Color & Contour
Hello, my friends! I discovered a new way to tell that I’m getting old. When I went to bed on Sunday, I felt great! When I woke up on Monday, my ankle was sprained. Not badly, but it hurt to put weight on it. What happened while I was sleeping? Did I decide to do gymnastics or something in my sleep? It’s much better today, so here’s my “Monday” post for my blog.
One of my favorite bundles from the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog is Color & Contour. The stamp set has fun fonts for the sentiments, and the coordinating dies cut images as well as lovely background layers. I decided to CASEW one of the samples in the catalog for class.
I used several of the retiring In Colors from 2020-2022 – Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight – and Fresh Freesia, a 2021-2023 In Color.
First, I die-cut Basic White Cardstock with one of the Scalloped Contours Dies. Then I used a “sticky note” to mask off areas of the layer. Using Blending Brushes, I sponged the color over the edge of the sticky note to create the different sections. The easiest way for me to do this was to ink the brush, tap a time or three on a grid sheet or other scrap paper, then start on the sticky note or scrap paper and blend onto the card stock. This way you don’t get just a big blob of ink when you start blending.
For the first card I made (Just Jade, on the right), I placed the sticky so the sections were horizontal, This wasn’t super difficult, because I used the scallops and my grid sheet to help place the sticky straight. This was a little more difficult than I thought, so for the Magenta Madness card, I laid it diagonally. I purposely did not keep the angles the same size so it would be a little “funkier.” I also learned a long time ago if make things crooked on purpose, it looks better than if you try to keep everything straight and miss!
Before I adhered the sponged layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I stamped the flowers and sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and added some Classic Matte Dots in black & gray to the card. Finally, I used the splatter stamp on the front of the Just Jade & Magenta Madness (in the same color as the card stock). You can also use VersaMark for this, but I was already using the Jade & Magenta ink pads. I think it looks a little like confetti, which goes along with the sentiment.
Just a reminder for you – Magenta Madness, Honeybee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, and Misty Moonlight will be retiring in May. When the retiring list comes out tomorrow, the popular retiring In Colors will go quickly, so be sure to order before they’re gone!
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