Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Colour Creations - Balmy Blue Week 6

Hello fellow stampers! Welcome to the 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop where the AWH team will showcase a different Stampin’ Up! colour each week. This weeks colour is Balmy Blue which is found in the Subtles colour family.

One of the many new products in the 2022-23 annual catalogue is the Kraft Note cards and envelopes used for my cards tonight. It comes in a handy set of 20 that can be used to create multiple cards for different occasions or the same occasion. I received five in my paper share and hope to finish the set using the same theme but different sentiments.

The two cards I have made have used the Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle. The DSP in this whole suite is just stunning.

I started with two die cut rectangles in Balmy Blue card stock by stamping several flowers and leaves with VersaMark ink. This was heat embossed with White embossing powder. The white lines stand out nicely on Balmy Blue background.

The embossed layer was adhered to the Basic White mat. I then stamped more roses of different shapes using Balmy Blue and Fresh Freesia inks onto Basic White card stock and each was then die cut.

The flowers were adhered with dimensionals and then I tucked strips of ribbon folded in half behind the flowers with glue dots. I used the Open weave ribbon in Fresh Freesia and the White Glittered Organdy ribbon to add some sparkle. 

The sentiment is from the Sending Smiles stamp set and stamped using Balmy Blue ink and then fussy cut. To finish off the card I added some bluish Glossy Dots Assortment.

My second card has used the same elements with the addition of a die cut frame from the Fabulous Frames die set. As mentioned previously the note cards have matching envelopes and these were embellished with floral die cuts too,

Hope you enjoy the remaining blog hop where you can find more Balmy Blue inspiration from the next participant the very talented, Rachel Woollard.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the full list of participants on Cathy Proctor’s blog.


  1. Such a unique way to use this bundle Rosa. I love the touch of Fresh Freesia with Balmy Blue

  2. Sorry forgot to leave my name with the previous comment

  3. That white embossing looks fantastic on the Balmy Blue, Rosa. Your design of your cards is so fresh and it is a wonderful way to use the Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle.

  4. Your cards are so lovely! I hadn't noticed the Kraft cards in the catalogue, I will definitely have to have another look.

  5. Loving your white embossed flowers in the background against the Kraft card. The ribbons and layers are wonderful, Rosa.

  6. Oh, I love these, Rosa! When I'd decided to pair Balmy Blue with neutrals, I had an idea for these notecards, but didn't end up executing it. You've decorated the cards so beautifully. The white-embossed floral images look so pretty on Balmy Blue card, and I really like your inclusion of Fresh Freesia in your designs. Thanks for the inspiration. :)


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