Today I’m sharing a card which focuses on the Stampin’ Blends, I love these pens so much as they’re easy to blend even when your mixing colours. I’ve used them here to colour in the sunflower bouquet from the Jar of Flowers stamp set.
The sunflowers were coloured with a mix of So Saffron and Cinnamon Cider and the thistle leaves at the back were a mix of Smokey Slate and Just for that lovely silvery effect these leaves had. The thistle head itself was coloured with Dark Misty Moonlight mixed with Light Smokey Slate with a layer of Purple Posy over the top to give some lovely tonal colour.
My image was stamped onto a frame cut from the Ornate Layers die collection, I was worried this die cut would be too big for my card but its fits perfectly. The background paper comes from the Flowers For Every Season DSP Pack which has some great floral and neutral patterns.
To finish off the card I add a strip of the Just Jade Ribbon and a greeting from the Lots to Celebrate stamp set. This stamp set is the perfect companion to Jar of Flowers as it adds some sentiments and extra elemnts to use with the jars.
I didn’t think I’d love the Stitched Triangle Dies as much as I do but they are amazing and definitely one to add to your collection. I love how you can link them togther to create a patchwork effect, create bunting of many sizes or just use them in a random pattern seperatley like I have here.
For both of these cards I use a card base measuring 13.9cm x 10.5cm, slightly smaller than my normal cards bases, so the largest Stitched Rectangle Die fits comfortably on the card front. I then cut out five random triangles out of my rectangle. I used the thick Whisper White cardstock to do the triangle to add some stability to this layer. I then stamped the greeting from So Senitmel in Memento Tuxedo Black, using washie tape to cover half the greeting so only Thank You was stamped.. To finish the card I filled in my triangle windows with 2020-2022 In-Colour Designer Paper.
For the second card I used the die with the long line of triangles and cut five rows. I colour each one with a strip of In-Colour cardstock on the back, I secrured the strips in place with tear and tape. I added the same sentiment, stamped in full on the largest of the Tasteful Labels Dies.
I really love how these cards turned out and can’t wait to play more with the Stitched Triangles.
So yesterday my pre-order arrives with goodies from the new catalogue and the first thing I had to pull out and play with were the new In-Colours for 2020-22, this is one of my favourite things about Stampin’ Up! the five new colours every month….confession time I still have cardstock in every UK colour they’ve released.
If I had to sum up this years colours in one word I’d say FUN. They bright and cheerful and looking at them just makes me happy. So lets have a closer look.
First up is Bumble Bee which many of you will recognise from the Ornate Garden Suite. A bright sunny yellow which I think will fit in well with Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight and So Safffron,
Next up is Cinnamon Cider, a lovely rich chocolate brown. I can’t wait to get my hands on the Stampin’ Blends in this colour as its the prefect animal/tree brown.
This is Just Jade which is a lighter, slightly more muted version of Emerald Envy from a couple of years ago. I can see this working well with Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce.
This is Magenta Madness and its much brighter than in the photo, think along the lines of Lemon Lime Twist, we’ve not really had a pink like this before so I’m looking forward to playing around with colour combinations for this one.
Last up is Misty Moonlight. I really like this one, its as close to a perfect true blue I think you could get and the perfect compliment to Night of Navy and Seaside Spray.
So there they are our new colours which one is your favourite and which colours do you think it’ll work well with?
This cards were made using the new patterns for the Designer Series Paper Assortment and a new stamp set called Tasteful Touches, which has lovely sentiments. These will be available to customers on June 3rd. If you can’t wait that long then you can join Stampin’ Up! and become part of my team and add them to you starter kit today.
When I started making this card it was going to be similar to the sample on page 16 of the Spring/Summer catalogue but I was going to swap the black diecut for Silver Foil. I couldn’t find my Silver Foil so used Champagne Foil instead and ended up with this card.
I’d forgotten how much I love the Champagne Foil, it really does add a wow factor to your project and I think it looks gorgeous with my favourite In-Colours Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig.
To make the different coloured parcels I simply placed small pieces of cardstock behind the foil die cut and secured them with some Tear “n” Tape, you could use your markers to colour in each different section.
Hope you can join me again for another project tomorrow.
With the Annual Catalogue entering its last few weeks its time to start saying goodbye to some products, while the offical retiring list won’t be released just yet we know we’ll be saying goodbye to the 2017-2019 In-Colours. This makes me very sad this year as this collection has been my very favourite In-Colour collection so fingers crossed Stampin’ Up! are bringing us an even better collection to replace them.
My three favourites of this collection were Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Powder Pink so today’s card features all three and highlights how well they work together.
For the background of the card I used the Coutnry Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder with Whisper White, I cut this into three panels measuring 4cm x 9cm and mounted these onto panels of TRaquil Tide measuring 4.5cm x 9.5cm. The happy birthday greeting comes from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and I added a flower and leaves from the Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration set and cut them out with the co-ordinating Four seasons Framlits.
Which of the 2011-2019 In-Colours are you going to miss the most and what are you hoping to see in the new collection, I’d love to know?