Wednesday, September 22, 2021



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is all about Flirty Flamingo ... a coral pink that I very seldom use. I have to say, though,  I LOVE how it looks on the card I have made!

Firstly, I am in love with the background I created, using a Plenty of Patterns Decorative Mask, and a Blending Brush, applying Flirty Flamingo ink on a panel of Flirty Flamingo card.  I intentionally made the pattern darker at the top, and lighter at the bottom, of the panel.  Using a sponge dauber, I inked the edges of this piece of card.

On a piece of Basic White card, I stamped the focal image in Basic Gray card.  After cropping it with a Stitched So Sweetly Die, I went to work with Stampin' Blends markers, in Flirty Flamingo and Smoky Slate.  I die-cut the leafy overlay from Basic Gray card, and added "HUGS" cut from Flirty Flamingo card, with Foam Adhesive Sheet used to attach the letters.  It was not until I saw this close up photo on my computer screen that I saw how "feathery" the foam adhesive looks.  Please ignore that!

I die cut a few extra flowers, and open leaves, to finish decorating the front of the card.  The "sending you" part of the sentiment was stamped in Basic Gray ink on a scrap of Basic White card, and the "thinking of you", placed at the bottom of the card front, was stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink on a piece of Flirty Flamingo card.  I scattered some Elegant Faceted Dots on the card front to finish.

Here's a closer view of the stencilled background, and added detail, at the top of the card:

... and the bottom of the card:

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Sharon Davern.  If you click on the button below, you will be taken to her blog:

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a comprehensive list of everyone taking part in this week's Colour Creations blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a great job every week of co-ordinating our shares.

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 your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Tomorrow on my blog I will be sharing a second Flirty Flamingo card I made, using the "bits" left over from the decision-making process that went into tonight's card.

Product List


  1. Christine, if ever I saw a wow card, this is it! What an incredible card - you've really knocked it out of the park this week, my friend!

  2. What a fantastic card Christine, I love the masking and blending brush background. I really need to get the Sending Hugs Bundle. Really lovely card!

  3. Your masked background is beautiful, Christine, at first glance I thought it was the Sweet Symmetry DSP! I love this colour combination and the Sending Hugs Bundle looks amazing with your softly coloured flowers.

  4. A gorgeous card Christine. I love your stencilled background with the darker to lighter variation. Your colour combo is great - pink and grey go so well together and you have used them beautifully with your colouring and layers. I have this bundle on my list but after seeing your card it is certainly moving higher. Xxx

  5. Oh WOW, this card is amazing Christine! All those beautiful layers and the dimension come together so beautifully with this colour scheme. You have made so many great things with this bundle. I don't think I can resist it much longer!

  6. Your card is gorgeous Christine and I love the masked background and the layering on the front panel especially the added die cuts to add dimension.

  7. Too clever with the background Christine, I also thought it was the DSP! I couldn't work out why it was two colours till I read on.

  8. Your stencilled background looks amazing - I love the ombre effect. The layering over the top is pretty wonderful, too.

  9. What a lovely heartwarming card Christine. I love the stamped image and die cut overlay - very pretty. You cannot go wrong with pinks and grey.

  10. Pink and grey always look so lovely together and especially in your lovely card. The masked background is a perfect compliment to the feature "Hugs"panel. Just subtle enough but also very pretty in it's own way

  11. An amazing card! The layering and masked background. Everything! Just wow. I love the die cut over the stamped image.

  12. Christine your blended background is stunning. I actually thought it was a piece of designer series paper. I love all the layers to your beautiful card and the colour palette is just so pretty too. The two tones of grey work so well with Flirty Flamingo.