Wednesday, September 30, 2020


 This week's Colour Creations showcase, hosted by Catherine Proctor, is focussing on Gorgeous Grape.  A group of us is sharing projects featuring this colour, and we love for you to visit our blogs, and leave some comment love!  Cathy has a comprehensive list on her blog of all the participants.  If you right click on each of the links, you can open up all the blog posts in separate tabs, to make "hopping" around our blogs easier.

I had a few colour combos in mind for this week's challenge, but opted for Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Gorgeous Grape.  I do like Crumb Cake as a neutral to pair with purples.

I've used one of the floral images from Painted Poppies.  I stamped it first on a piece of Whisper White card, using Jet Black StazOn ink.  After colouring the poppies with Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather Stampin' Write Markers, I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to create a sweet scalloped stitched rectangle.  Using my Gorgeous Grape inkpad, stamping off onto scrap paper first, I stamped the same poppies image on a piece of Crumb Cake card, that had already been stamped with the Birch background in Whisper White craft ink.  (I do think my inkpad needs reinking, as the stamping, and sponging of the card edges, is very subtle!)  After stamping this piece with the Birch and Painted Poppies, I embossed it with one of the Greenery embossing folders.  Because these embossing folders are narrow, I had to emboss the landscape panel in two steps to cover the whole surface.

The sentiment is white-embossed (stamped in Versamark ink first) on Gorgeous Grape card, and cut out using an Ornate Frames die.  I tucked one end under the poppies panel.  The sentiment is a stamp from the Comfort & Hope stamp set.

In this next photo, you can see some of the Birch stamp in Whisper White ink.  I scattered a few Gorgeous Grape hearts on the card, after cutting them from a Stitched Be Mine die.

Don't forget to visit Cathy's blog to see who else is taking part in this week's Colour Creations Showcase.

All of the products I used to make this card are available to purchase from my online store, if you live in Australia.  If you would like to shop with me, just click on any of the thumbnail images below, to get to my store.

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Last week's stamp set sale saw five new stamp sets join my collection.  One of them is Gorgeous Posies, a set that lends itself beautifully to simple stamping.  

On a Whisper White card panel, I stamped the flower several times in Daffodil Delight ink.  I added detail to the flower centres, in Crushed Curry ink.  Using Post-it Notes, I masked off a few of the flowers, and stamped some leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink.  The dotty stamp filling some white space was inked with Bumblebee ink.  Once I was happy with my stamping, I dry-embossed the piece with the Scripty 3D embossing folder.

The sentiment was stamped in Bumblebee ink, and cut out with an Ornate Frames die.

I cut one little butterfly from Crushed Curry card, using a Butterfly Beauty die:

Some more simple stamping decorates the inside of the card; I added a Whisper White panel, as the card base is Pear Pizzazz (and not as easy to write on):

I've listed below all the products used to make this card.  They are available to purchase from my online store, if you live in Australia.

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