New Colours At A Glance

For your viewing pleasure over the long weekend (at least here in Canada!)

Are you wondering what is all the "talk" about the new colours?  Check out this video released by Stampin' Up! to give you an overall view of all the new colour collections:

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Awash with Flowers…on your birthday


I love two-step stamping – it's what brought me to Stampin' Up! products in the first place.  Simply put, two step stamping is stamping an image in two (or more) steps.  In this case, it's one stamp for the outline, and one (or more) stamp(s) for the coloured image.  WIth the stamp set Awash with Flowers, the stem is separate from the large flowers and the flower head is a separate stamp, as is the solid leaf image for the stem.  These solid images don't always line up perfectly to entirely fill the outline (even if you use the stamp-a-ma-jig – they're made that way!!) and I love the artistic look of this effect.  It's also very freeing for me, not having to worry about getting everything "perfect".  The sentiment is from the set Perfect Punches, which coordinates with various Stampin' Up! punches.

This card features Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette, two colours that are now part of Stampin' Up!'s core colour offering. Daffodil Delight and Certainly Celery round out this palette.  (Eh Team stampers, check the team newsletter for dimensions & more details so you can recreate this at one of your workshops!).

We created this card at the recent July card class.  In September, my monthly card classes will re-start (taking a little break in August).  Hope that you can join me at a class soon!!

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The beauty of handmade cards…

DSC_0129 is that you can create a unique and personal card each time!  This is the card I made for my friends who were married this weekend.  I used Stampin' Up!'s Shimmery White cardstock (which unfortunately doesn't look that shimmery here…) and the retired colour Sage Shadow, since I had some still lying around.  The Sage was similar to the colour theme of the wedding, and the punched out circles also went with the theme.  Their invitations had featured shimmery white paper with green circles printed on it…so I went with that as my foundation for the card.  (See, you don't need to think up these things on your own!!).  I used my various circle punches to create different sized circles, and then adhered them to the card.  I used Staz On ink to stamp the floral heart (from the set Simply Said) and then coloured it in with Stampin' Write markers (Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal and Pretty in Pink…I think).  I added 2 Way Glue to the rim of the Sage circle and then coated it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter to make the focal point stand out.  Voila!  A unique, custom-made card!  If you want to learn more about card making, please consider coming to one of my card-making classesContact me if you have any questions!

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Hydrangeas for the Hostess

HydrangeaI love hydrangeas…and this card features a hydrangea bloom in my favourite colours using the Poppin' Pastels technique.  The stamp is from Stampin' Up!'s Level 1 Hostess Set "Because I Care".  (Workshop hosts can earn this for free – contact me for details).

The bloom was stamped in Versamark and then I dabbed Stampin' Pastels over the image.  I initially used Bashful Blue in spots over the flower, then went over it again with Perfect Plum to get the varigated colours.  The Square Lattice Embossing Folder for the Big Shot gave beautiful texture to the background piece of Whisper White, and I added a couple of Basic Pearls to complete the card.  We did this at my recent Card Class (if you're interested in attending future classes, check out my class page or contact me for more information).

Thanks for looking!

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What’s the fastest (and cheapest) way to get all the new colours?

Download them to My Digital Studio!!!  If you own this software, and have installed the inital update of 1.01, then simply click on "Help", then "Check for Updates" and you'll get version 1.04 update which includes all the new colours from the recent Colour Renovation (cardstock, Designer Series Paper and ink colours!) plus other program running updates.  You'll be able to create scrapbook pages, calendars, cards and 3D projects with the latest Stampin' Up! colours instantly.

For more information, please contact me.

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