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Wednesday, 24 November 2021

AWHT Colour Creations #26 Melon Mambo

Melon Mambo with Blessings of Home

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 strong bright pink called Melon Mambo. Melon Mambo is part of the Brights Colour Family and is a lovely colour for flowers, hearts and part of rainbow colour combos to name a few. It is also a great hot pink that works brilliantly with greys and various greens. 

Melon Mambo is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Stampin' Blends; Watercolor Pencils and the Brights Designer Series Papers. The card below has used Melon Mambo Card-stock, Stampin' Blends and the Stampin' Write Marker plus a range of other non-MM bits and pieces.

Here is my card showcasing Melon Mambo:

When walking with my dog recently I saw some beautiful little flowers in a local garden. This inspired the colouring of my card, however, the colouring also took on a life of its own.

The card is a simple gate-fold and also features a bundle that will be released by Stampin' Up! in January 2022 as part of its new January - June Mini Catalogue. As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and an attendee of the recent On Stage at Home conference, I was able to purchase this delightful bundle early. 

I started by stamping the large floral image from the Blessings of Home stamp set in Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' ink on to Basic White card-stock. It was coloured with Stampin' Blends, ie Melon Mambo, Light Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Soft Succulent Combos plus my trusty Colour Lifter. The colour lifter was used quite a bit to soften Melon Mambo into white and add highlights.

Two of the coloured floral images were cut with the coordinating die from the Flowers of Home dies and extra coloured individual flowers were fussy cut. Little sprig dies and the longer die from the same set were used to cut some rose gold paper from the Gold and Rose Gold Metallic Speciality Paper. The rose gold paper had been coloured with the Dark Melon Mambo Blend before die cutting. Two thin strips were also trimmed off to use in the mounting process.

The Thick Basic White card-stock base was scored and folded to create a Gate-fold right opening card. A Basic White card front had a little blending with some Daffodil Delight Classic ink and a Blender Brush added and then was embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. A Melon Mambo Marker was used to flick some pink ink onto it. A thin strip of the coloured Metallic Speciality Paper was added to the LHS of the embossed card front, which in turn was adhered to the card base. The thinner right flap of the card had a strip of Designer Series Paper with another thin strip of the Metallic Speciality Paper adhered. The DSP used was another early acquisition coordinating with a bundle from the coming January - June Mini Catalogue. This delightful DSP is from a different suite and will only be generally available during December. 

A piece of the beautiful White Glittered ribbon was wrapped around the card front and tied in a bow. The flowers were arranged covering the edge of the LHS flap. The fussy cut flowers were layered on top, adhered with Dimensionals. A sentiment from the stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with White Emboss powder and a Heat Gun, then attached with Dimensionals. The little die cut metallic twigs were spread around and some gorgeous  2021-2023 In Colour Jewels added.

A different design from the limited edition of Eden's Garden Speciality DSP was added inside the two flaps. The designs chosen could be considered "B" sides as they don't have the touches of gold however, they are lovely and great as backgrounds. The longer die cut metallic piece was added to the LHS inner flap. 

The centre Basic White panel was stamped with the smaller floral stamp in Smoky Slate ink and also coloured with the same Stampin' Blends. A Basic White C6 Envelope was stamped with the smaller floral spray in Smoky Slate ink.

I had so much fun playing with Melon Mambo, the new Blessings of Home bundle and the Limited Edition Eden's Garden DSP. If you aren't a current Stampin' Up! Demonstrator but are intrigued by the thought of early access to new products not generally available, then I would be delighted to talk with you about the opportunity.

Thank you so much for dropping by.

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 these projects or Stampin' Up!. 

There is more Melon Mambo creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a very talented lady, Tina Gillespie. As always, I am looking forward to checking out Tina's amazing 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 Merry Merlotand don't forget that the AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop is going live next Monday evening at 8pm AEST for the final blog hop for 2021. 

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.

#colourcreationsbloghop  #colourcreationsbloghop2021  #stampinup  #artwithheartteam #blessingsofhome 


  1. Absolutely stunning, Andrea. Your colouring is soft and glorious. There is so much work in this card, I sure hope it goes to someone very special. It is just delightful.

  2. Your colouring is amazing, Andrea and it's great to see a card made using these new products in different colours. I love how much thought you put into your cards and the little touches like the stamping on the envelope and all the stamping, colouring and other details on the inside of your card.

  3. So pretty, Andrea. I love that you coloured the Rose Gold metallic paper with Stampin' Blends - great idea! The sentiment, white-embossed on Melon Mambo card, also looks fab. Just lovely.

  4. Beautifully coloured, subtle card Andrea. I love the colours you’ve used and how delicate Melon Mambo looks

  5. Those flowers are tumbling over with happiness, just gorgeous! You have a real talent for putting together the most fabulous cards Andrea.

  6. Just beautiful, Andrea. You have coloured the images beautifully and shown a softer side of our bright and vibrant Melon Mambo. It’s such a pretty card. Love the ribbon - my absolute favourite!


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