Tuesday, 5 March 2019

AWH Colour Creations - Week 38 - Pool Party

Hello & welcome everyone.

Another week, another Colour Creations blog hop from the Art with Heart team, and another square card from me tonight.

This is Week 38 and our colour is Pool Party.

Pool Party 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper - Subtles Collection

What a lovely, soft and cooling colour Pool Party is. On my card I've combined it with Night of Navy, and one of the great patterns from the Twinkle Twinkle DSP in the Annual Catalogue. I layered the DSP onto a piece of Night of Navy that I ran through the Subtles embossing folder. I had a play around with the Well Said bundle, and that's where the sentiments and the flowers, stems and little bird came from. This is a fantastic bundle, and I'm looking forward to playing with it some more!

I cut out the stitched oval from Whisper White and using the same die and a scalloped oval, I cut out the Pool Party frame. I inset the stitched oval inside the frame and used sticky tape on the back to hold the whole thing together as one piece. Then I just popped it up on dimensionals. I had to trim the stems a little as they were too long, I used Soft Sea Foam for these, with Pool Party flowers. Can you see the sparkle on the flowers? Where would I be without my Wink of Stella?! I added a basic rhinestone to each of the centres. The little birdie is so cute. He has a retired black rhinestone as his eye. My bow is made from the Pool Party shimmer ribbon. Using my dark Night of Navy Stampin' Blend marker, I added dots to each of the scallops around the oval frame.

The word 'best' was stamped in Pool Party and cut out with the smallest Rectangle Stitched Framelits die. It isn't this small really. I cut the whole rectangle out first, and then laid the die back over the shape to cut again creating the smaller rectangle. It aligns pretty well, and you can feel it fall into place fairly easily. The die-cut word 'wishes', comes from the Well Written Framelits Dies.
You really should check this bundle out. It's in the Occasions Catalogue on Page 27.

This is what I did on the inside of the card.

I added a piece of the DSP, then a stitched square for the message. And isn't that a sweet little butterfly?! He's also from the Well Written Framelits.

Well, that's it from me, thanks for stopping by.

To see the rest of the teams Pool Party creations, hop over to Catherine's blog by clicking here.

If you're leaving a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗

Until next time.....
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘

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  1. Lovely Caroline! I love Pool Party with Night of Navy. That little birdie is so cute isn't it?

  2. Oh my, so pretty! I love everything about this card - the inset oval, the dots around the edge and the sweet dies cuts. Just gorgeous!

  3. Oh Caroline how cute is your little bird!!! That is also some of my favourite DSP. Keep your square cards coming, they are wonderful. Thank you so much for hopping along tonight!

  4. This is just gorgeous Caroline. I love this paper but along with a lot of other things in my craft stash, I am yet to use it. I love how you used the marker on the scalloped oval. It looks like it has been diecut.


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