Wednesday, March 30, 2022



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is focussing on Shaded Spruce, a bright, bold green in Stampin' Up!'s Regals colour family.

My favourite Pierced Blooms Dies are retiring when our current Annual Catalogue finishes at the beginning of May.  I LOVE these dies, and feel pretty sad about them leaving Stampin' Up!'s range.  A little bouquet of flowers forms the focal point of my card, against a Stitched Greenery background.

Because of the intensity of this green, I have used lots of white and black in my card design.  A few pops of Bumblebee help to lighten it a little.  Here's a close-up of some of the gorgeous detail provided by the Stitched Greenery Die, and the Pierced Blooms Dies:

I used a Scalloped Contours Die to cut a gingham panel, from Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.  Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon was used to make the little bow.

The only stamping on my card is the sentiment, from Many Happenings.  I used Shaded Spruce ink to stamp it on Basic White card, and the Messages Die to cut it out.  Mini Stampin' Dimensionals raise the sentiment above the flower stems, and a couple of Holiday Rhinestones add a finishing touch:

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Andrea Sargent.    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 the blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a great job every week of co-ordinating our Colour Creations 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.

Product List
Messages Die


  1. What a wonderful card to farewell the Pierced Blooms Dies, Christine. I love the double gingham on your card and the contrast of the pop of yellow against the Shaded Spruce.

  2. Love the layering on your card Christine and Bumblebee is a pretty complementary colour to Shaded Spruce. Very pretty!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Christine, I love the different DSPs and those beautiful Stitched Blooms and the Stitched Greenery background are stunning!

  4. Such a gorgeous card and you have toned down a rather bold green nicely. Every time I see that gingham DSP I have major regrets not purchasing it and who would have thought to use the Hemstitch Greenery die as well as the Pierced Blooms together but they look fabulous in your card.

  5. This card is just so sweet Christine. I too am extremely sad that my absolute favourite Pierced Blooms die set is retiring (sigh), but you have given it a last hoorah with your gorgeous card. I love how you’ve used black and white with Shaded Spruce and a pop of Bumblebee. A sweet little sentiment die cut balance your card design perfectly.