2017-2019 In Colors Showcase
Welcome to the June Fun n' Crafty Blog Hop! Whether you're starting here or coming from Kathy's blog, you're in for some fun projects showcasing Stampin' Up!®'s new In Colors.
This month I had to reign myself in, because these new colors are delicious! I ended up with 5 five (!) projects, each showcasing one of the new In Colors. As you can imagine, it was a LONG post! You can check out the scrapbook layout I made using Powder Pink and the Ribbon of Courage bundle next week. For now, let's dive into the three cards I made.
In Colors: Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst
First up is one of the cards for my Happy Birthday Gorgeous display board. I used Berry Burst and a touch of Lemon Lime Twist on this one. You may remember these adorable roses from my Un-Birthday card last month; I'm a tad obsessed! One of the best parts of this particular two step stamp is the unfinished look. If you're not perfectly lined up here, it looks like it was meant to be that way.
One of my favorite finishing touches right now are the seriously cute felt Bitty Bows. You'll probably see me using these a lot over the coming year as I am TERRIBLE as making bows! The only wish I have for these is that they were offered in more colors!
In Colors: Fresh Fig
Here I showcase Fresh Fig with another new Designer Paper! I had a customer ask me recently how to use DSP in projects, so I wanted to make a quick Graduation card keeping the focus on the paper. I used the striped DSP from the Naturally Eclectic stack which has a In Colors featured. To make Fresh Fig the star of the show, I matted the DSP with it. Next I stamped my image (from Better Together) in Fresh Fig and used clear embossing powder to make it pop off the background. (Did you know you can heat emboss any color by simply inking your stamp first with Versamark and topping with your choice of color?)
In Colors: Tranquil Tide
Tranquil Tide is one of my favorite new colors. The way it almost pulls you deeper into it's depths in a watercolor application totally captured my attention. I decided the best focus for this color would be a sympathy card.
Using the D block, I created the watercolor background by inking my block. Next I misted with the Stampin' Spritzer and applied it directly to the paper. I love the look you get from the full block. You could try for hours to create a similar look with a paintbrush and never get there.
My dragonfly comes from the Dragonfly Dreams set. I used a combination of dies and fussy cutting to get this look. The top layer is die cut from Basic Black Cardstock, while the bottom layer was stamped with the detailed dragonfly. I painted the wings with Tranquil Tide and an Aqua Painter and couldn't resist finishing him off with some Wink of Stella.
I hope you enjoyed the cards I shared today. For more inspiring In Color projects, please follow the links below; next up is Susan up in San Francisco! Head on down to the comments and let me know which if the New In Colors is your favorite!
Birthday Card Product List
Congratulations Card Product List
Sympathy Card Product List