Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Colour Creations Garden Green


Stampin' Up Garden Green handmade card leaves

Hi again stampin' friends!

This week we are showcasing Garden Green - a good, all-round green!

I have kept my colour scheme quite monochromatic, to show off the cool green on its own with Whisper White.

I started off by making the background. I used the fern in Positive Thoughts stamp set and stamped a couple diagonally on my matt of Whisper White. I then added to this by ink-flicking and lightly washing with Garden Green ink.

I did not have the ink refill for this colour, so I just used the inkpad. It is important not to use the water-painter directly on the inkpad, as it will dilute the inkpad. In order to avoid this you can squeeze the closed inkpad a few times between your palms so that some of the ink from the pad comes off onto the inside of the lid. Then, using your water painter, you can pick up this spot of ink, and flick and wash as you like!

Stamp ink pad ink spot pick up technique

I also cut out a few leaves from the Wild Rose dies. I used a matt of Garden Green cardstock and stamped a few leaves from To A Wild Rose stamp set, and the sentiment from Positive Thoughts in Versamark and heat embossed with White Emboss Powder and a heat tool. I tied a bit of Polka Dot Tulle with a bow onto this green sentiment matt. I rounded the corners with the Detailed Trio punch.

Stampin' Up Garden Green card materials

Once I had all my materials, and the water from the wash had dried (I helped it along with the heat tool), I was able to assemble my card. I adhered the background on a Garden Green card base at an angle. I placed the leaf dies where I liked them positioned behind the sentiment, and adhered them with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I then adhered the sentiment with dimensionals. I added some bling with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Garden Green handmade card Positive thoughts Wild rose leaves

I wrote a message inside the card with my modern calligraphy using an oblique pen and EF66 nib. 

To go back to Cathy's blog and see what the other team members have made, click here. I can't wait to see what colours they have married up with the lovely Garden Green!


  1. I just love all the foliage on your card, Su ... the stamped, embossed, and die cut leaves. White is such a beautiful, fresh, accompaniment for Garden Green. Lovely work.

  2. A lovely slimline card Sujatha that your friend will love receiving. I love all the texture and the ink splatters just add to the background.

  3. Wow, the Garden Green and Whisper White combo is so eye-catching, and I love how you have softened the contrasting colours with all the lovely foliage. Once again . . . a stamp set that's been on my wish list for a long time with that lovely maidenhair fern.

  4. What a great card Su, I love the way you have made the background with the leaves! I have just purchased To A Wild Rose in the sale so I look forward to using it! A Lovely card!

  5. That has come up so well and I love the progress shot to show how you did the background. You have lovely handwriting.

  6. What a striking monochromatic colour combination Su! Thank you so much for joining the Colour Creations Showcase this week and inspiring us all with your creations xx

  7. Love your focus on Garden Green and White and the way you have layered various elements to create s gorgeous slim line card. Your calligraphy is amazing. xxx

  8. This is a lovely slim line card Sujatha. Your calligraphy is beautifully written. I love the tulle bow, it adds softness to the card.

  9. Su, your card is very well balanced and I love the white embossed leaves around the sentiment.

  10. Beautiful card Su, and your hand writing is so neat unlike mine.

  11. A lovely slimline card Su and you have managed to shine the focus on the beautiful foliage. I have to say though you have beautiful handwriting.