Wednesday, June 3, 2020


Today I am joining with a number of other Stampin' Up! team members, from Claire Daly's Art With Heart team, in a Colour Creations Showcase.  Catherine Proctor is co-ordinating this weekly share, and has a list on her blog of all participants.  We'd love for you to visit all our blogs, and leave some comment love!

This week's colour of choice, for our projects, is Balmy Blue.  I have used some sweet Balmy Blue gingham Designer Series Paper for my background.  Unfortunately the gingham pattern retired yesterday! We still have papers in Balmy Blue, but a new set of designs is coming, with the release today of the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Here are the Stampin' Up! colours I've used on today's card:

One of my first "must haves" from the new catalogue was the  Birds & Branches bundle, which contains lots of adorable stamps and co-ordinating dies.  I stamped my little bird in Balmy Blue, and added a stamped-off layer of Night of Navy for the wing.  Can you see how there are separate dies for the bird's body and feet?   The Stitched Rectangle panel of Whisper White card has been embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder.  Before embossing it, I adhered some die-cut hearts from the Stitched Be Mine Dies.  The Crinkled Seam Binding and rhinestones have been coloured with my Dark Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends marker.

Listed below are the current Stampin' Up! products used to make this card.  Although the gingham design paper retired yesterday, I will link to the new pack of Subtles Designer Series Papers, which will be my new go-to pack if I'm using Balmy Blue.

Be sure to head to Catherine's blog, to see who else is sharing their Balmy Blue creations tonight!

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  1. Such a cutie Christine, It's really amazing how many different projects you can make using Balmy Blue.

  2. Oh Christine your sweet bird card literally makes my heart sing. I just adore what you have done with this little bird. The subtle embossing works perfectly as the card base and colouring the crinkle ribbon makes for the perfect match.

  3. Lovely card Christine. Such a cute little blue bird. Attaching the die cut hearts before subtle embossing gives a great effect. Just love all the different touches of Balmy Blue. xx

  4. I love everything about this clean, uncluttered gorgeous card! Especially the birdies little feet!

  5. This is so sweet, Christine and a lovely layout with the gingham paper and those hearts. I didn't think I needed another bird set!

  6. Christine this is such a sweet card. The crinkle seam binding comes up so well coloured by the Stampin' Blends. Love how you have the hearts and the subtle embossed background as well. Gorgeous card!

  7. This is card is so you! Love how you have coloured the seam binding.

  8. I am soooo sad that the gingham is retiring already! Your card is so pretty - the birdies are very sweet. And there's those heart dies again! LOL

  9. Your card is just so soft and pretty, Christine. Gosh, those hearts look amazing embossed like that! Almost as if they are part of the card stock. I never think to colour my crinkle ribbon - I MUST remember. Yours looks so lovely!