Wednesday, June 23, 2021



Tonight I'm taking part with some of my Stampin' Up! friends in a blog hop, to showcase Bermuda Bay - a bold, bright, teal in Stampin' Up!'s colour range.

I've used Bermuda Bay card, and my favourite Pierced Blooms Dies, to create a birthday card.  I love how it turned out, and hope you do, too!

I started off with a Thick Basic White card base.  I cut a panel of Basic White card, the same size as the card front, and used the Stitched Greenery Die to create a leafy background (you can see it at the bottom of the card).  The main background on my card is a Crumb Cake panel, stamped with a leaf design (this stamp is from the Free As A Bird set), using Whisper White ink.  Once the ink had dried, I cut off the bottom of the Crumb Cake panel, using a Basic Borders Die.  I used the same die on a piece of Basic Black card, cut to the width of my card front, and I attached it beneath the Crumb Cake piece.

Here's a close up of the gorgeous Bermuda Bay flowers.  The stems and leaves were cut from Granny Apple Green card. (I snipped some of the leaves from their original stems to place them where I wanted them.)  I decorated the flower centres with Opal Rounds, coloured with my Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends marker.

In this next photo, you can see the Stitched Greenery detail on the Basic White card.  The loopy bow was cut from Bermuda Bay card, and I added a Linen Thread bow over the top, using a glue dot.  The sentiment on my card is from Celebrate With Flowers ... it was stamped in Versamark ink on Basic Black card, and heat-embossed with white embossing powder.

Next on the blog hop is my talented friend Rachel Woollard.   You can visit her blog by clicking on the graphic below, or on her name in the list of participants in tonight's hop.  

Here's a comprehensive list of everyone taking part in the blog hop this week:

Michele Taylor

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor

Kristine D'Auria

Rachel Palmieri

Christine Blain  --- YOU ARE HERE!

Rachel Woollard

Diane Furniss

Theresa Gerrard

Caroline Manwaring

Rosa Leyden

Tina Gillespie

Vicki Boucher

Andrea Sargent

I've listed below all the products used to make my card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Product List
Heat Tool
Opal Rounds


  1. This card is gorgeous with it's Bermuda Bay flowers. Love the Basic Borders edge too.

  2. Wow ... those flowers are amazing in Bermuda Bay. I love all the little details in your cards hun. You never leave anything out, giving so much depth the the final product.

  3. Rachel Woollard23 June, 2021 20:50

    Stunning card Christine. I love the white on the Crumb Cake background and the contrast with the Bermuda Bay flowers and the Granny Apple Green leaves.

  4. Such a sweet card, Christine! You are starting to convince me that I *need* the Stitched Greenery Die.

  5. What a vibrant card where the flowers pop out against the Crumb Cake background with the white stamped greenery. The greenery die complements so well on this card.

  6. Really love this. So many details to look at! The white stamping on the crump cake really works, and I love the contrast of the black for the greeting and edge. One of my fave cards of yours.

  7. A bright & happy card Christine. I love it and so many details that contribute to it being so special. I love the leaf stitching on the white background and the way it compliments the white stamped leaves on the crumb cake layer. I’m yet to use my Basic Borders dies - you have inspired me to get them out. Also love your stitched leaves & flowers in BB and Granny Apple Green and your coloured opal rounds as flower centres are gorgeous. Xxx

  8. Yes, I agree this is a great card. I love those gorgeous Stitched blooms and the background stamping adds a wonderful effect. Those border dies are wonderful and I like how you placed them towards the bottom of the card.

  9. So much to love about your card, Christine - that double bow, the use of border dies, the colour combo, the coloured opal rounds, the leaf stitching, the white stamping on Crumb Cake - I could go on and on. Perfection!

  10. Such a pretty card Christine with so many elements that are just perfect. Love the stitched background and how you have layered the other elements. Looks like I need some new dies!

  11. Another pretty card. I too had thought about pairing Bermuda Bay wit Granny Green Apple but would never have thought to add in Crumb Cake yet it is so effective and that background looks wonderful

  12. Oh I do love your card Christine! My favourite Pierced Bloom dies, gorgeous colour combo and great design - what’s not to love! I love how the leaf stamping continues through to the stitched leaves. Very pretty card.