Friday, June 5, 2009


I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new In Colors & stamps! Melon Mambo was my wedding color so now I have no excuse for not starting on the wedding album! My favorite new things - the POLKA DOTTED grosgrain ribbon (one side is plain which is really nice for any masculine cards) and IN COLOR MARKERS!!! We've been asking and SU! has listened. I didn't get them on my first order and now I'm regretting it! I'll miss the current in colors but I'm having a serious love thing with the new ones already. I'll be honest, these colors are even more beautiful in real life! (the brand new Razzleberry Lemonade DSP too - it is amazing!)

My friend Michelle Fischer has done a great comparison of the new in colors so I'll link you to that HERE. She also shows you the new ribbon as well as what the colors look like stamped on white and stamped on the matching paper (tone on tone).

Here's one with the Razzle Dazzle set and Teeny Tiny Wishes! I really like this color combination! Right now I'm wishing I had bought the In Color Stampin' Write Markers as I inked up the flower in the In Color (either Crushed Curry or Rich Razzleberry) then used a blender pen to remove the ink from any part of the stem (I attemped to ink as little as possible of the stem while still getting full coverage to the petals) then colored it with the Old Olive marker and breathed on it before stamping.

I also scored the Crushed Curry piece diagonally to add some texture and visual interest. I wasn't sure quite what to call it - both directions is faux tile so I'm just going with the general term dry embossing! Enjoy!

The color combination is one I jotted down when I was paging through the new catalog. It is featured on pages 22 & 23...when I went back to look for the page numbers I was shocked to realize that this combo is the HALLOWEEN color combo! Funny huh? Anyway I like it for regular cards but it'll be great for those Halloween ones too!

Stamps: Razzle Dazzle, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Shimmery White, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry & Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pads, Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: White gel pen, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Old Olive Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Scor-pal

My sister called me Monday and asked me to make a card for a cousin of her boyfriend's. It is the cousin's 2nd child and she named her Lake (her first child is River) so I figured unconventional was ok!

I don't know how I feel about how dominant Crushed Curry is on this card...I may have to play around with it a bit more. Layout is CASEd from pg. 141 of the catalog (it is so fabulous!!!).

Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Rounded Corner Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Crop-a-dile, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain, 1/2" Melon Mambo Polka Dotted Grograin, Silver Brad, VersaMark, Clear Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen, White Embroidery Floss


Angie Tieman said...

Oooooh, these cards are fabulous!! Thanks for the tip about using the back side of the ribbon, duh me, never thought of that! And I also didn't order the markers and regret it! lol!

p.s. thanks for the link to Michelle's blog with the cool color comparison!

p.p.s Thanks for my bow compliment! When I was tying it, I was actually thinking "this is going to be hard for people, I probably should do a tutorial" lol! So I guess I will! ;-)

Laura said...

Wonderful! I love the new In Colors too and can't wait to get my first order in. I am so excited! The cards are great!

Lola G. said...

The new In Colors are looking lovely!

Cate said...

That color combo is stunning and I love all the details you added. Makes me even more impatient to get my hands on my goodies!

EValeen said...

oooooohhhhhhhhh!!! TFS!!! Love them! My box is coming this week so I have two days to straighten up my studio for my new stash of products. I'm so excited...and seeing your beautiful creations has pumped me up even more.

Mel O'Donnell said...

I'm telling you that I'm seriously thinking of cancelling my vacation! My boxes will be delivered while I'm gone and I am ITCHING to get my hands on the In Colors and MARKERS!!! YAAAYY!!

Buffy said...

These are gorgeous! Love the layouts and colors.