22 July 2020

Week 8 Art With Heart Colour Creations Weekly Showcase Calypso Coral

Hello and welcome to Week 8 with the Art With Heart Colour Creations Weekly Showcase. Which the lovely Catherine Proctor is running our weekly blog and with a selection of other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from the Art With Heart Team. 

This week we are featuring Calypso Coral in our projects. Calypso Coral is from the Subtles Colour Collection and comes in a range of Stampin' Up! products such as the Classic Stampin' Pad, Cardstock, Stampin' Blends, DSP and more. 

I decided to feature this colour by creating two cards using the Free As A Bird Stamp Set and combing the colour with shades of blues. The cards might look familiar as I've cased my own cards that I created using this stamp set from last year. Both just happened to be from our Colour Creations back in 2019. 

The first card I wanted Calypso Coral to stand out against one of the new In Colors 2020 - 2022 Misty Moonlight, the birds have been stamped in this colour and coloured in using the Stampin' Blends in Calypso Coral, Misty Moonlight and Balmy Blue.

The Misty Moonlight smaller stitched panel behind the birds is from the Stitched So Sweety Dies and I've sponged Misty Moonlight Ink to make the background darker and give some depth to the card.

The larger Misty Moonlight panel is embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and I've added Ink in the same colour with the Stamping Sponge.

I just love the Night of Navy Ribbon and it's perfect at the bottom of the card. To finish I've used the sentiment which is from the Life Is Beautiful Stamp Set and will be available to purchase as of next month. It's from the new Stampin' Up! August - December 2020 Mini Catalogue.

For my next card I've used Calypso Coral as the main feature, using Cardstock, DSP, Ink and Stampin' Blends. The Bird is stamped in Misty Moonlight Ink, coloured with the Stampin' Blends using Calypso Coral, Misty Moonlight and Balmy Blue. I think these colours go so nicely together.

The Whisper White Cardstock gives the card a fresh look. Using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies again for the background and a little of the Balmy Blue Ink with a Sponge Dauber. 

I wanted a different sentiment for this card, so I've used one from the Fancy Phrases Stamp Set which is from the Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.

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 Calypso Coral. Make sure you come back next week to see the colour Cherry Cobbler 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: Calypso Coral, Misty Moonlight and Balmy Blue
Cardstock/Paper: Calypso Coral, Misty Moonlight, Whisper White and Subtles 6"x 6" DSP
Stamp Sets: Free As A Bird, Fancy Phrases and Life Is Beautiful
Dies: Stitched So Sweetly 
Embossing Folder: Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder
Stampin' Blends: Calypso Coral, Misty Moonlight and Balmy Blue
Ribbon: Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack
Colouring Tools: Stamping Sponges and Sponge Dauber


  1. Oh, Vicki, you've done it again! How good does Calypso Coral look with Misty Moonlight? I hadn't even considered pairing those colours. I am in love with the dramatic, moody, look of your first card. The second card showcases Calypso Coral beautifully. Thanks for always inspiring me. :)

    1. Yep, I agree with everything Christine said!

  2. Love the birds, love the blues - love your Calypso Coral cards!

  3. Vicki this colour combination is stunning -I especially love your rich dark blues on the first card, simply wow! Thank you for sharing your Calypso Coral creation tonight and inspiring us all xx

  4. Sweet birds Vicki, I love the colour combination you’ve used . These cards are stunning

  5. So pretty Vicki, this colour combination is an absolute winner. How gorgeous is Misty Moonlight, especially sponged on top of the same card for a moody look behind those cute birds!

  6. Gorgeous. Misty Moonlight looks fabulous with Calypso Coral. Still one of my fave stamp sets too.

  7. Both gorgeous projects Vicki! I need to use my bird stamps more!

  8. What an unexpected contrast, but a delightful surpeise.

  9. Oh wow I'd never have thought of that colour combo but it just goes so well and your colouring as always is beautiful.

  10. A great colour combination Vicki. I'm loving the Misty Moonlight card with the wood EF, and loving those sweet little birds. Gorgeous cards.

  11. I love these birds Vicki, they looks so beautiful with the Misty Moonlight blue.

  12. Fabulous colouring and I love the single bird card and who knew, misty moonlight and calypso coral looked so good paired together!