Last month Stampin’ Up! revamped their colour offering and we now have 50 different colours sorted into 5 different collections (I’m lumping both sets of current In Colors together here).
With the free ink pad offer for anyone who decides to join Stampin’ Up! in July I’ve seen a number of people debating which set they should opt for. All 5 colour families have great colours, and so for today’s simple Sunday project I thought it would be fun to use all 50 Stampin’ Write Markers so that you can decide for yourself which colour family is your favourite.
All the bookmarks started out the same way, a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Thick Whisper White Card punched at the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and the bottom corners rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.
The image is actually 2 separate stamps from the Hand Delivered (Host) Stamp Set stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I found that I got the best results by stamping the stack of books first and then lining up the belt and skirt with the bottom book, it’s a see-through photopolymer stamp set so this was really easy.
Once the images were stamped I set to work.
First up a bookmark with the 10 Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (left) and the second with the 10 Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (right). Some of the lighter colours were achieved by using the brush tip of a marker to scribble some ink onto an acrylic block and then picking it up with a Blender Pen to colour.
The stripes on the skirt were achieve by using the brush tip of a Stampin’ Write Marker to colour directly onto the stamp surface and then stamp onto the skirt outline.
The ‘Brights’ bookmark was finished with a length of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon and the ‘Neutrals’ bookmark a length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon.
Strictly speaking Basic Black is no longer a ‘neutral’ since it is now one of the three ‘basic’ colours which, along with Whisper White and Very Vanilla, make up the total of 53 colours offered by Stampin’ Up!, but I’ve discovered I don’t actually have any ribbon from the Neutrals collection so Basic Black had to suffice.
Next came the Regals and Subtles bookmarks coloured using the same techniques as before, some markers directly onto the card and some lighter colours achieved with the help of scribbled ink and a Blender Pen.
I used Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon on the ‘Regals’ bookmark (left), but once again found I had no ribbon in any of the Subtles colours. Instead I decided to take my cue from the purple stripes on the skirt by using a length of Gorgeous Grape 1/4″ Mini Striped Ribbon on the ‘Subtles’ bookmark (right). Despite the fact the Gorgeous Grape is actually part of the Brights family it seems to work.
Finally I was left with the current In Colors, 5 in the 2017/2019 set and 5 in the 2018-2020 set.
The ribbon used on this bookmark was the Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon.
In a relatively short period of time I had 5 bookmarks using 50 colours, and a note on my to do list to recheck my stocks of Stampin’ Up! ribbon.
So which of the 5 bookmarks are you most attracted to? In the main photo they are laid out from left to right as follows: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles and In Colors.
FREE SET OF INK PADS
Right now Stampin’ Up! is offering a free set of ink pads (choose one of the 5 collections) to anyone who decides to join Stampin’ Up! in July, that’s in addition to the $165 of product you can choose for your starter kit. This means you can get up to $257.25 of product for just $135 with no additional shipping and taxes added on.
You’ll find more information in the Ink Pad Recruitment Promotion Flyer.
If you’re tempted, or simply have questions you want answered before you take advantage of this amazing offer, contact me and I’ll be happy to chat with you.
If you’ve thought about it and want to give it a try you can join Stampin’ Up! right now and I’ll be thrilled to welcome you as a member of my Crafty Canadians team.
HOST STAMP SETS
Host stamp sets like the Hand Delivered one used today can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards earned by hosting a workshop or placing an order that reaches at least $200. Alternatively Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are sometimes offered the opportunity to purchase Host stamps sets, in addition to being able to earn them in the same way as customers.
Yes you read that correctly, as well as getting at least 20% discount off everything Stampin’ Up! sells, Demonstrators also earn Stampin’ Rewards on their orders and can ‘spend’ them on anything they like. Just another reason I love Stampin’ Up!
Well that’s all from me for today, time for another coffee and a closer look at the ribbons on pages 200 and 201 of the Stampin’ Up! 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue…