Stampin’ Up! 2021-23 In Colors – Week 1 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! 2021-23 In Colors – Week 1 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to the very first week of our new Colour Creations blog hop format for 2020-21!

From today we are reverting to a traditional blog hop format, starting with a showcase of ALL FIVE 2021-23 InColours, followed by the rest of our beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in individual alpha order at 8pm every Wednesday.

If you haven’t already seen them, here are the five new 2021-23 In Colours.

And here are the cards I’ve made to showcase these beautiful 2021-23 InColours using the Colour & Contour bundle. I love how the graphic quality of these floral images really make these colours pop.

When I first saw the Color & Contour bundle I was immediately drawn to the scalloped layering dies but not so sure about the stamp set. After just one use I am totally sold on this stamp set! Although I’ve used the new InColour Stampin’ Blends to colour in the flowers and leaves the stamp set comes with stamps you can use to stamp the colour into the flowers and leaves if you prefer.

Polished Pink is the brightest of the new 2021-23 InColours – it’s a slightly “redder” pink than Magenta Madness. I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this card beside some camellias I’ve just picked from the trees in my back garden – how good do these pinks and reds look together?

This close-up shows how stunning the largest scalloped contour die is and gives you a better look at the new 2021-23 InColour Jewels and 2021-23 InColour Polished Pink open weave ribbon. The leaves are coloured using another new 2021-23 InColour – Soft Succulent.

I’m so glad I didn’t have to fussy cut this flower – there’s a die for both of the flowers in this bundle. The buds and the smaller leaves are stamped directly onto the Basic White top layer and then the die cut flower is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Fresh Freesia is my favourite 2021-23 InColour and this second card uses the other flower stamp, coloured using the Fresh Freesia InColour Stampin’ Blends and die cut with the matching die. The leaves are stamped onto the card front and coloured with the Soft Succulent InColour Stampin’ Blends.

The sentiment stamp on the front of this card is card has a matching stamp that I’ve used on the inside of the card.

For my final card I’ve paired the lightest 2021-23 InColour (Pale Papaya) with the darkest (Evening Evergreen) but I think they really complement each other.

I’ve fussy cut 4 buds as well as the larger flower image (after I die cut it) to create a different floral shape for this card. Did you notice the splattering on the card – it’s another stamp in this really versatile stamp set.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Kate Morgan.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Christine Blain

Rachel Woollard

Theresa Gerrard

Rachel Palmieri

Michele Taylor

Diane Furniss

Andrea Sargent

Ros Davidson

Cathy Proctor – you are here!

To purchase any of the products used in my cards today simply click on the images below.

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Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand – Week 44 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand – Week 44 AWH Colour Creations Showcase

Welcome back to our Colour Creations Showcase as we continue our showcase of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alpha order.

This week we are showcasing Sahara Sand, the lightest neutral in the Stampin’ Up! colour range.

Recognise the colours on my card this week? You probably won’t because they are the brand new 2021-23 In Colours!

From top to bottom in my ink pad stack you can see Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.

My card is “something old, something new” this week, with the “new” being the InColours and the “old” being the lovely floral stamp set and dies that I’ve white heat embossed onto my Sahara Sand card base.

I’ve loved the Bloom & Grow stamp set and I’m going to miss it a lot when it retires in a few week’s time.

After heat embossing the larger floral stamp (top left on stamp case image), the “thank you” sentiment and some of the smaller sprigs I used my blender pen to lift ink directly off the stamp pads and colour in the images. I snipped the larger image into two pieces and arranged the flowers behind my sentiment.

Before adhering everything to the card with dimensionals, I wrapped linen thread around the Sahara Sand Layer and tied a bow.

The notecards with matching envelopes make card making so quick and easy – I used a few left over leaves to decorate the back of my envelope.

Sahara Sand is a great colour to colour directly onto, especially after you have heat embossed in white. Although I’ve used my ink pads and blender pen for this card, you could also use water colour pencils with the blender pen, Stampin’ Write markers or your Stampin’ Blends.

All of the new InColours are available as Stampin’ Blends as well as Stampin’ Write markers and you can purchase them from the 1st May.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has created with Sahara Sand today!

We will return next week on Wednesday March 10th when we’ll be showcasing a lovely soft blue 2019-21 InColour that is about to retire: Seaside Spray.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the forthcoming 2021-22 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

New Stampin’ Up! 2021-23 In Colours

New Stampin’ Up! 2021-23 In Colours

Hello to all my crafting friends!

Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of the new Stampin’ Up! InColours for 2021-23. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I get to see the new annual catalogue early and also get to place an order of selected new products.

I can’t show you the inside of the new annual catalogue until it goes live, but I can share the cover with you.

I’ve ordered a copy of the new catalogue to be delivered to my customers so if you buy your Stampin’ Up! products through my online store you’ll be receiving your own copy of the catalogue very soon.

Stampin’ Up! 2021-23 InColours

Stampin’ Up 2021-23 In Colours

What do you think? Do you have a favourite colour?

Let’s see how each of these new InColors compare to our existing colours.

Fresh Freesia

Fresh Freesia is a pinky lilac colour that I think will work really well with bluey pinks and lavenders or purples. It is more of a purple than a pink so I’ve compared it here to the purples, including the retiring Purple Posy, so you can see how it is a pinker purple but still looks amazing with Gorgeous Grape.

Fresh Freesia colour comparison Stampin’ Up 2021-23 In Colours

Doesn’t it also look amazing when paired with Rich Razzleberry and Misty Moonlight?

Stampin’ Up! Fresh Freesia colour combination

Soft Succulent

Yes, Soft Succulent is another “blue green” very similar to Mint Macaron but because it is a muddier green I think I will get a lot of use of this colour when stamping leaves and flowers. Soft Succulent will look amazing with any pink or purple as well as all the browns and greys in the neutrals – here’s how it compares to the other soft blue/greens.

Soft Succulent Colour Comparison Stampin’ Up 2021-23 In Colours

I’m looking forward to creating some Australian bush scenes using this Soft Succulent colour combination.

Soft Succulent Colour Combination

Pale Papaya

Pale Papaya is a lovely shade of apricot that is at once a pink and an orange. It sits neatly on the apricot/rust colour spectrum between Petal Pink and Calypso Coral and could prove useful as an additional skin tone colour.

Pale Papaya Colour Comparison Stampin’ Up 2021-23 In Colours

I love using any shade of orange or yellow with gray, so I think this colour combination would look amazing!

Pale Papaya Colour Combination

Evening Evergreen

Evening Evergreen is a very dark green and like Soft Succulent it will be great for Australian foliage, but I can also see it being used a lot for Christmas or masculine cards – it’s almost another neutral colour so used sparingly it can be incredibly versatile.

Here’s how Evening Evergreen looks compared to the other dark greens.

Evening Evergreen Colour Comparison Stampin’ Up 2021-23 In Colours

Evening Evergreen will look amazing with the other darker neutrals – what do you think of this “tartan inspired” colour combination for masculine cards or Christmas cards?

Evening Evergreen Colour Combination

Polished Pink

Can a pink be bright and soft at the some time? Polished Pink certainly is and my favourite thing about this colour is that it is a pure, bluish pink with none of the orange undertones of Petal Pink – I think I’ll be “stamping off” or watercolouring this loverly pink a lot to get a light pure shade of pink.

Not as orange as Flirty flamingo, as bright as Magenta Madness or as red as Melon Mambo, Polished Pink is a welcome addition to the Stampin’ Up! range of pinks.

Polished Pink Colour Comparison Stampin' Up 2021-23 In Colours

I love using red and pink together and think Polished Pink will work equally well with softer light tones or a lovely bright colour combination like this one.

Polished Pink Colour Combination

Want to see more on the new InColours?

I’ll be receiving my pre-order very soon and will be posting some projects using these 2021-23 InColours later this week.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the forthcoming 2021-22 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the January – June 2020 mini catalogue, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

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Thanks for visiting my blog today. I’ll be back this Wednesday with the AWH Colour Creations Showcase – we are creating projects with Terracotta Tile this week. 

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

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