Hello crafters. I'm back with some crafty inspiration for your weekend with a card featuring the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty suite from the Stampin' Up! July to December mini catalogue. I love the lush opulent look of this suite, especially the beautiful foiled Blackberry Beauty DSP.
In addition to the earthy Early Espresso and Cinnamon Cider, the paper has Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry and Polished Pink. Then there is beautiful gold foiling. It also has a coordinating Ephemera pack.
My base card is Early Espresso, and I have added a Crumb Cake panel which I have embossed with the AMAZING Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. If you love vintage you need this embossing folder. Before I embossed, I stamped one of the birds from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set, in Rich Razzleberry. I did another one on a scrap of Crumb Cake and fussy cut it then adhered over the top with Dimensionals.
I stamped the 'Here for You' sentiment onto one of the labels from the ephemera kit, and popped that up on Dimensionals over some coiled linen thread. The Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots really coordinate well with this suite, and were a great embellishment for this card.
Here's a look at the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set I used on today's card (it also comes in a bundle). You can find all of the Blackberry Beauty suite of products HERE in my online store.
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Hello friends. Today I have three Christmas cards made with a 6x6" piece of patterned paper and a super easy cutting template. I have used a new Christmas product Suite called Painted Christmas which will be available to purchase from August 3rd.
To make these cards, I started with three Evening Evergreen C6 card bases (piece of A4 cardstock cut in half vertically and folded).
Next step is to cut three pieces of Painted Christmas patterned paper (start with a 6x6" piece), using this cutting template.
I adhered the two left hand size pieces of paper to the bottom of 2 portrait orientation cards, and the right hand side piece to the bottom of one landscape orientation card. The size allows for a small mat around the bottom and sides.
Once the paper was adhered, I ran the whole card fronts through the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. I love the effect this gives.
The next step is to add a t5hin strip of the gorgeous Dazzling specialty paper across the join. This paper is one of the free items you can earn with a $90 order in Saleabration which is on August 3rd to September 30th. It is so gorgeous! You get 8 6x6" sheets in a pack.
For the sentiment, I have used Christmas to Remember stamp set and the Seasonal Labels Dies. The sentiment is stamped in Evening Evergreen. To finish the card off I have stamped a couple of the holly leaves from Christmas Season stamp set in Garden Green (on a couple of the cards I stamped off once before stamping the holly leaves and I think I like that better) and the berries in real red.
Now it's time to see what the rest of the Art with Heart team have made for Heart of Christmas this week week 4. Next up we have the very creative Christine Blain.
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Hello friends. The Stampin Up Art with Heart Team ladies are back with another week of the Colour Creations blog hop. This week we are playing with Bumblebee, which I think is my FAVE yellow in our range.
I have a card using the In Symmetry stamp set and Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper (on sale this month for 15% off). This paper is gorgeous, and has Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Just Jade and Night of Navy as the coordinating colours. I really like how these colours work together.
While the stamping is quite simple on this card, there are LOTS of layers underneath. I have used three different pieces of that lovely DSP, including a circle to add in some variety with the shapes. I have also used a piece of Bumblebee cardstock embossed with the Dots embossing foler (one of the two mini folders in the Checks & Dots embossing folder pack).
I would definitely recommend getting your hands on the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper while it is 15% off this month, There are nine beautiful paper packs on special this month and you can view them by clicking the "Shop Now" button in the right hand column >>>. Here's a quick look at all the papers on special this month.
Here's a closer look at the Sweet Symmetry DSP.
Now it's time to check out what others on the Art with Heart Team have created. Next up we have the lovely and creative Christine Blain. I can't wait to see what Christine has made.
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Today I have another card using the Quiet Meadow bundle from the Stampin' Up! Australia 2021 Annual Catalogue. I love this bundle, probably one of my favourites in the Annual Catalogue.
I started with a base of Soft Succulent cardstock and embossed it with the Pretty Flower embossing folder. The various wildflowers were die cut from Fluid 100 watercolour paper and then I used my Aquapainters to colour them. I used Soft Succulent ink on the stems and leaves, and Polished Pink for the flowers. I tied them together with some white bakers twine and then adhere to the card in a couple of places with glue dots. Finally I stamped my sentiment from Quiet Meadows stamp set in Soft Succulent onto Basic White cardstock and cut it out using one of the dies from the Ornate Labels Dies.
Here are some more projects using Quiet Meadow Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Designers.
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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.
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!
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