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AWH Colour Creations - Summer Splash

Welcome to Week 5 of the 2024-2025 Colour Creations Blog Hop where the Art With Heart stamping team explore all the colours in the Stampin' Up! colour families week by week.    AWH Blog Header
This week is the last of our FIVE new In Colors. We have played with Peach Pie and Petunia Pop, Pretty in Pink and Shy Shamrock, and this week we introduce lovely SUMMER SPLASH.

This week I wanted to use products in my collection that haven't seen the light of day yet, and that included the Coffee With Friends stamp set. I turned to page 92 of the catalogue to see what inspiration lay there.

    Stampin Up Coffee With Friends

And I thought . . . WOW! I could just recreate this whole page layout in Summer Splash! And so I did! With a few variations on stamp sets mind, because believe it or not, I don't own ALL of them :)      Summer Splash Stampin Up cards

Mostly, these are very simple cards. A Thick Basic White card base, a layer of Basic White for extra layers and scrap pieces for greeting tags. The first one features Coffee With Friends stamp set stamped with Basic Grey Ink on Thick Basic White, coloured using a blender pen and ink from the Summer Splash and Early Espresso ink pads.

    Summer Splash Coffee With Friends

I found it quite difficult to photograph the cards this week. My iphone11 has a tendency to turn everything a shade of blue, and so lovely Summer Splash which is very green, kept coming up sky blue in my photos. In this image, the greeting label is Pretty In Pink - which shows you the colour variation.

My second card used the Leaf Collection background stamp to recreate the Designer Series Paper look which was in the catalogue image.     Summer Splash Stampin Up Leaf Collection

The "yellow" tab underneath is actually Peach Pie - a slightly pale orange colour (eyeroll!!!). The lovely birthday greeting comes from Simply Said stamp set.

And finally, for the third card in the catalogue page recreation, I switched to Spotlight on Nature stamp set - AND I was far too lazy to go looking for White Heat Embossing Powder, so I stamped with Basic Grey instead and added a banner for the greeting.        Summer Splash Spotlight on Nature card

All the cards included 2024-2026 In Color Shimmer Gems to bling them up. I love these shiny, sparkly embellishments in the five gorgeous In Colors and have nearly used a whole packet in just a couple of months.

      Summer Splash Spotlight on Nature

Now it's time to go and see what the other Art With Heart stampers have created. Click on the image below to go to the blog of my dear friend Tina Gillespie - I always love seeing what she has created - her projects are always unique and clever!     AWH Next
If you find a broken link in the blog hop, you can click HERE to be taken to Cathy's blog. Cathy is hosting the blog hop and has all the links listed at the bottom of her post.

Thanks for visiting and see you again soon with ink on your fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

Mansfield Victoria


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Rachel Woollard

What a great idea Kathryn, beautiful cards. I love using the catalogue for inspiration.

Andrea Sargent

Wonderful cards Kathryn. I adore your watercolouring of the Coffee with Friends image as well as your interpretation of the Catty projects. There are so many special features. Beautiful xxx

Catherine Proctor

What a clever idea to recreate not one card, but the entire layout! I love your versions of these cards, Kathryn!

Tina Gillespie

Your cards are fabulous! I totally get the 'too lazy to look for' comment - I'm the same, LOL!

Theresa Gerrard

Wow you've been busy Kathryn. The catalogue is underestimated as a source of inspiration. Your versions are lovely.

Kate Morgan

What a wonderful array of cards, Kathryn. They are all amazing and goes to show how we don't have to have all the products, but using the catalogue samples as inspriation. Love it!

Rosa Leyden

Fabulous set of cards and all different. Love the coloured image from ‘Coffee with friends’ stamp set and the brushed background on the third card with the stamped flowers. The banner sentiment looks wonderful.


A lovely set of Summer Splash cards, Kathryn. I, too, think it's a fantastic idea to draw inspiration from the catalogue, as you have. I seldom think to do that, but am super-impressed with your ideas!

Vicki Boucher

I love how you've used the catalogue as inspiration for your cards, I'm always on the lookout for inspiration from the catalogue and even with how they take photos of their work. I hope you get your iphone sorted out with taking photos. Gorgeous cards.

Judy May

Great CASE-ing, Kathryn. It’s so annoying when your camera takes on the wrong tone when trying to deal with the lighting.

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