This week we’re showcasing Balmy Blue for week two of our Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop 2020-21.

Balmy Blue is a lovely soft and powdery blue and part of the subtles family. It is available in the following products.

Today I’m sharing a card that uses two really versatile new products from the 2021-22 Annual catalogue: the Basic Border dies and the Biggest Wish stamp set.

To make an ombre card you simply chose a colour and fade from dark to light. Balmy Blue is our colour this week so I’ve paired it with the other blues as well as black and white to get an ombre effect.

Balmy Blue colour combination

Each strip of card stock was die cut using one of the Basic Borders dies at approximately 3cm wide. Once all my card stock strips were die cut I carefully lined them up in ombre order, then adhered them to a piece of Basic White card stock. This ombre layer was then die cut using the largest stitched rectangle die. (Tip – if you place your rectangle die and card stock on a angle it is much easier to die cut.)

These Basic borders dies are incredible – there are six different shaped dies and the die I’ve used on my card leaves a stitched pattern on one side and a dotted pattern on the other side of the die cut.

My Stamparatus made creating an ombre sentiment quick and easy. I lined up the “happy” and the “birthday” stamps and then used sponge daubers and the Stamparatus to repeatedly stamp and gradually build up ombre colour. The ombre effect was created by stamping in Night of Navy, then Pacific Point and finally Balmy Blue.

A slightly smaller stitched rectangle die was used twice to die cut the sentiment and a single layer of Basic White twine from the Bakers Twine Essentials pack was wrapped around the side of the card.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Caroline Manwaring.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Michele Taylor

Rachel Palmieri

Kate Morgan

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

Caroline Manwaring

Sharon Davern

Christine Blain

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

Ros Davidson

Theresa Gerrard

Rachel Woollard

Rosa Leyden

Fiona Ryan

Vicki Boucher

To purchase any of the products used in my cards today simply click on the images below.

Product List

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