Wednesday, July 15, 2020

AWHT COLOUR CREATIONS SHOWCASE - WEEK 7: CAJUN CRAZE


Tonight I am taking part in a weekly Colour Creations Showcase, with some of my Stampin' Up! friends.  Our share is co-ordinated by Catherine Proctor, who has a comprehensive list on her blog of all the participants' blog links.  We would love for you to visit all our blogs, and leave some comment love.  This week we are focussing our creative efforts on Cajun Craze, which is somewhat of a polarising colour in Stampin' Up!'s range!  Most of us taking part in the share have never, or seldom, used this colour, so it was a great challenge.

I have recently taken delivery of some new goodies from the upcoming August-December Mini Catalogue, and was keen to use some new Designer Series Paper on my Cajun Craze creation.  This paper is called Magic in the Night, and is intended to be used for Halloween projects - but I like the dark, moody, colours and patterns.  Both the Cajun Craze background paper, and the black and white rose-patterened piece, are from this pack.



As you can see, the colour combination I chose is Cajun Craze, Basic Black and Whisper White.  The white definitely tones down the harshness of Cajun Craze.  When I inked up the "fill in" stamps for my roses, I stamped the solid image off three times onto scrap paper before applying it to my white cardstock.  The stamp that provides more shading to the petals was inked in Cajun Craze, then stamped off twice before going over the lighter layer.  I also stamped off my black ink for the leaves, and think the toning goes really nicely with the rose paper.

Listed below are all the current Stampin' Up! products I used to make this card.  (The Designer Series Paper will be available from 4th August.) If you would like to shop with me for your craft supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.  I'd love to have you shop with me, if you live in Australia, and don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Make sure you visit Cathy's blog, to see everyone else's Cajun Craze creations.  After being stuck for ideas with this colour initially, once I got creating, I ended up making three cards, so I'll share the others with you tomorrow.



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11 comments:

  1. Well I never would have thought to pair the typical Halloween DSP with roses but it looks amazing on your card. Also, who would of thought there would be roses in the Halloween DSP pack!

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  2. Stunning!!!! I love everything about this Christine!

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  3. Christine your flowers are stunning! Cajun Craze is definitely improved with stamping off, LOL! Thank you for sharing your Cajun Craze inspiration with us tonight xx

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  4. Moody is the right word! Your card is gorgeous, and I'm so impressed with how well your leaves match the DSP!

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  5. A great card Christine. I love your combination of DSP's (who would have guessed they were halloween related). Cajun Craze is great in its lighted tints. The flowers are gorgeous, and the leaves do match the DSP well. Lovely X

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  6. Wow, I've never thought to stamp flowers in Cajun Craze. That's amazing! The addition of the crisp white really makes it pop.

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  7. What?!!! Who on earth would think to use Halloween DSP with pretty roses? Crickey, I hadn't even noticed this paper in the catalogue. Christine, I really love this card and makes me want to like and use this colour even more!

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  8. I love the way you've stamped off to get some pretty tones of Cajun Craze. Perfect for the rose.

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  9. Great Card Christine, I would never have coloured by flowers that colour but I love them they are beautiful.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous card Christine! I am not a fan of Halloween, so I missed seeing this beautiful DSP. It looks amazing on your card!

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  11. Stunning card Christine. Who said Cajun Craze is only for Autumn, nature or masculine cards? Your flowers are lovely.

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