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Wednesday 30 September 2020

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase week 18 - Gorgeous Grape


It's week 18 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase. This week we are featuring the beautiful and bold Gorgeous Grape. I love this fun, funky colour perfect for kids cards.

I dusted off my Dino Days stamp set and had a great time creating these fun cards.

For the first card I stamped the dinosaurs and fussy cut them. The grass is cut using Friendly Silhouettes Dies from Granny Apple Green card stock. 

I used the cloud die from the Happy Dies to cut a mask to sponge the sky in both cards in Balmy Blue. 

The trees were stamped over the sky background in Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green and Old Olive.
The greeting is embossed in White on Gorgeous Grape card stock.

The second card is a stepped up version of the first. I added a slider mechanism so that the dinosaurs move past each other across the card.

I watched a video on Pinterest by Pear Blossom Press to construct the slider mechanism.

Apart from the slider the only difference with this card is that there are no palm trees and the greeting is from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set.

For more gorgeous Gorgeous Grape creations pop over to Cathy's blog for a complete list of tonight's participants.

Thank you fro visiting and I hope you enjoyed my projects.

Happy stamping,

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Saturday 26 September 2020

Pop Up HAPPY Card

This card was one that we did in one of my online classes that was very popular. It's not too difficult but it looks really effective and can be altered for different themes.

This is the card I am sharing the instructions for.....


Supplies  Needed

Card base 10.5 x 29.8cm
Card Insert 10 x 29.2cm
Card front DSP 10 x 14.4cm
Rainbow Glimmer Paper 10.5 x 2.5cm
Playful Alphabet Dies from Stampin' Up!
Circle 2"
Scrap of Soft Seafoam for greeting
Ribbon - 18cm

1. Score card insert on long side at 12.5cm

2. Score card insert on long side from other end at 10cm and 12cm.

3. Line up the top of the letters with the 12cm score line, as shown below.

4. Run through your cutting machine, but make sure the ends of the die are positioned to fit through the machine so that you don't bend the end of  your die ( as I did :( ).

5. Cut the word BIRTHDAY from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper.

6. Glue the letters to the space below HAPPY. This word only just fits, I suggest adhering the B and the Y then spreading the other letters in between.

7. Fold the insert forward below the BIRTHDAY.

8. Fold the insert backwards along to top of the HAPPY.

9. Fold the insert forward along the last score line.
10. Adhere the end of the card insert to the card base.

11. Open the card flat and attach the last section of the insert to the top of the card.

12. Close your card.
13. Attach the DSP and the greeting to the front of the card.

Here's a similar card I made for my Dad for Father's Day.

All of the supplies I used for this project are listed below.
Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you enjoyed my project. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

Happy stamping,

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Wednesday 23 September 2020

Art of Heart Colour Creations Showcase week 17 - Garden Green


Another week, another Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase, this week featuring Garden Green. Garden Green is in the Regals colour family and is a lovely mid green colour, not light, not dark somewhere in between.

It took me ages to decide what to create for this week. Finally I was swayed by the 24hr sale today. I wanted to use one of the sets in the sale, so I decided to use My Meadow. This is a great set to inspire your creativity. The scenes you can create are limitless.
I stamped the scene on the front of a card base of Thick Whisper White card stock.

I used Pear Pizzazz for the base of the scene. The tree trunks are Early Espresso and the bridge is Soft Suede.

The grass and leaves are a combination of Old Olive and Garden Green. The river is Balmy Blue and the clouds are Smoky Slate. The birds are stamped in Soft Suede.

Using the Rectangular Stitched Dies I cut a frame from Garden Green card stock. The frame was attached with Dimensionals. 

The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and it was stamped in Garden Green below the frame.

 For today only, this stamp set can be purchased through your demonstrator at 15% off or contact me for more information. 

All of the supplies used on this card are listed below.

For more Garden Green inspiration from the Art With Heart Team, head to Judy's blog for a full list of tonight's participants.

Happy stamping,

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