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Wednesday, 1 September 2021

AWHT Colour Creations #14 Crushed Curry

Crushed Curry with Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows

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 deep yellow called Crushed Curry. Crushed Curry is part of the Regals Colour Family. It isn't a colour I automatically reach for but is wonderful when colouring sunflowers, roses and autumnal themes. This project was inspired by a gorgeous yellow rose with strong pink petal edges that I saw a few days ago. 


Crushed Curry is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads & re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers and Regals Designer Series Papers. The simple Fancy Fancy fold card below has used Crushed Curry card-stock, Classic ink and Stampin' Write Marker, plus other Stampin' Up! bits and pieces.

Happy Crushed Curry roses coming to say Hello and brighten your day, by Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations.

I recently saw Kim Fee, a UK Demonstrator, use a card fold that I hadn't seen before, so I thought I would give it a go. I worked out my own dimensions and converted one hinge into 2 smaller hinges. It was really quite simple and something different.

Happy Crushed Curry roses coming to say Hello and brighten your day, by Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations.

Using Thick Basic White card-stock, half an A4 sheet of card-stock was cut in 2 so the card is the same dimension as a "normal" one - that is for us in Australia. A strip of the thick card-stock was cut off one piece to set the width of the card front. The piece that was trimmed off was used as the hinge(s). I cut it in half length-wise to create two hinges as it seemed a bit wobbly when I saw Kim open her card.

Happy Crushed Curry roses coming to say Hello and brighten your day, by Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations.

To create the background pieces for decorating both sides of the front panel and one side of the back panel, I used Crushed Curry card-stock, cutting it a little smaller than the card base pieces. The larger floral stamp from the Shaded Summer stamp set was stamped in Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' ink all over the 3 pieces. Using a Blending Brush, some White Craft ink was blended over the edges of each piece leaving some of the original coloured card-stock in the centre.

Happy Crushed Curry roses coming to say Hello and brighten your day, by Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations.

Before adhering the stamped panels onto the card bases, the hinges were adhered in place. They were partially adhered to the front of the back panel, with the Crushed Curry stamped panel adhered over to hide and further secure the hinge ends. The other ends of the hinges were adhered to the back of the card front, with one of the Crushed Curry panels adhered over to hide the hinge ends and the other Crushed Curry panel adhered to the front of the panel. A small section of the hinges show on the side, which gives character to the card.

Happy Crushed Curry roses coming to say Hello and brighten your day, by Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations.

Two labels were cut from Basic White card-stock using the Scalloped Contours dies, with the bigger label centred on the back panel of the card for writing a personal message. A smaller label was layered with Dimensionals in the centre of the card front.

Happy Crushed Curry roses coming to say Hello and brighten your day, by Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations.

Using the same floral stamp with my Stamparatus, the stamp was coloured using Stampin' Write Markers, ie Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green, and stamped onto Basic White card-stock. I love using the Stamparatus with the Marker-to-Stamp technique as I partially add colour - stamp - add different colour - stamp - add more colour - stamp - and so on until I am satisfied with the colouring. The coloured floral sprays were cut using the gorgeous Summer Shadows dies that you can obtain for FREE when you purchase $180 worth of Stampin' Up! product during Sale-a-bration. Don't leave it too long if you are interested, as this offer will finish at the end of September. Lovely detailed and smaller leaves were also die cut from Basic White card-stock.

Happy Crushed Curry roses coming to say Hello and brighten your day, by Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations.

The flowers and leaves were arranged and adhered with a mix of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Dimensionals. A white Bakers Twine bow as added with a Glue Dot and rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels packet brought a little bling.

Happy Crushed Curry roses coming to say Hello and brighten your day, by Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations.

As mentioned, the back inside panel used a white label for writing a personal message. With the stamped floral background framing the label nothing else was needed. The floral stamp was also coloured with markers and stamped on a C6 Basic White Envelope so it coordinates with the card it will hold.

Happy Crushed Curry roses coming to say Hello and brighten your day, by Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations.

While Crushed Curry has not been a frequently used colour for me, I really enjoyed creating this card; experimenting with this fancy fold and playing with the Marker-to-Stamp technique. I hope your interest is piqued by some aspect of this card.

Happy Crushed Curry roses coming to say Hello and brighten your day, by Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations.

Happy Crushed Curry roses coming to say Hello and brighten your day, by Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations.


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 Crushed Curry 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, Rachel Palmieri. I am looking forward to checking out Rachel'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 Daffodil Delightand 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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9 comments:

  1. Andrea this seriously the best card I have seen made with this stamp set and dies. So beautiful and a great reminder to use the marker technique, thank you!

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  2. Oooh, what an interesting fold! It looks fantastic! The multi-coloured floral images are wonderful.

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  3. The tone-on-tone background stamping looks fabulous, Andrea. Thanks for the reminder, to use the Stamparatus for the marker-to-rubber technique; I have been meaning to do this, but keep forgetting. It has yielded lovely results for your flowers, and the sentiment. You have made a very pretty card, to showcase Crushed Curry.

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  4. You hand stamped DSP looks amazing and I am intrigued but this card fold. I have not seen it before. I looks great though, I always love different card folds.

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  5. Andrea I love your card and the different colours popping out in the floral image as well as the greeting. Very pretty!

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  6. This is so beautiful, Andrea. I love how you have stamped the floral image all over this card as the background. The gorgeous bunch on the front are lovely using the marker to stamp tecnique and give the flowers a natural look. Stunning and great fancy fold design too!

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  7. Such a beautiful card Andrea and a lovely way to feature Crushed Curry. I also often forget about the marker to rubber technique . You have managed to show it off beautifully

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  8. This is a beautiful card Andrea. The tone on tone Crushed Curry is just lovely and I love the pretty colour combination on the main flower image.

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  9. Stunning card Andrea and such a very different fold. I love the way you have coloured the images with markers. The green and red/pink tones work beautifully with the crushed curry to make the flowers pop.

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