Welcome to week 12 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the beautiful brights: Coastal Cabana.

Coastal Cabana looks gorgeous with so many different colours but one of my favourite combinations is to use it with a vibrant red or pink. For this week’s blog, I decided to pair it with a gorgeous new red: Poppy Parade with just a touch of the delicious Granny Apple Green.

And no, I haven’t accidentally used Bermuda Bay instead of Coastal Cabana…Coastal Cabana can look a lot like Bermuda Bay depending on the light and the angle from which you take your photo.

The layout and colour scheme for my “Up and Away” card was CASED from a card I saw on Facebook, made by a very talented USA Stampin’ Up! demonstrator called Sara Flemming, however, I’ve changed a lot of the elements on this card to add more layers of texture and to give me a chance to play with my embossing paste again.

I began this card by using the cloud mask from the Party Pattern masks and my white embossing paste to make some fluffy clouds on my base layering piece of Coastal Cabana card stock. Once the paste was dry I I thought they looked too stark so used my aqua painter to tone down the whiteness of the clouds by colouring them with Coastal Cabana ink from my ink pad.

Can you see the other tiny white clouds stamped on the Coastal Cabana? These are stamped on using Whisper White craft ink using the one of the smallest cloud stamps from the gorgeous Lift Me Up stamp set.

The medium clouds and the balloons were also stamped with the Lift Me Up stamp set and then cut out using the co-ordinating Up and Away thinlits. The largest balloon has several different dies to create a multicoloured ballon and I used these dies to cut out my 3 different card stock colours: Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade, and Granny Apple Green.

I used the largest cloud from this thinlit set to stamp my Happy birthday sentiment on by using the masking technique. This is so simple to do by using washi tape to cover the part of the sentiment you don’t want to stamp…just don’t forget to remove the washi tape from the stamp AFTER you’ve inked up the stamp and BEFORE you stamp the sentiment!

After adhering all of the elements to the card using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, my final touch of texture was to add a little piece of the gorgeous new Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon to the top of the Balloon basket. This ribbon is coming out in the new Holiday Catalogue…contact me if you’d like me to send you a copy of this catalogue.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Dianne Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Claire Daly

Sue Madex

Sharon Davern

Catherine Proctor⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing my absolute favourite Stampin’ Up! colour of all time…the incredibly versatile Crumb Cake. 

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

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