Welcome to week twenty four of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop! This week we are showcasing Fresh Freesia, one of my favourite Stampin’ Up! colours. Fresh Freesia was originally an In Colour, however this year it was added to the subtles family in the core colour range.
Did you take part in the World Card Making Day last Saturday? I was away for the weekend so I took some basic supplies with me so I could craft along at the event, adapting the card designs Stampin’ Up! supplied to make Fresh Freesia cards instead.
This is the first card design for the event, supplied by Stampin’ Up! It uses the brush tip end of the new Stampin’ Write Markers to create a striped background, and the Circle Sayings bundle with circle punch.
I stuck fairly close to the design of this card, swapping out the original colours for Fresh Freesia and Misty Moonlight instead.
My two-tone striped background was created using Fresh Freesia and Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Write Markers.
I also added a hand stamped and hand coloured inside layer to my card.
The second card created by Stampin’ up! uses the Earthen Elegance bundle, with elements of the card that needed to be die cut with a Cut & Emboss Machine.
Guess what? Although I packed my Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, I actually hadn’t packed the clear die cutting plates. What I thought was a new set of die cutting plates turned out to only be the base plate and the embossing plates!
Luckily, I had packed the new Delightful Floral 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper, so I fussy cut flowers from the DSP to make my own version of the card.
For the long oval shaped sentiment and the two panels behind the flowers I traced around the large vase die with a pencil and then fussy cut it out to create the same layout as the original card.
The gorgoeus embellishments on both these cards are the Fresh Freesia and Misty Moonlight gems from the Tinsel Gems Three-Pack.
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!
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Welcome to week seven 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 Basic Gray.
The stunning Heart & Home Designer Series Paper retires soon on June 30 so I really wanted to use it for my cards tonight. I love the different widths of the Basic Gray wood grain patterns and I’ve roughed up the edges of this DSP with paper snips before I adhered them to my Basic Gray card bases.
The darkness of the Basic Gray cardstock really makes this woodgrain DSP pop and I’ve coloured the flowers and leaves with Fresh Freesia and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends using the light Basic Black Stampin’ Blend for the centre of the largest flowers.
The larger floral spray stamp from the Blessings of Home stamp set has been stamped in Basic Gray and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The Blessings of Home bundle also includes the Flowers of Home Dies which I’ve used to cut out the larger floral spray stamp as well as die cut the Basic Gray sprigs on my slimline card.
I’d also stamped and coloured the smaller spray of flowers from the Blessings of Home set but decided not to use it on the slimline card, so I quickly made a second card with it.
The flowers on this thank you card are layered on top of one of the Heart & Home Doilies and these doilies will also retire on June 30.
My layered bow consists of three different ribbons: Gray Granite Shimmer ribbon and Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon that have been cut in half using my paper snips as well as linen thread.
Matte Dots in Basic Gray and some Wink of Stella in the middle of the largest flowers complete my cards.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Tina Gillespie – I can’t wait to see what Tina has made this week!
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Welcome to the very first week of our new Colour Creations blog hop format for 2020-21!
From today we are reverting to a traditional blog hop format, starting with a showcase of ALL FIVE 2021-23 InColours, followed by the rest of our beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in individual alpha order at 8pm every Wednesday.
If you haven’t already seen them, here are the five new 2021-23 In Colours.
And here are the cards I’ve made to showcase these beautiful 2021-23 InColours using the Colour & Contour bundle. I love how the graphic quality of these floral images really make these colours pop.
When I first saw the Color & Contour bundle I was immediately drawn to the scalloped layering dies but not so sure about the stamp set. After just one use I am totally sold on this stamp set! Although I’ve used the new InColour Stampin’ Blends to colour in the flowers and leaves the stamp set comes with stamps you can use to stamp the colour into the flowers and leaves if you prefer.
Polished Pink is the brightest of the new 2021-23 InColours – it’s a slightly “redder” pink than Magenta Madness. I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this card beside some camellias I’ve just picked from the trees in my back garden – how good do these pinks and reds look together?
This close-up shows how stunning the largest scalloped contour die is and gives you a better look at the new 2021-23 InColour Jewels and 2021-23 InColour Polished Pink open weave ribbon. The leaves are coloured using another new 2021-23 InColour – Soft Succulent.
I’m so glad I didn’t have to fussy cut this flower – there’s a die for both of the flowers in this bundle. The buds and the smaller leaves are stamped directly onto the Basic White top layer and then the die cut flower is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Fresh Freesia is my favourite 2021-23 InColour and this second card uses the other flower stamp, coloured using the Fresh Freesia InColour Stampin’ Blends and die cut with the matching die. The leaves are stamped onto the card front and coloured with the Soft Succulent InColour Stampin’ Blends.
The sentiment stamp on the front of this card is card has a matching stamp that I’ve used on the inside of the card.
For my final card I’ve paired the lightest 2021-23 InColour (Pale Papaya) with the darkest (Evening Evergreen) but I think they really complement each other.
I’ve fussy cut 4 buds as well as the larger flower image (after I die cut it) to create a different floral shape for this card. Did you notice the splattering on the card – it’s another stamp in this really versatile stamp set.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Kate Morgan.
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Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of the new Stampin’ Up! InColours for 2021-23. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I get to see the new annual catalogue early and also get to place an order of selected new products.
I can’t show you the inside of the new annual catalogue until it goes live, but I can share the cover with you.
I’ve ordered a copy of the new catalogue to be delivered to my customers so if you buy your Stampin’ Up! products through my online store you’ll be receiving your own copy of the catalogue very soon.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite colour?
Let’s see how each of these new InColors compare to our existing colours.
Fresh Freesia is a pinky lilac colour that I think will work really well with bluey pinks and lavenders or purples. It is more of a purple than a pink so I’ve compared it here to the purples, including the retiring Purple Posy, so you can see how it is a pinker purple but still looks amazing with Gorgeous Grape.
Fresh Freesia colour comparison Stampin’ Up 2021-23 In Colours
Yes, Soft Succulent is another “blue green” very similar to Mint Macaron but because it is a muddier green I think I will get a lot of use of this colour when stamping leaves and flowers. Soft Succulent will look amazing with any pink or purple as well as all the browns and greys in the neutrals – here’s how it compares to the other soft blue/greens.
Soft Succulent Colour Comparison Stampin’ Up 2021-23 In Colours
Pale Papaya is a lovely shade of apricot that is at once a pink and an orange. It sits neatly on the apricot/rust colour spectrum between Petal Pink and Calypso Coral and could prove useful as an additional skin tone colour.
Pale Papaya Colour Comparison Stampin’ Up 2021-23 In Colours
Evening Evergreen is a very dark green and like Soft Succulent it will be great for Australian foliage, but I can also see it being used a lot for Christmas or masculine cards – it’s almost another neutral colour so used sparingly it can be incredibly versatile.
Here’s how Evening Evergreen looks compared to the other dark greens.
Evening Evergreen Colour Comparison Stampin’ Up 2021-23 In Colours
Can a pink be bright and soft at the some time? Polished Pink certainly is and my favourite thing about this colour is that it is a pure, bluish pink with none of the orange undertones of Petal Pink – I think I’ll be “stamping off” or watercolouring this loverly pink a lot to get a light pure shade of pink.
Not as orange as Flirty flamingo, as bright as Magenta Madness or as red as Melon Mambo, Polished Pink is a welcome addition to the Stampin’ Up! range of pinks.
Polished Pink Colour Comparison Stampin' Up 2021-23 In Colours
I’ll be receiving my pre-order very soon and will be posting some projects using these 2021-23 InColours later this week.
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Thanks for visiting my blog today. I’ll be back this Wednesday with the AWH Colour Creations Showcase – we are creating projects with Terracotta Tile this week.
In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx