Wednesday, May 8, 2024



Welcome to week 2 of our new round of Colour Creations blog hops, featuring new In Colors from Stampin' Up!  This week we are showcasing Petunia Pop, a gorgeous purpleish-pink.  I couldn't go past the lush patterned paper in the Unbounded Beauty Designer Series Paper pack.  Both the striped and floral papers on my card are from this pack.

Warning:  there's LOTS of Petunia Pop on my card this week! 😄

Here are some closer pics, of the details.

Firstly, the cluster of flowers was created with the Flowers of Beauty bundle.  I stamped the flower outlines in Petunia Pop ink, on Basic White card.  I then inked up the "fill in" floral stamp with Petunia Pop ink, and stamped it off onto scrap paper before stamping the details inside the flower outlines.  I inked the detail stamp each time, stamped it off, then stamped it on to the Basic White card.  The three flowers were cut out with the co-ordinating die.  Another die from the Flowers of Beauty set was used to cut two leafy sprays from Basic Black card.

For the flower centres, I chose 2024-2026 In Color Shimmer Gems.  These beauties are very pale, so I used the Dark Petunia Pop Stampin' Blends marker to make them stand out more.

I used Petunia Pop ink to sponge the edges of both the striped and floral papers, then adhered them to a mat of Petunia Pop card (and a thin mat of Basic Black card, glued to the Thick Basic White card base).  A thin strip of Petunia Pop Glimmer Paper runs down the join between the two patterned papers.

The sentiment was created using the Unbounded Love bundle.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White card, then cut it out using the scalloped oval label die.  I cut a second one from Petunia Pop Glimmer Paper, and inserted the Basic White piece inside the glimmery frame after I'd added some Petunia Pop ink with a Blending Brush.

Even more glitz was added, in the form of black Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems.  A bow of Petunia Pop Bordered Ribbon finished off the design.

I just love the floral paper, so added a little strip inside the card (after sponging the edges of the paper with Petunia Pop ink):

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Kathryn Ruddick:

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 stellar job of co-ordinating our Colour Creations shares, year round.

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.

I have made a second card featuring Petunia Pop ... it will be on my blog tomorrow!

Product List


  1. Your card is so sparkly and pretty! The pops of glitter and black are awesome with Petunia Pop.

  2. Christine, the drama of Black with Petunia Pop is wonderful. So many details combine to create a wonderful card xxx

  3. Theresa Gerrard09 May, 2024 11:40

    Wow what a great card to feature Petunia Pop and the paper choice is beautiful. The hint of black adds a lovely dramatic effect and the peeper of glimmer paper looks fabulous.

  4. You've created a lot of texture with your layered flowers on the background paper Christine. Love the glimmer edging!

  5. Christine, you have embraced Petunia Pop with a passion and I love it! The addition of touches of glimmer paper and black only add to the drama of your stunning card.

  6. A stunning card Christine that showcases Petunia Pop to perfection. I love all the texture and interest and the inclusion of the black leaves really adds some drama.

  7. Wow, those black dramatic leaves look amazing with your Petunia Pop flowers. The glimmer paper is lovely for sparkle along with the gems, beautiful.

  8. The black and glitter with the petunia pop, it adds a lot of drama and pop to the card.

  9. Oh wow! You've certainly have showcased Petunia Pop so well! I love that you've used that gorgeous glimmer specialty paper and the addition of the sparkle gems, we all need some glitter in our projects! Beautiful card!