Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Stampin' Up! Balmy Blue


This week, week 6 in the Colour Creations blog hop we start our journey  featuring all of the Core Stampin' Up! colours, and this is to be done in alphabetical order. So that means that this week's feature colour is Balmy Blue.

 This week I have taken my colour inspiration from some of the beautiful Awash In Beauty DSP and teamed Balmy Blue with Granny Apple Green and Polished Pink. I have also decided to ink up the beautiful True Beauty stamp set which also has corresponding dies. In fact as soon as this Suite was available I ordered the all of it as I really love it. 

 My starting point for the card was to die cut some Basic White cardstock using the lattice die. I then retained all of the outer die cuts and put them back in place. Oh I should add that I used the Adhesive sheets to make it easier to adhere the lattice to the DSP that I have used behind it. This DSP is on what I would call the reverse side. It wasn't until I had finished this card that I realised I had actually used the paper upside down. Oops! You can definitely see it in the photo further down. 
I then added a piece of Vellum paper that I had stamped the "splatter" stamp from the  Colour and Contour stamp set and embossed the splotches with silver embossing powder. It was a bit hard to capture this in a photo. I then added an oval frame from the Fabulous Frames dies which was die cut using Basic White cardstock. You can also see those upside down flowers on the DSP. 

 I have then stamped the flowers in Balmy Blue, the leaves in Granny Green Apple and the Sprig in Polished Pink and then die cut them using their corresponding dies. I was able to easily adhere the vellum to the lattice background by applying the glue in places where the die cuts covered the glue. 
The sentiment has been stamped in Polished Pink and is also from the True Beauty stamp set. It has been die cut using a die from the Sending dies.  Finally I have added some Silver Simply Elegant Trim and a couple of Iridescent Pearls to the flower centres.
Next in tonight's blog hop is the lovely Rosa Leyden. I am sure as always she will create a beautiful card.  

If the "next" button link is not working or you would like to see a full list of participants then you can hop over to Cathy Proctor's blog where you can see a full list of tonight's participants.

Don't forget to pop back next week when when we will be featuring the next Core colour in our journey, Basic Gray.

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As always enjoy your week.



  1. The background of your card is beautiful Theresa and the pop of pink is stunning

  2. Rachel Woollard8 June 2022 at 20:47

    Sorry, forgot to leave my name for the previous comment

  3. Love the pop of pink, Theresa, against the soft Balmy Blue and white and that lattice die looks fantastic.

  4. What a great colour combo - the pink really pops. I love the lattice background, too. It's a great choice behind the flowers. I didn't even notice the upside down DSP until you mentioned it!

  5. A lovely card Theresa. Your layering of the Balmy Blue DSP under the lattice is amazing. The splattered vellum with the delightful flowers and oval frame is lovely. No-one will notice the upside down DSP. Xxx

  6. The background is fantastic, Theresa, love the lattice and choice of DSP. The layering on top is wonderful with pops of pinks and green with the blue flowers, lovely card.

  7. Beautiful card and I love that lattice background Theresa. Love the layered pieces particularly the splattered vellum and as others have mentioned that pop of pink is a great addition!

  8. Wow- what a fabulous background! I love how you created the "peekaboo" effect, so that beautiful DSP shows through (upside-down flowers and all ... it's lovely!). You've used colour beautifully on this card, my friend. I also like your use of a die-cut oval frame, to ground the lovely floral cluster. Beautifully done. x