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

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

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Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 13 Crushed Curry

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 13 Crushed Curry

Welcome to week thirteen of our 2020-2021 Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase.

Each week various members of our Art With Heart Colour Creations team will be bringing you weekly colour inspiration as we showcase our range of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 13 – Crushed Curry

Crushed Curry is part of the regals family and it’s a rich, deep, warm yellow colour…which is why I thought it would be perfect to use with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle.

This bundle includes the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and the Sunflowers Dies but you can buy both the stamp set and the dies separately too.

I’ve seen so many different and eye-catching cards made with the sunflower bundle but for my cards tonight I’ve decided to keep to a very simple colour palette. I personally like Crushed Curry best when it’s paired with either black and white. or grey and white.

First things first – colouring in the sunflowers. You can do this in a variety of ways but love water colouring so I stamped in Stazon onto shimmery white card stock and then water coloured using the new Water Painters to lift Crushed Curry ink off the lid of my stamp pad.

Once the sunflowers were water coloured and dried they were die cut with the matching dies.

The custom background for my “Let’s Celebrate You” card was created using the side of my Crushed Curry ink pad randomly stamped onto a large acrylic block and then sprayed with water from a Stampin’ Spritzer.

This created a marbled ink effect on the block – I carefully placed the card stock onto the marbled block to transfer the ink to the paper before letting it dry and embossing it with the tasteful textile embossing folder.

The “Let’s Celebrate You” sentiment was stamped onto Crushed Curry card stock in Versamark Ink before heat embossing with White Emboss powder.

These adorable dies were used to die cut leaves and foliage out of Crushed Curry card stock.

My second card was quickly created to use up my leftover water coloured sunflowers.

I really love the sentiments in this set, especially the mixed font on this “Thanks a bunch” sentiment.

I have to confess I think I actually prefer this card to the first because the Basic Black background layer really makes the sunflowers pop!

Liking my card made from leftovers more than the original card is starting to become a habit with me!

Thanks to the deep vibrant yellow of Crushed Curry, both cards are so bright and happy in real life, but I’m curious to find out which card you prefer?

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Crushed curry today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.

To purchase the products used in these cards simply click on the links below.

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If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the August–December 2020 Mini Catalogue, 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

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

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