Hi, we’re back together again on Saturday… our stay-at-home order officially expired about a week ago. However, our county still hasn’t qualified to open up. Oh, well. It’s time for another crafting session, then!
This time, I thought I’d make cards with the new In Colors. I had sent out samples of cardstock, punched with the Delightful Tag topper punch, so I thought a good starting point would be to use those tags on cards.
Of course, I didn’t stick to just the cardstock I sent out…
Most demonstrators like to show the same card design, but using the different colors. I decided that the only thing I wanted to be the same was the sample tag. That way you can see the different ways of designing around the tag.
All cards are A2-sized. Those in the portrait orientation are either top- or side folding, depending upon what I had on hand. One is in the landscape orientation, and is top-folding.
Card 1 (Bumblebee):
Card base: Very Vanilla
Trim: Bumblebee gingham ribbon
Card 2 (Just Jade):
Card base: Very Vanilla
Trim: Linen thread
Card 3 (Misty Moonlight):
Card base: Seaside Spray
Trim: Misty Moonlight 1/4″ ribbon
The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy, since the new ink pads were not available during the preorder. (Although, I just realized as I was typing this, that a Misty Moonlight ink spot was included in May’s Paper Pumpkin. DOH!)
Card 4 (Magenta Madness):
Card base: Rich Razzleberry
Trim: Whisper White 1/4″ crinkled seam binding
There is actually a panel of Rich Razzleberry, embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. And, the tag is attached on a slight slant.
Card 5 (Cinnamon Cider):
Card base: Whisper White
Trim: Gold 1/4″ ribbon (oops, I thought this carried over)
I noticed that Cinnamon Cider paired well with the gold print on one of the sheets of the Ornate Garden specialty DSP. I added a strip with an Old Olive background that I also had on hand. The strip wasn’t quite long enough, but I made it work by slicing and dicing.
I used a ruler to keep the strips even with each other.
But, that’s not all…
Once I had these made, I noticed what another demonstrator did with her cards. She did make hers all the same design, with slight variations depending upon the color. So, I thought I’d take the plunge and do something similar.
Where the other demonstrator used three different flower punches and stamped stems, I decided to use the Butterfly Duet punch. It’s often a struggle to find a design that works for all colors, and I think this works really well. After punching, I added the stamped details (Butterfly Gala) by slipping the butterflies into the negative space of a punched template in my Stamparatus. I even got the bodies added to both in one pass!
The background is from Beauty Abounds, in Gray Granite. The Whisper White die cut is from Stitched So Sweetly dies. The final touch was to add three of the larger clear gems from the Flowers for Every Season gems.
Here is a closeup to see some of the detail.
What do you think of the colors?
I definitely think Magenta Madness is very bright. People suggest using reds to help tone it down. I think the deepness of Rich Razzleberry helps with that, too.
Misty Moonlight goes well with Seaside Spray, and can be a substitute for Night of Navy when you need something a bit softer.
Just Jade is an interesting green. I think it sits well, color-wise, between Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce. They are greens that tend to shift more toward blue.
Bumblebee (or Bumble Bee) is a rich yellow that is warmer than Crushed Curry. I think it works well with butterflies. 🙂
Finally, Cinnamon Cider is a nice, warm color, that almost seems hard to coordinate. I think it will work nicely with Cajun Craze and Sahara Sand. It would work well for dog colors, too. 🙂
Since all states are lifting restrictions to some extent, I will no longer be doing this feature weekly. However, I may pop in on the first Saturday of each month and still call it Stay-at-Home Saturday. Because, after all, we need an excuse to take a fun day, right? Stay tuned…