Welcome to week 14 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Crushed Curry, a rich bold yellow from the Regals colour collection.

Do you have any colours that you rarely use, but when you do, you wonder why you don’t use them more often? Crushed Curry is one of those colours for me.

Crushed Curry is so vibrant, it immediately draws your eye and it demands your attention. And as today is the first day of spring here in Australia, I decided to celebrate the arrival of spring with a Crushed Curry sunflower card.

This card uses a favourite technique of mine: the die inlay technique. I highly recommend die inlay to anyone who enjoys doing jigsaws. It’s not a technique for fast mass production but it’s not hard to do either, and the extra time it takes is so worth it for the effect it gives.

Did you notice the background spotted DSP? It’s from the FREE SALE-a-bration Beautifully Penned 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

Once you’ve layered the spotty DSP onto the Basic Black card base, it’s time to create the die inlay sunflower. The die inlay technique works best if you adhere a piece of adhesive sheet to the back of the Crushed Curry Cardstock and Basic Black Cardstock BEFORE you die cut them.

After you’ve die cut the Crushed Curry Cardstock be careful to keep all of the die pieces together on the cutting platform and use your Take Your Pick Tool to remove the adhesive sheet from the back of the petal pieces and place them into the correct position.

The “Thanks a Bunch” sentiment from Celebrate Sunflowers has been stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white emboss powder before fussy cutting it out.

The other great pop of Crushed Curry colour is the handmade matching envelope. Isn’t this DSP pattern just gorgeous? It’s from a host set called Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, which has black and white patterns on one side and vibrant colours on the other side.

The envelope closure was made using the same die I used for the centre of the sunflower. I cut two of these dies in Basic Black and attached them to the envelope with white square brads. White bakers twine twists around the closures to open and close the envelope.

The inside of the card was easy to decorate with leftover Crushed Curry die pieces.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented Caroline Manwaring. 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:

Michele Taylor 

Andrea Sargent 

Rachel Palmieri 

Kate Morgan

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

Caroline Manwaring 

Sharon Davern 

Christine Blain 

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss 

Ros Davidson 

Theresa Gerrard 

Rachel Woollard 

Thanks for visiting my site. I’ll be back with another Christmas card on Monday.

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

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