Wednesday 3 July 2013

How to use Stampin' Up's new in-colours

Each time a new annual catalogue is launched, I'm always thrilled to work with the new in-colours. I was bowled over by this years new colours and have spent some very happy paper moments getting to know them. Come and see:

Pistachio Pudding
This gorgeous new green has quite a lot of blue in it so will pair best with blues, purples and the bluer pinks and reds. It's a lovely ice-cream shade too so other ice cream colours will work well with it. For my tonal sample I chose Garden Green as the darker shade.

Stamped with Summer Silhouettes

Crisp Cantaloupe
I love the vintage feel of this gorgeous colour. It's quite ice cream-ish too (or am I just feeling a bit peckish?!) so the Pistachio is a nice partner for it, and I love the way it looks with browns too. For my tonal sample, I brought in Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze for even more depth.

Stamped with Stippled Blossoms

Baked Brown Sugar
This fabulous new brown is as rich and golden as its name suggests. Try this with pretty much any other colour and it will look wonderful! For my tonal sample I gave some other browns a work out - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso.

Stamped with Fine Feathers

Coastal Cabana
Blue greens are so 'now' and this beautiful colour works with so many of Stampin' Up's existing shades! For contrast, hot pinks, reds, yellows and oranges will give a lovely tropical feel but if you want to bring the temperature right down, Pool Party is its paler partner for an icy look. I chose to add in darker shades for my tonal sample with Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo.

Stamped with World Treasures

Strawberry Slush
The fifth new colour has another delicious-sounding name. It's a pink quite different to any in the existing range but is closest to Primrose Petals, though much brighter. I like it with Pacific Point, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green or Crushed Curry. For my tonal sample I gave it a background of Pink Pirouette but Blushing Bride would work well too.

Stamped with Mosaic Madness
The new in-colours come in:
• Smooth card stock
• Core'dinations sandable, textured cardstock
• Ink pads and ink re-fills
• Markers
• Designer paper stacks
• Stretch ruffle ribbon
• Boutique buttons
so there's plenty of room for coordination there!

This has been a pretty long post so I won't bore you with details of the cards. If you have any queries though, or if you'd like to place an order with me, just send an email.
 Don't forget that during the month of July, you'll get a free catalogue with an order over £30, plus a handmade gift from me!

I'll be back tomorrow with a fast card for Three Minute Thursday. See you then!


  1. Can't say I loved all the colours once they got here (baked brown sugar and cabana are my favourites), but I do love all your cards - you've shown them to great advantage!

  2. Margaret Spencer3 July 2013 at 01:20

    so helpful ~ thanks!

  3. Vicky you spoil us- So many beautiful cards in ONE post !!Love them,and those new colours are gorgeous-no wonder you like them so much :)
    Nessa xx

  4. Such a lovely collection of cards Vicky and such gorgeous stamps and colours and lots of inspiration.
    We have a SU day on Saturday with Jenny Moors cabpnt wait to see all the new products


  5. I love ALL the new colours! Beautiful cards - Jacqueline xx

  6. Fabulous examples of the new colours. xxx

  7. Wonderful new colours Vicky and I love the layouts with the stamped images matching the coloured panel.
    Val x

  8. Vicky these are such beautiful cards and beautiful colour ways too. Love them.

  9. Gorgeous Vicky, I love these new colours. Must find time to get some ordering done at the weekend.

    I've had a lovely catch up with all the gorgeous cards and projects you've shown over the past few days. I've been a bit MIA this week between work and my useless broadband connection!

    Kat xx

  10. Great examples of the new colours - and five lovely cards to be inspired by. I've had a play with Baked Brown Sugar and Strawberry Slush and was very pleased how well they went together. x x

  11. I just ordered the new colors yesterday so it's a real treat to see them all in their glory! I can hardly wait to get my hands on them!!

  12. Hi Vicky
    These are all stunners gorgeous colours.... And stamps......
    Hugs Sylvie
    Just waiting at the airport for my plane...... Xx

  13. Thanks so much for all the colour info Vicky. Really appreciated it and it will come in very handy for me when trying to decide what colours will look best together. I use my colour coach a lot! hehe. Vx

  14. Yum! I can't wait to get my hands on pistachio :-)

  15. I love these ideas Vicky - fab as usual. I particularly love the cards you did with Pistachio Pudding and Stawberry Slush! Nx

  16. Such a great way to showcase the new colours, you're so good at what you do :0)
    Love how you've shown them amongst older colours too.... gorgeous cards as well :0)
    Jenny x

  17. Vicky, thank you so much for your inspirational cards and ideas on the new colours, your cards are awesome

    Bev x


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