Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Colour Creation Showcase - Soft Suede

Soft Suede is a great neutral, a warmer shade of brown. It is perfect for woodland creatures, tree trunks etc and provides a base to add vibrant colour. Instructions for how to make this card are on the picture of Woodland Wonder on page 53 of the January-June mini catalogue.


It looks like I may have taken some inspiration from the Colour Creations Header as well this time, how funny!!! I didn't even realise until I began to write my post.

For the front of the card, some leftover bright strips of card were laid over Soft Suede DSP, while another tree has been stamped on a strip of white with ink. Colour was moved about with a water colour brush to create the sepia look. Some fussy cutting of the large sentiment helps it to stand out, along with the brightly coloured 'loops'.

The inside of the card has more natural colouring, lightly applied. Such a cute card idea, but Woodland Wonder is NOT carrying over, so if you need it, order before the end of June.

To tidy it up the project, I used the Rectangle Stitched dies to cut a frame.

Cathy Proctor is hosting the blog, so pop back to her blog, What Cathy Made to see some more Soft Suede inspiration.

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  1. Rachel, how fitting that your card matches the header for our last Colour Creations Showcase before we start our new blog format. This is really fun card - I love how you've used Soft Suede to make the other colours pop! Thank you so much for all of your participation in the Colour Creations Showcase over the past 12 months.

  2. Rachel Woollard26 May 2021 at 20:27

    Great card Rachel, I love the pops of colour with Soft Suede

  3. This is a very cute card, Rachel. Love the stripes, and how they echo the Colour Creations graphic (even if unintentional!). I also like how you used the bright colours to colour the loops in the sentiment letters. A happy, fun, creation.

  4. Oh, wow. I love your cute card. Love the surprise of opening into a looong tree. Gorgeous. Xxx

  5. How adorable, Rachel and I love those bright strips of colour behind the tree to replicate the CCS logo!

  6. This is such a fun stamp set, and an extra-fun, super adorable card. I love it!

  7. Fabulous card, Rachel. I love the coloured stripes on the front. Vibrant and fun and super cute!


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