AWHT Blog Hop, Birthday card, Colour Combinations, Feminine

Favourite Colour Combination Blog Hop

AWHT Blog Hop


AWHT Favourite Colour Combination

The Art with Heart Team ladies are selecting their favourite colour combinations to share with you tonight. Choosing the right colour scheme can be essential to your design and with Stampin’ Up!s stunning collection, there are 50 colours to choose from. There’s sure to be some combinations that work really well together and you can take inspiration from.

Now sit back and enjoy some time out of your day to cruise through our blog hop and soak up some colour explosion eye candy!

I love colour and discovering new combinations that work. Colour can be soothing, uplifting, fun. It can evoke memories and emotions.

When I first joined Stampin’ Up as a hobby demonstrator I wanted to add some inks to my sign up kit. But which ones to choose? I knew I wanted them to be versatile and suit a range of themes and stamp sets. Now of course the deeper you delve, the more you learn and change, but I needed to start somewhere. I was drawn to the Brights Collection first. What could be happier, brighter or more fun? A beautiful rainbow of colours. And to be honest, what drew me to that collection, were two colours: Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay! I love these two colours together, they are so bright and happy, I find myself returning to these two colours a lot!

Today I am sharing 3 cards using these two colours as the main colours! Papercrafts with Andrea, AWHT Fav Colour Combo Blog hop, Stampin' Up! Australia

My first card was using the Bokeh technique:

Papercrafts with Andrea, AWHT Fav Colour Combo Blog hop, Stampin' Up! AustraliaI was inspired by an ATC swap I did with some of the other Art With Heart Team members. To make this card I masked off the edge of the card with long sticky notes and sponged on the colours. I added in a little bit of Night of Navy to the Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay. The Bokeh circles were added by using the White Craft Ink and the sentiment also used the White Craft Ink and was heat embossed using White embossing powder. To finish off the card I used a few silver sequins.

The next card I wanted to make bright and happy, and I also used the Happy Birthday Thinlit die. Papercrafts with Andrea, AWHT Fav Colour Combo Blog hop, Stampin' Up! Australia

I stamped the background using the Diagonal Stripe Clearmount stamp. The flowers are fromthe Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. I stamped the pink ones in Powder Pink for the solid image and then the detailed stamp using Melon Mambo. The other ones were stamped in Pool Party for the solid image and then Bermuda bay for the detailed stamp.  A few of the larger flowers don’t have the solid colour underneath. I then fussy cut all the flowers and heat embossed the background elements in Gold. The thinlit die is layered with a slight offset. The background image is Whisper White, while the main focal diecut is Melon Mambo.

Here is a close-up of the layered flower elements and also the layered Happy Birthday sentiment:
Papercrafts with Andrea, AWHT Fav Colour Combo Blog hop, Stampin' Up! Australia

My last card that I am sharing for the blog hop also uses the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set (can you tell that I love this set?). I wanted a “prettier” look for this card, so I cascaded the flowers from top to bottom corner.

Papercrafts with Andrea, AWHT Fav Colour Combo Blog hop, Stampin' Up! Australia

I used the same colour combinations before the pink flowers are Powder Pink and Melon Mambo, the blue flowers are using Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. I fussy cut 3 of the flowers and mounted them on SU Dimensionals. The sentiment I stamped in 2 parts to fit it in the Label Me Pretty stamp. Instead of the Label Punch I used the Stitched Oval and die cut the Scallop oval in Melon Mambo.

I used a Melon Mambo mat on a Bermuda Bay base for the card. I also stamped inside the card on a piece of Whisper White:

Papercrafts with Andrea, AWHT Fav Colour Combo Blog hop, Stampin' Up! Australia

A close up of the flowering cascade and the raised flowers:

Papercrafts with Andrea, AWHT Fav Colour Combo Blog hop, Stampin' Up! Australia

Thanks for visiting today! I’m sure you will see some amazing colour combinations from the other Art with Heart ladies. Next up is the lovely Rebeccaart with heart Next Blog

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AWHT Blog Hop, Christmas

AWHT Heart of Christmas Week 7


Hello Everyone,

Today I am once again participating in a Blog Hop with some other Art with Heart Team members! Members from the Art with Heart Team will bringing you ideas for Christmas weekly from now until Christmas! I’m hoping to get a post up regularly and help myself get on top of my Christmas tags and cards especially, but hopefully some off the page items too!

This week I am excited to share my latest card. This idea has been floating around in my head for a few weeks and after a bit of tweaking I think it looks really cute! I’d love to hear what you think of it!

I must admit that I really love using Crumb Cake in my Christmas projects, and it goes perfectly with the Foxy Friends set. I wanted to make a silhouette appearance with the reindeer, but I also wanted it subtle. I also wanted a modern, clean look for the card. This is what I came up with!

AWHT Heart of Christmas Wk7

To make the card: 

  • I started with a Crumb Cake card base (half of an A4 sheet)
  • I also used a piece of Crumb Cake measuring 9.5cm x 13.9cm
  • On this piece I used the solid face image and the antlers making a pattern diagonally.
  • I then stamped the reindeer (I only needed the face) using Crumb Cake, and Memento for the face details and punched this using the Foxy Friends punch)
  • Still using the Crumb Cake I stamped the antlers and fussy cut this out, assembling it behind the punched out face.
  • Using the Pretty Label Punch I punched 2 x Crumb Cake, 2 x Pool Party and 1 x Gold Foil Card
  • I cut the Pool Party pieces in to pieces to assemble behind one of the Crumb Cake Labels to create a border/ mat.
  • I used the New Label Punch on the Gold Foil card and adhered this on top of the Labels.
  • I popped up the reindeer face on top, using a Dimensional
  • Using the Gold metallic thread (looped around 4 of my fingers a few times) I layered this in behind the Labels, and glued this to the card front.
  • I trimmed off a small portion of the Crumb cake and a slightly larger version of the Gold Foil. I then stamped “From Us” on to the Crumb cake portion using the Memento Ink. I placed this at the top of the card
  • I then used Dimensionals to pop the card front on to the card base

For a full list of supplies see the bottom of this post.

Thanks for visiting me today I hope you liked the card! If you head back to Judy’s blog she has a list of the other AWHT members participating this week! I can’t wait to see what the other ladies have made.


Supplies List:
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Card: Crumb CakePool PartyGold Foil Sheets
Ink: Crumb CakeMemento Ink
Stamps: Foxy FriendsThoughtful Banners
Tools: Foxy Friends PunchPretty Label PunchNew Label Punch
Other: Gold Metallic ThreadTombow, Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals