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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Stampin' Up - Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop Week 21 - Granny Apple Green

Tonight, the lovely ladies of the Art With Heart Team are highlighting the colour Granny Apple Green for the colour creations blog hop.

Granny Smith Apples are a favourite eating apple at our house, so it is going to be a nickname of this colour to call it Granny Smith Green as Catherine who is hosting our colour hop also called it when asking for people to join the hop.  Ok I am making myself hungry now.

Tonight, I started with casing the card in the Holiday Catalogue on page 35 using the stamp set Wishing You Well.  To CASE means Copy And Share Everything
Christmas Card, Wishing You Well, Colour Creations Blog Hop, Granny Apple Green

So, this card is a Christmas card and is so easy to make, you can do it too! This stamp set is so beautiful as it is one of the DistINKtive stamp sets. They look so real!

Ok So I added the red rhinestones for a card class I was doing but the rest of the card is exactly the same.  Thick Whisper White card base, copper metallic thread, granny apple green ink for the wreath and then tranquil tide ink for the bow and greeting and pop that up on some dimensionals. I stamp the images using my Stamparatus so you can just make a number of these for your Christmas cards this year and you will be all ready.

Well I thought there are more stamps in this set, lets use the same design and gradually increase the degree of difficulty as they say in gymnastics and diving. I do like watching those sports in the Olympics. In card making we call stepping it up!
Wishing You Well, Colour Creation Blog Hop, Art with Heart, Christmas Cards, Just a note cards, Granny apple Green

So here is the first card exactly the same design as the Christmas one in catalogue just using the different image in the stamp set. I still don’t think I have the copper metallic thread quite right.
Wishing You Well, Just a note cards, Art with Heart Colour Creations, Granny Apple Green

In this next version I have used the Tufted Dynamic Textured Embossing folder as an added layer. I have also added some bling with the pearls. Simple added monochromatic layering with the regular whisper white card stock being embossed.
Wishing You Well, Granny Apple Green, Colour Creations Blog Hop, Art with Heart , just a note cards, Tufted DTIEF

The next stepped up version I have added Granny Apple Green card stack layering behind the embossed layer and behind the stamped image.
Wishing You Well, Tufted DTIEF, Just a note cards, Colour Creations Blog Hop, Art with Heart, Granny Apple Green, Stampin' Up

To add an extra dimension to the stamped image I have added some real red flowers.
Wishing You Well. Granny Apple Green, Just a note cards, Colour Creations Blog Hop, Art with heart, Stampin' up

The last card the real red flowers have been stamped as well as the greeting in real red but I have added red rhinestones to the flowers.
Wishing You Well, just a Note cards, Granny apple Green, Stampin' Up, Colour Creations Blog Hop, Art with Heart

Whichever of these cards you chose to do they are quick and easy and you can make multiples of very quickly if you need more than 1 of these designs.

Happy stamping.

Now jump on over to the lovely Cathy Proctor to see who else is playing along tonight in the colour challenge.

If you have any questions or would like to order supplies to make these cards, just contact me or go to my online store and I will be happy to help you with your crafting.

Have a great day and thanks for spending a little time with me tonight.
Take Care


  1. Wow, Sharon, you sure stepped it up tonight, these cards are amazing! Thanks for hopping along tonight.

  2. I love all of your cards Sharon. The tufted embossing looks great too! x

  3. Fantastic cards Sharon, and I love how you have stepped it up, not only once, but multiple times. Awesome use of this set.

  4. What a beautiful set of cards Sharon. I hadn't paid much attention to this set, but wow!

  5. That is such a delicate pretty stamp. I really love your simple to stepped up design. Great ideas for using this beautiful set.

  6. They are all beautiful cards Sharon, Simple and elegant.


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