Sad news this week……Mojo Monday has posted a final sketch. I’ve always loved playing along with their weekly sketches and have found that they have stretched my creativity over the years. However, I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about joining the TGIF Challenges team recently. The talent and commitment of this group is nothing short of amazing. They always inspire me with their weekly designs and this week is certainly no exception. You can click on the challenge picture below to see what the other designers created. As always, we invite you to play along with us. We love to see your creations!
I no longer have a little boy, but I still love the dinosaurs in the No Bones About It stamp set. I’ll find any excuse to make a card with this set, so this challenge was perfect for me. I paired the No Bones About It with the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, using the final Mojo Monday sketch. The color combo just screams “BOY” to me: Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, and Tranquil Tide.
For the focal point, I stamped the dinosaur in Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide inks, then fussy cut him. The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist, then die cut with the Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I added a tiny bit of Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon behind the focal point to help it stand out a little more.
You’ll find a complete list of supplies for this project below. Thank you so much for stopping by today!
This is the first stop on the tour, but you may have just visited the very talented, Dawn Olchefske. She always has some amazing projects to share. You’ll want to read through to end of this post to find out your next stop on the tour.
Every year, Stampin’ UP! introduces five new colors to add to our existing line. These colors are only available for 2 years, and then they are retired. I like to introduce customers to the new IN Color arrivals at my new catalog launch parties. I find the best way to do that is with a simple make & take project that is quick, easy, and highlights each individual color.
Thick Whisper White Card Stock
In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock
Happy Birthday Thinlits (with the Big Shot)
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in each color
To conserve paper, I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlits from the In Color Card Stock that is behind the front panel. I love showing my customers neat little tricks like this! The measurements that I use for the Designer Series Paper also helps with maximizing the paper for creating multiple cards.
Whisper White: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ OR 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
In Color Card Stock: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper: 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ or 3/4″ by 5″
At my open house events, I will let my customers select their favorite color for their make & take project. It is exciting to see which colors are the most popular each year. I haven’t picked a favorite because I love them all!
Have you picked a favorite new In Color?
Tell me about in the comments. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Don’t forget to visit Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek to continue on the blog tour. She always has such inspirational projects on her blog!
Today, I’m sharing a very simple card using the Eastern Palace Suite. It’s a bit different from the other cards I’ve created so far, but I love the whimsical and bright look. The colors I used for this card are Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Old Olive.
To create the flowers, I had to stamp one of the medallion images twice, offsetting it slightly the second time. The flowers were stamped on individual panels of Whisper White card stock. I added the little spray image in Old Olive ink around the flowers to give it a leafy appearance. The greeting is also from the Eastern Beauty Photopolymer stamp set and was stamped in Basic Black archival ink on the bottom panel.
Each panel was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For an additional pop of color, I added some of the new Glitter Enamel Dots to the center of each flower.
Some of the products used on this card are available this month during a special preorder period. You’ll be able to purchase the Berry Burst and Lemon-Lime Twist stamp pads on June 1st. The Glitter Enamel Dots have been extremely popular with demonstrators during our preorder, so they may not be available when the catalog goes live. I’ll keep you posted on their status because you are definitely going to want them for yourself!
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I just know you are going to love it. It’s a 2-step stamping set with a wide variety of images and greetings that will be available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog beginning June 1st. I created a very simple card today using this layout from CAS(E) this Sketch.
Lately, I’ve been using the Thick Whisper White card stock for all of my clean & simple cards. It gives the card a little extra “oomph” and makes it seem more substantial. I started by stamping the greeting in the lower right corner with Basic Black archival ink. Then, I went on to build the floral background around it.
I stamped the stems & leaves with Lemon-Lime Twist ink, a new In Color for 2017. The larger flower stamp is created with 2 stamps. First, I stamped the more solid image by stamping off the ink first before stamping the card to create a lighter shade. Then, I stamped the detailed stamp full-strength over it. The larger flowers were stamped with Berry Burst and Crushed Curry inks. I filled in with some Bermuda Bay, Powder Pink, and stamped-off Lemon-Lime twist flowers and swirls.
The final touch was a few of the new Glitter Enamel Dots. These come in a package of 160, and feature ombre shades of Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, and Old Olive. I can see that these will become a new favorite of mine!
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