My amazing stamp club met on Saturday for the first time since the release of Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog. While they all came with their wish lists (these ladies understand the importance of staying organized!), I couldn’t wait to share some of my favorites from the catalog with them. I incorporated a new In Color into each of their projects – what fun! Today I’m sharing the first project we completed – a completely unexpected color combination that worked for me (they liked it too). Here’s the card we made:
Aside from this unexpected color combination, I want to point out that this card uses only one stamp, no Whisper White/Very Vanilla and no Stampin’ Dimensionals. That’s quite a feat for me!
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Shocking Color Combination. I usually save the color combination for last, but these colors demand top billing. Who would have ever thought that pink and yellow could work? The flowers were fading against a Whisper White background so I substituted Daffodil Delight and was immediately delighted. There’s a natural clash between the colors, but I kinda’ like it. If you like this combination, too, please feel free to save this:
- Layering the Flowers. My first design had a single flower that was cropped in Flirty Flamingo. I really wanted to flower to have a bit more pizzazz to match this color combination, so I cropped another flower in Basic Black and snipped off the stem before gluing it to the Daffodil Delight card stock. This added a little more funk and allowed me to give the flower the level of attention it deserves. That super-cool flower deserves to be showcased.
- Flip the Lid. The common inclination is to glue everything down perfectly – we all want to make sure the components of our card stay on the card, right? When I constructed this card, though, I left the tips of the flower unglued so that I could lightly flip them a bit off the page. This added the level of dimension I wanted – nothing dramatic. I simply went under the edges of the flower with my paper snips and rolled the flower tops away from the cardstock base. Again, not a dramatic difference, but the details can make quite a difference.
Stamp Sets: Sunshine Sayings Papers: Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black Inks: Archival Basic Black Accessories: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush
Don’t you agree that this combination of die and stamped sentiment is a perfect way to lift someone’s spirits – a wonderful pick-me-up?
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