Monday, April 26, 2010

Goodbye, Cameo Coral

By now I expect you've heard about the Color Renovation going on at Stampin' Up! I've seen some of the new colors and they're luscious. Still, it will be hard to let go of favorites. I've decided to show you some projects featuring retired colors while I still have them to work with! Cameo Coral is a color that I didn't warm up to at first. It's a strong color, but so fresh and tropical feeling. Here's a super simple card you might like to try.

The card is a standard 8.5"x5.5", folded. I stamped the flower from Embrace Life three times in Versamark ink, starting in the center and allowing the stamp to overlap the original image and hang off the bottom edge of the card to anchor all the images. I then drew a line using my clear ruler and the fine point of the Versamark pen (Yes, Virginia, there is a Versamark pen!)
. Working quickly, I applied white embossing powder, then got rid of any stray granules. I set the embossing powder with my heat gun.

Next, I used a watercolor pencil in Real Red to fill in the areas where there were "double lines". I smoothed these areas by brushing on good old H2O with an aqua painter. Finally, I stamped my title sentiment with the set Heard from the Heart using Real Red classic ink. I especially liked this sentiment because I can put a more specific message on the inside as needed - it would be a great birthday, wedding, anniversary, Mother's Day, or "just because" card.

Hope this helps you imagine new possibilities. We'll take a closer look at more retiring colors in the weeks to come. Kathy

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamps:
Embrace Life, Heard from the Heart
Ink:
Versamark & Versamark pen, Real Red classic
Paper:
Cameo Coral
Accessories:
white Stampin' Emboss powder, powder pal, heat tool, watercolor pencils, aqua painter

1 comment:

Jessica said...

I love that flower stamp...every time it's used.