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Wednesday 19 June 2024

AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop #8 Balmy Blue

Balmy Blue with Iconic Imagery +

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We are working though the Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order, focussing on one colour each week.


This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a light blue called Balmy Blue. Balmy Blue is one of the  Subtles Colour Family and is a delightful colour that can coordinate with so many colours. It would be wonderful for sky, water, snowflakes, cards for babies, flowers and so much more.


Balmy Blue 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; Watercolor Pencils Asst 2; Subtles Designer Series Paper as well as Mediterranean Blooms, Lily Pond Lane, Full of Life, Meandering Meadows, Countryside Inn DSPs; Say Something, Labels & Layers, Something for Everything, Fully Flowering Mix & Match Ephemera Packs; Sunny Sprigs Mix & Match Cards & Envelopes; Frog & Friends Kit; Bakers Twine Three Color Pack; Rainbow Adhesive-backed Dots and The Best Destination Kit. That is quite a list of products with this gorgeous colour.

Send a friend a specially created Flip Waterfall card for Christmas using the Stampin’ Up! Iconic Imagery bundle.

My card has used Balmy Blue in the form of Balmy Blue Classic ink, card-stock, Stampin’ Write Marker, twine from the 
Bakers Twine Three Color Pack and Rainbow Adhesive-backed Dots.

Send a friend a specially created Flip Waterfall card for Christmas using the Stampin’ Up! Iconic Imagery bundle.

Balmy Blue is the key colour with Pool Party, Fresh Freesia, Lost Lagoon and Misty Moonlight plus touches of Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy

I recently saw Susan Wong of The Crafty Carrot Co fame and as a past Stampin’ Up! Artisan, demonstrate this waterfall card and she inspired me to give it a go, however, having just received my pre-order with the Iconic Imagery bundle I wanted to use it instead and create a Christmas card. This is my first Christmas card for 2024 - I know, but I need to start early to be able to create enough to send to all on my Christmas Card List.

Send a friend a specially created Flip Waterfall card for Christmas using the Stampin’ Up! Iconic Imagery bundle.

The background was stamped in Versamark ink with the snowflake from the Iconic Imagery bundle. The snowflake was white heat embossed and then Balmy Blue Classic ink was blended over the edges with a Blending Brush. The effect is due to the emboss resist process. I love it. The word “Celebrate” from the same stamp set was stamped in Misty Moonlight ink with a light Balmy Blue blending over. The word was fussy cut and added to the card front with Mini Dimensionals. I have used a number of other stamp sets as the flip panels were decorated - more details below.

Send a friend a specially created Flip Waterfall card for Christmas using the Stampin’ Up! Iconic Imagery bundle.

The flip panels were die cut using a Countryside Corner die and Basic White card-stock before being cut in half with a Stampin’ Trimmer. The first flip panel was partially blended with Balmy Blue over a white heat embossed snowflake. A sentiment from the same stamp set was white heat embossed on Balmy Blue card-stock. The second flip panel was blended with Pool Party ink then decorated with the small bell from the Golden Greenery bundle (another pre-order of new On-Line Exclusives that will be available to all in July). The bell was stamped in Coastal Cabana ink directly onto the flip panel. Another bell was silver heat embossed onto Basic White card-stock, die cut with a coordinating die from the Golden Greenery dies. A little bow of Balmy Blue Bakers Twine from the Bakers Twine Three Color Pack was added with a Glue Dot.

Send a friend a specially created Flip Waterfall card for Christmas using the Stampin’ Up! Iconic Imagery bundle.

The third flip panel was blended with Fresh Freesia ink then decorated with presents from the Labeled with Love stamp set - the small presents stamped in Coastal Cabana ink and the larger present with Balmy Blue ink and silver heat embossing.

Send a friend a specially created Flip Waterfall card for Christmas using the Stampin’ Up! Iconic Imagery bundle.

The fourth flip panel had some blending with Lost Lagoon ink. The leaves were stamped in Lost Lagoon ink then silver heat embossed with the line image - both stamps from the Iconic Imagery set. The berries were stamped in Fresh Freesia and the line image was silver heat embossed.

Send a friend a specially created Flip Waterfall card for Christmas using the Stampin’ Up! Iconic Imagery bundle.

The fifth panel was blended with Misty Moonlight ink then stamped with trees in Night of Navy ink using a stamp from the Encircled in Nature set. The silver heat embossed star came from the Iconic Imagery star stamp. A tiny Silver Foil die cut star used a die also from the Iconic Imagery dies

The end of the pull tab was punched using the Sparkling Snowflake punch.

Send a friend a specially created Flip Waterfall card for Christmas using the Stampin’ Up! Iconic Imagery bundle.

The card front was adhered to a Balmy Blue card-stock base. A splattering of Balmy Blue was added with a Stampin’ Write Marker to the card front and flip panels. The final touches: a Silver Edged Sheer White Ribbon was tied around the cut out snowflake, a few Balmy Blue Rainbow Adhesive-backed Dots were scattered near the sentiment and a light splattering of Wink of Stella added a gentle little shimmer.  The bow indicates the pull tab to flip the panels.

Send a friend a specially created Flip Waterfall card for Christmas using the Stampin’ Up! Iconic Imagery bundle.

The Basic White card inner was simply stamped with Balmy Blue snowflakes and a little Balmy Blue blending was added to the RHS and base. Similarly, a Basic White C6 Envelope was also stamped with snowflakes and a little blending.

Send a friend a specially created Flip Waterfall card for Christmas using the Stampin’ Up! Iconic Imagery bundle.

Thank you so much for dropping in on your way around the Colour Creations Blog Hop. Keep hopping so you won’t miss any Balmy Blue gorgeousness.

Send a friend a specially created Flip Waterfall card for Christmas using the Stampin’ Up! Iconic Imagery bundle.

To continue with the Balmy Blue blog hop just click the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a special lady, Kate MorganI am looking forward to checking out Kate’s creation(s). I do love seeing everyone’s' projects - there is always so much inspiration.

I hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Basic Gray 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 go to Catherine Proctor’s blog @ What Cathy Made. Cathy is our brilliant Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  She is a wonderful lady. 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 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!. 


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9 comments:

  1. Your waterfall card looks sensational, Andrea! I love the heat emboss resist technique, the gorgeous celebrate sentiment die and the sneak peeks of all of the other wonderful online exclusive products too.

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  2. Um, you FUSSY CUT the "Celebrate"??!! Bravo! All the ink blending, on the sentiment and the card, looks beautiful, Andrea. This is a fun interactive card for the recipient, and a lovely way to show off Balmy Blue along with Christmassy products.

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  3. Rachel Woollard19 June 2024 at 21:02

    Wowsers Andrea, Gorgeous card! I love the snowflake punch as the tab for your card.

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  4. Oh wow Andrea a fabulous waterfall card using pre order goodies. I love the waterfall tags with the different Christmas images.

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  5. Theresa Gerrard20 June 2024 at 10:47

    Such a beautiful waterfall card Andrea and a lovely way to feature the new online exclusives. Amazing fussy cutting of the word "celebrate". Kudos to you starting your Christmas cards already!

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  6. Go you, starting your Christmas cards already! This is beautiful, Andrea, with all that lovely ink blending, outstanding fussy cutting and an anazing waterfall card with those festive bits and pieces cascading down. Wonderful card!

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  7. Gorgeous waterfall card Andrea. I have not made one in a long time and yours is beautiful. Beautiful colouring and love your fussy cutting, go you! Love your card ❤️

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  8. Wow! Your waterfall card is magical and so pretty. I love that you used the emboss resist technique. New Stampin' Up! products are always fun and you may have tempted me to purchase it.

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