I know I have said this many times but one of my favorite things about being a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator is we get to see the new catalogs coming out early and we get to order some of the products before it goes live. We are able to order most everything in the Mini Catalogs but we are only given a few choices in the Annual Catalog. I have no patience and can’t wait to get my hands on new products.
One of the first bundles I was able to order during the pre-order period was the Color & Contour Bundle. This bundle includes the stamp set called Color & Contour and the coordinating dies called Scalloped Contours. I just love dies that cut out background shapes (especially if they have stitching on them). The dies cut out the flower shapes but they also include a stitched scalloped border edge and FIVE scalloped rectangles that are all a little bit different. I used two of them on this card.
To make this card, I decided to use three of the NewInColors – Pale Papaya, Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia. This stamp set is a two-step set which means it takes two or more stamps to make an image. I first stamped the flower heads using Memento Black Ink and then stamped the inside of the flowers using the new InColors. I stamped the leaves and stems from a different stamp in this set using Old Olive Ink and then cut them out using the coordinating die. I cut off the flowers that go with the stems and leaves and attached the other flower to them. I adhered them to a piece of Basic White cardstock that I had cut out using the second largest scalloped rectangle die. I place all of that on a piece of Fresh Freesia cardstock that I had cut out using the largest scalloped die.
The sentiment is from the stamp set called Many Messages and cut it out using the Messages die.