Wednesday, July 21, 2021



Tonight's Colour Creations blog hop is focussing on Cajun Craze.  I always find it a challenge to use this rusty colour!  I considered a number of colour combinations, but settled on Cajun Craze, Basic Black, and Basic White.

Using a couple of images from the sweet Count On Me stamp set, I've invoked "creative licence" when it comes to my colouring!  Usually only large male Red Kangaroos (or "boomers") are a red colour ... females are a blue-grey.  All's fair play in the world of crafting, though, isn't it? 😀

This is my favourite part of the card.  I love the look of the letters die-cut from patterned paper.  I used Pattern Play Designer Series Paper (which can be earned for free with a qualifying Stampin' Up! product order).  Before cutting the letters using a die from the Sending Hugs bundle, I adhered some Foam Adhesive Sheet to the reverse side of the paper.  This gives the end product some lovely dimension, and makes sticking the letters to your card less messy ... well, in theory!  I underestimated just how sticky the foam was, and was unable to rearrange my "H" when I realised I'd placed it too close to the "U".  

I started off my card by stamping, in Cajun Craze ink (stamped off once onto scrap paper first, to lessen the intensity of colour), three vertical rectangles on my Stitched Rectangle panel of Basic White card.  The stamped rectangles are from the Watercolor Shapes stamp set.  As my card design evolved, I decided to replace the top left rectangle with a piece of Designer Series Paper.  I added a Cajun Craze heart, cut using a Birds & More Die.  The tiny little "sending you" and die-cut sentiment label are from the Sending Hugs bundle.  

The kangaroo and fox were both coloured with Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends markers.  I used the Color Lifter to lighten the kangaroo's tummy, and the fox's face and tail.  The flower was coloured using Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends, and the leaf using my Light Old Olive Stampin' Blends marker.
 Some more hearts (in Basic White card), cut using the Birds & More Die, were scattered around the top part of the card.  How beautiful are the copper dots I used to finish off my card?  They are from the Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots pack, that will be available in the Mini Catalogue that goes live on 3rd August.

The next stop on this week's Colour Creations blog hop is Diane Furniss.    You can click on the button below to get to her blog.

If the next button link is not working, or if you'd like to see the full list of participants in this week's Cajun Craze blog hop, go to Catherine Proctor's blog.

Listed below are all the current products I used to make my 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.

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  1. Oh my goodness Christine what a stunning card you've made from "that" colour! I love learning new things about kangaroos and love, love, love your die cut letters!

  2. How cute is your card Christine the kanga and the fox are adorable and done well in Cajun Craze…I say anything goes with a creative licence. And after this week I’m sold on those brushed metallic dots for sure!

  3. Aww, super cute card! The critters are coloured beautifully, and I love the DSP 'Hugs'. Gorgeous!

  4. I really like the thin mat of Cajun Craze around the main stamped panel, and yes those letters are great in patterned paper. A really lovely card.

  5. This is adorable, Christine. That patterned paper is a real highlight, especially those die cut letters. Lovely animal selection for Cajun Craze too!

  6. A very sweet card Christine. HUGS are better when close together. Perfect choice of DSP pattern - I love how well it goes with all the Cajun Craze elements.

  7. Lovely card Christine, I love the Kangaroo he is so sweet.

  8. Oh my your card is just too cute for words and what's more it features Cajun Craze! No matter what you think I dont think the H and the U are too close. Love that DSP too.