Wow, who's excited that it's Wednesday again and that means Week 13 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase!
The sun is shining in Melbourne today - after a pretty cold, miserable past week, so it's lovely to have the sun filtering through the curtains onto the bright cheery Crushed Curry project I have been working on. With all the inspiration in the last week or so of the Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit that people have been using, I wanted to do a lovely cheery floral card.
When I was deciding what to use for this project, I didn't have a catalogue handy, so I jumped online to my Stampin' Up! online store to look for big substantial floral images (and preferably one that I already own!!). The first key word I tried was "rose" and to my surprise, the beautiful Christmas Rose Bundle came up.
This bundle was available in around the middle of last year to kind of keep us going with Christmas projects before the Holiday Catalogue came out. It was a while stocks last item and for some reason I had in my head that it was only available for the one month in which it came out. Turns out, it is (and has been) still available, all this time!
So, I was delighted to pull out my set and make another card with it - although this time, rather than a red Christmas rose, I have gone for Crushed Curry. It's the perfect pick me up colour for Melbourne in Stage 4 Lockdown in winter!
In last week's Colour Creation Showcase I used Very Versailles stamp set as the feature set. This week, I pulled it out again, and used it as the background set, stamping all of the images in Crushed Curry ink on the Whisper White background layer.
Then I stamped the main rose image in Black Stazon ink on another piece of Whisper White and using the Stamparatus, I stamped the solid images (the colour) in Mossy Meadow, Mango Melody, Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry onto that. I then die-cut that piece with the coordinating Rose die.
I stamped an extra main rose image in Black Stazon on Whisper White, and just stamped the solid image for the Rose in Crushed Curry on this image. I hand cut the rose and bud out and using Dimensionals, popped them up on top of the full colour image.
I added 5 of the sequins from the Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit because they reflect the yellow beautifully. And the one of the rose petal almost looks like a dew drop. And for a bit of extra texture, I die-cut the lovely fretwork trellis die from the Rose Dies pack also in Crushed Curry. I really love how it adds to the texture and interest of the card without stealing the thunder of the main image.
Thank you for visiting again! I would love it if you are able to leave me a comment, but then also, please do go and visit the other talented ladies in this Creation Showcase and see what THEY have done with beautiful Crushed Curry.
You will find the links to all of their blogs on Cathy's blog post HERE.
See you next week with a different shade of ink on your fingers!