After being obsessed with the new Forever Fern Stamp Set over the past week, I’ve successfully moved on. Sort of… For my final sneak peek I wanted to show you a project featuring some of the new In Color ribbon. I succeeded, but in the process went back to my other recent obsession, the sunflower.
With the sunflower theme in my head I chose warm colours for my bookmark. I started by cutting a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card for the bookmark base. Then I shaped one end using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
Did you know that all 50 Classic Stampin’ Pad colours are safe to use with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers? Lots of people think they can only use Memento Tuxedo Black but that’s actually incorrect. So for today’s project I decided to use Early Espresso instead. Then I chose the “know that you are loved” sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and stamped it towards the top of the bookmark.
Next, from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set I chose the large sunflower image. Once again using Early Espresso ink I stamped the image across the bottom left corner of the bookmark. Then I set to work colouring it in using my Stampin’ Blends.
For the bottom of the sunflower petals I chose the dark and light Pumpkin Pie combo. Then I added some dark and light Mango Melody to brighten up the centre of each petal to the tip.
After completing each petal in turn I used the dark and light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to colour the centre.
I quite liked the result of my colouring so far but it all seemed rather ‘flat’. So I took a chance and picked up the dark and light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. I added a darker section around the outline of the flower and then blended it out with the light marker. Oh my goodness, what a transformation! It really made the flower stand out and I wish I’d taken a ‘before’ photo to show you.
All I needed to do was add the ribbon at the top of the bookmark.
For this I chose Cinnamon Cider 1/4″ In Color Ribbon. After threading it through the slot I tied it in a simple knot and my final sneak peek project was complete.
I have to say I only bought this one colour during my Demonstrator pre-order. But having got this one I think I’ll most likely be ordering the other four colours too. This ribbon is soft and pliable and ties really pretty bows that I’ll show you on another project. What’s even better is that it resists fraying (which is my pet peeve with ribbon).
The new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue has lots more new ribbons and I’m looking forward to being able to order them tomorrow.
NEW CATALOGUE LAUNCH
June 3rd marks the launch of the new catalogue and I can’t wait to order more of the amazing products inside. However, be aware that the online store will be unavailable from midnight MT to approximately 6am MT while Stampin’ Up! updates the website.
So this is your final warning that the ‘Last Chance‘ section and the items in it are about to disappear. Take this opportunity to check it one final time as there’s no guarantee that any of these remaining retiring items will be seen in the Clearance Rack in the future.
Tomorrow morning I’ll update the links on the right so that you can quickly and easily access the PDF version of the new catalogue.
If you’ve shopped with me in the past 12 months I’ve arranged for you to receive a paper copy of the catalogue with my compliments. I understand that the mail in the US and Canada is slow at the moment, so if you haven’t received it yet hopefully you catalogue will arrive very soon.
For now though it’s time for a fresh coffee while I finalise my order.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Sunflowers Dies (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore this option.