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Colour Creations Showcase - Just Jade

Welcome to the 22nd Colour Creations Showcase for 2020! This week's colour is beautiful Just Jade from the 2020-2022 In Colors. I hope you'll join me in visiting each of the blogs of the talented Art With Heart Stampin' Team creators to see what they have done with this beautiful shade of green.

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I have just five days left to complete all my uni work and submit it for assessment - so even though I had big plans to make gorgeous creations with Just Jade, I had to settle for quick and simple, even though I love the colour AND there are SO many products available featuring Just Jade.


So, for my quick and simple card, I selected the Just Jade card and envelope from the Flowers For Every Season Memories and More Cards & Envelopes. Then rather than adding layers of card, I stamped straight onto the card, masking the edges of the rectangle and stamping inside it.

I have used my favourite new stamp from the Dandy Garden Variety Bundle which will be available next January to June.

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Then it was just a matter of adding a bit of embellishment.

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The dragonfly and greeting are from the same stamp set, stamped in Just Jade on Shimmery White card stock.

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The ribbon is from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and the label die is from Ornate Frames Dies.

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The Dandy Garden Variety Bundle includes the Dragonfly Punch. I stamped it with Just Jade, then used the black Stampin' Write marker to just darken the body a little.

This was a super quick card and it looks delightful in real life - I might have to make some more of those!

I hope you will click on this link to go to Cathy's blog and see what everyone else has created using the beautiful Just Jade!

See you soon!

Kathryn Ruddick





Colour Creations Showcase - Highland Heather

This week the Art With Heart ladies are showing off lovely Highland Heather in our Colour Creations Showcase.

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Highland Heather is such a pretty pastel purple. It's lovely for all those lavender flowery type cards, as well as being a gorgeous shade for baby cards.

It even features in two different packs of our Christmas paper this year, in the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper AND the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper.

I have taken a small piece from each pack and teamed them with some brand new products for a very different look.

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Yes! This is a bit of a sneaky peek at the Dandy Garden Variety Bundle which will be available in next January-June Mini Catalogue - it includes the gorgeous Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set, a Dragonfly Builder punch and amazing Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper.

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My card base is our standard A5 card, but instead of scoring it in half for an A6 card, I scored it on the 14.85cm line for a square card which will fit in a 6"x 6" (or 15cm) envelope.

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Instead of adhering the second half of the front panel to the inside of the card, I decided to let it fold all the way out so there would be more white space for writing inside the card, instead of on the back of the main card base.

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There's a really beautiful bunch of wildflowers stamp in the Dragonfly Garden stamp which I have stamped in Highland Heather ink on the Snowflake Splendor DSP on the front panel.

The dragonflies were stamped with Black Memento Ink and coloured with Light Purple Posy and Highland Heather Blends Duos. And can you see the Wink of Stella glimmering at you?

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And on the inside panel I stamped the small multiple dragonfly stamp in Highland Heather ink onto the Feels Like Frost DSP.

These colours are all so pretty together, don't you think!

I would love you to leave me a comment to tell me what you think, then, if you'd like to see what the rest of the creative Art With Heart team ladies have done, please hop over to Cathy's blog where she has all of the links.


Hope to see you again next week for the Colour Creations Showcase!

Kathryn Ruddick



Colour Creations Showcase - Gray Granite

Hello!! Welcome to Gray Granite week!

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Can you believe we are up to week 20 in the Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase?  That is a record for me to have blogged 20 weeks in a row, and sometimes twice a week.  I will have to remember to be thankful for Covid19 restrictions for helping me to develop this habit!

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Gray Granite is a beautiful warm, earthy grey - kind of the grey of the rocky outcrops in the nearby Strathbogie ranges - which of course is known for its granitic outcrops . . . It's the kind of grey that a beautiful old stone house would be built with, or the grey of a dear old elephant mama's hide, or the grey of a snuggly plush bunny for a new born baby's cot.

It's also an ethereal elegant colour, understated and perfect for setting off Whisper White and Gold Foil, and this week's project does just that.

Boho Indigo in Gray Granite - Stampin Up (1)

Don't you love the way the Gold Foil reflects across the table - it's so shiny!!

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I have used Gray Granite card for the base, second layer and some of the leaves cut using the Boho Indigo Dies. The first layer, more leaves and the label are in Whisper White card with Gray Granite ink for the greeting. The gold foil panel and loose leaves are all from the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty paper on page 152 of the Annual Catalogue.

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The lovely birthday greeting is from the Boho Indigo stamp set in the Boho Indigo product medley - one of my most used groups of products since this current annual catalogue came out in June. And the other embellishment on this card is the Gold Hoop which comes in a pack of 10 on page 156 of the annual catalogue. After taking this photo, I changed my mind and pulled some of the foliage bits through the hoop so they overlapped it.

I can't wait for someone to have a special birthday in the next couple of weeks so I can send this to them!

I would love you to visit the other creative Art With Heart team creators and see their gorgeous creations using Gray Granite. To do so, please go to Cathy's blog here where she has all the links!

See you again soon with ink on your fingers!!

Kathryn Ruddick

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Colour Creations Showcase - Granny Apple Green

Hey there!

Who wants to see this week's amazing fresh colour creations with beautiful Granny Apple Green?

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That's right! The Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team are back this week with our 19th Colour Creations Showcase and it is the beautiful Granny Apple Green, a lovely bright, fresh green just like a summer Granny Smith Apple.

I have done a real mix and match of many of my Stampin' Up! products to create today's projects. And I really love how they came up, looking so fresh.

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I selected the stamp set and dies from the Boho Indigo Product Medley on page 9 of the Annual Catalogue and stamped with Granny Apple Green ink, and die cut Granny Apple Green and Garden Green leaves for accents.

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I chose a sheet of mostly Granny Apple Green printed paper from the Whale of a Time 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack. That is the more gorgeous paper pack ever!

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The greeting stamp is from Seaside Notions stamp set, stamped in Granny Apple Green ink on Whisper White cards and die cut with a label die from the lovely Beautiful Boughs Dies.

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For my second card, I used the leftover strip of paper from the 6" x 6" DSP together with a piece of Granny Apple Green card , dry embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder, and a piece of Whisper White, dry embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder.

The other pieces on the card are the same as the first card.

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Cards are layered on Whisper White, with a Granny Apple Green base card and a Whisper White insert.

To see the rest of the gorgeous Granny Apple Green creations by my talented stamping friends, please hop over to Cathy's blog where you will find all the links to the other blogs.  Thanks again Cathy for all the work you do in hosting this Colour Showcase so we can inspire each other and be inspired by the beautiful Stampin' Up! colours!

Please leave me a comment if you would like to, and I look forward to seeing you again next week!


Kathryn Ruddick

(Croydon North VIC).


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