Thursday, June 12, 2014

Love at First Sight with Kinda Eclectic

Have you ever fallen in love at first sight? Do you believe in love at first sight? It happens to me all the time. Now before you go worrying about my 36 year old marriage and my poor husband, let me qualify by saying that I fall in love at first sight with stamp sets!!

In this case, it is the stamp set from the new Annual Catalogue called Kinda Eclectic.  I think what attracted me was the leaves and the butterflies, but I love the sunburst and the polka dots as well.  And the sentiment is perfect.  Oh, heck, I just love it all.

So when I looked at Colour Throwdown's newest challenge, I grabbed Kinda Eclectic right away!  Here's the colour challenge:

Again, three of those are not current Stampin' Up! colours so I substituted Soft Sky for Cool Caribbean, Pear Pizzazz for Kiwi Kiss and Strawberry Slush for Regal Rose.  Here's how it turned out:

  • Strawberry Slush is much more intense than Regal Rose but a little closer than Melon Mambo, my other choice and it's been much too long since I cracked open the stamp pad.  I used the cardstock in Strawberry Slush for the card base and some new Designer Series Paper (DSP) for the background. It's from the Confetti Celebration collection and fits right in with the eclectic look of the card.
  • I went to the Subtles Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks for the Pear Pizzazz Polka Dots.  Love that green!  More about that ribbon in a bit!
  • The sunburst is stamped in Pink Pirouette with a backing of Soft Sky and those distressed looking dots are stamped in Soft Sky as well.
  • Check out the ribbon.  I made that cute little fork bow using the new 1/4" Cotton Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz.  Wow!  You've got to feel the texture of that new ribbon.  It's as soft!  So lovely. This time it's a case of love at first touch!!
  • I fussy cut the leaves and tucked them under the sentiment.  They so remind me of a stamp set I really, really miss, French Foliage!  That's the trouble with falling in love so completely!  It hurts when they're gone!  Sniff!  Anyway, these leaves will help ease the pain I'm sure!
  • How about the awesome fonts on the sentiment?  I die cut it using Apothecary Accents Framelits and die cut a second shape from Pink Pirouette cardstock.  I cut it in half lengthwise and, after cutting off the knob on each end, adhered the two halves to the back of the sentiment label giving it a thin border on the top and on the bottom.
  • Last note here:  the two butterfly images happily coordinate with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the Bitty Butterfly Punch!
Definitely eclectic, but that's me through and through! You've got to get yourself that stamp set!  And while you're at it, some of that Cotton Ribbon, as well!  Leave me a comment about love at first sight. What stamp sets did you fall in love with from the new catalogue?

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  1. OOOOH, I love these colors together. I agree, this is a great stamp set, and a beautiful card.

    1. Thank you, Eunice! You should try doing a Colour Throwdown Challenge, too. They have great colour combos.

  2. Very pretty. Love all the patterns.

  3. Beautiful card Heather. I had fallen in love with that set too... can't wait to get it. Lovely way of using the colors with all the different images. Nice collage. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown this week.

    1. Thanks so much, Monika. I have a feeling that stamp set is going to get a good workout this year!


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