Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Colour Creations Granny Apple Green


Green Stampin' Up Very Versailles Embossing Paste

Hi again, friendly stampers! Spring has sprung and we are showcasing Granny Apple Green, a great colour for our season Down Under!

I have made this card using a Whisper White card base made of half an A4 (A5) folded in half. Onto this I have adhered a Granny Apple Green matt cut to 10cm x 14.35cm. 

I then made a background onto another matt of Granny Apple Green cut to 9cm x 13.35cm with a Decorative Mask and Shimmery White Embossing Paste, applied with a Palette Knife. I waited for the embossing paste to dry before proceeding further.

Shimmery White Stampin' Up Embossing Paste Decorative Mask

I made a sentiment with a stamp from Very Versailles with Granny Apple Green inkpad and cut out with Stitched Rectangle dies. I wanted the die to be longer and narrower than any of the dies in the set, so I die-cut twice, repositioning the die to make a long, thin rectangle:

Stitched Rectangle Die-cut Custom Size Technique

Here is the finished sentiment element:

Stitched Rectangle Die sentiment Very Versailles Thinking of You

I placed a length of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle across the embossed card front and adhered at the back with Tear and Tape. I attached the sentiment to one side, using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals across the upper edge and Glue Dots along the lower edge where the sentiment lies on top of the ribbon underneath:

Sentiment Adhering with Dimensionals and Glue Dots

I tied a bow onto the ribbon, securing in place with additional Glue Dots. I adhered the card front to the green matt and then to the card base with Multi-purpose Liquid Glue.

Granny Apple Green Stampin' Up card Very Versailles embossing paste

I thought I would give this card to a friend of mine who loves the craft of egg-decorating. I found a quote that suited our friendship perfectly, and set about calligraphing and decorating the inside of the card!

I die-cut two ovals from Stitched Shapes, applied the polka dot Decorative Mask, and sponged with Granny Apple Green inkpad to make two "eggs". I drew some "cracks" with a black marker.

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

Calligraphy Inside Card True Friend Good Egg

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  1. Su your monochromatic colour scheme is so very elegant - the perfect match for your amazing calligraphy skills! Thanks for inspiring us all with your Granny Apple Green card tonight!

  2. Granny Apple Green and white together make for a lovely crisp combination. Beautiful card, Su, and a fun sentiment inside.

  3. Your card front is lovely and sparkly but your penmanship inside amazing!

  4. Such a pretty card Su and once again your writing is just magnificent

  5. You can't beat the pop of white against brights, Sujatha and embosssing paste is a great option. I'm sure it looks sparkly! Your calligraphy is amazing!

  6. Your card is simply beautiful. Love your embossing with embossing paste together with the polka dot ribbon and sentiment. Your calligraphy skills are amazing Su. Love your egg decoration inside the card too. xxx

  7. Your friend will be delight Sujatha! Nice work!

  8. You have created a fantastic sparkly background, Su, and your calligraphy is exceptional!

  9. Such a lovely card, Sujatha. Your calligraphy inside the card is just beautiful.

  10. Your monochromatic card is just lovely Sujatha. Clever trick with the die too. I am sure your friend Cynthia will be thrilled to receive such a thoughtful card.

  11. What a lovely card Su, and your handwriting is beautiful.