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Colour Creations - Highland Heather

Welcome to the weekly Colour Creations Blog Hop with the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.

HeaderThis week we have a beautiful light purple shade from our Subtles family - Highland Heather.

I needed a special milestone birthday card this week, so I decided to make my blog hop project with that card as an end goal, and I went online looking for some fancy fold card designs that might suit the supplies I had pulled out to use.

I found a pretty pink card by Heather Thomas - The Songbird Stamper UK, which not only had all the measurements spelled out with easy to follow instructions, but also a quick video showing how to assemble the card.

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So in no time I was cutting up card and paper! I found I had to create my own sheet of Designer Series Paper, as I didn't have many in my collection which featured Highland Heather.

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I started with Highland Heather ink on Basic White card, randomly stamping the paint spill stamp from Artistically Inked stamp set. When I had enough of that on the card, I then stamped the silver-plate jewellery background text stamp from the Ranunculus Romance stamp set.

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Next, I inked up the Stacked Stone stamp and leaving the stamp face up, I carefully pressed portions of the card onto the inked stamp - in order to just get patches of the inked image. Then lastly, I changed to Garden Green ink and stamped the spatters from Quiet Meadow stamp set.

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Once this piece was dry, I cut it into three and mounted it onto the base layers following Heather's measurements.

For the patterned paper layers on the three squares, I chose a sheet from the Tea Boutique 6"x 6" Designer Series Paper pack, with a small floral image.

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In addition to the original measurements, I also used the Tailor Made Tags Dies to create a label for the front, and a smaller one for the middle square inside the card. I used the Alphabest stamp set to stamp "30" and punched the numbers with the Best Label punch.

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The bunch of flowers stamped on the front label, and on the rear panel and all of the sentiment stamps come from the Amazing Year stamp set.

I put the extra panel on the back to have more space to write, considering it is a milestone birthday.

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The inside square is attached to a pop-up type support so it sits out from the back of the card, but still layers behind the card front. It's a very simple attachment.

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The bunch of flowers on the front was stamped with Garden Green ink so that the leaves and stems were already the correct colour to match the colours in the Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper I used in the layers on the squares. I coloured the flowers using the Highland Heather Stampin' Blends.

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Now it's time for me to go and check what my talented stamping friends have also been creating with Highland Heather. The next blog belongs to the lovely Theresa Gerrard. Click on the next box below to continue on the blog hop.

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If you find a broken link in the blog hop, our lovely host Cathy Proctor has all the participants and links on her blog here.

See you again soon with inky fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC)

 

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Colour Creations - Gorgeous Grape

Welcome to another Colour Creations Blog Hop with the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team.

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This week we feature a strong warm purple which reminds me of Salvias, Pansies and Lavender.

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While Gorgeous Grape works really well in a monotone project with lots of other purples, it also looks wonderful with bright, sunshine colours, and so that is what I have chosen this week.

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When planning what I would make for the Colour Creations blog hop this week, I looked through my collection of stamp sets to see what I have that lends itself to the week's colour. I also like to see if there is a stamp set that I haven't used yet, which needs to see ink.

That lead to a fairly easy decision to use the Speedy Recovery Stamp set which I got in the recent 24 hour stamp sale.

Speedy Recovery Stampin' Up

Speedy Recovery is a simple, sweet stamp set with a mixture of images and nice "Get Well Soon" type sentiments in a really lovely font. The main images are really easy to fussy-cut with Stampin' Snips, so the set does not have a coordinating punch or die-set.

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Today I went for the easiest background ever! I went through my files of cardstock scraps and pulled out the thin strips of leftover card, and basically glued them to a white Stitched Rectangle die-cut and then trimmed them to the desired length - which was pretty much random.

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The background image was stamped directly on the layers of card using a dark green ink, then I added a tiny touch of white to the tag and flowers using the White Chalk Marker.

The main image was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink on Basic White card, fussy-cut with Paper Snips, then mounted with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up off the card. The whole card front was then adhered to a Gorgeous Grape card base.

Speedy Recovery Stampin' Up cardsFollowing the very good and inspiring example of a couple of my stamping friends, I added a strip of the colour and a stamped image on the insides of the cards too.

It is now time to see what the other lovely Art With Heart stamping team members have done with Gorgeous Grape. If you click on the next box below, it will take you to Diane Furniss' blog, and so on . . . .

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Should you find a broken link in the blog hop, each week all the participants and their links are listed on lovely Cathy Proctor's blog here.

See you again soon with very inky fingers!!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC)

 

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Colour Creations - Fresh Freesia

Welcome to another Art With Heart Team, Colour Creations Blog Hop.

HeaderAs I was collecting items from my stash to make my project this week, I knew I would be watching the Queen's funeral as I created. And it was kind of fitting that this week's colour is a beautiful pastel shade which she most definitely wore in her usual style.

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This week, I am celebrating a wonderful life, well lived . . . .  and the gorgeous colour, Fresh Freesia.

I thought about my memories of Her Majesty, and what would be a fitting style of card project that I would enjoy making, thinking of her and creating while watching the amazing funeral coverage on BBC.

I settled on the Tea Boutique Suite of products, because in my family, we always talked about popping in to have a cup of tea with "Aunty Betty".

Tea Boutique Fresh Freesia

When it came time to choose a green for the foliage, I could only select Parakeet Party - again in honor of Her Majesty and her wonderful colour choices. She wore this stunning ensemble for Harry & Meghan's wedding, and it came with her usual thoughtfulness towards the meaning and messages given by colour choices.

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My first card is a very simple card - a layer of the lovely Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper for the background, overlaid on the left with the sparkly Metallic Mesh Ribbon. Then a panel cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies, stamped with the foliage and small flowers. A separate tea cup stamped and die-cut and popped up on Dimensionals over the base of the foliage.

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My second card is a simple Z-fold, with an extra panel on the front. I started with stamping and die-cutting a few teacups in different combinations of Fresh Freesia and Basic White using the Cup of Tea stamp set and Teacup dies. Then die-cut another Stitched Rectangle panel. I felt then it needed bigger foliage so I also stamped and die-cut the bigger leaves with Parakeet Party ink.

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I used the same piece of Designer Series Paper for the strip on the front panel. The smaller foliage was a sweet addition to the inside panel. I also decided to use a sponge dauber to add a little shadow and depth to the tea-cups. Isn't it funny how the ink comes up much darker?

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I haven't put any sentiments on either of these cards - they would both be suitable for a Happy Birthday, Sending Hugs, Thinking of You - any occasion really. But at the time I was making them, while watching the fantastical production of the incredibly emotional funeral, I didn't have the heart for Happy Birthday stamps. That can come later when I decide who I am sending them to.

Thanks for stopping by. Now it's time to go and see what the other Art With Heart team members have created with Fresh Freesia. You can go to my lovely friend Tina's blog by clicking on the box below.

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Thanks again for visiting, see you soon with ink on your fingers.

Long Live the King!

 

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC)

 

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Colour Creations - Flirty Flamingo

HeaderThis week the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team are celebrating a cheery pink.

I had a quick glance through my stamps, trying to see which ones jumped out at me to showcase Flirty Flamingo. What jumped out was some cards in the Santa Express Memories & More cards which feature some pinks in the designs.

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The Memories & More Cards have such a lovely range of greens, complimented by the cheerful pink.

The first card I made was a bit of a disaster. The background had some text on it which I covered with the Merry Christmas label. But to my eye, the position of the label is really unbalanced and leaves a lot of plain white card and uncertainty about what the image is supposed to be. Sad, but the label couldn't have gone anywhere else on the card. I think I might gently peal it off and stick a whole heap of die-cut foliage underneath in Flirty Flamingo and Mint Macaroon.

The second card was heaps better, just because the background card was SO gorgeous!

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This is probably one of the simplest cards I have ever made. I trimmed the Memories and More card down to fit nicely on a card front. On a scrap of Basic White card I stamped a Christmas sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink. The greeting was die-cut using a die from the Painted Labels dies, and then a piece of ribbon was looped underneath.

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One other little finishing touch, was running around the groove in the die-cut with the Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Write marker. I like that extra touch.

Don't you love the colours and tree pattern in the background?

That's all from me. I would love you to join me on the blog-hop and see what the other Art With Heart team members have created. Click on the box below to go to Cathy Proctor's blog - she always does such gorgeous projects!

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If you find a broken link on the blog-hop, you will also find a complete list of participants and links on Cathy's post.

Enjoy exploring the Flirty Flamingo creations! See you soon, with ink on your fingers.

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC)

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Colour Creations - Evening Evergreen

I really LOVE the 2021-2023 In Colours, and this week's Colour Creations features one of my favourites!

HeaderThis week the Art With Heart creative team are celebrating Evening Evergreen - a beautiful, useful, Christmassy, pine forest green!

I have been making a lot of Christmas cards lately with this beautiful colour, so for this week's blog hop, I wanted to steer away from Christmas and make something else. I found some gorgeous inspiration from UK demonstrator Mikaela Titheridge here.

So, let's just say, I got a little bit carried away!!

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Once I started stamping and die-cutting those divine floral images from the Artistically Inked stamp set and Artistic Dies, I didn't know where to stop, and when I put the exquisite brushed gold detailed die-cut against the Evening Evergreen, I just wanted to do more!! 

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I started with the easel card - blame my friend Sharon for that - I always want to do at least one fancy fold now, not just standard cards!

So the base of the easel card is Evening Evergreen.

Then I used the largest of the Seasonal Labels Dies to cut a card front. I managed to get such a large piece by doing a clever technique where you only roll half the die-cut through the die-cutting machine, then you flip the whole thing around, leaving a gap, and run the other half through, then you use your trimmer to join the die-cut lines so you get an elongated label.

Does that make sense? I have done this technique dozens of times. It's really useful for creating a bigger shape. I use it with the Rectangle Stitched Dies all the time.

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How beautiful is that shimmer of gold from the Brushed Metallic cardstock? It goes so well with the Gold Shimmer Ribbon. And inspired by my friend Cathy, I actually used two different ribbons on this card front.

I really love how the Evening Evergreen Windowpane Check ribbon coordinates AND contrasts with the card front. The colour match is perfect, and the formal gridlines are really soothing to the eye, to balance out the over-abundance of  detailed floral lines.

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How's that shimmer of gold in the luxe ribbon, and the detailed die-cut? And in contrast, how is that heavenly watercolour effect from the background stamp from the Artistically Inked stamp set?

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On the inside of the easel, I used the same Seasonal Labels die as the front panel, without extending it. I kept a really simple greeting stamp and panel, to leave room for writing my message. And I popped up a stamped rose to hold the easel in place.

I like the two different sprigs of leaves. It's very whacky to have watercolour-ish green leaves, and very formal gold die-cut leaves adorning the same flower, but with this stamp set, it just works so well!

And I love the gold against the Evening Evergreen.

I could have stopped right there - that was enough for the Blog Hop . . . . but I loved the colours and the images so much, that I just cut up and stamped more Evening Evergreen card-bases, and kept adding the Brushed Gold and Polished Pink floral images!

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This second card contains the same two ribbon pieces as the easel card, and a smaller Seasonal Labels die-cut with the greeting stamped in Polished Pink.

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Again, there is such a beautiful shimmer between the Gold Shimmer Ribbon and the Brushed Gold detailed die-cut.

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For the third card, I cut out the gold ribbon and added a big bunch of white bakers twine. I also added small floral images in Pale Papaya.

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For the fourth card, I switched out the two ribbons altogether, for Soft Succulent Satin ribbon - so luxurious!!

I used greeting stamps from Artistically Inked, Ranunculus Romance and Quiet Meadow stamp sets.


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I stamped the inside of all of the cards, with or without any sentiment stamps. The background image is stamped in Soft Succulent, and the greeting stamped in Evening Evergreen. I had actual people in mind for a couple of these cards, so I had to leave room for the handwritten messages.

That's really a lot from me - I better let you go and see what all of my other talented friends have created featuring Evening Evergreen ink, card and paper.

Join me on the blog hop by clicking on the box below to go to my dear friend Christine Blain's blog. Her cards are so elegant, and I know this is one of her favourite colours too, so I can't wait to see what she has created!

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If you are journeying through the blog hop and you find a broken link, you can always come back here and follow THIS LINK to Cathy's blog - our lovely blog host. Cathy has a list of all participants and links on her post.

Thanks for joining us! See you again next week for more colour inspiration - but don't forget to check back with us in the morning to see the 2nd week of September Weekly Deals!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC)

 

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Colour Creations - Early Espresso

Welcome to another week of Stampin' Up! Colour Creations with the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team.

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This week we feature Early Espresso, a rich dark brown from our Neutrals colour family.

When I looked at my stamp collection with Early Espresso in mind, the first thing I saw was what I call the "coffee and chocolate" - Nothing's Better Than stamp set. And yes, I like my coffee rich and dark.

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For my first card, I cut the A4 card in half longways, so I had a 10.5cm x 29.85cm piece. I scored this in half, then cut the front panel in half vertically. The off-cut piece was turned 90 degrees and used as the horizontal panel on the front of the card. I layered up the two front layers with a patterned piece from the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper.

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I used the two step stamp set to stamp bright coloured coffee cups onto Basic White card and die-cut them with the Love You More Than dies. I die-cut the word COFFEE from the same die set, in Early Espresso card. 

The text and steam from the hot cups was stamped directly onto the patterned paper in Early Espresso Ink.

For my second card, I wanted to try the Faux Step Card which I have seen several people use over the last few weeks. And I switched from coffee to chocolate - espresso flavoured chocolate, I'm thinking!

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As I was preparing the photos, this card suddenly reminded me of the shelves of chocolates in a chocolate boutique like Haigh's or Koko Black. Nom nom nom!

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The faux step card is a "cheat's version" of the centre step card. This card is easier to make, as you add an extra strip of card, rather than trying to cut out layers and folds from one single piece.

I deliberately didn't add anything shiny or any ribbon to these cards, to keep them more masculine. With Father's Day this weekend, I thought I might be called on for a spare card.

I can't wait to see what the other Art With Heart ladies have created using Early Espresso. If you would like to see the other creations, please click on the box below to go to my lovely friend Christine's blog.

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Sale-a-bration finishes today, so if you haven't placed your Sale-a-bration order yet, you have just an hour or two left to claim your free SAB gifts with purchase.

I will see you tomorrow to share the September Weekly Deals!

Keep inky!!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC)

 

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Colour Creations - Crushed Curry

As the Daffodils are coming into season, and the occasional winters day puts on brilliant sunshine, who wouldn't want to use happy Crushed Curry to brighten up your day?

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This week, my fellow Art With Heart Stampin' Up! demonstrators are showcasing this super sunny colour, so join us on the blog hop to see how everyone has used it.

I decided I wanted to include fluttering butterflies in my Crushed Curry creation this week, so I got our Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and the coordinating butterfly Wings Dies.

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I stamped one set of butterflies onto the Crushed Curry sheet from Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper. Then I used my Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker to add a little extra depth to the colour.

I stamped more butterflies using Stazon Jet Black ink on white card and created some depth by cutting a rectangle from the middle and layering it onto Crushed Curry card.

The largest butterfly was attached to this with Mini Glue Dots and fluttering wings folded upwards.

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I used the So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker to add a tiny bit of colour to the other butterflies on the top layer, just to differentiate them from the bottom layer.

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As you can see from my first photo - I have leftover pieces to make more cards with - that makes me happy!  And what's more, straight outside my window, I can see Daffodil heads starting to form on the bulbs which have popped up. I can't wait to see what lovely colour and form they are!

Time to go check out what my stamping friends from the Art With Heart Team have also created featuring Crushed Curry.  The next blog on the hop belongs to the lovely and very talented Andrea Sargent. Click the box to go to her post. 

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If you are hopping along and find a broken link, all the participants are listed on Cathy's blog here.

Scroll down to see all of the products I have used, and have a great rest of the week!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC)

 

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Colour Creations - Crumb Cake

Probably my most used colour, is this week's  feature in the Art With Heart - Colour Creations Blog Hop.

HeaderCrumb Cake is such a useful colour! I use it a great deal with traditional Christmas colours, it makes an awesome neutral colour for a baby card if you want to make a non-gender specific baby card in advance, its great for masculine cards, and it's just an all-rounder when needing a neutral colour on any project.

I started this week by taking two card front size pieces of Crumb Cake cardstock and embossing them with the Seashells 3D embossing folder.

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Then I gently rubbed Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride ink pads onto the raised side of one of the pieces, then spritzed it with water (thoroughly) to allow the colours to soften and bleed into each other.

Once that piece had dried, I die-cut it with the Seaside Seashells die, making sure to line the image up carefully, then ran it back through with the embossing folder again, to really make that piece nice and textured.

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So I ended up with one original piece, and one slightly tinted die-cut piece.

I used a Crumb Cake base card and layered both pieces onto that, lining them up carefully and using lots of Dimensionals to make all the bits stick up, then added a simple label, with a scrap of the lovely silver mesh ribbon under it.

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The oval label die-cut shape is from the Beautiful Shapes Dies pack - I love how it has that quirky sketched line inside the edge of the die-cut. I stamped the greeting in Soft Suede ink and gently sponged it with a combo of Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride inks.

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Despite all the layers and details, this was an amazingly fast card to make - because of the awesome Stampin' Up! coordinating tools.  And I just love that with ONLY Crumb Cake card stock and a couple of ink pads, I have a beautiful card.

I am off to check out what the other talented Art With Heart demonstrators have created using Crumb Cake. If you would like to join me on the journey, click on the box below to go to lovely Theresa Gerrard's blog.

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If you find a broken link on the blog hop, a full list of links is available on Cathy's blog - click here to go there and find your way around the whole blog hop.

Thanks for visiting and see you again next week!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC)


 

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Colour Creations - Coastal Cabana

Hey there Stamping friends!

Welcome to another Art With Heart - Colour Creations Blog hop!

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This week we are exploring Coastal Cabana. I know many will be aghast when I say this is definitely not one of my favourite colours . . . 

It looks such a pretty shade in the computer generated image, but I have to say, I think it is a very murky, too green colour that reminds me of a swimming pool with far too much chlorine in it LOL!

However!! I seriously LOVE the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper, and I was very happy to pull out a piece and make this over the top flurry of florals!

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I used a Coastal Cabana card base, and cut the Designer Series Paper into three triangle pieces and layered it straight onto the base. Then I used Blending Brushes to rub some Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow inks onto some Shimmery White card stock, which I then die-cut with the Summer Shadows Dies.

The greeting from Shaded Summer Stamp set is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on a scrap of the brushed Shimmer Paper and die-cut with a label from Seasonal Labels Dies.

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I used a sponge dauber to apply a small amount of Early Espresso ink to the centres of the flowers - well, okay, my Early Espresso ink pad is super wet . . . .I would have applied a SMALL amount . . .  ha ha ha!

For someone who is not that fond of Coastal Cabana ink, I am actually quite pleased with how pretty this card turned out!

I can't wait to see what the other Art With Heart team members have done! If you'd like to see too, please click on the box below to go to Rachel's blog.

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If you find a broken link in the blog hop, Cathy has the links for all participants in her post here.
 

See you again soon with more card inspiration!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Victorian High Country)

 

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Colour Creations - Cherry Cobbler

Such a beautiful, much loved colour this week in the Art With Heart - Colour Creations Blog Hop!

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Cherry Cobbler truly is one of my most used colours. Namely because it's a go to Christmas colour - and we sure do make a lot of Christmas projects each year! I had to really scratch my head to think about what other current Stampin' Up! products I have that I could use to really show off the beauty of this colour. It didn't take me long to remember the gorgeous Ranunculus stamp set - that flower is perfect!

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There are just a couple of small differences with the two cards I made. On the first one, I stamped the ranunculus with Early Espresso ink, coloured with Blends, then die-cut the beautiful image from Ranunculus Romance stamp set.

I also included a scrap of Sun Prints Designer Series paper as a layer under the label. The background stamping is Gray Granite to go with the Designer Series Paper.

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On the second card, I stamped and coloured the image, in the same way, but then rather than die-cutting it, I tore the Very Vanilla card on a slight angle across the bottom and mounted it onto an extra piece of Cherry Cobbler card. The background stamping is Crumb Cake and I added a few pieces of foliage, die-cut in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, which I had sitting on my desk, left over from making Blushing Bride Tea Cup cards a few weeks ago.

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These cards are quite formal, but not at all difficult to make, as long as you have a set of foliage dies, and enjoy a bit of colouring in. I have listed all of the products used at the very bottom of this message if you would like to scroll down.

The next person in our Cherry Cobbler blog hop is  Rachel Woollard. Click on the box below to go to her blog and I hope you enjoy seeing what all the team have done with Cherry Cobbler.

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If you find a broken link in the blog hop, you can go to Cathy's blog, where she is wonderful enough to list all the participants and their links.

That's it from me, see you again soon with ever so slightly inky fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Victorian High Country)

 

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COLOUR CREATIONS BLOG HOP 2022-2023 WEEK 1

Hello there!

Welcome to a brand new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and a new batch of very beautiful In Colours.

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Each year when the new Annual catalogue comes out, 5 colours retire and we get 5 new colours. These are referred to as In Colors and they give our colour palette a lovely refresh, complimenting our regular colour families and adding a beautiful fresh twist.

For Week 1 of the 2022-2023 Colour Creation Showcase, I welcome in the lovely new colour Orchid Oasis, and I celebrate this wonderful colour with some of my stamping buddies from Claire Daly's, Art With Heart Team - a very creative team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators here in Australia.

I have chosen to team Orchid Oasis card stock and ink with some of our Designer Series Paper to highlight how the colours coordinate across our colour range.

Orchid Oasis Stampin Up card (1)The base card is Orchid Oasis, with a Basic White layer. Then the heavenly patterned paper is from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper Pack. I've used the Drapery Fold technique for the paper to add some depth and intrigue while showcasing both sides of the beautiful pattern.

Orchid Oasis Stampin Up card (4)Orchid Oasis is not listed as a colour in the paper pack, but it sits nearly perfectly midway between the blues and purples in the paper design.

To tie it in even more, I used a Blender Pen and Orchid Oasis Ink pad to add a little more colour to some of the hand cut flowers from the paper, for the inside of the card.

Orchid Oasis Stampin Up card (2)These are really beautiful papers and gorgeous colours. I'm so excited that the papers are here for the next 12 months of the new catalogue, and the In Colours are here for two years! I can see myself using them a lot!

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If you would like to see the products I used, scroll down further, but in the meantime, if you are starting at my blog, I invite you to visit the other AWH blogs to see how my talented friends have enjoyed using Orchid Oasis in their creations this week. Click on this box to go to gorgeous Cathy's blog to see the rest of the creations.

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Thanks for visiting!!

Kathryn Ruddick

 

 

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Blender Pens
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