I do love a challenge, especially a papercrafting challenge. So my card today uses the colours from the Global Design Project’s current colour challenge.
Definitely Christmassy colours, however I have been making heaps of Christmas cards, so decided not to make a Christmas card with these colours!
I have stamped the flowers with black Stazon ink and then coloured them with a Blender Pen and Cherry Cobbler ink, then fussy cut them and popped them onto the card with a glue dot to give them a little bit of height.
The background is swish of watercolouring using a Water Painter, lots of water and some Mint Macaron ink. It’s interesting that it looks a very different colour in the photo to the Mint Macaron cardstock of the butterfly.
I hope you are having a successful day with your creating.
Welcome to another Creative Showcase with the Art With Heart Team.
This month we are featuring Masculine themed projects.
We have many masculine themed products in the Stampin’ Up! range including Stamp Sets and coordinating Dies, Designer Series Papers, Embellishments and Embossing Folders.
Art With Heart Team have a wonderful selection of projects to inspire you to create Masculine Masterpieces.
I have done something a little different with my masculine card today, in that I have used some Designer Series Paper that is definitely not masculine.
It’s the Best Dressed DSP and probably not one you would have chosen for a masculine card. But I have used the reverse side of this one….
and used it as a background for my masculine card.
And I also wanted to keep it nice and simple, so have taken a piece of the fabulous watercolour paper, wet it down with an aqua painter, and then swooshed some ink across it, very quickly and freely.
Then once the watercolour paper was dry, I stamped the lighthouse and birds from the Sailing Home stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink, and the words are from the New Wonders stamp set.
Layered over some Pretty Peacock cardstock, and it’s a very quick and easy card to make.
The next demonstrator to share their Masculine project with you is the very talented …..
I hope you enjoy all of the inspiration.
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The Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Card Tin must be one of the most gorgeous products in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue!
Ok, yes, I may have said something similar about a few other products, too.
However, these are just perfect for adding all sorts of other things to, and making beautiful, feminine cards with.
Today I have combined the Laser-Cut Cards with the large magnolia image from the Magnolia Lane Suite.
The magnolia was stamped onto some of the new Stampin’ Up! watercolour paper – a very worthwhile investment if you haven’t tried it yet, using Black Stazon ink, and watercoloured using an Aqua Painter and ink pads.
I have die cut the magnolia and then cut off a couple of the leaves.
For the finishing touches, the sentiment is from the Buttefly Wishes stamp set, and the gorgeous copper coloured leaves come from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements which are on Page 31 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.
If you would like to try out some of the Watercolour Paper, or grab yourself some of those gorgeous Laser-Cut cards, you can order them through my online store here.
Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping,
The Magnolia Embossing Folder is one that is going to get a lot of use here, there are so many ideas and uses for it. So many ideas in my head that I don’t know which one to choose first!
My card today was inspired by one that the talented Vicki Boucher has on her blog here, which I just loved and thought I would have a go at making.
My colours are similar to the ones Vicki used, I have used Smokey Slate as a background colour to help the flower pop, along with Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Old Olive. And since I really wanted the flower to be the focal point with nothing to distract from it, I have just added “Hello” from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, in Smokey Slate.
First, I have embossed the Magnolia onto Shimmery White cardstock. I didn’t have any watercolour paper to use, and while it’s not as good as our new watercolour paper, the Shimmery White does hold water quite well, so it’s great as a back up.
To get a really good overall watercolour effect, I have used the Aqua Painter to wash a layer of water over each petal or leaf before I added any colour, then added ink from an ink pad to the areas I wanted darkest first, pulling the colour out. Then just added more layers of colour if I wanted it darker.
I hope you are having a crafty day,
With the new catalogue, comes new In Colours, so we are going to showcase those colours, and oh they are gorgeous!!
Today, we are showcasing Rococo Rose.
It is the darker pink in my card, but goes so beautifully with Blushing Bride, so I have used them together.
My card features a gorgeous new stamp set, called New Wonders, it is one of the exclusive Host sets, and is just perfect for some watercolouring.
First I stamped the image using Black Stazon ink, onto some Shimmery White cardstock, and then I have coloured it using ink pads and an Aqua Painter.
Isn’t she just too cute?
If you would like to see some more inspiration using Rococo Rose, head on over the Cathy’s blog where she has a list of everyone taking part.
Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects with an Easter theme.
Don’t forget, sale-a-bration ends on March 31st! There is still time to earn free product with purchase or even join our Stampin’ Up! team. Ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.
This is my first Blog Hop with the Art With Heart group.
I haven’t taken part in a Blog Hop in a very long time, so this should be heaps of fun!
I have used the gorgeous Fable Friends stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue, along with the equally gorgeous Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper, to make a card and two cute little “Bag in a Box”.
Bunny has been coloured using ink pads and an aqua painter.
Here is bunny up close.
And the boxes are just so quick and easy to make, using the Envelope Punch Board.
Perfect for a few Easter eggs.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Tina Gillespie
Thanks for joining us today, and happy hopping!
This week’s challenge at The Male Room, is “Under Water”. Hmmm too many ideas….. 🙂
I decided to keep this one quite simple today, and play with some new
I have used ink with an Aqua Brush and gone very quickly over the white cardstock to give a nice washy watercolour look for the background, and then stamped the lovely shell from By The Tide stamp set.
The sentiment is made using a bundle currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue – the “Happy” from the Hello You Thinlits and the stamped “Birthday” from the Crazy About You stamp set.
It’s never easy having to come up with a quick Sympathy card, so I went looking for inspiration on Pinterest…. lots of inspiration on Pinterest for all sorts of things!
I liked the idea of the watercoloured background and the simplicity of the card, but as usual I have made my own modifications.
I have used a sheet of watercolour paper and the Aqua painter to colour the background over the stamped image from the Wetlands stamp set, which was stamped, along with the greeting, in black Stazon ink. Pretty simple really, just use lots of water, and keep on adding ink and blending until you are happy.