Wednesday, July 3, 2024



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is all about Berry Burst, a beautiful vibrant reddish/purplish pink (how's that for a description? LOL) in Stampin' Up!'s range.

 Basic White die-cuts created with the Perennial Postage Dies created some canvasses for my stamped images, using floral stamps from the Thoughtful Expressions stamp set.

Each piece was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then coloured using Stampin' Blends markers.  The leaves were coloured with Lemon Lime Twist and Pretty Peacock, and the flowers with Berry Burst and Bubble Bath.

The splatters in the background were created by flicking the brush tips of my Stampin' Blends markers against the inside of the open lid.  I used Bubble Bath, Berry Burst and Basic Black markers for this.

Brushed Brass Butterflies adorn a couple of the panels.  Each Perennial Postage die-cut is mounted on a layer of Basic Black card.

I used the Light Berry Burst Stampin' Blends marker to colour some Basic Black & Very Vanilla Large Check Ribbon, before making a bow.  Mini Glue Dots work well to secure bows to a card.

The sentiment on my card is from the Best Family Ever stamp set, and it's stamped in Berry Burst ink.

Here's a closer look at the background stamping.  The Berry Burst panel is Delightful Floral Designer Series Paper (an Online Exclusive product).  In Berry Burst ink, I repeatedly stamped a flower outline all over the DSP.  After sponging the edges with Berry Burst ink, I mounted it on a slightly larger piece of Basic Black card, then a Thick Basic White card base.

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

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a comprehensive 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 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 have used the Perennial Postage dies so well on this vibrant and rich card. I love the layout, background stamping on the DSP< the splatters and the colour combination too. What a stunning card!

  2. Rachel Woollard03 July, 2024 20:24

    Gorgeous card Christine, I love your postage stamps. The images you chose fit perfectly on the die cuts. Lovely colouring and great splattering

  3. A beautiful card Christine. I love your arrangement of postage stamp shapes with your stamped, coloured images and stamped background DSP. A great colour combo. Gorgeous. xxx

  4. Diane Furniss04 July, 2024 09:58

    Beautiful card Christine, I love the postage stamp look.

  5. Theresa Gerrard04 July, 2024 11:59

    Such a beautiful card my dear. Love how you have chosen to feature the smaller images from this stamp set which are often overlooked in place of the larger ones and the Perennial Postage dies were the perfect choice. As always you have come up with a great way to create matching ribbon. Love this!

  6. Your card is so pretty! I love that you've stamped the different images onto the Perennial Postage dies and gorgeous colour palette.

  7. What a beautiful piece of art, Christine. Each section is like an art piece and they all come together perfectly. Love thew tone on tone background stamping, the splatters and pretty colour combination.

  8. Each little postage stamp reminds me of an individual canvas. They are very cute and splatters are the perfect finishing touch.