Wednesday, August 3, 2022



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is all about Coastal Cabana, a light greeny-blue.  I've teamed it with Fresh Freesia and Basic White, for a feminine birthday card:

Starting off with a Coastal Cabana card base, I added a layer of Coastal Cabana card on which I'd stamped Tropical Hideaway in Coastal Cabana ink.  I sponged around the edges of this panel with Coastal Cabana ink as well.

After cutting a slightly smaller panel of Thick Basic White card, I ran it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine with a Picture This Die.  I then embossed it using a Let's Celebrate embossing folder.  These folders are smaller than standard embossing folders, so it was necessary to emboss the top half of the white piece first, then run it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine a second time after re-positioning the embossing folder, to emboss the bottom half of the card panel.

I used Harvest Dies to cut a couple of bunches of lavender-like sprigs from Basic White card.  Using Stampin' Write Markers in Granny Apple Green, Fresh Freesia and Coastal Cabana, I coloured the stems and flower heads.  I then tucked these in between the Basic White and Coastal Cabana card layers, so the flowers and stems poked out through a couple of the die-cut holes.

The sentiment, from Amazing Year, was white heat-embossed on Coastal Cabana card, and cut out using a Designer Tags Die.  I embellished the card with a Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon bow, a Fresh Freesia Loose Flower Flourish, and some rhinestones that I coloured with my Light Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Marker.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Sharon Davern.  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 comprehensive list of who's taking part in this week's blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a fantastic job of co-ordinating our Colour Creations blog hops, all year.

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
Heat Tool
Harvest Dies


  1. Rachel Woollard03 August, 2022 20:21

    Beautiful card Christine, I love the pop of Fresh Freesia in your card and th eway that you have threaded the lavender through the holes.

  2. Oh how cute do your sprigs of lavender look poking through the hole! Fresh Freesia looks so soft with Coastal Cabana - so lovely to see you do a feminine card, Christine.

  3. Such a great idea to thread the sprigs through the layers of your gorgeous card. The little pops of Freesia look wonderful with the white and Coastal Cabana.

  4. What a lovely card, I love the sprigs threaded through the circles.

  5. They really do look like Lavender sprigs peeping through the holes. such a great idea to die cut them in white and then colour them. Such a pretty feminine card when I thought for sure you would create a masculine one!

  6. Well I was not expecting a more feminine card! LOL! Gorgeous I love the stamping behind the peekaboo holes and the Fresh Freesia pop of colour is lovely and I love the way you have threaded it through the holes! What a great card!

  7. A lovely feminine card Christine. A great idea to colour die cut lavender sprigs. There are so many lovely details- the embossed background, the pop of Fresh Freesia including the lavender & ribbon; the stamping behind the die cut holes; showing the stamped edge beyond the white card-front. All gorgeous. Xxx

  8. Christine I love how you threaded those lovely diecuts through the holes in your card panel. You are very clever. I also love the snippets of the background stamp coming thought too. Lots to look at again this week. :)

  9. So much to look at on your card, Christine, from the background stamping behind the circles to the pretty lavender, dry embossing and the designer tag. Your bows are so beautifully tied too!