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Snail Mail to the rescue

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Showcase to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 40 – Real Red

Real Red is lovely bright red, but it is not a colour I use a lot of. My first instinct was to stamp and colour a rose, but wanted to try something completely different. I had a sample of this Snail Mail DSP which has Real Red listed as one of the colours. Because I don’t have anything else from this suite, I decided to really focus on the papers. One sheet has lots of larger snails, so I cut one out with my paper snips.

My card base is Real Red with a Basic White layer. The patterned paper is one sheet, but I cut a third off and flipped it over for a bit of contrast and I quite like the sentiments in the speech bubbles. The Ornate Borders die is used to add some interest between the two pieces of DSP.

Snail Mail card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

Once again I used a Square Vellum Doilie to soften the bold patterned paper.

Are you wondering where I got the mushroom? I made it myself using the Ice Cream Builder Punch for the hood (Real Red & Blushing Bride), a 1/8″ circle punch for the dots and cut the white stem by hand!

The ‘happy birthday’ sentiment is stamped in Real Red and I used my electric cutting machine to cut it out or you can use paper snips to fussy cut.

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see the full list of participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase. We would love for you to visit each one and leave some comments if you feel inspired.

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7 thoughts on “Snail Mail to the rescue”

  1. I’m amazed at you using the ice cream for a mushroom, that’s a stroke of genius! I think you’ve done a great job of meeting the challenge.

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  2. Wow Kate. Your card is amazing. I love so many elements. The use of the Snail Mail DSP was a great choice and I love the way you have incorporated both sides. Your mushroom is fantastic – so clever. The extra touches of Real Red including the Ornate Boarders edging. So cute. xxx

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  3. Such a cute and colourful card Kate that showcases Real Red nicely, especially the versatility of the ice cream builder punch to create the mushroom!

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  4. You have been very resourceful, and creative, with the limited supplies you had Kate. I love Real Red for your card base, and the ornate border detail. Great work with the mushroom – how clever! This is a really sweet card.

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