Step It Up with Colour and Contour Around the World on Wednesday

Step It Up with Colour and Contour Around the World on Wednesday


Colour and Contour is the stamp set featured my my blog post today. Welcome to Around the World on Wednesday. The theme for this month is “Step it Up”.

With this fun monthly hop, we travel around the world through every time zone. You may be starting here or you may have come from the fabulous Cazz Boylan’s Blog.

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop is the brainchild of Angie McKenzie, a wonderful friend and amazing paper artist. My name is Cheryll Miller, and I am so delighted to be a part of this varied and talented group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

Colour and Contour is a perfect stamp set for beginner through to avid crafter …

We are able to interpret our themes in any way we like, using just a few parameters. I chose to do my favourite thing and take a very simple card, step it up into the casual crafter range, and then go all out and make it an avid, nutcase stamper card.

Which category do you fall into?

Colour and Contour set of cards

Set of cards using Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink colour combo for the flowers.

I created this set of cards in my Whimsy Wednesday Creative Live on Facebook today …. you can check it out here.
The beginner or simple card was a breeze to create. It is all just stamping and a little bit of ribbon.

The card base and layer are Very Vanilla. The floral stamp is stamped with Crumb Cake for the outline, and then the flowers are stamped with Fresh Freesia, daubed with a little bit of Polished Pink directly to the stamp. The dots are a stamp from Colour and Contour, and they are stamped with Sahara Sand.

The sentiment is inked with Crumb Cake and “Amazing” is coloured with Polished Pink ink and a sponge dauber directly to the stamp before stamping. The ribbon is the Fine Art Ribbon, neutral woven with gold … such a pretty ribbon.

Let’s have a closer look ….

Colour and Contour Beginner Card

Step it up to a casual crafter card …

Colour and Contour Casual

A few more layers/steps for a casual crafter. The die cut tag is from the new Tailor Made Tags dies. I stamped the flowers directly onto the Sahara Sand tag, along with the dots and the sentiment.

I have used the single flower outline image to create the feature background, along with more of those dots. It is difficult to see here, but I did add some strokes to the flowers with Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend, and clear Wink of Stella to the centres of the flowers.

And then take it to the extreme, with an avid version of the card …

Working on Sahara Sand cardstock this time, and a Very Vanilla Tailor Made Tag, It is all the same elements, just re-arranged. I have added the small flowers from the Hydrangea Dies, die cut from Polished Pink shimmery vellum. 2021-2022 In Colour Faceted Gems in Polished Pink embellish the centres of the small flowers.

Why is Colour & Contour such a great stamp set?

Because the images that stamp the colour over the flower outlines are very sketchy and don’t quite fit, which means that there is no need to achieve perfection …. even the wonkiest stamping of the image works!

Change up the colours ….

Colour and Contour Beginner Casual Avid

For this set of cards, I use the same cardstock, but I did change up the flower colours, using Fresh Freesia and Rich Razzleberry for the shading in the centre of flowers.

I am so excited to see how all my fellow AWOW Team Members interpret the theme this month.

Next Blog

Around the World on Wednesday Next Blog

Next up, you are heading across the world to Danielle Kassing’s blog in the Nedlerlands, a long way in distance, but just a click away in our AWOW hop …. I believe Melissa is working with yellow also.

The full blog hop list is below. How exciting to check out what inspires our team, all around the world!

Around the World on Wednesday Designers
The AWOW Design Team

Jan Clothier – NZ
Leonie Stuart – AU
Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU
Cazz Boylan – AU
Cheryll Miller – AU
Danielle Kassing – NL
Satomi Wellard
Pia Gephardt – DE
Ximena Morales – DE
Aurélie Fabre – FR
Emma Goddard – UK
Mikaela Titheridge – UK
Annette Ball – CA
Angie McKenzie – US
Wendy Lee – US
Shel Anderson – CA
Chris Smith – US
Anne Marie Hile – US
Brenda Nelson – CA
Tricia Butts – US
Elaine de Montmorency – CA
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US
Teri West – US
Cheryl Hamilton – US



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