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Sharon



Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Week 5 - Colour Creations Blog Hop - "Blackberry Bliss"

 

Well today we are looking at my favourite colour! Well ok one of my favourites! No ok my favourite! Anything Blackberry Bliss and I am there Girlfriend! I remember as a little girl going blackberry picking along the riverbank, fresh blackberries and ice cream and homemade blackberry jam and all those wonderful childhood memories! Oh I digress. Plus you are going to want to make sure you get the new Mini Coming Soon! Blackberry Bliss DSP to die for!!!! You are going to love it! I can't wait!


Back to the matter at hand our colour today Blackberry Bliss and I have made 2 cards for you both using the Simply Succulents Stamp set and Potted Succulents Dies.

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My first card is a 3D Stage Card fancy fold! I had never made one and I know I had to make something special because it was Blackberry Bliss week. Now I had a bit of a dilemma on how to photograph it so I have a few from all different angles so you get the whole idea.

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So for the base of my card I have used Blackberry Bliss card stock and paired it with the Pansy Petals DSP as it has  Blackberry Bliss as one of the Colours in that DSP. Well you can see that I haven't used a pattern that has blackberry bliss in it but I know that the paper designs I have used go with Blackberry Bliss because Stampin' Up! have already done all the colour combination matching for me in the DSP. They tell us what colours are in the DSP on the back of the packet and in the catalogues. How cool is that!!

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 Ok so once I had chosen my papers and worked on the fold of the card. You can find the directions to make this type of card on YouTube. It was time to decorate. For that front top layer of my card I cut the design with the Ornate Layer dies to make it a little bit more decorative but you could also do it a bit more traditional and use your stitched rectangle dies.

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As you can see I have the front, middle and back of stage so I needed to have 3 lots of decorations. I have stamped the succulents in basic gray and then used the Stampin' Blends to colour them in. I tried a few different combinations for this one to vary the colour of the succulents. We are very fond of succulents at our house and I have taken the colour inspiration from the ones we have in our garden.

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On the very back of the stage the backdrop is the large die of succulents cut out in blackberry bliss. Now for the colouring of the Succulents. For the tall one sticking up at the back it is a combinations of light So Saffron, light Smokey Slate and Light Soft Sea Foam. The green and yellow tipped one is Dark Daffodil Delight and light Just Jade.  The bright orangey pink one is Light Polished Pink and light and Dark Pale Papaya and a hint of soft sea foam. The hanging down succulent is both light and dark Soft Succulent just to make it easy. The one peeking in from the left here with the pink tips is Light Fresh Freesia and Light Mint Macaron, Now I could not go without having a Blackberry Bliss one and of course that is both light and Dark Blackberry bliss but under the dark, you might be able to see dark old olive. I really played around with the colours to try and get some depth and difference in the succulents.

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Oh I almost forgot the pots. I coloured them with Bronze, Ivory, Dark Crumb Cake, and Light Soft Suede. To finish off the pots I have die cut out some extra succulent leaves and plants with the potted succulent dies in crumb cake and soft succulent card. 

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The stage doors fold closed nicely so that you can put your card into an envelope to give to a friend who loves plants to let them know that you have been thinking of them. The sentiment is white heat embossed onto Blackberry Bliss card and cut out with one of the dies from the Potted Succulents Die set. It was a fun card to make and I just love sitting and colouring with my stampin' blends and it is a fun thing to do when watching your favourite Aussies Tennis Stars play at Wimbledon.

Now for my second card it is a little less involved but I love it!

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I have again used the Simply Succulents stamp set and used the big succulents stamp but this time I have heat embossed it in white emboss powder onto Soft Succulent card.

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I have used a Blackberry bliss card base for this card and once I had heat embossed the large succulent stamp in white onto the Soft Succulent card I took out my water painters and painted the succulents in Blackberry Bliss and Soft Succulent ink. I just loved this sentiment today so used it again on this card and heat embossed it in white and cut it out using the dies from the Potted Succulents set and popped it up on dimensionals. The Basic Rhinestone jewels have been coloured with the dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends to finish off the card.

I hope you have enjoyed my 2 cards today. They were so fun to make. Nothing like a bit of colouring to relax you.

Now if you need more information on how to put these cards together or would like to purchase products to make these cards please do not hesitate to contact me. If you would like the new Mini Catalogue available in August with all that gorgeous Blackberry bliss DSP and lots of wonderful Christmas stamps let me know, you won't be disappointed.


Please head over to the blog of the lovely Ros Davidson I am always excited to see her fantastic creations.

If for any reason there is a broken link just head to the list below and click on the name of the person you wish to go to and you will head straight to their blog.

Thank you for spending some crafty time with me today,

take care,


12 comments:

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

Whoa, what an elaborate fold for the first card showcasing "Sharon's favourite colour"!! Nice work! I love the depth of colour you achieved, with Blackberry Bliss on the Soft Succulent card ... my inks threw really red when I tried Stampin' Blends and watercolouring. Yours looks much truer to colour. Lovely cards, Sharon.

Cathy Proctor said...

Wow Sharon - I knew you would knock it out of the park this week! That stage fold card is incredible and I simply adore your colouring and colour combination on your second card.

Michele Taylor said...

Well your love of Blackberry Bliss really shines through in your absolutely gorgeous cards, Sharon. Your 'stage' card is beyond gorgeous. Just so fancy.

Tina said...

Wow, that is an extra fancy, fancy fold! What a stunning card. I love the simplicity of your second card too, the colours are amazing.

Rosa Leyden said...

Wow Sharon that is an amazing 3D stage card with all the different layers and succulents. Colours used on the succulents are gorgeous and go so well with Blackberry Bliss. Love your second card and the white embossed outline really allows BB to pop out from the Soft Succulent background.

Andrea said...

Gorgeous cards Sharon. You are the queen of fancy folds. I love your Stage fold card with the succulents. Great combination of DSP with the colouring of the succulents. So many lovely aspects, especially the die cut background. A lovely second card too with the succulents. Beautiful. Xxx

Kate Morgan said...

Well, with watching Wimbledon while you coloured this week, sure shines through as wonderful inspiration (greens & purples) hehe! Your colouring of the succulents are so amazing and that fancy fold is out of this world. I love the second card too, gorgeous colours together.

Diane Furniss said...

2 beautiful cards Sharron, I love them both. The Theatre cards have real Wow factor to them.

Carussell Crafts said...

Card No.1 - Absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful fun-fold card to showcase Blackberry Bliss. You have done it beautifully!
Card No.2 - Your colouring of the succulent is perfect! I love the white embossing. I just love how the whole image pops!

Vicki Boucher Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia said...

Both cards are amazing, Sharon! You've certainly shown the love with Blackberry Bliss and I can see why you love it so much! Now I need to go have some Blackberries and ice cream.

theresa said...

Wow Sharon you never cease to amaze me with all of your fancy fold cards. Such patience. Yum to the Blackberry jam too

Ros said...

Love your theatre card, your amazing with fancy folds.

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