Tonight is week fifty, the very last week of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop! I
Next week we start afresh on Wednesday, 3rd May, featuring the five new In colours every Wednesday in May, followed by the four new core colours in June and then the the rest of the core colours throughout the year.
This week we are featuring Soft Suede, one of the retiring Neutral Colours. I will really miss this colour for animals, trees, wood and nature scenes in particular.
My card this week is basically just DSP and fussy cutting, apart from the sentiments on both my cards. I’ve used the retiring (and currently on sale) Happy Forest Friends DSP, one of my favourite DSPs ever!
For both my cards I simply fussy cut images from the Happy Forest Friends DSP and then started layering.
Card one has a lot of white space and features the largest tree from the Happy Forest Friends DSP.
I also added a strip of the Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim, some Brushed Brass Butterflies and a bow of Linen Thread.
Card Two has a DSP layer behind the forest scene that features the gorgeous Soft Suede bear.
This card also features Brushed Brass Butterflies and a bow of Linen Thread.
The “Hello” sentiment on both cards is from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set, stamped in Soft Suede and die cut using a die from the Tailor Made Tags Dies.
I’ve altered these die shapes after die cutting by either cutting of the tag end (card two) or turning the square end of the tag die around and die cutting it again to square off the tag and make it into a rectangle instead (card one).
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.
Welcome to week 17 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Flirty Flamingo, a vibrant pink from the Brights colour collection.
I started my making an 5″ x 5 1/2″ bag, using these instructions for a 6×6 DSP, even though this DSP is 12 x 12″. The bag uses either one sheet of 12×12″ DSP cut into 6×6″ squares or 3 sheets of 6×6″ DSP.
Cut piece 1 at 5″ wide x 6″tall and score 1/2″ at the bottom.
Cut piece 2 to 3 1/2″wide x 5 1/2 ” tall and score 1/2″ along the left side of 5 1/2 ” edge.
Cut piece 3 to 3 1/2″wide x 5 1/2 ” tall and score 1/2″ along the right side of 5 1/2 ” edge.
Adhere the folded sides of pieces 2 and 3 to the left and right edges of piece 1.
Adhere together the overlapped section of pieces 2 and 3 together.
Fold up the bottom flap and adhere.
I wrapped the Fine Art 3/8″ (1 cm) Ribbon and gold metallic Simply Elegant Trim around the bag and tied a bow. The Simply Elegant Trim is slippery and hard to keep sitting in a nice bow shape so I always use a couple of glue dots.
The layered tags are cut using the Tailor Made Tags Dies, Pierced Blooms Dies and Flirty Flamingo and gold sequins from the Sequins For Everything.
I cut the single layer card to fit inside the bag, decorating it with the same embellishments and a strip of the striped DSP I used for the bag. All of the flowers and leaves were die cut in Basic White using the Pierced Blooms Dies and then colored with Pear Pizzazz and Flirty Flamingo ink using sponge daubers.
I added a score line either side of the strip of DSP using the score blade on my paper trimmer.
I’m not sure if there is an official name for a single layer card in an bag that acts like an envelope? Whatever it is called, I think I will be making more of these as they have plenty of room to also enclose photos, a Christmas letter or even gift cards of any size.
I’ve left room to write on the front of the card, however you could simply use the reverse side if you wanted to write a longer message.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, my friend Kate Morgan – 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 the full list of participants below:
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. My September Host Code is WVX3UYCR and it is valid until midnight September 30.
I’ll be back with another Christmas card next Monday. In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx