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Wednesday, 3 August 2022

AWHT Colour Creations #14 Coastal Cabana

Coastal Cabana with Hues of Happiness

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We are working though the Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order. 

This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a bright tourquise called Coastal Cabana. Coastal Cabana is part of the Brights Colour Family and is a pretty happy colour. This colour is lovely when used with other bright colours and is a similar hue to Pool Party & Bermuda Bay. It is also lovely with Pool Party & Sahara Sand, which is the colour combo I have selected for my project with the inclusion of Pear Pizzazz leaves. 

Coastal Cabana is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads, ink spots re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Water-colour Pencils; Soft Pastels; Brights Designer Series Paper as well as Hues of Happiness and Sun Prints DSPs; Adhesive-backed Sequins & Gems; and Light the Candles Card Kit 

I ran out of time this week given various commitments of late so I only had time for a simpler Coastal Cabana card. Here it is:

Wish a special friend "Happy Birthday" with a personally crafted Hues of Happiness card.

One of my favourite suites from the current Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue is the Hues of Happiness Suite. Apart from a gorgeous floral stamp set with coordinating dies, that incorporate some brilliant extra pieces, the suite includes a delightful pack of Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper. Not long after receiving this DSP, I set about fussy cutting flowers and leaves from this paper. However, I then created with the stamp set and either water-coloured or coloured with Stampin' Blends and have not used any of the fussy cut flowers. Today was the day.

Wish a special friend "Happy Birthday" with a personally crafted Hues of Happiness card.

The DSP flowers included flowers in Coastal Cabana. Three of these flowers form the central  focus. A Basic White background panel was die cut with the intricate background die from the Blossoming Happiness dies. This was mounted onto slightly larger Coastal Cabana card-stock, which in turn was mounted to a Thick Basic White card base. Some Coastal Cabana splatters were added using a Stampin' Write Marker.

Wish a special friend "Happy Birthday" with a personally crafted Hues of Happiness card.

A piece of the Natural Finish Ribbon spans the landscape card front and the 3 fussy cut DSP flowers were arranged over the ribbon. Fussy cut leaves were poked in here and there. One of the stamp set's sentiments was White Heat embossed on Coastal Cabana card-stock using Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder and a Heat Gun. A double Linen twine bow was tucked under the edge of the central flower and some Fine Sparkle Adhesive-backed Gems provided the finishing touch.

Wish a special friend "Happy Birthday" with a personally crafted Hues of Happiness card.

The card inner was layered with Basic White card-stock onto Coastal Cabana card-stock. A fussy cut flower and a few leaves were added. A Basic White C6 Envelope was stamped with a couple of flowers using Coastal Cabana ink and a little splattering was added.

Wish a special friend "Happy Birthday" with a personally crafted Hues of Happiness card.

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

There is more Coastal Cabana creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a special lady, Kate Morgan. I always look forward to checking out Kate's creation. I do love seeing everyones' projects - always so much inspiration.

Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Crumb Cake as we continue the weekly 2022-2023 Colour Creations blog hops.  Also, don't forget many of us are joining the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop on Monday evenings to share many delightful Christmas projects. 

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 @ What Cathy Made. Cathy is our wonderful Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  She is such an amazing lady. Check out her wonderful creation while you are there.

If you live in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of Stampin' Up's 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue and or the July - December 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!. 

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  1. This is such a beautiful card, Andrea! I love how you've used the die-cut flowers, and that gorgeous background that allows Coastal Cabana to peek through the white panel. The ribbon is frayed beautifully, and I just love how you've put everything together.

  2. Your Coastal Cabana blooms look fantastic on your lovely card. The lattice-like die cut in the background was a fabulous choice.

  3. How perfect that you could use the the fussy cut flowers, Andrea, after a busy week and a big night of double blog hopping. I especially love background panel that you've die cut with the intricate background die to reveal tiny peeks of the Coastal Cabana below.

  4. Rachel Woollard3 August 2022 at 20:43

    Your collection of fussy cut flowers is beautiful and the natural ribbon looks great with Coastal Cabana.

  5. Beautiful Hues of Happiness card. Don't you just love that background die. It's just so perfect.

  6. Such a beautiful card Andrea. Your fussy cutting is amazing and I love the white background with the pops of Coastal Cabana from the die. Lovely

  7. What a gorgeous card Andrea, I love the fussy cut flowers they are perfect on your background! The background is so pretty! Such lovely details in your card it is beautiful!

  8. You call this 'simpler' Andrea. Perhaps by your standard. But, all I see is a beautiful card full of texture and interest.

  9. Beautiful card, Andrea. I love that die-cut background allowing the Coastal Cabana to shine through. I love the linen thread bow and the thicker Natural ribbon across the centre. You always product gorgeous layering and this is another awesome card!

  10. Andrea, I love how simple your card is, and yet elegant and sophisticated. That background die is perfect for this!


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