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Wednesday 10 July 2024

Colour Creations Blog Hop week 11 - Blackberry Bliss


For the Colour Creation Blog Hop this week we are featuring Blackberry Bliss. Blackberry Bliss is a rich, dark purple colour that started it's time with Stampin Up! as an In Colour and has now returned to the range as a core colour.

For today's card I have chose to use a Designer Series Paper that is still available in the Clearance Rack. The Clearance is the best place to pick up a bargain. It is updated regularly with newly retired products so check in regularly to purchase great products at a reduced rate. This DSP is called Favored Flowers.

I used a strip of paper 10cm wide and 28.7cm long. This piece was folded in half and then I inserted the folded end into the Heartfelt Hexagon Punch and punched a hole. 

The card insert then covers the hole in the back panel. The DSP was then adhered to a Blackberry Bliss card base. This is a great card to show off both sides of our lovely DSP, and any shape of punch could be used for the window, depending on the size of your greeting.

I stamped the medium and tiny butterflies from the Sketched Butterflies stamp set on Fresh Freesia card stock. I coloured them with Blends Markers and then fussy cut them out.

The leaf sprig is from the Stippled Roses Dies in Soft Sea Foam card stock.
A couple of the tiny butterflies are attached to the inside of the card and the medium butterfly is on the outside of the card with the leaves.
All of the products used for this card are available through my online store.

Let's hop around to the next stop on our blog hop, my lovely stamping friend Sharon Davern.

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

Please return next week when we will be featuring Blueberry Bushel.

Happy stamping,

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  1. Oh Rachel, I love this DSP pattern and it's great to be able to use products from the clearance rack in our cards too. Your Sketched Butterflies stamp set is getting a great workout - those tiny butterflies are adorable and make the perfect finishing touch for this beautiful card.

  2. A really beautiful card, Rach. The hexagon punch-out looks fab in that highly patterned paper. I love that you stamped the butterflies on Fresh Freesia card, and added colour with Stampin' Blends. The butterfly perched on the leaves, on your card front, is a very sweet detail.

  3. A gorgeous card Rachel. Love your showcasing of both sides of the DSP. The punched hole to show the sentiment looks amazing, especially with the 2 tiny gorgeous sketched butterflies. The larger butterflies and leaves are a wonderful touch. All so beautiful xxx

  4. Theresa Gerrard11 July 2024 at 08:49

    Such a beautiful way to feature Blackberry Bliss and very thrifty of you to use paper on the clearance rack. Those tiny butterflies are just gorgeous.

  5. Wonderful economical card Rachel, really showcases the DSP and beautiful Blackberry Bliss so well!

  6. This is such a cool way of using Designer papers, Rachel. I saw someone demonstrate this last week and thought it was a really great way to use DSP. The butterflies add a gorgeous finishing touch!

  7. Beautiful DSP and love how you have punched a window to view the sentiment. The butterflies look wonderful stamped on coloured card stock.

  8. A great technique and I love the idea of having the butterflies inside with the wording.

  9. Rachel Palmieri13 July 2024 at 09:20

    It was a surprise to see that DSP again Rachel, but I do like your use of it with the butterflies, and a cute little peek-a-boo window.


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