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Wednesday, 25 August 2021

AWHT Colour Creations #13 Crumb Cake

Crumb Cake with Angels of Peace & For Unto Us

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart 2021-2022 Colour Creations Blog Hop.


This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a neutral light brown called Crumb Cake.  It is similar but still a different brown from Kraft card-stock - slightly lighter and Kraft has a little more of an orange tinge. Crumb Cake is part of the Neutrals Colour Family and coordinates so well with many colours (as neutrals tend to do). One of my favourite colour combinations is Petal Pink with Crumb Cake, so in the end I decided to go with this combo. My initial thought was to use White on Crumb Cake which is always delightful, but my designing process took me in another direction. 


Crumb Cake is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads & re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Stampin' Blends, the Neutrals Designer Series Paper and some Bakers Twine (as part of the Essentials Pack of twine). The Slim-line Christmas cards below have used Crumb Cake card-stock, Classic ink, Stampin' Blends Combo, and Bakers Twine, plus other bits and pieces.

The Angels sing to herald in Christmas and so many blessings.

I was planning to make a fancy fold that I had recently seen and started with water-colouring some panels to use as background pieces. However, when layering them as they would look in the fancy fold I wasn't convinced that it worked well so ended up in a completely different direction, creating 2 more simple cards. 

The Angels sing to herald in Christmas and so many blessings.

I was delighted with the water-colour effect achieved with the panel used on this first card. In my water-colour experimentation I have been trying to gain more variation of colour but usually my watercolour backgrounds tend to end up as a subtle blending of colours. This panel also uses the emboss resist technique, with a sentiment from the For Unto Us stamp set stamped in Versamark ink onto Fluid 100 Watercolor paper and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss powder and a Heat Gun. I used Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Classic Re-inkers with the mid-sized Water Painter and some extra water.

The Angels sing to herald in Christmas and so many blessings.

When dry, the water-coloured panel was mounted on a larger piece of Petal Pink card-stock. Some Basic White Bakers Twine from the Bakers Twine Essentials Pack was wrapped around twice and tied in a bow; and then the panel was mounted onto the Crumb Cake card-stock base. The base had been cut to create a small slimline card. The card was then finished with a few delightful Elegant Faceted Gems. I am sooo glad these carried over into the current Annual Catalogue for 2021-2022. This is a fairly simple card for me as I usually have layer upon layer and lots of texture, but I am still pleased with it, especially the water-colour effect. 

The Angels sing to herald in Christmas and so many blessings.

The card inner is simple too, with the angel from the Angels of Peace stamps partially stamped on a piece of Basic White card-stock in Petal Pink ink and the words that continue from the front sentiment, (ie a Christmas carol "Hark the Herald Angels sing, Glory to the new born King") were stamped in Crumb Cake ink. I made a custom sized envelope to suit the small slimline card using some retired Designer Series Paper. Creating your own envelopes with retired DSP is a great way to use your stash of DSP and the envelopes always look great.

The Angels sing to herald in Christmas and so many blessings.


Card 2:  The second card used another water-coloured panel, that was created with the same products as previously mentioned. It too was mounted onto a panel of Petal Pink card-stock and White Crinkled Seam Binding was wrapped around and tied into a bow. Some Crumb Cake Bakers Twine from the Bakers Twine Essentials Pack was tied around the ribbon bow's knot and then tied into a bow. The whole panel was mounted onto the small slimline card Crumb Cake base.

The Angels sing to herald in Christmas and so many blessings.

The larger angel from the Angels of Peace stamp set was stamped on a seperate piece of Basic White card-stock in stamped off Crumb Cake ink. The angel was coloured with Stampin' Blends, ie Crumb Cake & Petal Pink combos and Ivory & the Colour Lifter. She was fussy cut. A label was die cut from Basic White card-stock using one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

The Angels sing to herald in Christmas and so many blessings.

The white label was positioned with Dimensionals and the Angel was added with another layer of Dimensionals. I do so love the effect of the added depth provided by Dimensionals and given my restraint in not added them to the background layers, I felt I could go a little wild with the focal elements. A sentiment from the same stamp set was white heat embossed on Crumb Cake card-stock and trimmed to only use the first line of the sentiment. The sentiment was layered on the label with Dimensionals as well. Some beautiful Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added as the finishing touch. They added that little shimmer and the colour seemed to match perfectly.


The card inner and envelope was similar to the first card apart from the sentiment. The same sentiment as was used on the front was stamped in Crumb Cake and the piece of the sentiment that wasn't used on the front of the card was layered over the stamped words.

The Angels sing to herald in Christmas and so many blessings.

I had fun playing with water-colour and creating these cards to share. I will need to make the fancy fold with something different so I can try it out. If it works, it may even turn up in a week or two featuring another of Stampin' Up!'s beautiful colours.

The Angels sing to herald in Christmas and so many blessings.


If you are in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of Stampin' Up's 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue and or the new July - December 2021 Mini Catalogue, then let me know and I will be delighted to send them to you. Please don't hesitate to make contact with any other queries about this project or Stampin' Up!. 

There is more Crumb Cake creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a very special person and friend, Sharon Davern. I am looking forward to checking out Sharon's creation and everyone else's. I. do love seeing everyones projects - so many ideas and great creations

Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Crushed Curryand don't forget the AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop is launched every Monday evening at 8pm AEST until mid-December.

Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others.

Andrea 💕🐾


If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the full list of participants on Catherine Proctor’s blog.  Check out her amazing creation while you are there.

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12 comments:

  1. Lovely soft, subtle colour scheme Andrea. They are a lovely way to showcase Crumb Cake

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  2. Andrea, your water coloured panels are stunning and give a very ethereal effect, just perfect for your heavenly angels!

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  3. This is a lovely soft colour combination, and your colouring (both watercolouring, and with Stampin' Blends) is really lovely, Andrea.

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  4. Such pretty subtle colour palette, Andrea, super pretty. You create the most wonderful water colour backgrounds and I am very envious of your talents; it is not as easy as you make them out to be.

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  5. These are gorgeous cards Andrea, the water colouring seems to really suit the theme. I was impressed with the way you kept the colours separate, I have difficulties with that and I like that you made some envelopes from retired paper which also match.

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  6. I adore your watercolouring. It is very soft and perfect for the crumb cake colourway.

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  7. Wow both stunning cards Andrea and those angels complement the stunning colours on the watercoloured panels.

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  8. absolutely gorgeous! I love your colors. The gems really set it off. Beautiful card!

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  9. Just lovely Andrea. I love the softness of colour achieved on both cards. Always beautiful.

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  10. Your cards are lovely, Andrea! The colours work together so well, and are perfect for the angels.

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  11. Your slimline cards are beautiful Andrea. I love the muted tones in the soft watercolour backgrounds and I particularly love the embossing that you added to the background on card number two.

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  12. All of your colouring on each of the cards is just beautiful and soft and perfect for the angels

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