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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, 18 August 2021

Week 12 - Colour Creations Blog Hop - Coastal Cabana

 


Coastal Cabana, I love this colour. 

That was a bold statement. I know it is not Blackberry Bliss which is my absolute favourite colour but I do love this colour and I am so glad that it is one of Stampin' Up! regular colours. It used to be my daughter's favourite colour. Now as she has gotten older she has decided that she likes more maroony purple colours! Now Blackberry bliss or Rich Razzleberry would go really well with Coastal Cabana I went for a very simple palette. Mind you that song kept coming to mind EVERY TIME I say this colour! You know the one! Come on sing it will me Copa, Copacabana! You are welcome! You will have that stuck in your head for the rest of the hop now!

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I know you are ready for my card but you can dance and sing to Barry Manilow while you look at my card. I have used one of my favourite bundles from the Annual Catalogue and just had to have flowers. 
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For my card I wanted to create a lot of texture so I took out a piece of Basic White card and stamped the broken word stamp down the page. I used the Stamparatus and started at the top then moved it down one hinge and the card down 1 little square on the small grid paper that fits in the Stamparatus. A full movement down with the hinge was just a bit too much of a gap between each stamping for me. I stamped this in Early Espresso in to correspond with my card base. Then the fun begins. I used a New embossing folder from the New Mini catalogue called Timeworn Type 3DEF. Oh I love it. As you can see it doesn't look white. I first swiped my crumb cake ink over the intended side of the embossing folder so that the raised letters and worn out parts would come out white still. Almost like I had stained the paper with a tea bag.


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I did the same thing to the sentiment which I stamped first in Early Espresso, cut out with the die from the Meadow Dies and then ran it through the Timeworn Type embossing folder with crumb cake ink.



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Under the flowers onto the card I have stamped the flowers over the embossing in crumb cake to give a little more texture looking and then I have started to layer my flower arrangement. The leaves are cut from Soft Sea Foam card which I thought was quite fitting as we are using Coastal Cabana! The Crumb Cake stalks are but from the Christmas DSP Tidings of Christmas as they have the lovely print of plants on that side so just adding that little bit extra element. The gold is from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack. (Ok almost had Blackberry bliss in there hehe!) and I have some linen thread behind my flowers as well.

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As on the front of my card I have on the inside coloured my flowers with the blender pen as we don't have Stampin' Blends in Coastal Cabana. The centre of the flower is however dark So Saffron Stampin' Blends. On the front you may be wondering what I have used in the centre of the flowers? Well I am glad you asked. They are the new gorgeous brushed metallic dots from the New July-Dec Mini that come in Gold, Brass and Copper. They look so good you will want a pack of these.

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Well my internet keeps dropping in and out so I had better stop and let you go so that you actually have a post to read and that it actually goes live when it is supposed to. If you have any questions about my card do not hesitate to contact me.



Now is the time to head to the next blog and this week you will be heading to the lovely Theresa Gerrard's blog. Last week Theresa's Cinnamon Cider card with the Nature's Harvest Bundle was gorgeous. I can't wait to see what she has for us this week with Coastal Cabana. Just hit the next blog button to go to her blog now....

Our weekly coordinator of the Colour Creations blog hop is the always inspiring Cathy Proctor and if for any reason one of the next blog buttons don't work just head to Cathy's blog and you will find a list of all those participating: Cathy's Blog.

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








9 comments:

Cathy Proctor said...

Sharon I love that song and I love the shabby chic vibes of your beautiful card! I'm happily singing the song and happily tipping this stamp set into my next order after seeing what you've created tonight!

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

I love the collage-y, rustic (don't want to say "distressed", because it's a happy look!) background you created, Sharon. Great idea to ink up the Timeworn Type embossing folder; the effect is gorgeous. Coastal Cabana looks so nice against the soft and neutral background and die-cut elements. Lovely card!

Rachel Palmieri said...

Such a lot of lovely texture and eye catching goodness all over your card Sharon. Love it.

Ros said...

I love all the texture and layers on your card. The colours you've used are giving me a beachy feel and making me think of warm summer days.

Kate Morgan said...

Argh, no, not Barry stuck in my head all day!!! You crack me up with your stories, love it. Now, this card is phenomenal, Sharon. I love the background and thanks for explaining how you did that, what an amazing effect! All your details are beautiful, a really striking card.

theresa said...

Haha. Sorry to burst your bubble Sharon but it was actually The Beach Boys who sang that song. But thanks for getting it stuck in my head. Just love the shabby chic look you have achieved with your card. Just lovely

Tina said...

Ok, for some weird reason, I just hear I Go To Rio by Hugh Jackman, not Copa Cabana LOL!! Your card is an absolute stunner!

Michele Taylor said...

The layers and texture on your card is stunning Sharon. A beautiful card. I love it!

Carussell Crafts said...

I love the embossed layer and touches of gold on your gorgeous card, Sharon.

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