Stampin’ Up! Polished Pink Taco Fiesta Birthday Card – Week 38 AWH Colour Creations

Stampin’ Up! Polished Pink Taco Fiesta Birthday Card – Week 38 AWH Colour Creations

Welcome to week thirty eight 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 Polished Pink from the 2021-23 family.

A fabulously fun colour like Polished Pink deserves to be paired with fabulously fun stamp set like Taco Fiesta!

There are plenty of taco/guacamole/chilli related food images and sayings in this stamp set, however I just couldn’t resist using this adorable pinata image, coloured in with Stampin Blends in the colours of the cardstock used for the pinata fringing.

Polished Pink is gorgeous vibrant pink, so I paired it with other vibrant In Colours as well colours from the Brights family. From top to bottom in my card I’ve used Daffodil Delight, Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis, Polished Pink and Sweet Sorbet, with a card base of Basic Black to make these colours pop even more.

The pinata fringing on the card front is super easy to make, either with fringing scissors or using your paper snips.

Pinata Fringing Technique

  1. My card base measures 14.8 x 10.5cm (half an A4 sheet of cardstock that has been scored and fold in half) and I wanted to use 6 colours, so I used my trimmer to cut 6 different cardstock colours, each at 3 x 10 cm – this allows the layers of fringing to overlap each other.
  2. Use a pencil to mark 5 lines, each spaced 2.5 cm apart (this gives room for overlap of fringing) measuring up from the bottom of the card and going all the way up to the top.
  3. Attach one strip of tear & tape along the longer 10 cm edge on one side of each colour of cardstock.
  4. With the side that has the tear & tape facing up, use Paper Snips or fringing scissors to cut fringes at all the way along the length of the cardstock, cutting up to the bottom of the tear & tape.
  5. Once all of your colours have all been fringed, remove the backing off the tear & tape and attach the fringing to the card front along your pencil lines, working from the bottom of the card up so you can overlap the fringing as you go.

I’ve die cut the pinata image using a layering circle die and added a scalloped Basic Black layering circle behind it. The pinata is “hanging” from the strip of Polished Pink cardstock by a string of Basic Black Bakers twine.

The “Let’s Party” sentiment is part of a longer sentiment from the Breaking News stamp set. I bought this stamp set for my son’s university graduation, however I’ve used it on so many cards since.

Inside the card I’ve used part of a sentiment from the Taco Fiesta stamp set. To use just one a part of a sentiment simply place the sticky part of a post it note over the words you want covered. Ink up the stamp and then remove the post it note BEFORE stamping the sentiment onto the cardstock.

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  

Rachel Woollard  

Di Furniss  

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Rosa Leyden  

Theresa Gerrard

Catherine Proctor  – you are here!

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store once they are available to purchase tomorrow morning.

We’ll be back next Wednesday, February 8, with projects showcasing a favourite colour for many people, Pool Party.

I hope you can join us then.

Stampin’ Up! 2021-23 In Colors – Week 1 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! 2021-23 In Colors – Week 1 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

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.

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

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Christine Blain

Rachel Woollard

Theresa Gerrard

Rachel Palmieri

Michele Taylor

Diane Furniss

Andrea Sargent

Ros Davidson

Cathy Proctor – you are here!

To purchase any of the products used in my cards today simply click on the images below.

Product List

New Stampin’ Up! 2021-23 In Colours

New Stampin’ Up! 2021-23 In Colours

Hello to all my crafting friends!

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.

Stampin’ Up! 2021-23 InColours

Stampin’ Up 2021-23 In Colours

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

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

Doesn’t it also look amazing when paired with Rich Razzleberry and Misty Moonlight?

Stampin’ Up! Fresh Freesia colour combination

Soft Succulent

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

I’m looking forward to creating some Australian bush scenes using this Soft Succulent colour combination.

Soft Succulent Colour Combination

Pale Papaya

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

I love using any shade of orange or yellow with gray, so I think this colour combination would look amazing!

Pale Papaya Colour Combination

Evening Evergreen

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

Evening Evergreen will look amazing with the other darker neutrals – what do you think of this “tartan inspired” colour combination for masculine cards or Christmas cards?

Evening Evergreen Colour Combination

Polished Pink

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 love using red and pink together and think Polished Pink will work equally well with softer light tones or a lovely bright colour combination like this one.

Polished Pink Colour Combination

Want to see more on the new InColours?

I’ll be receiving my pre-order very soon and will be posting some projects using these 2021-23 InColours later this week.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the forthcoming 2021-22 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

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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

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