15 July 2020

Week 7 Art With Heart Colour Creations Weekly Showcase Cajun Craze

Hello and welcome to Week 7 with the Art With Heart Colour Creations weekly Showcase. Which the lovely Catherine Proctor is running our weekly blog and with a selection of other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from the Art With Heart Team. 

This week we are featuring Cajun Craze, which is a colour I don't normally use, but I wanted to challenge myself by using this colour. I hope we will inspire you with our projects using Cajun Craze.

Cajun Craze is from the Regals Colour Collection and comes in a range of Stampin' Up! products such as the Classic Stampin' Pad, Cardstock, Stampin' Blends, DSP and more. 

The two masculine projects that I have made is a card and gift tag, using the colours Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Cinnamon Cider. I think these colours go well together.

I started with the card first by creating the feathers using Watercolor Paper, Water Painters applying a mix of ink using Cajun Craze and Cinnamon Cider. Once the ink was dry, I then stamped the feather stamp from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set, stamped it in Cinnamon Cider and fussy cut the images out. 

The tree stump stamp is from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso onto Early Espresso Cardstock and fussy cut the image out. I've sponged some Cajun Craze Ink onto the pressed wood leaf element which gives a different look and colour to the leaf.

Using a panel of Crumb Cake Cardstock, I've embossed it with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder, using Crumb Cake Ink I've sponged ink onto the wood panel with the Stamping Sponges. By doing this it gives you a more defined look on your Cardstock and you can see the wooded texture. 

I wanted the tree stump, feathers and wood element to be layered onto a strip of Cajun Craze Cardstock. Before adding all of the elements, I've randomly stamped the feather stamp in Cajun Craze Ink onto Cajun Craze Cardstock. I've wrapped the Linen Thread around the panel to give it some added texture and then I added all of the different elements. 

The final addition is the sentiment, I've used the greeting from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set, stamped it in Early Espresso Ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock, die cut the image out using the stitched Tasteful Labels Dies. The card base is half a sheet of the Cajun Craze Cardstock.

For the gift tag, I've used Cajun Craze Cardstock for the base, punched it using the Scalloped Tag Topper and layered a piece of the embossed Pinewood Planks in Crumb Cake Cardstock. The feather is stamped in Cajun Craze Ink onto Cajun Craze Cardstock and fussy cut out. I've added a little of Cinnamon Cider Ink onto the pressed wood leaf element and the greeting is stamped in Cinnamon Cider onto Crumb Cake Cardstock. Then die cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies.

Please visit Catherine's Blog to see her creation and all the links are there as well, so you’ll be able to see everyone’s creations for this week’s showcase.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you’ve enjoyed how I’ve used Cajun Craze. Make sure you come back next week to see the colour Calypso Coral in our projects.

If you would like the new Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue, I would be happy to send you a copy out to you. Please contact me here.

Happy Stamping

Vicki Boucher

Product List

Ink: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Cinnamon Cider
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Rooted In Nature and Tasteful Touches
Dies: Tasteful Labels
Embossing Folder: Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder
Punches: Delightful Tag Topper
Colouring Tools: Stamping Sponges and Water Painters
Other Stampin' Up! products: Linen Thread, Cinnamon Cider Ribbon and In Good Taste Elements 


  1. I'm loving all the texture on your projects. It makes everything look very realistic. Out of the two, the tag is my favourite.

  2. Your use of colour on the feathers, and the leaf embellishment, is outstanding, Vicki! Lovely project, with a rather challenging colour. :)

  3. Beautiful masculine card Vicki. I love your attention to detail with all the textures.

  4. Gorgeous layering and attention to the little details as usual Vicki - I love how thew Cajun Craze almost looks pink in your photos. Thank you for sharing your Cajun Craze inspiration with us tonight xx

  5. So love your card and tag Vicki. So many wonderful details and texture that gel together so well. Such an inspiration. x

  6. Great projects, Vicki. I love the water coloured feathers and the partial colouring on that wood leaf element!

  7. Love the way you've done the feathers Vicki, and the layering of different sets is magic.

  8. Very Masculine, I love it, sometimes it's really hard to come up with a male card but I think you have nailed it.

  9. Both the card and gift tag are totally gorgeous Vicki. Love them both!