Soft Suede with Very Versailles
Hi. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 50th 2020-21 Colour Creations Showcase by members of the Art with Heart Team. We have worked through all the Stampin' Up! colours, except the newly introduced In Colours for 2021-2023 and the basics, Basic White, Basic Black and Very Vanilla. the basics would have been used by us all over the past year potentially as the bases for our creations.
Firstly, my apologies to anyone who checked in last week only to find a post with nothing creative in it. I have been quite sick and was in zombie mode last week, forgetting to delete the draft blog. I am starting to feel like I will "survive" but am still wrung out. I didn't want to miss this week's blog.
This week we are showcasing a neutral colour, Soft Suede. It is a deep brown and is part of the Neutrals' Colour Family. It's not a colour I have used very much, but having worked with it this week, I have decided it's a lovely brown. Soft Suede has been produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"; Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads & re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Stampin' Blends, & the Neutral's Designer Series Paper.
Soft Suede has not been a go to colour. In fact, it has been used very little. However, as I thought about what I would create, numerous ideas came to mind. Initially, the projects would have been suitable for fellas, but in thinking about colour combinations I really liked Calypso Coral with Soft Suede so was thinking of using this combo, together with Very Vanilla and potentially either Crumb Cake or Petal Pink (as a lighter variant of Calypso Coral). I commenced work on a fancy fold, but this morning changed tack completely as friends of mine are grieving the loss of their 17 year old poodle and I wanted to create a sympathy card for them. Here is my Soft Suede sympathy card:
The card base is Soft Suede card-stock with a layer of Very Vanilla card-stock that had been embossed with a new die, Stitched Greenery die. This die punches tiny holes in an all over leaf design. It is a pity you can't see more of this delightful design.
Two Very Vanilla card-stock card fronts were stamped with the scripty stamp from the Very Versailles stamp set. This set is a continuing stamp set, and is so gorgeous. I love it. The script was stamped in Soft Suede Classic Stampin' ink on one card front and with Calypso Coral ink on the second piece. A Blending Brush applied a centre circle of Petal Pink Classic Stampin' ink with Calypso Coral ink around the outer area. This was die cut with the second largest circle from the continuing Layering Circles dies.
The blended die cut circle was layered directly over the Soft Suede script so that script flowed through. The card front was mounted on a slightly larger piece of Calypso Coral card-stock. The leaf spray stamp was stamped twice on Very Vanilla card-stock; once with Soft Suede ink and the other with Versamark ink. The latter was heat embossed with Gold Emboss powder. Both sets of leaves were fussy cut. The Soft Suede leaves were adhered directly to the card front, while the gold embossed leaves were adhered with Mini Dimensionals.
A double bow was tied with the Very Vanilla twine from the Bakers Twine Essentials Pack and the gold trim from the Simply Elegant Trim. A little heart trinket from the Pet Trinkets was tied into the bow - reminiscent of a beloved dog's tag. Glue Dots were brilliant to attach the bows & trinket. A sentiment from the Very Versailles stamp set was stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla and fussy cut out.The sentiment was added with Mini Dimensionals. To complete the design some Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were sprinkled around.
The leaf spray was stamped in Soft Suede Classic Stampin' ink on Very Vanilla card-stock to create the card inner. A sentiment from the Pampered Pets stamp set was also stamped in Soft Suede. A coordinating Very Vanilla C6 envelope was stamped with the leaves in Soft Suede ink and the script in Calypso Coral.