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Wednesday 8 June 2022

Colour Creations Blog Hop Week 6- Balmy Blue


Welcome to week 6 of the Colour Creations Blog Hop for 2022-2023. This week we are featuring the first of our core Stampin' Up! colours, Balmy Blue. Balmy Blue is a lovely soft baby blue colour that is in our Subtles colour family.

Although the new Annual Catalogue is still fresh I decided to dig out one of my older sets for this weeks card. I chose Hydrangea Haven as I thought Balmy Blue would be perfect for the lusciously big flower heads. 

I stamped the main outline image in Basic Gray, then used the solid leaf and flower head circle to fill in the outline. I stamped the flower head first in Balmy Blue and added some Highland Heather with a Sponge Dauber. The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz.

I made my beautiful bow by layering Crinkle Seam Binding that has been coloured with a Balmy Blue Blends Marker over Glittered Organdy Ribbon and then I tied the bow. The strip around the middle is a flat piece of coloured Crinkled Seam Binding over another piece of Glittered Organdy Ribbon.
I'm very pleased a had another play with this set, I seem to concentrate too much on my new stamps and forget about the older ones that are still in the catalogue.

It's now time to continue to the next step on our Blog Hop and see what the very clever Cathy Proctor has to share with us. Cathy is also the host of our Colour Creations Blog Hop so if you have any issues following the hops please head to her blog for a complete list of tonight's participants.

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping,

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  1. Rachel your hydrangeas are lovely and soft with that two-tone look over the gray outline. And I love your beautiful bow and the double layered ribbon is perfectly put together.

  2. It's certainly fun to pull out old favourite sets to have a play. Your card is gorgeous - the blue and purple hydrangeas look amazing.

  3. A beautiful, beautiful card Rachel. I love your hydrangeas in Balmy Blue with the touches of Highland Heather. Your ribbon bow is delightful and the little ‘For You’ tag is the perfect addition. Xxx

  4. Yes, the perfect colour for your Hydrangeas, Rachel. A very pretty card and love the choice of ribbons!

  5. Oh-so-beautiful, Rach. This is a stamp set that I love, but have barely used ... you've inspired me to use it. Gorgeous card, and a perfect showcase of Balmy Blue.


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