Monday, April 13, 2015

Retiring colors 2013-2015

     It is always just a little bit sad when it comes time to say goodbye to the In Colors that are retiring! Yet on the other hand we will be getting 5 new colors to create with I wonder what they will be?!!  
     I have a double challenge card for you today, I took the sketch from the Sketch Frenzy Friday and the colors from the Paper Players 240 color challenge.  The 3 colors chosen are from the 2013-2015 In Colors;  Strawberry Slush, Costal Cabana, and Pastachio Pudding.
    I made 2 cards, the first(shown at the end of this post)  had a non stampin up embossing folder and then I decided to use just one stamp set for my card to enter. It seem like as a demonstrator with quite a few supplies at my fingertips that I don't often use just one stamp set to make a card and that is what I wanted to challenge myself to do.  As I look at this more I'm wondering if  I should have used an embossing folder on the large white background panel.  maybe the spring flowers one from the  occasions catalog?
 Which one do you like?  Leave me a comment, I love hearing what others think of my Visions.
Cardstock:  Costal Cabana, Pastachio Pudding, Whisper White
Ink:  Pastachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Basic Black
Accessories;  Corner rounder, 1 1/4 Punch, Artisan Label Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, blender pens, sponge dauber

Here is the 2nd card; I used the same layout just flipped the placement of the pieces so it fit my sizzix embossing folder. I'm not sure I really like the strawberry slush ribbon the the side, really wanted to use pastachio but I didn't have any.  maybe this would look better with the costal also, what do you think?


  1. Two very pretty cards! I really love that embossing folder - such great detail! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.

  2. Wow! You made two great cards! I too am going to miss these In-Colors I really got a lot of use out of them. Thanks for joining us over at Sketch Frenzy Friday this week hope to see you again soon.

  3. Two lovely cards! The bird on the bold blue circle really draws the eye and the embossed panel on the second one is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in with my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  4. What a fun layout! Love the little bits of ribbon and the embossed tree is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  5. I will miss these in colors alot! I couldn't pick a favorite of the two cards; I love them both equally! I believe embossing on the white background would make the elements pop on the first card, and I like the added pistachio color. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

  6. Both are great cards, I do like the 2nd card probably a tad better! Thanks for creating with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!