Hello fellow crafters! This week I am participating in the 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop where team members of the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! demonstrators showcase a new colour every Wednesday. This week’s colour is Orchid Oasis, a purple-bluey colour.
I was keen to use the Hot Air Bslloon stamp and die bundle this week, a new product from the January - April mini catalogue. I took further inspiration from two DSP packs - the Meandering Meadow (an online exclusive) and Perennial Lavender (mini catalogue).
I’ve created two cards using the very cute hot air balloons floating in the sky.
In my first card I dry embossed the Basic White mat with the Timeworn Type embossing folder. The balloon elements and clouds were die cut using the Hot Air Ballon die set. The patterned balloon using Perennial Lavender DSP in addition to Crumb Cake card stock, 2022-24 In Colour Orchid Oasis Textured specialty paper and card stock for the baskets.
The sentiment from the coordinating stamp set is stamped using Orchid Oasis ink onto Crumb Cake card stock. I have snipped the ends of the sentiment. The checked DSP is from Perennial Lavender DSP and I’ve die cut a hole and tied some Gold Faux leather trim.
For my second card I have adhered a layer of Meandering Meadow DSP that’s full of clouds with touches of Orchid Oasis. The two balloons were die cut from a watercolour wash using Orchid Oasis ink on Fluid 100 Watercolor paper.
The balloon decorations and rope basket were die cut from card stock.
The card inner
Hope you enjoy the remaining blog hop where you can find more Orchid Oasis inspiration from the very talented Rachel Woollard.
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the full list of participants on Cathy Proctor’s blog.
Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Happy crafting!