03 June 2020

Week 1 AWH Colour Creations weekly showcase Balmy Blue

Hello and welcome to Week 1 with the Art With Heart Colour Creations weekly showcase which the lovely Catherine Proctor will be running a weekly blog and other members from the Art With Heart Team. This week we start off with Balmy Blue and I hope we will inspire you with our variations of this beautiful colour.

Balmy Blue is from the Subtles Collection, it’s available in Ink, Cardstock, DSP, Blends and more. I’ve created a card using some of these products, I’ve match Balmy Blue with Night of Navy and Highland Heather.

I started off with the card base using Balmy Blue Cardstock, stamped the splatted stamp in Balmy Blue Ink on the Cardstock. The stamp is from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set and is caring over into the new Stampin’ Up! 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalogue. I’m so happy to see this beautiful Stamp Set and coordinating Dies in the Annual Catalogue.

I’ve stamped both of the Poppy Stamps in Night of Navy Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and coloured them in with the Stampin’ Blends using the light & dark Balmy Blue, light Night of Navy and light Highland Heather. The leaves are in Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends.

To create the striped DSP, I’ve used a panel of Whisper White Cardstock by mixing Balmy Blue Ink and Frost White Shimmer Paint onto an acrylic block, this gives the ink a pearl shine to it. Refer to the photo below.

Using the Paper Trimmer as a guidance, place the Cardstock under the ruler and use an Aqua Painter (which is now retired, but we have a new product called Water Painters) to create the stripes onto the Cardstock. See the photo below.

The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set and is stamped in Night of Navy Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock.

Please visit Catherine’s blog to see her creation and the links to all of the other participants who have taken part in this week’s showcase.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you’ve enjoyed how I’ve used Balmy Blue. Make sure you come back next week to see Basic Grey in our projects.

If you would like the new Stampin’ Up! 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalogue, I would be happy to send you a copy out to you. Please contact me here.

Happy Stamping


Vicki Boucher


Product List

Ink: Balmy Blue and Night of Navy

Cardstock: Balmy Blue and Whisper White

Stamps: Painted Poppies and Rooted In Nature

Dies: Painted Labels

Colouring Tools: Aqua Painter (retired) and Frost White Shimmer Paint

Stampin’ Blends: Balmy Blue, Night of Navy and Highland Heather


  1. Beautiful Vicki, I so love these poppies and love using them. They look so pretty in Balmy Blue.

  2. Wow - beautiful, Vicki! Love those shimmery stripes, and your use of colour.

  3. Oh wow Vicki, what a great idea to make your own striped DSP! I really love the sheen that the shimmery paint gives to the blue - such a feminine and pretty card.

  4. Such a gorgeous card Vicki. Love your colour choices - the addition of Highland Heather in the flowers gives a special lift. Also, love your striped background. Painting the stripes along the Paper Trimmer ruler is a brilliant idea.

  5. Wow, I love your shimmery stripes in the background and all those stunning flowers make it so lush, wonderful!

  6. Wow, your cards is simply gorgeous! I love the colouring of your poppies, that extra hint of highland heather is genius! Love how you made your stripes they are so effective! Stunning card!

  7. A beautiful card Vicki and gorgeous colouring as always for you

  8. Gorgeous card as usual Vicki, I love that pop of Highland Heather in the flowers.

  9. I just love everything about this card Vicki. The handmade background, how the flowers are coloured and arranged. Just beautiful.

  10. This is a gorgeous card, Vicki! I just love your shimmery stripes and the lovely Highland Heather mixed in with the blues in your flowers. Gorgeous!