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Wednesday 1 March 2023

Colour Creations Blog Hop week 42 - Real Red Irresistible Blooms


 Hello stampers, welcome to week 42 of the Colour Creations Blog Hop with the Art With Heart Team. Every week we have been featuring one of the Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order.              

This week we are featuring Real Red, a lovely rich red colour from the Brights Colour family.
I am using a new bundle called Irresistible Blooms which is available as one of our new Online Exclusive products. Stampin' Up! are releasing Online Exclusive products several times during the year.

These are the first selection of Online Exclusive products. They can only be found in the online store.

I heat embossed the floral images in Black Embossing Powder, on either Shimmery White cardstock or Real Red card stock. I like the vibrant black contrast and the extra texture that the embossing powder gives.

I coloured the Shimmery White card stock with a Water Painter and Real Red ink.

The leaves are cut from Basic Black card stock. Some of the leaves have been coloured with or sparkled with a Wink of Stella pen.

I pull apart some black twine into single threads and attached them behind the leaves. The background paper is a piece of vellum from the Layering Designs pack.
The final touches on this card were some Basic Rhinestone Jewels. The greeting is also from the Irresistible Blooms stamp set and was stamped in Memento Black ink.

If you have any questions about my project or any of the Online Exclusive products please contact me, I'm always happy to chat about stamping. Shop here for Online Exclusives.

Now it's time to head over to Theresa Gerrard and check out the amazing project she has to share with us.

If you have any problems with the links in our blog hop, please head over to Cathy Proctor's blog as she is the host of our hop and has a complete list of tonight's participants.

Thanks for hopping by and happy stamping,

Product List


  1. ooh, nice! The black embossing looks fantastic, and the coloured blooms are amazing. I love how you've layered it over the vellum. Fab card!

  2. That vellum layer looks wonderful, Rachel, as do your flowers in varying depths of Real Red. love the little Basic Rhinestone Jewels in the centre of the flowers.

  3. What a great idea to black emboss the flower images rather than just black ink Rachel. Those flowers look fabulous and the way you have used the vellum is lovely. Theresa

  4. Such a well designed card Rachel. The printed vellum and the black leaves ground the flowers beautifully. Fiona Ryan

  5. Ooh, so pretty, Rachel. I love the black embossing of your flowers and that vellum layer is gorgeous on the angle to let the Red card behind show its full colour. Love the Wink of Stella on the leaves, but you probable knew I would say that!!!! LOL

  6. Love the layering of vellum and the embossed flowers. Gorgeous card!

  7. Rachel Palmieri5 March 2023 at 03:08

    The black embossing of flowers seems to add to the whole drama of your card Rachel. I liked how you used the vellum to calm things down a little. Beautiful card.

  8. Ooh, I do love the drama of Real Red and Basic Black! The flowers look fabulous, black-embossed, and I like the colour variations you achieved with Real Red. Lovely card, Rachel.

  9. So striking, Rachel. The flowers are gorgeous and I love the looping black threads. The clear rhinestones are a lovely sparkly touch to the flower centres.


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