Pale Papaya with Beautifully Happy
Stampin’ Up!s Jan-Feb 2023 Saleabration is underway. The stamp set I used for this card is Beautifully Happy - a set you can receive for free during Saleabration with a minimum purchase of $180. It is such a lovely set. The other inspiration for this card was the January 2023 Mini Slimline sketch from SheetLoad of Cards. Tina Gillespie used a range of SheetLoad of Cards layouts for her posted creations during the Heart of Christmas Blog Hops last year. I was intrigued and so undertook some research recently, finding this month’s mini slimline sketch. I loved it, so CASEd the layout with some lateral interpretations.
I started with a piece of Basic White card-stock and stamped the large floral arrangement from the Beautifully Happy stamp set a couple of times in Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ ink. One image was coloured with Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Gray Granite & Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends Combos together with the Colour Lifter. While the Colour Lifter is great at removing alcohol ink that is where you don’t want it - it is also brilliant for adding highlights and softening colours out to white. It is a great tool that is often forgotten. A couple of the flowers on the second image were also coloured. The coloured floral arrangement and extra flowers were fussy cut.
Two Basic White card-stock panels had some blending added. The background panel was blended using Pale Papaya ink from extremely light to a strong colour. Then some Calypso Coral ink was added to the darker end to make it even darker. The splatter stamp was used in opposite corners and the blended panel was embossed with the Stitched Greenery die before it was directly adhered to the Pale Papaya card base. The smaller top white panel had a little Pale Papaya ink blended on the left side.
I hope to see you next week when we will feature Pear Pizazz as we continue the weekly 2022-2023 Colour Creations Blog Hops.