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Wednesday 10 July 2024

AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop #11 Blackberry Bliss

Blackberry Bliss with Encircled in Nature +

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 deep purple red called Blackberry Bliss. Blackberry Bliss  is part of the Neutrals Colour Family and as a neutral can coordinate with many colours, including Berry Burst and Bubble Bath. Apart from a dark background colour it would be wonderful for berries (as the name suggests), dark flowers, …  and much more.

Blackberry Bliss 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; Neutrals Designer Series Paper as well as  Perennial Lavendar DSP plus a number of other products. 

My project has used Blackberry Bliss card-stock, Classic ink, Stampin’ Write Marker and Blends Combo.

When I first purchased the Encircled in Nature bundle I had this design in mind. It was fun to create. I love the way one of the stamps has tree silhouettes that follow a circular curve on one side. The set of stamps also have flowers etc.

The card front has a Basic White card-stock panel that was laid onto the Blackberry Bliss card base and a hole was cut through both layers in the same spot using a Spotlight in Nature die. Then the Basic White panel was embossed with the Fern 3D Embossing Folder. So love this Embossing Folder. A frame was cut using die that cut the hold and another one a step larger from the same die set

The cute truck from the Trucking Along stamps was stamped in Blackberry Bliss Classic ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends including Blackberry Bliss, Berry Burst, Bubble Bath, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Pool Party combos. The little tree was stamped in Lost Lagoon ink and coloured with Lost Lagoon and Pool Party Blends combos. The truck was punched out with the coordinating punch and the tree was fussy cut.  

The trees on the front of the card were coloured by blending Lost Lagoon ink onto Basic White card-stock. Water was flicked all over the blending to get colour variation. Once dry the trees were die cut with coordinating Encircled in Nature dies.

A sentiment from the Trucking Along stamp set was white heat embossed onto Blackberry Bliss card-stockThe final touch was to colour some Iridescent Foil Gems with the Dark Blackberry Bliss Blend and scatter them near the sentiment. Now you may think that there isn’t much Blackberry Bliss on this card, but wait …. When you open the card …

The card opens to show a bigger scene which is partially seen through the die cut hole. The trees were both stamped and stamped off in Blackberry Bliss ink. Also Blackberry Bliss ink was blended onto Basic White card-stock. It was a bit patchy and a little touch of Berry Burst was added near the top of the coloured section. As with the Lost Lagoon blending, the blended panel was splattered with water - both big and little splatters. When dry trees were die cut from this coloured section. While the blended panels were drying, the sky near the stamped trees was coloured with Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight inks. A light splattering of water was added to the sky blending. Once the Blackberry Bliss trees were adhered in place some extra splattering was added with White Craft ink and also using a Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker. But wait - there is more. This page opens the other way flipping over to the right.

Here is where one’s personal message will be written (although after all the effort of creating the card well, I always feel nervous writing in the card 
with my scrawl. A sentiment from Greetings of the Season was stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink. Some trees were also stamped in the lower corner with Blackberry Bliss ink and some light blending was also added. A C6 Basic White envelope 

Thank you so much for dropping in on your way around the Colour Creations Blog Hop. I hope you found something to inspire your cardmaking. 

To continue with the Blackberry Bliss blog hop just click the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a lovely lady, Di FurnissI am looking forward to checking out Di’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 Blueberry Bushel 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 wonderful Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  She is a special 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!. 

#colourcreationsbloghop  #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #stampinupsouthpacific #stampinupdemo  #handmadecards #makeacardsendacard #stampinupdemonstrator #papercrafting #artwithheartteam  #papercrafter  #valleyinspirations   #encircledinnature #greetingsoftheseason #truckingalong  


  1. What a wonderful combination of stamp sets for such a creative card! Love your Festive Christmas scene, Andrea, and gee you are making the Encircled in Nature bundle hard to resist!

  2. I so love this card, Andrea. The Blackberry Bliss trees inside the card look so beautiful through the aperture. Beautiful choice of colours, dies and embossing folder ... everything has come together perfectly.

  3. Rachel Woollard11 July 2024 at 03:52

    So many beautiful details in this card Andrea, beautiful colouring of the truck, it really pops on the white background. The shading of the sky and all those trees and then it opens as a window card! Amazing!

  4. Theresa Gerrard11 July 2024 at 08:15

    Such a beautiful card Andrea and I love the gorgeous scene you have created. I agree it is so tempting to purchase this bundle.

  5. Wow! Andrea, this is amazing! From the front it is a lovely card, then you open it and BOOM!!! It is stunning - I love that inside scene! And then an extra surprise with the hidden message panel - just love it, you have done so well!

  6. A beautiful Christmas scene Andrea. I love how you have used different colours for the outside and inside trees and BB and Lost Lagoon go so well together. The twinkling twilight sky is a perfect backdrop to the darker trees.

  7. Fantastic design, Andrea, for your wintry christmas scene. I love the trees all stamped on each of the panel openings and that cute truck on the front. Great card!

  8. Rachel Palmieri13 July 2024 at 08:40

    What an amazing card Andrea! I love your combo of stamps to create this wonderful scene which must have taken ages to craft.


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