We have a very PINK color challenge at TGIF Challenges this week. Simply use any combination of the colors below to create a card and upload it to the challenge blog by next Thursday. You’ve got plenty of time to get those stamps inky and we’ve got some fantastic inspiration cards here.
Personally, I feel like I’ve run out of ideas. So, I went looking to find a card to CASE (copy and share everything). If you look at the cover of the Sale-a-Bration brochure, you’ll see the card I copied. Believe it or not, I simplified quite a bit. It’s been a long time since I’ve used my sewing machine and it doesn’t look like I’m getting it out anytime soon. However, I tried to implement as many aspects from the original card as possible.
My favorite part of the card is the Shimmery White embossing paste that was applied to the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper with the Pattern Party Decorative Mask. It adds a surprising touch of sparkle to the overall card design. The feathers of the peacock were a pain in the *** to fussy cut, so I broke out my Silhouette Cameo instead. Trust me, whoever created that card on the front of the Sale-a-Bration brochure is a VERY PATIENT person. And finally, I changed the body of the peacock to Soft Suede and switched out the silver sequins for gold.
If you find yourself creatively stuck, try combining a color challenge with a card in one of the catalogs. Subtle changes can create a completely different masterpiece.
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!