Why hello there, Social Stampers. I am so pleased to welcome you here again for Kelly Kent’s Social Stamping. This week the fabulous bunch of crafty ladies are creating projects with the theme of “hearts”. You can read more about Social Stamping and see a full list of this week’s participants here, but hopefully that’s where you started from, you are now here, and next you will hop along to the next person with the link at the bottom of this post.
But don’t do that yet! I have a whole rainbow of hearts to share with you first.
If you live anywhere in WA you know it has been a wet and stormy week. This has meant we’ve spent pretty much the whole week indoors here, which would be great if the kids would leave me alone to craft in peace. But unfortunatley they expect to be fed and clothed and entertained and stuff like that. How rude! (as my almost two year loves to say).
Despite this I still managed to make five cards to share with you today. I wanted to make something to show off the new In Color collection for 2020-22, which I LOVE. Such a fabulous collection of colours which work beautifully together and also fit really nicely into the existing colour line up for Stampin’ Up!.
So how do you bulk create a bunch of cards on a limited timeframe? Here are my tips.
- Pick a great, simple layout.
- Use white card bases (I love Thick Whisper White for card bases).
- Use one DSP collection and some co-ordinating colours from that collection. For these cards I used the absolutely beautiful new Flowers For Every Season DSP which features all the new In Colors.
- Avoid fuss and go with large elements. I used a layer of colour cardstock embossed with the new Tasteful Texture 3D EF (instant favourite), a coloured heart frame and a heart in the DSP, which are quickly cut using the Stitched Be Mine dies.
- Use one simple sentiment on all the cards. I white heat embossed all the sentiments on one sheet of card then trimmed them into strips.
Using that simple formula I created one card in each colour.
Do you have a favouite new colour yet? Early observation (and a discussion in our team) seems to have Misty Moonlight out in front. It is such a lovely, soft blue. The other very popular one seems to be Magenta Madness.
I’m not sure which I like the best yet. Glad there’s a good two years ahead of using them and deciding! It often ends up being a surprise to me which one I use the most, which clearly means I like it best (looking at you, Seaside Spray).
Next up on this heartfelt blog hop is my gorgeous friend Sheila. Head on over to see the fabulous creation she has to share with us.
Thanks for stopping by,
Stay warm and dry this week!