24 June 2020

Week 4 Art With Heart Colour Creations Weekly Showcase Blackberry Bliss

Hello to all the lovely stampers out there! Welcome to Week 4 with the Art With Heart Colour Creations weekly Showcase which the lovely Catherine Proctor will be running a weekly blog and with other members from the Art With Heart Team. This week we are featuring Blackberry Bliss and I hope we will inspire you with our variations of this gorgeous colour.

Blackberry Bliss is from the Regals Collection and comes in a range of Stampin' Up! products from the Classic Stampin' Pad, Cardstock, Stampin' Blends, DSP and more. Even Rainbow Glimmer Paper which I might have to purchase on my next order. 

I really struggled with this colour, because I only realised that I hardly had any Cardstock left in this colour. I had only scraps and this card front, but I was determined to create something. Blackberry Bliss is a gorgeous rich colour and I wanted to combined it with other bright colours for my sunflower.

The Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle is just right for these bright bold colours, I've stamped the image in Stazon Jet Black Ink onto Watercolor Paper and watercoloured the image with the Water Painters. Blending the following colours together are starting with Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Poppy Parade and a new In Color Bumble Bee. I continued to add colour until I was happy with the application. The leaves from the stamp set are also in the same colours.

The images from the Sunflower Dies, die cut out the stamped images, but they also have a few extra dies which can add another dimension to your sunflowers and leaves. This can give you a completely different look to your creations. I really love the black paper against the bright colours and it almost looks like Etch Art.

The white square panel under the Sunflower is a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and with a Sponge Dauber I've applied Blackberry Bliss Ink onto the Cardstock. I like to start in the center and work my way out in a circle motion.

I've randomly stamped the leaf image a number of times using Blackberry Bliss Ink onto the panel of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and then I ran the panel through the die cutting machine with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The panel is layered over Thick Whisper White card base.

The sentiment is heat embossed, using Versmark Ink, White Stampin' Emboss Powder onto Basic Black Cardstock and fussy cut around the sentiment. I've added a Gold metallic bow to finish off the card. 

Please visit Catherine's Blog to see her creation and all the links are there as well, so you’ll be able to see everyone’s creations for this week’s showcase.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you’ve enjoyed how I’ve used  Blackberry Bliss. Make sure you come back next week to see Bushing Bride 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:  Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Poppy Parade and Bumble Bee
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Basic Black and Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamp Set: Celebrate Sunflowers
Dies: Sunflowers Dies
Colouring Tools: Stazon, Versamark, Sponge Dauber, Heat Tool, White Stampin' Powder, Water Painters
Other Stampin' Up! Products: Gold Trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and Subtle 3D Embossing Folder


  1. The lighter colours really help Blackberry Bliss to stand out, Vicki. Beautiful job!

  2. Love your colouring of that sunflower, Vicki, amazing and the sponging on the white square adds the perfect touch!

  3. Beautiful colouring on your sunflower Vicki!. The colours just graduate beautifully

  4. Wow Vicki! That is a "sun-sational" card! I love it.
    Oh, and if you ever need another sheet of Blackberry Bliss card, you know how to contact me . . . LOL

  5. This is an incredible card Vicki - I would never have thought to use that colour combination but it works so well. Thank you for sharing your project tonight and providing Blackberry Bliss inspiration with us all!

  6. Wow, another stunning creation Vicki. Great colour combination and use of Blackberry Bliss with the gorgeous sunflower. x

  7. Well I just LOVE IT, absolutely stunning! The colour combination and the way you have blended it is just gorgeous! I know what I need to do when I get inky with this stamp set now!!

  8. I NEVER would have thought to colour the sunflower Vicki, and yet now you have, it seems an obvious choice. I love the way you've sponged in BB to tie it together.

  9. Love it, the Autumn shades are really stunning. I must get down to using my Sunflower set. Thank you for inspiring me.

  10. Thank you Vicki for a wonderful card made with what you had on hand! Ingenious use of materials and colour!

  11. This is a gorgeous card, Vicki. I love your colouring and the blend of colours is so pretty, and the lovely pinkish sponged shadow behind the flower is lovely too.