Soft Sea Foam Pansy Petals Card – AWH Colour Creations

Soft Sea Foam Pansy Petals Card – AWH Colour Creations

Welcome to week 45 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Soft Sea Foam from the Subtles family.

This very pale green is combined with Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent in the striped paper in the soon to be retired and currently half price ($10) Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper. This monotone striped paper (top right sheet in the photo below) inspired the colour combination for my card today.

Did you know there are actually several variety of green pansies in real life? Regardless, I still would have still made green pansies as I love taking a bit of artistic licence when making my cards.

This Basic Border die provides a lovely scalloped and stitched edge to the Basic White layer and the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels (also retiring soon) add a touch of bling to the centre of my pansies.

I just love how these Pansy dies add so much texture at the same as they die cut the flowers out.

The sentiments in the Pansy Patch Stamp Set have the most delightful mix of fonts – I’m so happy these Pansy dies and the Pansy Patch Stamp Set are both carrying over to the new annual catalogue.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Diane– 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.

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

We will be back next Wednesday to showcase our final colour for our AWH Colour Creations blog – Soft Suede – on April 27. But don’t worry, we are not finishing the blog hop. We will be hopping the week after, starting the next year with the new 2022-23 In Colours and continuing for another year.

Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx

Cath xx

Stampin’ Up! Punch and Die Art Koala Card

Stampin’ Up! Punch and Die Art Koala Card

Hello to all my crafting friends! Do you enjoy being challenged with your crafting? I certainly do!

Today I’m sharing my entry for the inaugural “G’day Fri’yay’ Card Making Challenges” group, who are hosting fortnightly Card Making Challenge with Aussie Themes.

The theme for this challenge is koalas, however, although I don’t have a current Stampin’ Up! set with a koala image I wasn’t going to let that stop me from entering.

So how did I create my koala? It was a combination of dies, punches and an embossing folder. Let’s just call it “die and punch art” and be done with it!

To make the tree I embossed some of the In Good Taste DSP with the Bark 3D embossing folder and used the long, curved Basic Border dies to create the shape of the trunk.

Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent cardstock die cut with Forever Flourishing dies make for pretty realistic eucalypt leaves, don’t you agree? I hope the koala agrees because he doesn’t eat anything else!

I cannot believe how easy it was to make the little koala from Smoky Slate cardstock with the Pansy Dies! These Pansy dies emboss and cut at the same time, making my little koala even more realistic!

The feet of the new Penguin Builder Punch were punched in Blushing Bride for the inside of the ears.

The curve in the stem of one of the Pansy dies was die cut in Basic Black cardstock for the mouth and the nose was made by trimming a punched piece of Basic Black cardstock with the Symmetrical Stems Border Punch.

Two Matte Black Dots worked perfectly for the eyes!

I hope my “die and punch art” koala inspires you too to take a fresh look at your crafting supplies too and find new and creative ways of using them!

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I’ll be back next Monday with Heart of christmas inspiration and our weekly AWH Colour Creations Showcase – we are creating projects with Cinnamon Cider this week. 

When you shop online in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store  don’t forget to use my monthly Host Code (if your order is between $50 – $250) and I will send you a thank you gift the following month. If your order is over $250 don’t use the host code because you will qualify for your own stamping rewards.

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

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