Colour Creations - Coastal Cabana
Heart of Christmas - Blessings of Home

Colour Creations - Crumb Cake

Probably my most used colour, is this week's  feature in the Art With Heart - Colour Creations Blog Hop.

HeaderCrumb 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.

Seaside Seashells Stampin Up cards (1)

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.

Seaside Seashells Stampin Up cards (2)

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.

Seaside Seashells Stampin Up cards (3)

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.

Seaside Seashells Stampin Up cards (4)

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.

Next Button

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!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC)


Product List


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


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.

Rachel Woollard

Stunning card Kathryn, the addition of Soft Suede ink really makes the embossed design pop

Catherine Proctor

There is so much incredible texture on your beautiful card, Kathryn – I can't believe that you created this with so few tools!

Tina Gillespie

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.

Andrea Sargent

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

Theresa Gerrard

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.

Kate Morgan

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 ;)

Michele Taylor

Stunning card Kathryn. I love the addition of the Petal Pink. It's softness really adds to the overall design of the card.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)