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5 WAYS WITH PAPER – #4!

Today – DAY 4 of “5 WAYS WITH PAPER”.  What have you thought so far??

Today’s card – why not feature the paper! With all the beautiful prints you can use them just as they are.

This lovely print from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper is so detailed with the veins of the leaves.  I decided to make a Sympathy card with this paper.  Good to always have on hand sadly.

It’s a very simple layout with a window highlighting the paper.  The leaves are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. I cut one from Crumb Cake and one from Vellum.  The sentiment is from the Better Together set.

Last one tomorrow.  Hope you will tune in.  I have had fun creating with the papers.  I should do more of it.  How about you?

Jenny

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GET TO KNOW THE 2018 INCOLORS!

Well what an exciting day yesterday was with the start of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  I hope you have had time to look over it and maybe even made up your Wish List.  I hope you have a BIG piece of paper for that. Perhaps a notebook would be better. 😉

For today I thought we would chat about the new Incolors.  Let’s meet them.

I must say, they are quite bright Incolors this year.  I don’t often work with a lot of bright colours and I wasn’t too sure of them.  They are growing on me though and I think if you aren’t too sure then just use them in small doses on a card and maybe not try and use all of them together.  (That’s my solution anyway. 😉 )

I made up a set of cards using these colours.

It’s hard to see them all when there are so many. I have each one below. I used the Love What You Do stamp set and the new Stitched Labels Framelits.  Love! Love! Love! these.  If you love the Stitched Shapes Framelits you will love these.

It’s good to see a Colour Comparison to see how the Incolors compare to other colours.  Each year I do a Punch chart to show them and have it in my studio.  Every one who comes to classes likes to see the differences in the colours we use.  I know I could probably do a fancy, schmancy computer generated one but where is the fun in that – and I don’t have time!!  I know it’s not the most professional or quality presentation but we are about punching cardstock and sticking them on paper. 😉

Here are the comparisons.  What do you think of the colours? What is your favourite Incolor this year?

Let’s talk about each of the colours.

Grapefruit Grove

I have to say this is fast becoming a favourite colour.  I have used it quite a bit already.  It’s a nice soft peach colour, a little lighter than Calypso Coral which I have used a lot of. It does work well with a lot of current colours.

HOW TO ON THE CARDS:  Each card layout is the same so I will just give the details here. The “stitched” effect was cut on a piece of the coloured card and then cut with an Oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. You might notice along the bottom edge of the white on each of the cards is a different “stitched” effect either straight “stitches” or xxx “stitches”.  It is hard to see.  I had a couple of attempts to cut these and found that I would get an ‘edge line’ from the Framelit which annoyed me.  I ended up using the foam mat as the top plate on the Big Shot and found that reduced the line.  I was happy with that.

The flower was stamped in the ink colour and then lightly washed over with the Aquapainter. It was then hand cut with scissors.

Call Me Clover

A bright green colour which might work great at Christmas time.  It is much lighter than a few of the current greens.

Blueberry Bushel

I am liking this shade of blue.  It’s not such a dark shade like the Night of Navy but not so “bright” which is a good addition to the blues.  I think it will work well for Masculine cards.

Pineapple Punch

I have had a number of people say to me how they love this colour.  Actually it was chosen as one of their favourite colours of all the colours.  It wasn’t just one person either.  So obviously it is a great addition.  A bit more “truer” yellow perhaps.  Warning: wear your sunglasses while looking at it. 😉

Lovely Lipstick

A bit darker pink to Melon Mambo.  A number of people have said they really like this colour too.  I think this is a little lighter than Berry Burst if you are comparing them too.  It’s a nice pink.

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So there are all your 2018-2020 Incolors.  I am sure you will see a lot of these colours over the next 2 years.  I hope you get to play with these colours too.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

 

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SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE MOTHER’S DAY CARD!

You might have seen this project in the past week.  This was made for my Mother’s Day class this weekend.  It was a bit hard to see the card so I thought I would show you a little closer view.  Plus it is an opportunity to just take a minute to wish all the Mummies a Happy Mother’s Day.  Whether you are a mummy to humans or to furry creatures or an “adopted” mummy to young ones.  I wish you a wonderful day.  Be sure to take some time to put your feet up, maybe indulge in a little creativity just for yourself.  However you spend it, Have a great day. xx

Onto the card.

It’s quite a simple card but I think the paper is the star.  This is the gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  It is so shiny although you may not be able to see it.  I love the colours.  Ooh! Mint Macaron is back!!!  The white card is stamped with some of the small images from the Love What You Do stamp set.  The sentiment is from the You’re Inspiring set.  You could easily substitute a Happy Birthday which is what I did in one of the cards I made in classes this weekend.

The sentiment piece and the Silver Foil backing is cut from the Layering Oval Framelits and I added some loops of Silver Thread.  It makes such a nice “extra” to a card.  The paper doily is from the current Lace Paper Doilies. 

The Share What You Love is available as bundles as an early release now.  I mentioned that a couple of posts back so just pop back one or 2 posts.  All these will be available individually in the upcoming 2018 Catalogue on June 1st. 

I will be off but thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day xx