In Colours with Hot Dog and Butterfly Brilliance
This month the nominated sets of colours are the In Colours. To ensure Stampin' Up colours are 'on trend' they introduce a new group of 5 colours every year that stays around for 2 years. There are always 2 sets of In Colours complementing the range of colours. At the moment the In Colours include: for 2020-2022 - Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider; and for 2019-2021 - Seaside Spray, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile and Pretty Peacock. The latter are about to retire.
PROJECT 1: A Card featuring 2020-2022 In Colours
I am a bit of a dog tragic and so when I saw the cute little sausage dogs in the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue I knew the Hot Dog stamp set would make its way home. It is a great set. A friend of mine (who loves her little dogs) has retired recently so I thought I would make this card to celebrate her stepping into the next phase of life. Balloons are often a part of a celebration, so 5 balloons were water-coloured in each of the In Colours.
The cards are all created with the same process and techniques, just different colours and a few minor changes to give some uniqueness.
|Featuring Pretty Peacock|
This card features Pretty Peacock. The background was water-coloured with Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin' ink on Fluid 100 Water-colour paper using the mid-sized Water Painter. I water-coloured each background at the same time and left them all to dry. The Butterfly Brilliance stamp has all the butterflies joined in one stamp so the Stamparatus is great when stamping. I stamped in Smoky Slate and then coloured the butterflies in different colours using Stampin' Blends. I used the focal In Colour and other coordinating Blends.
|Featuring Rococo Rose|
The butterflies were die cut using the coordinating Brilliant Wings dies. The detailed butterfly dies were used to cut the lacy butterflies in Basic White card-stock - they are delightful. A few little butterflies were also die cut.
|Featuring Terracotta Tile|
The Brilliant Wings dies have some have cute little accent dies, eg little holes, cross hatch lines and brick work. Different dies have been used on each of the cards. The water-coloured background was mounted on the relevant focal colour. Some white twine from the Snail Mail Combo pack was tied around the mounted background. The coordinating stamped and coloured butterflies were matched with the filagree white butterflies and then adhered together with a Glue Dot.
|Featuring Seaside Spray|
The backgrounds were splattered with a Stampin' Write marker in the focal colour and some Frost White Shimmer Paint. The sentiments were on hand from previously created Many Messages bundle - such a great bundle. Elegant Faceted Gems were added as a finishing touch to add a little shimmer.
|Featuring Purple Posy|
I've loved creating these projects, using both In Colour groupings. It was great to be able to bid a fond farewell to the retiring In Colours for 2019-2021.
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