Wednesday, 16 June 2021

AWH Team Colour Creations Blog Hop - Week 3 Basic Gray


Hello and welcome everyone.

It's Week 3 of the Colour Creations Blog Hop from the Art With Heart team.
This week our featured colour is Basic Gray from the Neutrals Collection of Stampin' Up! colours.



For this week's card I've used the stamps and dies from the Color & Contour Bundle.

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle

What first drew my attention to this bundle was the gorgeous Scalloped Contour Dies. I am a pushover for anything with a scalloped edge so these dies just had to go in my shopping basket!


Then of course there is the coordinating Color & Contour stamp set. The line-art images and the font chosen for the sentiments are just beautiful. It's so simple and easy to create with this bundle and that's why I ended up creating a clean and simple design for my card.


 Another thing I love about this stamp set is that you can colour the flowers and leaves with any of our colour mediums. Stampin' Blends, markers, and watercolour pencils just to name a few. Or, you can use the fill-in stamps that come in the set which is what I have done.

I stamped the outline with Basic Gray and filled in the blooms with Magenta Madness and die cut with the coordinating die. Before adding the flowers I used second generation Basic Gray ink to stamp the splatters, it gave a lovely soft effect. I popped the die-cut up using a combination of both regular and mini Stampin' Dimensionals.


The sentiment I chose was heat embossed with white embossing powder and I used the smallest of the scalloped dies to cut it out. This is also popped up with dimensionals.


Inside the card I stamped just the flower heads in Basic Gray and second generation Magenta Madness to fill in. I didn't want to use the whole sentiment which reads 'thank you for everything' so I only inked the 'thank you' and used my Simply Shammy to remove excess ink before stamping.


 The ribbon is the new Polished Pink open weave ribbon which appears to match Magenta Madness perfectly! I used a glue dot to attach it to the stem and here's a tip on how I got the ribbon ends to stay in place. I used a toothpick and our multipurpose liquid glue to add tiny dots of the glue to the satin edges, just at the very ends. Lastly, I added three silver Metallic Pearls.


I'll have a full list of all the products I've used on my card at the end of this blog post. If you have any questions about the card or anything else Stampin' Up! related please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

That's it from me tonight everyone, thanks for stopping by.
I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the team's Basic Gray projects and you can too by clicking on the 'next blog' button below to hop to the blog of the lovely and talented Vicki Boucher.



If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, below is the list of tonight's participants. You can click on the names to be taken directly to their blog.




Stay safe and well. See you all again soon.






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Wednesday, 9 June 2021

AWH Team Colour Creations Blog Hop - Week 2 Balmy Blue


Hello and welcome everyone.

It's Week 2 of the Colour Creations blog hop from the Art With Heart team. Our featured colour tonight is Balmy Blue from the Subtles Collection of Stampin' Up! colours. It's a lovely soft baby blue.


Here is how I have used Balmy Blue on my card for this week.


The sweet little bird and heart in Balmy Blue and the bramble edge in Granny Apple Green were all cut with dies from the Birds & More set. This is a gorgeous set of dies that coordinate with the Birds & Branches stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Birds & More Dies.


Using a Blending Brush I added some Balmy Blue ink behind the bird. You can just see the soft blue colour in the photo above. I coloured a silver metallic pearl with my dark Basic Black Stampin' Blend marker for the birds eye and sticking with black, I heat embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder onto Basic Black card stock and cropped with the Messages die. The sentiment is from the Free As A Bird stamp set.


I used one of the Greenery Embossing Folders to emboss the top half of the main layer, then wrapped and tied a bow with a length of the white seam binding crinkle ribbon around it. For some sparkle I added three basic rhinestones that I coloured with my dark Balmy Blue Stampin' Blend marker.


Inside I used my Blending Brush to add some Balmy Blue softness behind the stamped bird. The bird is from the coordinating Birds & Branches stamp set.

I'll have a full list of all the products I've used on my card at the end of this blog post.


That's it from me tonight everyone, thanks for stopping by.
I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the team's Balmy Blue projects.
And you can too by clicking on the 'next blog' button below to hop to the blog of our lovely and very talented team member Sharon Davern



If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, below is the list of tonight's participants. You can click on each name to be taken directly to their blog.





Stay safe and well. See you all again soon.




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