Saturday, June 3, 2017

Taking the New In-Colors for a Test Drive!

Hi, friends!

This post is all about the 2017-2018 In-Colors.  I really like these colors (much more than the ones we just retired, I must admit)!

I used each of the colors as a base for my Watercolor Wings cards.  They are, left to right, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Berry Burst.  Ta-da!

I used the masking technique to overlap all my butterflies.  A little time-consuming, but so worth the effort!

The first step is to stamp the butterfly on a post-it note and fussy-cut it.  Begin by stamping the first butterfly in the lower left corner on your Whisper White card front.  Cover it with the mask and stamp the second butterfly.  Move the mask to cover the second butterfly and stamp the third.  You get the idea - just keep going until you have all the butterflies you want!

#1 - Fresh Fig, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight & Pear Pizzazz.  The bodies are stamped in Basic Gray.  I like to "hang" images off the edge of the card - it gives the illusion that something more is happening beyond the edge of the page.  Mysterious.

#2 - Tranquil Tide, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum & So Saffron.  Did you notice the Glitter Enamel Dots?  They're new and I love that even though there are only 4 colors in the package, there are graduated shades of each color.  Gives you a lot of flexibility for mixing and matching!

#3 - Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, So Saffron and Pool Party.  I used the sentiments from Garden in Bloom on all the cards.  This one may be my favorite...

#4 - Powder Pink, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Smoky Slate and Soft Sky.  On this one I added a mat of Smoky Slate between the card front and the base.  Not because I thought it needed it (although I do really like it this way), but because I got a smear of ink along the edge of the card front after I was all finished and needed to trim it off.  Don't tell anyone. :)

#5 - Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  Maybe this one is my favorite...I just can't decide!

I finished the inside of each card with two more butterflies.

Are you wondering how I chose which colors to use with each card?  

I referred to the Stampin' Up handy-dandy chart of In-Color Combinations!

Download the pdf HERE and have some fun!

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Happy (colorful) stamping,



  1. Love these cards! Butterflies in wonderful colors!!!

  2. I used my butterfly stamp with the Misti stamper to obtain the same effect easier.

  3. Wonderful set of cards! Thank you for sharing them.