Stampin’ Up! Love at First Sight



Am I being a bit melodramatic?  …Yes, but seriously, the instant I saw this set on the Stampin’ Up!
new catalog sneak peek,

I knew it would be the first set on my list!
I wanted to use a new color with it, Bermuda Bay. While Bermuda Bay isn’t entirely new,
it is new to me. You see, back when in-colors were only around for a year, I couldn’t justify
the expense of new paper, inks and such, if they were only available 12 months. 
So I never got to use Bermuda Bay. I love it paired with Real Red. It feels fresh and Summery.
I should point out that I used a Coastal Cabana print with Bermuda Bay CS. Many of the Stampin’ Up!
colors are designed to have this sort of flexibility. They are designed to be able to use a different shade
(shade isn’t technically the correct work to use here but I don’t want to get into a whole
thing on hue, shade, tint, and tone. I add this disclaimer for any of you artists out there
who cringed at my use of shade for this purpose)
and still look great together. I LOVE this. This gives me greater flexibility and stretches my supplies!
I also LOVE core’dinations cardstock and had a ton of it on my first order.
Here I used crumb cake, because it looks like my coffee (I like a bit of coffee with my cream and sugar).
For the main image I used water-color paper and an aquapainter. I used my paper snips to cut it out
and popped it up on dimensionals. 
This was such a fun card to make, I can’t wait to make another one using this set! Squeeee!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Perfect Blend 
Paper: Core’dinations Neutrals (Crumb Cake), Polka Dot Parade DSP (Real Red), Real Red CS,
Afternoon Picnic DSP (Coastal Cabana Print), Bermuda Bay CS, Watercolor Paper
Inks: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Real Red
Embellishments: Paper Piercing Tool, Mat, and Essentials Pack; Paper Snips,
Aquapainter, Sanding Block (p.157), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Dimensionals
Hope you have a terrific Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. LOVE this card Joan !! I will be CASing for sure. TFS !!

Tell me what you think...

%d bloggers like this: