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Colour Creations Showcase - Pacific Point

Welcome to Week 32 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase! My name is Kathryn, and this week's beautiful colour is Pacific Point!

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I love using our Designer Series Papers to show off the featured colour - it's so easy then to colour coordinate with ink pads and cardstock. So I usually start this process by looking through our catalogues to see which paper the selected colour is in.

For Pacific Point, I was delighted to see Whale of a Time 6x6 Designer Series Paper appear in my search. I love this paper and have hardly used it "because it's too nice to cut" LOL

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As soon as I started laying the pages out on my work table, I knew I was going to make a Pacific Point diorama card - using Pacific Point as the base card and internal layers and showing off the gorgeous papers.

Whale of a Time Stampin' Up! Diorama Card Colour Creations ShowcaseNow, I don't own the stamp set or the Whale punch that form part of the Whale of a Time Suite, but I'm sure you'll agree, you can make a truly gorgeous project with just the patterned paper and a few other supplies.

Whale of a Time Stampin' Up! Diorama Card Colour Creations ShowcaseI made the diorama card square with a 6"x 6" front to show off the full pieces of Designer Series Paper, and I made it 6cms deep so when it is folded flat it fits nicely inside a C5 envelope.

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There is a lot of fussy cutting here with my trusty Paper Snips, but if you look carefully, you can see I also used a couple of die-cuts - the seaweed from Smooth Sailing Dies and the skeleton tree from In The Woods Dies which looks just like coral when cut out from Calypso Coral card stock.

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For the back of the diorama card, I trimmed one full piece of the 6"x 6" paper down to 5 & 7/8" square, so it would fit on the back with a small border of the Pacific Point and this became my writing panel.

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Don't you just love these gorgeous papers and the beautiful ocean designs?

Please leave me a comment and then I hope you will click through to Cathy's blog where she has all the links for the other Pacific Point creations by the talented Art With Heart stampers.

See you soon with ink on your fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

 

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Colour Creations Showcase - Mint Macaron

Hey there! It's Kathryn here, welcoming you back to another Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase!

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I'm kind of disappointed that this week is Mint Macaron, as my gorgeous niece's long awaited wedding is next week and one of her wedding colours is Mint Macaron . . .  so I have been making stuff that I CAN'T SHOW YOU!! Aaaghhhh!!

However, I decided that since none of my family ever looks at my blog, I could pop in a little sneak-peek . . . LOL

Forever Blossoms Mint Macaron Double Zig Zag Card Stampin' Up! using Ornate Labels, and Ornate Borders Dies

Whatever you do, don't tell!

I have been putting together this double Zig Zag fold card using Mint Macaron prints from a couple of different packs of Designer Series Paper, and Soft Sea Foam Card stock.

I've used the Mint Macaron & Gold Foil embossed paper from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper and two other Mint Macaron Copper & Gold Foil embossed sheets from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Paper (in the Aug-Dec Mini catalogue).

Forever Blossoms Mint Macaron Double Zig Zag Card Stampin' Up! using Ornate Borders, Ornate Labels, Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper

I've also used some of my favourite ever fluffy vellum - the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper - such a nice luxurious addition to any project.

Forever Blossoms Mint Macaron Double Zig Zag Card Stampin' Up! using Ornate Borders, Ornate Labels, Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper

I've actually not finished the inside yet - it has a secret flap that lifts up so there are two places to write - and I think I need to stamp some more flowers and leaves for that. The stamped images are all from the Forever Blossoms stamp set.

Forever Blossoms Mint Macaron Double Zig Zag Card Stampin' Up! using Ornate Borders, Ornate Labels, Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper

Do you like how nice the Plush Poinsettia vellum looks layered over the top of Mint Macaron cardstock?

If you would like to see what the rest of the creative Art With Heart Ladies have made with Mint Macaron, please hop over to Cathy's blog HERE  where she has all the links.

See you soon!

Kathryn Ruddick

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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.

Boho Indigo in Gray Granite - Stampin Up (2)

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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Art With Heart Colour Creations - Cherry Cobbler

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Week 9 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase is a favourite colour for lots of people!

I grew up thinking of Christmas Red as the same fire engine red of Santa's suit. In Stampin' Up! terms this would be Real Red and it was certainly the first red ink pad I purchased from Stampin' Up! But then a few years later, along came Cherry Cobbler - now this is a red that makes any shade of green into a traditional Christmas palette.

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Just about every year for the last 13 years since I joined Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator, I have been running a Christmas in July event. That couldn't happen this year with our Stage 3 Lockdown here in Melbourne, but I can't let July go by without doing something Christmassy, and especially since it's Cherry Cobbler week!

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Are you excited about the new Aug-Dec Catalogue coming out late next week?  I am!! These two cards feature 4 new products that will be in the catalogue - Christmas ones of course!

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The cards feature the Dove of Hope Bundle and include 2 other products from the Wonder of the Season Suite : 'Tis the Season Designer Series paper which if full of traditional Christmas colours and designs, and Wonder of the Season Cards and Envelopes which have beautiful red foil accents.

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For the first card, I cut a window in the card front using a scallop rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

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I used a Cherry Cobbler card base with the DSP adhered to it then adhered the "frame" using the Foam Adhesive Strips to pop it up a bit higher. The dove was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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For the second card I used up the stitched rectangle which I had cut out of the front of the first card, and the leftover strip of DSP as the basis of a new design.  I embossed some Whisper White with the utterly gorgeous Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder - thank you to all my enabler demonstrator friends who "MADE" me buy it!

And I arranged the dove's wings slightly differently - Oh boy! I love how they work both ways!

Don't forget to decorate the inside of your cards!

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The Designer Series paper is in a pack of 48 - 24 different double sided designs with a good mix of traditional Christmas images but also patterns that could be used for masculine or other occasions cards!

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If you would like to see the rest of the Cherry Cobbler creations go to Cathy's blog here.

I hope you are enjoying our Colour Creations Showcases each week!  If you would like to see each week's colour creation post without missing any, please feel welcome to subscribe to my blog so you get the post via email each time. I normally post about once or twice per week - on a Wednesday night and perhaps over the weekend.  Click here to subscribe. 

I hope to see you soon with more inky fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Croydon North - Australia)

 

Four new products:

  • 153406  Dove of Hope Stamp Set ($38.00)
  • 153526Detailed Dove Dies ($57.00)
  • 153489  'Tis The Season 6x6 Designer Series Paper (48 sheets $20.00)
  • 153539  Wonder of the Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (20 cards & env, $20.00)

(Dove of Hope bundle155158 - Stamps & Dies 10% off $85.50)

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AWH Colour Creations - Balmy Blue

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The brand new 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue started today and it's time for a new journey through the beautiful Stampin' Up! colour families. 

Every week the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team will explore another colour from the Stampin' Up! range. This week's Colour Creation Showcase is Balmy Blue!

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I've selected one of my favourite colour combinations and teamed it with some new products to show you how fresh and lovely Balmy Blue is with just black and white.

Using the ORNATE LAYERS DIES from the Ornate Garden Suite I have cut several layers in each of the three colours, keeping the smallest layer white to be the main front panel. Base cards are Basic Black and Balmy Blue, so make sure you cut extra Ornate Layers Dies in Whisper White for the inside of the cards.

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Because the dies are so detailed, I want the rest of my card to be just understated elegance. I selected two new stamp sets - Comfort and Hope along with Tasteful Touches to provide some soft background stamping in Balmy Blue and Black.

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 I stamped the leaves from Comfort and Hope onto vellum with Balmy Blue ink and set it aside to dry, and I cut some leaf outline shapes using the sprig die from the Wild Rose Dies and also a vine like die from Detailed Bands Dies in Basic Black card for some extra layering detail.

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It's amazing how much depth is created with a little layered stamping of elements and some die cut pieces.

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The sentiment stamp is from Butterfly Gala stamp set. With the change over to a new catalogue I will now be looking for some new greeting stamp sets, as I seem to chosen in the past lots that are now retired!

The stamped greeting is cut with a simple shape from the Ornate Frames Dies. I was going to also do the ornate frame that matches perfectly to layer with this piece, cutting it out in vellum - but it was going to become too fussy. Sometimes you've just got to know when to stop, right?

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Don't forget to make the inside of your card just as pretty as the outside!

Thanks for stopping by to visit Katlo Designs blog. I would love it if you scroll right down to the bottom and leave me some feedback - either about my cards, or about what you are most looking forward to getting from the new catalogue!

To see the other Balmy Blue creations by my Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends, visit Catherine's blog to see the full list of participants sharing Balmy Blue projects tonight : click here.

 

See you soon with ink on your fingers!!

Kathryn Ruddick (Croydon North VIC)

 

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