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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, 1 June 2022

Colour Creations Blog Hop - 2022-23 - Week 5 - Tahitian Tide

 

Welcome to the Art with Heart teams Colour Creation Blog Hop for Tahitian Tide. We are now at the last of our very new In Colors for the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue and what a lovely blue it is!

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My daughter inspired my card this week. I have had the Bamboo Beauty for a while now and haven't made a card with it and I was determined to make a card. My daughter just loves Japan and the culture and the food and we were fortunate to do a 13 day tour which is way too short of Japan in 2019. There is so much to see and we will need to go back another time. One of the places we went was the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto it is a huge bamboo forest. I just had to get this stamp set when I saw it.



Enough reminiscing on to the card!

Rhapsody in craft, Tahitian Tide, #colourcreationsbloghop, Bamboo Beauty, Stylish Shapes Dies, Blending Brushes, Perfectly Penciled DSP, Thank you Cards, Grateful Cards, You are loved Cards, Stampin' Up!, 2022-23 Annual Catalogue

I have made a very simple layout for my card tonight taking a little inspiration from the Japanese flag if you will.


To start I used my blending brush with the Tahitian Tide ink and with a piece of Perfectly Penciled DSP (the one that looked the most bambooish LOL) I coloured it to a lovely shade of blue! 

I cut the circle out with the new Stylish Shapes Dies. Love these dies and I recommend that you put these on your wish list if you haven't already done so!

Rhapsody in craft, Tahitian Tide, #colourcreationsbloghop, Bamboo Beauty, Stylish Shapes Dies, Blending Brushes, Perfectly Penciled DSP, Thank you Cards, Grateful Cards, You are loved Cards, Stampin' Up!, 2022-23 Annual Catalogue


From there I stamped the 2 bamboo leaf stamps in Smoky Slate on a piece of Basic White card and adhered that to the card base of Tahitian Tide and got out the large Bamboo stamp and stamped in Shaded Spruce and Pear Pizzazz. I fussy cut those out and popped 2 up on dimensionals Under the sentiment which is stamped in Tahitian Tide and cut out using the Stylish Shapes Dies (now you know you want them) I have added some Tahitian tide bakers twine.

Rhapsody in craft, Tahitian Tide, #colourcreationsbloghop, Bamboo Beauty, Stylish Shapes Dies, Blending Brushes, Perfectly Penciled DSP, Thank you Cards, Grateful Cards, You are loved Cards, Stampin' Up!, 2022-23 Annual Catalogue

Don't forget to stamp the inside of your card and as I am giving this to my daughter this sentiment was just perfect!

Rhapsody in craft, Tahitian Tide, #colourcreationsbloghop, Bamboo Beauty, Stylish Shapes Dies, Blending Brushes, Perfectly Penciled DSP, Thank you Cards, Grateful Cards, You are loved Cards, Stampin' Up!, 2022-23 Annual Catalogue

One more photo of the card in front of the bonsai just for my girl!

Now don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions would like to get the products to make this project or get your hands on the new Annual Catalogue!


Now is the time to head to the next person on our journey of Tahitian Tide, all you need to do is hit the next blog button below and you will head to the lovely Christine Blain I love seeing what she has for us each week, she is the queen of masculine card and using the designer series paper in fantastic ways so I can't wait to see what she has for us today! 


If for any reason we have a technical glitch and the next blog button doesn't work on your way around please come back here and click over to our weekly host Cathy Proctor and she will have a list of all those participating today and you will be able to continue your journey from there: Cathy's Blog

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

8 comments:

Tina said...

Oh, I definitely do want those dies!! Your card is a wonderful reminder of your trip, and I'm sure that Sarah will love it!

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

I love that you drew inspiration from your treasured time in Japan, and from the Japanese flag, Sharon. The Tahitian Tide DSP circle looks fab, and I love the bamboo "embellishments". This card will be a hit with your girl, I'm sure (and, sorry to disappoint, I didn't use DSP or a masculine theme for my card this week! LOL).

Rachel Woollard said...

I love those Stylish Shapes Dies too and what a stunning card motivated by your beautiful memories in Japan.

Cathy Proctor said...

Sharon, I love how you have used these products to recreate memories of your special trip with your girl. The nod to the Japanese flag is so well done too!

Kate Morgan said...

Sarah sure will love this card, Sharon, it's just perfect for her. Those Stylish Shapes dies are a must have, I totally agree. Love that you used the Perfectly Penciled DSP and coloured it. Wonderful cherished memories of your girls trip!

Diane Furniss said...

Love the Bamboo stamp set, and bring your memories from Japan to life in your card is beautiful.

theresa said...

Sharon I am sure that Sarah will be grateful for the card you have made for her as a memento of your time spent in Japan.

Anonymous said...

A fabulous card Sharon and those bamboo look so lifelike as the colouring is superb. I love the Tahitian Tide circle die cut behind the bamboo.

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