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Wednesday 29 May 2024

AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop #5 Summer Splash

Summer Splash with Seaside Wishes

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We have been focussing on the new In Colours and this week we hero the 5th of the In Colours. Soon, we will return to the continuing Stampin’ Up! colours, working though them in alphabetical order, focussing on one colour each week.

This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a bright turquoise called Summer Splash. Summer Splash is another of the 2024-2026 In Colours and this colour sits nicely in between Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. In comparison to the retired Coastal Cabana, Summer Splash is a stronger colour. This colour is lovely for bright colour combinations, it would be great for water themes, and so much more.

Summer Splash 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; In Color Glimmer Speciality Paper;  Unbounded Beauty DSP; Unbounded Beauty Memories & More Cards; Bordered Ribbon; and In Color Resin Dots & In Color Shimmer Gems

The name of this colour made me think of water, water colouring and the new Seaside Wishes bundle and so designed around these thoughts. Recently, I saw a fella wearing a Summer Splash coloured jacked with Night of Navy trousers - it was so striking so this became the start of my colour combo.

The creativity process started with a water-colour wash using Summer Splash Classic ink on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper for the card background. The wide Water Painter was used. Once dry a Summer Splash Stampin Write Marker added some splatter. One of the smaller textural stamps added Summer Splash images underneath the skeleton sea dollars. Only a little of the stamping is visible on the finished card.

The sand dollar was stamped in Basic Beige Classic ink onto Very Vanilla card-stock. The star fish were stamped in either Night of Navy or Summer Splash inks. Little white dots were added with a white pen (from the stationery shop). A little of the other colour was blended on to a section of the star to give a bit of shading. The coordinating dies and the Seaside Wishes Hybrid Embossing Folder cut out the stamped images and the skeleton sand dollar dies cut the filigree pieces from Very Vanilla card-stock.

The background was embossed with the new So Swirly Embossing Folder. I thought this folder reinforced a sense of the swirly sea.

The water-coloured panel was mounted to a slightly larger piece of Summer Splash card-stock and some Linen Thread was wrapped around the panel. All the pieces were arranged and adhered with either Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Mini Dimensionals. A sentiment was white heat embossed onto an off-cut of Summer Splash card-stock and fussy cut.

A Linen Twine bow was tucked under the end of the sentiment and adhered with a Glue Dot.  The final touch - a scattering of some Flat Adhesive-backed Pearls. Love these pearls.

A Very Vanilla card inner was stamped with a Summer Splash sentiment (from the same stamp set). A thin strip of Summer Splash card-stock was adhered near the bottom and a left over skeleton sand dollar and a few star fish link inside the card to the front design. As I custom cut the slim-line card, an envelope was made from some of the Unbounded Beauty DSP - Summer Splash design. A Very Vanilla label, cut using the Unbounded Love dies  was adhered to the front of the envelope for writing the name and address.

I also created this card with a friend in mind who really helped me out recently - I hope she likes it. Thank you so much for dropping by on your way around the Summer Splash Colour Creations Blog Hop

To continue with the Summer Splash blog hop just click the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of the wonderful Judy MayI am looking forward to checking out Judy’s amazing 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 the newly introduced Basic Beige 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 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 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!. 

#colourcreationsbloghop  #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #stampinupsouthpacific #stampinupdemo  #handmadecards #makeacardsendacard #stampinupdemonstrator #papercrafting #artwithheartteam  #papercrafter  #valleyinspirations   #seasidewishes  


  1. Your card is gorgeous. I had no interest in that stamp set and now, I want it!

  2. Rachel Woollard29 May 2024 at 20:29

    Lovely subtle card Andrea, the pale Summer Splash works really well with Night of Navy

  3. Love the story of the inspiration for your colour combination, Andrea! Summer Splash looks amazing with night of Navy and Basic Beige. Those sand dollars are incredible.

  4. Stunning, Andrea! You've used your colour combo perfectly on your gorgeous card. The embossing folder was an excellent choice.

  5. Theresa Gerrard30 May 2024 at 11:50

    I do love how well Summer Splash goes with Night of Navy and the way you came up with the inspiration is nifty. I'm very sure your friend will really love your card Andrea.

  6. Love all the texture on this gorgeous card, Andrea. I wasn't sure about this stamp set, but you sure have made it hard to ignore. The colours, especially the navy, are a really beautiful combination.

  7. Andrea your card is stunning! Love the seaside colours and love love the watercoloured So Swirly embossed panel. I love how you wrapped the Linen Thread around the mounted panel too.

  8. I love this colour combination, Andrea I might have to use it at some stage! This bundle wasn't on my wish list, but it is now!! Gorgeous card xx

  9. What a beautiful, serene, colour combination, Andrea. I love the addition of the flat-backed pearls - perfect choice for your lovely card.

  10. Such a fabulous seaside inspired card, Andrea. So many lovely details to look at and a lovely colour combo.

  11. Oh my another one of your serene and oh so beautiful cards Andrea. I love everything about it.


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