So happy to have you here on the next (or perhaps your first) stop in this month’s Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop. This month we are all a little giddy over the new catalogue and particularly the new colours. I think Stampin Up! have knocked it out of the park with this colour revamp. So many gorgeous new hues to play with and overall it seems like a more balanced collection with everything from soft and subtle to bright and cold across the colour families.
Seeing as how I have baby cards on the brain at the moment, I thought I’d try making a boy and girl baby card using two of the brand new colours that are part of the colour revamp, Balmy Blue and Petal Pink.
Both are soft, pastel colours in the Subtles family, so feel perfect for baby cards. Now I do happen to object to the blue for boys and pink for girls dictum that seems to come with all things baby, but it’s also true that these soft, pretty colours just scream ‘baby’. Baby things don’t always have to be pink and blue, but sometimes it’s nice!
I’ve also combined some old and new stamps for this card. Although I try and craft like I cook – I prefer meals that can be cooked in a single dish – this time I used four sets for these cards. Each has a background stamped in the stripes form Playful Backgrounds and a sentiment embossed in white using the Thoughtful Banners stamps and banner punch.
The beautiful doily looking piece behind the elephants and the feathers and flowers come from the gorgeous new Follow Your Dreams bundle. Although the main element of this set is a dream catcher image – not really my thing – I couldn’t resist it for the other die cut elements I’ve used here, especially those teeny feathers. And finally, the cards use another new favourite of mine, the Elephant Builder Punch. This punches out an adorable small and large elephant pair, which I think is so cute on a baby card.
I’ve let the main colour as the focus of each card but each also has some new and old favourite colours.
On the Balmy Blue boy card, Night of Navy (now part of the Neutrals collection) and the fun and bright new Granny Apple Green are peeking out as feathers.
And on the Petal Pink card, returning favourites Rich Razzleberry and Coastal Cabana provide a fun pop of colour. Lots of people have been hoarding these colours in their stash since they were current colours several catalogues ago, and I can see why.
There are so many gorgeous colours in the colour revamp so make sure you hop along to see what the fabulous Ms Mandy has to share with us, and the rest of this month’s Paper Adventures blog hop participants. I’ll certainly be posting many more colourful new creations as I get stuck into the new catty goodies, so I’d love to have you as a subscriber if you aren’t already one 🙂