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Wednesday 19 June 2024

Colour Creations Blog Hop week 8 Balmy Blue Snowflakes


Hello stampers, welcome to week 8 of the Colour Creations Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Balmy Blue, a lovely soft, pale blue.

When I was deciding about this week's project I thought that Balmy Blue was well suited to a frosty snowflakes card. Most of our current Christmas sets are only available in our online store. Check them out here. For this card I used the Sparkling Snowflakes stamp set.

The largest snowflakes are stamped in Balmy Blue, the middle size are white embossed and the smallest are silver embossed.

I used a Blending Brush and Balmy Blue ink to add shading to the top left corner and the bottom right corner.

To add some extra sparkle to my Christmas card I used a strip of White Glimmer Paper across the top of the greeting. I love this greeting set, I was very excited that it was staying in our online store. Christmas is stamped in Balmy Blue and the Merry is embossed in silver.

I placed a Silver Foil mat behind the card front before it was adhered to the Balmy Blue card base. The final bit of sparkle on the card was some Rhinestone Jewels added to the centre of some of the snowflakes.

All of the products used here are available in my Online Store.

Please contact me with any questions, I'm always happy to chat about stamps and Stampin' Up!

Now it's time to hop over to the next stop in our Blog Hop, which belongs to my lovely stamping friend Kathryn Ruddick. Please make sure to see what all of the participants have to share for lots of Balmy Blue inspiration.

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

Be sure to come back next week for Basic Gray inspiration.
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  1. This is a really beautiful card, Rach. Such a gorgeous colour combo, and your ink blending is a stunning feature of the design. Loving the silver and glimmery elements, and how well-balanced everything is. Gorgeous!

  2. Oh your gorgeous sparkly Christmas card makes me feel so festive, Rachel, even though it is only June! Your ink blending really makes this card - I love it!

  3. Theresa Gerrard20 June 2024 at 11:32

    Such a pretty card Rachel to feature Balmy Blue. Love all the sparkly elements including the thin strip of White Glimmer paper. well done getting a start on your Christmas cards.

  4. Never too early to start Christmas cards and the snowflakes are so pretty in the wintry colours. Love the silver mat and white glimmer strip to add more sparkle.

  5. Oh wow, what a perfect card for Balmy Blue and a brilliant design. Love all the silver elements, white glimmer and heat embossing. Great start for the 'silly' season!

  6. Sparkly, pretty and getting ready for Christmas already! Go you!


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