Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Colour Creations- Sahara Sand

The participants in Colour Creations are all Stampin' Up! demonstrators and members of Art With Heart. This is week 41 of Colour Creations Blog Hop, and as we use the colours alphabetically, we are up to Sahara Sand.

Sahara Sand is a neutral, so perfect for a base card. I managed to create 2 cards this week - one male, one female.

The match between this wood grain paper from In Good Taste DSP and Sahara Sand is just perfect. That made a wonderful backdrop to the pair of caps die cut using the Hats Off bundle.

The variations for decorating the caps are numerous and combine stamping and die cutting.

This fold is a book end card. So easy, but with that little point of difference. Just cut a tent card, measure 3cm from the centre score, and score again. Cut the DSP .5cm smaller than that so for my cards thats 2.5cm x 10 cm & 11cm x 10cm.

For my second card, I was experimenting with the emboss resist technique.

Flowing Flowers is a lovely new stamp set in the January to June mini catalogue. It has lovely loose blooms and some really good sentiments, like this one "sending a card instead of a text".

The flower stamp was inked with Versamark before it was heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Calypso Coral was applied over the embossing with a blending brush and a circular motion.

I wonder what the lovely Diane has to share using Sahara Sand this week?

If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of this week’s host of the AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop, Cathy Proctor, and she will have the list of all participants.


  1. Rachel, your use of the DSP for the hat is so clever and I love the book end card. Your feminine card is lovely too, with such a vintage effect. I agree with you on the sentiments from flowering flowers, they are simply wonderful.

  2. Rachel Woollard23 March 2022 at 20:27

    Lovely cards Rachel, the wood grain for the background is perfect and I love the effect of the emboss resist on Sahara Sand card stock.

  3. Oh wow, that darker textured hat looks so awesome & realistic in that DSP, Rachel. A great masculine card. Your emboss resist card is so delicate and soft, gorgeous!

  4. You're right, that woodgrain DSP is a great match for Sahara Sand! Love your masculine card, Rachel. The emboss-resist effect on your second card is stunning. LOVE your choice of colour, to bring out the embossed images; just so pretty.

  5. I just LOVE the blending over the embossed images. Such a great effect! I must try a bookend card.

  6. Rachel the emboss resist on your second card is just beautiful and such a lovely colour combo for it. With regards to the first card, the use of the In Good Taste DSP is just perfect for that cap.


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