Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate


This week, week 46 in the Colour Creations blog hop we continue our journey  featuring all of the Core Stampin' Up! colours, in alphabetical order. This week's feature colour  Smoky Slate, which is a member of the Neutrals colour group.

 This week I am having a play with another of the online exclusives. The Rhino Ready stamp set and coordinating dies. It's a really cute stamp set and has all different sentiments and what is best for me is NO fussy cutting! I have teamed Smoky Slate with a little bit of Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green and Silver.

My starting point was to stamp a couple of the Rhinos in Memento Black and then colour them using Smoky Slate Stampin Blends.

I have then mounted the Rhinos onto a piece of Basic White cardstock that has been die cut using another Online Exclusive, Radiating Stitches dies.

To create a bit of a scene I have added the tree and treetop which re also dies from the Rhino Ready dies. For a bit of fun I have added a couple of party hats die cut in Melon Mambo. 

I had a bit of an oops moment when trying to remove excess glue near the tree trunk, so the cute little bird came to the rescue. It's another die and matching stamp from the same set.

All of this has then been mounted on to a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock that has been die cut using one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies. This in turn has then been mounted onto a piece of the Like An Animal Specialty papers that has also been die cut using the largest of the Radiating Stitches dies. I have wrapped a piece of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon around the band of the card and finally mounted it all onto a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock. 

As has been the case so far this year I have also decorated the inside of the card with an additional Rhino peaking through some long grass.

Next in tonight's blog hop is  lovely Rachel Palmieri. I look forward to seeing this week's beautiful creation. 

If the "next" button link is not working or you would like to see a full list of participants then you can hop over to our host Cathy Proctor where you can see a full list of tonight's participants.

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As always enjoy your week.






  1. Oh, Theresa, your adorable card has tempted me to pop this bundle in my shopping basket! I was hoping someone would use the rhinos for this colour and you didn't disappoint. Gorgeous card!

  2. Love seeing the Radiating dies layered up with a splash of colour between. It helps tie in the party hats at the 'wild' party!

  3. A really cute card Theresa. I love your Rhinos - my resistance has dwindled having seen your card. The coordination of Melon Mambo party hats with the Stitched So Sweetly layer is delightful. Love all your layering with the Radiating Stitches dies. xxx

  4. What a fun and playful card, Theresa. Those radiating dies are sitting in my cart. Good job hiding your 'oops' with the little bird!

  5. What a fun card Theresa! So many well thought elements! Yes, even the little bird!! xx

  6. Very cute little "party animals" on your fun card Theresa. I love the bright colours you have used with Smoky Slate.