When Stampin’ Up unveiled the Color Refresh for the new annual catalog we knew we would be losing colors we have crafted with for years, and in their place would be new tones. When that happens we have to get a sense of how the colors work with our remaining shades. How do they compare with each other???? Do they blend and have a pleasant contrast, or do they clash???? Which color is lighter, which color is richer in hue??? In essence, you just have to play!!!! So that’s exactly what I did – play with our NEW CORE COLORS from the Color Refresh!
Comparing Our Pinks!
I know – your first thought is “where is Petal Pink???” I tried to start with it, but it is so “peachy” to me I couldn’t use it here. I moved it to another family, and chose to work with Bubble Bath, Berry Burst, and Melon Mambo. I will say my Bubble Bath was extremely light and I debated about re-inking which seems wrong for a brand new ink pad, so I used it as is. Since stamping these last week I’ve read several others who felt they needed to re-ink as well so I’m hoping it will be a bit brighter after I do so. Remember, on vacation here so I could only bring so much stuff – Pool Boy would have balked at me loading down the truck with stamping supplies!!! Berry Burst could almost move into the purple family when you compare with Melon Mambo beside it. This stamp set is the Two – Tone Flora which is a BEAUTIFUL floral image!!
Looking At The Blue Green Shades!!
I LOVE this collection of shades!!! Of course, Pool Party is a great contrast to the brighter tones of Coastal Cabana, but Lost Lagoon is equally striking with Pretty Peacock! Stampin’ Up is very rich in both blue and green tones as you will see when I share them tomorrow. I would like to use the PLP combination for a monochromatic card – Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Pretty Peacock – I think these three together would be awesome!
FREE SHIPPING on April 19!!!!
Stampin’ Up announced a surprise treat today with FREE SHIPPING on Wednesday, April 19 for all orders of $75 or more!! This will be a 24 hour sale only, so use this time to order items that will have price increases in the upcoming Annual Catalog. Look at your cardstocks, envelopes, ink pads and ink refills, as well as the adhesives – these are your staples to keep on hand during your paper crafting. And remember – $75 min. orders in my online store ALSO qualifies for my MYSTERY BOX PROMOTION going on through April 30. Free shipping, lower prices, and retired products – it’s a triple win! Click on the link below to access my online store to take advantage!
Until next time, keep crafting and God Bless!