Everyday Details Orchid Oasis Cards

Everyday Details Orchid Oasis Cards

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

Our colour this week is Orchid Oasis, an 2022–2024 In Color. Whether this is a blue or a purple shade really depends on what colour you put it against. Either way, I think this is a gorgeous colour and it’s one I hope will join the core colour range one day.

My three cards this week all use the brand new Everyday Details bundle from the January–April 2024 Mini Catalogue as well as the versatile Basics 3D Embossing folders from the online exclusives.

Card one uses the criss cross hatched embossing folder and the largest rectangle die from the Everyday Details dies.

Card two features the teacup image, die cut using the second largest circle die from the Everyday Details dies.

I think card three is my favourite as I love the three little blue eggs in the nest and the “bubble circle” embossing of Orchid Oasis card stock layer.

I don’t often use ribbon on my cards but I couldn’t resist adding a strip of black and white gingham ribbon adhered with Tear & Tape Adhesive with a bow attached with an adhesive dot.

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

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

Andrea Sargent

Kate Morgan  

Di Furniss

Christine Blain

Rosa Leyden

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor – you are here! 

We’ll be back showcasing Parakeet Party next Wednesday, 31 January. I hope you can join us then.

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! Blackberry Bliss – Week 5 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Blackberry Bliss – Week 5 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to week 5 of our 2020-21Colour Creations blog hop! We are showcasing Blackberry Bliss, a rich, deep colour from our regal family.

One of the most beautiful suites in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue is the Pansy Petals suite. I love this suite so much because it reminds me of my Nan and her stunning African Violets.

The Pansy Petals DSP in this suite has the following colour combination: Basic White, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Soft Sea Foam and Soft Succulent. However, because pansies come in so many different colours so you really can use any colours with this suite.

My first card was CASEd from a card I found on Pinterest made by an incredibly talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrator called Gail Ellis. I’ve CASEd her basic layout, the use of two different embossing folders and the shading of the flower petals and the leaves, however I’ve used different colours, a different background embossing folders, a different sentiment and different embellishments.

To achieve the colour shading on the edge of the flower, the flower bud and the leaves, I used sponge daubers, taking the ink directly off my ink pads. The flowers and buds are sponged with Blackberry Bliss and the leaves with Garden Green.

The yellow centre of the pansy flower is die cut from a scrap of Crushed Curry card stock, with the stem and large leaf die cut from Garden Green card stock.

These Pansy dies really are so realistic – they emboss at the same time that they die cut the flower petals, buds and the leaves.

Thank goodness the Pastel Pearls have carried over to the new catalogue – I’ve used the Highland Heather coloured pearls for a touch of bling.

The Pansy Patch stamp set has a wonderful range of sentiments – I love how they mix both italic and Roman text together. I prefer to make most of my cards with either a happy birthday or a thank you sentiment as these are the types of cards I use the most and the Pansy Patch stamp set has both of these sentiments.

Did you notice the handmade envelope made from Pansy Petals DSP? On Stampin’ Up! Sara Douglass’s Facebook live this week she demonstrated how to make this envelope as well as two other sizes.

I slightly adapted the American measurements to fit our metric card size, assuming a card base made with half a A4 piece of cardstock. Tip – the envelope fits better if you trim just 5 mm off the height of the card base.

The back closure is super easy to make. Use the Strawberry Builder punch to punch two flowers out of Blackberry Bliss card stock and attach them to the top and bottom flap with two of the white round brads.

A length of white baker’s twine twisted under the flowers closes the envelope. You could also use any round or flower shaped die or punch if you don’t own the Strawberry Builder punch.

Card two is horizontal and uses the same colours, however it features the dots embossing folder (instead of the greenery embossing folder) for the top layer and it also has an additional flower bud placed under the “happy birthday” sentiment to balance the layout.

Both cards use the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder for the base layer – this embossing folder is my new “go to” replacement for the now retired *sob!* Subtles folder.

Horizontal or vertical? Do you have a favourite?

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented Rachel Palmieri. I can’t wait to see what she’s made this week!

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Michele Taylor

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

Rachel Palmieri

Andrea Sargent

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Theresa Gerrard

Christine Blain

Caroline Manwaring

Rosa Leyden

Vicki Boucher

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