Wednesday, May 25, 2022



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is showcasing Sweet Sorbet, a new red in Stampin' Up!'s colour range.  It is a bright pinkish-red that is one of the five In Colors for 2022-2024.

I've gone back to my early cardmaking days, revisiting an old favourite colour combination.  I used to use red, kraft and vanilla together a lot.  Sweet Sorbet, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla are the dominant colours/tones on my card, created with the beautiful Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper.

I have used an edge piece of the rose-patterned paper, and fussy cut around the design.  I coloured the flowers in Light and Dark Sweet Sorbet Stampin' Blends, Dark Sweet Sorbet and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends, and Light Natural Tones Stampin' Blends.  The leaves were coloured using Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends, and I have used the Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends marker to edge the cut piece, and colour in the spaces around the flowers and leaves.  

My card base is Crumb Cake, with a thin Sweet Sorbet mat around a Very Vanilla card layer that I embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder (and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink).  I used a Deckled Rectangle Die to cut a piece of  "note paper", and edged the left hand side with a Blossoming Happiness Die, that creates a spiral note pad look.  

The sentiment, from Blessings of Home, was stamped in Sweet Sorbet ink on a scrap of the "note paper".  I cut it out using a smaller Deckled Rectangle Die, and further cropped the length by running it back through the Stampin' Cute & Emboss machine once I'd repositioned the die to cut a bit off the Deckled Rectangle.  I sponged around the edges with Crumb Cake ink.

In this corner, you can see the Timeworn Type embossed background, and a peek of the note pad-look border down the left hand side of the lined paper piece.

I cut a length of Natural Finish Ribbon in half, lengthways (it's a little too wide for my liking), to create a bow.  A single outline leaf, cut from Crumb Cake card using a Cottage Flowers Die, and some Sweet Sorbet Matte Decorative Dots, provided the finishing touches to my card.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Rosa Leyden.   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 full list of all participants in this week's blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a fantastic job every week of co-ordinating our Colour Creations shares.

Listed below are all 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've made another Sweet Sorbet floral card, that I will share on my blog tomorrow.  I hope you'll come back, to take a look!

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  1. I love this card, I could have sworn those roses were on vellum. They are beautiful.

  2. Rachel Woollard25 May, 2022 20:31

    Gorgeous shabby chic card Christine, love your traditional colour scheme

  3. I love that notepaper background for the gorgeous roses. Beautiful card, Christine.

  4. I love the vintage vibe of your stunning card, Christine. Red, kraft and vanilla look so good together on your card and i love the way you've beautifully combined so many different products.

  5. Your vintage card is so beautiful. Crumb Cake seems to be a popular choice to pair with Sweet Sorbet, and no wonder, they look amazing together.

  6. I love love your vintage inspired card Christine. All the elements have been put together with care from the Timeworn EF to the Linen ribbon. Lovely!

  7. This is so gorgeous, Christine. Love the vintage vibes and the red flowers around the card pop beautifully.
    Hugs, Di

  8. what a beautiful card Christine. I love it. so well balanced.

  9. Oh, those big bold roses are stunning and the way you've sponged the edges to age the paper is beautiful. Loving the note paper with the Blossoming edge die. Gorgeous card, Christine.

  10. Fabulous colour scheme Christine. One of my favourites, especially at Christmas time. Your card is stunning. There is so much to take in as there are so many layers. Thanks for introducing me to the beautiful deckled edge dies. They may now be on my list!!!

  11. As always there are so many lovely little details to love about your card but I think my favourite on this one is the use of the "notepaper" DSP. It's subtle yet effective. As always your colouring is just beautiful.