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Wednesday 18 August 2021

Colour Creations Showcase Week 12 Coastal Cabana


It's week 12 of the Colour Creations Showcase and I have two really cute cards to share with you. Each week for the last 12 weeks we have been featuring one of the Stampin' Up! colours and we are up to Coastal Cabana. The link to the next stop on the blog hop is below my projects. You can find a full list of tonight's participants on Cathy Proctors blog, the link is at the end of this post.

For my first card I used the very cute Penguin Builder Punch and a couple of our Specialty papers. The multi coloured clouds were cut from Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Basic White card stock using one of the Basic Borders Dies. 

The top section of the card and the balloon are cut from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper. I used a discontinued Balloon Punch to cut the balloon. 

The black section of the penguin was cut from Black Glimmer paper. He's sooooo sparkly! His white face and tummy are cut from Basic White card stock. His feet are cut from Pumpkin Pie card stock. All of these pieces were cut with the Penguin Builder Punch.

His eyes and beak are stamped in Memento Ink and Pumpkin Pie ink.

The greeting is from the Biggest Wish stamp set and was stamped in Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay ink.

The second card is one that I made for my oldest son's 22nd birthday. Unfortunately it was his second birthday in lockdown. He has decided not try and organise any more parties until his 30th birthday, hopefully the situation will have improved by then! :)

I cut angled strips of Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green card stock and added a strip of Black Glimmer paper to one side. I then layered the pieces to the front of a Basic Black card base.

The Happy Birthday was cut with a die from the Birthday Chick Dies. The 22 was cut using the Playful Alphabet and the sparkly swirl was cut using one of the Seasonal Swirls Dies.

The next stop on our blog hop is back to the start to the lovely Sharon Davern.

If you have any problems following the blog hop head to Cathy's blog for a complete list of tonight's participants.

All of the products used to make these cards are listed below along with links to my online store. Please contact me with any questions.

Happy stamping,

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  1. Rachel, I LOVE both of your cards! Oh my goodness - that sparkly little penguin is just too cute. The layered "clouds" look awesome, and I particularly like how you stamped the sentiment on the white cloud strip. Great colour combo for Bryce's card, and I really like your creative use of the "wreath" to encircle the glittery numbers. You have aced the Coastal Cabana challenge. :)

  2. Rachel you have really smashed it out of the park this week. Firstly, can I say I'm so sorry this is your son's second birthday in lockdown. I simply adore your sparkly penguin - he is super cute!

  3. Both these cards are fabulous, you really have a way with colours. I like the touches you added to your son's card with the black glimmer paper.

  4. Oh wow, two great cards Rachel. Your penguin floating through the clouds is so so cute. I love his sparkles. Your second card is so clever and a great colour combination. I’m sorry your son is having a second birthday in lockdown. Take care xxx

  5. Great cards Rachel. The first one is super cute. I love those clouds and the Rainbow Glimmer at the top is gorgeous. Your son's card is a really cool use of a variety of products, that all come together so well.

  6. Two great cards Rachel but my favourite is the penguin one. It's so cute and I love how you created the clouds with the border die. Great use of the Glimmer paper too

  7. Two great cards, but I love the monochromatic clouds on the penguin card.

  8. I love both of your monochromatic cards Rachel but I must say that the first is super cute. I particularly like the way you have used the border dies, various shades of blue/green and the glitter paper together for your background. Great idea.

  9. Great cards Rachel. I just love all the sparkle on your very cute penguin card.


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