Wednesday, May 4, 2022



Tonight's Colour Creations blog hop is the first in our new round, of sharing papercraft projects featuring Stampin' Up!'s colours.  Before we get in to the strictly alphabetical list of colours, we are showing off the five new In Colors introduced to Stampin' Up!'s range just this week.  Our first colour to share with you is Orchid Oasis, a purple-blue.

Unfortunately my photography (or, the light in my craft room at the time of taking my photos) doesn't show the true purple tones of this gorgeous colour.  I hope you'll still enjoy seeing what I have made!

The frame surrounding my main floral panel was created with the new Fabulous Frames Dies ... these are already becoming a go-to product in my craft space.  I actually cut the frame twice - once using a piece of new Perfectly Penciled DSP, and once using Orchid Oasis card.  I have used only the inner piece of the frame cut from the DSP.  Perfectly Penciled DSP is all black and white designs.  I used Stampin' Blends markers, to colour the floral piece.  The flowers are coloured in Orchid Oasis, with Dark So Saffron centres.  I first coloured the leaves with Parakeet Party Stampin' Blends, but decided the tones were too yellow, so I coloured over them with Granny Apple Green.  I coloured the background with my Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends marker.

The three fussy-cut floral sprays have been popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  Hopefully you can see from this closer shot that I added Wink of Stella to the flowers that are raised.

The sentiment, from Artfully Layered, was stamped in Orchid Oasis ink on Basic White card.  I used a new Stylish Shapes Die to create the banner, and added a double bow made from In Color Baker's Twine.

To the right-hand side of the frame, I added three In Color Matte Decorative Dots.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Diane Furniss.  If you click on the button below, you'll be taken to her blog:

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a list of all participants in this week's blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a wonderful job of co-ordinating our shares every week.

Listed below are the products I used to make this 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.

I hope you'll come back to visit my blog tomorrow;  I'll have a second Orchid Oasis card to share with you.

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  1. My goodness! I thought that ALL of the flowers were floating in the frame - the grey shading adds so much dimension! This is such a pretty card, Christine.

  2. WOW, I'm thinking that creeper is getting out of control Christine. What a mass of beautiful flowers.

  3. Absolutely stunning, Christine, your colouring is superb! I love everything about this card.

  4. Rachel Woollard04 May, 2022 20:48

    Stunning card Christine, all of your colouring and fussy cutting is amazing! Fantastic card.

  5. Wow, oh wow Christine - a gorgeous card. I love your colouring and the extra dimension of the extra flower sprays - just beautiful. When I first saw your card I thought it was a see through card in between the flowers but no, it was your colouring in gray- a delightful effect. Love it. Xxx

  6. This is a real wow factor card Christine, the flower look as though they are floating. I love it.

  7. Like Tina said my initial impression was that of a floating frame card but having read the description I now understand. Christine your colouring is just beautiful as is your fussy cutting and the Wink of Stella just adds another dimension.

  8. This is so pretty, Christine. At first glance, I thought you had stamped & coloured onto vellum, but then reading on, you have used the Smoky Slate blends around the edges and background. A fantastic card and I need to look closer at those Frames dies now!

  9. Stunning card Christine and the Smoky Slate colouring really provides depth to the flowers behind the frame. Snap on those Matte decorative dots - just adore them.

  10. Stunning card Christine and the Smoky Slate colouring adds depth to the flowers behind the frame. Snap on the Matte decorative dots - just adore those.

  11. Wow Christine, your card is stunning. I actually thought it was a window card as you had been able to create so much depth and dimension. Love your patience too fussy cutting all those perfectly coloured flowers and leaves.

  12. What a beautiful card Christine, and so much depth and dimension to your card with your colouring it is gorgeous! Love the frame as well it is perfect for your card!