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Wednesday 17 April 2024

Colour Creations Blog Hop week 49 - Sweet Sorbet Layered Beauty Three Ways

 



We only have two weeks left of this year's Colour Creations Blog Hops. This week we are featuring Sweet Sorbet which is one of the 2022-2024 In Colours, which unfortunately means that it is retiring at the end of April.
For tonight's cards I combined this retiring colour with one of the new bundles from the up coming 2024-2025 Catalogue. The bundle is called Layers of Beauty and includes a stamp set, dies and a set of 5 masks.
 

I made three cards with this bundle using different colouring techniques. For the first card I stamped the outline in Memento Black Ink and coloured using the masks and Blending Brushes. The 5 masks were really easy to use as they are numbered and have a notch in one side to make it easy position them correctly. The colours I used were Sweet Sorbet, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight. I used only Sweet Sorbet on the roses but added to the intensity of the colour with each of the masks.


The 5 masks were really easy to use as they are numbered and have a notch in one side to make it easy position them correctly


The colours I used were Sweet Sorbet, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight. I used only Sweet Sorbet on the roses but added to the intensity of the colour with each of the masks.


For the next card I stamped the outline in Memento Black ink on Basic Black card stock. I coloured the image with my Blends Markers in Sweet Sorbet, Old Olive, Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight.


The background papers for each card are from the 2022-2024 In Colour DSP Pack.

For the third card I stamped the outline image on Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper in Stazon Ink. I coloured the image with a Water Painter and Stampin' Up! ink in Sweet Sorbet, Old Olive, Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight.


The greetings were stamped in Sweet Sorbet and are from the Go To Greetings. This stamp set is another that is retiring at the end of April. I will miss this set, it's one I use a heap. It has lots of greetings in different sizes.


I cut out the three images with the coordinating dies. They were mounted on a card front with a Sweet Sorbet card base.


Here are the three different cards together, masking, watercolouring and Blends Markers.

Now it's time for the next hop in our blog hop, my wonderful stamping friend Christine Blain.


If you encounter any problems with the links in our hop please head to Cathy Proctor's blog as she is the amazing host of our blog hops and has a complete list of tonight's participants.

Come back next Wednesday when we will be featuring our last colour for this year, Tahitian Tide.
Thanks for visiting,
Rachel


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Wednesday 10 April 2024

Colour Creations Blog Hop week 48 - Starry Sky

 


It's Wednesday which means it's time for another Colour Creations Blog Hop with my friends from the Art With Heart Team. Every week we have been featuring one of Stampin' Up!s beautiful colours in alphabetical order. This week we are up to Starry Sky, which unfortunately is one of the soon to be retired In Colours. I'm going to really miss Starry Sky, it's a lovely deep purple/blue colour.

For tonight's card I have used one of my favourite stamp sets from the upcoming new Stampin' Up! catalogue, called Country Flowers.

I stamped the teapot and floral stamps in Starry Sky and Versamark at the same time. I first inked the stamp in Versamark and then straight into the Starry Sky before applying it to the Basic White card stock. I then sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it. By doing this I could colour with a Water Painter and Starry Sky ink without causing the outline to bleed.

It also gives the outline a slight shiny texture.


I kept the card really simple by using a thin mat in Starry Sky and then a Basic White card base image. The greeting is from the Country Birdhouse stamp set and was stamped in Starry Sky ink. All of these products will be available when the new catalogue goes live on the first of May. 

Please continue with our blog hop by heading to Andrea Sargent's blog to see delightful Starry Sky creations she has to share with us.
If you encounter any issues with the links in our blog hop please head to Cathy Proctor's blog as she is the amazing host of our Colour Creations Blog Hops and has a complete list of tonight's participants.

Thanks for hopping by,
Rachel


Sunday 7 April 2024

More Country Flowers Sneak Peeks

 


Hello stampers, I’m back with another sample using the Country Flowers Bundle from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue that goes live for customers on the 1st of May. As a Demonstrator I get to preorder some goodies to play with before the Catalogue starts. If you do not already have a demonstrator and would like a copy of the new catalogue please contact me and I will get one to you.


For this card I stamped the teapot and the flowers in Versamark and then embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. I had to stamp and emboss the teapot and then do the flowers second so that I could see where to stamp the flowers.

I stamped on Watercolour Paper so that I could colour with my Water Painters. The colours I used were Petal Pink, Boho Blue, Lost Lagoon and of course Copper Clay for the teapot.

I cut the image out with the Everyday Details Dies that are carrying over from the Jan to April Mini Catalogue.

To give the teapot a shiny finish I covered it with glue from the Fine Tipped Glue Pen.


The papers for the background of the card are from the Country Lace Paper that is also new to our range.

If you have any questions about my cards, please contact me.

Enjoy your stamping,
Rachel

Saturday 6 April 2024

New Catalogue Sneak Peek - Country Birdhouse

 

Hello friends, I have a really sweet sneak peak to share with you today. This gorgeous Country Birdhouse Bundle is just one of the new stamp sets that will be available in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue from the first of May. 

I have stamped the main image on one of the new papers from the Catalogue, Country Woods. The sweet little bird and the flowers have been coloured with Blends Markers. I fussy cut both birds and the flowers and cut the hole in the front of the birdhouse so that one of the birds could be peeking out from inside.

They have even included the beautiful scrolly stand for the birdhouse to sit on. The background for this card is a discontinued paper from earlier this year, but it was perfect for the colours in my birdhouse.

All of the products used to make this card are available from the 1st of May, apart from the background paper 😊. If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a copy of the new catalogue please contact me and I will send one to you. 

Thanks for visiting,
Rachel.

Wednesday 3 April 2024

Colour Creations Blog Hop week 47 - Soft Sea Foam

 

Hi there, welcome to week 47 of the Colour Creations Blog Hop with the Art With Heart Team. Every week we have been featuring one of the beautiful Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order. We have nearly finished this round as the new catalogue starts on the first of May. This week we are featuring Soft Sea Foan, a lovely pale mint green from our Subtles Colour Family.

For today's card I have used the Stippled Roses Stamp set. I stamped the main image in Basic Gray and coloured with Blends Markers in Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather, Fresh Freesia and Old Olive.


The background card front is from the Hello, Irresistible DSP, which is available exclusively in our Online store.


The white leaf sprigs behind the main image were cut with the Meadow Dies. The scallop along the edge of the card is from the Zany Zoo Dies.


This is a really delicate coloured card but the colours have faded a bit in the photos. I was very happy to see that the Stipple Roses Bundle is continuing in the next catalogue, I'm sure it will get regularly used. All of these products are available through my online store. Please contact me with any questions. If you do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like a copy of our new catalogue please drop me a note.

Now it's time to see what my very talented stamping friend Andrea Sargent has to share with us.

If you have any issues with the links in our hop please head to Cathy Proctor's blog as she is the fabulous host of our Colour Creations Blog Hops and has a complete list of tonight's participants.

Be sure to check in next week when we will be featuring Starry Sky, one of the soon to be retired In Colours.
Happy stamping,
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