Saturday, June 2, 2012

Let me introduce you to the new {In Colors}


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!


4 comments:

Helen F. said...

Fabulous set of cards with these vibrant new colors, Rose! Love each and every one :)

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

beautiful set of cards, love their colors and simple design.
~Luanne

Norma said...

Hi Rose, I love the tone on tone and i too LOVE the new ink pads:) Fab cards and they display the colors beautifully!!
Hugs,
Norma

Nathaly said...

Wow, why don't I come up with these ideas?? :-)
Simple but oh so GORGEOUS!!! Nathaly