Posting Stampin' Up!'s Retired Accessories List and Sale has created quite a frenzy of customers wanting to place their final orders for their favorite Stampin' Up! supplies and the current In Color inks, card stock, ribbon and designer papers. I'm with you. Get them while you can 🙂
However, I want to assure you that the Fall/Winter In Color Collection (to be released Aug. 11), including Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point and Baja Blue, promises to be a wonderful addition to your stamping collection. I simply can't wait to see more designer series paper and combinations using these exciting colors.
Today's post reveals Stampin' Up!'s new Fall/Winter stamp set, Fall Flair (Hostess Level 2). It highlights four out of the six new In Colors, all but Baja Blue and Pink Pirouette (not that I don't love them just the same). TIP: The highly saturated In Colors produce a clean and beautiful contrast when combined with the Whisper White Textured card stock. Very chic.
The two flowers and leaf from Fall Flair are stamped on various In Colors, punched out with a 1 1/4" Square Punch and matted on a contrasting color shaped with the 1 3/8" Square Punch. I stamped the "red" flower a second time (Pacific Point on Pacific
Point card stock) and snapped it out with a 1/4" Circle Punch for a
nifty flower center. The sentiment (from It's All Good) was inked in Pacific Point and stamped on Whisper White (talk about fabulous coverage . . . ooo la la). It's punched similarly to the other three and matted on Pacific Point card stock.
All four squares were mounted on a banner of Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point and Riding Hood Red card stock. TIP: Every other square is mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals to create a little architecture. TIP: Using a Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit), I was able to line up neat little entry points for my Real Red brads and tuck them in.
The banner was mounted on a 4.25 x 5.5 card base of Whisper White Textured card stock. I layered a delicious strip of Tangerine Tango, brought to life with Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon. TIP: This is the same ribbon I used create color coordinated ribbon with Pink Pirouette, here.
So don't despair over saying goodbye to the current In Colors. Change is good. Life is good. The new In Colors will be divine.
Hugs and Pretties . . . M
Stamp Set: Fall Flair (Fall/Winter Hostess Level 2), It's All Good
Paper: Whisper White Textured, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango
Cool Tools: Paper Piercer and Template (Crafter's Tool Kit), 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Square Punches, 1/4" Circle Punch
The Perfect Touch: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Bold Brights Brads (Real Red), Stampin' Dimensionals