Monday, 26 April 2021

Sneak peek: Hand-Penned Petals with Stampin’ Up!®'s new 2021-23 In Colors

Stampin Up In Colors 2021 Hand Penned Petals sneak peek

My Stampin’ Up!® pre-order goodies finally arrived... just before I went away for the week, so I have hardly had any chance to play with them but I did crack open the new In Colors and the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set to make these five simple cards.

Hand-Penned Petals is a lovely two-step stamp set. A note for my regular ladies here: the solid images are not supposed to fit the outlines perfectly. I repeat: they are NOT supposed to fit perfectly! I know this will freak some of you out, but trust me, they are supposed to look like that. It’s artistic, dontcha know?
I stamped each outline image and the greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black, using the Stamparatus for speed and precision. I used the Stamparatus again for the flowers, but switched to a block to add the leaves because you use the same leaf stamp three times. 
The large leaf stamp is not stamped the same way round each time. Simply turn it around to fit the image in the best way and remember: it’s not supposed to fit perfectly!

Stampin Up Polished Pink In Colors 2021 Hand Penned Petals

Polished Pink

This card showcases Polished Pink, which is going to be the hardest new colour for me to love as I'm not a pink person at all. But I know lots of people are so it's going to be popular, I'm sure!
Stampin Up Polished Pink In Colors 2021

It’s quite close to Magenta Madness, but a little softer so, in my view, that makes it easier on the eye. The ribbon co-ordinates perfectly with Magenta Madness, too. 
The leaves on this first card, and most of the cards here, are stamped in Soft Succulent...
Soft Succulent In Colors 2021 Hand Penned Petals

Soft Succulent

This is LOVELY. It’s like the big brother of Mint Macaron which means the ribbon co-ordinates perfectly with Mint Macaron, too. Soft and gentle but with a bit more bite. 
Stampin Up Soft Succulent In Colors 2021

 I’ve stamped the flowers on this second card in Fresh Freesia... 

Stampin Up card made with Fresh Freesia In Colors 2021 Hand Penned Petals

Fresh Freesia

You’ll love this because it’s like nothing we have already, at least not for years. It’s reminiscent of the old colour Orchid Opulence from times past but softer and gentler. Even if it doesn’t float your boat on its own, stick it with Blackberry Bliss and it will definitely capture your heart. 
Stampin Up Fresh Freesia In Colors 2021
Stampin Up card made with Pale Papaya In Colors 2021 Hand Penned Petals

Pale Papaya

This is very subtle, a little like Grapefruit Grove from a few years ago but again, gentler. 
Stampin Up Pale Papaya In Colors 2021

Soft and gentle is the theme of most of this collection, until we come to...

Stampin Up card made with Evening Evergreen  In Colors 2021 Hand Penned Petals

Evening Evergreen

This is by far my favourite. It's so deep and rich and lovely. I always love the greens, as some of you know, but this one surprises me as it's almost bottle green which used to made me shudder as it was the colour of my school uniform! It's a darker shade of Shaded Spruce, so they will work well together. 
Stampin Up Evening Evergreen In Colors 2021

Love colour? Please come back on Thursday for my new In Color colour combinations!

If you are in the UK and would like to order, please visit my store and, if you use the April host code TRPKSXWR, I’ll send you a thank you gift in May!

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