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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Art With Heart Blog Hop - Designer Series Paper

          Tonight the Art with Heart team girls are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers. This month is the start of the new Stampin’ Up! year and we have a special promotion on our Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October and there is no limit!

This card uses the Delightful Daisy paper. I cut 1.5cm strips of the different patterns of this paper pack and arranged them on Night of Navy cardstock in a herringbone pattern, before I attached them. Stampin' Up! makes this technique so easy by providing a pack of 12 coordinating patterns that are ready to use. The greeting is from the One Big Meaning stamp set. 

The next card uses my current favourite Designer Series Paper. I usually find masculine cards a bit difficult to make but the Wood Textures DSP makes it easy. I stamped a sheet of DSP with the leaf image from Colorful Seasons stamp set in Versamark then embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlit from the Copper Foil and attach it with tiny pieces of Dimensionals. Mounted on Very Vanilla, then on an Emerald Envy card base.

The paper used in the next card is unfortunately not included in the sale, but it's so beautiful you need some anyway.
The paper pack is called Year of Cheer Speciality DSP. I've used a piece of the starburst paper and applied Night of Navy ink with a foam roller across the top. The houses are diecut using the Hometown Greeting Edgelits and the Santa Sleigh and greeting are from the Hearts Come Home stamp set.
 The Designer Series Paper special is only available until the end of October, contact me if you require anymore information.
The next team member in the Blog Hop is Tina GiIlespie, hop on over to view her amazing projects.

Here's a complete of the demonstrators who are participating in today's Blog Hop, in case you get lost, enjoy!

 1. Rachel Woollard

Happy Stampin,

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Heart of Christmas - Week 20

This week for my Heart of Christmas cards I've used a lovely set called Beachy Little Christmas. This set typifies our traditional family Christmas in Melbourne, no snowflakes for us!
The first card has the Tree image stamped on a sheet of Wood Textures DSP. So that I had a brown tree (not black, using the Archival ink), I inked the stamp in Versamark then straight into Early Espresso, then onto the paper and heat embossed with Clear Embossing powder. The colours used to colour the image are Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight and a tiny bit of Berry Burst on the candy canes.
The Pool Party cardstock layer has been embossed with the Seaside Embossing folder. The shells across the top were stamped in Black Archival on Crumb Cake and coloured with the same colours as the tree. The greeting was heat embossed in White on Crumb Cake. The string across the top is from the Holiday Catalogue. The next card uses the same stamp set, Beachy Little Christmas, but this time the boat house and palm tree images. Three boathouses and two tops of the palm trees were stamped in Archival Ink and coloured the cut out. Colours use are So Saffron, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz and Soft Suede. The line of sand was masked off then sponged with Crumb Cake. The sky was VERY lightly sponged with Soft Sky. Two palm trees were stamped directly onto the base card.
The three boathouses and two palm tree tops were then attached with Dimensionals. Again, the greeting was heat embossed in White on Crumb Cake. The cardstock layers are Marina Mist and So Saffron.  I hope you love my non traditional Christmas cards as much as I do. For my amazing Christmas inspiration from the Art With Heart Team, head to the website of Tina Gillespie, who is hosting this week. 

 Happy Stampin, Rachel


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Heart of Christmas-Week 19

Here's another Wednesday Christmas inspiration post. I thought it was time I got on the Bridge Card bandwagon. These cards are really easy to make, but are really effective as a novelty card. The set I've used for this card is Beachy Little Christmas.
I stamped the Christmas tree on Whisper White in Stazon Black.
I coloured the image with a Blender pens and ink pads. The card base is Real Red and the DSP used is from the Christmas Quilt stack. The greeting is also from the Beachy Little Christmas and was stamped in Real Real on Whisper White.
The great thing about these cards is that they can still fold flat and fit in a standard size C6 envelope.
I love this set, it's much more appropriate for our Christmas than the snowflakes and snowmen.

For more Christmas inspiration head to our team leader Claire's site for a full list of today's participants.

Happy Stampin,
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Heart of Christmas - Week 18

     Do you realise there are only 13 more Wednesdays until Christmas? OMG surely not, you say. Here's some more Christmas inspiration to get those cards done in time. Today's cards use the Merry Patterns stamp set, which is a special Hostess only reward when your party or workshop reaches $450 or over. Here is the complete set,

I have stamped the main images in Real Red on Whisper White card stock.
The background paper is from the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper. 
The ovals are cut from the Stitched Shapes Dies and Layered Ovals dies.
The greetings are stamped on Basic Black in Versamark, then heat embossed with White emboss powder.
There are many more Christmas projects from the team for you to look at over on Claire's blog.
Happy Stampin,
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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Art With Heart Blog Hop - Fancy Fold Cards

Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don't be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.

Fancy Fold cards are always a hit with my customers and class attendees.
I first saw the fold I'm using today on Pinterest, by Ellen Woodbridge. She didn't have a name for this fold so I'm calling it a Vertical Z Fold card.

I did two versions of this card and I love both of them. One masculine and one feminine.

The card base is an A4 sheet cut in half lengthways, which measures 29.8cm X 10.5cm. 
This is then scored at 7.4 cm and 14.8 cm on the long side.

The stand on the back of the card measures 10.5cm X 10cm, and is scored at 7.4cm on the short side.

The stand is attached with tape or Tombow glue on the small section of the stand.
It is attached to back of the large section of the card with the base lined up with the 14.8cm score line.

The masculine card features the stamp set High Tide, which is my go to for masculine cards at the moment.


The card base is Soft Sky. The front sand dunes and the small island are Crumb Cake, stamped with the grass stamp on Old Olive and Tranquil Tide.
The lighthouse is stamped in Real Red and Basic Gray on Soft Sky the cut out and mounted on Dimensionals.
All of the waves are stamped in Dapper Denim. The ones in the foreground are stamped on Whisper White then attached before the sand dunes, in the background they are directly on the card base.
The birds are in Smoky Slate and the greeting in Basic Gray.
This greeting is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.
The chair is cut from Wood Textures DSP, with the die from the Seasonal Layers set.

This shows the full length of the card.

The orchid card uses the set Climbing Orchid and the matching dies. You receive a 10% discount if you purchase the stamp set and dies together as a bundle.


There was lots of stamping and die cutting involved in this card, but I love the final effect.
The card base for this card is Thick Whisper White cardstock, with Soft Sky on top.
All of the Soft Sky pieces were stamped with the Watercolour Wash background stamp in Soft Sky.

I then stamped and cut two each of the large and small three piece orchids and an additional two small complete orchids, giving me a total of six orchids. The ink used was Rose Red on So Saffron cardstock. I also stamped and cut two buds. The staimen of the 2 large and 2 small individual piece orchids were stamped in Versamark and embossed in White Embossing powder.
The stems and the greetings were stamped onto the Soft Sky pieces in Early Espresso before the orchids were attached.
Six leaves stamped in Old Olive, on Old Olive complete this card.
The Art with Heart Team have more amazing Fancy Fold cards to share with you.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Claire Daly

Thank you for viewing our blog hop today, I hope we've inspired you. All of the products used in these cards are listed below. Please contact me if you would like further information.

Happy Stampin,