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 46 – Shaded Spruce
Shaded Spruce is from the Regals collection. It isn’t a colour I use very often, so it was very challenging and it may not look it, but this card took me ages to create. I even had to go to the Colour Coach swatch for inspiration.
I chose the third combination and went for the Sweet Strawberry Bundle that is carrying over into the new Annual Catalogue, yay!
My card base is Shaded Spruce and I randomly stamped a single image onto Gray Granite cardstock in the one colour. Once it was dry, I ran it through my embossing machine in the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. I sponged the edges with Shaded Spruce ink to soften the edges when on the card base.
I stamped the sentiment onto white card and fussy cut it. The strawberry was stamped in Melon Mambo ink; the outline was stamped twice using the Stamparatus to get a deeper tone. Cut it out using the Strawberry Builder punch. I wrapped the White Crinkle Seam Binding around the Granite layer and tied in a bow. I placed a Square Vellum Doilie under the ribbon and added the strawberry and sentiment on dimensionals.
On the inside, is the surprise! I had planned to use this apron on the front, but couldn’t get it work, so decided to create a pop up card! I used the All Dressed Up dies to cut the apron out of the In Good Taste DSP. The Melon Mambo trim is cut using the new Basic Borders dies and trimmed down to fit. More of the same ribbon/binding, is added for the straps.
The sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo ink and the larger leaf placed in the corner.
This is how it looks when attached to the pop up mechanism. Do you think it looks like an apron?
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.