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Wednesday 17 January 2024

AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop #36 Old Olive

Old Olive with Thoughtful Expressions & Enduring Beauty

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, focussing on one colour each week.


This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a muted green called Old Olive. Old Olive is part of the Regals Colour Family and is a wonderful yellow green that can coordinate with so many colours. This colour is lovely for leaves, trees and anything requiring a muted green.


Old Olive is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads re-inkers); Stampin' Write Marker; Stampin’ Blends Combo; Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1, Regals Designer Series Paper, as well as Just Kiddin’ and Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Papers; Forever Friends and Rustic Christmas Countdown Kits; Loose Daisy Embellishments and Ombre Matt Decorative Dots

Personally create a floral card to say ‘happy birthday’ or ‘thinking of you’ from your heart.

Old Olive ink, card-stock, Stampin’ Write Marker, Stampin’ Blends Combo and Ombre Matt Decorative Dots have been used in the creation of these projects plus a range of non-Old Olive bits and pieces.

CARD 1:

Personally create a floral card to say happy birthday from your heart.

The first card features one of the delightful new bundles from the January-April 2024 Mini Catalogue that launched earlier this month. There is so much to love in this catalogue. Do check it out. (I would love to help you if you don’t have a demonstrator already). 

Personally create a floral card to say happy birthday from your heart.

Floral images from the gorgeous Thoughtful Expressions stamp set were stamped in Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ ink on Basic White card-stock. These images were coloured with Stampin’ Blends combos, including Old Olive for the leaves, plus Petal Pink, Calypso Coral and Lemon Lolly combos. As I knew I would be fussy cutting some images to add a second layer, I fussy cut all the images for consistency.

Personally create a floral card to say ‘happy birthday’ from your heart.

The Thoughtful Expressions dies not only contains dies to cut out all the images, but also fine leaves and a loopy flower. These were cut from Basic White card-stock. The dies also includes layering scalloped circle labels - so gorgeous. A mid-size label was also cut from Basic White card-stock.

Personally create a floral card to say ‘happy birthday’ from your heart.

A Basic White card front was dry embossed with the wonderful Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder. (I think the last photo at the bottom of this blog shows the embossing best.) The label was splattered with Old Olive ink from a Stampin’ Write Marker and then popped up with Dimensionals on the embossed background. The coloured and die cut pieces were arranged using both Multipurpose Liquid Glue and some Dimensionals. The two larger flowers had extra flowers layered on top to give extra dimension to these flowers.

Personally create a floral card to say ‘happy birthday’ from your heart.

A sentiment from the stamp set was white heat embossed on Old Olive card-stock and partially cut with the trimmer and partially fussy cut. The final touches included a double White Bakers Twine bow and a few Old Olive Ombre Matte Decorative Dots (from the Ombre Matte Decorative Dots from the Annual Catalogue).

Personally create a floral card to say ‘happy birthday’ from your heart.

The card inner for writing a personal message is simply Basic White card-stock decorated with some Blends coloured and fussy cut images and a Gray Granite stamped sentiment. (A stamp from the Notes of Nature stamp set was sitting on my crafting space and seemed to be just right for the card.)  A Basic White C6 envelope was stamped with the Thoughtful Expressions floral image also in Gray Granite ink.

Personally create a floral card to say ‘happy birthday’ from your heart.


CARD 2:

Personally create a floral card to say ‘thinking of you’ from your heart.

I recently saw Jacque Williams create a “one layer card” using 2 layers. As you may know, I love creating multi layer cards with dimension, and really struggle to create simple cards; however, Jacque inspired me to challenge myself. This card is in the style of  a “single layer card” but with 2 layers, however, I couldn’t resist some twine and embellishments.

Personally create a floral card to say ‘thinking of you’ from your heart.

Last week I used the new Enduring Beauty stamps. This week I have used the coordinating stencils without the stamped outline image. Like Jacque, I have added a seperate card front. I believe this gives the card extra body and easily enables certain techniques to add texture.

Personally create a floral card to say ‘thinking of you’ from your heart.

The coordinating Enduring Beauty stencils were used with some of Stampin’ Up!s wonderful Blending Brushes. The flowers were coloured with Bubble Bath and Berry Burst Classic inks and the leaves with Old Olive ink.

Personally create a floral card to say ‘thinking of you’ from your heart.

Some light splattering was added with an Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker. The sentiment comes from a Saleabration stamp set - Softly Sophisticated stamps. This set is paired with an embossing folder and can be chosen with an order of at least $180.00. The sentiment was stamped in Gray Granite ink.

Personally create a floral card to say ‘thinking of you’ from your heart.

To give some added texture / interest, the scoring blade on a Stampin’ Trimmer was used to score a double border a little in from the 4 edges (ie 5mm & 8mm in from each edge). Also each edge of the card front was carefully run along an Old Olive ink pad to give a fine border, instead of mounting the card front onto an Old Olive card-stock layer.

Personally create a floral card to say ‘thinking of you’ from your heart.

As mentioned, I couldn’t resist tying a double length of white Bakers Twine around the folded centre of the card, tying it in a bow at the front, a little down from the top. The addition of a few Old Olive Ombre Matte Decorative Dots don’t technically fit in with one layer, but they do add a little ‘something’.

Personally create a floral card to say ‘thinking of you’ from your heart.

A Basic White card inner (not shown) was decorated with a thin stencilled strip, cut from the card front and another sentiment, this time from the Enduring Beauty stamp set. A Basic White C6 Envelope was stamped with the floral outline image in Old Olive ink.

Personally create a floral card to say ‘thinking of you’ from your heart.

Thank you so much for dropping by on you way around the Colour Creations Blog Hop. While again we are a smaller group, I am sure there will be so much Old Olive inspiration. Don’t miss checking out each blog.

Personally create a floral to say “happy birthday” from your heart.

To continue with the Old Olive blog hop just click the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a special lady, Kate MorganI am looking forward to checking out Kate’s creation(s). I love seeing everyone’s' projects - there will be so much inspiration.

I do hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Orchid Oasis as we continue the weekly 2023-2024 Colour Creations Blog Hop series

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

Andrea 💕🐾


If you find a broken link or would like to view the full list of participants go to Catherine Proctor’s blog @ What Cathy Made. Cathy is our brilliant Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  She is a wonderful lady. Check out her delightful 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 the Stampin' Up 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue and or the new January-April 2024 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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4 comments:

  1. Well as always Andrea you better not ask me to choose, as I couldn't. Both these cards are just beautiful.

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  2. These are both stunning cards, Andrea! I love them both, but in particular the stencilled card really is a stand out. Thanks for inspiring me every week!

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  3. I love the white-on-white elements of your first card, but Andrea, that second card ... be still my beating heart!! The pinks you've used complement Old Olive so beautifully, and I just love everything about the design. The softly blended flowers and leaves, the scored detail on the card front, the bold scripty sentiment, the splatters - all just gorgeous.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Andrea. The 1st one is so elegant with all the white space with embossed detail and die cut pieces, and the beautifully coloured floral elements and layering details. The 2nd card is super pretty with those masks. I love how you have added them in each of the opposite corners.

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