Welcome to week twenty 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 Melon Mambo from the brights family.
For a variety of reasons, I’m making a lot of cards this month. I need to find ways to speed up my card making, which is why I’ve reached for the Simply Fabulous stamp set this week.
The Simply Fabulous stamp set is quite simply fabulous for fast card making! I also love the fonts in the stamp set and the assortment of flowers and greenery.
I’ve added just one other colour to this card – Granny Apple Green – as it is another bright I knew it would work well with the hot pink of Melon Mambo.
These stamps are supposed to give a solid image, however both my Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo stamp sets were a bit too juicy which is why my stamping has a slightly mottled effect.
Let’s just pretend it was intentional, not that I didn’t have time to remake my card!!
This card basically is simple stamping, apart from the Stitched Rectangle Die I’ve used to die cut the sentiment. As this is a rectangle, you don’t need a die to cut the sentiment out – you could easily make this card with just two ink pads, one stamp set and paper.
I used the rectangle die to trace the outline of where the sentiment goes with a pencil so I knew where to stamp on the card. Once again, you could simply trace around a rectangle of paper.
As I don’t have the Melon Mambo reinker, the splatters were created by picking up some of the ink from the stamp pad with a water painter and then gently tapping it across the stamped card.
The Sweet Sorbet Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins work perfectly for a touch of bling!
I’m trying to remember to stamp the insides of my cards as I make them, rather than when I need to use them, so I’ve stamped a few flowers and leaves inside as well.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what Kate has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.
Catherine Proctor – you are here!
If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.
Next Wednesday we will be showcasing one of the Brights, Melon Mambo.
I hope you can join us then.