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Sunday 30 May 2021

Rainbow Party Puffins

 These Puffins are soooo cute. I have combined them with some Rainbow Glimmer Paper to make this sparkly birthday card.

The puffins and the fish were stamped in Memento ink on Basic White cardstock and then coloured with Blends Markers. These images were then fussy cut.

The cake was stamped directly onto a Scalloped Rectangle and again coloured with Blends Markers.

The greeting is also from the Party Puffins stamp set and was stamped on Granny Apple Green card stock. The Scalloped Rectangle was mounted on a Rainbow Glimmer card front. When I was cutting the Rainbow Glimmer Paper I made sure I maximised the amount of green and blue so that it coordinated with the coloured images. The card base is Basic White Thick card stock 

Happy stamping,


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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase week 50 - Soft Suede


Woo, hoo, here we are at week 50 of the Colour Creations Showcase, featuring our final colour for this round, Soft Suede. Next week we are featuring all of the new 2021-2022 In Colours. There is a link at the end of the post that will take you to Cathy's Blog and a complete list of tonight's participants. 
For today's samples I have used one of the bundles from the new 2021-2022 Catalogue, Beauty of Friendship Bundle. I have paired Soft Suede with Merry Merlot, Old Olive and Shaded Spruce. 

For the first card I used the Beautiful Trees Dies to cut the leaves of the tree from the Beauty of the Earth DSP. The trunk is cut from Soft Suede card stock.

The tree is attached to a piece of Fluid 100 watercolour paper that I lightly water coloured with Balmy Blue and Soft Suede ink.

The Fluid 100 is mounted on a very thin mat of Merry Merlot card stock.

I finished the card with a piece of Linen thread and a greeting stamped in Merry Merlot on Basic White card stock and fussy cut.
For the second card I used the stamps from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set.

I stamped the tree trunks four times across Basic White card stock. The leaf stamps were stamped in Old Olive on all four trunks. I stamped the smaller leaf stamp in Shaded Spruce on two alternate trees. I also used the edge of the leaf stamps to add some 'grass' along the base of the trees.

I used the Blending Brushes and Balmy Blue ink to add a subtle sky around the trees.

The border along the base of the trees and the feature behind the greeting are pieces of DSP from the In Good Taste DSP pack. The border was cut using the Basic Border Dies.

For more inspiration featuring Soft Suede head to Cathy's blog for a complete list of tonight's participants.

Happy stamping,

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Thursday 20 May 2021

Elegant Biggest Wish

I'm excited to share this card with you. I have used the Biggest Wish stamp set and one of the sheets from the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP.

Once I got my Stamparatus set up this card was very straight forward. Thanks to the clever designers at Stampin' Up! who ensured the height of the block letters was perfect for the hinged steps of the Stamparatus.

I stamped the HAPPY in Versamark three times then heat embossed in Silver embossing powder. I stamped the other two HAPPYs in Basic Gray. Making sure the Basic Gray ink was completely dry I then stamped the birthday in Gold emboss powder.

I cut a couple of strips of the retro DSP from Simply Elegant and attached either side of the Basic Gray card base. I did sneak a couple of thin strips of Silver Foil either side of the center panel.

I'm loving this card and the stamp set, I think I'll experiment with the same layout using different colours and papers. All of the products I have used to make this card are listed below and are available on my website.

We will be making this card at my Heat Embossing Class on the 28th of May.


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