Wednesday, July 27, 2022



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is all about Cherry Cobbler, Stampin' Up!'s dark red.  Although I was tempted to add to my Christmas card stash, I decided to stay in my comfort zone of a card with a masculine "bent".  I have teamed Cherry Cobbler with a couple of greys, and black and white, and created this card featuring the Celebrate With Tags bundle:

I stamped a few balloons in Cherry Cobbler ink, colouring direct to the rubber for the strings - using my Basic Black and Basic Gray Stampin' Write Markers.  One balloon was inked in Smoky Slate, and one in Basic Gray, ink (using my Basic Black marker for the strings before stamping).

The Smoky Slate card layer (matted onto Basic Black) has been stamped, using Smoky Slate ink and a stamp from Celebrate With Tags.  I sponged around the edges of this panel with Smoky Slate ink.

After cutting a Deckled Rectangle piece of Cherry Cobbler card, I embossed it using a Let's Celebrate embossing folder.  One of my favourite parts of this card is that the stamped sentiment (from Artistically Inked) is in the same font as the embossed words (at the top of the Cherry Cobbler panel).  It's not just colour co-ordination that Stampin' Up! excels at!

I added a Basic Black twine bow to the balloon strings, and a few Matte Black Dots to the Basic Gray DSP panel (also cut with a Deckled Rectangle Die).  

After stamping the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on Basic White card, I cut it out using my new favourite Labels Aglow Die.  From Basic Black card, I die-cut three more of the labels, and stacked them with the Basic White one on top, to give a little dimension without bulk.

I added a few more die-cut candles to the inside of the card.  Please forgive the poor photography ... I couldn't get the card to stay open as I would normally photograph it.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Kathryn Ruddick.  Click on the button below to go straight to her blog:

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

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


  1. Christine, you eagle eyed beaver! That is so cool that the stamped sentiment is in the same font as the embossed words – I never would have noticed this if you hadn't pointed it out. Once again, a wonderful masculine card from you!

  2. Another great card Christine, and I love how you have used that folder.

  3. Another amazing masculine card Christine. So love your layering with stamping on the grey and the embossed Cherry Cobbler deckled panel as well as the die cut candles both on the front and the card inner. Your balloons with markered strings are special too. Xxx

  4. Rachel Woollard27 July, 2022 21:58

    Lots of beautiful elements on your card Christine, the balloons are very sweet and the embossed layers add beautiful texture to your card and the candles inside the card are perfect. Lovely card.

  5. You are the queen of masculine cards Christine! This card is superb - and I totally love that colour scheme - I never would have thought to put Cherry Cobbler with the two greys! Amazing!

  6. Great card Christine, I love the way the EF and stamped image are the same font. I have never noticed this before.

  7. As always a fabulous masculine card! and I am pleased to see that you didn't create a Christmas card! I've been holding off purchasing that embossing folder duo but that might have to change! Same goes for the stamp bundle as I do love balloons. As always it's the little elements that take your cards to the next level like the stamping on the Smokey Slate background.

  8. How clever to notice the matching fonts! Your card is fabulous - a great mix of Cherry Cobbler, black and grey.

  9. You are the Queen of the masculine card, another great card Christine and how cool that the Happy Birthday stamp is the same as the embossing folder! Nice touch! Love the elements and the candles they all go so well together!

  10. I never know where to look with your cards Christine as there are always so many layers and textures. It really is your signature style. Your more masculine card is just terrific.

  11. Oh, I hadn't noticed that the fonts in the stamps and TIEF matched, what a great surprise. I love how you create masculine cards so easily and this is another great colour combination!