Artistic Avenger

So Glad We’re Friends – a new In Colour Experiment



I really like the new Stampin’ Up In Colours –  however, each year when the new ones come out, I have a hard time incorporating them into the regular colours. So, what do I do? I punch out shapes of each new In Colour and leave them on my desk. Then, when I’m crafting away, scraps of what I’m working with always fall close by and I find new combinations that I think will work. I keep them out and then try them. This the first of three I’ve got going on my desk right now….

For this project, I was inspired by the SCS Featured Stamper Challenge. This card by Kelly was my inspiration as well the Our Creative Corner challenge was to use a image that was pet related so I decided to combine the two!

I started with a base layer of Sahara Sand (this card is 5″ x 5″). I then layered it with Basic Black and then Soft Suede. I textured the Soft Suede layer and sponged the outer edges.

One of the panels is Basic Gray layered on Basic Black. This layer was stamped with the fire hydrant from Man’s Best Friend in Basic Gray.

The other panel has a dog from Man’s Best Friend embossed in black. I used my Versamarker to give shadow under the little puppy and sponged all the edges as well as added a little spiral punch to one corner. On the other side, I faux stitched a zig zag.

For the sentiment, I used black grosgrain ribbon to tie on a piece of Styled silver hodgepodge. Inside, there is a black designer label punch out layered with a Soft Suede 3/4″ circle and a modern label punch out in Sahara Sand. I added two brads to the card as well – just cause.

Thanks for stopping by! Watch for more great new colour experiments as well as some of my Convention 2009 swap plans!

Products used on this project – order them all online here!

Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Basic Gray. Stamp Set: Man’s Best Friend. Ink: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Versamark. Accessories: Black EP, heat tool, spiral punch, Styled Silver hodgepodge, paper piercer, mat pack, designer label punch, modern label punch, 3/4″ circle punch, Sizzix Big Shot, Texture plates, Black Grosgrain, Versamarker.


4 thoughts on “So Glad We’re Friends – a new In Colour Experiment

  1. I’ve really been struggling with the new colors. I love your card! Great color combo!

  2. I love the colour combination and really like your idea of leaving the new in color swatches on your desk. I’m going to try the same thing starting NOW!

  3. Great job on this card. The colours work really well together.

  4. Great unexpected combination of neutrals! I love the layout too.

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