Wednesday 13 March 2024

Stampin' Up! Real Red


This week, is week  44 in the Colour Creations blog hop and this week we continue our journey through the existing Stampin' Up! core colours, working in alphabetical order. This week our feature colour is  Real Red, a member of the Regals family of colour and is a bright vivid red that to me invokes Love.

For my card this week I have had a play with another product from the current Mini  catalogue, the Adoring Hearts Hybrid Embossing folder along with a new Online Exclusive stamp set, Sweetly Scripted. I have teamed Real Red with the simple Black and White.

For the background a piece of the Rock and Roll Designer Series Paper has been embossed using only the embossing folder of the Hybrid bundle. Those little hearts are just too cute. 

Two methods have been used to create the hearts that have been adhered to the embossed piece of paper. The simplest way, used to create the solid Real Red heart, in the middle on the right side, is to simply emboss and cut a piece of Real Red card. The die consists of one large die with nine hearts and lots of smaller hearts and adornments. When using the large nine heart die with the embossing folder , it "locks"into place. Thus allowing you to emboss and cut at the same time. 

For the other five hearts Real Red ink is applied to the embossing folder using a brayer. The large multiple hearts die is then "locked" into place on the embossing folder and put through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine in one pass. This method creates die cut white hearts with accents in Real Red. 

This close up shows all the embossing in more detail.

The sentiment, from the new online exclusive Sweetly Scripted has been stamped in Black Memento on white card. Two strips of Real Red card that have been die cut using the longest of the Darling Details dies have been adhered to the edges of the sentiment panel. 

Finally a bow in Black and White Gingham and a few Black Adhesive Backed Sparkle Gems have been added.

Rather than leaving the inside of the card plain white, some of the left over embossed and coloured hearts have been added to the bottom edge. 

 Apologies for the blurriness. 

Next in tonight's blog hop is the talented  Sharon Davern. I look forward to seeing this week's beautiful creation. 

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 our host Catherine Proctor where you can see a full list of tonight's participants.

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As always enjoy your week.



  1. The Real Red ink looks beautiful, embossed into the white hearts, T. I really like your use of the marbled paper, embossed with the cute tiny hearts. How beautiful are the scripty sentiments in that stamp set? Your card is beautifully composed.

  2. Rachel Woollard13 March 2024 at 20:43

    Stunning card Theresa. I love the two different types of hearts on your card and the use of the greeting in the diagonal

  3. Such a traditional colour scheme, Thereasa, and one that is certainly a classic for a reason. Your card is certainly reminiscent of romantic love and it looks beautiful, especially with the scripty sentiments.

  4. A lovely anniversary card Theresa, the sentiment is wonderful (and kind of reminds me of Tic Tac Toe!)

  5. This is such a beautiful Anniversary card. I love all the different textures and the sentiment is fantastic! I really need to get those sentiments! Gorgeous card inside and out!