AWH Colour Creations Showcase - Week 7: Cajun Craze

Welcome to Week 7 of the Art with Heart Colour Creations Showcase. This week is Cajun Craze.

I actually made this card some time ago with my stamping buddies, Marlene and Joy. It was suggested then that I do this card for Cajun Craze week. This is the original card:

I couldn't use this card as the DSP is now retired - but I could make my own! I also don't have the greeting and label punch so I improvised with what I did have. This is the card I made this week:

I used the large leaf from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. I randomly stamped the leaf in Cajun Craze and one of the new In Colors - Just Jade. 

That took care of the large piece of DSP, but then I had to duplicate the smaller piece that the leaves are adhered to. So, I took a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder which I inked up with Cajun Craze ink to accentuate the horizontal lines.

I stamped other leaf images (also from the Rooted in Nature stamp set) in Just Jade, and one in Cajun Craze. These were then cut out using dies from Nature's Roots.

The greeting is from the Well Said stamp set and punched out using the Classic Label Punch. Does the label look longer than the punch? It should cause it is, using a very clever technique that you can use on most label punches.

And of course - the inside cannot be unadorned - so I did a bit of stamping in there too.   

If you like what you see, and want to see more, click here to go to the list of this week's Art with Heart participants - I can assure you it's worth it!

Thanks for taking the time to look at my Cajun Craze creation. I hope you can drop by next week.



  1. Fiona I love that colour combination -Just Jade really complements Cajun Craze and your card is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your Cajun Craze inspiration with us tonight xx

  2. Fiona, I love how you have recreated the retired DSP. Very clever of you and a great cajun craze card.

  3. That's a brilliant remake of a beautiful card! I nearly used these skeleton leaf stamps too - such beautiful images.

  4. I really like the Cajun Craze panel embossed with the inked Subtle embossing folder, Fiona; lovely detail. What a bold, rather delightful, colour combination!

  5. A lovely card Fiona. I love your recreation of a previous card. All your changes work so well. You own stamped DSP is gorgeous and your embossed centre panel is great. X

  6. Love how you adapted that original card. You are such a talented stamper Fiona and I am really loving seeing you share your talents!

  7. Absolutely fantastic, Fiona. Your background is better than the DSP and I love your inked embossed panel!

  8. You really can't go wrong pairing Cajun Craze with Rooted in Nature, its a winner !

  9. Lovely card Fiona, making your own DSP is a great idea especially when you love the original so much and it really goes well.

  10. Fiona, I love your CASE of your own card. I love the background leaf stamping to create the DSP look from your original card. Great card.


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