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Wednesday 21 February 2024

AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop #41 Poppy Parade

Poppy Parade with Around the Bend

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 bright orange red called Poppy Parade. Poppy Parade is part of the Brights Colour Family and is a bright red that can coordinate strikingly with black & white’ or more softly with Petal Pink or Calypso Coral. This colour is lovely for flowers - consider its name sake - poppies.

Poppy Parade 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; Soft Pastels; Brights Designer Series Paper as well as the Trusty Toolbox, Just Kiddin’ & Sunny Days DSPs; the Saying Thanks Kit, Panda Friends Kit & Confetti Birthday Kit; plus Iridescent Adhesive-backed Discs. 

Poppy Parade ink, card stock, Stampin’ Write Marker and 2 designs from the Sunny Days DSP plus some Iridescent Adhesive Backed Discs have been used in the creation of this project plus a range of non-Poppy Parade bits and pieces.

I created a fancy fold card that folds in from each side and has an added folded central DSP panel to combine with the Around the Bend bundle from the Annual Catalogue. The sentiments came from an Online Exclusive stamp set called Comforting Thoughts. This set will be wonderful for folk who are not well or needing comfort and support. As you can see in the following photos, 3 sentiments have been used and will be seen as the card is opened.

I played with the new breyer to unevenly colour the left side front panel using Basic White card-stock with Petal Pink and Poppy Parade inks and then misted the coloured area to soften the uneven-ness. Other pieces of Basic White card-stock were coloured with individual colours, ie Poppy Parade, Petal Pink or Old Olive inks. Once they had dried from the misting flowers were die cut from both Petal Pink and Poppy Parade. A series of leaves were cut from the Old Olive coloured panel. The flowers and leaves were all adhered with touches of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Both Poppy Parade and white Iridescent Adhesive Backed Discs were added to the centre of the little flowers. Their beautiful shimmer hasn’t been picked up by the camera.

You may notice that I have less photos and process description this week. Both scheduled and out of the blue commitments and urgent family requirements seemed to explode to take up so much time and energy leaving very little creativity and preparation time.

As you can see the central panel was created in such a way to show both sides of the delightful Saleabration DSP. The Petal Pink grid sits well beneath the curved die cut leaves and then when the central panel is lifted to reveal the beautiful Poppy Parade floral design.

A panel for writing a personal message was adhered inside the lower section of the central panel. It is simply a Basic White panel stamped with another Comforting Thoughts sentiment in Poppy Parade ink.  A Basic White C6 envelope was stamped in Poppy Parade ink a couple of times with the corner leafy design from the Around the Bend stamps.

Thank you so much for dropping by on you way around the 41st Colour Creations Blog Hop for 2023-2024.  I am sure there will still be so much Poppy Parade inspiration. Don’t miss it.

To continue with the Poppy Parade blog hop just click the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a lovely lady, Di FurnissI am looking forward to checking out Di’s creation(s). I wonder if she also will have a fun fold card??? I do love seeing everyone’s' projects - there is always so much inspiration.

I do hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Pretty Peacock as we move through 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 January-April 2024 Mini Catalogue & Saleabration Brochure, 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. Wow, your card is beautiful. The flowers are lovely, and the extra flap that reveals the writing panel is very clever.

  2. Such clever use of the Around the Bend dies, to create your fancy fold card, Andrea. I like the mottled look of the left-hand front panel, and all the floral additions are very pretty.

  3. Very intricate fancy fold card Andrea, I love all of the delicate details

  4. What a beautiful card Andrea. Love the edges and the way they cross over. The Poppy Parade is so soft when applied with the brayer.

  5. Beautiful Andrea, what a lovely feminine card. I love those flowers and the over lapping edges.

  6. Such a lovely card Andrea and you have managed to soften the bright Poppy Parade beautifully on the outside of the card. The way you have created the extra writing flap is very clever.

  7. A glorious card with so many lovely details and wonderful fancy fold design with the Around the Bend dies. I love how the DSP opens up inside to reveal that amazing Poppy Parade paper!

  8. Andrea, I can't believe you made this in a week where you were short on time due to urgent family commitments! I hope your family members are doing okay. I really love the way the front of your card overlaps - it is so pretty!

  9. Such a beautiful card with so many wonderful details! I do hop that your family is doing ok! I love how your card opens and all the beautiful flower details then you have an extra layer opening! Such a clever and gorgeous card!


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