Wednesday, March 16, 2022



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is all about Rich Razzleberry, a reddish purple in Stampin' Up!'s colour range.

The card I created was inspired by this gorgeous piece of art that hangs in my bedroom.  (If you're in Australia, make sure you check out @art_by_caz on Instagram.  This is a custom painting done by Carolyn, to complement my decor.)

Here's what I came up with, using Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, black and Basic White:

I started off with a Basic White piece of card, onto which I stamped numerous flowers, using the Artistically Inked stamp set.  Most of the flowers were stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink, with a couple in Smoky slate ink, and some in Basic Gray ink.  I masked off the Rich Razzleberry flowers, and applied Smoky Slate ink with a blending brush to the card panel.  Some of the not-quite-dry Rich Razzleberry ink, with which I'd stamped the masks onto Post-it Notes before cutting out, blended into the background as well.  I was going for a colour-mixed, imperfect, look so was quite pleased when this happened!

I heat-embossed some flower centres, and additional dots (including some from the In Bloom stamp set), using silver embossing powder.

The flower stems were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and a stamp from In Bloom.  I used a black Artline 0.4 fineliner to add squiggly near-vertical lines to the panel.

Once I'd finished inking this piece, I cut it out using a Scalloped Contours die.  I matted it on a larger Scalloped Contours die-cut piece, in Rich Razzleberry.  The grey woodgrain-patterned background is a piece of Heart & Home Designer Series Paper, with Smoky Slate ink added using a blending brush.

The sentiment was stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink on a strip of Basic White card.  Some dots were stamped in Smoky Slate ink, either side of the sentiment.  From My Heart Faceted Gems were added, to finis off the card. 

Next up on tonight's blog hop is my dear friend Theresa Gerrard.  If you click on the button below, you'll be taken to her blog

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a comprehensive list of everyone taking part in the Rich Razzleberry showcase, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a great job every week of co-ordinating our blog hops.

Listed below are all the Stampin' Up! 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. Wow, Christine, that is a beautiful inspiration piece and you have done wonders with the SU products to create this stunning card. Love the silver embossing and your squiggly lines too!

  2. Such an amazing inspiration piece of artwork Christine. I love your interpretation - so clever with your choice of products & colours. The embossing adds a special touch. The wood grain DSP is a great backdrop. Xxx

  3. So cool Christine - you are obviously a Rich Razzleberry fan with that amazing artwork in your home! I love how you have recreated the artwork on your card and the embossing really adds a lovely touch too - stunning card!

  4. Love you have CASEd your artwork beautifully. You've carried off the colour-mixed imperfect background perfectly! As always it's the little touches with your cards like the silver embossed flower centres and the brushing the background DSP. Another beautiful card.

  5. I just love your inspiration, Christine. I love the silver embossed touches on your card and the blend of Rich Razzleberry and greys of the flowers. Fabulous interpretation of your artwork.