Wednesday, March 3, 2021



Cathy Proctor is hosting this week's Colour Creations Showcase, which is all about Pumpkin Pie - the longest-standing orange in Stampin' Up!'s range.  I approached this week's challenge with some trepidation, as Pumpkin Pie is one of my least-used colours, and I had no clue what I'd do with it.  Turns out, I rather like it!  I was pleased with what I made, after all.  If you go to Cathy's blog, not only will you see her lovely creations, but you'll be able to find a comprehensive list of all the participants in this week's showcase.  We would love it if you hopped around all our blogs, to get some inspiration, and we welcome any comment love you'd like to leave!

My card features the beautiful True Love Designer Series Paper, that is not only like beautiful colouring-in paper, but that contains some great black and white graphic backgrounds.

I coloured in some flowers, with Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Smoky Slate (for the flower centres) Stampin' Blends markers, and fussy-cut them.  From another sheet of the True Love paper, I die-cut the "HAPPY", using the dies from the So Much Happy bundle.  After adhering both of these elements to a panel of Basic White card, I ran the piece through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine, using the Subtle 3D embossing folder.

Here's a close up of the coloured flowers, and the subtle dry embossing:

The sentiments are all courtesy of the So Much Happy bundle.  I stamped "so very" in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, on a strip of Basic White card, and flagged one end by inserting the strip into my Tailored Tag punch.  The other part of the sentiment was stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink, on another Basic White card strip that was similarly flagged.  Holiday Rhinestones add a little sparkle and shine to the card.

Listed below are all the products I used to make this card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

I so enjoyed playing with Pumpkin Pie (who knew?!), that I created another card, which I will share with you tomorrow.

Make sure you head over to Cathy's blog, to click on the links to the blogs of all other Colour Creations Showcase participants.

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  1. Oh, those flowers are so pretty! You are making it very hard to resist this paper! I love the texture of the Subtle folder over the flowers.

  2. Rachel Woollard03 March, 2021 21:24

    Beautiful card Christine, so glad you stepped outside your colour comfort zone!

  3. Yes you should be so pleased with this beautiful card Christine and I definitely think you should play with Pumpkin Pie more often! Your colouring is incredible and the dry embossing looks amazing too. I love your die cut lettering! Thank you for sharing your Pumpkin Pie inspiration with us all xx

  4. Gorgeous card and using the Subtle.EF was brilliant to add interesting texture. Lovely work!

  5. Gorgeous card Christine and using the Subtle EF was brilliant to add interesting textures. Lovely work!

  6. Oh Christine, your card is beautiful. I'm so glad you played with Pumpkin Pie. Your colouring is gorgeous and the Subtle embossing is lovely with it. Also, love the way you have used the geometric side of the DSP as well. You certainly rose to the challenge with distinction. xxx

  7. This card is so beautiful Christine, and I do love Pumpkin Pie with the black and white DSP of True Love!

  8. So pretty, Christine. I love how you ran the entire card front through the Subtles folder to get that lovely texture. The Pumpkin Pie flowers are fabulous with B&W.

  9. Lovely blend colouring, Christine. The flowers look fabulous! The 'HAPPY' looks almost sparkly with that DSP pattern - great choice. Gotta love a bit of Subtle embossing, and loving the look of Pumpkin Pie with black and white.

  10. Terrific card Christine. The colouring, the texture, the combination of sentiments and those pumpkin pie gems are all fabulous.

  11. I love the subtle embossing folder of the DSP flowers. It looks amazing!