Hello From The Tropics
It’s a hello from the tropics as we transition from the old to the new. Yes, the 2016/17 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue goes live tomorrow. That means you can finally get your fingers inky with new inks and stamps, touch and feel the beautiful designer series papers and embellishments. This catalogue is a WOW!
One of the whimsical stamps is the Pop of Paradise which introduces the mighty pink flamingo, or maybe I should say reintroduces the pink flamingo. Whatever is old becomes new again and that is something we can depend on. A new generation of stampers and crafts may have never seen front yards filled with pink flamingos for someone’s birthday, anniversary, or the birth of a new baby. Yes, it’s retro tropics from the 70’s and 80’s. Woohoo!
Stamps: Pop of Paradise.
Ink/Markers: Emerald Envy, Mambo Melon, Archival Black, Delightful Dijon, VersaMark.
Paper: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Pop of Pink DSP, Gold Metallic.
Accessories: Big Shot, Circles Collection Thinlits, Banners Framelits Gold Sequin Trim, Black/Melon Mambo Thick Twine, Clear Embossing Powder.
Some of the highlights from this car is the Black embossed “Hello”. But, you may think, “Stampin’ Up! discontinued the Black Embossing Powder, so how can you get black embossing”? It’s very easy. You can either stamp your image with Black StaZon ink, which is a pigment ink, and emboss with clear embossing powder, or you can stamp your image with VersaMark and then stamp with Black Archival or Tuxedo Black Memento ink and emboss with the clear embossing powder.
All the you need to emboss is an ink where you can extend the drying time. So therefore, you can use any colour ink with the VersaMark and emboss with Clear Embossing powder. Now, you can say, “that was easy”!