Stampin' Up! came out with new "in-colors" July 1st -- 6 colors added to their regular color line available for one year to supplement their existing color line. Last year was the first year that they did this, and although I bought the paper and the ink pads, I didn't really use them until the end of the year when I discovered Cool Caribbean (good thing I am not a demo! I can keep using it guilt-free). This year, I am determined to use the ink pads and paper as much as I can. I always buy things and hold onto them for those "sepcial" times -- then I never use them! Well, TODAY is special enough -- it will never come again!
One of the things I ordered in the big order I mentioned yesterday was all 7 new papers and inks. I knew I was going to love Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi -- but to my surprise, I ADORE the Groovy Guava color!
I have been squeeking out creative time this weekend whenever I have a free moment (which is driving DH NUTS!) and I have created 3 or 4 things just for the fun of it. I am only posting one tonight because it is Martini night in the Huntoon household and it is too dark to get a decent shot of the things I have already done. I prefer to take pictures in the daylight. I did want to share SOMETHING -- so I though I would share this little beauty.
I absolutely surprised myself today! I have been trying hard to break out of a color rut I am in -- so when I pulled out the Guava, I matched it up with as many colors as I could. I discovered this interesting match of Real Red, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom and White. I can't believe how pretty these colors are together! Try them...and let me know what you think.
This uses the Garden Whimsy set along with Totally Tabs (I think that is a hostess set). You will also see the flourish from Baroque Motifs in the background (I am using this on everything!), along with the swirls from my Cuttlebug on the red mat. Although you can't see it, there is fine glitter on the butterfly wings.
In any case, I hope you enjoy this card -- I feel that I have gotten into a boring square mold and some of the cards I created in the past 24 hours certainly have broken that mold -- I can't wait to show you!