Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Week 41 Colour Creations Blog-Hop Sahara Sand


Hello Everyone, and welcome to week 41 of the colour creations block hop. We are almost at the end now, and it's been a great ride. This week our colour is Sahara Sand and as the name implies it's a light sandy colour. Sahara Sand is one of the Neutrals Colour range and you can find Card Stock, Ink Pad & Refills in this colour along with the DSP colour range. I did find it a little hard to design a card using this colour as it's not one of the colours that I reach for.

But here it is. I started with a card base using Sahara Sand and then added a layer in Early Espresso. The DSP that I used comes from the Tidings of Christmas range found in the Annual Catalogue. Even thought it's classed as a Christmas paper it doesn't have a Christmas theme to this DSP.  I then used the layering dies from the Hippo Happiness bundle to the next 2 layers one in Early Espresso and the other using the DSP again. I then cut out the butterfly from the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle. First the solid butterfly and then the filigree one. again in Early Espresso and Sahara Sand. I then curved the wings on both and added dimensional between the layers and then back of the butterflies.
Before attaching them to the front of the card. I stamped my Happy Birthday directly onto the DSP, using the Stamparatus so the I could stamp it several times. I finished off the front of the card with the Iridescent Rhinestones.
As always my insert is very plain. I layers Early Espresso and Basic white together and just stamped a short and sweet message on the inside along with one of the butterflies from the same bundle. A pretty and elegant card, but unsure who will be getting this one yet. All the items used in this project can be found in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. If you would like any or all of these product please feel free to give me a Call, email or PM so that I can help you with your purchase.

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Hugs Diane xxx


  1. Wow, Dianne, looking at your incredible card I never would have guessed you struggled with this colour! The Tidings DSP looks fantastic on this card!

  2. Rachel Woollard23 March 2022 at 20:01

    Beautiful card Diane, great use of the Tidings of Christmas DSP, it looks amazing with the die cut butterfly

  3. Such a pretty card Diane with the label supporting a lovely butterfly.

  4. Here I was, wondering where that gorgeous DSP is from ... I had forgotten about it! What a beautiful backdrop it provides to the lovely butterfly on your card, Di. Nicely done, showcasing this neutral.

  5. What a gorgeous feature butterfly on those fancy labels. I hadn't even noticed this pattern in the Christmas DSP, good choice!

  6. This is a beautiful card Di. By using just two main colours, the detail on the butterfly and embellishments really stands out.


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