Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase - #8 Calypso Coral

Calypso Coral and Jar of Flowers

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Colour Creations Showcase. I am so delighted you have dropped by. This week we are focussing on "Calypso Coral", a rich, soft pinky orange that sits within Stampin' Up!s "Subtles" range. 

As you know, one of the great points of Stampin' Up!s products is the way Stampin' Up! coordinates colours and takes a colour through a range of products. This week's project has used Calypso Coral card-stock, Classic Stampin' ink pad, Stampin' Blends Combo and Artistry Blooms SequinsCalypso Coral also is in: Stampin' Write Markers, Watercolour Pencils, a range of Designer Series Papers and the Simply Citrus Card Kit.

Jar of Flowers Stampin Up card with Calypso Coral, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, South Australia

Calypso Coral is a gorgeous colour and could be used in may ways. I had numerous ideas for projects for this Showcase, but have only had time to create one project, an arrangement of flowers using one of the Jar of Flowers stamp set floral sprays. I chose the sunflower spray as the sunflowers could also be interpreted as gerberas. I love gerberas and would love to plant some in my garden including those in a Calypso Coral colour.

Jar of Flowers Stampin Up card with Calypso Coral, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, South Australia

I started by stamping the sunflower - or should I say, gerberas spray from the Jar of Flowers stamp set in Gray Granite Classic ink four times on Whisper White card-stock. I coloured the arrangements using Stampin' Blends Combos, ie Light & Dark Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam and Old Olive. Once brought to life with colour, the arrangements were fussy cut.

Jar of Flowers Stampin Up card with Calypso Coral, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, South Australia

The card base was cut from Calypso Coral card-stock. I played around a bit before landing on the card front and eventually decided on the blended Gray Granite design from the gorgeous In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP). This panel was embossed with the Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder before being mounted on Petal Pink card-stock

Jar of Flowers Stampin Up card with Calypso Coral, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, South Australia

As the basis for the floral arrangement, one of the Forever Gold Laser-cut Speciality Paper decorated labels was cut in half and adhered to the card front. The flower sprays were arranged and a label decided on. The label was cut from matching Calypso Coral card-stock and a sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with White Emboss Powder.

Jar of Flowers Stampin Up card with Calypso Coral, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, South Australia

As some of the flowers were going to be covered by the arrangement, they were fussy cut out. The sprays of flowers and individual flowers were either adhered directly to the card front or popped up on Dimensionals/Mini Dimensionals and the label was added with Dimensionals. Calypso Coral sequins from the Artistry Blooms Sequins were added as a finishing touch. The mounted card front was added to the card base with dimensionals. 

I love to add ribbon or a trim in some form to my projects and so coloured some of the Braided Linen Trim with the Dark Calypso Coral Stampin' Blend so a bow could be added, however, when I tried the bow on the card, with and without a tie around the card front, I realised it really didn't add anything ... so decided to leave it off. Part of the design process is deciding what to add and what to leave off. You can see the bow sitting to the side in the last photo below.

Jar of Flowers Stampin Up card with Calypso Coral, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, South Australia

To link the card inner to the card front design, the sunflower spray was stamped in Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' ink. The envelope was stamped in a similar way.

Jar of Flowers Stampin Up card with Calypso Coral, Andrea Sargent, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, South Australia

Thank you for visiting the Valley Inspirations blog. I do appreciate you spending time here. Please contact me if you would like any further information about the project; or if you live in Australia and would like either a new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue and or the August - December 2020 Mini Catalogue posted to you; or if I can help you with any purchases.

I hope you are enjoying this week's Colour Creations Showcase that has focused on Stampin' Up!s colour - Calypso Coral.

The amazing Catherine Proctor is hosting the Art with Heart Colour Creations Showcase each week. If you haven't finished checking out all of the team's colour creations, you can visit/revisit Catherine's page at What Cathy Made, where she hosts all the links to the other Showcase participants. I'm certainly looking forward to being inspired by everyone's creations.

I hope to see you again next week when members of the Team will share projects that hero a rich red called "Cherry Cobbler". I wonder what others will create - Cherry Cobbler would make a gorgeous Christmas card.

Look after yourself and your loved ones. For those who live in Victoria and New South Wales -  I'm thinking of you.

Have a great week.

Andrea 😘 

List of Products used to create these projects: 

Stamps, Dies & Punches
    • Jar of Flowers stamp set - #152515
    • Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set - #152517
    • Tasteful Labels dies - #152886
          Inks & Applicators
          • Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' pad - #147101
          • Gray Granite Classic Stampin' pad - #147118
          • Versamark ink pad - #102283
          • White Stampin' Emboss Powder - #109132
          • Whisper White card-stock - #106549
          • Thick Whisper White card-stock - #140490
          • Calypso Coral card-stock - #124392
          • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper - #152494
          • Forever Gold Laser-cut Speciality Paper - #152493
          • C6 Whisper White envelopes - #106589
          • Artistry Blooms Sequins - #152477
          • Multipurpose Liquid Glue - #110755
          • Mini Glue Dots - #103683
          • Tear & Tape Adhesive - #138995
          • Mini Stampin' Dimensionals - #144108
          • Stampin' Dimensionals - #104430
          Tools (incl Embossing Folders)
          • Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder - #152718
          • Take Your Pick Tool - #144107
          • Bone Folder - #102300
          • Paper Snips - #103579
          • Paper Trimmer - #152392
          • Stamparatus - #148187
          • Block C - #118486
          • Block D - #118485
          • Block E - #118484
          • Block H - #118490
          • Grid Paper - #130148
          • Stampin' Pierce Mat - #126199
          • Silicone Craft Mat - #127857
          • Stamping Sponge - #141337
          • Simple Shammy - #147042
          • Heat Tool - #129056
          • Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine - #149653
          • Magnetic Cutting Plate - #149656
          • Speciality Plate - #154711


          1. Holy moly, this is amazing, Andrea! The gerberas look fantastic - a real riot of colour and texture.

          2. Ooh, I love the embossed Gray Granite backdrop to your gorgeous floral spray, Andrea! Great colour combination. The sentiment also looks fantastic, white-embossed on Calypso Coral - and I like that you've placed it on top of the flowers. Beautifully composed card. :)

          3. This is a great card - love the combination with the gray!

          4. Andrea this is the most creative use of this stamp set I have ever seen. Simply wow, wow, wow - these really do look like gerberas! Thank you for sharing your Calypso Coral creation tonight and inspiring us all xx

          5. Oh wow, that is stunning Andrea, and as I lift my chin off the floor, I cannot believe how much fussy cutting is involved in this masterpiece, but what a gorgeous result!

          6. Wow, wow, wow Andrea, amazing card! All that fussy cutting!

          7. Wow, wow, wow indeed. This is gobsmackingly beautiful Andrea! You are so talented.

          8. That is one amazing bouquet of flowers Andrea - love it! Every week you come up with such great projects!

          9. This is so stunning I can't stop looking at it to write a comment! So, so, so gorgeous, the colour of the gerberas just pop on the grey granite. It is simply a beautiful arrangement of flowers!

          10. Gorgeous array of flowers, whether they be gerberas or sunflowers, they're amazing!

          11. Oh wow your card is beautiful Andrea! So much work with all that fussy cutting too. The end results is glorious.

          12. Oh Andrea, such a stunning card. All that fussy-cutting is amazing and beautifully coloured. I love the colour combination you've used. And I never thought to colour the braided trim - so clever! x

          13. Wow Andrea, I would never have thought to used those flowers like that. It's Stunning and has given my some inspiration with this set. Thanks for sharing.

          14. Oh my WOW! Your card is amazing!

          15. Wow Andrea. I so admire someone with the patience to fussy cut, let alone images as time consuming as this. So worth the time as your card is gorgeous.


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