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Wednesday 27 October 2021

Colour Creations Showcase week 22 Highland Heather


Welcome to week 22 of the Colour Creations Showcase with the Art With Heart Team. Every week we are featuring one of the Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order.
This week it's time for Highland Heather, the purple from our Subtles family.

I used the Artistically Inked bundle and the matching Expressions in Ink DSP to make this week's card.

I stamped the smaller flower in Highland Heather three times. On a couple of the flowers I added a small amount Gorgeous Grape ink with a Sponge Dauber directly to the stamp before I stamped.

The leaves were stamped in Just Jade and Mint Macaron ink. The spots behind the flowers are also Highland Heather ink.
I heat embossed the greeting in Gold Emboss powder.

The strip of gold and white striped paper across the bottom of the card is from the Expressions in Ink DSP and the ribbon is Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon.

I also stamped the background stamp from the Artistically Inked stamp set in Highland Heather on the inside of the card. 
Now it's time to head over to see what the very talented Tina Gillespie has to share with us.

If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of this week’s host of the AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop, CatherineProctor, and she will have the list of all participants.

Thanks for visiting,

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Wednesday 20 October 2021

Colour Creations Showcase week 20 Gray Granite


Welcome to week 20 of the Colour Creations Showcase featuring Gray Granite. Gray Granite is one of our Neutrals colours and is a lovely soft, warm gray.

I was very excited to crack open my new Nature's Harvest Bundle for tonight's card. I have been undecided on this bundle since I saw it in the mini catalogue and finally caved and purchased it.

For the base on the front of my card I used a piece of In Good Taste DSP that looks a bit like smooth concrete. I added extra interest by using the dots and lettering stamps from the Quiet Meadow stamp set.

The the twig, grass stems and daisy were cut from Early Espresso, Very Vanilla and Blushing Bride card stock. 

With a sponge dauber and Gray Granite ink I added some shading to the daisy and the grass stems to give them an aged look.

I thought it was time to follow the trend and use some ribbon cut in half lengthwise on my card. The issue I had was that we don't have any Blushing Bride ribbon that was suitable. I really wanted ribbon like the Sheer Open Weave In Colour Ribbon. So I got my Pale Flirty Flamingo Blends Marker and a strip of Pale Papaya Ribbon and coloured it. 

 And wow, it was the perfect colour, and the shimmer in the sheer ribbon adds the perfect contrast to the lace and twine, also behind the greeting.

I also decorated the inside of the card with the dots and text from the Quiet Meadow stamp set.

The final touch was a few Pearl Rhinestones.
All of the products I have used to make my card are listed below.

Now it time to head over and see what my lovely friend Christine Blain has to share with us. I'm sure her amazing project will amaze you.

If you have any problems along the way please return to Catherine Proctor's blog as she has a complete list of tonight's participants.

Thanks for visiting,

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Monday 18 October 2021

Heart of Christmas week 16 Christmas Tags


Here is the week 16 of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop. This week I have some gift tags to share with you. 

There is less than 10 weeks until Christmas so it's time to get started on Christmas gift buying, so of course you will need tags to go on your gifts, ta da!

I have used four different punches to make my tags so they were super fast to put together.

I am featuring the Tidings of Christmas 6"x6" DSP and coordinating that with Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent card stock. For all of the tags I started with a strip of card stock 5cm wide and 10.5cm long.
I punched one end with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.

I made the tags in pairs which is another way I could make them a little more efficiently. I know we've been stuck at home for months with plenty of time, but I'd much rather have a bit of extra time for the gift buying than the tags.

The first of tags features the Deer Punch. It is very difficult to see in the photo but the deer was punched from one of the Sahara Sand sheets with a delicate white design. I punched one deer from the front of the sheet and one from the back so that they are heading in opposite directions. A small piece of Evening Evergreen DSP was added to the end of the card.

The second pair of tags uses the Pine Tree Dies and a Die from the Layering Circle dies. 

 I punched the tree first and then cut the circle so I could make sure the tree was in the center. A piece of Cherry Cobbler DSP is behind each tree. 

My last pair of tags features the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack. Now, before you tell me these punches are discontinued, I know they are.....but, they are still available in the Clearance Rack and they are reduced! Great buy and they are sooo versatile. I punched the ornaments from Brushed Metallic Paper. The cute little bows are from the Cherry Cobbler and Gold Ribbon.

I did sneak a greeting from a discontinued set, I just didn't have one the right size to fit.

I added a length of Gold Twine to the top of each tag to attach them to my gifts.

On the back of each tag I added the To: From: stamp from the Snowman Season stamp set.

All of the products I have used to make my tags are listed below.

Now it's time to see what the lovely Theresa Gerrard has to share with us.

If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of this week’s Host of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, Tina Gillespie, and she will have the list of all who are participating.

Thanks for visiting,

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