Sunday, April 16, 2023

Beautiful Purples - Stampin' Up! Beautiful Balloons

  One of my cards was recently chosen as a winner at the Color Hues challenge for this Mountain Camping card  and because of that I get the huge honor of joining the Color Hues team as a guest designer for this week's challenge.  I hope you'll check out all the wonderful goodness that this team is showcasing and then join in the fun yourself: The Color Hues Challenge

  We are working with with Purple & Green this time!  So many ways this pair of colors can go!

   Since I had just gotten my Stampin' Up! demonstrator pre-order I wanted to use a new stamp set of course!  The new Beautiful Balloons (available to customers on May 2) seemed like a natural choice for this color combo!

  Purple is one of my favorite colors and I never want to have to pick a favorite so I decided to use 3 different purples on this card!  I stamped the balloons in Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia.  Once they were cut out I added some white baker's twine ties to them then adhered the trio to a Basic White card front.  The party streamer are stamped across the card front in returning color Lemon Lime Twist.  A stitched border is added using the Stitched With Whimsy dies that really go well with the streamers.

  The sentiment is stamped in Gorgeous Grape and fussy cut and popped on dimensionals below the balloons.  Some faceted opaque gems in 2 of the purples are added for a final touch.

  I loved this color combo and might even have to make time to do a purple and green floral card because the colors are just too good not to!
  Thanks to the Colors Hues Design Team for inviting me to join in on this fun challenge!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Beautiful Balloons (coming May 2)

Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Fresh Freesia, Lemon Lime Twist

Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic White, Basic White thick

Accessories: Beautiful Balloons dies, Stitched with Whimsy dies, dimensionals, white baker's twine, opaque adhesive-backed gems


  1. Great to have you GD for this challenge Amanda with this fun card. Those purple balloons look fab over the lime green streamers. :)

  2. Amanda, I love that you decided to not pick a fav and you showcased three shades of purple on your card. The banners look terrific too! So happy to have you with us for this challenge, have a great day!

  3. Amanda this is so pretty and so fun. I love the bright coloured balloons! Thank you so much for being our guest this challenge!

  4. Hi Amanda, I am especially glad to have you as our Guest Designer this go around! Your card shows off these colors beautifully and the balloons are so pretty in the new colors. Love those streamers! Hugs to you!

  5. Such a pretty trio of balloons and how fun to pair them with streamers. So delighted you're our guest designer for this challenge; your card is both inspired and inspiring!

  6. Your trio of purple balloons and green streamers have made such a FUN and FESTIVE birthday card Amanda, and we are thrilled to have you guesting with us here at The Color Hues Challenge! Thanks for inspiring our players with such a wonderful card! Marcia (DT)

  7. Amanda, it's such a pleasure to have you join us at Color Hues this round! Your purple balloons are so festive, and the green streamers just add to the party atmosphere!

  8. I love how you definitely incorporated hues of purples in your design. Loving the bright green too. Very fun card! Thanks so much for guesting with us here at Color Hues!

  9. It's so wonderful having you guest design for Color Hues, Amanda. Your card is bright, cheery and fun with the banners and balloons (yay for Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Freesia returning!), showcasing a great way to use these colors!


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