Wednesday, April 20, 2022



The colour we're focussing on, for this week's Colour Creations blog hop, is Soft Sea Foam.  This pale green is very subtle.  I have paired it with Mossy Meadow, to give it a bit of a lift.

The stamped succulent leaves (that I think look rather like seaweed, the way I've placed them!) are from a beautiful new stamp set called Botanical Layers, which is being released in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue on 3rd May.

On a piece of Basic White card, that has a rounded edge cut with a Basic Borders Die, I stamped the leaves three times - twice in Soft Sea Foam ink, and once in Mossy Meadow ink.  I used my Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends marker to fill in the negative spaces of the Soft Sea Foam leaves.  The Mossy Meadow leaves were coloured with the Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends marker.  The little "frilly" green flowers stamped in the background are also from Botanical Layers, and were stamped in Soft Sea Foam and Mossy Meadow.  Before adhering the stamped piece to the checked Soft Sea Foam background, I added a very thin strip of Mossy Meadow checked DSP to the bottom.

I coloured two strands of White Baker's Twine, using my Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends marker.  The other embellishments on my card are Genial Gems, that I think nicely complement the two greens I've used in my design.

I stamped the sentiment, from the Quiet Meadow stamp set, directly onto the DSP using Mossy Meadow ink (and my Stamparatus, to allow me to stamp over a few times).  A Stitched With Whimsy Die adds some extra detail around the sentiment.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Kate Morgan.  If you click on the button below, you will be taken to her blog:

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

Listed below are the current Stampin' Up! products I used to make my card.  NB:  The Botanical Layers stamp set will be available to purchase from 3rd May, unless you choose to sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator before then (in which case you would get to pre-order new goodies early!).

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
Genial Gems


  1. Christine, this is a great colour combination and I do agree with you that the Botanical Layers stamp looks just like seaweed! Love the angle you've created with the basic border dies too!

  2. Very creative, Christine. I agree that it does look like seaweed and that you used the blends markers to fill in the blank spaces. I also love how you framed your sentiment with the Whimsy dies!