Colour Creations - Crumb Cake
August 10, 2022
Probably my most used colour, is this week's feature in the Art With Heart - Colour Creations Blog Hop.
Crumb Cake is such a useful colour! I use it a great deal with traditional Christmas colours, it makes an awesome neutral colour for a baby card if you want to make a non-gender specific baby card in advance, its great for masculine cards, and it's just an all-rounder when needing a neutral colour on any project.
I started this week by taking two card front size pieces of Crumb Cake cardstock and embossing them with the Seashells 3D embossing folder.
Then I gently rubbed Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride ink pads onto the raised side of one of the pieces, then spritzed it with water (thoroughly) to allow the colours to soften and bleed into each other.
Once that piece had dried, I die-cut it with the Seaside Seashells die, making sure to line the image up carefully, then ran it back through with the embossing folder again, to really make that piece nice and textured.
So I ended up with one original piece, and one slightly tinted die-cut piece.
I used a Crumb Cake base card and layered both pieces onto that, lining them up carefully and using lots of Dimensionals to make all the bits stick up, then added a simple label, with a scrap of the lovely silver mesh ribbon under it.
The oval label die-cut shape is from the Beautiful Shapes Dies pack - I love how it has that quirky sketched line inside the edge of the die-cut. I stamped the greeting in Soft Suede ink and gently sponged it with a combo of Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride inks.
Despite all the layers and details, this was an amazingly fast card to make - because of the awesome Stampin' Up! coordinating tools. And I just love that with ONLY Crumb Cake card stock and a couple of ink pads, I have a beautiful card.
I am off to check out what the other talented Art With Heart demonstrators have created using Crumb Cake. If you would like to join me on the journey, click on the box below to go to lovely Theresa Gerrard's blog.
If you find a broken link on the blog hop, a full list of links is available on Cathy's blog - click here to go there and find your way around the whole blog hop.
Thanks for visiting and see you again next week!
What a beautiful effect you achieved with the embossed and die-cut layer, Kathryn. I love the sentiment label, too (great, quirky, shape and border) ... and the addition of Blushing Bride ink to it. Beautiful card.
Posted by: CHRISTINE BLAIN | August 10, 2022 at 08:16 PM
Stunning card Kathryn, the addition of Soft Suede ink really makes the embossed design pop
Posted by: Rachel Woollard | August 10, 2022 at 08:32 PM
There is so much incredible texture on your beautiful card, Kathryn – I can't believe that you created this with so few tools!
Posted by: Catherine Proctor | August 10, 2022 at 08:44 PM
Oh, my! I was wondering about the fancy technique you'd used on your top layer of shells, and it's so easy!! It looks incredible, and you've embellished it so beautifully.
Posted by: Tina Gillespie | August 10, 2022 at 09:05 PM
Wow, what an amazing impact you have created only with Crumb Cake card-stock and a “couple of inks”. I love the effect of Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake inks together. Gorgeous. Xxx
Posted by: Andrea Sargent | August 10, 2022 at 09:57 PM
Such a lovely card Kathryn and you are right SU make it easy to create beautiful things. I love all the texture and colouring that you have created. Just beautiful.
Posted by: Theresa Gerrard | August 11, 2022 at 12:17 PM
Oh my, that inking of the embossed piece then spritzing with water gains an amazing effect, Kathryn. This card is so beautiful and I didn't think I needed these products, but you may have just got me thinking ;)
Posted by: Kate Morgan | August 11, 2022 at 02:50 PM
Stunning card Kathryn. I love the addition of the Petal Pink. It's softness really adds to the overall design of the card.
Posted by: Michele Taylor | August 15, 2022 at 11:40 AM