Welcome to week 9 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! We are showcasing Calypso Coral, from the subtles collection.
My Calypso Coral card showcases a FREE product from the upcoming SALE-a-bration catalogue, available from 3rd August. The Summer Shadow dies are free with any purchase of $180 and there are 11 dies in the pack.
Although 3 of the 11 Summer Shadow dies die cut the flower and sprig images from the Shaded Summer stamp set (p75 of the annual Catalogue) I’ve deliberately made a card that uses the other 9 dies to show why these dies are still worth getting even if you don’t own the Shaded Summer stamp set.
My card design was inspired by a gorgeous card that Artisan Design team member, Martin Stone, made using the now retired Brushed Blooms bundle. As well as using different dies for my card, I’ve changed his Night of Navy card base to Basic Black and used different colours for my flowers and leaves: Calypso Coral, Petal Pink and Old Olive.
The white dots on the Basic Black layer were made with the Chalk Pen and the sentiment is from the Shaded Summer stamp set.
These Summer Shadow dies would also be perfect for the die inlay technique or they could also be used in a single layer, instead of layered as I’ve done on this card. I’ve used the smaller flower and leaf dies to adorn the back of my envelope.
When I made this card I just wasn’t happy with it but I couldn’t work out what I needed to fix. After I slept on it I realised the middle of the flowers needed another colour and the Matte Black dots were the perfect embellishment to finish my card. Embellishments really can make or break a card!
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, Rachel Palmieri . I can’t wait to see what she’s made this week!
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Welcome to week eight 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 8 – Calypso Coral
Calypso Coral is in the subtles family but as the brightest of the subtles it really holds its own when combined with any of the brights, the regals or the neutrals – Calypso Coral really is a versatile colour. So when I saw a card created by Maria Cowans (a Stampin’ Up! demo located in the UK) I decided to create a card like hers, inspired by the Stampin’ Up! logo and using the same stunning colour combination.
Maria’s beautiful card is pictured below beside the Stampin’ Up! folder that inspired her design.
Calypso Coral looks incredible when paired with these other vibrant colours: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry and Whisper White.
Maria used the brand new “All Things Fabulous” bundle to recreate the Stampin’ Up! floral design. This is a fabulous bundle if you enjoy two step stamping – it reminds me of “Jar of Love” which is one of my all time favourite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.
Would you believe I had just ordered the “All Things Fabulous” bundle but it hadn’t arrived yet? So I decided to make a quite different card, one that uses the same colours in the Stampin’ Up! folder, but made with the floral stamps in the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set instead.
This card was very quick and easy to make. I stamped the large magnolia image and two of the smaller buds onto Watercolour paper using Black StazOn ink.
The Good Morning Magnolia Stamp is a double stamp set and it has co-ordinating Magnolia Memory dies which I used to cut out my flowers.
I used my new Water Painters to colour in my magnolias with Night of Navy, the buds with Calypso Coral, the leaves with Old Olive and the centre of the main flower with Crushed Curry.
Water colouring with ink pads is so easy to do. You simply tap an acrylic block onto the surface of your ink pad to pick up the colour and then lift the ink off your block with your water painters.
Once my water coloured flowers were dry I cut the flowers away from the leaves with my paper snips and trimmed closer to the stamp outline before rearranged the elements onto a Whisper White panel. I adhered this to a Night of Navy card base, which is simply a sheet of A4 card stock cut in half and then folded in half.
The “Thanks” sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy and comes from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set as well.
As soon as I had finished this card my “All Things Fabulous” bundle arrived in the post! So I decided to make a second card, this time more closely CASED on Maria’s one.
I used the “Wishing you all things fabulous” sentiment from the All Things Fabulous stamp set – I really love sentiments that have two different fonts on them, like this one.
This was such a quick card to make – it took me less than 5 minutes and the design evolved as I went. You really can’t go wrong with a floral stamp set like this.
For several of the Night of Navy and Calypso Coral flowers I stamped off the ink once before stamping the larger part of the flower and then stamped the ink at full strength for the second stamp that forms the middle of the flower.
I’m not sure which card I prefer. But I do think that this Calypso Coral colour combination really works well whether you use it for water colouring or for two set stamping and stamping off.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Calypso Coral today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.
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In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx
Welcome to week 10 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!
This week we are showcasing one of the subtles colours: Calypso Coral.
The timing of this colour couldn’t have been more perfect as I needed to use Calypso Coral this week to make a caravan themed card (and matching quilt) for the birthday of someone very special in my life: my crafting partner in crime, Jen Boffey!
So why the caravan theme?
Well, I’d like you to meet Sylvia, Jen’s vintage caravan that we craft in. Here’s a photo of Sylvia in all her glory…she’s even been featured in a book called She Sheds!
Jen, her dog Nige (he’s photobombing the photo above!) and my mum and I have an annual crafting weekend in the Blue Mountains and we always stop for lunch at Glenbrook on our way to Blackheath.
Here we are on our way up there this year…Nige, would you stop photobombing our photos, please!!!
There’s a lovely patchwork shop at Glenbrook that we visit after lunch. In the past, I’ve bought fabric from here to make bunting and cushions for Sylvia…and you can see from the photo of the bunting I made that Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay are all part of the retro colour scheme in Sylvia.
This year we found the most incredible vintage caravan fabric in the patchwork shop, so I decided to make a “quilt as you go” strip quilt with matching caravan card to accompany it for Jen’s birthday. How lovely do all of these beautiful bright colours look together!
The strip method of quilting is fabulous for fabric designs that feature large-scale prints (such as in my quilt below) and “quilting as you go” makes for a super speedy and easy quiltmaking. Strips of the gorgeous bunting backing fabric were used to divide up the large-scale prints, as well as to make the binding for the quilt.
So how did I make a matching card for the quilt without a caravan stamp set or dies?
Well, the beauty of paper crafting is that you really are only limited by your imagination. I simply searched on Pinterest for a caravan template that I then printed out and customised with my Stampin’ Up! cardstock, DSP and stamps. Too easy!
Because Nige is such an important part of Jen’s life and he sits with us in the caravan when we craft I wanted to include him in this card. The Sitting Here stamp set has a dog stamp that looks just like Nige, so I cut the caravan door on one side so it would open to reveal Nige sleeping inside. The cute little pot plant is also from the Sitting Here stamp set.
I stamped the Happy Birthday in Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay using the Pick a Pennant bundle…this was just perfect for this card as it references the bunting fabric on the quilt, as well as the bunting I’ve already made for Sylvia.
And the awesome grass stamp is from the Enjoy Life stamp set, stamped in Granny Apple Green…I love this stamp and this colour!
Because I only had a few hours spare to make this quilt and its matching card I very quickly made the caravan card on the morning of Jen’s birthday, but I still hadn’t quite finished binding the quilt.
So I turned up to her birthday drinks and gave her the quilt with the binding still pinned in place…and then sat and sewed the binding down while we enjoyed a glass of champagne with her friends. I’m such a nana!!!!
Here’s Jen and I with the finished quilt…yes, I got it finished just in time before we had to go home!
And finally, here’s the quilt with its matching Calypso Coral caravan card. I love how the spotty 6×6 DSP in Calypso Coral exactly matches the caravan print on the quilt fabric!
To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below.