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Wednesday, 13 April 2022

AWHT Colour Creations #44 So Saffron

So Saffron with Welcoming Window. 

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We are continuing to work though all the Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order and are currently at "S".

This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a soft yellow called So Saffron. So Saffron is part of the Subtles Colour Family and is a delightful light yellow. This colour is delightful when used with blues or greys. So Saffron goes well with numerous colour combinations including with Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride, as used in my card. 

So Saffron is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Stampin' Blends and Subtles Designer Series Papers as well as Sweet Talk and Flowering Fields DSPs. The card below has used So Saffron Classic Stampin' ink and card-stock, plus a range of other non-SS bits and pieces.

As I totally ran out of time I only created one more simple card to showcase So Saffron. Here tit is:

Wish a friend Happy Birthday with Welcoming Windows by Stampin' Up!.

As you can see, So Saffron is a delightful colour. 


The soon to retire Welcoming Window bundle is featured along with So Saffron. I do love this bundle and am sad to see it go. Having said that, I won't be getting rid of it from my stash (especially the dies) as windows can be handy to coordinate with certain designs.
Wish a friend Happy Birthday with Welcoming Windows by Stampin' Up!.

So Saffron is a great colour to indicate light or sun rays and so I started by blending some So Saffron Classic Stampin' ink on a piece of Basic White card-stock. The window frame, window shutters, hinges and the window sill from the Window Flowerbox dies were cut from Basic White card-stock. The window shutters had a little So Saffron blended over them to indicate some reflected light from inside.

Wish a friend Happy Birthday with Welcoming Windows by Stampin' Up!.

A Basic White card front was dry embossed with the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder. This was adhered directly to a So Saffron card base. As I was attempting to form the window I kept changing the way I adhered the hinges to the window shutters - I think I must have had a brain spasm. I Googled window shutters to check which way they should go and cut a 2nd set of shutters and hinges so I could start afresh.

Wish a friend Happy Birthday with Welcoming Windows by Stampin' Up!.

Plants for the window box were stamped in Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride Classic ink on Basic White card-stock. The Welcoming Windows flowering plants have coordinating dies, however, as my mind wasn't functioning properly, I fussy cut them out with one of the bunches also being cut in half. The centre flowering plant was popped up on Mini Dimensionals with the 2 halves of a plant was adhered on each side. A sentiment from the same stamp set was White heat embossed onto So Saffron card-stock.

Wish a friend Happy Birthday with Welcoming Windows by Stampin' Up!.

A piece of Basic White card-stock had some So Saffron ink blending along the outer edge and a birthday sentiment was stamped also in So Saffron ink. A Basic White C6 Envelope had some So Saffron ink blended over some edges. This is a simple and quick addition to coordinate the envelope to the card.

Wish a friend Happy Birthday with Welcoming Windows by Stampin' Up!.

Thank you so much for dropping by. I do value the time you spent with me.

If you live in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of the new Stampin' Up 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue and or the continuing January - June 2022 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 So Saffron creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of the lovely, Christine Blain. I always look forward to checking out Christine's creation (I wonder what she has in store this week). I do love seeing everyones' projects - so many ideas and such great inspiration.

Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring another versatile colour Soft Sea Foam as we continue the weekly 2021-2022 Colour Creations blog hops.

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 wonderful Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  I so appreciate all Cathy does in coordinating this blog hop each week. She is such a special lady. Check out her wonderful creation while you are there.

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  1. Andrea, even on a simple card your attention to detail is incredible, Googling window shutters to check which way they should go! I love all the white space on this card and the delicate blending of So Saffron.

  2. Such a pretty card, Andrea; you've aced this colour challenge! I love the blended ink backdrop to the window, and your use of lots of white to show off the soft yellow.

  3. Rachel Woollard13 April 2022 at 20:25

    Very serene and subtle card Andrea, I love the shading through the window

  4. Such a sweet card, Andrea. A holiday in this cute cottage would make anyone happy with those pretty blooms in the window.

  5. Such a delicate card, Andrea, so pretty. The sentiment really suits the So Saffron too.

  6. Caroline Manwaring19 May 2022 at 08:56

    Simply sweet, Andrea. A lovely soft colour look to your design.


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