Do the names tempt you to try them?
Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy – what images do they evoke for you? It can be a bit overwhelming at this time of year being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – new colours, new stamps, new paper and so many other pretty things to try out. To help get a handle on it I decided to pick three of the new colours to work with and a beautiful stamp set that has been around for a while, First Frost, but I haven’t used much. Initially I didn’t buy the co-ordinating dies but soon realised my mistake and ordered them!
Also please can I apologise for the In-Color spelling. I know it jars for us British spelling police but it is a Stampin’ Up trade marked name so I’ve decided to keep with their spelling when appropriate!
I picked Rococo Rose to start with and teamed it with Whisper White and Basic Gray cardstock. The sentiment is from the Love what you do set and is so useful for an any occasion card! I also love the sentiment, “I’m lucky to have a friend like you”.
Wow, isn’t Pretty Peacock such a great shade. It is totally my sort of colour palette – I’d definitely like a jumper in this colour! On this card I’ve gone for texture with the Tin Tile embossing folder. You could of course add a sentiment but sometimes less is more! I couldn’t resist stamping on the inside as well. I should really have started a scrapbook page at the same time as I didn’t want to put the ink pad away! I think this could be my new favourite colour!
I finished off with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers using Seaside Spray. Hopefully this colour will grow on me as I haven’t fallen in love with it yet! However, it was a great opportunity to try out a new punch called the Timeless Label. I like to give my class attendees a choice of sentiments so I can also tell you it fits the Happy Birthday from Perennial Birthday and the Thank you from Tropical Chic. The “a little note” is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.
I’d recommend buying the In-Color inkpad bundle as you get a 10% discount, item 150087 (available next week when the new catalogue goes live). You’d then be set to make the beautiful cards above. In fact, I’ll send you card kits for each of the cards featured when you place an order in my online shop for the In-Color ink pads. Of course you could add the First Frost and the Forsted Bouquet Dies as well!
Please let me know which colour you prefer?