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Wednesday 19 April 2023

Colour Creations Blog Hop - week 49 Soft Succulent Succulents

Welcome to week 49 of the Colour Creations Blog Hop with the Art With Heart Team. Each week we have been featuring one of the Stampin' Up! colours. We are nearly to the end of our blog hops for this  catalogue year, which is just as well as the new catalogue starts on the 2nd of May. This week we are featuring Soft Succulent, which is one of the 2021-2023 In Colours that is retiring shortly.
I couldn't resist, this week I used to the Simply Succulent stamp set and Potted Succulents Dies to feature Soft Succulent. I stamped the main image in Evening Evergreen ink and the coloured with Blends Markers. As the core Stampin' Up! colours are water based they are suitable for colouring with the Blends Markers. The colours used are listed below.

The background piece is cut using a Deckled Rectangle Die and has been embossed with one of the Basics 3D Embossing Folders 3pack, which is one of our Online Exclusives. See all of the Online Exclusives in my online store.

The background DSP is a piece of Delicate Desert DSP.

I highlighted some of the points of the succulents with the Colour Lifter Blends. The greeting is from the Happiness Abounds stamp set.

Unfortunately many of the products used to make this card are retiring and only available until the end  of April.

Don't forget Stampin' Up! have free delivery on all orders until midnight tonight. Grad yourself some bargains! Please contact me with any questions.

Now it's time to move onto the next stop in our blog hop. Kathryn Ruddick is the next talented team member in the hop.

If you have any issues with the links in our hop please head to Cathy Proctor's blog as she is the wonderful host of our blog hop and has a complete list of tonight's participants.

Thanks for visiting,


  1. Beautiful blending, Rachel, especially your use of the colour lifter! I love this bundle and you've showcased it beautifully.

  2. A beautiful card Rachel. Your choice of the Simply Succulent stamp set is perfect. Love your colouring of the succulents - the lifting of colour on the tips and the purple tinge on another, plus the orangey addition. All so lovely. x

  3. Wonderful card using Soft Succulent in your succulents! Beautifully coloured using shading and touches of highlights in the right places.

  4. A lovely card Rachel. And SNAP on the embossed deckled rectangle! :)

  5. great choice for Soft Succulent I so love that bundle.

  6. I'm glad you used this set Rachel, and I love the russet tones added to the succulent and pot. A beautiful example of Soft Succulent at it's best.

  7. Beautiful colouring, Rachel, those succulents are so life-like. The rust on the pot is amazing too!

  8. I'm in awe of how you have coloured on this card Rachel. Looks fantastic!


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