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Wednesday 13 March 2024

AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop #44 Real Red

Real Red with Flower Card Fancy Fold

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 a strong red called Real Red. Real Red is part of the Regals Colour Family and is a great red. This colour is wonderful for flowers, hearts and for Christmas to name a few.

Real Red is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads, ink spots re-inkers); Stampin' Write Marker; Stampin’ Blends Combo; Regals Designer Series Paper as well as a number of other products. 

Real Red ink, card-stock, Stampin’ Blends and Stampin’ Write Marker have been used in the creation of this project plus a range of non-Real Red bits and pieces.

I decided to use the Flower Cart bundle as I could see the awnings on the flower cart in red & white stripes, but then as I was putting the card together the red & white awning didn’t make its way onto the card. To show off the little red flower card I chose another fancy fold - a variation of an easel card.

The flowers were stamped in Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ ink, the leaves in 2nd generation Old Olive ink and the pots in Real Red ink.  To carry Old Olive through, it was used to stamp the cobbled stones - they must be moss covered. The coordinating dies made cutting out easy.

The cart was die cut from Real Red card-stock and the wheels from Basic Black card-stock.

To keep the card colour scheme as Real Red, Basic White & Basic Black with a touch of other colours for the flowers, a piece of the Rock & Roll Designer Series Paper was selected for a few of the card panels. A very light touch of blending was added to the DSP and behind the flower on the front panel.

A sentiment from the stamp set was Black heat embossed onto the DSP, fussy cut out and popped up on Mini Dimensionals. A little Real Red splattering was added. I tried using Real Red ribbons but they were too “heavy” so I coloured the Sweet Sorbet twine with a Light Real Red Blend. A few gold Adhesive-backed Dragonflies were added as the final touch - they are an online-only product.

Here is the card folded up and below is the card fully opened.

A panel for writing a personal message was decorated with a couple of pots of flowers.

Similarly, a Basic White C6 envelope was decorated with pots and flowers.

Thank you so much for dropping by on your way around the Colour Creations Blog Hop.

To continue with the Real Red 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 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 Shaded Spruce 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 this project or Stampin' Up!. 

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  1. Rachel Woollard13 March 2024 at 19:54

    Gorgeous card Andrea, your red flower cart and flowers is beautiful

  2. Lovely creation, Andrea. I really like the "mossy" stones! Great idea. The Real Red cart and flower pots are beautifully bright and happy.

  3. Andrea, your red flower cart is so cute and I love the way you have also placed the red flower pots inside the card too. Such a great easel card!

  4. Oh Andrea, this is a beautiful card inside and out! With the fancy fold highlighting your focal point perfectly. Gorgeous colouring, I am loving the use of the white space to make the image and red pop. Love it!

  5. I do like that easel card as it shows of the flower cart at its very best. Beautiful card, Andrea.

  6. Theresa Gerrard25 March 2024 at 13:35

    Oh Andrea I really love your Real Red card and the use of the Flower Cart bundle. The easel card was the perfect choice to feature the Real Red cart. I also love how you have decorated the inside as well.


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