Wednesday, 14 April 2021

AWH Team - Colour Creations Week 44 - Sahara Sand



Hello and welcome everyone.

It's Week 44 of the Colour Creations Showcase from the Art With Heart team.
Tonight, members of the team are showcasing Sahara Sand in their projects. Sahara Sand is a member of the Neutrals Collection of Stampin' Up! colours.


Sahara Sand was the perfect background colour for my Art Gallery Bundle birthday card.


I've made another slimline card and I decided to use the vertical aspect this time.
I have to say that I love how this card turned out. It's simple but elegant design is what I like most.


In the Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalogue, on page 11, you'll find the Love You Always foil sheets. Sahara Sand is one of the three colours in the pack so I just had to use some of it on my card. The other two colours are Blushing Bride and Rococo Rose. I decided to use Blushing Bride for my stamped bloom along with Calypso Coral for the highlights and Soft Sea Foam for the leaves and stem.


I stamped the sentiment in Sahara Sand from the Art Gallery stamp set. I added dimensionals behind it to give it some height. The flower head is popped up with dimensionals too. Everything else is glued flat to the card.

I used two embossing folders to add some texture to the matted panels - the soon to retire Subtle 3D EF and the Tasteful Textile 3D EF, which will carry over into the new catalogue for 2021-2022.


I tied a double bow with Linen Thread, stuck down with a mini glue dot, and there's a sneak peek at a new embellishment in the form of a very cute gold bumblebee. I'm sure this little cutie will be very popular and you'll be able to purchase it along with lots and lots of wonderful goodies in the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue from Stampin' Up!


In the photo above you should be able to see some sparkle on the Calypso Coral highlights on the flower, this came courtesy of the Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. Trust me, you need one of these!


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

Well, that's it from me tonight everyone. Thanks for stopping by.

I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the team's Sahara Sand projects.
Our lovely hostess Catherine, will have a list of all tonight's participants over on her blog.

Check them out using this link:

Stay safe and well. See you all again soon.




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Wednesday, 7 April 2021

AWH Team - Colour Creations Week 43 - Terracotta Tile


Hello and welcome everyone.

It's Week 43 of the Colour Creations Showcase from the Art With Heart team.
Tonight we are shining the spotlight on Terracotta Tile, one of the retiring 2019-2021 In Colours.


As we work our way through the Stampin' Up! colours alphabetically, we realised that Terracotta Tile would be retired by the time it came up in order - so, we've brought it forward so we can give it a fitting, final farewell.

Here's my card.


I needed a 'thank you' card and realised too late that the Well Written dies have sold out already! But, you know what - it's the colour we focus on in this blog hop isn't it.😉

I've used Terracotta Tile as the background colour and gold foil to compliment it.


I used a piece of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP as one of the matted layers and also for the words. You might just be able to see a strip of gold leafing at the bottom of the card behind the main flower element. I created this by laying down a piece of Tear & Tape and then adding the Gilded Leafing, brushing away the excess.


The daisies were made with the Medium Daisy Punch and the white and vellum leaves were cut out with dies from the Pierced Blooms. I've added interest to the daisy petals by drawing lines with a fine tip embossing tool. The touches of bling come courtesy of the Elegant Faceted Gems and Gilded Gems. They are so pretty!


Here's the inside.


I've used the Subtle 3D embossing folder to double emboss two layers. At the time of publishing this blog post, it was still available - yay! But get in quick if you do want this EF as items are selling out really fast!

There will be a list of the products I've used on my card at the end of this blog post.

Well, that's it from me tonight everyone. Thanks for stopping by. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the team's Terracotta Tile creations.

Our lovely hostess Catherine, will have a list of all tonight's participants over on her blog.

Check them out using this link:

Stay safe and well. See you all again soon.




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Wednesday, 31 March 2021

AWH Team - Colour Creations Week 42 - Rococo Rose


Hello and welcome everyone.

It's Week 42 of the Colour Creations Showcase from the Art With Heart team.
Taking centre stage this week is Rococo Rose, one of our retiring 2019-2021 In-Colours.

This is a really lovely dark, dusty pink and another of the Stampin' Up! colours I haven't used nearly often enough. I created two cards for this weeks showcase, and here's the first.


Yep, I've had those Pierced Blooms dies out once again. I really can't resist using them because they look so different and pretty in many of our card stock colours. Of course tonight we are showcasing Rococo Rose, and even though my flowers are white they have those lovely dusty pink centres.


Did you know we have Rococo Rose foil? The Love You Always Foil Sheets from the Jan-June Mini Catalogue include Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand and Rococo Rose. It's such a pretty colour and I just had to use it on my cards.


 The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set to the Pierced Blooms dies - In Bloom. I've embossed it in white to echo the pink and white theme. I used the Messages Die to cut it out. There are 23 different apertures to suit lots of sentiments.


Here's the inside of the card.

And now, here's card 2.



A slimline card this time. A size I don't often make, but I love how this one turned out. When folded it measures
8 1/4" x 4".
I've used the same elements as in card 1.


With the sentiment this time I masked off each word in turn before stamping with Versamark so I could cut them out individually with a Stitched Rectangle die. Before die cutting though, I ran the piece of card stock through the Subtle 3D embossing folder.
Sadly, this embossing folder is retiring and at the moment of writing this blog post it was still available and at a discount. I will really miss this lovely product. I love the subtlety it gives when you just need a little bit of texture - hence the name.....


On both cards I used three of the beautiful Elegant Faceted Gems. In the photo above you can see the faceted features more clearly. Aren't they gorgeous! And because these one's are transparent they picked up the colour of the Rococo Rose foil, so no need to colour them!


Inside card 2.
P.S. Can you spot the mistake? 😉

At the end of this blog post I will have a full list of the products I've used on my cards.
 

Well, that's it from me tonight everyone. Thanks for stopping by. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the team's Rococo Rose projects.

Our lovely hostess Catherine, will have a list of all tonight's participants on her blog.

Check them out using this link:

Stay safe and well. See you all again soon.




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