Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Watercoloring: Shimmery White

I really like to water color and I am always looking for the best paper to get the effect that I want.

The regular white Stampin' Up! card stock does not take water well.  It is great if you are using markers, but too much water makes it pill.  Stampin' Up! has a great 140 lb. cold press paper that works well, but like all cold press, it is rough.

So, what do you do if you want smooth paper.  The heavy white card stock works well.  However, it does not let the color flow quite like I want.  My choice is the Shimmery White card stock.  It takes water well, it does not pill, and it is easy to work with our inks.

These are a few of the cards I have made in the past few days.  Two of them are water colored using the Shimmery White paper.  Hope you enjoy.

Items used:
Card stock:  Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Shimmery White

Archival Black, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon
Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo (New In Colors 2016-18)

Love & Affection (New Catalog 2016-17),  140764
Helping Me Grow, 141545

Designer Paper:  
Affectionately Yours (New Catalog 2016-17)

Twine, Enamel Dots (retiring), Pearls

Next workshop:
June 12, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Orange, Texas, at 1:30 p.m.

Contact me for more information.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Stampin' Up Catalog 2016-17 -- Preview

The new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up!® catalog is wonderful.  I received mine in the mail last week.  There are lots of new products, paper, stamps, and accessories.  I have been playing and here are few cards using some of the new stamps and paper.

I love the new colors and papers.  I used the new paper pack, Playful Palette, that includes forty-eight sheets of 6" by 6" double-sided paper in the new In Colors for 2016-2018.  I love the new colors, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum.

My workshop in June will feature some of the new products in the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! catalog and will be on Sunday, June 12, 2016, hosted by Alyece Garrett.  If you are interested in coming, email me. I will also be sending out an email invitation with the details.

Don't forget there are only a few more days to order out of the Stampin' Up 2015-16 catalog and the Occasion 2016 catalog.  You can order online or email me and I can place an order for you.

Items from the new catalog can be ordered June 1.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Paper Pumpkin -- April 2016 Projects

We had a great time at our Paper Pumpkin Workshop in April.  Here are a few of the other cards we made.

This was a great kit.  Some of the other items used in these cards are listed below.
    • Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper  140557  $11.00
    • It's My Party Enamel Dots            140554  $4.00
    • Pearls Basic Jewels                       119247  $5.00
    • Rose Garden Thinlet Dies               140619  $31.00
Both the Birthday Bouquet paper and the It's My Party Enamel Dots are not carried over into the new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! catalog.

There are still a few day left to order from the 2016 Occasions catalog.  If you would like to place can order you can email me or order from me at my online website.

Our next Paper Pumpkin Workshop is at my home on June 11.  If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and would like to join.  Contact me today or sign up at My Paper Pumpkin.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn