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AWH Colour Creations - Garden Green

Garden Green is such a popular Christmas colour . . . I would be guilty of never using it any other time of the year for anything else.

And that is what I LOVE about this Colour Creations Showcase I am participating in with the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team. It makes me think about Stampin' Up! colours that I rarely use, or that I only use in one way and I am trying new ways of using them.

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For Garden Green this week, I selected the Rooted In Nature Stamp set. I have had this stamp set for a long time, but like Garden Green, it has had very limited use! Shame on me!

Taking my inspiration from a card by UK demonstrator Kate Bolt, I decided to do a Beginner crafters card, a casual crafters card and an experienced crafters card - 3 versions of the same card but stepped to suit different levels of crafters.

Rooted In Nature Stampin' Up (1)

The beginners card is a single layer card with the skeleton leaves from Rooted in Nature stamped in Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie and Terracotta Tile, with the greeting stamped in Garden Green over the top.

Rooted In Nature Stampin' Up (6)

My Terracotta Tile ink pad is brand new and very inky, so it ended up a little blotchy even though I stamped it off.

For the smaller leaves on each end, can you see that I inked them first with Pear Pizzazz, then just light dipped one end in Pumpkin Pie for a two-tone image?

Rooted In Nature Stampin' Up (2)

For my second card, this is very similar to Kate Bolt's card. Kate used Granny Apple Green which I switched out for Garden Green, and I also added Pumpkin Pie to this card. For the twine I have used the Misty Moonlight and Whisper White Bakers Twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack

Rooted In Nature Stampin' Up (5)

Some Metallic Pearls added some extra bling.

For the third card, I changed to a Garden Green base card and added a Whisper White window on the front.

Rooted In Nature Stampin' Up (3)

There are lots of Stampin' Dimensionals used on this card to pop up the three layers! I have also changed from Pumpkin Pie to Soft Suede, though in hindsight, I think I would change back as the Soft Suede makes the whole card feel a bit darker, whereas the Pumpkin Pie would have been bright.

Rooted In Nature Stampin' Up (4)

I really enjoyed challenging myself with a colour that I rarely use for anything but Christmas, and a stamp set which I have not used again since the first time I opened it a couple of years ago . . .

If you would like to see what my talented stampin' buddies have been creating with Garden Green, please pop over to Cathy's blog where you can find all the links to all of their amazing projects.

Also, I would love it if you would leave me  a comment as feedback, AND I also want to say, thanks so much to everyone who ordered today in the Stampin' Up! 24 hour sale! What a busy day!  If you haven't ordered yet - the sale finishes at midnight tonight! Get on it!

See you soon with ink on your fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick


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Lovely cards, Kathryn. I'm a big fan of leaves, trees, and rustic images; you've used Rooted in Nature beautifully. I like the look of the Soft Suede leaves with Garden Green on your last card. :)

Michele Taylor

Kathryn, I love all three of your cards. Rooted in Nature is a perfect stamp set to use with Garden Green and your chosen colour palette is just so different but one that works so well.

Sharon Davern

I really love your 3 cards Kathryn and how you have shown the 3 different types of cards and the stepping up. I like each version they are great! I love Rooted in Nature I think it is a great stamp set for this colour and I need to use it more as well too!

Claire Daly

Love these gorgeous cards Kathryn. Love the simplicity of the first one, and that touch of texture in the second is gorgeous too.

Sujatha Harding

Thanks, Kathryn, for showing us how to use Garden Green with your beautiful cards!

Kate Morgan

I love the way you’ve showcased the stepped-up versions, but I actually love the simplicity and cleanliness of your first one!

Sue Madex

I just love a simple to stepped up version of the card. Lovely colours too.

Catherine Proctor

All three 3 cards are stunning - love how you've stepped it up on each card! Garden Green just prefect for this stamp set! Thank you so much for joining the Colour Creations Showcase this week and inspiring us all with your creations xx

Andrea Sargent

Wow Kathryn - I love your three cards - working through beginners, casual and avid cards. your choice of stamps with Garden Green is spot on and the colours your have chosen complement each other so well. I have trouble coming up with a simple stamping design that makes a statement in its simplicity - you have achieved a perfect result. xxx

Caroline Manwaring

I love the combination of all the colours on your three great cards Kathryn, they all work so well with the Garden Green. I love the simplicity of card 1 and 2, I'm a fan of clean and simple.

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