Today the Art with Heart Colour Creations girls are are playing with Flirty Flamingo, which is one of our mid pinks in the brights colour group.
I have a water-coloured card today, using the Forever Blossoms stamp set from the 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. This is such a pretty blossom image don't you think? I have coloured the blossoms in Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo, which I think is more the colours of nectarine or plum blossom.
Using die cut shapes can really elevate your card design. I have used Ornate Layers Dies to cut out the water-coloured image, and the gorgeous Encircled in Beauty dies for the Flirty Flamingo piece underneath. You can view all the products I have used in today's card using the links at the end of the post. My base card is Gray Granite and I have stamped the same image on the top left and bottom right, in Gray Granite ink.
The sentiment I have used is from Best Year stamp set, which is also in the current Annual Catalogue. I stamped it onto a scrap of Fluid 100 Watercolour paper using Crumb Cake ink, trimmed it and used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch on the end. I also lightly sponged the edges of the sentiment label with Crumb Cake ink using a sponge dauber. Champagne Rhinestones finish off my card.
Here's another look at my colour combination for today.
Now it's time to see what the rest of the team have created using Flirty Flamingo. Next up we have the lovely Theresa Gerrard. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop.
Hello friends. I'm excited I found time to create on the weekend, so I could participate in this weeks Art with Heart Team blog hops. For Heart of Christmas this week, I am combining my favourite Evergreen Elegance stamp set, with Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper.
If you would like to recreate this card at home, here are the measurements:
Base Card: C6 size top folding Evening Evergreen card (1/2 A4 sheet cut vertically and folded in half).
Base layer DSP: 7.5cm x 13cm piece of Painted Christmas DSP
Stamped DSP piece: 9cm x 11cm piece of Painted Christmas DSP which has a 2mm mat of Evening Evergreen cardstock around it.
All of the trees are stamped in Evening Evergreen, with some stamped off one or two times.
My sentiment is from Peaceful Deer, as I wanted a smaller sentiment, and I just love this one. It is stamped in Crumb Cake onto Shimmery White cardstock and cut out with the Double Oval Punch.
Here's a quick look at these products I have used today (shop them all using the links at the bottom of the post).
Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set
Painted Christmas DSP
Painted Deer Stamp Set
Now it's time to see what the other Art with Heart team girls have been making for Heart of Christmas this week. Next up we have our lovely Theresa Gerrard. Let's see what Theresa has made.
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, Sharon Davern, and she will have the list of all those participating.
Thanks for visiting our Heart of Christmas blog hop this week. Have a great day!
Hi friends. I'm back with some more Christmas creations for you today, for week 7 of Heart of Christmas. I hope we are inspiring you with ideas for your 2021 Christmas cards. Today I am featuring one of our Saleabration items which you can earn for FREE with a $90 order up until September 30th. It's called Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, and we all need a bit of dazzle in our lives right now don't we?
You get eight 6x6" sheets in the pack and it can be die cut, punched and coloured as well.
Here is my first card this week, a sparkly Christmas tree.
For my first card I have used the Christmas Tree Dies (in the Whimsy and Wonder Suite, page 25 of the Stampin Up Australia July to December Mini Catalogue) to cut a base tree in Evening Evergreen and then the garland from the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper. This paper cuts fine in the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, but I recommend a firm sandwich and a couple of runs through the machine. The little star was cut from a retired punch in my stash. I have used Holiday Rhinestone Jewels to decorate the garland, and my DSP is Tidings of Christmas from the Annual Catalogue. The scalloped piece is cut from the Scalloped Contours Dies (in the Annual catalogue). My sentiment is from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set in the July to December Mini Catalogue.
For my second card, I used the Sparkle of the Season bundle.
My base card is Soft Succulent and I have used the Tidings of Christmas DSP for my two DSP layers. I cut the wreath from the Seasonal Swirls Dies and then coloured it with my light Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends to tone it in with the DSP. I have added some Holiday Rhinestones to the wreath, and my sentiment is from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set.
Now lets see what other members of the Art with Heart Team have been creating for Heart of Christmas. Next up we have the lovely Catherine Proctor.
If you get lost anywhere along the way, just head back to Sharon's blog as she has a list of participants there.
New Team Members Needed
We are looking for new crafty team members to join the Art with Heart Team from right around Australia. Perhaps you just want to join for yourself to have fun with our lovely team community, be a Stampin' Up! insider and get the great discount. Or perhaps you would like to have your own family friendly home based business to run some craft classes or sell using your company maintained online store. Either way there is an AWESOME joining deal on at the moment where you can choose a free extra bundle. This means you pay just $169, to get up to $339 worth of product PLUS you get free postage on this. This deal is only on until September 30th so contact me today. I have team members right around Australia who would be happy to mentor you more locally as well, if that's what you prefer.
Thanks for following our blog hop today. I hope you have a great week and stay positive and well.
Hello friends. It's time to play with colour again. This week I am participating in the Art with Heart Team (my amazing Stampin' Up! team of awesomely creative ladies) Colour Creations blog hop. Each week we have a new colour, and this week it is a neutral, Basic Gray. I have chosen to work with the In Symmetry stamp set and coordinating Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper. Both of these were new in the 2021 - 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.
Here's the first of the two cards I made. The strip of paper I used on the cutaway edge on the inside was my favourite piece from the Sweet Swmmetry DSP, so I used that as my colour inspiration for stamping and the frame. My flower is stamped in Flirty Flamingo and I have used Just Jade for the stem and leaves. The scalloped frame is from the Scalloped Contours Dies (the coordinating dies to the Colour and Contour stamp set). This is die cut in Bumblebee. This stamp set lends itself to very graphis design, so this dotty embossing folder was perfect to give some texture to the Basic Gray front of the card. It's one of the two folders in the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder.
To add some dimension and extra interest to my flower, I stamped an additional layer and fussy cut so I could pop that up with Dimensionals. To finish my card I just needed some Rhinestone Jewels and a Basic Gray sentiment. I really love this 'hey friend' sentiment which is part of the In Symmetry stamp set.
My second card uses the same sheet of DSP, but I have stamped the larger flower (Flirty Flamingo) and leaves (Just Jade), and made the frame Basic Gray.
This time I stamped my greeting in Night of Navy, to pick up that colour in the Sweet Symmetry DSP. Here's a closer look at the colours used today.
Here's a closer look at the In Symmetry stamp set and Sweet Symmetry Designer Series paper. Both of these items (and lots more!) are available to purchase in my online Stampin' Up! store. Use the image links at the end of the post to go to the products in my store. The products are also available in a bundle and a suite, and I have included those links below as well.
Now it's time to hop onto the next AWHT blog. Next up we have Christine Blain who always makes such lovely cards.
If you get lost anywhere along the line, here is a list of everyone participating. Enjoy finding your way around the blog hop. We have some very talented team members!
Here's a quick run down of what's happening with Stampin' Up! specials and new releases in Australia in February.
First, here's the specials I have happening this month:
1. Get a free 6 card kit when you purchase the Art Gallery bundle and Fine Art Floral DSP anytime during before February 28th.
The offer is available for Australia residents. When you purchase the Art Gallery Bundle and Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (both are part of the Fine Art Floral Suite) from me between January 5th and February 28th, I will send you a FREE cardmaking kit including instructions and the remaining cardstock, embellishments and ribbon for 6 cards you can make at home.
Here's a look at the two products you will need to purchase (postage on these two will be $5.95 direct from Stampin' Up! to you and you will also earn a free level 1 Saleabration choice.
This is an exclusive offer only available from me, not other demonstrators, and is open to Australian residents. The cards were all designed by me and I love them! There are 2 cards each of 3 designs including a fun fold and slimline card.
Check out this short video which shows you the products and cards.
2. Free Gift when you use the monthly Host Code
If you choose to place your orders in my online store, you can also qualify for a small gift by using the monthly host code if your order total is $50 or more. Your order will be delivered like normal (see below for how to order), and the month after your order (usually around mid month), you will receive a free gift in the mail from me as a thank you. My customers love getting their little surprises in the mail, and I love giving them.
The following specials are offered by Stampin' Up! in February.
3. Saleabration is on (only until February 28th) and you can earn FREE stamps and paper packs.
Earn free stamp sets and paper packs with orders, plus an exclusive stamp set for workshop hosts or large combined or individual orders. Get all the details / download the catalogue and see the items to earn for free HERE.
There's also a bonus for joining Stampin' Up! during Saleabration. Get the details HERE.
4. Hey Chick Promotion
If you love the Hey Chick stamp set in the January to June Mini Catalogue, you will love the Hey Chick promotion. Commencing February 2nd through to the end of June, there are coordinating dies available for this stamp set. We have also bought back the original Hey Chick stamp set (from Saleabration 2017) and there are dies available for that as well.
See all the Hey Chick products HERE in my online store.
5. Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack
You can find a bargain in the clearance rack 24/7 and all year! The clearance rack has new condition Stampin' Up! products that have retired from catalogues. This includs dies, papers, embellishments, kits, punches and more. There are deep discounts of up to 60%
Finally, our biggest value promotion of all is to join in the fun of becoming a demonstrator, even just for yourself. Whether you join for the great discount, the amazing community, the opportunity to learn and network with demonstrators globally, or to have a family friendly home based business; you will have a great time as part of my large team right around Australia. We are a very chatty, active, friendly and supportive group and we welcome anyone who loves Stampin' Up! My team has been built over the last 14 years and it's a huge part of my enjoyment of being a demonstrator.
Anytime is a great time to join, but until the end of February you will also get a joining bonus of 200 sheets of 6x6" DSP in 45 different Stampin' Up! colours.