Colour Creations Showcase - Petal Pink
February 03, 2021
Who doesn't love a versatile soft pink which goes with everything??
It's Kathryn here, and I am excited to share that this week's AWH Colour Creations Showcase is Petal Pink!
Colour Creations Showcase
In our January to June Mini Catalogue we have the cutest product suite - Snail Mail. The Snail Mail Designer Series Paper is loaded with beautiful bright colours and for this week's showcase I decided to introduce Petal Pink as the base colour and bring in the colours out of the suite, using fussy cut and die-cut images from the paper and a little bit of background stamping.
One of the first things I love to do with new Designer Series Paper that has coordinating dies, is sit and cut out a heap of shapes that I can then use on cards or other projects. By the time you have cut a dozen or so, the ideas are flowing.
I thought all these cut out shapes really loaned themselves to a couple of simple fancy fold cards so after cutting out a stack of shapes, I made a very straight forward "Z" fold card - Petal Pink as the base and Basic White panels.
Then it was just a matter of adhering the die cut (and a few fussy cut) images to the card. For the front panel I also stamped the toadstool image in Petal Pink and used the white Watercolor Pencil to add a couple of highlights.
The big toadstool on the front right of the "Z" fold hides the snail that appears only when the card is open. You can see that I also stamped the toadstool image on the "Z" piece.
Next I made a basic easel card with more of the pieces I had cut out earlier.
All of the die cut shapes are cut from the coordinating Snail Dies set in the same catalogue - I often add other dies to the mix, but I didn't need to with this amazing product suite.
I ended up making two more cards from all the pieces I had cut out of the paper! I will leave them for another day - because by the time I took full photos and close up photos I had about 20 photos. I don't think my blog platform will like it if I do a blog post with 20 photos in it! LOL
Anyway, you see how well the Petal Pink goes being used as a base card - kind of a substitute neutral colour on these cards. Feel free to pop back in a couple of days to see the other two cards - they are standard cards, not fancy fold - and I whipped them up in about 10 minutes each just using the leftover pieces. Got to love that!!
I hope you enjoyed looking at my Snail Mail projects, and if you would like to see how the rest of the Art With Heart ladies have used Petal Pink, please hop over to Cathy's blog where she has all the links for their posts.
See you soon with ink on your fingers!
Great fancy fold cards Kathryn - I adore the little dies in this set, especially the little envelopes that you can open! Thanks for joining the CCS tonight!
Posted by: Catherine Proctor | February 03, 2021 at 08:12 PM
Very clever, sweet cards, Kathryn. I especially like how you stamped the toadstool in Petal Pink ink on Petal Pink card, then used a white watercolour pencil to add highlights; great effect!
Posted by: CHRISTINE BLAIN | February 03, 2021 at 08:25 PM
Great cards Kathryn, these fancy folds suit this set perfectly
Posted by: Rachel Woollard | February 03, 2021 at 09:59 PM
Delightful cards Kathryn. I love both of your fancy folds in Petal Pink with the Snail Mail images from the DSP. Your use of the various images is brilliant. I will be back in a couple of days to see your other two cards. I'm sure they are gorgeous as well. xxx
Posted by: Andrea Sargent | February 03, 2021 at 11:24 PM
What great cards Kathryn. Look like they were fun to make
Posted by: Fiona | February 04, 2021 at 12:04 AM
Two fantastic fancy folds, Kathryn for this funny set. I flicked past them in the catalogue thinking "who one earth would buy this"?!!! LOL and I am amazed how popular it has been.
Posted by: Kate Morgan | February 04, 2021 at 01:31 PM
Kathryn, this is one of the cutest suites in the mini catalogue, but your cards are even CUTER! The products in the suite lend themselves so well to fun-fold cards and you have "snailed it" with these two gorgeous cards. I love the touches of white on the Petal Pink toadstools - it's so effective!
Posted by: Caroline Manwaring | February 04, 2021 at 04:58 PM
Love your snailed it fancy fold cards.
Posted by: Ros Davidson | February 13, 2021 at 09:50 PM