Blackberry Bliss “It’s a Science” Pinwheel Tower Birthday Card

Blackberry Bliss “It’s a Science” Pinwheel Tower Birthday Card

Welcome to week thirteen of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop!

Last week was my dad’s birthday and as I gave him some science books for his birthday it only seemed appropriate to make a science-themed card using the “It’s a Science” stamp set.

I don’t normally buy stamp sets with puns, however the puns in this stamp set are really clever and I love the line art style too. It’s also a really versatile set if you enjoy colouring techniques.

I had originally planned to make a tower flap card, like this one below by US Stampin’ Up! demo, Karen Titus, however the images from the stamp set were too large for the flaps.

So I made a pinwheel tower card instead. It’s a very easy fancy fold to make and fabulous for display. This is what it looks like from above.

And here are the images on each of the four flaps. I’ve used Stampin’ Up! blends to colour the line art images in Blackberry Bliss, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Blueberry Bushel and Daffodil Delight.

Using the colour lifter on the areas where light would fall gives instant dimension to my beakers. Instead of colouring them to be partially filled with different coloured liquids I’ve coloured them as if they were coloured glass. Dad used to collect blue glass and it gives such a pretty effect.

The microscope is coloured using Copper Clay, with the colour lifter again adding reflection and dimension.

The black and white DSP on the reverse side of the images is from the Zoo Crew 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. I deliberately left space on this final flap to write a birthday greeting.

This card folds flat for posting, however because it is oversized a handmade envelope was required.

I used the Delightfully Eclectic DSP to make a black and white envelope to match the card. The name label for the front of the card was die cut using the Scalloped Contours Dies, with More Dazzle stars die cut using the Give It a Whirl Dies.

The envelope flap is also adhered using a Scalloped Contours Die, attached with glue dots to make sealing and resealing possible.

I really haven’t showcased Blackberry Bliss as the main colour this week, however hopefully I’ve shown how well it can work with colours from different colour families. I guess that’s why Stampin’ Up! have moved it to the neutrals family now!

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Di Furniss – I can’t wait to see what Di has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Di Furniss

Amie McIlroy   

Christina Barnes  

Tina Gillespie

Andrea Sargent

Kate Morgan

Christine Blain

Rachel Woollard

Sharon Davern

Rosa Leyden  

Ros Davidson    

Theresa Gerrard  

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

Next Wednesday, 2nd August, we’ll be back showcasing Blueberry Bushel.

I hope you can join us then.

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