Wednesday, February 7, 2024



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is all about Petal Pink.  I moan about this colour sometimes, because I don't particularly like the orange undertones, but I love how my card turned out.  I have had some more fun with the Sending Love bundle, that I used for my Colour Creations card last week.

I've used a little creative licence, to have a Petal Pink cloudy sky background (courtesy of Lighter Than Air Designer Series Paper).  I sponged the DSP panel with Petal Pink ink, around the edges, before matting it on a layer of Petal Pink card.

Using Petal Pink ink, I stamped what I think of as the "airmail" stamp down the left-hand side of the cloudy DSP.  In Basic Gray ink on Petal Pink card, I stamped the cluster of hearts, and die-cut them, before adding them to the "airmail" strip.  Please excuse the gluey remnants around the hearts ... I'll be cleaning those up, now that I can see them in my photos!

I used the Stippled Roses stamp set for the long sentiment.  After stamping it in Versamark ink on Basic Gray card, I white heat-embossed it.  I cut it out using the longer sentiment label from the Sending Dies collection, and snipped off the left-hand end to sit flush with the front of my card.

The round sentiment was stamped in Basic Gray ink on Basic White card.  I coloured the hearts with Petal Pink Stampin' Blends markers.  The little bird was coloured with Pool Party Stampin' Blends (and with a touch of Pumpkin Pie on its beak, thanks to the fine tip of the Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write marker).  

I stamped the mailbox in Basic Gray ink on Basic White card, and coloured it using Stampin' Blends in Petal Pink, Pool Party and Smoky Slate.  I also used the Color Lifter to add a slightly weathered look to the post and the inside of the mailbox.

The cute little envelope was stamped in Basic Gray ink on a scrap of Sunny Days Designer Series Paper (a Sale-A-Bration freebie), then die cut.  I sponged the edges with Petal Pink ink, and added a Pool Party Adhesive-Backed Heart.

Below the mailbox, I added a bush die-cut from Granny Apple Green card, and some Parakeet Party grass.  I couldn't resist adding some sweet Adhesive-Backed Flowers (from the same pack as the heart adorning the envelope).

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Tina Gillespie:

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 Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a fantastic job of co-ordinating our Colour Creations shares, year-round.

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.  NB:  The Sunny Days DSP cannot be bought (the price next to it is indicative of value).  You can get it for FREE if you spend over $90 on catalogue product before the end of this month.

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  1. Cute card Christine. I love all of the tiny details. The DSP envelope and the tiny flowers are so sweet

  2. Another adorable card using this super cute bundle! The pops of Pool Party look great with the pinks and greys. I'm glad that I'm not the only one that moans about using Petal Pink!

  3. A delightful card Christine. The Petal Pink sky is gorgeous as is your pink letter box. The letterbox stamped on DSP is wonderful and I love the way you have used the hearts and flowers embellishments. Gorgeous layering. xxx

  4. Oh such a lovely version of this card. In fact I love the subtleness of it. Even though you moan about Petal Pink which I get, the card is just beautiful. Those Adhesive flowers are just perfect in the grass.

  5. Another adorable version using this bundle. I have to say, those adhesive flowers are totally gorgeous! I love the colouring of the post and the use of the colour lifter to add more texture, very effective, Christine.

  6. Your card is just.adorable Christine. The grey coloured post and all the different elements including the stamped envelope on DSP are all fabulous.

  7. Very sweet card Christine, love the heart on the back of the envelope.