Welcome to week fourteen of our 2020-2021 Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase.

Each week various members of our Art With Heart Colour Creations team will be bringing you weekly colour inspiration as we showcase our range of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 14 – Daffodil Delight

It’s the first week of spring here in Australia so I wanted to make a sunny, happy card using Daffodil Delight. And if there was ever a sunny happy stamp set that was begging to be inked up with Daffodil Delight it’s the Timeless Tropical stamp set with its co-ordinating In the Tropics dies.

Originally I had intended to make a card by water colouring the hibiscus and the frangipani stamp set but when I opened my stamp I realised I had never used the the pineapple die and little pineapple stamp – and I knew they would look great in Daffodil Delight too.

I began by creating a piece of homemade DSP for my background layer using Whisper White card stock.

This homemade DSP was quick and easy to do using just the one small pineapple stamp inked up with the following colour combination: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Crumb Cake.

The body of the pineapple was created in two layers: die cutting the pineapple in Daffodil Delight card stock and then tracing around the outline of this pineapple die and fussing cutting the die shape out of another piece of Daffodil Delight card stock to layer under the die.

Having a second layer of Daffodil Delight card stock allowed me to use my Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to colour inside the holes of the top layer pineapple die to highlight the “knobbly” bits on the pineapple.

Don’t you love the way this highlights the texture of the pineapple?

The leafy pineapple top was die cut from Old Olive card stock and I used my light and dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to add colour variation and texture to it as well.

The Whisper White card stock layer the pineapple is adhered to is die cut with a long rectangle die from the Ornate layers dies and it’s just perfect for the size of the pineapple.

Did you realise the In the Tropics dies include a gorgeous little “Aloha” greeting die? I’ve found the best way to cut and adhere this die is by first cutting a rectangle of card stock slightly larger than the Aloha die and then attaching this card stock to some adhesive sheet.

Once you die cut the Aloha sentiment the adhesive sheet helps keep the word straight, as well as providing the easiest way to adhere it to a card.

The final touch for my pineapple card is a simple bow made from Braided Linen Trim with the ends frayed.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Daffodil Delight today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the Neutrals: Early Espresso. We hope you can join us all then.

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In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

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