Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Every new Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! brings all sorts of wonderful stuff but what I most look forward to this year are the amazing 2018 In Colors. There are 5 new colors introduced each year, that will stay around for 2 years. The In Colors are a way to showcase the trendy changes in the colorful world we live in. The colors this year are vibrant and fun and I’m loving them! I did a live video on my facebook page this past week and together we checked out how three colors would react with ink blending. Be sure to check out the video link below and tune in to my facebook business page each Wednesday for a chance to craft on the spot!
Painted Glass & Graceful Glass Vellum
I’m playing along at the Global Design Project this week for the sunshine theme. CLICK HERE to visit now.
Special thanks to the Global Design Project’s DT for choosing my card as winner of the challenge.
I’m also playing along at SUO Challenge featuring coloring. CLICK HERE to visit now.
measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White Thick card stock layer: 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Graceful Glass Vellum panel: 3″ x 5 1/2″
Graceful Glass Designer Vellum pack
So many new things are happening at the moment. With the upcoming catalog, Stampin Up is offering some really great Bundles of products. The Painted Glass Bundle is really a fantastic set of stamps & dies and I know you will really like them. I’m in love with them! When breaking in a new product, I often take just small elements of the stamp set or patterned paper and work them into a simple project. Already I have gotten requests to demonstrate how these new products will work with coloring tools.
Today’s project is just that… a practice with coloring tools. I used Stampin Blends alcohol based markers on this card and in my weekly Facebook Live video, we tried a few other methods as well. Adding color to vellum is never a straightforward process, as the fluid is not immediately absorbed and most coloring tools leave streaks on the paper. I colored this project on the back side of the embossed vellum. Coloring in this manner allows the black embossed lines to be a nice contrast to the colored in areas.
For a visual demonstration of the alternate coloring methods, click the video link below.
2018 In Colors
Let’s take a look at the new colors! I find myself inspired by color in many ways. Colors react a little different when used in a project with vellum. Diving into these gorgeous colors, I created an ink blended panel from red, orange and yellow.
Blueberry Bushel (my new favorite!), Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick and Call Me Clover are the catchy names we have that also are housed in a new stamp pad configuration. The streamlined, compact sized stamp pad also contains a new ink formulation. Theres a de-foamer in the ink that will cut down on bubbles. Not the kind of bubbles my kids enjoy, but the tiny bubbles that can happen while stamping. The markers are also in the new ink and the ink refills as well.
CLICK HERE to watch the video tutorial on my You Tube Channel
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase
Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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