Wednesday 12 June 2024

Stampin' Up! Azure Afternoon



Welcome to a Week 7 of the Colour Creations Showcase blog hop. This week we start our journey through the remaining Stampin' Up! core colours, working in alphabetical order, starting with the vibrant Azure Afternoon. Azure Afternoon is a vivid blue that sits between Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight on the colour wheel.

This week the bundle that I have chosen to feature is an online exclusive one, Filled With Fun, and the colours I have teamed Azure Afternoon with are Blueberry Bushel and Lemon Lime Twist. Against white this colour combination is lovely and fresh and crisp.

 I actually had lots of fun creating this card using stamping and then die cutting. All of the elements of the cart except the flag banner have been stamped in either azure Afternoon, Blueberry Bushel or Lemon Lime Twist. For the flag banner I die cut it using white card and then coloured it alternating Lemon Lime Twist and Azure Afternoon Stampin' Blends. For the balloon strings I adhered the cardstock to Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets before die cutting them to make it easier to stick to the card base. 

All of the stamped die cuts have then been adhered to a piece of White card that has been embossed using one of the Basics 3D embossing folders, another online exclusive product. 

Unusual for me but I have actually stamped the sentiment directly onto the background. Usually I like to stamp the sentiment onto an additional piece of card and then mount that, just in case it's not quite right. 

All of this has then been mounted onto a piece of Azure Afternoon Designer Series Paper. 

Blueberry Bushel Tinsel Gems have been added to the wheels and Lemon Lime Twist to the banner on the cart. Azure Afternoon Rainbow Adhesive Backed Dots have been added to the other banner in the right corner. 

For the inside of the card I have used one of the stamps meant to be used with the card and masked off the bits that I didn't want, and stamped the cake in Azure Afternoon and coloured some of it using a Lemon Lime Twist Stampin Blend. I had a small strip of the paper used on the outside of the card so it fitted perfectly between the two cakes. 

Next in tonight's blog hop is the talented fancy fold queen Sharon Davern. I look forward to seeing her lovely creation this week.

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As always enjoy your week.




  1. Super-cute card, and a great colour combination, T! I really love how you used Stampin' Blends to add colour to the die-cut banners. Balloons, banners, hearts and gems - what's not to love?! Fun way to decorate the inside, too.

  2. Rachel Woollard12 June 2024 at 21:08

    Such a fun card Theresa, I love your colour scheme


  3. Theresa, your card is certainly "Filled With Fun", and I love your bright and happy colour combination of Azure Afternoon with are Blueberry Bushel and Lemon Lime Twist. The use of stamping and blends has worked really well.

  4. Such a cute card Theresa. A cart full of balloons and party banner certainly makes a fun card! I like how you have used the thatched embossing folder for the mat.

  5. Love your colour palette Theresa. It's so fresh and vibrant! The flag banner is so cute and perfect colouring in with the Blends. Your card is adorable.

  6. Great colour combination for this really fun card, Theresa.Love the addition of the banners. For a minute I thought you had fussy cut those cakes on the inside ;)

  7. A great colour combo, very bright and fun.