Welcome to week 12 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Coastal Cabana, a colour from the Brights family.
Did I hear you say “step away from the Be Dazzling DSP, Catherine”? Well, sorry, not sorry, I just can’t seem to stop using this SALE-a-bration specialty DSP!
Tonight’s Coastal Cabana card pairs something old (the All Things Fabulous stamp set and the Fabulous Floral dies) with something new (the FREE Be Dazzling DSP). The colour combination I’ve used is one I’m always drawn to for summer dresses, scarves and earrings: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Gray Granite, Basic White and of course, the gorgeous champagne gold sparkle of the Be Dazzling DSP.
The largest flowers on my card are stamped using 3-step stamps that gradually layer up the colour of the flower – each level of stamp is numbered inside the stamp case. There are so many different colour combinations you can create with this type of stamp. Here’s how I inked up my flowers for this card.
Stamp the largest flower stamps (1A, 2A and 3A) in Coastal Cabana, stamped off once
Stamp the middle stamps (1B, 2B and 3B) in full strength Coastal Cabana
Stamp the smallest, top stamp (1C, 2C and 3C) in full strength Bermuda Bay
The leaves were stamped in Gray Granite, both at full strength and stamped off. I also die cut a few leaves from the Be Dazzling DSP and added 5mm strips of the Be Dazzling DSP at the top and bottom of my card, sitting beside the largest, intricate lacy die (from the Fabulous Floral dies) that has been cut in half and placed either side of the main front panel.
I used some left over stamped and die cut sprigs and leaves to decorate the inside of my card.
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!
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Welcome to week six 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 11 – Coastal Cabana
Coastal Cabana is one of the brights and such a happy colour – exactly what we all need in our world right now! Today I’ve paired it with Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Whisper White to create two watercolour scenes.
I’ve used a beautiful stamp set called Seaside View that I gave to my “crafting partner in crime” (AKA known as Jenny Boffey!) as part of her birthday present last week.
I then immediately borrowed it back from her to make my Coastal Cabana Cards!
I stamped my seaside images using Black Stazon ink onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper and then used my smallest water painter brush to lift ink off the lids of the my ink pads and water colour my scenes.
The sentiments are also from the Seaside View stamp set but I stamped them with the Saddle Brown Stazon ink – I love this colour and I think it looks great with Soft Suede.
The background layer for my “Take Time for Yourself” card is die cut using the largest Ornate Layer die and the other layers are cut using the stitched rectangle dies.
Card two also uses the largest Ornate Layer die but it was too big for the notecard base so I trimmed the edge off the die and uses it as a lace detail at the top and the base of my card.
Don’t you love it when you already have the matching prop for a photo shoot? I found these miniature chairs at an op shop several years ago – they are so cute and just perfect for this Coastal Cabana seaside card!
Both cards are finished off with a bow of linen thread.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Coastal Cabana today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.