Wednesday, May 19, 2021


This week's Colour Creations Showcase, co-ordinated by Cathy Proctor, is all about Soft Sea Foam.  This is the lightest green in Stampin' Up!'s range.  I love its subtlety.  Cathy has a list on her blog of all participants in this week's share; we hope you'll hop around all our blogs, to be inspired to use this lovely colour.

I decided Soft Sea Foam would be nice paired with Soft Succulent (one of Stampin' Up!'s new In Colors), to create a card with the Simply Succulents bundle.  I've added some Gray Granite into the mix as well.

The beautiful die-cut background is Soft Sea Foam card, layered onto a mat of Soft Sea Foam card.  I experimented with a few different things before settling on this.  My first idea was to die-cut the background from Shimmery White card, and to colour it with Soft Sea Foam ink and Blending Brushes.  It just didn't look like I thought it would; I'm much happier with the simple method of die-cutting Soft Sea Foam card!  

If you look closely, you might just be able to detect a hint of shimmer on the green plants.  I stamped the succulents, in Soft Succulent ink, on Shimmery White card, and coloured them using Soft Sea Foam and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends.  The pot is coloured using Gray Granite Stampin' Blends, and the Color Lifter pen.  A Square Vellum Doily creates a bit of a break between the die-cut background, and the succulents in the pot.

Look at the beautiful result achieved by embossing a piece of Soft Sea Foam card with the new Macrame 3D embossing folder.  I think it is gorgeous!  The sentiment is white heat-embossed on Gray Granite card, and cut out using the Messages Die.  A few Genial Gems were added to finish off my card.

Listed below are all the products 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.

Make sure you visit Cathy's blog, to see her beautiful Soft Sea Foam creation, and to find the links to the blogs of all other participants in this week's Colour Creations Showcase.

I will have another Soft Sea Foam card to share with you tomorrow.  I hope you'll come back to visit!

Product List
Heat Tool
Genial Gems


  1. Your colour combination is gorgeous Christine and yes that embossing folder looks amazing in real life - I didn't think I needed it until I saw your beautiful card and now it's on my list!!

  2. What a beautiful card Christine and superb colouring on the succulents! Great colour combo including Granite Gray.

  3. Another gorgeous card! You've coloured the main image so well, and I love the wonderful background you've created for your card.

  4. Rachel Woollard19 May, 2021 21:43

    Beautiful combos of green Christine and the Smoky slate is a perfect highlight

  5. Ooh that Macrame 3D folder looks awesome, so much better than I thought it would. Lovely colour combo and placement of those pretty gems!

  6. Lots of lovely texture and the colour combo is spot on Christine. I love the die-cut layering and the white embossed sentiment on grey.