Wednesday, May 26, 2021



Tonight's Colour Creations Showcase, featuring Soft Suede, marks the end of our 50 weeks of sharing cards made with Stampin' Up!'s range of colours in alphabetical order.  If you go over to Cathy's blog, you will find a comprehensive list of everyone taking part in this week's showcase.

Soft Suede evokes strong thoughts of masculine projects for me.  I had a die-cut tree, cut from Soft Suede card, on my craft table, so used that as my starting point for the card I am sharing with you tonight.  Using my Stamparatus, I inked up the Stacked Stone background stamp in Crumb Cake ink, stamped it off onto scrap paper, then stamped it onto a piece of Very Vanilla card.  I wanted a subtle stamped impression, and am pleased with the result.   I knew I wanted to place the tree in the bottom right-hand section of my card front, so I stamped the splotchy (blossom?) stamp from Beauty of Friendship, onto the Very Vanilla panel using Bermuda Bay ink, around the area that the bare-branched tree would go.

I cut a piece of Crumb Cake card to the width of my Very Vanilla panel, and used a Curvy Die to create a decorative top edge.  I stamped, in Crumb Cake ink, the grounding stamp for my tree to sit on.  Using Bermuda Bay ink, I also stamped the splotchy images on this piece of card.  I then embossed the Crumb Cake piece with a Meadow Moments embossing folder, sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink, and added some Soft Suede leaves cut using the tiny leaf Meadow Dies.

After sticking down the "ground" piece, and the tree, I sponged around the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  I mounted this main panel onto a piece of Pool Party cardstock, and sponged the edges of that layer with Soft Suede ink.

The sentiment, from You Are Amazing, was stamped in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla card.  I cropped it with a Tasteful Labels die, which I raised up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  The twine wrapped around the card is Snail Mail Twine, that was white - I coloured it using the Dark Soft Suede Stampin' Blends marker.  A little Soft Suede die-cut bird, adhered to the raised sentiment label, finishes off my card.

Because I have used a Soft Suede card base, I decorated the inside after adding a Very Vanilla card panel.

We hope you enjoy checking out everyone's Soft Suede creations this week.  Make sure you hop over to Cathy's blog, to get the links to everyone's blog posts.  Next week we will be taking part in a special blog hop, showcasing all five of the new In Colors that joined Stampin' Up!'s range last month.

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.

Product List
Curvy Dies
Meadow Dies


  1. Christine your stamped background looks amazing - I thought it was a new DSP! Love so many little details in this card - the bakers twine coloured with blends, the little brown bird on the sentiment - just gorgeous. Thank you so much for all of your participation in the Colour Creations Showcase over the past 12 months.

  2. Rachel Woollard26 May, 2021 20:33

    Great card Christine! Pool Party looks great with Soft Suede and the little bird is so sweet

  3. A great card Christine. I thought your background was new DSP until I read your description. You have executed it brilliantly. So love all your details - the sponging, the fallen leaves, the tree grounding, etc. Xxx

  4. Lovely! Love the cute little bird and the Pool Party.

  5. Yes, agree with you about the Stacked Stone background, it's gorgeous. Love the Bermuda Bay teamed with Soft Suede, and all those leaves falling is perfect for this time of the year!

  6. Such a sweet card, and lovely colours.

  7. Oh, how wonderful! I adore the Bermuda blossoms, stamped so precisely behind the tree die cut. And hooray for decorating the inside!

  8. A lovely card and colour combination, Christine. Love the little bird.