Wednesday, 9 June 2021

AWH Team Colour Creations Blog Hop - Week 2 Balmy Blue

Hello and welcome everyone.

It's Week 2 of the Colour Creations blog hop from the Art With Heart team. Our featured colour tonight is Balmy Blue from the Subtles Collection of Stampin' Up! colours. It's a lovely soft baby blue.

Here is how I have used Balmy Blue on my card for this week.

The sweet little bird and heart in Balmy Blue and the bramble edge in Granny Apple Green were all cut with dies from the Birds & More set. This is a gorgeous set of dies that coordinate with the Birds & Branches stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Birds & More Dies.

Using a Blending Brush I added some Balmy Blue ink behind the bird. You can just see the soft blue colour in the photo above. I coloured a silver metallic pearl with my dark Basic Black Stampin' Blend marker for the birds eye and sticking with black, I heat embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder onto Basic Black card stock and cropped with the Messages die. The sentiment is from the Free As A Bird stamp set.

I used one of the Greenery Embossing Folders to emboss the top half of the main layer, then wrapped and tied a bow with a length of the white seam binding crinkle ribbon around it. For some sparkle I added three basic rhinestones that I coloured with my dark Balmy Blue Stampin' Blend marker.

Inside I used my Blending Brush to add some Balmy Blue softness behind the stamped bird. The bird is from the coordinating Birds & Branches stamp set.

I'll have a full list of all the products I've used on my card at the end of this blog post.

That's it from me tonight everyone, thanks for stopping by.
I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the team's Balmy Blue projects.
And you can too by clicking on the 'next blog' button below to hop to the blog of our lovely and very talented team member Sharon Davern

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, below is the list of tonight's participants. You can click on each name to be taken directly to their blog.

Stay safe and well. See you all again soon.

Product List


  1. This is a sweet card Caroline, the die cuts are adorable.

  2. Such a sweet and adorable card Caroline - love the soft shading of Balmy Blue behind your birds both outside and inside your card,

  3. Utterly delightful, Caroline! You've used some of my favourite stamps, dies and embossing folder on this card - how could I not love it? So sweet. You have showcased Balmy Blue beautifully.

  4. The word sweet has been used a lot in the comments, but that is what this card truly is .... sweet. You have definitely brought this die set to my attention. Well done on such a beautiful card xox

  5. This card is too cute Caroline. The birds and dies used are just delightful.

  6. So gorgeous Caroline just sweet and cute! Love the embossing. I think you are the queen of embossing! I love the Balmy Blue bird and heart with that touch of shading and that is all it needs it really highlights the colour perfectly!

  7. A very sweet card, Caroline. The embossing at the top is perfect with your little die cut images below.

  8. Such a cute card Caroline. Love it.

  9. Your card is just so sweet Caroline and such delicate use of the blending brushes on the inside of the card

  10. Oh Caroline, I do always love your sweet, simple but very elegant cards. This one is perfect.

  11. This is so adorable, I love the die cut image of the blue bird. Beautiful card.

  12. I adore how you carried the little birdy through to the inside of the card. It really completes the card.


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