Wednesday, July 13, 2022



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is all about Cajun Craze.  This rather polarising colour is one that I do not use very often ... but I really like how my card turned out.  I used Cajun Craze as the main colour on the card I made for my sister-in-law's recent milestone birthday.  She likes plants and flowers, and rustic/non-fussy.

I just had to use the beautiful new Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder - and what a beautiful result it gives on the Cajun Craze panel that I'd cut with a Deckled Rectangles Die.  I matted this on a larger rectangle of Shimmery White card, that I popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals (once I'd decorated the front, and added the baker's twine hanger).

On Shimmery White card, I stamped (in Old Olive ink) a wreath from Cottage Wreaths, and cut it out using the co-ordinating die.  A few flowers from Fond of Autumn were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, also on Shimmery White card, and coloured using Stampin' Blends.  The Cajun Craze flowers had some colour lifted (using the Color Lifter, no less), for a slightly blotchier look.  The centre flower was coloured in Petal Pink.  Old Olive Stampin' Blends were used for the leaves.

To the flower centres, I added white Elegant Faceted Gems.  They were coloured with a Petal Pink Stampin' Blends marker, but the effect is verrrrrry subtle!

I created the "60" using the Alphabest bundle.  The leafy tags were inked in Cajun Craze, stamped off twice onto scrap paper, then stamped onto Shimmery White card.  The numbers were stamped in full-strength Cajun Craze ink over the top, before being punched out.

On another piece of Shimmery White card, I stamped the sentiment from Celebrate With Tags in Old Olive ink, before cutting it out using a smaller Deckled Rectangles Die:

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

If you come across a broken link, or would like to see a full list of participants in this week's blog hop, 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 this 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.  Sale-A-Bration is on, for this month and next, meaning you can earn some beautiful FREE products for every $90 or $180 you spend on catalogue products.  (Check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure in my blog side bar  ➜➜➜.)

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  1. Well, you have made this polarising colour rather appealing, Christine. I love the falling leaves TIEF behind your wreath. The 3 flowers at the top look so pretty and the number at the base for a special birthday. You should be proud of this one!

  2. Oh my goodness, Christine, first it was Andrea's card and now yours using this embossing folder I had totally missed but must add to my next order! Your background with the Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder is fabulous and I love the wreath with the special birthday number in it – I'm sure your sister-in-law loved this special card too.

  3. A stunning card for a special birthday. I really like the flower wreath with the number at the base. I'm also getting the embossing folder next order. Thanks!!!

  4. This is a really sweet card Christine - how good does that embossing folder look, and how well does the wreath go with it when you select the perfect coordinating colours? Just love it!

  5. A delightful card Christine. I love Petal Pink with Cajun Craze and the way you have stamped off the number backgrounds. Adding the numbers to the base of the wreath looks great. A lovely card to celebrate your sister-in-laws birthday. xxx

  6. Great use of this colour Christine, your colouring of the flowers softens this colour beautifully and they look lovely hanging on the wreath

  7. Oh dear as always you have got me starting another wish list! I have been umming and ahhring about the wreath set and the Alphabest bundle but looks like they will be on my next order. Oh and that EF too!. I'm sure your Sister In Law will love this card.

  8. Lovely card Christine and that embossed background does look stunning. Your coloured wreath and flowers are just beautiful too and perfectly layered on your card.

  9. Lovely card Christine, I bet your Sister in-law loved it. such rich colours that go together so well.