Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Colour Creations Week 7 - Bumblebee

Hello and welcome to Week 7 of the Colour Creations Blog Hop from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.

Taking centre stage tonight is Bumblebee - one of the In Colours of 2020-2022.

On its own, Bumblebee is a colour I'm not that fond of - give me Daffodil Delight any day. Maybe it's the earthy or mustard hue I don't like. But, when it's combined with other colours such as Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper, then I kind of like it a bit more.

Anyway - onto the card.

I had a request from one of my lovely Facebook followers, to create an easel card for my next Facebook LIVE and this is what I came up with. She sent me a photo of one she had seen somewhere, Pinterest I think, and it was an easel spinner card. I'll certainly get to work on that one for next week's LIVE tutorial but in the meantime I needed a card to share for tonight's blog hop.

The card measures 11" x 4 1/2" and scored @ 3 3/4" & 7 1/2".
I have square envelopes measuring 5 1/8" and it fits perfectly inside one of them. I just love how the flower looks as if it's floating!

I've used the Color & Contour Bundle to create the heat embossed flower and the scalloped border stopper. The sentiment, also heat embossed, is from the Plentiful Plants stamp set and cropped with a stitched rectangle die.

Inside, there is heaps of space for writing your personal message. To hide the glue from behind the focal flower, I cut another one from the dsp. I had to cut from the other pattern side so the shape matched when I turned it over. The underside of die-cuts can be a little rough so I smoothed it over with the flattened bottom end of my bone folder.

The sentiment is stamped on Soft Succulent card stock. It's a lovely contrast to the yellow tones. The bling is Evening Evergreen rhinestones.

I love the springtime vibe coming from this card - can you feel it too?

If you have any questions about my card or anything else related to Stampin' Up! please don't hesitate to get in touch.
There will be a full list of the products I've used on this card below.

That's it from me tonight everyone, thanks for stopping by.
I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the team's Bumblebee projects and you can too by clicking on the 'next blog' button below and hop to the next blog on the list owned by the very talented Vicki Boucher.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the list of tonight's participants on Catherine Proctor's blog.

Stay safe and well. See you all again soon.

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  1. Oh, wow, this is lovely, Caroline! You have done a beautiful job creating with a colour you don't like! The "floating" flower looks awesome, and I just love the rather chunky scallop die cut in contrast to the small flowers on the DSP.

  2. A beautiful, happy card Caroline - I look forward to seeing your spinner version too. Your floating flower looks awesome too!

  3. Your easel card is fabulous. The focal flower does indeed look like it's floating. The large scalloped border works really well with this card.

  4. Yes, totally agree, Caroline, it's not my favourite yellow either, but you have done a fabulous job in combining it with all the colours of this DSP. The floating flower in your window is great and the cover the reverse side with the DSP is clever. Can't wait to see your spinner card next time ;)

  5. Such a pretty card Caroline. I had to look very closely to see how you had made the flower float. It's very effective.

  6. Caroline I love, love, love your stunning easel card. The use of the window sheet to create your floating flower was perfect too. I am glad that your FB follower requested that you make an easel card.

  7. This easel card is so pretty, and I love the flower 'floating' too.

  8. Your easel card is amazing! The use of the DSP makes Bumblebee look so pretty and I love the floating flower.


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