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Hi,

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.

Enjoy and stop back often.

Sharon



Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Week 46 - Colour Creations Blog Hop - Soft Suede

 

Well this is the final colour creation for this year as our new catalogue is coming out next week! We will have 5 new InColors and that is always exciting to play with new colours!

For this week I have made a thinking of you card that could be used for a get well card or even for a sympathy card. A dear friend this week lost their young daughter in her early 20's and with my children all about the same age it just hits very close to home. So hold your children and your loved ones so close my friends.

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I thought the sentiment from the Bamboo Stamp set was perfect for a get well card or a sympathy card and I do have a couple of close friends that are also unwell this week with Covid so they may just get this card too. I stamped many of the flowers from Quiet Meadow thinking I would add more but now I have them ready to go so I can make a few more cards.

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I have done all the stamping on this card in the colour of the week Soft Suede and the flowers I have coloured with the stamping blends. I chose Flirty flamingo both light and dark and then Soft Succulent both light and dark for the green and a little dark So Saffron for the centre of the flowers. On the background I have used Crumb Cake Card but stamped in Soft Suede using the script, dots and little flower stamp from the Quiet Meadow stamp set then I ran it through the Splatters 3D embossing folder and with the sponge dauber I added some more soft suede around the edge and roughed it up with my paper snips to give it that old fashioned grunge look.

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I have layered my fussy cut flowers (I am really into fussy cutting at the moment) with some gold shimmer ribbon and a few soft suede twigs from the Meadow dies under the sentiment punched out with the label me fancy punch and then put through the Splatters 3D embossing folder with a little bit of soft suede on the embossing folder. Of course flowers needed a bow and the linen thread was perfect. All of this is layered on the Symbol of Fortune DSP on Soft Suede card.

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Don't forget to decorate the inside of your card which I have done with some more of that gorgeous Symbols of Fortune DSP and another fussy cut flower.

If you have any questions about today's project please do not hesitate to contact me.


Now is the time to head to the next person on our journey of Soft Suede and today you will be heading to the very talented  Cathy Proctor's blog so just click on the next blog button and you will go straight to her page:

If for any reason one of the links doesn't work please head to our lovely host Cathy Proctor who so diligently keeps us going each week. She will have a list of everyone participating this week and you can continue your Soft Suede journey from her blog: Cathy's Blog.

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



8 comments:

Cathy Proctor said...

Sharon, I am so sorry to hear about such a tragic loss for your friend. This is such a beautiful card- I especially love the background layer you have created, it is stunning. I hope it brings some comfort to your friend. Thank you for for all your creative colour inspiration over the past year!

Claire said...

Simply stunning Sharon! Love the vintage feel and your awesome colour combination. How lucky someone would be to receive this card.

Tina said...

Oh my, how gorgeous! Your vintage looking card is so beautiful. I'm sorry to hear of the passing of someone so young, it's always a tragedy.

Andrea said...

A gorgeous card Sharon. I love your fussy cut flowers over your specially created background. Xxx

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

Such a lovely card, that I'm sure will provide comfort to whoever you decide to send it to, Sharon. I love the stamped and embossed background, and really love what you've done with the sentiment label. Beautiful work.

Rachel Palmieri said...

I love all the detail on your card Sharon. Lovely texture, and a pop of colour = magic!

Kate Morgan said...

I was going to use 'grunge' but I think it gives more of a vintage vibe, with the gorgeous flowers. I adore the way you have created the background with the stamping, embossing and roughing up the edges, so beautiful my friend.

Carussell Crafts said...

Sharon, this is such a beautiful card and I’m sure it will be appreciated. I’m sorry to read of your friends loss.
I love the colouring of the delicate flowers. The entire card is beautiful, as is the lady who made it.

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