Sending Smiles Card: New SU 2018-2020 In-Colors!

     Welcome back to my blog! I have another card today using all the new Stampin' Up! 2018-2020 In-Colors. I was trying to come up with a way to use all the new colors on one card to show you and I finally remembered that the hot air balloon from the Lift Me Up stamp and Up and Away die set was perfect because it used exactly 5 colors to make up the largest balloon. These colors are so beautiful and I love their names.

     A little tip when putting the 5 backing pieces onto the large hot air balloon piece is take a small piece of scrap paper and place some removable adhesive onto it then place the 5 backing pieces onto it in their order. The glue will hold the pieces in place perfectly as you then glue the top piece into place. When the glue is set just take the scrap piece of paper off and then place your beautiful hot air balloon on your card. I also decided that I didn't want the basket in silver foil so I die cut the basket using the Wood Textures DSP that is carrying over to the new catalog. I just cut the silver basket off and matched the wood one up to it on a Mini Dimensional. I used dimensionals on the rest of the balloon to pop it off my card.

     I also wanted the clouds to look a little different so I decided to emboss them with silver. I embossed the background piece too which is actually another one of our new core colors called Balmy Blue which is the most perfect sky color. I used the embossing folder "Sparkle". I love the randomness of the plus symbols on it. I stamped the 2 smaller balloons in Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick. I stamped the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel.

     I put some Silver Metallic Thread on the back of the sentiment and used Dimensionals to hold it down and to pop up my sentiment. It always looks so random when you add thread like this, but trust me it is anything but! Every loop is corrected and planned. I usually start by wrapping it around my fingers, the number depending on how big I want it, and then you play with it for awhile until you get that random, half-hazard look. It is usually easiest to put adhesive on the item you are putting it on to hold it down while you mess with it.
Here are the items I used on this card.
Please be aware that some of these items are new and won't be available until June 1st.

     Thank you for coming to my blog today! I hope I have inspired you to do something crafty and if you really love these new In-Colors like I do, then guess what?! You can order them now in a bundle before the new catalog even goes live. Click HERE to buy!

     Have a great week everyone!



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