Wednesday, June 30, 2021



Tonight I am taking part in a blog hop with some Stampin' Up! friends, showcasing Blackberry Bliss.

I had a stamped and die-cut piece left over after creating last week's Colour Creations card, so have incorporated it in this week's card (in an effort to not be as wasteful as I tend to be with "leftovers").  It's the Crumb Cake panel, stamped with white leaves.  Unusually for me, I've made a large square card - it's 14.5cm square.

I have teamed Blackberry Bliss, a seldom-used colour in my repertoire, with a stamp set I have barely used - Timeless Tulips.  I adore tulips, and really like the dramatic look of very dark purple tulips, so that's what I have created.  The flowers, leaves and stems on my card were all stamped on Shimmery White card.  Starting with the tulips, I inked up the stamp each time in Blackberry Bliss ink, spritzed it lightly with water, then stamped it onto the card.  I was going for an irregular watercoloured look, and like how they turned out.  I employed the same technique for the leaves and stems, but using Mossy Meadow ink.

Here's a close-up of the flowers, and the embossed circle behind them.  I used the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder on a circle of Shimmery White card:

The sentiment was stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, on a scrap of Shimmery White card, and cut out using a Tasteful Labels Die.  I raised it up on Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  The bow that holds my bouquet together was made from double thickness of Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon.  A few Silver & Clear Epoxy Essential embellishments were added to finish off the card.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Caroline Manwaring.   Click on the graphic below to hop on over to her blog, to see her lovely Blackberry Bliss creation.  

Here is a comprehensive list of everyone taking part in the blog hop tonight:

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

Product List
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  1. Wow, those tulips look stunning! Such a beautiful card.

  2. Christine your irregular water coloured look is fantastic. Love that you've used more of your stamped Crumb Cake panel too! Oh, and that bow!

  3. Christine, I love all the little details that combine to make an absolutely stunning card. The water colour effect on the tulips and leaves is beautiful.

  4. Rachel Woollard30 June, 2021 21:17

    Great effect, I love the semi watercoloured look, very effective

  5. So love your card Christine. The tulips and leaves with watercolour effect is brilliant. Just love the effect, and there are so many gorgeous details. Beautiful. Xxx

  6. Oooh I love this effect on the tulips and leaves something to try next time. Christine all the elements on your card have been beautifully put together.

  7. Yes, the watercolour look is just stunning, Christine, what an amazing effect you have achieved. I love the Mossy Meadow leaves too, in a gorgeous layout.

  8. Love the effect on your stamped images, Christine, your card is really has wow factor.

  9. Just gorgeous, Christine. Those tulips and leaves are stunning! I'm going to try this technique next time I get out the Timeless Tulips to play with. Thank you for the inspiration! x

  10. Such a gorgeous dramatic card and such a different size for you. It amazes me how you always come up with all the different techniques. Just love your card.

  11. I love the two tone effect you have created on the tulips and leaves. What a gorgeous card.