Colour Creations - Parakeet Party
May 11, 2022
Week 2 Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop
This week we celebrate a vivacious green:
I was very happy to see this lovely colour in our new 2022-2024 In Colours. I have been wanting a lighter green that was much brighter than Pear Pizzazz. This one tones beautifully with Granny Apple Green.
The HUES OF HAPPINESS Designer Series Paper contains Granny Apple Green in all the leaves, originally painted in such a way as to provide several light and dark tones of the colour - some of which are very close to PARAKEET PARTY.
So when it came to making cards using Parakeet Party, I really wanted to show off the beautiful designer series paper again.
I chose Parakeet Party A4 card stock for the base cards. If you mark 7cm on one short end and 14cms on the other short end, then cut on that diagonal line right across the card, you get two matching pieces to make two Zig Zag Fold Cards.
I used the Parakeet Party Ink Pad for the greeting stamps, finding a mix of greetings from a couple of different stamp sets, which I stamped onto Basic White card stock, die-cut with the smaller label die from the Painted Labels Dies.
The flowers from the Designer Series Paper are all fussy cut with my favourite Paper Snips, and adhered with Stampin' Seal.
I love how the Parakeet Party base cards really make the colours in the flowers and greetings pop.
If you would like to see more ways to incorporate Parakeet Party into your projects, I would love you to visit the blogs of my Art With Heart Team fellow stampers and check out what they have created. Click the next box below to go there.
If the next button link is not working or you’d like to see the entire list of participants go to Catherine Proctor’s blog.
Beautiful cards Kathryn and those stunning flowers really complement Parakeet Party and this fun fold design.
Posted by: Rosa Leyden | May 11, 2022 at 08:49 PM
Kathryn, you are certainly right about your Parakeet Party base cards – they really make the colours in the flowers and greetings pop. Your Zig Zag Fold Cards certainly showcase this stunning DSP. Gorgeous cards! Super impressed with your fussy cutting too!
Posted by: Catherine Proctor | May 11, 2022 at 09:14 PM
I can't believe that you fussy cut all those flowers, especially with everything else you've got going on! The effort was totally worth it, though - your cards are so beautiful.
Posted by: Tina Gillespie | May 11, 2022 at 10:12 PM
Amazing cards Kathryn. Love your use of the Hues of Happiness DSP (and so much fussy cutting) with your chosen fancy fold. It all works together beautifully. Xxx
Posted by: Andrea Sargent | May 11, 2022 at 10:50 PM
Lovely! Those gorgeous blooms, and my new favourite green, look so good together. Beautiful cards, Kathryn. Best of luck with the move. x
Posted by: CHRISTINE BLAIN | May 11, 2022 at 11:06 PM
Wow! The recipient of this card will be thrilled to receive such a gorgeous card that has had so much time and effort put into it! Gorgeous!
Posted by: Amie | May 12, 2022 at 08:53 AM
Such beautiful cards Kathryn and such a great way to showcase that beautiful paper. Cannot believe you fussy cut all those flowers with everything else you have had going on.
Posted by: Theresa Gerrard | May 12, 2022 at 03:27 PM
Wowsers, how on earth did you have time to create these two gorgeous cards with everything else going on in your life right now?!!! Those flowers are stunning and perfect for for fancy fold design.
Posted by: Kate Morgan | May 12, 2022 at 04:52 PM
Oh your cards are just gorgeous and I love all that fussy cutting when did you find the time with all that packing! I can see I have to get back in to my fancy fold cards with everyone doing fancy folds. Gorgeous card!
Posted by: Sharon Davern | May 16, 2022 at 04:11 PM
It is the perfect fold to showcase the wonderful fussy cutting you did.
Posted by: Ros Davidson | May 18, 2022 at 10:23 AM