Simple Balmy Blue Wow Card: Just Use Layers

Today’s card features the Countryside Inn patterned paper and the Petal Park stamp set to create this gorgeous Balmy Blue friendship card. A similar simple card that uses layers to add some WOW was posted here.

In tonight’s Colour Creations Blog Hop you’ll find 10+ simple and creative card ideas. Certainly everything you need to inspire your next crafting session!

Welcome to the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We are thrilled to have you join us today. Our hop features some of your favourite Art With Heart Team Members sharing projects made with Stampin’ Up! products. In fact, you may have just come from fellow creative Tina Gillespie’s blog.

I am joining in with the Art With Heart Team’s Colour Creations Blog Hop with this friendship card.

The Balmy Blue colour is in Stampin’ Ups!® Subtles colour family and is our focus for today’s hop.

I have gone with a simple card, using a cardstock layer overlapped by the Countryside Inn patterned paper, a label, ribbon and a few layers of leaves and punched flowers.

What You Need

  • Stamps/Bundles: Petal Park, Sentimental Park, Night of Navy card stock
  • Inks: Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Versamark
  • Paper: Basic White card stock, Balmy Blue card stock, Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper
  • Other: Gorgeously Made dies, Petal Park Builder punch, 2-3/8″ (6 cm) circle punch, Bough punch, Balmy Blue and white ribbon, white embossing powder

Balmy Blue Friendship Card Recipe

  1. Begin with a Basic White card base (29.5 cm x 10.5 cm).
  2. Cut a piece of Balmy Blue card stock and Countryside Inn patterned paper 8.5 cm x 12.8 cm.
  3. Adhere to card base, slightly overlapping each other.
  4. Stamp Petal Park flowers in Balmy Blue twice and punch out.
  5. Stamp the large leaf image and the smaller cluster of leaves in Old Olive. Colour with Old Olive watercolour pencil and fussy cut.
  6. Punch the Bough image twice from Night of Navy.
  7. Create a banner label from a 7 cm x 2 cm piece of Night Of Navy card stock. Stamp with sentiment in Versamark, sprinkle white embossing powder over and use heat tool to set.
  8. Cut perforated edge in Balmy Blue from the Gorgeously Made dies.
  9. Layer the flowers, leaves and label over the circle and adhere to the front of the card.
  10. Unpick the Balmy Blue ribbon from the white ribbon, tie into a bow and adhere to card front.
  11. Adhere remaining flowers and leaves to the inside of the card.
Product List
Bough Punch
Versamark Pad

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8 comments on “Simple Balmy Blue Wow Card: Just Use Layers

  1. Such a pretty card Amie and the choice of stamp set teams perfectly with the paper you have used. Those flowers look great embossed too.

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