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Welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will find some inspiration for your projects as I have from many lovely people. This is just a little space for me to share some of my cards, scrap book pages and maybe even some of my embroidery and quilting projects.

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Sharon



Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Week 8 - Colour Creations Blog Hop - Cajun Craze

 


Today we are looking at the often misunderstood colour of Cajun Craze! I don't think it is a very loved colour but when I think of Cajun I think of spices to make up the Cajun rub to go on chicken which includes paprika, garlic, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano, red pepper flakes, onion powder, salt and black pepper. So you can see where this Burnt orangey red  colour Cajun Craze get's its name. Ok Now I am hungry for some spicy chicken!

So I have 2 cards for you today. I made them at the same time because I made the card base at the same time.
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I have used one of my all time favourites from the new Annual Catalogue and then I have a sneak peak at a Sale-A-Bration stamp for you starting in August.

Well how did I make the card backgrounds that the flowers both sit on.

I started with some Very Vanilla card in the size that I wanted and with the word stamp from the "Quiet Meadow" stamp set I used Gray Granite ink and first stamped on the  image that I have masked then on the other one. So it was a stamped off and a little lighter. I just used copy paper and tory it into that shape for my masking over the very vanilla card stock. Now I had 2 backgrounds to make my 2 very different cards and I only had to ink my stamp once, stamp twice and then move it down the page.  2 Birds 1 Stone! (Ok now I am back to thinking about mind craft and building things so if you are playing along at home, I was allowed to build things not just dig I built an under ground bunker house and a swing above ground, I am progressing but  still haven't been for my walk) LoL!

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So for my first card I really wanted to use this gorgeous Dahlia from the Delicate Dahlias stamp set that is in the upcoming Sale-a-bration brochure. You are not going to want to miss out on this one. I stamped it full strength in Cajun Craze over my stamped off gray granite words then with the mossy meadow I stamped full strength then stamped again the leaves.
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Along the edge and just under the popped up layer of the Delicate Dahlia, I have cut out with the Meadow Dies in Cajun Craze and in a sneak peak from the New July-Dec Mini going live on August 3rd the Matt Silver Foil just to give a little more dimension to the card.
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The sentiment is from the Delicate Dahlia's stamp set, "You Inspire me" how perfect is that. I love that so much and I know a few people who I could send this card to already! I have stamped it in Gray Granite and cut it out with the Meadow dies and popped it on another Cajun Craze layer cut out with the Meadow Dies.

Now for the second card that we have started with the base from earlier I went a different direction I went for the Daisy Wishes Dies.
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I had the sentiment already as I had made 2 but this time I thought I wanted a wispy looking flower and the daisy was perfect in the dies. So out they came I cut a couple in Cajun Craze and one in Bumblebee and of course the stem and leaves are in Mossy Meadow. All you needed to do was lay them all down on the base that we had already made.

 I am quite partial to these matte black dots and they just finish the card with that extra little bit of bling.
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So there you have it my 2 Cajun Craze inspired cards. If you would like any information about how to get your hands on the product to make these cards please do not hesitate to contact me.



Now is the time to head to the next blog and you will be heading to Theresa Gerrard, I love what Theresa has for us each week so just hit the next blog button below and head over to see her lovely Cajun Craze Creation:

Now if at anytime you find a next blog button doesn't quite work and it doesn't take you to the next person please head to out weekly host's blog and there you will find the list of all the participants so you can continue with the hop. Cathy Proctor's Blog

Thank you for spending some crafty time with me today,
Take care,


11 comments:

Rachel Palmieri said...

Oh Sharon, two beauties here! Love the way you've mixed stamp sets up, and so clever to do a 2-for-1 deal.

Rosa Leyden said...

Thanks for a great stamping technique to produce such a vintage botanical card. I really like your second card something organic about it but definitely love the Dahlia stamp.

Rachel Woollard said...

Beautiful cards Sharon I love the dahlia inCajun Craze

Cathy Proctor said...

Both these cards are so very boho and beautiful - I'm loving your vintage vibe here, Sharon! The dahlia looks so beautiful Cajun Craze and stamped onto Very Vanilla.

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

Mmmmm .... Cajun Chicken ... yum! LOL. I really like how you created the text backgrounds, Sharon, and how you've used the lovely silhouette dies. Two great cards with this colour that I use about once a year (for Colour Creations)!

Tina said...

Two absolute stunners, Sharon! The stamped flower is beautiful, but I especially love the die cut bloom.

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards Sharon. I really love the background technique with the torn paper. Your florals look great with these colours.

Kate Morgan said...

Oh Sharon, not one but two Cajun Craze cards... that minecraft building has got to you LOL. The dahlia looks amazing stamped in Cajun Craze and I love the vintagy look. The background on your other card is an awesome technique, how you have torn the paper, I love that!

Carussell Crafts said...

Two amazing cards, Sharon. That torn paper technique gives such a lovely affect. They really do have a vintage botanical look to them. Clever lady!

Diane Furniss said...

Very Creative Sharon, I love the way you stamped your word stamp. It really does give more depth to the feature flowers.

theresa said...

Two lovely cards Sharon but my favourite is the Quiet Meadow one and the subtle background on it is lovely

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