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Wednesday 8 May 2024

AWH Colour Creations Blop Hop # 2 Petunia Pop

Petunia Pop with Layers of Beauty

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. In beginning the 2024-2025 series of blog hops we are focussing on the newly introduced colours and then we will continue to work though the Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order, focussing on one colour each week.

This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a clear purple called Petunia Pop. Petunia Pop is part of the 2024-2026 In Colour Family and is a lovely purple that leans toward a red-purple. As this colour is newly released I am experimenting with colours that will coordinate beautifully with it. It would be lovely for flowers and anything with purple.

Petunia Pop is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads re-inkers); Stampin' Write Marker; Stampin’ Blends Combo; In Color Designer Series Paper and Unbounded Beauty DSP; plus In Color Resin Dots; In Color Shimmer Gems; and Petunia Pop Bordered Ribbon, to name a few.

This project uses Petunia Pop Classic ink, card-stock and In Color Shimmer Gems, together with a range of non-Petunia Pop products.

I am regularly invited to be a guest teacher at a local church Craft Group and one of the ladies who attends the group is tuning 90 very soon. I thought she would like Petunia Pop so I created this card with her in mind. I have been keen to have a play with the Layers of Beauty bundle and I thought it would work well with Petunia Pop. And so this card came into being.

I wouldn’t have said that I was a “purple” person but with Fresh Freesia and after playing with Petunia Pop - I have found that I love these colours. For this card, Petunia Pop has been paired with Blackberry Bliss (oops - I missed adding this colour in the photo above), Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly, Gray Granite and Lost Lagoon and a little Textured Metallic Paper.

The large image from the Layers of Beauty stamp set was stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink onto Basic White card-stock. The Layers of Beauty masks were used with Blending Brushes to colour a couple of the images. A really gentle layer of Bubble Bath ink was laid down first. The second layer of the flowers were Petunia Pop for the roses and stronger Bubble Bath for the daisies. The third layer was a darker layer of Petunia Pop for the roses and Lemon Lolly for the daisy centres. The fourth layer was Gray Granite over the leaves and the fifth layer was some Lost Lagoon to give the leaves a little detail. As I was working with the stencils and blending brushes I was like an excited child playing with a new toy, letting out little squeals of delight each time I lifted up a mask to reveal the results. So much fun.

The coloured floral arrangements were fussy cut apart. The arrangements can be cut out with a coordinating die, but knowing I was going to cut it apart further, for consistency, everything was cut apart with Snips. The pieces were then re-arranged around the edge of a Basic White card-stock background panel (that had been de-bossed with the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder) and either adhered in place with Dimensionals or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The word “Celebrate” from the Wanted to Say dies was cut from the Textured Metallic Speciality Paper. The final touch was a few 2024-2026 In Color Shimmer Gems.

Like the card front the Basic White card inner was mounted on a piece of Petunia Pop card-stock. A sentiment from Simply Said stamp set was stamped in Petunia Pop ink and a remaining piece of coloured leaves & flowers was adhered in the corner. An envelope was custom made using a Petunia Pop piece of the Unbounded Beauty DSP. A place to write the recipients name was created using some Basic White card-stock and a Deckled Rectangle die

Thank you so much for dropping by on your way around the Petunia Pop Colour Creations Blog Hop

To continue on with the Petunia Pop blog hop just click the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a friend and fellow South Aussie, Tina GillespieI am looking forward to checking out Tina’s creation(s). I do love seeing everyone’s' projects - there is always so much inspiration.

I do hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Pretty in Pink as we continue the weekly 2024-2025 Colour Creations Blog Hop series

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

Andrea 💕🐾

If you find a broken link or would like to view the full list of participants then go to Catherine Proctor’s blog @ What Cathy Made. Cathy is our brilliant Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  Check out her delightful creation while you are there.

If you live in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of the new Stampin' Up 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue, then let me know and I will be delighted to send it to you.  Please don't hesitate to make contact with any other queries about this project or Stampin' Up!. 

#colourcreationsbloghop  #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #stampinupsouthpacific #stampinupdemo  #handmadecards #makeacardsendacard #stampinupdemonstrator #papercrafting #artwithheartteam  #papercrafter  #valleyinspirations   #layersofbeauty   #simplysaid  #wantedtosay


  1. Beautiful use of the decorative masks Andrea - such subtle colours - really lovely!

  2. Wow, the inked roses look amazing, and I love how you've used them to frame the sentiment. I think that your class lady with love the card.

  3. Oh my goodness, Andrea, this is beautiful! Such a great way to use these beautiful products. I hear you, about the delight of seeing the result of blending colour through the masks - it's a joy, isn't it? I am in love with the mix of colours you have used on this card. A really inspiring, fresh, take.

  4. Theresa Gerrard9 May 2024 at 11:03

    Such a beautiful card for your friend's 90th birthday Andrea. I'm sure she will love it. Such a gorgeous colour combo as well.

  5. Beautiful card Andrea and a magical use of colour. The leaves are a real delight and I do like the way you arranged everything around the big sentiment.

  6. I'm sure your friend will love this beautiful 90th birthday card, Andrea. This is such a gorgeous colour combo - it really makes Petunia Pop, pop!

  7. Andrea your card acknowledging such a significant milestone is just lovely. I love the combination of Fresh Freesia, Petunia Pop and Blackberry Bliss. I can't believe you fussy cut the bouquets but I do love the way you have framed your sentiment.

  8. This is a very special 90th birthday card, Andrea. So much work has gone into this one with all that fussy cutting, but it is spectacular and I adore the layout!

  9. I love how you have not used any greens for the leaves and how you have cut apart the image. I like seeing it used in another way to the normal way I am used to.

  10. Your card is so beautiful, Andrea! The colour palette works so well together and I love the addition of Gray Granite. You are on point with the fussy cutting too! xx


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