by the time we made our way down the coast to Lakes Entrance! Now, I have to be upfront by saying that I do not find scrapbooking a natural thing for me. I really struggle with layouts, embellishing my pages, etc. I also dread my own handwriting, but I know I need to add some. You will see a bit of handwriting, along with some typed cards printed from the computer! This page also includes a map which was cut out of the brochures we collected along the way.

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Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with our entire trip, so next up we skip to the gorgeous Blue Mountains. Here I have added some stamping on the card with the Bordering Blooms set and coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers, as well as a journalling card from the Everyday Adventures Project Life Card Collection.

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The wild flowers in the Blue Mountains were stunning and I made this whole page about the wonders of the bush land. The title card is printed and then stamped with the Awesomely Artistic and You’ve Got This stamp sets. I loved these bright red Waratah’s!

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This was our first day at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. This was the highlight of our trip, and being such a large zoo, we hired a cart for a few hours to buzz around in. It was so much fun and the girls enjoyed that as much as all the animals. This page is still using the Project Life Photo Pocket pages, which I find makes Memory Keeping much quicker and easier to do.

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One of the highlights was staying at the Zoofari Lodge within the grounds of Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. Not only was our little lodge the best quality, but we got to go and do some behind the scenes tours in the evening (after dinner) and the following morning (before breakfast), which you don’t get to do unless you stay! Both those meals were included as well!

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Our lodge overlooked the Savannah, so we certainly made the most of sitting, watching and enjoying the views!

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My next layout is a special one of my eldest daughter who is a lover of all animals, but especially loves the giraffe and couldn’t believe her luck when we were able to feed them! This is a traditional scrapbook page using Tip Top Taupe, and the coordinating Go Wild DSP (perfect for this layout).

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Here is my final page for today. I bet you are saying, phew!!! My husband took this photo without us knowing, as I sit with my girls on the deck of our lodge, watching the majestic giraffe wander across the Savannah. We could have sat there all day long!!!

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Thank you for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your copy of the Annual and/or Holiday Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the very talented, Claire Daly.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

  1. Claire Daly
  2. Alisha Watson
  3. Ros Davidson
  4. Tina Gillespie
  5. Kathryn Ruddick
  6. Kate Morgan (that’s me)

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Colouring with Blender Pens

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a pretty card created with the stamp set, You’ve Got This.

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I stamped the image on watercolour paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.

I coloured the image using the Blender pens with Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz ink pads. I started by colouring all the petals and then going back over the bottom part of each petal and making it darker! Isn’t it pretty?!!!

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I layered the watercolour paper onto a piece of vellum, then Blushing Bride card stock then onto the base card of Pear Pizzazz. I added the sentiment in Smoky Slate ink and 2 candy dots.

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Don’t you just love how this coordinates with the envelope by stamping the flower image again?!

Please leave a comment below if you like my card today.

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You’ve Got This

Dear Crafters,

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Today I share a card I made using our Art with Heart Team Challenge!

Being stuck at home with this fractured ankle, what else am I to do, but spend my days crafting. So that is what I did!

I used the middle column as my starting point, seeing as my favourite colour is blue, I love flowers and embossing gives such an amazing texture to my cards.

I have used Pool Party and Island Indigo as my colours, along with some Whisper White.

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I stamped the image in Island Indigo and then used the ink and Aqua Painter to colour it. I fussy cut the image and mounted it onto two of the Lots of Labels Framelits, one embossed with the Elegant Dots TIEF.

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Please leave a comment below if you like my card today.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

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Happy Stamping,
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