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Wednesday, 27 October 2021

AWHT Colour Creations #22 Highland Heather

Highland Heather with Merry Snowflakes

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 22nd Art with Heart 2021-2022 Colour Creations Blog Hop.


This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a purple called Highland Heather. Highland Heather is on the lighter side although I wouldn't call it a pale colour. It is part of the Subtles Colour Family and is great when you need a lighter purple for flowers, sunsets with that tinge of purple or where-ever you choose to use it. It is a lovely colour, and I think it is great with Pool Party and Balmy Blue for snowflake themes. 


Highland Heather 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 Subtles & Hand-penned, Cute Halloween Designer Series Papers; Hand-Penned Memories & More Card pack; Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate, Pastel Pearls, Cute Stars Adhesive-backed sequins and Grosgrain Ribbon. The card below has used Highland Heather card-stock and Classic ink, plus a range of other bits and pieces.

This card brings Christmas wishes for a beautiful season, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

I recently received my Merry Snowflakes bundle and knowing my love of Highland Heather in colour combos for snowflakes it was my first choice for this
 week's project. I was inspired by the Merry Snowflakes card on page 65 of the July-December Mini Catalogue. As with much CASEing, many aspects of the original card have been changed but there are certain similarities.

This card brings Christmas wishes for a beautiful season, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

I began by water-colouring 2 panels using Fluid 100 Watercolor paper, the medium Water Painter and Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' inks. Yes, I used Coastal Cabana rather than Pool Party to have a slightly greater difference with Balmy Blue - although, in reality, the two colours still blended in with each other. The second panel was much more subtle than the first and this was the panel I chose for the card's background.

This card brings Christmas wishes for a beautiful season, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

The brighter panel was then stamped in Versamark ink with the 3 different snowflake stamps x 2. The snowflakes were heat embossed with a Heat Gun and Silver Emboss Powder from the Metallic Emboss Powder pack. The snowflakes are stunning. They were die cut with coordinating dies from the Stitched Snowflake dies. Then I die cut snowflakes from Silver Foil (from the Silver Foil Speciality Pack) - oh my goodness - they are so so beautiful. While die cutting, I cut a Silver Foil frame using the Stitched Rectangle dies. Initially it was this frame that stood out to me in the original card design.

This card brings Christmas wishes for a beautiful season, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

Before assembling all the pieces together, the water-coloured panel for the background was embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. I often like to emboss the panel where a large amount of water was used for the wet on wet water-colour technique as embossing softens the paper fibres and makes it easier to adhere it flat. In this instance, I didn't want the embossing to compete with the design features, so this subtle embossing was perfect. The silver frame was adhered directly to the background, which in turn was adhered to the Highland Heather card base.

This card brings Christmas wishes for a beautiful season, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

The silver embossed and silver foil snowflakes were arranged, with some adhered flat and others popped up on Dimensionals. I love this layered effect. A sentiment from the Heartfelt Wishes stamp set was heat embossed in White Emboss Powder onto Highland Heather card-stock and then fussy cut. The sentiment was added with Dimensionals over a piece of White Glittered Organdy ribbon that had been tied at the loop end with some Simply Elegant Trim. The finishing touch was the addition of some Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Their glimmer was perfect with the Silver Foil.

This card brings Christmas wishes for a beautiful season, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

Creating a flurry of snowflakes for the card inner, the smallest snowflake from the Merry Snowflakes stamp set was stamped in Highland Heather Classic ink on Basic White card-stock. A Basic White C6 Envelope was similarly stamped.

This card brings Christmas wishes for a beautiful season, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

I so enjoyed creating this Highland Heather card, using a tried and true colour combo and CASEing a card from a Stampin' Up! catalogue. CASEing cards you love and changing various aspects is a great idea - and is especially useful when (work) commitments devour crafting time, leaving you with limited time and energy. Thank you for calling in.

This card brings Christmas wishes for a beautiful season, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.


If you live 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 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 Highland Heather creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a very talented and a delightful friend, Rachel Palmieri. As always, I am looking forward to checking out Rachel's creation and everyone else's. I do love seeing everyones' projects - so many ideas and such great creations

Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring an In Colour Just Jadeand don't forget that the AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop is launched every Monday evening at 8pm AEST until the end of November.

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, our amazing AWHT Colour Creations Coordinator.  Check out her amazing creation while you are there.

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8 comments:

  1. Andrea I love this colour combination for snowflakes too - it looks amazing with the silver foil snowflakes! Love, love, love your silver frame!

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  2. Wow, Andrea, Lovely soft pretty card. I love all the pops of silver.

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  3. Those are very pretty, rather ethereal-looking, snowflakes, Andrea. The silver foil die cuts are a beautiful touch too. I really like the sentiment white-embossed on Highland Heather card - a great choice.

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  4. Exquisite card Andrea, the soft colouring is perfect to set of your snowflakes. Love the fussy-cut sentiment too.

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  5. What a beautiful card Andrea, the Soft tones and snowflakes are just perfect together.

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  6. Another gorgeous creation, Andrea. I love all those silver snowflake layers over that beautifully blended background.

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  7. I really love how you've carried the colour blending completely through your card with the coloured snowflakes. It's spectacular!

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  8. Another beautiful card Andrea. I love the soft colouring and silver foil accents. So very, very pretty

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