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Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Colour Creations: Fresh Freesia

 Hi!


Thanks for once again joining me for the new Colour Creations Blog Hop. It's Fresh Freesia week, one of the 2021-23 In Colours. It's a lovely, soft purple that I will miss once it retires in mid-2023.


I chose Brian King's combo that paired it with the other softer colours in the 2021-23 In Colour family - Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent. I had plans to make a floral card, but then I had the need to make a sympathy card and decided to turn the colours into a sunset scene.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Colour Creations, Rays Of Light, Trees For Sale, Heal Your Heart (SAB), Sympathy Card

I started by working out where the sun part of the Rays Of Light stamp would go on my card and then used a Blending Brush to apply some Pale Papaya ink. Fresh Freesia was used for the rest of the sky, and Soft Succulent for the forest. I then spritzed water onto my Rays Of Light stamp and stamped the inked panel. The water lifts the colour, giving this gorgeous effect. I use my Stamparatus to do this, by laying the stamp on the bed of the platform and adhering my cardstock to the plate. I didn't want to get drips of water in the wrong place, and this was a good way to avoid it.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Colour Creations, Rays Of Light, Trees For Sale, Heal Your Heart (SAB), Sympathy Card

The trees are from Trees For Sale. I stamped them on a strip of cardstock and then fussy cut the top edge. It was popped up over the main panel using Dimensionals. The back layer were stamped off, and the front were full strength Soft Succulent ink.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Colour Creations, Rays Of Light, Trees For Sale, Heal Your Heart (SAB), Sympathy Card

Of course, my inside was stamped and inked to match. 

That's all from me for tonight, but please do keep hopping around our blog hop tonight. The next stop along the way is Theresa Gerrard, with what I'm sure will be a gorgeous card.


Catherine Proctor does a wonderful job of keeping us all organised each week, so jump on over to her blog is you run into any problems with links. She'll have a list of all participants on her blog.

Bye for now,

Tina

7 comments:

  1. Stunning card, Tina! I love the tip for using spritzed water by laying the stamp on the bed of the platform and adhering my cardstock to the plate - so clever and it gives a wonderful effect.

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  2. This is a really beautiful card, that I am sure will bring comfort, Tina. The application of colour, especially in the Rays of Light background, is just gorgeous.

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  3. What a great technique and use of the Rays of Sunshine stamp Tina. Sorry you had to make a sympathy card, but you have done a lovely job with it. xx

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  4. A wow card Tina and so lovely as a sympathy card. I am sorry for your loss and am sure your card will bring comfort to the recipient. I love the effect of adding blended colour to your panel and then laying it on the spritzed Rays of Light stamp. A beautiful effect. Xxx

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  5. What a beautiful card Tina, I love the rays from the sun they really bring the eye into the middle of the card,

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  6. A beautiful card Tina even though it was for a sad occasion. This card will hopefully brighten the recipients day.

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  7. Oh wow, the sun rays is so gorgeous, Tina. The effect you have achieved with the blending and the spritzed water is absolutely stunning. An amazing effect!!!

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