Wednesday, March 23, 2022



The colour we're focussing on, for this week's Colour Creations blog hop, is Sahara Sand.  This neutral  is not dissimilar to Crumb Cake, but is a little more grey.

I have again taken inspiration from an item in my house - this tissue box:

I like the woodgrain background, the hexagons, and the soft blue and green that I might not otherwise have thought to put together.  Here is what I came up with, using Stampin' Up! products, and the colours Sahara Sand, Balmy Blue, Soft Sea Foam and Night of Navy:

I rubbed my Sahara Sand inkpad directly onto the inside of the Timber 3D embossing folder, before inserting a Sahara Sand card panel and running it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine.  This helps to give a little more definition to the embossed piece.

Using a few different background stamps, I added natural-looking details to the die-cut hexagons.  The Sahara Sand hexagons are stamped with the Birch stamp, the Balmy Blue hexagons with Gentle Waves, and the Soft Sea Foam hexagons with Stacked Stone.

I used two hexagon dies together (one slightly smaller than the other) to die-cut the Night of Navy hexagon frames.  By adhering Adhesive Sheets to the back of my card pieces, in all four colours, before die-cutting them, I created "stickers" that were easy to place, with no glue mess.

The sentiment, from Slim Sayings, was stamped in Night of Navy ink on a strip of Sahara Sand card.  Some bronze Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots finish off my card.

Here's a closer look at some of the details:

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Rachel Woollard.   If you click on the image 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 participating in this week's blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy co-ordinates our blog hops every week, and does a great job of keeping them running smoothly!

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


  1. I love the navy hexagons and how you threaded the sentiment through it. Wonderful textures using background stamps and the inked embossing folder. I am always in awe of your masculine cards, Christine!

  2. This is such a clever idea, Christine, and what a wonderful masculine card this design makes. You've perfectly "CASED" your tissue box!

  3. Rachel Woollard23 March, 2022 20:59

    That’s a great card Christine, I love that you got your inspiration from a tissue box

  4. A great geometric card, amazing where you can find inspiration Christine.

  5. Inspiration comes from unexpected places. Love your hexagon design with the various textures. Great fellas card Christine. Xxx

  6. Great card Christine. Really interesting use of the Beautiful Shapes Dies. I really like how you have threaded the sentiment through the hexagon too.

  7. I love how you have been using items around the home for your inspiration. Soft Sea Foam is not a colour I would have chosen to coordinate with Sahara Sand but adding in the Navy it all comes together beautifully. As always it's the little details with your cards and in this case the stamping of the hexagons.