Wednesday, August 16, 2023



This week's Colour Creations blog hop features Calypso Coral, a pinky-orange that I don't gravitate towards often, but love the brightness of!  I couldn't resist showcasing some of the gorgeous soon-to-be-released Garden Walk Designer Series Papers, that feature Calypso Coral.  The papers, and the co-ordinating Modern Garden stamp set I have used, will be available to purchase from 6th September.  

I have used three different patterned papers from the Garden Walk DSP pack.  On Basic White card, I stamped three flowers in Calypso Coral ink - first stamping the solid flower image "stamped off", then over-stamping the inner detail full strength.  I stamped leaves in Garden Green ink, stamped off because I thought full strength looked too dark.  After fussy-cutting the flowers and leaves together, I glued two of them down, and adhered the middle flower on Stampin' Dimensionals, to sit over the Calypso Coral Braided Linen Trim (also available 6th September).

The sentiment was stamped in Calypso Coral ink, after I'd stamped a few tiny flowers and leaves (stamped off to give a more subtle impression) around it.  I used the Double Oval Punch to punch out the sentiment, and the mat behind it.  The scalloped oval was punched from a piece of Garden Green paper from the Fresh As A Daisy DSP pack.  I inked the edges of this outer oval with Garden Green ink.

Here's a closer look at the paper that I think is my favourite design in the Garden Walk DSP pack.  Isn't it pretty?  I added some Calypso Coral Ombre Matte Decorative Dots to a few flower centres on the paper, leaving my stamped flowers with white centres to pop a bit more.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Theresa Gerrard.  If you click on the image below, you'll be taken to her blog:

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a full list of participants in this week's blog hop, head over to Tina Gillespie's blog.  Tina has stepped in to co-ordinate our Colour Creations blog hop this week.

Listed below are the current Stampin' Up! products I used on my card.  As the new products aren't available to purchase until 6th September (unless you are, or become, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator), I can't yet link to those.  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
Paper Snips


  1. A really sweet card, Christine. I love the placement of the different papers with the flowers layered over the top. The floral paper is so pretty!

  2. A beautiful card, Christine. I haven’t focussed on this bundle in the coming catty - my eyes were only for Christmas goodies. I love your choices of DSP with the stamped flowers layered on top and the CC linen braid. Gorgeous. xxx

  3. Theresa Gerrard16 August, 2023 21:42

    I agree that main paper you have used is also my favourite from the Garden Walk pack. Such a pretty card with so many lovely elements. The added flowers gives another dimension and I loooove that ribbon.

  4. What a beautiful card, Christine. These papers are so super pretty, and I love how you chose 3 designs to showcase in this layout. That braided Linen Trim looks lovely and soft too!

  5. Christina I couldn’t agree with you more about that floral pattern being very pretty. The 2-step stamped flowers are pretty along with the braided linen trim. Lovely card xo

  6. Great showcase of Calypso Coral and new catalogue products Christine. Might need to add some of these to my next pre-order!