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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Colour Creations - Soft Suede
Hi everyone, Well here we are with only one more colour after this of the Colour Creations Blog-Hop. So sad to see it coming to an end. This week our colour is Soft Suede which is a really love brown (not to light and not to dark). To me it's a really lovely masculine colour that sits so well with a lot of the new masculine stamp sets coming out on the 4th June 2019. I have used it as a kind of Sepia colour in my card along with a retired stamp set, that I know will be sadly missed by so many people around the world myself included "Lovely as a Tree".

I started out with a very vanilla card base and added a soft suede layer to the front before stamping onto another very vanilla card. other than the sun/moon in the picture I only used soft suede to make the clouds and the ground before stamping 3 layers of the trees I added some birds flying over head to finish off the front of the card along with Happy Birthday that I stamped and punched out using the classic label punch. At first I thought it looked a bit over the top with so much of the same colour but my Husband said he liked it so that was good enough for me (as his not big on compliments with my card making). Not that he doesn't like them he just isn't big on compliment in general so when he says is good I know he really likes it. Sorry about the blabbering on.

As I had used the thick Very Vanilla card I didn't need to add any layers to the inside of the card. So I stamped only half of the trees along with the birds on the right-hand side and just added a small sentiment to finish it off.  It's simple but enough. All the Items used in this project can be found in the 2018-2018 Annual Catalogue but be quick as there is very little time left to purchase retiring products like the "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set. If you would like to purchase these products please give me a call, email or PM so that I can help you with your purchase.
To catch the rest of the Soft Suede Blog-Hoppers please head over to Catherine's Page Here-:
Bye for now Hugs Diane xxx


  1. Beautiful stamping Di. I just love what you have done with Lovely as a Tree. I agree with your husband, that the tone on tone stamping really suits this card. I really love it!

  2. What a lovely masculine card Diane! Thank you for hopping along.

  3. LOL, I had thought to try a sepia type card too, but my plans weren't as good as your card turned out! I love the sky, and Soft Suede is the perfect colour for your card.

  4. That is great use of the colour, Di, for a vintage style card, especially featuring Lovely as a Tree. The stamping on the inside looks great too!

  5. Love the different textured looks you have created using just one colour - very clever. It looks fantastic - great job.


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