Friday, April 13, 2018

Timeless Textures with You've Got This

Years ago, I received a swap at a Stampin' Up! event,
that used similar colors and sketch.  I loved that card and
changed the stamp sets, to make an updated version.
This sample was made with Timeless Textures (annual p 154) 
and You've Got This (annual p 101).  The flower comes from
the Flourishing Thinlits on page 216.

I often forget about the tearing technique.   It creates so
much texture and interest, with minimal effort!  It doesn't
hurt that tearing is combined with the wonderful
textures from Timeless Textures.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

New Catalog Color Renovation

In case you haven't heard,
the current Stampin' Up! catalog retires May 31, 2018.
That means a NEW catalog, with delightful NEW rubbah!

It is an exciting time of year, with some changes coming.
This year, SU is having a color renovation.
Trust me, this is a GREAT thing!

First, the colors above are going away/retiring.
It looks like a lot of colors, but keep in mind that
the 2016-18 In Colors were scheduled to retire.

Now, for the exciting part....

we are getting the new colors shown above, plus 6 former colors
(indicated by the word "returning" on the graph below)!  They will really open up possibilities for beautiful paper projects.

This is the complete, new color line-up for the 2018-19 SU catalog.
You'll notice that we will now be offering 53 colors,
increasing our delicious color palette. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Flourish Thinlits on Watercolor Wash

This card required a bit of dry time.   I wet watercolor
paper and then used an aqua painter to spread 
Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach ink,
created a watercolor wash.  
I dried the ink with my heat tool.

The Flourish Thinlits dies (annual p 216)
 was perfect, when paired with
Gold Foil paper.  Finally, I added the birthday sentiment
from Birthday Basics (annual p 149).

Sometimes, the clean and simple cards are the ones
that come together most rapidly.  This is however, 
until you add the final touch, the sentiment, and then
smudge it!!  Sadly, I have a hard time waiting
til ink dries, to attach my card layers!