I have always been a fan of the Stampin’ Up! Regals and Neutrals Collections and the vintage style. But sometimes, you just have to navigate to the cute and Brights side, don’t you think? I mean, I totally love the new Stampin’ Up! Brights Collection. Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, and Gorgeous Grape are some of my favorite colors. So after a few days of Neutrals and Regals, I had to take a turn toward Brights.
Oh, my gosh – how cute is this? I love the Postcard Pals Stamp Set. It just lends itself to the Brights Collection, and the new Stampin’ Blends have the perfect Brights to color this set.
I wasn’t sure which image to go with for this card, so I asked my creative guru, Amelia. She peuticwas coloring some ponies at the time, so I had to distract her for a second, but she chose the pelican image. (That was my first choice, too.)
I stamped the image on Whisper White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Then I colored with Stampin’ Blends. I just got my new Blends last week, so I was thrilled to use Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green, along with some of the older Blends – Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, and Pumpkin Pie.
After I colored the image, I cut it out with my Paper Snips. I know some people don’t like fussy cutting, but I find it therapeutic. I die-cut a Granny Apple Green frame using the Layering Squares Framelits, then layered the image to a Scattered Sequins Embossed Daffodil Delight layer. I love how the embossed layer adds so much to the card, but it’s so easy! Fast, cheap, and easy – my favorite for cards, food, and everything else.
Before I embossed, I added the sentiment to the Daffodil Delight layer. It’s really difficult to get a good stamped image after you emboss, so you need to remember to stamp first. I often forget, so I’m glad that we have punches and framelits so you can stamp the image, punch or die-cut it, and then add it over the embossed layer. Happily, this time I stamped first!
The fun thing about this embossing folder is you can kind of move it around so the embossing is not over top the sentiment if you stamp first.
I added a little Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon to the card, then added the entire layer to a Poppy Parade (my all time favorite red) card base.
Check out this masterpiece from my granddaughter. I know I’m a little biased, but I think this girl is gifted. She colored the grass and sky, then colored the horse. I couldn’t color this well when I was three. (I couldn’t color this well when I was seven!)
Seriously – I was much older than this – maybe second or third grade – before I realized that the sky and ground met. And then the pony – different colors for the body, mane and tail? Van Gogh – look out! (I know, I’m a seriously biased grandma.)
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