Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Stampin’ Up! Real Red – AWH Colour Creations Showcase Week 40

Hello to everyone and Happy St. Patrick's day 🍀🍀🍀 My husbands family came from Ireland and migrated to Australia and so he is quite proud of his Irish heritage. But this week's colour doesn't have much to do with Ireland and St. Patrick and instead we are celebrating Real Red for the AWH team showcase.

Real Red is from the Regals colour family and it is a bright red that is quite often used in Christmas card designs. This week I have been inspired to create a strong and feminine looking card.

The Whisper White base card stock was embossed using the Subtle 3D Embossing folder and then layered with a rectangular piece of True Love DSP that has been cut from the Rectangle Stitches Framelit dies using the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine.

The Whisper White square layer was cut using Stitched Shapes dies and hand stamped with the floral stamps from Dressed to Impress stamp set. This stamp set has been used for all the items on the front of the card and it also has a matching die set which I did not have on hand so I ended up fussy cutting these shapes.

The flowers were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured using Stampin' Blends in both Light and Dark Real Red colours to give some variety. The lipstick and shoes are stamped in Memento ink and coloured with Stampin' Blends Light and Dark Real Red, Light and Dark So Saffron and Dark Basic Black. The highlights were achieved using the Colour Lifter and I have coloured the leaves on the roses using Light and Dark Mint Macaron.

The greeting is stamped with Versa Mark on Basic Black card stock and heat embossed with White embossing powder and then fussy cut and attached with a dimensional. There is also a 
Mother's Day greeting in this stamp set which will likely get some use soon!

The True Love DSP that was left over after cutting the rectangular frame was used for the inside of the card and decorated with additional roses. The greeting from the Friends are like Seashells stamp set is stamped inside with Real Red ink.

I am making some more note cards using the Dressed to Impress stamp set in softer pinks and purples to give to a special group of friends at a catch-up this weekend.

For more inspiration on this week's colour showcase you can hop over to Cathy Proctor's blog to see what the other ladies have done for this weeks Colour Creations showcase. Wishing you all a happy and healthy week ahead and hope you get to have some personal time where you can!


  1. Rosa, your "hello fabulous" card is simply...well, it's fabulous! Strong, feminine and elegant, this is an amazing mother's day card. Thank you for sharing your Real Red project with us all tonight xx

  2. The red shoes, red lipstick, and red roses, all looks spectacular, Rosa! Real Red is the perfect colour for these beauties, and they all pop so well against the white and black. Beautiful card.

  3. The way you placed all the red elements against the black is terrific, lots to love about this card.

  4. Yeah, what a great stamp set to use for Real Red, and teamed up with B&W is a fantastic combination. Lovely colouring, especially on that lipstick!

  5. Oh wow Rosa. Red, black and white - such a striking combo! Great card using these fabulous elements from that bundle.

  6. Oooh, this is such a cool card! The red shoes and lipstick are awesome! I love that you've finished the inside, especially with the off cut from the outside!

  7. I love the red paired with the black and white, it really allows the red to pop!


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