Here we are: the end of another month and I don’t know how we got here. Yikes! Welcome the NC Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators blog hop for the month of June. This is my second month participating and I think I’m getting the hang of this. We are so glad you are here! You might have already stopped by Libbie’s post and know this month’s theme, but if you are just popping in we are featuring projects with something old, something new, something borrowed or something blue! Perfect for the month of June, right?
I’ve chosen to feature something new because who could resist the fabulous new products in the annual catalog that went live on June 3.
This card features lots of new things such as the new 2020-2022 in colors, a new sunflower set (Celebrate Sunflowers) along with the matching dies. The new colors are Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, Just Jade, and Cinnamon Cider. They go very well together and pack a punch. I used a watercoloring effect to make the bands of color on watercolor paper. Notice how the color starts out vibrant and strong. I achieve this effect by making a color palette in the top of the inkpad by squeezing the inkpad together. I started with magenta madness, followed by misty moonlight, just jade, and finally cinnamon cider. Then, I picked up some of the color using the new Water Painters, painting a full strength line across the page. To create the blended, lighter color, I just continued to paint down the paper without re-inking. Check out this video to see the technique.
The stamp set and dies can be purchased as a bundle, actually. Notice in the sunflower die, I did not punch out all of the petals. I love the effect here. I used the in color enamel dies to accent the image and stamped the sentiment in cinnamon cider.
As much as I say I won’t buy any more flower sets, Stampin’ Up! puts out something more beautiful and fun than the last flower set and I can’t help myself. I hope you enjoyed this card and if you started here first and missed the beginning, please feel free to start at the top of the hop and work your way back through. Enjoy!