Apologies for the drought in blog posts in the last couple of weeks. I was fortunate enough to be selected as a display board stamper for the Stampin' Up! OnStage Local event in Sydney 10 days ago. I had a very hectic 2 weeks leading up to it preparing my 20 samples and I still seem to be catching up.
I was selected to work with new 2016-18 In Colours, but there was a little hiccup in the shipping from the US and I received the supplies for the 2015-17 In Colours. However, I did receive 2 stamp sets from the new 2016-17 Annual Catalogue to work with, so I will be sharing samples using those in the next few weeks as we get closer to the 1 June commencement of the new catalogue. I think you will really like the new In Colours - they are very on trend and work well with the existing Stampin' Up! colour collections. As always seems to happen after we get an new set of colours, I am already seeing them in homewares, linen and stationery.
Today, I am sharing one of my Mint Macaron samples using the beautiful Birthday Blooms stamp set. I'm so glad this has been carried over to the new catalogue. I've stamped it in Basic Gray Archival ink on Shimmery White and water coloured with aquapainter and ink pads. It has been fussy cut and popped up on a doily. The colours are Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron with a touch of Rose Red. The 4" 'Tea Lace' doilies that are retiring will be replaced with very pretty 3.5" 'Delicate White' doilies. This is a more versatile size, as it fits nicely on the card with a landscape orientation.
The lovely sentiment comes from one of the new Hostess stamp sets from the 2016-17 catalogue called 'Gift of Love'. I love the delicate script font which I have heat embossed in white. I've trimmed it with some of the new 2015-17 In Colour ribbons and a trio of pearls. I've also highlighted the stamens with a white gel pen. Here is a close-up of the new ribbon:
This ribbon is actually Cucumber Crush, but it goes very nicely with Mint Macaron. It is 1.7cm wide (11/16") with a very fine grosgrain stripe alternating with white. It comes in all 5 of the 2015-17 In Colours.
|Stamps||Birthday Blooms, Gift of Love (NEW to 2015-17 Catalogue)|
|Card stock & Papers||Mint Macaron, Subles Pattern Stack, 2015-17 In Colour Pattern Stack, Shimmery White|
|Ink||Basic Gray Archival, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Rose Red, Versamark|
|Accessories||Cucumber Crush Grosgain ribbon (NEW to 2015-17 Catalogue), Pearls Basic Jewels, Tea Lace Doily|
|Tools||Banners Framelits, Big Shot, White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, White gel pen.|
Thanks for looking!