Apologies for not having posted in a while. Life has been very busy. Planing a wedding (yes! my wedding! or ours.. but mine too!) and finishing off doing up a house (to sell).
In the meantime Stampin’ Up has launched their new catalogue, yay! PDF is available here or under the catalogue tab. Personally, I love the new catalogue and got a huge wish list!
I love the new in colours (please see photo display at bottom of the post!) and had a quick play with them and the new stamp set Pop of Paradise which has flamingos of course. Flamingos are very popular at the moment. Copper has been popular in interior decorating for a long time in Britain and Scandinavia and has finally found its way into crafting. Copper embossing is the way to go.
I made the two cards by using following items:
- Pop of Paradise stamp set
- Whisper white cardstock – A4 cut in half and folded to make 2x card bases
- Berry Burst cardstock – 3.75″ x 5.5″ – for pink flamingo card
- Lemon Lime Twist cardstock – 3.75″ x 5.5″ – for lime flamingo card
- Watercolour paper – 2x 3.5″ x 5.25″
- Berry Burst Ink
- Lemon Lime Twist ink
- Tranquil Tide ink
- Copper embossing powder – for the thank you banner
- Heating tool
- Washi tape – for pink flamingo card
- Baker’s twine – for lime flamingo card
- Aqua painter
- Stampin dimensionals – for flamingo and banner
I did the stamping on scrap whisper white card stock and cut out leaves, flamingo and banner with scissors. The watercolour background is very easy to make, just pick up colour from ink pad with aqua painter and apply to watercolour paper with lots of water. I like adding drops of colour to the wet paper for a splash of extra colour. Takes a bit of time to dry or you can cheat and gently dry it with heating gun.
If you haven’t seen the new colours please take a look at them right here 🙂 From left to right: Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig.
Also if you havent seen; Helen Read has made a list of awesome colour combinations for the new in colours on Pinterest.
Cards are from the 6th June 2017.