Stampin’ Up! Soft Sea Foam Celebrate Sunflowers Card

Stampin’ Up! Soft Sea Foam Celebrate Sunflowers Card

Welcome to week forty eight of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop – only two more weeks to go!

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 Soft Sea Foam, one of the core colours in the Subtles family.

The Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and it’s matching Sunflower dies are one of my all time favourite stamps and dies and as they are both retiring soon and on special I thought I’d give them a send off by using the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in my Soft Sea Foam card this week.

I’m not sure what the name of this technique is, but it’s super easy to do with just about any floral stamp set and your Stampin’ Blends. You simply stamp the images in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto white cardstock and then colour in with your blends.

The space between the images is coloured using the light Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend but it looks like Pool Party in these photos!

The sunflowers are coloured in Daffodil Delight and so Saffron, with Old Olive for the leaves.

I always make sure to stamp images off the sides of the cardstock – it looks a bit funny if you don’t do this.

Once it was all coloured in I attached a strip of Soft Sea Foam sheer ribbon using Tear’n’Tape and adhered a bow of the ribbon (cut in half) using a glue dot.

I stamped and heat embossed in white a sentiment onto Basic black cardstock, fussy cut it using paper snips, and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A few Matte Black Dots (also on special and retiring soon) were the final touch.

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.

Kate Morgan 

Rachel Palmieri 

Rachel Woollard 

Andrea Sargent 

Di Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

We’ll be back next Wednesday, April 19, with projects showcasing a retiring and much loved In Colour, Soft Succulent.

I hope you can join us then.

Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry – Week 14 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry – Week 14 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to week 14 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Crushed Curry, a rich bold yellow from the Regals colour collection.

Do you have any colours that you rarely use, but when you do, you wonder why you don’t use them more often? Crushed Curry is one of those colours for me.

Crushed Curry is so vibrant, it immediately draws your eye and it demands your attention. And as today is the first day of spring here in Australia, I decided to celebrate the arrival of spring with a Crushed Curry sunflower card.

This card uses a favourite technique of mine: the die inlay technique. I highly recommend die inlay to anyone who enjoys doing jigsaws. It’s not a technique for fast mass production but it’s not hard to do either, and the extra time it takes is so worth it for the effect it gives.

Did you notice the background spotted DSP? It’s from the FREE SALE-a-bration Beautifully Penned 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

Once you’ve layered the spotty DSP onto the Basic Black card base, it’s time to create the die inlay sunflower. The die inlay technique works best if you adhere a piece of adhesive sheet to the back of the Crushed Curry Cardstock and Basic Black Cardstock BEFORE you die cut them.

After you’ve die cut the Crushed Curry Cardstock be careful to keep all of the die pieces together on the cutting platform and use your Take Your Pick Tool to remove the adhesive sheet from the back of the petal pieces and place them into the correct position.

The “Thanks a Bunch” sentiment from Celebrate Sunflowers has been stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white emboss powder before fussy cutting it out.

The other great pop of Crushed Curry colour is the handmade matching envelope. Isn’t this DSP pattern just gorgeous? It’s from a host set called Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, which has black and white patterns on one side and vibrant colours on the other side.

The envelope closure was made using the same die I used for the centre of the sunflower. I cut two of these dies in Basic Black and attached them to the envelope with white square brads. White bakers twine twists around the closures to open and close the envelope.

The inside of the card was easy to decorate with leftover Crushed Curry die pieces.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented Caroline Manwaring. I can’t wait to see what she’s made this week!

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the the full list of participants below:

Michele Taylor 

Andrea Sargent 

Rachel Palmieri 

Kate Morgan

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

Caroline Manwaring 

Sharon Davern 

Christine Blain 

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss 

Ros Davidson 

Theresa Gerrard 

Rachel Woollard 

Thanks for visiting my site. I’ll be back with another Christmas card on Monday.

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

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 13 Crushed Curry

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 13 Crushed Curry

Welcome to week thirteen 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 13 – Crushed Curry

Crushed Curry is part of the regals family and it’s a rich, deep, warm yellow colour…which is why I thought it would be perfect to use with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle.

This bundle includes the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and the Sunflowers Dies but you can buy both the stamp set and the dies separately too.

I’ve seen so many different and eye-catching cards made with the sunflower bundle but for my cards tonight I’ve decided to keep to a very simple colour palette. I personally like Crushed Curry best when it’s paired with either black and white. or grey and white.

First things first – colouring in the sunflowers. You can do this in a variety of ways but love water colouring so I stamped in Stazon onto shimmery white card stock and then water coloured using the new Water Painters to lift Crushed Curry ink off the lid of my stamp pad.

Once the sunflowers were water coloured and dried they were die cut with the matching dies.

The custom background for my “Let’s Celebrate You” card was created using the side of my Crushed Curry ink pad randomly stamped onto a large acrylic block and then sprayed with water from a Stampin’ Spritzer.

This created a marbled ink effect on the block – I carefully placed the card stock onto the marbled block to transfer the ink to the paper before letting it dry and embossing it with the tasteful textile embossing folder.

The “Let’s Celebrate You” sentiment was stamped onto Crushed Curry card stock in Versamark Ink before heat embossing with White Emboss powder.

These adorable dies were used to die cut leaves and foliage out of Crushed Curry card stock.

My second card was quickly created to use up my leftover water coloured sunflowers.

I really love the sentiments in this set, especially the mixed font on this “Thanks a bunch” sentiment.

I have to confess I think I actually prefer this card to the first because the Basic Black background layer really makes the sunflowers pop!

Liking my card made from leftovers more than the original card is starting to become a habit with me!

Thanks to the deep vibrant yellow of Crushed Curry, both cards are so bright and happy in real life, but I’m curious to find out which card you prefer?

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

To purchase the products used in these cards simply click on the links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the August–December 2020 Mini Catalogue, 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

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

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