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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral Card Tutorial

My friend, Joni, made a beautiful card that inspired me to make this version using three retiring colors, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red and Mellow Moss.

Soft Suede Cardstock: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Cameo Coral Cardstock: 5 1/2" x 2"
Ruby Red Cardstock: 5 1/2" x 1 5/8"
Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Mellow Moss Cardstock: 1 flower using the 5-petal flower punch
Cameo Coral Cardstock: 1 medium heart using the Heart to Heart Punch
Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set
Tiny Tags Stamp Set
5-Petal Flower Punch
Heart to Heart Punch
Cameo Coral Classic Ink Pad
Ruby Red Classic Ink Pad
Mellow Moss Classic Ink Pad
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad
Stampin' Sponges
Versamark Ink Pad
Clear Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Big Shot
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder
Ruby Red Watercolor Wonder Crayon
Blender Pen

Step 1
Using versamark ink, stamp the Fifth Avenue Rose on the Very Vanilla cardstock. Apply clear embossing powder and heat.

Step 2
Sponge Cameo Coral over the entire rose.

Step 3 and 4
Using the Ruby Red Watercolor Wonder Crayon, lightly color in the outside edges of the rose petals. Blend in the color with the blender pen. The top of the rose shows where I've used the watercolor crayon. The bottom half of the rose shows what it looks like after I used the blender pen. Tip: To further blend the colors, lightly sponge more Cameo Coral ink over the entire rose.

This is the card that Joni made that inspired me. She sponged Pumpkin Pie over the entire flower and then Rose Red through the center. It makes a beautiful rose.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Fort Worth, TX
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Stampin' Up! Announces New Colors

Stampin' Up! announced earlier this week that they are changing up their color families with the new catalog that starts on July 1, 2010. Here are the changes.


Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi


Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso

Kraft is coming back as Crumb Cake.

Here are some cards that show the returning In Colors. The first two cards were stamp club projects.

Tangerine Tango is the orange cardstock. The blue in the sky is Baja Breeze. Here is the tutorial I did for this card.

I received the next three cards in swaps.

While you can barely read Rich Razzleberry in the card below, it is the third circle from the top.

As for the new colors, I don't have actual samples yet. I'll post them as soon as they become available. In the meantime, here is a description of the colors.

Marina Mist: a blue that is in between Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point
Daffodil Delight: a lighter version of Summer Sun
Cherry Cobbler: a red that is in between Riding Hood Red and Bravo Burgundy
Cajun Craze: a darker version of Really Rust and Dusty Durango
Early Espresso: darker than Chocolate Chip but not black

So, while there are 30 retiring colors, you have 3 months to stock up on your favorites.

Retiring Colors
Yoyo Yellow
Gable Green
Green Galore
Glorious Green
Pixie Pink
Pink Passion
Only Orange
Brilliant Blue
Lovely Lilac
Orchid Opulence
Creamy Caramel
Close to Cocoa
Cameo Coral
Ruby Red
Really Rust
Summer Sun
Ballet Blue
Brocade Blue
Bordering Blue
Handsome Hunter
Taken With Teal
Blush Blossom
Pale Plum
Mellow Moss
Barely Banana
Apricot Appeal
Lavender Lace
Almost Amethyst
Sage Shadow
Basic Brown

While I'll miss Mellow Moss and Taken With Teal, I'm looking forward to creating projects with the new colors.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Fort Worth, TX
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