Wednesday, October 27, 2021



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is all about Highland Heather.  Whilst I'm really not a lover of purple, I do like this soft, pretty, purple (and Stampin' Up!'s embellishments that are colour co-ordinated).

The only stamping on my card is the sentiment.  I've let the gorgeous Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper take centre stage.  Both the main floral panel, and the two vertical strips at the side of it, are from this paper pack.

The "reeds" at the left of the card were cut using Harvest Dies, and Highland Heather card.  I used a Blending Brush to add a little Highland Heather ink to the tops of the stems.

The sentiment, from Inspired Thoughts, was stamped in Highland Heather ink on Basic White card, and cropped with the Messages Die.  I used my Stamparatus, to repeat the stamping of the sentiment, so it was bolder than with just one impression.  The sentiment label is mounted on a slightly smaller piece of Highland Heather card.  I couldn't help but use some gorgeous Pastel Pearls on my card.

I adhered a scalloped border die-cut in Basic White card (cut using a Penned Flowers Die) to the bottom of my card front.  Once I had stuck down the border, and the die-cut stems, I wrapped a length of Highland Heather shimmery grosgrain ribbon around the panel.  I added a bow made from the same ribbon, to finish off my card.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Rachel Woollard.  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 who's taking part in our Highland Heather blog hop, head on over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a great job every week of co-ordinating our Colour Creations blog hops.

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 I will be sharing another card I made with Highland Heather as the focus.  I hope you will come back to visit!

Product List
Messages Die
Harvest Dies


  1. These two DSP patterns work really well together on your gorgeous card, Christine, and the ribbon, Highland Heather reeds and pearls bring the whole thing together beautifully!

  2. Rachel Woollard27 October, 2021 20:36

    Beautiful card Christine, I love the Highland Heather reeds and the teeny tiny bow is so cute!

  3. Quite lovely Christine. I like the way the paper is the focal point. The 'reeds' actually remind me of lavender, which is looking & smelling quite wonderful in the garden at the moment.

  4. I love this DSP so much. The colours are just so pretty and your 2 together really work so well. With Lavender being one of my favourite flowers, it just reminds me of how mine are going to look again next year. As I cut them right back this year.

  5. Gorgeous card, Christine, I totally agree that this paper does all the work for us! It's so pretty and I love how you added the Harvest die cuts to the side and the pearls on the other.

  6. It's not often that you use vertical strips of DSP on your cards, but I love how you've used them today. They really emphasise the height of the die cut reeds. A really pretty card.

  7. So pretty, so soft and feminine. Christine this card is just lovely.