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Wednesday, 23 November 2022

AWHT Colour Creations #30 Mint Macaron

Mint Macaron with Carolling Mice

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, featuring one colour each week.

This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a soft green called Mint Macaron. Mint Macaron is part of the Subtles Colour Family and is a pretty colour. I do love this colour and its versatility - I guess I am particularly partial to subtle colours. This colour is lovely when used for leaves, trees, macarons (as the name suggests) and so much more. 

Mint Macaron is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Stampin' Blends Combo, Subtles Designer Series Paper as well as Gingham Cottage, Santa Express, Design a Daydream DSPs, Christmas Gifting Kit, Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit, Today is the Day and Santa Express Memories & More Card Packs, together with Santa Express Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. That is quite a list demonstrating this colour's versatility.

I am sharing one card as my day has been quite topsy turvy there by leaving my second card unfinished and unable to complete the blog in time. The card uses Mint Macaron card-stock, ink and Stampin' Blends Combo plus a range of non-Mint Macaron bits and pieces. Here it is:

Wish Merry Christmas to family and friends with cute Caroling Mice.

The inspiration for creating this week was an Artisan's article on inking an embossing folder with White Craft ink before embossing a piece of Crumb Cake card-stock using the Whimsical Woodlands 3D embossing folder. I love the effect created and thought it would work brilliantly with Mint Macaron card-stock. I cautiously applied the White Craft ink on my first try - the results are seen on this card. On my second try, I applied the ink more thickly to gain a more dramatic effect. That card is unfinished but will try to get it finished and post it soon.

Wish Merry Christmas to family and friends with cute Caroling Mice.

As mentioned, I started by inking the Whimsical Woodlands 3D embossing folder with White Craft ink before using it to emboss a piece of Mint Macaron card-stock. It was put aside to dry while 3 caroling mice were stamped in Black Momento ink on Basic White card-stock. The light pole and a tree from the same Caroling Mice stamp set were also stamped out. The 3 images were coloured with Stampin' Blends, ie Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Polished Pink, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite and Basic Black combos with the Colour Lifter. All the images were fussy cut as the Caroling Mice is a stand alone Host stamp set without any sentiments. I am happy to fussy cut - this set is soooo cute. When I initially saw this set I thought it was more appropriate for the northern hemisphere, however, given the weather (low temperatures) we have been experiencing in Adelaide I believe the wooly scarves & caps are very relevant here.

Wish Merry Christmas to family and friends with cute Caroling Mice.

A circular label cut with the largest stitched circle in the Stylish Shapes dies was on my desk and was prefect for grounding my focal elements. A little blending using Balmy Blue Stampin' Classic ink was added to part of the edge and an "indicative ground" stamp was added in Mint Macaron Classic ink. This label was added with Dimensionals. The mice were also added to the label with Dimensionals and the light pole was partially tucked underneath with Multi-purpose Liquid Glue

Wish Merry Christmas to family and friends with cute Caroling Mice.

Some white Pearlized Enamel Effects was dropped on the pom poms on the caps and a little was added to an edge of the street light and bow. A triple bow was tied with some silver Elegant Trim and tucked under the lamp post and label. A sentiment from the Perched in a Tree stamp set was white heat embossed on Mint Macaron card-stock using Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder and a Heat Tool. Some White Craft ink was splattered over the card. The final touch was the addition of some tiny stars from the Sparkle and Shine sequins.

Wish Merry Christmas to family and friends with cute Caroling Mice.

The card inner was created with Basic White card-stock that was stamped with a sentiment from the same stamp set in Mint Macaron ink.  The remaining little tree was adhered near the base. This panel was then mounted onto a slightly larger piece of Mint Macaron card-stock. A C6 Basic White envelope was stamped with the light pole in Momento ink.

Wish Merry Christmas to family and friends with cute Caroling Mice.

Thank you for spending time with me on my blog. I so appreciate you.

There is more Mint Macaron creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click the  "onto the next" graphic below and be taken to the blog of the lovely and talented Rachel WoodardI always look forward to checking out Rachel's creations. I do love seeing everyones' projects - there is always variety and so much inspiration.

I hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Mossy Meadows as we continue the weekly 2022-2023 Colour Creations Blog Hops.  Also, don't forget that we are joining our last Heart of Christmas Blog Hop for 2022 next Monday evening to share some Christmas projects to help with your crafting preparations. 

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  Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  She is 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 this project or Stampin' Up!. 

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  1. Oh Andrea, that is so sweet. Those little carolling mice are beautifully coloured. I love the background and the way you have done the sentiment, perfection!

  2. Aww!!! How adorable! The carolling mice are super sweet. I love that you've framed them with the circle die cut layered over the street lamp. Gorgeous!

  3. This is a BEAUTIFUL card, Andrea! I really love the background; the white ink may be subtle, but the embossing shows up so beautifully. I love how you've coloured the carolers, and tucked the street lamp behind the grounding circle. The tone-on-tone sentiment looks gorgeous, as do the tiny stars. It's all just so pretty!

  4. So gorgeous Andrea. I like the lamp post tucked behind the circle, the inside and envelope decorations. It's all those little touches that make handmade cards so special.

  5. Such a cute card Andrea and I especially love the background you have created with the Whimsical Woodlands folder. Your coloring of the carolers is just beautiful.


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