Monday, April 18, 2016

Introducing Dapper Denim!!!

Well my last post was telling you about the items that are retiring and we have to say goodbye to.  However, saying goodbye to some items also means saying HELLO to others!  SOOOOOO...introducing DAPPER DENIM...an upcoming In Color!  Whoooo!!!

I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Display Stamper for this past On Stage event (Stampin' Up!'s Convention).  YAY!!!  So that means that I have been playing with all the upcoming In Colors to make samples for the Display Boards.  Want to see one of my projects?!  Well, I will share!  :-) 

First of all, here is the Dapper Denim board that was on display...


Look at all the fun on that board!!!  We made 4 projects for each of the 5 colors.  So I will have lots of things to show you over the next little while.  First up is a card in Dapper Denim...


This color is the perfect Navy blue.  It's a fresh new modern take on navy and I love it.  

To make the card...I started out by doing a color wash on the bottom of the Thick Whisper White cardstock (3 3/4" x 5").  Just smoosh the lid onto the ink pad before opening it, creating a little pool of liquid in the lid.  Then just grab your Aqua Painter, pick up some color, and color it on the bottom of the cardstock.  

Here's a better look at more detail...


I LOVE the gold splatter.  It is so fun and easy to do.  All I did was add some Tombow Multi-Purpose  liquid glue (the kind with the green lid) into an old embellishment case (just any plastic/slick surface would work).  Then, using an Aqua Painter again, add some water to water the glue down a bit.  Then just tap the Aqua Painter onto your finger, over your project, causing some glue splatter to get on your card.  Then just add some glitter, tap off excess glitter, and set aside to dry.  This does NOT ruin your Aqua Painter.  Just rinse it out when you are done and it will be just fine!  Yay!

After it is all dry, do your stamping (that flower is from an upcoming set!!!  It's called Affectionally Yours and it's a fun one!!!) and add your embellishments.  ***Note...you may have noticed the Calypso Coral bow in the upper left corner looks a little different.  When I tied a bow with the Thick Baker's Twine, it was kinda bugging me.  It looked too thick.  So all I did was just pull a few of the threads out of the big thread and made this fun crinkly bow.  


So think outside the box with your products and you will find they are even more versatile than you think!  

Hope you enjoy this project!  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com.  Look forward to showing more projects with you throughout these next few weeks!!!

5 comments:

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Ah this was yours! This one one of my favorites on the boards! I LOVE it! You could almost sell me on this set that matches my paper with this card alone ;-)

Michelle said...

Awesome! What a great color combo and lovely card design.

Pam said...

I am in love with this new color! And put together in an adorable way. You're awesome!!

Pam said...

I am in love with this new color! And put together in an adorable way. You're awesome!!

Ashley said...

Thank you gals so much for your compliments! :-) Made me smile for sure!

And Mindy--well you can't ask for a better compliment than that?! :-) Hee. Thanks!