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Wednesday, 7 July 2021

AWH Colour Creations #6 Blushing Bride

Blushing Bride with Pansy Patch & Hand-penned Petals

Hi. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart 2021-2022 Colour Creations Blog HopThis week's Blog Hop is focussing on another colour starting with "B", that is Blushing Bride.
Blushing Bride is a pretty pale pink. It is a lovely colour and is part of the Subtles Colour Family.

Blushing Bride is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads & re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Hand Penned & Subtles Designer Series Papers (DSP) and Hand Penned Memories & More Cards.

I loved playing with Blushing Bride so ended up creating 2 cards to share. However, in doing so I am now running short on time to write my blog, so I won't go into as much detail as I usually do. That said, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries. Here are my Blushing Bride projects: 

Project 1:

I started by playing with some water colouring on Fluid 100 paper, using Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' ink and Stampin' Up!'s flat end Water Painter. In the end I cut the piece of water-colour paper into 2 and have used the piece that was pretty well coloured all over. The 2nd piece will be used another time.

Once the water-coloured paper was dry, I embossed it with a new set of decorative masks, ie the Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks and Shimmery Embossing Paste. I usually forget about embossing paste, but I love the effect. I'm thankful to Emma Goddard who used some embossing paste in her Facebook Live this week and reminded me to give it ago. 

I hadn't used my Pansy Patch bundle and thought it would be great to showcase Blushing Bride, so I die cut pieces of Basic White card-stock using the Pansy dies to form flowers, buds and leaves. I part coloured each piece using Blushing Bride, So Saffron & Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' inks and sponge daubers. Must admit, I used a Sponge Dauber for the leaves that had previously been used with a darker green. I tried it on scrap paper and no ink was transferred so I inked it up with Soft Sea Foam, however, the colour that transferred onto the leaves was not a pure Soft Sea Foam green so I applied ink lightly as I didn't have an un-inked dauber to use. The flowers and bud were pieced together using Glue Dots.

The water-coloured panel was mounted on a slightly larger piece of Blushing Bride card-stock. Before arranging the pansies, a piece of White Crinkled Seam Binding was wrapped around the card front and tied in a bow. The flowers, bud and leaves were arranged and then adhered with either Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Dimensionals.

A sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink on Blushing Bride card-stock and heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder and a Heat Gun. A few white Elegant Faceted Gems were added as the finishing touch.

A piece of Basic White card-stock that had been pierced with the Stitched Greenery die was adhered to a Thick Basic White card-stock base. I so love the subtle and beautiful effect of this die. The card front was popped up on Dimensionals.

The card inner was created by stamping the delightful pansy and leaves in Blushing Bride and Soft Sea Foam. Another sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set was stamped in Polished Pink ink to give the sentiment added strength of colour. The card inner was mounted on Blushing Bride card-stock

A Basic White C6 Envelope was also stamped with the delightful little pansy in Blushing Bride ink to link it to the card it will carry. (I love Stampin' Up!s distinctive stamps that give variegated levels of colour with just one step - check out the detail of the pansies on the envelope.)


After creating the pansy card, I remembered the Stampin' Up!s Designer Series Paper Sale that is on throughout the month of July, with 15% of selected papers. It's a good deal that needs to be highlighted so you don't miss out. This was the impetus for the 2nd project. Even though I was running out of time, I didn't want to miss the opportunity to showcase at least one of the gorgeous Designer Series Papers - especially as the Hand Penned DSP is one of my favs.

One of the designs in the Hand-Penned DSP was Blushing Bride and White, so it was perfect for my card. A piece was cut to card front size. Both Basic White and Blushing Bride card-stocks were cut with one of the dies from the Basic Borders dies. Do check them out in the catalogue - they are great.

The detailed die from the Penned Flowers dies was used to die cut Basic White card-stock multiple times. The die cuts were then arranged and adhered all over the white panel, giving a subtle, though effective tone on tone effect. White Crinkled Seam Binding was wrapped around the centre and tied in a bow.

A floral stamp from the coordinating Hand-Penned Petals stamp set was stamped in Basic Grey ink twice and the flower's infill stamp was used with Blushing Bride ink. Stampin' Blends Combos were used to further colour the flowers and leaves, ie Polishing Pink, So Saffron, Smoky Slate and the Colour Lifter. The flowers alone were coloured on the second image and they were fussy cut and added over the first image to give added dimension. A sentiment from the stamp set was also stamped in Basic Gray ink and fussy cut. Pearl Basic Jewels were added to finish the card front design.

The card inner was created with a piece of the same Blushing Bride Hand-penned DSP and a large Scalloped Contours die. A Basic White C6 Envelope was stamped with the same flower, but this time in Blushing Bride ink. It doesn't need a lot of effort to bring coordination.

Thank you for visiting Valley Inspirations with Andrea. I had fun playing with some water-colouring, daubering/sponging and infill stamping/Blends colouring featuring Blushing Bride to create these projects to share. 

If you are in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of Stampin' Up's 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue then let me know and I will be delighted to send one to you. Please don't hesitate to make contact with any other queries about this project or Stampin' Up!. 

There is more Blushing Bride creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic to be taken to the lovely Diane Furniss' blog. I am looking forward to checking out Diane's creation and everyone else's. If you started part way through or if you missed someone click on the link below to go to Catherine Proctor's blog where she has a list of all the participants in tonight's Colour Creation Blog Hop and their links.

Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Bumblebeeand don't forget the AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop launches every Monday evening up to mid-December.

Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others.

Andrea 💕🐾

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the full list of participants on Catherine Proctor’s blog.  Check out her amazing creation while you are there.



  1. Oh Andrea, these are both such gorgeous, feminine cards, I love them both so much. Every detail is perfection xx

  2. Your floral cards are beautiful, Andrea. I especially like the vintagey look of your pansy card, and the delicate application of colour with sponge daubers. My favourite part of your second card is the tone-on-tone effect, of die-cut flowers adhered to the same coloured card. I love that look!

  3. Wow Andrea, so much detail on both your cards, they are just gorgeous.

  4. These are adorable cards Andrea. I love the care and attention you've paid to the backgrounds, both cards are beyond wonderful.

  5. Another pair of stunners, Andrea! You create magic with your Water Brush!

  6. Rachel Woollard7 July 2021 at 20:40

    Amazing Blushing Bride cards Andrea, so subtle and gorgeous. All those layers are stunning on both cards.

  7. I love all the wonderful textures you have achieved on this card. It’s gorgeous!

  8. Oh my gosh, your pansy card is DIVINE. I love everything about it and you have just solidified the reason why this set is next on my list.

  9. Andrea your cards are so beautiful and feminine and the colouring of the pansies is sublime

  10. Lovely cards but I absolutely adore the pansy card on the blushing bride! It is spectacular!

  11. 2 beautiful cards, Andrea, My 2 favourite sets they are just so pretty.

  12. Two stunningly beautiful cards Andrea. I always look forward to seeing your beautiful creations. They have such incredible detail, something I wish I could achieve easily but can’t.


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