We’re now into the final week before the Stampin’ Up! 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue goes live to customers. So I think it’s time to show you some of the new products I’ve already got my hands on. What I won’t be doing is showing you any more projects using products that are retiring. That’s because many are already sold out or running low, and I don’t like showing you things you can’t get any more. That said, you can visit the Last Chance section of my online store and snap up any retiring products that are still in stock. But today to kick off my sneak peeks, my project features the new 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper packs.
My project actually began with the large crocodile image from the Oh Snap Stamp Set. First I stamped the image onto a 3-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ piece of Basic White Card using Mossy Meadow ink. Then I stamped the “Sending A Big Smile!” sentiment (from Oh Snap) in the space between the crocodile’s tail and mouth.
With the stamping complete I pulled out one of the new InColors for 2021-2023 called Soft Succulent. Then using a Water Painter I coloured in the crocodile. To do this I pressed onto the lid of the closed ink pad so some ink transferred to the inside. Then I opened the pad and used the lid as a palette to mix and pick up the ink with the Water Painter.
TIP – Regular Classic Stampin’ inks are water-based and so an image can smudge or blur when colouring with a Water Painter. For this reason I tried to keep away from the edges of the crocodile image. Basic White Card is not specifically designed for watercolouring but so far I’ve found this new card from Stampin’ Up! stands up well if not over-wet.
After quickly painting the ink onto the image I set the piece aside to dry thoroughly. Then while waiting for the crocodile to dry I began preparing the rest of the pieces for my project.
First, using the Paper Trimmer I cut and scored a piece of the new Soft Succulent Card for my card base. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I cut a 1″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Soft Succulent Card and screwed it up into a tight ball. Then I opened up the ball and flattened out the strip as best I could. This added an interesting texture to the card without the need for an embossing folder.
Finally I cut a 3/3/4″ x 4″ piece of Mossy Meadow Card and a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card.
NEW BACKGROUND PAPER
All I needed now was one of the sheets from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Assortment. I chose a Mossy Meadow sheet featuring a line and dot pattern and cut it into three pieces.
I cut the first piece 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and fixed that to the front of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). On top of this I glued the 1″ x 5-1/2″ piece of crumpled Soft Succulent Card.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip of the DSP and glued that along the long edge of the Basic White Card. Then I glued the assembled layer inside the card base.
Finally I cut a 3/4″ x 5-3/4″ strip of the background paper and glued that along the bottom edge on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope.
To finish all my project I mounted the crocodile layer onto the Mossy Meadow Card with liquid glue. Then using Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the completed piece to the card front and with that I was done.
I have to say that I think the designs on this year’s 6″ x 6″ DSP Assortments are lovely. Each pack contains 40 double-sided sheets featuring four patterns. In the standard colour family packs there’s four double-sided sheets in each of the ten colours. While each of the InColor packs contains eight double-sided sheets in each of the the five colours. Here’s an example showing the four patterns featured in each pack.
Well that’s all from me for today. I hope you’ll join me again tomorrow for another sneak peek from the 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue. My project will feature another of the 2021-2023 InColors, new DSP and my favourite dies from the new catalogue. I wonder if any of these will make it to your wish list?
OH SNAP – Although the Oh Snap Stamp Set does not appear in the new 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue it is still available. That’s because the January to June 2021 Mini Catalogue still has a few more weeks to go. Mind you, this overlap does give us some clues as to what products are likely to be retired at the end of June.
UPDATE – The Last Chance promotion has now ended and all remaining retiring products have now been removed from the online store.