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Wednesday 10 July 2024

Colour Creations Blog Hop - Week 11 - 2024-2025 - Blackberry Bliss - 3D Pillar Card

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Today for week 11 of the 2024-25 Colour Creations Blog Hop we are looking at my favourite colour. I know that it is not to some people's liking but this rich purple is one of my favourites!

So for my favourite colour I was fortunate to be asked to make a very special birthday card by my friend for her sister, she is also my friend so no pressure there on making a fancy fold card. At least the request was to use the DSP Perennial Lavender and that has Blackberry Bliss in it. I had free rein to make a fancy fold card!

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I have made a 3D Pillar card and a box for it as well. I got the directions for the card from Barry at Mitosu Crafts but the box is a matter of measuring once the card is made.

Here is how I made the card.

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The base of the card is our colour of the week Blackberry Bliss and I have 5 pillars or boxes. When adhering each individual box together lay them flat so that when you get to adhere them all together you are able to lay them flat in the box.
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I have layered each box with Lost Lagoon card.

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On top of the Lost Lagoon I have added the Gorgeous Perennial Lavender DSP. I have cut it so that it follows along in the pattern before I cut the length for the smaller 2 pillars.
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Join each of the pillars to the next pillar one at a time laying them flat while you it adheres and to make sure they are straight. This will also make sure that you will be able to lay it flat in the box for packaging.
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Once all joined together we can work on the focal point.
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A layer of Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon before adding the rest of the focal point.
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Using the gorgeous large leaf die from the Thoughtful wishes dies I cut a piece of Basic White just a bit larger.
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Using the blending brushes on the piece of Basic White I have blending Blackberry Bliss on the top and Lost Lagoon on the bottom. As I will be cutting it out with the leaf die it doesn't matter that it is not perfectly smooth and blended. 
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For the rest of the focal point I have embossed a layer of Basic White with the Eyelet 3D and adhered that before adding some of the decorations. The leaf we have just created plus a stamped leaf which is coloured in light and dark Lost Lagoon Stampin' Blends. I have cut out a label in Basic White using the Something Fancy Dies and then stamped the happy birthday from the Country Birdhouse stamp set and cut that out using the Stylish shapes dies. The 2 extra leaves I cut out using the extra blended paper.

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 Oh don't forget to add some white bakers twine!
Now you could leave it here as a birthday card but my friend wanted a 60 so I added a 60 for her sister!
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Yes there is somewhere to write I made sure there was plenty of space on the back of the pillars.
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To make the box packaging I laid the card flat and measured the length and width, then measured the height. After getting the measurements I added the height to the measurements of length and width to make sure I had enough card to go up the sides and ends. To create the lid you add on 1/8 of an inch to give just a little bit of space for the lid to go over the bottom of the box.
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I have used the other half of the piece of Perennial Lavender DSP to cover the top of the box and I have created a second focal point to go on the lid. To tie the lid shut I have used the white ribbon from the Petal Pink and White Diagonal Trim Pack. I left it quite long so that my friend could tie the bow how she liked.
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This was a fun project and the Perennial Lavender DSP does most of the work!

If you have any questions about my project today, or would like to get your hands on some of the beautiful product to make one of these fun Pillar cards yourself, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Now is the time to head to the next amazing team member and this week you will be heading to the wonderful Christine Blain, I can't wait to see what she has for us, just hit the next blog button and you will go straight there.

If at any time the next blog button does not go where you are not expecting please head back here and you can head to our wonderful weekly host Cathy Proctor who will have a list of the Art with Heart team members who are playing along with the weeks challenge of Blackberry Bliss

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

9 comments:

Cathy Proctor said...

How good does Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss look together? I knew you would make something with this colour, Sharon, and you haven't disappointed! I'm sure your friend will love this amazing fancy fold.

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

Beautiful paper and colours, and you've made a super-special gift for the birthday "girl", Sharon!

Andrea said...

Wow o wow. What a great fun fold Sharon. Your friends (both the one who asked you to make it and the one who will receive it) will love it. Your box is amazing too. The focal point with the die cut and stamping is gorgeous. Adore your blending of a panel before die cutting. xxx

Rachel Woollard said...

Stunning card Sharon, it’s amazing that it still folds flat! I love your shaded leaf die cut too, very effective

Theresa Gerrard said...

So much work Sharon to create this beautiful card . I hope the recipient is very appreciative.

Kathryn Ruddick said...

Oh, well, there's one birthday card that you would keep for the rest of your life!!!
I hope she puts it in a box frame and hangs it somewhere she can enjoy it every day!

Kate Morgan said...

That is one special milestone birthday card, Sharon. Wow, a lot of work but what an amazing card, and a gorgeous box to gift it in!

Rosa Leyden said...

Sharon your card packs a ‘wow’ factor for a milestone birthday card. The coloured die cut leaf is exceptional and love how it ties in with the DSP.

Ros said...

Gorgeous card and a beautiful box to be delivered in as well. You friend will be thrilled with this for her sister.

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