Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue - Week 2 AWH Blog Hop



A very warm welcome (from arctic Melbourne) to everyone joining this week for the new 2021-22 blog hop with the Art With Heart team. It is week 2 and Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue is the colour in the spotlight this week. 

This colour belongs to the Subtles colour family and a light blue that’s not too pale or bright.

Balmy Blue

I’m in need of more birthday cards for my stash so have taken the opportunity to make one for the blog but will make a few more. The Butterfly Brilliance bundle takes centre stage for this card where the butterflies have been stamped using VersaMark on Vellum paper and heat embossed with White embossing powder. The sentiment also heat embossed on Basic Black card stock - the same greeting I’ve used in a recent previous post.


The Basic White card stock base is layered with Subtles DSP Assortments in Balmy Blue and I have run my scissors along the edge to give it a distressed look. 

The next layer on top is Balmy Blue card stock cut using a scalloped die from Stitched So Sweetly set. The sentiment is also cut from the same die set. The scalloped panel was then run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine sever times using a die from Brilliant Wings die set that added textured cuts to the card which you can hopefully see in the close up pic.


I have added a double bow using Linen thread and the silver Simply Elegant Trim. The silver trim is lovely to use and holds shape nicely.

To finish the card I have embellished it with some Matte Black adhesive dots and Opal rounds.


Thank you so much for stopping by this week and hope you enjoy the remaining blog hop and some more inspiration from the next participant, the talented Fiona Ryan.



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12 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this is just dreamy, Rosa. I love the butterflies white-embossed on vellum, and am a big fan of the die that cuts those hash patterns in card. Everything is beautifully put together.

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  2. A lovely shabby chic card Rosa. The blue is a lovely background for the vellum butterflies.

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  3. Rosa I'm loving the vintage vibe you are channelling with this card - it is stunning1

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  4. So very beautiful, Rosa. The vellum butterflies are gorgeous, and that bow is perfection!

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  5. I don't usually state favourites, but this one would have to be my personal fav for this blog hop. I am in awe of your layering and ability to make your card pop. Well done xox

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  6. I am loving the style of your card this week. Very shabby chic!

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  7. Oh Rosa, this is just beautiful! I love it so much and I think I might just have to case it if you don't mind. The layout is gorgeous and I love the vintage/ shabby chic look and the embossed vellum butterflies are gorgeous!

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  8. Ooh I love those embossed butterflies on vellum, so adorable. The distressed DSP and the layout are fabulous, Rosa. A wonderful card and I can't wait to see more in other colours!

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  9. Beautiful card Rosa, I love the embossed butterflies.

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  10. This is gorgeous, Rosa. I just love the distressed look on your card, it’s such an elegant design. Beautifully put together with every element complimenting each other. Love it!

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  11. Such a beautiful card Rosa on so many levels. Love the distressed look and the white embossing on the vellum. Everything just goes together beautifully

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  12. Rosa your card is stunning. I love all the layers and texture. I particularly love the way you have combined the matte black dots with the opal rounds. Such a lovely finishing touch.

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Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue - Week 2 AWH Blog Hop

A very warm welcome (from arctic Melbourne) to everyone joining this week for the new 2021-22 blog hop with the Art With Heart team. It is w...