Tuesday, 18 December 2018

AWH Colour Creations - Week 29 - Merry Merlot

Hello everyone!
Welcome to tonight's Colour Creations hop with the Art with Heart team.
This is our last colour challenge before Christmas, and members of the team are sharing projects featuring Merry Merlot.

6" x 6" Designer Series Paper - Neutrals Collection

This lovely new colour was added to our Neutrals family this year, and it's the perfect colour for a Christmas card, which is what I have made for my project tonight.

I finally gave in and bought the 'First Frost' bundle. This beautiful set of stamps and framelits from the Holiday catalogue, is carrying over and will be available at least until the 3rd of June 2019, but will be sold separately. If you love this set and want to save 10%, like I did, I recommend you buy the bundle before January 2nd, and I might also just mention that if you love the matching DSP, get that now too, as it is only available while supplies last.

I wanted to make this card simple and elegant and I think I've achieved that. The copper foil goes beautifully with the Merry Merlot, they really compliment each other well. I heat embossed the leaf spray in white embossing powder on the double mat of cardstock and foil. The sentiment and flowers are stamped in Merry Merlot ink and each are cut out with their coordinating framelits. I love the little frame die that is in the framelits set and I backed it with a piece of the copper foil by freehand cutting around the frame leaving a small border of about 1/8". A metallic pearl adds the finishing touch.

I really hope you have enjoyed seeing all of our projects from our Colour Creations hop each week. We'll be back after Christmas, January 8th, to continue sharing our projects featuring all of our wonderful Stampin' Up! colours! I hope you'll join us again.

To see all of the Merry Merlot projects from the team, just use Catherine's link below.

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stay happy & stay crafty! 😘

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

AWH Colour Creations - Week 28 - Melon Mambo

Hi everyone!

Welcome to week 28 of our Colour Creations challenge hop with the Art with Heart team.

Tonight's featured colour is Melon Mambo from our Brights Colour Family.

6" x 6" Designer Series Paper - Brights Collection.

I love this bright, bold pink! You can tone it down or jazz it up with our great range of Stampin' Up! colours, but for this card, bright and bold was the order of the day.

I made this card for a friend's birthday in April, that's April of next year! Yep, I'm organised, at least for this one.
I have combined Melon Mambo and silver foil, gold and silver heat embossing. The sentiment and images are from the 'Picture Perfect Birthday' and I think this is the first time I've used it. I love those candles!
I stamped each of the candles in Melon Mambo and then I stamped the two patterns and sentiment in Versamark over the top and heat embossed in silver. The flames are embossed in gold. I used the Subtle TIEF on one of the silver foil panels and again on the first layer of Melon Mambo. Hasn't this been a popular embossing folder?!
I added a half inch strip of the dsp to the inside of the card along the bottome edge. You can just see it in the photo above.

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

To see more Melon Mambo creations, just use Catherine's link below.

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Friday, 7 December 2018

Mrs Santa Claus

Hi everyone! I hope you've all had a lovely week and have a great weekend planned no matter what you're doing.

Today I'm sharing an easel card I made using the Santa's Workshop Specialty DSP. I love all of the designs in this pack, they are just so cute!

Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper

There is a Christmas song that I absolutely love, it's called Mrs Santa Claus by Nat King Cole. My card is inspired by this song.

Isn't she just the sweetest Mrs Claus?!
Here she is, surrounded by candy canes and wishing that you get everything on your Christmas list and more! I die-cut her directly from the paper as well as the presents using the coordinating framelits. You can of course stamp her using the 'Signs of Santa' stamp set and colour her in with your markers or blends, but as this card was for a class, it was simpler and easier to just die-cut the image straight from the DSP.

Have you noticed the glow behind the circle?
I heat embossed the sentiment in silver onto some vellum to allow for a battery operated tea-light to shine through.

It's such a simple little card design, and one that I think the little ones would enjoy, and the "little ones" at heart as well!

Sadly, this entire suite of gorgeous products is retiring. So, if you absolutely love it as much as I do, and have to have it, or more if you already have it, you only have until January 2nd or until supplies last to get it.

You know the saying 'Behind every great man, there is a great woman'?
Well I definitely think this is the case with Santa and Mrs Claus!

Thanks for stopping by.

I'll be back soon to share more projects with you.

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I read and appreciate them all. 💗

Until next time,
stay happy & stay crafty! 😘