02 June 2021

Week 1 Colour Creations Blog Hop - Art With Heart Team Australia


Hello and welcome

Tonight I'll be sharing with you Week 1 of Colour Creations Blog Hop with the Art With Heart Team in Australia. 

Each week there will be a Colour Creations blog hop showcasing Stampin' Up! Colors with a selection of members from the Art With Heart Team who will be joining in. I'm looking forward to seeing their beautiful projects using the Stampin' Up! Colors. You'll be able to hop around by clicking on the next link at the end of my blog.

The colours for tonight are the new In Colors for 2021 to 2023 they are Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. These In Colors are available in the latest 2021 - 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and I've used all five colours for my handmade card.

To create my card, I've used the Blending Brushes one each for the In Colors to create the Ink Blending technique background panel. Starting with a panel of  Basic White Cardstock adding Fresh Freesia then Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and finishing off with Evening Evergreen ink.

Using the Stampin' Blends in Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya I've created a splatter effect onto the coloured panel by using the brush tip and flick it against the lid of the Blend. 

The bear, fox and penguin are stamped images from the Count On Me Stamp Set which is in the Annual Catalogue on page 82 there is also a kangaroo, two koalas and a kiwi bird which I plan on creating another card soon with these images.

I've stamped the images in Jet Black Stazon Ink onto Shimmery Whisper White Cardstock and coloured them in with the Stampin' Up! Watercolour Pencils. Using Basic Gary for the bear, Early Espresso and Cajun Craze for the fox and Basic Black for the penguin. I also added Clear Wink of Stella to blend in the colours.

The cute stitched clouds and stitched heart are from the Give it a Whirl Dies. I've added ink to the clouds using the Blending Brushes  with Pale Papaya and Polished Pink Ink. Plus more of Clear Wink of Stella for added sparkle. The smaller hearts are from the Floral Heart Dies they are so tiny and cute for heart rain drops, don't you think?

To finish off the card I've used the stamp set from the Sentimental Rose Card Kit, stamped in Versamark Ink onto a strip of Basic Black Cardstock, heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder and Heat Tool.

Now it's time to hop along and visit the lovely Caroline Manwaring to see her project please click on the link below.

The list of participants are listed below.

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Christine Blain

Rachel Woollard

Theresa Gerrard

Rachel Palmieri

Michele Taylor

Diane Furniss

Andrea Sargent

Ros Davidson

Cathy Proctor


Thank you for visiting my blog today, I would so love hear your thoughts on my project by leaving a comment below.

If you live in Australia, you can purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products by shopping with me at my online store here.

Happy Stamping 

Vicki Boucher


  1. This is a very sweet card, Vicki! I love how you used all five In Colors on your blended background; so pretty. The little animals are pretty adorable.

  2. Vicki you are such a master of blended backgrounds! I had totally overlooked this adorable set - I love how you've used it on this gorgeous card.

  3. Wowsers, LOVE how you used all 5 colours in your blended background. So fabulous! Such a cute card and great colouring.

  4. Well I just love how you have blended all 5 colours into the background that is just fantastic. I love using the blending brushes and now I am going to have to try this. The rest of your card is so cute too! I love it!

  5. Great way to mix stamps and dies for your wonderfully creative card. The background demonstrates such a wonderful blending of the new incolours and gives a storybook dreamy feel to your card front. Love it!

  6. Very touching card! Lovely.

  7. Oh my goodness, Vicki, your blending is phenomenal and just shows how well these 5 colours work beautifully together. Those little images are too cute!

  8. What a sweet card Vicki and that background is stunning especially how you have managed to blend all the In Colours into it.

  9. So soft and pretty, like a fluffy dream. Love this Vicki.

  10. Vicki, your card is so sweet. I love the blended background, it has such a lovely soft velvety look to it. I have ordered the Count On Me stamp set and I'm looking forward to playing with it. Your little animal images are so cute. I love the design of the card and I've missed seeing your beautiful creations on our team hop. Great to see you back again x.

  11. WOW! The ink blending on your background is amazing! I adore how you managed to get all 5 in colors on the background and have it look so realistic.

  12. Your background is stunning Vicki and your card so very sweet.