Color & Contour

Stampin Up Color & Contour

Before I talk about the card I made, I wanted to let you know that Stampin’ Up! has announced that there will be a color refresh this year (Yay!).  The reason I am telling you this is that once they announce the retiring colors, the products using them will sell out quickly (sometimes in one day).  Therefore, if you love a certain color make sure you stock up on card stock, ink refills, and Blends soon.  They plan on announcing the retiring colors on March 29th but I, personally would not wait until then to stock up.  Do it ASAP.

I decided to use a Watercolor Wash technique on this card.  I think Buffy may have made a card using it recently and I loved how it looked.  It is a super easy thing to do to add color to your background.  I first cut a piece of Basic White card stock using the Scalloped Contour dies.  Then I added a couple of drops of Rich Razzleberry ink from the ink refill to the inside cover of the ink pad.  I used  Water Painter to add some water to the ink.  Then I brushed some of the color on the piece I had cut.  After it had dried, I took the splatter stamp from the Color & Contour stamp set and added some more color to the background after stamping it off on a scrap piece of paper first.  Stamping off makes the image lighter so it coordinated with the color wash.

Next, I stamped the outline flower stamp in Rich Razzleberry ink.  Then I stamped the inside of the flower on top after stamping it off first.  I stamped the outline of the leaves in Evening Evergreen ink and colored the inside of them using a Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Write Marker.  I hand-cut them out.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Ink and cut it out using a Scalloped Contour die.

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3 thoughts on “Color & Contour

  1. Ooooh that Razzleberry looks like it would pair well with Fressia. I just made a card last night with Soft Seafom and Fresh Fressia and was looking for a third color. At first glance, I thought you did the watercolor with Fressia. Thanks for the inspiration!


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