My first order of new stuff from the annual catalogue has finally arrived! And just in time for the provincial holiday long weekend! I couldn't wait until then, though, and had to dive in straight away to try out the new items. Some years, getting a boxful is new stuff proves intimidating and because I want to use it all, I don't know where to start, which ends up blocking my creativity. I am happy to report that it has not been the case this year and that ideas have been coming while I've been calmly stamping away.
The first card I made was inspired by Mojo Monday Sketch #453. The big block in the centre seemed like a natural fit for the Marquee Messages stamp set. This one has not been translated to French, which is a shame, but I still had to get it because it screamed my name: the marquee trend (which I love!), the retro fonts... what's not to love? So as I was working on this card, a big storm was raging outside and so I decided to close the computer before the power went out (which indeed it did). The power came back pretty much right after it went out, but because the computer was closed, I was working on the sketch from memory. Once I was done with the card and checked the sketch again afterwards, it was interesting to see how the shapes had evolved a little bit from the sketch, but the pieces are all still there.
The colour combo was something I had seen on patterned papers somewhere online and I had looked at my Colour Coach to find the equivalent in Stampin' Up! colors. The Color Coach had stayed on my desk with the selected colors flipped out for a few weeks until I found a project I could included them on. Once I noticed my new Serene Scenery DSP stack had Delightful Dijon in it, it was the perfect opportunity to use the colours combo. The aqua and coral combo also felt really retro, so perfect for the marquee stamp set. Isn't the result awesome?
The marquee was paper pieces with various cardstock colours. The little lines on the left edge were colored in with a Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker. The stars and lights were painted using the Gold Wink of Stella brush. The word "Awesome!" was embossed with Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder (sadly retired).
Colour Combo: Pool Party + Blushing Bride + Calypso Coral +
Delightful Dijon + Tip Top Taupe
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Marquee Messages
Cardstock: Tip Top Taupe, Pool Part, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride
Designer Series Paper Stack: Serene Scenery
Ink: VersaMark, Tip Top Taupe
Accessories: Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker, Gold Wink of Stella Brush, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Handheld Stapler, White Medium Envelope, 2015-2017 In Colour Washi Tape (hostess)