Sunday, 28 December 2014

A "blissful" combination!

Of all the Stampin' Up! colours with which I've worked, Summer Starfruit has had the most intense emotional reaction.  People either love it and find it elegant or they detest it (notice I've used a stronger word than merely "hate") and compare it to baby poop.  There are very few reactions that could be considered neutral.  This is a colour that evoked strong reactions from the moment of its introduction.

I am one of the people who considered it elegant, especially when paired with certain colours.  Although it has been retired, Summer Starfruit is still a colour to which I turn for some projects.  The  following special fold card for The Paper Plunge Challenge is one of those projects.  In this case I've paired it with the new Blackberry Bliss.  The result is "blissful".

For the side "wings" I added a layer of Blackberry Bliss and then for my next layer, used some of that wonderful new Sale-a-bration Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper, sponged with the Summer Starfruit.  The sponging really helped the glossy stars to show up.  To dress them up a bit, I used my Confetti Stars Punch to cut some stars from a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and added a few to the white stars by gluing them down uring my Tombo adhesive.

For the centre "diamond" I added a layer of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and then a piece of Whisper White which I first sponged around the perimeter using Summer Starfruit ink and then stamped images and the sentiment from the new Butterfly Basics stamp set with Summer Starfruit ink and Blackberry Bliss ink.

A little vellum butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set, stamped with Blackberry Bliss ink and coloured with my Summer Starfruit marker finished up the special fold card.

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  1. Hi Heidi. Your card is just beautiful. I love the colors, and this is a fabulous fold. Thank you so much for playing with us at The Paper Plunge. I hope you will continue to join us weekly for the challenges. Merry Christmas, and a very Happy and Healthy New Year to you.

    1. Thanks so much, Helen. It's a fold that I enjoy and always gets a good reception. Happy Christmas to you as well and all the very best for 2015.

  2. Once again, you wow me with another beautiful card, Heidi! I have never seen this fold before and I truly love your choice of colors! Thank you again, for playing with us at The Paper Plunge! I look forward to see what you do with the next challenge! Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment, Leslie. I love this fold. I've done a few different sizes.


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