Wednesday, September 1, 2021



It's Colour Creations blog hop time again, when a group of us from Australia share cards made with Stampin' Up! products.  We are working our way through the Stampin' Up! colour range in alphabetical order, and this week it is the turn of Crushed Curry to be the focus.

Crushed Curry is a bold, rich, yellow that tends towards mustard when saturated.

I have pulled out my neglected Free As A Bird stamp set for tonight's challenge, and watercoloured the images in colours suggested by Stampin' Up! - Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Garden Green. 

I started off by stamping my background, using the Knit Together background stamp (inked in Crushed Curry), on a piece of Crushed Curry card.  I applied the ink to the stamp with a Blending Brush, and rather like the slightly blurred stamped image that was the result.  Using a Blending Brush, I then blended ink around the edges of that stamped panel.

The main image was stamped in StazOn Jet Black ink, on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  I used a Water Painter, and ink pooled in the lids of my ink pads, to colour the image in the colours mentioned above.  I used Soft Suede for the branch, and a light wash of Pool Party around the birds and branch.  A Scalloped Contours Die was used to cut out the focal image.

A bow made from the beautiful white ribbon in the Flowers For Every Season ribbon combo pack helps to soften the boldness of the background.  I added some Crushed Curry resin dots, too.

The sentiment, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of Crushed Curry card, was cut out using the Messages Die.  I lightly blended some Crushed Curry ink around the edges of the die cut, using a Blending Brush.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Tina Gillespie.   If you click on the button below, you'll be taken to her blog.

If any links on tonight's hop are broken, or if you would like to see a comprehensive list of all participants in this week's share, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a great job of co-ordinating our Colour Creations blog hops every week.

Listed below are all the 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.

Product List
Messages Die


  1. Wow Christine, I can't believe how amazing that knit background stamp set looks when stamped in Crushed Curry on Crushed Curry card stock. I can almost hear your bright yellow birds singing - such a happy card and just perfect for the first day of spring!

  2. Christine I love how you created the background to you focal point. Blending the ink onto the knit stamp genius! Such a cool effect, I love it! Gorgeous colour of the birds as well. Such a lovely card.

  3. Cool technique with the background stamp, thanks for sharing that new tip! Your card is very warm and cosy and I am sure your friend will love it.

  4. I really like the blurry looking background, too! The art panel is very sweet, and the accompanying sentiment is the perfect match.

  5. Such a beautiful water coloured scene Christine and your birds look very happy. I love the font on the sentiment which looks even more vintage on the Crushed Curry label.

  6. Beautiful card Christine, even though it isn’t your favourite colour

  7. That background is amazing, Christine. I love that blurry detail you got by using the brushes. The golden birds are beautifully coloured and you have made Crushed Curry quite appealing!

  8. Christine your background is beautiful and soft. I often forget to stamp in the same colour as the cardstock but the end result is lovely. The beautiful branch scene has been beautifully coloured and you can just about hear them chirping.

  9. That background works perfectly for your card Christine!

  10. A lovely card and colour combination Christine. I just love the addition of that gorgeous white ribbon.

  11. Your cards are always so interesting Christine and this one is no exception. The background is fabulous and works so well with the beautiful watercolored image.