Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Tasteful Touches for New at SU Blog Hop

Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. Today we are showcasing the new 2020/2022 In Colours from the 2020 - 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. I am using the Tasteful Touches bundle to create some cards in all five of the new In Colours so that you can see all of them together!

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  • I decided to go with a basic layout and vary the colour and background Designer Paper for each of the cards. Points if you can spot the differences between them!
  • The first two are in Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight. Those colours are used for the card bases, the ornate background panel created with the Ornate Layers Dies, the backing for the sentiment, created with the Tasteful Labels dies (part of the In Good Taste Suite that I'm featuring), the ribbon and the flower image from Tasteful Touches that I stamped, coloured with the appropriate Stampin' Blends Combo and fussy cut.
  • The background Designer Series Paper is from the In Good Taste collection which is part of this same suite of products. It has a great variety of texture in all the designs and is one of my favourites in the whole Annual Catalogue.
  • I used the Square Vellum Doilies behind the flower image, but cut away the corners. I also used some of the design element images from the Tasteful Touches stamp set to stamp on the DSP, right behind the label in some cases.
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  • These two samples feature the 2020-2022 In Colours, Cinnamon Cider and Bumble Bee.  You'll notice a different sentiment with these two and therefore a different backing label. What other differences do you notice? Take a close look at the Bumble Bee ribbon.
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  • Now for maybe my favourite of the new In Colours. This one is called Just Jade and it's a perfect shade of green to my way of thinking - not too blue and not too green, but very eye-pleasing and it goes along with so many other colours. Notice the different design of DSP behind it? And the stamping done on it? 
Which are your favourites among the new 2020 - 2022 In Colours? Tell me why below.

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I hope you enjoyed my project with the Tasteful Touches stamp set and the Tasteful Labels Dies. Now please hop on over to Terry Montgomery's blog to see what's new with SU in her world:

Here's the list of bloggers in our New At SU July Blog Hop to help you keep on track:

Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my projects or ask me a question about the technique used. Don’t forget to scroll back up and keep hoppin’ with us! – Thank you!
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Heather Cooper

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Heads Up! First Wednesday Post!

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This is my first post today and it is just to give you a heads up that my normal post will be published a little later than usual today as I'm part of an international blog hop called New at SU! Stay tuned and come back at 1 pm today to enjoy a blog hop featuring the new 2020 - 2022 In Colours from the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and demos from different parts of the world with their take on the products as they explore these beautiful colours! I'm sure you'll enjoy it! I always get a lot of ideas from the other bloggers in this group, and the group has grown a bit since last time!

Monday, July 6, 2020

Tasteful Touches Embossed on Good Taste

tasteful touches embossed on good taste dsp

I've been working a bit more lately with our Designer Series Papers and doing more with them than just using them as backgrounds. They are so much more versatile than that. You can alter them with ink, embossing powder, and embossing paste, and for today's card, I embossed the feather image from Tasteful Touches stamp set on the In Good Taste DSP then sponged over it with different coloured inks to show up the embossed image better, but the texture of the original pattern of DSP remained intact.

If you are familiar with the In Good Taste Designer Paper, can you guess which design this is?

tasteful touches embossed on good taste dsp

  • I stamped the feather image randomly over the DSP panel with Versamark ink and covered the images with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Then I heat set them using the Heat Tool.
  • I used three different inks to sponge colour over the embossing and background: from the bottom up - Smoky Slate, Seaside Spray and Soft Sea Foam.

  • I stamped the little plant image on Soft Sea Foam cardstock using Memento ink and used paper snips to fussy cut the image out.
  • The sentiment is from the same Tasteful Touches stamp set and I stamped it in Memento ink on Whisper White background and die cut it and the Soft Sea Foam Label behind it using the Tasteful Labels Dies that coordinate with the stamp set. Before gluing the sentiment label to it's green backing, I slipped in the little plant and a vellum sprig that I had punched using the Sprig Punch.
  • I coiled some Linen Thread on the card front under where I would be mounting the label and secured it with glue dots. Then I mounted the sentiment labels with Dimensionals.

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tasteful touches embossed on good taste dsp

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