Welcome to week fifteen of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop! This is a weekly blog hop where we showcase the stunning range of Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order over 12 months and this week we are featuring one of my very favourite colours – Crumb Cake.
I love Crumb Cake so much because it is such a wonderful neutral that works with every single colour. I wanted to make it the feature colour on this card by only adding Basic White and just a touch of Real Red, but I might have added too much red!.
My card is actually CASED from this incredible card created last year by UK demonstrator and former Artisan designer, Emma Goddard. Isn’t this card simply stunning?
I loved the loved the colour combination of Real Red and Crumb Cake, as well as the effect she created by heat embossing a large word stamp, then dry embossing it with an embossing folder and then, finally, blending Crumb Cake ink over the top to make the word pop out and highlight the texture of the embossing folder.
As many of these products are now retired, I had to get creative and CASE this design with current Stampin’ up! products.
The “Sending” stamp is from the Sending Smiles stamp set
The “Christmas Wishes” is from the Leaves of Holly Stamp set
The dry embossing is created with the “Wintry” embossing folder
The double bow is created using the Bakers Twine Essentials and the Real Red & Garden Green 3/8″ (1 cm) Ribbon Combo Pack
The white heat embossed word is invisible until you blend the Crumb Cake ink over it with a blending brush.
The “Christmas wishes” sentiment was also heat embossed in white onto Basic White Cardstock and then I rubbed Real Red ink over the top and cut the sentiment in half.
To achieve the white border of Emma’s “Merry and” reverse stamps I mounted the Christmas wishes sentiment onto some Basic White card stock before attaching to the card.
The Real Red Ribbon was cut in half lengthways before tying into a bow and the top bow is Crumb Cake bakers twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, however you could use Linen Thread as well.
Red Rhinestone jewels popped into the middle of the snowflakes complete the card.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Michele Taylor – I can’t wait to see what Michele has made this week!
Welcome to week 5 of our 2020-21Colour Creations blog hop! We are showcasing Blackberry Bliss, a rich, deep colour from our regal family.
One of the most beautiful suites in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue is the Pansy Petals suite. I love this suite so much because it reminds me of my Nan and her stunning African Violets.
The Pansy Petals DSP in this suite has the following colour combination: Basic White, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Soft Sea Foam and Soft Succulent. However, because pansies come in so many different colours so you really can use any colours with this suite.
My first card was CASEd from a card I found on Pinterest made by an incredibly talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrator called Gail Ellis. I’ve CASEd her basic layout, the use of two different embossing folders and the shading of the flower petals and the leaves, however I’ve used different colours, a different background embossing folders, a different sentiment and different embellishments.
To achieve the colour shading on the edge of the flower, the flower bud and the leaves, I used sponge daubers, taking the ink directly off my ink pads. The flowers and buds are sponged with Blackberry Bliss and the leaves with Garden Green.
The yellow centre of the pansy flower is die cut from a scrap of Crushed Curry card stock, with the stem and large leaf die cut from Garden Green card stock.
These Pansy dies really are so realistic – they emboss at the same time that they die cut the flower petals, buds and the leaves.
Thank goodness the Pastel Pearls have carried over to the new catalogue – I’ve used the Highland Heather coloured pearls for a touch of bling.
The Pansy Patch stamp set has a wonderful range of sentiments – I love how they mix both italic and Roman text together. I prefer to make most of my cards with either a happy birthday or a thank you sentiment as these are the types of cards I use the most and the Pansy Patch stamp set has both of these sentiments.
Did you notice the handmade envelope made from Pansy Petals DSP? On Stampin’ Up! Sara Douglass’s Facebook live this week she demonstrated how to make this envelope as well as two other sizes.
I slightly adapted the American measurements to fit our metric card size, assuming a card base made with half a A4 piece of cardstock. Tip – the envelope fits better if you trim just 5 mm off the height of the card base.
The back closure is super easy to make. Use the Strawberry Builder punch to punch two flowers out of Blackberry Bliss card stock and attach them to the top and bottom flap with two of the white round brads.
A length of white baker’s twine twisted under the flowers closes the envelope. You could also use any round or flower shaped die or punch if you don’t own the Strawberry Builder punch.
Card two is horizontal and uses the same colours, however it features the dots embossing folder (instead of the greenery embossing folder) for the top layer and it also has an additional flower bud placed under the “happy birthday” sentiment to balance the layout.
Both cards use the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder for the base layer – this embossing folder is my new “go to” replacement for the now retired *sob!* Subtles folder.
Horizontal or vertical? Do you have a favourite?
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented Rachel Palmieri. I can’t wait to see what she’s made this week!
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