Here’s another 2016-17 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Sneak Peek for you. Both the design and technique used on this card were CASEd from Ruth Trice, a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in the United Kingdom. Ruth was a “Sample Designer” for OnStage Local in Europe, and she did such an incredible job showcasing the new In Colors. Seriously, it was jaw-dropping gorgeous. Check out her creations here.
I used Ruth’s “Fine Tip Glue Pen Resist” technique for this card. I stamped flowers from the new Affectionately Yours set in VersaMark ink, then embossed with the new Copper Embossing Powder. (Love it! I was so happy to see the return of copper!) The images are “open,” so I filled in the flower centers with the Fine-tip Glue Pen. After it dried, I stamped Timeless Textures images in Dapper Denim, then sponged more Dapper Denim over the card. Except for a few spots where I missed with the glue, the flowers resisted the ink and stayed Whisper White. Cool, right?
I added a few leaves (again stamped in Versamark and embossed with Copper powder), and a sentiment. I also flicked a little “Wink of Stella” over the card for a bit of sparkle.
You’re going to LOVE the new In Colors, I think. This is the first time I’ve liked all five right off the bat. Usually it takes me awhile to warm up to a couple, but I like them all. Of course, I do have some favorites (Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach).
Remember – you only have until May 31 to order from the Occasions and 2015-16 Annual Catalog. Stamp sets are guaranteed to be available up until a week before retirement, but accessories (paper, ink, embellishments, etc.) are only available while supplies last – and some are already gone. So place your order today so you’re not disappointed.
Many, many times in the past 34 years that I’ve been a Cooper, people have tried to spell it “Copper.” So when I’m trying to write “copper,” it usually comes out “Cooper.” The funniest incident was when we were buying our wedding rings. The girl filling out the receipt tried to spell “Cooper” with one o and two p’s (so, Copper). When I gently corrected her, she looked at it, then looked at me. “I’ve never seen it spelled that way before,” she said. The store’s name? “Cooper’s Jewelers.” I almost said, “um, go look at your sign. Or your invoice. Or the top of the receipt – right there.” But I just smiled and said, “Yeah. It’s different.” See? I can be nice.