Friday 1 January 2021

Color Hues #9

Good afternoon, how's 2021 so far?
Not much has changed around here, we are still estranged from the family by Covid restrictions here in the UK. We are only a small island but with all the restrictions we have, getting together, even outdoors, is a no no. I didn't think that I would mind a quiet Christmas but I really missed the munchkins, it was far too quiet without them!

Anyway, I've been keeping busy in the craft room with DT makes.
This one is for the latest challenge over at Color Hues.

As I've said before, multilayered stamps and dies are perfect for our challenges and this set from Altenew is one of my faves. I've recently discovered that they have brought out a jumbo version of another of my faves so I might indulge once everyone is back after the holidays.
I always find getting all the different shades together is tricky, unless you splurge on the coloured card collections. I can usually find 3 colours from my stash but the 4th is always elusive, so I now use my Copics to colour each of the layers! The stash of coloured card however, doesn't get any smaller!

These two blooms are from the Rose Flurries set, as are the leaves and bud spray. After die cutting from scrap white card, still trying to use up my vast box of scraps, I coloured each layer with Copics and assembled them. C3, C5, C7 for the leaves and stems and R59, R46, R35 and R32 for the flower elements.
On a top folding note card, I stencilled a background, using STAMPlorations' Crisscrossed stencil with Altenew's Limestone ink and arranged the die cuts into a spray and glued them down. A few PPP small sequins and a white heat embossed sentiment on a black strip complete.

For more colourful inspiration, please check out the rest of the DT and then why not join in?


  1. Gorgeous card, Julie! I love the stenciling in the background and the gorgeous blooms! Happy New Year!

  2. It's a gorgeous die and your design is beautiful! I love the partial stencil as a background.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card Julie! The soft stencil background was a grewat touch! Sorry your Christmas was so quiet. However, I do applaud your restrictions and I wish my state would do something. Nothing is closed and it's business as usually. I really just don't understand! We stay home unless I need groceries. I hope you get to see your family soon. Heart hugs and Happy New Year.

  4. What a lovely, lovely card Julie, and I love the softly stenciled background and the fact that you color your cardstock to get the perfect shades you are looking for! I have those dies but think I've only used them once as I couldn't find the right color combination of cardstocks...have to remember to color them myself! Thanks for the awesome tip!! Hugs. :0)

  5. Hi Julie, Happy New Year! The rose is stamped beautifully, and looks rich in those shades of red! Your lovely layout and stenciling are perfect for showcasing the flower. LOVE the pearls too!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Julie.. Love the shades of red that you've used.

  7. Wow, how beautiful! the subtle stencilling is perfect as a background to the gorgeous floral. Love!!

  8. The soft stenciling behind the flower looks beautiful and is a gorgeous backdrop for the two tone flower.

  9. I love this card and the wonderful way you have merged the Red and Grey. x

  10. So many wonderful parts to your card! The stenciling, the copic coloring of your florals, and the sweet little gems made a beauty!


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