My favorite new 2012-2014 'In Color' is Midnight Muse. It is a little darker than Not Quite Navy, but not too dark. I have used up the last my Midnight Muse paper with this all occasion card using the Stamp Background Ex Libris from Stampin' Up! This card is a thank-you card for my boss as today was my last day at work in my current management position, and I am very thankful for all the mentoring she has given me.
This background stamp has many uses, and I chose to use Versamark ink and emboss with Pewter embossing powder. It gives it a very elegant look! I die cut the flowers using the Fun Flowers die, ran them through the crimper several times and crumpled them to give some texture.
Stamps: Ex Libris
Paper: Midnight Muse, Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark and Midnight Muse
Other Accessories: Pewter embossing powder, heat tool, Antique brads, Fun Flowers die
Today's card is from my 3x3 Convention Swap contribution at the 2012 Stampin' Up! Convention. I love watercoloring the flowers from the Bordering on Romance set by Stampin' Up! The ribbon was created using Designer Series paper that was folded ribbon-like across a piece of sticky tape.
Paper: Summer Starfruit, Real Red, Marina Mist DSP
I used a unusual color combination, and it worked well to make the flowers really pop!
Stamps: Bordering on Romance and A Word for You
Ink: Calypso coral marker, Real Red Marker, Cherry Cobbler marker for flowers, and Lucky Limeade marker for leaves - all layered and blended with blender pen. So Fun!
See below for a step-by-step how-to!
Thanks for looking and keep checking back for more fun ideas with stamps and paper!
I had a great time in Salt Lake City this past week making new friends and learning the latest in stamping techniques and designs. I am planning on incorporating some of the new ideas from convention into upcoming classes and Stamp Club events this year.