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Wednesday 22 May 2024

AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop #4 Shy Shamrock

Shy Shamrock with Playing in the Rain

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. This week we are focusing on another 2024-2026 In Color before we address the other Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order, focussing on one colour each week.


This week’s Blog Hop is showcasing a bright clear green called Shy Shamrock. Shy Shamrock is one of the new 2024-2026 In Color Family and is a wonderful bluish green that can coordinate with many colours. This colour would be lovely for leaves, and bright colour schemes.


Shy Shamrock 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; In Color Designer Series Paper as well as Unbounded Beauty and Full of Life DSPs, In Color Glimmer Paper, In Color Shimmer Gems, In Color Resin Dots, Bordered Ribbon and a range of other products. 


I started thinking about this colour’s name and thought of a Shamrock. This led to rainbows and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Of course, I needed a little critter with a Shy Shamrock jacket. So the story is … our rabbit friend finds a 3 leaf shamrock as he walks through a field of daisies. Excited he dances around with joy. In the background is a beautiful rainbow. More of the story later.


The rabbit from the Playing in the Rain stamp set was stamped in Smoky Slate Classic ink on Basic White card-stock, as was some clouds, daisies, and the sentiment. The rabbit was coloured with Shy Shamrock, Smoky Slate, and a touch of Bubble Bath Blends Combos. The daisies also had some Daffodil Delight in the centres. Touches of Pool Party Blends were added to the clouds.


The rainbow was created with thin strips of Pretty in Pink, Peach Pie, Daffodil Delight, Shy Shamrock, Blueberry Bushel, Highland Heather, Petunia Pop and Smoky Slate. There is a little surprise when you open the card - but more of that later.  Shy Shamrock splattering was added to the card front with a Stampin’ Write Marker.


A circle was cut through both the front of the card and the extra card front using the Everyday Detail dies. The card front was dry embossed using the new Dotted Circles 3D Embossing Folder. The smallest circle in the Everday Details dies cut out the sentiment.


The shamrock was made with 3 tiny hearts cut using the little hearts die from the Adorning Hearts dies. Some of the Shy Shamrock Bordered ribbon was frayed and the threads were adhered behind the label. The final touch was the addition of some Shy Shamrock In Color Shimmer Gems provided a touch of bling. These embellishments are wonderful - so pretty.


Now to the inside. When the card opens the rainbow slides up and reveals a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The sentiment wishes for a year filled with incredible possibilities - maybe finding gold and or love/friendship or something else special. It is hard to see in the photograph, that the rainbow is pulled up as the card opens. Inside the card there is also a second layer with a hole cut in exactly the same position as the holes in the card front. The rainbow will be tucked in through the hole and behind the panel to enable it to slide. The sentiment from the Encircled In Nature bundle was stamped under the hole. A pot from the Cottage Flowers bundle was stamped in Smoky Slate ink and then coloured with Shy Shamrock & Smoky Slate Blends. Gold foil hearts were cut with the same die from Textured (Foil) Speciality Paper. Many gold hearts were added to the pot and a few others were sprinkled around.


To allow the inside of the card to be part of the story, the back of the card was decorated with a turtle and extra daisies for writing one’s personal message. A C6 Basic White envelope was also stamped in Smoky Slate ink with the cute little turtle. Some splattering was added with a Shy Shamrock Stampin’ Write Marker.


Thank you so much for dropping by on your way around this week’s Colour Creations Blog Hop.


To continue with the Shy Shamrock blog hop just click the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a talented lady, Rachel WoollardI am looking forward to checking out Rachel’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 Summer Splash as we continue the weekly 2024-2025 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 special Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  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 new Stampin' Up 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue, then let me know and I will be 
delighted to send it to you.  Please don't hesitate to make contact with any other queries about this project or Stampin' Up!. There is a brilliant joining offer this month - I would be happy to help you with it.

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8 comments:

  1. Andrea, I love your rainbow card with the pot of gold, especially the way that the rainbow is pulled up as the card opens and the extra stamping on the back of the card too. This card makes me happy!!!

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  2. Rachel Woollard22 May 2024 at 21:18

    Your bunny is gorgeous Andrea and so is the rainbow stripes!

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  3. Theresa Gerrard23 May 2024 at 11:14

    Such a great tale of how you came about making this cute card Andrea. Well done on fraying so many of the Bordered Ribbon threads too.

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  4. Aww your little bunny dancing through the field of flowers is adorable adn then the rainbow with the pot of gold hearts, wow, so clever!

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  5. The premise of your card is fabulous Andrea. I love your rainbow and pot of gold and your little rabbit makes me smile. As always your card is textural and full of interesting details. From Michele

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  6. I think you had way too much fun making this card, Andrea! LOL. The creation of the pop-up rainbow is very clever, and I love all the bright rainbow colours. Cute card!

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  7. Rachel Palmieri28 May 2024 at 09:04

    It’s so lovely to see this happy bunny and his shamrock ☘️ and what a story! ❤️

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  8. I love the addition of the rainbow stripes. What a fun happy card.

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