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Wednesday, 27 April 2022

AWHT Colour Creations #46 Soft Suede

Soft Suede with Grassy Grove and Happy & Heartfelt

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. This Blog Hop is the last in the 2021-2022 series in working though all the Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order. But never fear - next week we start afresh for 2022-2023.


This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a mid brown called Soft Suede. Soft Suede is part of the Neutrals Colour Family and is a mid brown with some red undertones. As a Neutral, this colour can combine with many colours - think of trees ie brown and greens or ground & rocks combining with a range of plants that is many colours. Nature is amazing.


Soft Suede 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 Neutrals Designer Series Papers. The card below has used Soft Suede Classic Stampin' ink, Card-stock and a Stampin' Write Marker, plus a range of other non-PP bits and pieces.

Here is my card showcasing Soft Suede:

Say "Thank You" with scenic Grassy Grove stamps and dies by Stampin' Up!.

Soft Suede is a great neutral colour. In thinking about what I would do for this Blog Hop, I tossed around different ideas as I wasn't sure how to showcase the colour without the project being overly dark. I decided to use the Grassy Grove bundle complimented with New Horizons DSP for a background scene. I also decided to water-colour the die cut panel to show various tones of Soft Suede. As such I started by die cutting the tree scene from Shimmery White card-stock using the Grove dies. The 2 deers were cut at the same time. The 3 pieces were water-coloured using the wet on wet technique with Soft Suede Classic ink alone. The mother deer was made darker using the ink less diluted.

Say "Thank You" with scenic Grassy Grove stamps and dies by Stampin' Up!.

The tree scene die also cut out the scene in a piece of Soft Suede card-stock and a Pale Papaya card base. One of the designs of the delightful New Horizons DSP was stamped with some grasses and trees in Soft Suede. Some Starry Night Blends and the Colour Lifter coloured over some of the white bits. This panel was adhered directly to the inside back panel of the card. The water-coloured tree scene panel was added over the Soft Suede panel with Mini Dimensionals in-between. The 2 deers were carefully adhered at their hooves. A little of remaining DSP was added to the underneath top and bottom of the panel scene before it was adhered directly to the card base over the die cut scene.

Say "Thank You" with scenic Grassy Grove stamps and dies by Stampin' Up!.

The card front was finished with a sentiment from the Happy & Heartfelt stamp set that was White heat embossed on Soft Suede card-stock and fussy cut. The gorgeous Gold Simply Elegant Trim was tied into a bow and tucked beneath the sentiment. The soon to retire Gilded Gems added sparkle, together with some Shimmery Crystal Effects on the deers.

Say "Thank You" with scenic Grassy Grove stamps and dies by Stampin' Up!.

To ensure the card doesn't slide open when standing up on show, an extra piece of Pale Papaya card-stock was cut to 5cm x the width of the card and then scored at 1cm, 2.5cm and 4cm measuring along the 5cm edges. This piece was folded and burnished into a "W" and then the 1cm sections were adhered to the inside edges of the card. This holds the card open at the base to give the scene perspective without the card sliding flat over time.

Say "Thank You" with scenic Grassy Grove stamps and dies by Stampin' Up!.

As the card stands on its own with the die cut scene showing through to the layer behind, a panel for writing a personal message was mounted to the back of the card. A piece of Basic White card-stock was stamped across the bottom with the grassy stamp using Soft Suede ink, prior to it being mounted onto a slightly larger piece of Soft Suede card-stock. A Basic White C6 Envelope was stamped with trees in Soft Suede ink.

Say "Thank You" with scenic Grassy Grove stamps and dies by Stampin' Up!.

Thank you so much for dropping by. I do value that you spent time with me. I will be using this card to say a big "Thank You" to someone who organised a team to help with my brother's garden. They did an amazing job. I am planning to create more thank you cards from the New Horizons DSP for the others who helped. I so love this DSP and it is especially good to create for fellas.

Say "Thank You" with scenic Grassy Grove stamps and dies by Stampin' Up!.


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 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 this project or Stampin' Up!. 

There is more Soft Suede creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of the very talented, Tina Gillepsie. I always look forward to checking out Tina's creation (I wonder what she has in store this week). I do love seeing everyones' projects - there are always so many ideas and such great inspiration.

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

Andrea 💕🐾

If you find a broken link you can view the full list of participants on Catherine Proctor’s blog. Cathy is 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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8 comments:

  1. Andrea, you've created such a ethereal almost fairytale scene with this gorgeous card and made Soft Suede look beautiful. Thank you for for all your creative colour inspiration over the past year!

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  2. Gorgeous! This is one of my fave bundles. I love how you have coloured the deer. These colours look great with the blue / purple in the background too. Just fabulous!

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  3. wowzers, another stunner, Andrea! The layered scene is spectacular! I really need to crack open my Horizon paper...

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  4. Great way to showcase the varying tones of Soft Suede, depending on how diluted the ink is, Andrea! I love this bundle, and you have used it beautifully. Very creative card.

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  5. What a fantastic stunning card Andrea. So much depth of colour with all the layers as well. Gorgeous!

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  6. Aww this is so beautiful, just like a scene from a fairytale! I love the depth of colour between the two deer and the watercolouring on the layers. Stunning card.

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  7. Such an amazing scene Andrea. The background seems very realistic, and a lovely pop of colour.

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  8. You’ve created such a lovely card Andrea. Beautiful layering and a lovely peaceful scene.

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