Welcome to week seven of our Art With Heart 2024-25 Colour Creations blog hop!

Now that we’ve featured the five new In Colors and the new neutral/core colour, Basic Beige, we are returning to our alphabetical showcasing of the Stampin’ Up! colour range, starting with Azure Afternoon.

Azure Afternoon is in the brights family and this bold aqua blue really makes me happy. For my card this week I’ve combined it with Balmy Blue, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Basic Black and Basic White, such a gorgeous colour combination.

Although Azure Afternoon reminds me of the sea and the sky, I decided to create a blue rose floral birthday card.

Apologies in advice – my photos this week are not the best as I make this card just before giving it to the recipient, so I had to photograph it using inside lights long after the sun had set.

The bundle I used for this card is a brand new favourite of mine, the Layers of Beauty bundle. In addition to a stamp set and matching dies it has a set of layering masks, fabulous for colouring techniques.

The masks are numbered 1–5 and there are notches in the masks to help with perfect alignment. After stamping the large floral spray stamp in Memento Ink, I used blending brushes to add the following colours to the numbered masks.

  1. Balmy Blue – bottom floral mask
  2. Azure Afternoon – middle floral mask
  3. Azure Afternoon – top floral mask
  4. Old Olive – bottom leaf mask
  5. Mossy Meadow – top leaf mask

I stamped and coloured two identical floral sprays using these masks so I had extra flowers to decorate the envelope and add an extra layer to the front of the card.

Using one of the smaller dies, I cut out one of the roses from second floral spray and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the main floral spray.

The embossed layer of the card is created with the Distressed Tile embossing folder. I think its vintage vibe really suits this floral image.

A bow of linen thread attached the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Country Birdhouse stamp set is stamped over two lines so it fits into the cute little tag from the Layers of Beauty dies.

I also die cut an extra tag in Azure Afternoon to add interest and dimension to the card.

Not wanting to waste the rest of my second coloured floral spray I used the largest die and my paper snips to fussy cut a rose to decorate the back of my envelope.

Now it’s time to hop in over to our next participant, the lovely Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what Kate has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.  

Kate Morgan

Di Furniss

Andrea Sargent  

Christine Blain  

Rachel Woollard

Rosa Leyden

Tina Gillespie

Ros Davidson  

Vicki Boucher

Theresa Gerrard

Sharon Davern  

Catherine Proctor  – you are here!

We’ll be back next Wednesday, 19th June, showcasing Balmy Blue.

I hope you can join us then!

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