Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Colour Creations - Pale Papaya Week 35

Hello fellow stampers! It’s another week of the Colour Creations blog hop where members of the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! demonstrators showcase a new colour every Wednesday. Tonight’s colour is Pale Papaya, one of the 2021-23 In Colours. 

I have not used this colour much in my cards probably because it is a pale colour that can get lost. But my eye was taken by a DSP pack in the newest Stampin’ Up! January-April Mini catalogue and I just had to play around with it. It’s the Delicate Desert DSP. There are some pretty and calming desert scenes and colours in this pack. 

To start with, I cut a DSP panel measuring 13cm x 9.5cm and stamped the mountain images using Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral (stamped off once) and Pale Papaya inks. The other stamped images include the moon and bird stamps from the Mountain Air set from the Annual Catalogue. This stamped panel was then cut into four strips of different heights, 4.5cm, 3.0cm, 2.5cm and 2.0cm.

The strips were adhered evenly to a second DSP layer (Cajun Craze) and the panel then adhered to the Pale Papaya card base. The sentiment from the Simply Fabulous stamp set was inked with VersaMark onto Basic Black card stock and heat embossed with White embossing powder. I then fussy cut the sentiment.

Before adhering the sentiment I wanted to add more strips of something to anchor the sentiment which ended up being a strip of fringing using the Cajun Craze DSP. I think it looks kinda cute! A number of 2021-23 Pale Papaya Opal Rounds were added to the card to make it sparkle a bit more.

Hope you enjoy the remaining blog hop where you can find more Pale Papaya inspiration from the next participant, our blog hostess, the very talented Catherine Proctor
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point she will also have the full list of participants.

Have a good week everyone!


  1. Your clever stamping compliments the DSP so perfectly! This is such a great use of the paper and a really fabulous card.

  2. Wow, Rosa, your stamping of the Mountain Air set images onto the Delicate Desert DSP is monochrome magic! I love the effect you have created, I can almost feel the desert sand between my toes.

  3. A wonderful use of DSP and stamps Rosa.

  4. I love the fringing below your sentiment, it is fantastic for something different, and the sentiment on black card, is a standout. I love how you stamped the scene on the DSP and then cut it into different size strips, Rosa.

  5. Rosa, I love your combination of the Delicate Desert DSP with the Mountain Air images. Brilliant. The sentiment is perfect and I love the fringed DSP and the way it coordinated with the mid DSP layer. Xxx

  6. What a beautiful card, Rosa! Great choice of stamps to use with that gorgeous paper. I love how you cut the DSP into panels, and added the little fringed piece beneath the sentiment.

  7. This looks so striking. Love the split panels.

  8. Wow! What an amazing scene you have created, just lovely!


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