Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Stampin' Up Tahitian Tide


Welcome to Week 5 of the new Colour Creations Blog Hop for 2022-2023. This week we are featuring another of the new In Colours and this time it is Tahitian Tide which is a gorgeous aqua colour.


Things are so crazy busy in our house this week so much so that  I wasn't actually sure that I was going to be able to partake in this weeks Colour Creations Blog Hop but then I thought why not use it to my advantage!. You see our daughter gets married this Friday, our son has to submit his final thesis of his 5 year University course this week and my husbands mother who lives interstate is turning 90 next week and we are traveling there for the party! But then I thought why not create a birthday card for her using Tahitian Tide!.

As she is a bird lover and I have created a gift for her featuring bird life I thought why not  create a card to go with the gift. Strange but true I still hadn't inked up Garden Birdhouses so I decided that this would be a good choice as the new Sweet Songbirds, cute as it is isn't really appropriate for a 90th!


I started by stamping a couple of the bird houses and the poles in Black Memento ink and then coloured them using Tahitian Tide, Granny Apple Green and Soft Suede Stampin Blends. I then stamped some of the grasses using Granny Apple Green. Then to soften the starkness of the Basic White background I lightly brushed some Tahitian Tide ink using a Blending Brush. I then die cut this image with one of the new Deckled Rectangle dies and sponged around the outside. I then mounted this on a piece of Tahitian Tide DSP that has been embossed using the Painted Texture embossing folder. This was then mounted on thick White cardstock.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and has been stamped in Versamark and then embossed in White. It has then been die cut using one of the Beautiful Shapes dies. 

 For a bit of bling I have added some Iridescent Pearls some of which I have coloured using the Tahitian Tide Stampin Blend. I have also added a bow using the Tahitian Tide Bakers Twine.

Since this was for a significant birthday I thought I had better decorate the inside of the card as well. 


As I have yet to purchase the new Alphabest Bundle I had to resort to using the long time retired Large Numbers Framelits, which I have die cut the numbers using some of the leftover Tahitian Tide DSP. I have then stamped one of the sentiments from the new Charming Sentiments stamp set and die cut it using the corresponding dies. How good is this bundle? No fussy cutting! Finally I have die cut a couple of what I would call star bursts, from the Sentiment Silhouette dies using some of the beautiful new In Colour Glimmer paper which is gorgeous and sparkly. Hopefully you can see that in my photo.

As well as cardmaking I also love to work with fabric, either quilt making or also machine embroidery. For my Mother In Laws 90th Birthday I have created a bird scene. As I know she won't see this blog, at 90 although she is on Facebook that's about where her technology ends, I thought I would share  a photo of it with you.

 I have to say that although I can see a couple of errors that have occurred in the stretching for the framing I am still happy with the end result as I am sure she will also be. 

Next in tonight's blog hop is the lovely Diane Furness. 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 starting our journey through the rest of the Colour Collections in alphabetical order, starting with Balmy Blue.

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As always enjoy your week.




  1. I think Granny Apple Green pairs beautifully with Tahitian Tide ... and I love birds and birdhouses, so this card is a real winner in my eyes! The sentiment looks fab white-embossed on Tahitian Tide, and the inside decoration is almost as impressive as that on the front, my friend! Beautiful, special card for this special occasion ... and the gift you created is gorgeous. Big week in your family's life! x

  2. Gosh, you have been busy!! Your card is fabulous - the bird houses look wonderful. Your embroidered piece is sure to be loved.

  3. Rachel Woollard1 June 2022 at 21:06

    Stunning Tahitian Tide birdhouses, Theresa

  4. Theresa you have so many exciting things happening in your life! Love your card so much and I also adore that bird embroidery! I hope all of your celebrations go really well.

  5. Wow, what an amazing handmade gift and those little bird houses are the perfect stamps to create a card to match! I haven't seen too many cards using this set, so it's wonderful to see. You sure have some wonderful family genes making it into their 90s!

  6. What a lovely card Theresa for a 90th birthday. I'm sure they are going to love it as much as I do.

  7. Theresa your bird houses are beautifully coloured and I love how you softened the background with ink and blending brushes. The addition of the sparkly ‘star bursts’ did cuts inside your card. Your embroidered birds look amazing! I hope everything went well and enjoy your trip interstate for your MIL 90th.

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