Welcome to week twenty four of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop! This week we are showcasing Fresh Freesia, one of my favourite Stampin’ Up! colours. Fresh Freesia was originally an In Colour, however this year it was added to the subtles family in the core colour range.
Did you take part in the World Card Making Day last Saturday? I was away for the weekend so I took some basic supplies with me so I could craft along at the event, adapting the card designs Stampin’ Up! supplied to make Fresh Freesia cards instead.
This is the first card design for the event, supplied by Stampin’ Up! It uses the brush tip end of the new Stampin’ Write Markers to create a striped background, and the Circle Sayings bundle with circle punch.
I stuck fairly close to the design of this card, swapping out the original colours for Fresh Freesia and Misty Moonlight instead.
My two-tone striped background was created using Fresh Freesia and Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Write Markers.
I also added a hand stamped and hand coloured inside layer to my card.
The second card created by Stampin’ up! uses the Earthen Elegance bundle, with elements of the card that needed to be die cut with a Cut & Emboss Machine.
Guess what? Although I packed my Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, I actually hadn’t packed the clear die cutting plates. What I thought was a new set of die cutting plates turned out to only be the base plate and the embossing plates!
Luckily, I had packed the new Delightful Floral 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper, so I fussy cut flowers from the DSP to make my own version of the card.
For the long oval shaped sentiment and the two panels behind the flowers I traced around the large vase die with a pencil and then fussy cut it out to create the same layout as the original card.
The gorgoeus embellishments on both these cards are the Fresh Freesia and Misty Moonlight gems from the Tinsel Gems Three-Pack.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what Kate has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.
Catherine Proctor – you are here!
Next Wednesday, 17th October, we’ll be back showcasing Garden Green or you can join us on Monday night for some Christmas inspiration.
I hope you can join us then.