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.
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.
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 14 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!
This week we are showcasing one of the regals colours: Crushed Curry.
I love this vibrant, rich yellow so much, I painted the front door of my home in a shade of paint very close to Crushed Curry, which is why I think this colour makes me feel happy.
So it really was an absolute no-brainer which stamp set I would use to showcase this gorgeous colour. The “At Home With You” stamp set with its matching At Home Framelits is one of my all-time favourite Stampin’ Up! bundles.
I know from first-hand experience that Crushed Curry looks amazing with black and white (as well as all different shades of grey) because these are the colours of my home! So my design for my card this week was inspired by the colours of the entrance porch to my home.
Wouldn’t it be lovely if the entrance to my house actually looked like this all the time?
Sadly, as I live with 3 surfers (who all play soccer) and a large dog, it is more of a jumble of wetsuits, surfboards, soccer boots, wet towels and yet more wetsuits…my front door only ever looks like this when we are having people over at Christmas time!!!!
And no, I’m not going to spoil my blog with an actual photo of my front door as it looks today (and 364 days of the year!). Instead, let’s take a closer look at the gorgeous little details in this stamp set that really make this card.
I coloured in the flowers in the flower pots with my Crushed Curry and Old Olive markers, then I used my Light Smoky Slate Blender Pen to shade the flower pot. The Crushed Curry and Old Olive markers and Light Smoky Slate Blender Pen were also used to colour the lantern and I couldn’t resist using a little gold foil bow (from the forthcoming Farmhouse Framelits dies in the Holiday Catalogue) to add that final touch of bling. The doorknob is made by using the smallest gold metallic brad.
The grates above the door add architectural interest (these grates are on my home but not above the front door) and I created my grates using a die that is actually designed to cut out the glass panels on the front door.
Although we have actually rendered over the bricks in our house I couldn’t resist using my embossing paste and the brick stencil to add a touch of texture to my card. I coloured the paste with some Smoky Slate re-inker, even though I’ve used Gray Granite cardstock for my wall. I really like how these two neutral colours look together.
How cute are the “welcome” mat and the “I feel at home when I’m with you” sentiment? It would make me so very happy to receive a card from someone when these words on it.
And this colour combination certainly makes me feel right at home.
To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below.