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Colour Creations Showcase - Highland Heather


Hi there

Tonight, I'm joining the ladies from the Art With Heart Team for this week's Colour Creations Showcase. This week we're featuring Highland Heather which is from the Subtles Collection and one of my favourite colours to create with.

Stampin' Up! Highland Heather Colour Combo - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This is my colour combo tonight. It has been a busy creative week and I got a bit sidetracked in the garden today, so I wanted to keep my card simple. When I was writing this post, I realised that I hadn't used any dies, embossing folders or my die cutting machine! It is rare for me to just use paper, stamps and ink. It is good to remember that you don't need more than that to create a nice card.

Stampin' Up! - Fancy Phrases - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a panel of Whisper White card stock and masked off a section and got to with some ink blending. I've used Highland Heather at the bottom and Balmy Blue at the top. The large floral image from the Fancy Phrases stamp was stamped over the blended panel. As it is quite a heavily shaded image, I didn't want it to look too harsh on the soft colours, so I stamped it in Basic Gray ink. I also stamped the cute dragonflys from a brand new stamp set called Dragonfly Garden from the upcoming 2021 January - June Mini Catalogue.  The greeting from Fancy Phrases was heat embossed in white on Gorgeous Grape card stock for a bold pop. I've wrapped the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the top and finished with a bow. The finished panel was adhered to a Highland Heather card base.

Stampin' Up! - Fancy Phrases - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Gorgeous Grape mat with a narrow border for my writing panel. I masked off a strip at the base and created a coordinating border with my ink blending tools. The small floral image from the Fancy Phrases stamp set was stamped in the corner in Basic Gray Ink.

Stampin' Up! - Fancy Phrases - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne


Project Details
Stamps Fancy Phrases, Dragonfly Garden
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape
 Ink Versamark, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Basic Gray
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools Blending tools, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun


The lovely Catherine is hosting us tonight, so make sure you head over to her blog for the links to the other participants tonight.

Thanks for visiting today!


Ros Davidson

Amazing ink blending Judy and I love how you have continued it onto the inside of the card.

Caroline Manwaring

Such a lovely, soft and pretty card, Judy. I love the white embossed sentiment on Gorgeous Grape for contrast against the softness of colour and the crinkle ribbon.

Kate Morgan

Your ink blending is gorgeous Judy, and nothing wrong with a simple card, especially when it's as stunning as this!

Rachel Woollard

Stunning cards Judy, simple but elegant. The crinkle seam binding looks lovely

Kathryn Ruddick

OMGosh, those dragonflies match that floral stamp so well!!! What beautiful masking and sponging - this is such a lovely card!


Oh my goodness, Judy - no embossing, or die-cutting??!! You have done an absolutely beautiful job with this card. You're right, in that getting back "to basics" of stamps, ink and paper, can yield such beautiful, satisfying results. This is gorgeous.

Catherine Proctor

Judy your ink blending on this card is simply stunning! Thank you for inspiring us all with your Highland Heather card.

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