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Wednesday 29 June 2022

Colour Creations Blog Hop week 9 - Blackberry Bliss


Week 9 of our Colour Creations Blog Hop means it's time to celebrate beautiful Blackberry Bliss.
For my card today I am using the Season of Chic Bundle.

I started by embossing a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. I applied Versamark, followed by Heat and Stick Powder and the Gilded Leafing in a random, patchy manner so that the background looks aged or vintage.

The flowers were stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Fresh Freesia card stock and the top layer were cut from Fresh Freesia card stock.

I die cut the mesh piece and a few leaves from the Distressed Gold Specialty Paper.

I cut some of the new gold and vanilla ribbon in half length ways and added some loops between the flowers. I also unraveled some to the Gold Twine and added it behind the flowers. In the center of the flowers I added some Rhinestone Jewels coloured with a Soft Suede Blends Marker.

Now it's time to see what the other Art With Heart Team members have to share with us. The next stop is blog of the lovely Sharon Davern. 

If you encounter any problems with the links in our blog hop head to Cathy Proctor's blog for a complete list of tonight's participants.

Thanks for visiting,

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Colour Creations Blog Hop week 8 - Bermuda Bay


Hello stampers, I'm back with week 8 of the Colour Creations Blog Hop with the Art With Heart Team. This week our projects highlight Bermuda Bay which is a beautiful blue/green colour that belongs to our Brights Colour Family.

The first card I have to show you uses the A Fish & A Wish bundle.

This bundle includes a punch with two different sized fish and a coordinating stamp set. I have stamped three fish in Stazon Jet Black ink on Silver Foil card stock so that my fish have a realistic shimmer to them.

The background of the card is Coastal Cabana and has been embossed with the Seashells 3D embossing folder.

I cut three squares from Bermuda Bay card stock and attached them to the background on the diagonal. Numerous leaf sprigs were cut using the Natural Prints Dies and Parakeet Party card stock. These sprigs were tucked around the Bermuda Bay squares as seaweed.

The fish were added and the final touch was a few Opal Rounds that I thought looked like bubbles under the water.

The second card I made was cased from a card I saw on Pinterest by LA Stamper.

I love this card as it was the perfect way to use up all of the half flowers around the edge of the DSP sheet.

I used a scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies as the base for the flowers. I stamped the greeting from the Happiness Abounds stamp set and then arranged the flowers around it.

A few teeny tiny Brushed Brass Butterflies were the final touch.

I can't wait to see what the other clever ladies in the team have to share with you. The next hop on our blog hop is my lovely friend Christine Blain. Click either on her name or on the graphic below to see here amazing project.

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

Happy stamping,

Wednesday 15 June 2022

Colour Creations Blog Hop Week 7 - Basic Gray

It's Wednesday again and time for another Colour Creations Blog Hop with the Art With Heart Team. Week 7 sees us feature one of our very versatile Neutral colours Basic Gray. I did think for a few minutes about trying to do a monochromatic card with Basic Gray, but it goes so nicely with so many of the other Stampin' Up! colours that I decided to use it as one of many colours instead.

As it is nearly time for the new July to Dec Mini Catalogue (that is not really mini) and the next Sale-a-bration I have lots of new stamp sets to inspire you.

When I saw these Hippos in the Sale-a-bration brochure I knew they would be a hit as they are sooooo cute. I have used the not so delicate, but really sweet ballerina Hippo on my Pull Tab Flip Card.

I mounted her in one of the frames from the Fabulous Frames Dies and then mounted this piece on to the pull tab mechanism. I am planning to write my own tutorial using the Fabulous Frame Dies, but in the meantime there are numerous tutorials on the internet.

I stamped another one of the hippos to go inside the pull tab. Both Hippos were stamped in Memento ink and coloured using the Blends Markers listed below.

 My second card is the first Christmas card I am sharing with you this season. Most of the products used to make this card are available in the July to Dec Mini Catalogue that begins on the first of July. The stamp set is called Trees For Sale, and as an extra bonus there is a coordinating Die Set as one of the rewards from the upcoming Sale-a-bration promotion.  

This time I have paired Basic Gray with a Polished Pink tree. The base layer of the tree is stamped in Polished Pink ink that has been stamped off once for a lighter shade. The second tree image is stamped in full strength Polished Pink ink.

The tree is framed by one of the dies in the Fabulous Frames Dies cut from Silver Foil. The background has been embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder.

The Basic Gray background has been embossed using the really cute Whimsical Wonderland 3D Embossing Folder which is in the July to Dec Mini Catalogue.

The scripty greeting is also included in the Trees For Sale stamp set.
I hope you like my Basic Gray creations, next week we will be featuring Bermuda Bay.

Now it's time to see what my fellow team members have created using Basic Gray. The next stamper along in the Blog Hop is the lovely and very clever Diane Furniss.

If you have any issues following our Blog Hop please head to Cathy Proctor's blog as she is the host of our hops and will have a complete list of tonight's participants.

Don't forget to check out the Last Chance Products list to pick up some bargain priced Stampin' Up! products.

Thanks for visiting,
Happy stamping,

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