Friday 8 May 2020

We Fall In...Colours Blog Hop

Hi Crafters,

It's time to hop again with a Blog Hop from the We Fall In... Colours team.  We are an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who love to share our passion for creativity through colour.  If you've come from Conni's blog, you are on the right track.  A full list of participants is shown at the end of this post if you get lost along the way.  

This month's colour challenge features Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron and Soft Suede.  

Another colour palette that is outside my comfort zone but I went with it and ended up making two cards again!  I think this could be a running theme!  

For my first card I started with a panel of Soft Suede cardstock and stamped the leaf image from the Positive Thoughts stamp set in Whisper White ink.  Wiping the surface of the stamp between every three or four impressions avoids a build up of ink and allows for a crisper image.  It is also important to heat set the ink with a heat tool as it stays wet much longer than regular Stampin' Up! inks.  I used Nature's Thoughts Dies to create the vellum panel for my die cut leaf which was stamped with Mint Macaron ink.  I added a stacked friend sentiment from the Well Written Dies and finished off by wrapping some Linen Thread around the spine of the card and tying in a knot to balance out the sentiment.  

My second card is quite different but still works with the colour scheme.  I created a panel of Whisper White card and ran this through my embossing machine with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, attaching to my card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added a strip of Mint Macaron card to the bottom third to ground my topper.  My main image came from the Wildly Happy stamp set and was stamped in Soft Suede on Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper.  I used an Aqua Painter to draw out the colour and add extra depth to the elephants.  I used the 2 1/4" and 2" circle punches to place under my image.  The sentiment is from the Positive Thoughts stamp set which I used above.  I did some stamp surgery so that I could stamp Hugs on its own.  I stamped this in Soft Suede on Sahara Sand cardstock and then used the Stitched Rectangles to cut it out before mounting on Mint Macaron cardstock.  

I hope you're enjoying this month's blog hop featuring Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron and 
Soft Suede.  To keep hopping, head to Melanie's post or click the next button below.  

Happy crafting, 

Rachel x

Blog Hop Roll Call List

1.      Sandra Herzog

2.     Silke Trapani

3.     Martina Schmitz

4.     Karin Hobelsberger - StempelPünktchen

5.     ClaudiaStrauchfuß - Kreative Machenschaften

6.     Sandra Hagenlocher

7.     Liane Gorny - Jungle Cards

8.     Manuela Auer

9.     Samira Merzouk - Samira’s KreativeWelt

10. Iris Philipps - Der Papierhimmel

11.   Conni Richter - Stempellicht

12. Rachel Macleod - On The Wings of Craft ***You are here***

13.  Melanie Igelbrink - Mellis StempelParadies

14. Rene Guenther -

15.  Kathrin Fuchs - stempelfux

16. Sigrid Joch - Sigrids kreative ART

17.  Anja Ehmann - Bastelanja

18. Angela Köber - Stempelfamilie

19. Sabrina Heilmann – KreativFreunde

20.  SimoneKleine - derdiedasKleine bastelt

21.  Katja Lange - Stempel, Papier & Co.

22.  ChristianeKnapp - StempelPalast

23.  KatjaMartins - Stempelpfau

24.  SabrinaHillesheim - SabisKreativeWelt


Product List for Card 1

Product List for Card 2


  1. Hi Rachel,
    Beautiful cards, i Love the second Card, Amazing.

  2. Hallo Rachel,
    deine Karte ist richtig toll. Vielen Dank fürs zeigen.
    Viele Grüße aus Leipzig.

  3. Great projects. The elephants are so beautiful.
    x Sigrid

  4. Two brilliant projects out of your comfort zone ;-). I love them both. Great job! Thx for sharing.
    Greetings from Cologne, Martina

  5. Dear Rachel
    wonderful cards! I love your second card!

    Best Regatta,