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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Stampin' Up! - Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop Week 10 - Calypso Coral

Tonight, some of the ladies of the Art With Heart Team will be bringing you a blog hop featuring one of the gorgeous colours from the Stampin’ Up range. Each week the lovely CathyProctor will be hosting the blog hop and we will be going through the colours in the range in alphabetical order. This week “Calypso Coral ” is up.

Tonight I have made 2 very quick note cards that I have cased from the annual catalogue to highlight this very beautiful colour calypso coral. If you look on page 205 of your Stampin’ Up Catalogue you will find the card that I have made for you tonight.

 It is one of the “You Can Make It” projects in the catalogue.  You can order all the products you need to make this card with just one item number. How great is that?! You get the stamp set, the clear block, pack of note cards, memento pink pad, both stampin’ blends and solid bakers twine. Now you are ready to make 20 note cards and you didn’t have to worry about anything just put in 1 number. If you would like to see what the other “You Can Make It” projects are check out page 2 of the catalogue.

Here is the card in the catalogue from Stampin’ Up made with Lovely Lipstick which is just a beautiful pink colour!

So, for my cards I have used the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends both the light and the dark and for my second card I used the same stamp set and used the gorgeous flower and birthday sentiment and added a couple of more colours. Dark Daffodil Delight and both light and dark Call me Clover.
Beautiful Day, Calypso Coral, Stampin' Blends, Art With Heart, alcohol markers

The Stampin’ Blends are so easy to use and give such a beautiful finish on your cardstock that you will just love them.

Beautiful Day, Calypso Coral, Stampin' Blends, Art with heart, alcohol markers
When stamping my images onto the note cards I used my Stamparatus to make sure that everything was lined up correctly as the note cards are small and also so I could re-stamp in the exact same position if I wanted the black memento ink to be a little darker. If you don't have a stamparatus yet you have got to get one. I just love it!
Beautiful Day, Calypso Coral, Stampin' Blends, Art with heart, alcohol markers
Ok I may have fibbed I have just put together another very quick card so make that 3 cards for tonight. These note cards are fast and with the Stampin' Blends they are just so lovely to colour with. Make sure you come back for our team blog on August 24th which is all about colouring techniques.

Well I used the host set Artfully Folded for my cheeky quick 3rd note card and the gorgeous Garden Impressions DSP with the Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends to make this card.
Artfully folded, garden impressions dsp, art with heart, calypso coral, stamparatus
This stamp set is /can be a 2 step stamp set with you having a solid image stamp in the set so you can stamp the colour of your cranes as well as the outline but tonight I decided to  use my Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends to colour them in and I quite like them. What do you think? Plus the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper is quickly becoming one of my favourites this year!

 If you would like any help in making these cards or ordering supplies to make them don’t hesitate to contact me.
Make sure you hop on over to Catherine Proctor’s Blog to see who else is playing along this week from the Art With Heart Team.

If you would like a copy of the Annual Catalogue or have any questions please contact me and keep your eye out for the new Holiday Catalogue coming out next month!

Thank you for spending a little bit of time with me today.

Have a lovely day, take care


  1. Wow Sharon, you have been busy colouring in 3 cards! I love all of these cards but I must admit i have a soft spot for the artfully folded card, this stamp set has been on my wish list for a while and your card might have just made me buy it!!!! Thanks for hopping along on the colour creations hop!

  2. Such a beautiful butterfly. Lovely card.

  3. Gorgeous bold colouring with the Blends, they really pop against the white card. You've been busy this week!

  4. Love the Beautiful day stamp set, one of my fave's great cards.

  5. Cute cards but my favourite is the cranes.

  6. Your cards are lovely, Sharon! Simple cards can be gorgeous, and you've nailed it!


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