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Wednesday, 4 May 2022

AWHT Colour Creations #1 Orchard Oasis

Orchid Oasis with Ranunculus Romance 

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We are starting afresh to work though all the Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order, although as we begin a new round, we are featuring the new In Colours for 2022 to 2024. 

This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a deep purple with rich blue undertones called Orchid Oasis. As mentioned, Orchid Oasis is part of the In Colour Family and is a beautifully rich blue purple. This colour is gorgeous on its own or with touches of gold.  It is going to be fun over the next 2 years to explore colour combos that go well with this colour.

Orchid Oasis is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads, Spots re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Stampin' Blends, In Colours 2022-2024 Designer Series Papers, Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes and Designer Series Paper, In Colour Bakers Twine, Shimmer Ribbon, Glimmer Paper and Matte Decorative Dots. The card below has used Orchid Oasis Classic Stampin' ink, Card-stock, Stampin' Write Marker plus a range of other non-PP bits and pieces.

Here is the card showcasing the delightful Orchid Oasis:

Let a friend know you are thinking of them with a Ranunculus Romance Orchid Oasis card.

Isn't Orchid Oasis a beautiful colour.  


This card shows the beauty of Orchid Oasis through some tone on tone stamping, ink blending and stamping on white, as well as some splatters.

Let a friend know you are thinking of them with a Ranunculus Romance Orchid Oasis card.

I loved playing with Orchid Oasis this week. It is a beautiful colour. My time to create was very short for this project given commitments over the past week so I decided to only use the featured colour and Basic White with touches of Gold. Orchid Oasis card-stock and ink was used with some partial background stamping with the scripty stamp from the Ranunculus Romance stamp set. Some Basic White card-stock was die cut with a Stitched Rectangle die. Some Orchid Oasis ink was blended over the LHS using a Blending Brush, then the panel was stamped with the Eiffel Tower and script stamps. Some splatters were added using an Orchid Oasis Stampin' Write Marker.

Let a friend know you are thinking of them with a Ranunculus Romance Orchid Oasis card.

The beautiful Ranunculus stamp was stamped a couple of times in Orchid Oasis Classic ink. Sadly, I couldn't find my Ranunculus dies, so I fussy cut the full flower spray and the two larger flower heads from the second stamped image. Having lost time trying to find my dies I had to alter my design quickly and use dies that were easily at hand. Some Gold Foil was die cut with one of the little floral sprays from the Honey Bee Bloom dies and the larger leaf die from the Meadows dies was used on some Basic White card-stock. A little Orchid Oasis ink was blended over the white leaf die cut. The fussy cut flowers and the leaf were partially Gold heat embossed on the edges using Versamark ink, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and a Heat Gun.

Let a friend know you are thinking of them with a Ranunculus Romance Orchid Oasis card.

The larger ticket die from the Sports Events dies cut a label from the Vellum Layering Designs. The leaf and flowers were arranged over the vellum label and the individual flower heads were layered over the flowers with Mini Dimensionals. A double bow was tied with the gold Simply Elegant Trim and attached with Glue Dots. A sentiment from the same stamp set was White Heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder on Orchid Oasis card-stock and then fussy cut. Some Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels added a little shimmer, together with a splattering of Wink of Stella (which is so hard to capture in the photos).

Let a friend know you are thinking of them with a Ranunculus Romance Orchid Oasis card.

My time completely disappeared and so I didn't have a chance to work on the card inner or envelope. It will happen but later.
I sincerely thank Emma Goddard, UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and past Artisan for her inspiration. I so love Emma and her amazing talent and noticed as this card came together her definite influence. 

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 Stampin' Up's new 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 these projects or Stampin' Up!. 

There is more Orchard Oasis creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a special woman and friend, the lovely and talented, Tina Gillespie. I always look forward to checking out Tina's creation (I wonder what she has in store this week - she is always amazing). I do love seeing everyones' projects - always so many ideas. 

Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring another new In Colour, Parakeet Party, for the weekly 2022-2024 Colour Creations blog hops.

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, our amazing 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 and so talented. Check out her wonderful creation while you are there.

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  1. Love all of your layering Andrea and the very clever use of larger ticket die from the Sports Events dies - just brilliant! The touches of gold look amazing too on your gorgeous card.

  2. Beautiful card Andrea, the touches of gold look stunning with Orchid Oasis

  3. Such a pretty card, Andrea. The touches of gold embossing on the Orchid Oasis die cuts look gorgeous. Really lovely composition. :)

  4. Another pretty card, Andrea. I love the collage stamping down the side, and the touches of gold are perfection.

  5. Great layering Andrea, Beautiful card with touches of gold.

  6. Such a pretty card Andrea. I especially love the background images and wow that fussy cutting is great. The touches of gold just pop beautifully.

  7. Beautiful card, Andrea. I love all those layers and how you've stamped and blended just the left side of the background.

  8. Lovely card Andrea and love the layering and collage stamping on the side.

  9. Love your card Andrea and the layering and collage printing on the side.

  10. Stunning card Andrea. I particularly like the tone on tone stamping and the ticket cut from vellum. I am going to borrow that idea. As always your layers are perfect.

  11. You have done some amazing work with the ranuculus Andrea, and this is another masterpiece. Love the collage stamping on the left.

  12. What an absolutely stunning card Andrea and a fabulous use of the sports ticket cut with the vellum. Love the layering just stunning this card!


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