Poppy Parade and Tulip Bouquet card- AWH Colour Creations

Poppy Parade and Tulip Bouquet card- AWH Colour Creations

Welcome to week 37 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Poppy Parade from the Brights family.

One of my favourite things in the world is receiving a bunch of flowers. Any flower, any colour, any combination … I really love them all! This week I needed to make a belated birthday card for a very special friend who is also a paper crafter, so I decided to make her a paper bunch of flowers with the Flowering Tulips Bundle.

My colour combination was inspired by some of the colours from the gorgeous Flowering Fields DSP: Poppy Parade, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Basic White and Basic Black.

Poppy Parade colour combination

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I haven’t yet seen any cards that combine both types of flowers in the Flowering Tulips Bundle: the 3D folded tulips (made with the Tulips Dies) and the stamped and die cut open tulips (made with the Flowering Tulips Stamp Set and the Tulips Dies,) so I decided to give it a go.

I’m must say I’m really happy with the exuberance and dimension of this card – it’s definitely not one to pop in the post, though!

The soft Petal Pink cardstock layer has been embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder to match the type on the Vellum Layering Designs that I’ve wrapped the bunch of flowers in – it really does look like a bunch of flowers wrapped in newspaper!

The tips of the Petal Pink pieces in the 3D tulips were lightly sponged with Poppy Parade before I assembled the 3D tulips. The bone folder and my fingers added dimension to the tulips in the bouquet.

Petal Pink Organdy Striped ribbon was wrapped around the bouquet and tied into a bow.
Leftover tulips were used to decorate the inside of the card and back of the home made envelope, made using the Poppy Parade spotted paper from the Flowering fields DSP.

By adhering the tulip to the envelope with a Stampin’ up! dimensional just below the envelope flap, the tulip works as both a decoration and an envelope closure mechanism, allowing the envelope flap to be easily opened and closed many times without damaging the DSP!

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Rachel Palmieri – I can’t wait to see what Rachel 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 all these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the images below.

Product List

We will be back to showcase Poppy Parade on February 23.

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

Cath xx



In the Moment with Night of Navy – AWH Colour Creations

In the Moment with Night of Navy – AWH Colour Creations

Welcome to week 31 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Night Of Navy from the Neutrals family, one of my all time favourite Stampin’ Up! colours.

My three Night of Navy cards all use a different image from a new stamp set called “In the Moment”. If you like colouring, this stamp set is a must have and it can be found on page 57 of the new January – June catalogue.

I’ve combined Night of Navy with Crumb Cake and Balmy Blue for a classic colour scheme and used my light and dark Stampin’ Blends! to colour each of the images after I’d stamped them in Tuxedo Memento ink.

Each card has a different Night of Navy background. For the woman relaxing with a good book I naturally couldn’t go past the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder – what a perfect match!

I ran my Night of Navy ink across the inside surface of the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder before embossing the background Basic white layer. TIP – to clean the ink off your folder once you’ve embossed simply run the embossing folder under tap water and then leave to dry.

I’ve used another new product for the second card – the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks. By using a Blending Brush to lift ink off the Night of Navy ink, it was quick and easy to create an lovely ombre background layer.

All three cards have a bow of Night of Navy Bakers Twine which is from the new “Fan Baker’s Twine” pack. This pack contains three spools of Baker’s Twine in Evening Evergreen, Night of Navy, and a Poppy Parade/white twisted twine.

Card three was the fastest of the three to create because the coloured image is layered on this beautiful Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper. I love this DSP!

For all three cards I die cut the image using the Scalloped Contours Dies as they are just the perfect size for these images. The sentiments are all from the “In the Moment” stamp set.

Each of these cards perfectly captures some of my favourite ways to relax. Enjoying my morning cup of coffee or tea as I look into my garden and listen to the birdsong. Savouring a glass of wine at the beach where I am lucky enough to live. Reading a book and enjoying a cuppa while snuggled up with my dog!

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.

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase all these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the images below.

Product List

We will be back to showcase Old Olive on January 19.

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

Cath xx



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