28 May 2019

Stampin' Up! Week 50 Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop Tranquil Tide

Hello and welcome back to my blog with the lovely ladies from Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop.

Today is week 50 and we are playing along with Tranquil Tide which is one of the In Colours for 2017-2019 and sadly it will be finishing up on 3rd June 2019.

This colour reminded me of the forest and I wanted to showcase one of the new Host stamp sets from the new Annual Catalogue for 2019-2020. 

It’s called New Wonders and I just love this stamp set as it’s Distinktive. I like the different opacities in a single stamped image for a realistic depth and intensity. 

 For the background I used the “smooched” technique, with my Silicone Craft Sheet I pressed Tranquil Tide and Bermuda Bay on the sheet. Then with a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock I “smooched" the sheet until it was covered in ink. 

I then spritzed with Rubbing Alcohol and Shimmer Paint all over the Cardstock. This gives the card a quick drying effect and plenty of glitter from the Shimmer Paint. I also created this same “smooched effect with Gorgeous Grape and then Die cut out with the Layering Circles.

This cute fairy has been water coloured in with the following colours – Tranquil Tide, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape and Early Espresso. I brushed Wink of Stella over the wings and the lighter part of Gorgeous Grape. You can never have enough glitter when it comes to fairies. 

I used some embellishments to finish off my card with the Boxwood Wreaths, Corrugated Elements and the Iridescent Sequins. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed my latest blog.

Happy crafting


Please visit Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to the other participants.

Product List:

Stamps: New Wonders

Dies: Layering Circles

Colouring Tools: Stazon Ink, Aqua Painter, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – Clear, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, Shimmer Paint – Frost White and Stampin’ Spritzers.

Ribbon – Trim: Linen Thread

Ink: Tranquil Tide, Early Espresso, Gorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay

Stampin’ Blends: Petal Pink and Color Lifter

Papers: Tranquil Tide and Shimmery White Cardstock

Embellishments: Boxwood Wreaths, Corrugated Elements, Sequin Assortment – Iridescent

Adhesives: Silicone Craft Sheet, Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Tear & Tape

Other items: Big Shot and Rubbing Alcohol


  1. Vicki, your techniques are fabulous and this is a stunning shimmery card worthy of such a special fairy. Thank you so much for hopping along on the colour Creations blog hop xx

  2. Love the backgrounds you have created for this amazing card Vicki!

  3. Wow, amazing background, stunning smooched technique and love the bright fairy popping out of the card!

  4. Lovely technique Vicki with the shimmery paint the fairy looks as though she is floating through the forest.

  5. Beautiful colours and depth. Love love love this.