When I was at OnStage (a Stampin’ Up! event) in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see and experience a number of new products. The product I’m featuring in today’s post is one that was at the top of my pre-order list. I was excited to have it in my hands at home, so I could start experimenting with it. It was the first time I’d seen paper like this, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. It was so pretty, with all of the intricate patterns. It was white on one side, and vanilla on the other. My big question; would I be able to color it?
My answer came quickly, without destroying a single piece of it:
I used three Stampin’ Blends (Light Bermuda Bay, Dark Bermuda Bay and Dark Smoky Slate) and one Stampin’ Write Marker (Lemon Lime Twist). How do you like the colors? I’m really liking this color combination, but I can’t take credit for it, because it’s from Fab Friday’s Color Challenge.
I placed scrap paper beneath the section of Laser-Cut Paper, and used the brush end of the markers to paint across the flowers and sprigs. The brush end gives good coverage, and you don’t even have to worry about staying in the lines. I was careful around the borders, though.
I left the leaves white, liking the contrast, and used pin dots of Tombow glue to attach the Laser-Cut piece to Smoky Slate cardstock. This was layered on Bermuda Bay cardstock, layered on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, and layered on a Smoky Slate card base.
For the sentiment, I snipped the word “friend” from the oval in our Lovely Words Die Set. This set is retiring May 31st, so order it now while supplies last. The set also has “hugs” in a circle, and “lovely” in a heart. I’ve used the words many times, and even snipped the “ly” off of “lovely.” When making cards, paper words are a must!
Basic Gray in the challenge is represented by the Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend. I saturated the color so it would be darker like Basic Gray, and stand out.
I decorated the envelope with a piece of Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper, which will also be retiring. But, the five in-colors that it matches will be in the new catalog, so I’ll continue to get lots of use from it.
If you’re wondering about ordering the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper, it is available NOW for demonstrators, or anyone who wants to join my team, and sign up for the Starter Kit. It’s available, along with all the products in the new catalog, for EVERYONE on June 1st.
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