Now that some of you may have had the chance to take a peek at the new catalog, I'd like to give you a more casual introduction to the Stampin'Up! In Colors for 2012-2013! Starting from the top left, please meet Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, and Primrose Petals. Stampin'Up! has also updated their stamp pads, so I had to give 'em a try and check out how they look with this new palette. And, I have to say, I do love the effect of the new pads! The former felt pads have been redesigned with a new foam pad, which allows you to stamp with more even coverage. The colors appear to be richer on the stamped image. I do have to say it took a little practice on my part. Since the ink pads were brand new and super juicy, I learned that blotting the surface with a paper towel helped to ensure the stamp didn't get "overjuiced" on the first applications. Here's another look of the set of 3x3 cards I created:
Can I just tell you how fun it was for me to stamp and create some stuff? I loved playing with the Apothecary Accents Framelits - the shape of the "For You" label is just so cute! Plus, I added a bit of a textured accent at the bottom of my card with the sweet little Adorning Accents Folder. Just to finish off the card, I added a little flower embellie with a Basic Pearl in the center. While I felt a little bit out of practice, I had fun making these last night. They were super easy peasy to put together and I really liked doing the tone-on-tone (I thought it showed how the cardstock and ink match perfectly!). Hope you like 'em! Here's a closer look at the Primrose Petals card:
And...here's the recipe for you:
*Stamps: Layered Labels
*Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, and Primrose Petals
*Inks: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, and Primrose Petals
*Accessories: Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Mini Clothespins, Basic Pearls, Itty Bitty Punches, Corner Rounder, Stampin' Dimensionals
Thanks so much for coming by to visit! Have a great rest of your weekend!