Cajun Craze with Plentiful Plants
Cajun Craze is certainly not one of my usual "go to" colours. When I first started thinking what I would create for this blog hop, my thoughts immediately went to something for fellas; autumn leaves; a sunset; or a 3D project (box, case, etc), but then I remembered I had created a "suitcase" style box last year. Hmm ... what to do? A few days later I wrapped something in a red-brown tissue paper that was a pinky colour and then added a pink satan ribbon. I really liked the colour combination so thought I would try Cajun Craze with say, Petal Pink. That's were I started consideration of colours for my card.
To create the alcohol coloured panel, I initially scribbled Light & Dark Cajun Craze and Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blends on to a card front sized piece of Vellum. Then Isopropyl alcohol was sprayed generously over the coloured areas using a Stampin' Mister and the liquid colour was moved around on the Vellum. The Dark Petal Pink hardly showed up at all, so after the panel had dried some Light Calypso Coral was added and more alcohol misted over. Once dry, some gold heat embossing was also added along some of the colour lines using Versamark and a Blender Pen with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and a Heat Gun.
Once the coloured Vellum had dried it was adhered directly to a piece of Basic White card-stock. I used a sponge and Multipurpose Liquid Glue, although would have preferred to try Stampin' Up!s Adhesive Sheet (couldn't find it when I needed it).
The pots from the Plentiful Plants stamp set were stamped - one in Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' ink and one in Petal Pink Classic Stampin' ink. Leaves were stamped in either Pear Pizzaz or Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' inks. The Pear Pizzaz ink seem to divide into a spotty look. I quite liked the look for the leaves, but as I was using an old style ink-pad I think it may be time to get a new ink pad. The little leaves that were stamped in the lighter green needed something else so I used a Pear Pizzaz Stampin' Write Marker and added tiny strokes/dots of this darker colour to add some life.
The leaves, pots and macramé plant holder & pot stand were all die cut with the coordinating set of dies - Perfect Plants dies, the latter being cut from Cajun Craze card-stock. To add some dimension to the pot holders, some Cajun Craze Classic and White Craft inks were applied with a Sponger Dauber. The effect of the added sponging is not easily seen but in real life it does add something. The pot holders, pots and leaves were all layered in place with a mix of either Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Dimensionals.
A Basic White card inner was decorated with leaves stamped in Pear Pizzaz ink. A C6 Basic White Envelope was also stamped with the Pear Pizzaz leaves, stamping on the envelope flap and so coordinate the envelope with the card it will hold.
There is more Cajun Craze creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the delightful Christine Blain's blog. I am looking forward to checking out Christine's creation and everyone else's. If you started part way through or if you missed someone click on the link below to go to Catherine Proctor's blog where she has a list of all the participants in tonight's Colour Creation Blog Hop and their links.
Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Calypso Coral; and don't forget the AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop occurs every Monday evening up to mid-December.