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September 2020

AWH Colour Creations - Flirty Flamingo

Welcome back to Wednesday night's little treat! And what a treat it is! What DO you do with a bright strawberry gelati colour?

The Art With Heart Team creative ladies are going to show you tonight with our Colour Creation Showcase of Flirty Flamingo.

Bright pink makes me cringe. However, I happen to know that LOTS of people LIKE bright pink. So, I keep a favourite colour combination up my sleeve that never fails to work - and by keeping the brightest pink to the smallest percentage of colour on the project, you can get away with it!

Colour Creations Showcase

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This week I have used a brand new stamp set which just arrived in the mail on Monday. It is part of a stamp set / dies bundle in the Annual Catalogue, however, I opted to only purchase the stamp set because I couldn't really see myself using the dies - and that means I can get more stamp sets, right?

Prize Peony Stampin' Up cards (1)

The stamp set is Prized Peonies. I have stamped the main image with Basic Gray ink on Thick Whisper White card, then rather than cutting the whole peony image out, I have used my trimmer to cut a straight line about 1cm in from the left edge of the image - lifting the trimmer blade over the leaves, then continuing on the same line below the leaves.

Then on the bottom of the image I have done the same, lifting the trimmer blade over the stem, then continuing the cut after the stem. Then I used my Paper Snips to trim around the leaves and stem so they appear to stick out from the white layer of the card, even though it is only one piece.

Prize Peony Stampin' Up cards (2)

The image is coloured using the Flirty Flamingo and the Granny Apple Green Blends Duos.

The other large peony stamp in the set is stamped in Flirty Flamingo Ink onto Blushing Bride card stock for the base card. 

The gorgeous trellis effect die cut in Basic Gray is from the Fabulous Florals Dies. The final addition to the front of the card is a couple of Champagne Rhinestones touched up with the Dark Flirty Flamingo Blend.

And of course, you must stamp the inside!  I have left it without a greeting for now - I am saving space for a happy birthday stamp!

Prize Peony Stampin' Up cards (3)

I hope you will pop over to Cathy's blog to see the rest of the Flirty Flamingo creations and learn how our talented team have incorporated this bold colour into their crafting.

If you have time, please leave me a comment and I hope to see you back again next week for Garden Green!

See you then!

Kathryn Ruddick

 

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AWH Colour Creations - Early Espresso

Welcome to Week 15 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase. This week we have an important staple colour : Early Espresso - the new Black!

Click the image to see ALL the Early Espresso options in my online store . . .

For the previous 14 weeks of Colour Creations, I have been making really feminine cards. With a strong colour this week, I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and create a masculine card.

I have spent a great deal of time over the last week planning my World Card Making Day event using the Tag Buffet Project Kit and Stamp set.  The images in the stamp set are simple and bold, and so I was keen to see if I could pull off a masculine Christmas card using Early Espresso. You know every year when you have that one single, male family member that you want to send a Christmas Card too, but all your cards seem to "frilly and fussy"?

Tag Buffet Stampin' Up cards (1)

Who would have ever thought of a brown Christmas card?  But, I like it!

Not frilly, not fussy, perfectly suitable for an adult male - favourite uncle or older brother.

Tag Buffet Stampin' Up cards (2)

The lovely background layer is one of the Early Espresso pieces from the Regals Designer Series Paper Pack. The stocking is stamped on a separate piece of Very Vanilla card, lightly coloured in part with the Crumb Cake Blends Duos, and fussy cut as it is such a simple shape to cut out.

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

If you would like to see the rest of the Early Espresso creations by our talented artists, go to Cathy's blog here.

See you next week!

Kathryn

 

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World Card Making Day - Card Buffet

I have an exciting online class scheduled for World Card Making Day

Saturday, 3rd October 2020

Tag Buffet

World card making day

On World Cardmaking Day, we will join via Zoom and I will step your through the projects. Then we will work on them at our own pace for a little while, and I will share some videos and other instructions to keep you going. We will come together again on Zoom a bit later to see where everyone has gotten to, and to see how the next steps work. I will be contactable the whole time even though we definitely won't be on Zoom the whole time!

There are lots of ways for you to join in this fun, very productive class depending on your budget, and your stamping experience.

Option 1#  Buy the Tag Buffet Project Kit and make the 30 tags along with me. You can use any Christmas Greeting stamp set that you already have - or as an optional extra, order the Tag Buffet stamp set with the Project Kit.

Option 2# Buy the Tag Buffet Project Kit AND buy the Card Base Kit from me and work along with me making the 30 tags and then turning them into 30 cards. Use the Christmas Greeting stamps out of your stash.

Option 3# Buy the Tag Buffet Project Kit AND stamp set, AND buy the Card Base Kit extra from me and work along, making exactly what I am making.

Option 4#  Buy TWO Tag Buffet Project Kits AND the Card Base Kit and make 30 tags AS WELL AS 30 cards, working along with me.

Option 5# If you don't have many stamping supplies, here is ALL you need to make 30 Christmas cards, working along with me!

Options TAg Buffet

Tag BuffetCard Base Kit contains

Tag Buffet Fine Print

Wherever you are in Australia, you can order the Tag Buffet Project Kit, Tag Buffet Stamp Set, co-ordinating ink pads and other Stampin' Up! products by clicking on each thumbnail image below.

If you would like to be a part of this amazing fun event, RSVP on my event calendar here or contact me direct to order your Card Base Kit - I will need to cut and package your card, ribbon and embellishments and post them out to you - and we need to give Australia Post as much time as we can . . . . to make sure you have them in time for World Card Making Day on October 3rd.

Get in touch and let's get the ball rolling so we can enjoy together a wonderful productive World Card Making Day.

Kathryn

 

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STARTER KIT SUGGESTIONS

During September if you become a member of the beautiful Stampin' Up! community, there are extra stamp sets and card kits available in your Starter Kit. To see my suggested Christmas Starter Kit which includes all the Tag Buffet products, click here.


AWH Colour Creations - Daffodil Delight

This week's Art With Heart team Colour Creation Showcase is one of my favourite colours!

We are focusing on Daffodil Delight, which is simply just a pure bright yellow.  It is perfect for colour combinations incorporating other primary colours because on the colour wheel it is the perfect yellow. 

Colour Creations Showcase

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Daffodil Delight sings of sunshine to me, and since we have just slid sideways into spring and have been having some lovely sunshine (despite the pretty crook wind), I really wanted to make some sunshiney happy cards.

Under My Umbrella Stampin Up card (1)

I selected the Under My Umbrella stamp set and Umbrella Builder Punch, and had some very relaxing time colouring the images with some of our lovely bright Stampin' Blends - the alcohol markers blend so beautifully to give your coloured images a 3D look.

Under My Umbrella Stampin Up card (3)

For this first card I stamped the Buffalo Check background stamp with Daffodil Delight ink for one of the layers mounted on Daffodil Delight card stock.  The white layer is cut with the largest scallop rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set and randomly stamped with the rain drops stamp in Balmy Blue ink.

Under My Umbrella Stampin' Up cards (1)

The second card has squares cut from the Stitched Shapes Dies, and even though you can't see it in this photo, the white square is also embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. I meant to add some of the yellow adhesive sequins from the Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit but forgot at the last minute.

The raindrops are stamped directly onto the base card with Daffodil Delight ink.

Under My Umbrella Stampin' Up cards (2)

All of the layers are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals and I have used a couple of Mini Glue Dots just to secure some of the flower bunches a bit more.

Under My Umbrella Stampin' Up cards (3)

Hello Sunshine is inked with Poppy Parade ink. Don't you just love this cheerful, happy, fresh colour combination? It's really improved my mood today!

If you would like to see the rest of the sunshiney creations using Daffodil Delight please head over to Cathy's blog where you will find all the links.

For a list of products, and to see larger pictures and all the details, please click on the images below.

Thanks for checking in on my projects, I really love making these each week!

See you again soon with ink on your fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

 

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Stamparatus
$85.00
Paper Snips
$17.00