Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Emerging Colors Technique

My Mom's birthday was on July 8th and I was able to hand deliver her card, a bit late ... but seeing her in person is rare so this was especially nice :) I love this card! It is so super cute and the technique is easy but would look so different and beautiful depending on the paper and ink that you chose. Try it! There is a link to the SCS description of the technique in my previous post, but I will tell you how I did it.

I chose Bali Breeze DS paper which I love for its bright colors and bold design. I cut it to fit my square card -- just in a square mood, plus, thought I'd be able to include a larger piece of the DS paper on this shaped card. I used Ginormous Flowers set (which I just got) and stamped a few of the flowers using my versamark pad. I embossed those with crystal clear embossing powder. Then I took my brayer and chose a color from the DS paper -- Tempting Turquoise. I brayered all over the DS paper with that. As you can tell some of the colors changed, some were covered up and some still popped through. Then I took a paper towel and rubbed off the ink from the embossed flowers which really made them POP out so pretty! Voila! I embellished with some turquoise brads and added a few of the Build-A-Brads punched with another piece of paper from that same pack. I love those brads and hope they stay in the next catalog!

Remember the Retired Accessories list comes out in a couple days -- July 15th. If you are on the Stampin' Sisters email list you will get it that way, otherwise, check the SU! website for a peek at it. The accessories tend to go quickly so if you see something you like grab your nearest demo and place your order!!

I received a catalog -- my first ever -- for The Angel Company! I love it :) Thanks, Bridgett! I have a long wish list and shared it with my sister and of course she has one, too. So, maybe we will get an order together so we can try these super cute stamps for ourselves.

And lastly, I was able to preorder the new IN COLORS and a stamp set. I hope to play with this some today/tonight. We still have swim lessons and tonight is our second (but really first cause of the thunderstorm) night of T-Ball. Hopefully after a long day and four kids I will have energy to stamp :) Here is a peak at the in colors:

Pink Pirouette - a very light, soft pink

Pacific Point - think denim colored

Riding Hood Red - deep red, similar to cranberry crisp, i think

Kiwi Kiss - not as bright green as a real kiwi, sort of reminds me of river rock, actually

Baja Breeze - pretty light blue with a tinge of gray

Tangerine Tango - a fun color unlike any we have seen - orangy like a tangerine, go figure!

Catch ya later! Happy Stampin'!


Jennifer Murai said...

What a unique way to do Emerging Color. I never thought to do it with designer paper. Good idea, TFS

Anonymous said...

Great technique and lovely results! By the way , I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who plays board games! :)
smiles, Deena

Dragana Skoro said...
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Dragana Skoro said...

This is very nice. I should try it with a designer paper.

Anne Marie Peterson said...

Gorgeous card! I'm gonna have to try that technique. Your colors are so pretty. I finally got some Bali Breeze paper, so I'll be playing with it pretty soon!!
hugs, Anne Marie

Cris A said...

What a fabulous card!! I can't wait to get a hold of the new colors!!

Made On The Farm said...

this is a great card, love the colours

Tabitha said...

Fun picture of the new in colors. I am not ordering any of them this year!!! I have made that vow to myself. I just get too sad when they retire. What I am going to do without this years in colors around anymore?????