Monday, June 10, 2013

Stampin' Addicts New Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts New Colors Blog Hop!  Not too long ago, we focused on the retiring colors from the Color Refresh; now we are kicking off the new colors with a hop.  Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy the yummy color tour.

If you have been following the blog hop in order, you have just come from Rhonda's blog featuring Coastal Cabana. Weren't her projects fun?  For my stop on this blog hop, I am highlighting the new In Color Crisp Cantaloupe.

For my first card, I thought I would illustrate Crisp Cantaloupe as a fabulous and yummy summer flower color.

It combines wonderfully with Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and/or Baked Brown Sugar. 

Stamps: Field Flowers, Banner Greetings, Woodgrain BG; Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz, Baked Brown Sugar, Naturals White, Whisper White, Epic Day DSP; Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Baked Brown Sugar; Accessories: Naturals button, Linen thread, Natural Trim, Modern Mosaic EF, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

The combination of Crisp Cantaloupe with Coastal Cabana just screams island colors.  I put together a coral reef card for a stampy friend who is a huge snorkeling fan.

The background is lightly brayered with Coastal Cabana to add some color, and the fish is called a French Grunt.  Mmmm, the colors make me think of sherbet!

Stamps: By the Tide, Itty Bitty Banners;  Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Ink: Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Black Stazon; Accessories: Linen thread, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Brayer, Aquapainter, Sponges, Bitty Banners framelits, Fancy Fan EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Changing gears a little, I held over a card we made at the annual New Catalog Kick-Off and Open House to show Crisp Cantaloupe isn't only a feminine color.  

Check out the colors in the Soho Subway suite; love the masculine look with a little bit of girly Crisp Cantaloupe accent.  This makes a great card for the guy in your life who is bold enough to wear pastel dress shirts (you know the kind of guy I'm talking about!).  For the chevron cut-outs, I stamped on the back of the patterned paper with the Oh, Hello set and trimmed.

Stamps: Label Love, Oh, Hello; Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Soho Subway DSP;  Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: Linen thread, Very Vintage button, Artisan Label punch, 2-1/2" Circle punch, Sanding block, Chevron EF, Big Shot.

I can't just make cards... that's not me!  :)  I had to think for a bit to come up with a 3-D that matches this color well.  I ended up with this wonderfully coordinating color combo of Crisp Cantaloupe and new Smoky Slate for this girly table ensemble. 

I've been wanting to recreate a dress centerpiece/place setting since I saw it in a bridal shop in Savannah years ago.  I even took a photo of it with a paper craft in mind.  The shop had several different dual color choices for table center and purse favors, so that's what I put together here as well.  These could be for prom, a shower, or even girls' night out.

Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate; Accessories: Hung Up cute clip, Pearl jewels, Basic Gray stitched grosgrain ribbon, 1-1/4" Circle punch, Bird builder punch, Beautifully Baroque EF, Dress Up framelits, Petite Purse die, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

I've got one more project to share.  I just couldn't stop.... I hope you don't mind!  The Soho Subway paper gave me the idea to give a This and That journal page a whirl with one of my favorite pictures of my daughter in NYC.

The page isn't based strictly on Crisp Cantaloupe, but I used it as a strong accent color.  The hexagons were traced with my homemade 3/4" cardboard hexagon template, and the arrow from the Designer Typeset set was created by mounting the paper on cardboard (backing of the patterned paper packs), then stamping and cutting.  That gives it a little more heft to stand out.

Stamps: Designer Typeset; Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla, Soho Subway DSP; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: Epic Day This and That Journal, Petite Pennant builder punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals; Font: Candice.

Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Kim at Stitchin' N Stampin' On Paper put together with Pistachio Pudding.  She always had amazing projects; I hope she has some mint chocolate chip ice cream!  :)

The complete blog hop listing:

1) Carmen -- Baked Brown Sugar
2) Rhonda (rhondag) -- Coastal Cabana
3) Heidi (hlw966) -- Crisp Cantaloupe
4) Kim (s1itcher46) -- Pistachio Pudding
5) Yapha -- Strawberry Slush
6) Cindy (Cindy E) -- Bermuda Bay
7) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Smokey Slate
8) Sara (lilyinkpad) -- Soft Sky
9) Tanya (tanya27) -- Crushed Curry

Thanks for stopping by!


Paula said...

Love them all! You did a fabulous job with this new color.

Kim said...

I love what you did with this color! Your little dress is so much better than mine! I'd hang out with you at a party.

Yapha said...

Fabulous projects! I love how you showcased Crisp Cantaloupe! I never would have thought to put it on an ocean card, but it looks amazing!!

Cindy said...

You rebel, you! Five projects, and every one of them is fabulous! I absolutely adore the Field Flowers card, with the REAL stitching. And the dress/purse combo is perfectly splendid! Love every one of these, Heidi. :-)

Smiles, Laurie said...

I came over when I saw your 'handsome' masculine the way you worked with the arrows...but then my jaw dropped seeing your beautiful ocean card...LOVE IT! and had to roll back to look at the Field Flowers and love the little table favours! wonderful!

Patty said...

These are awesome. Love the Cabana with Cantalope. Beautiful.

Tanya Boser said...

Stunning projects, every single one! I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your projects.

Natalie Kennedy said...

Really amazing projects, Heidi! I LOVE the Field Flowers card - it's just stunning! The dress place setting is so dimensional and clever. I love the scrapbook page too - what a darling photo with her hair blowing in the breeze.

Unknown said...

Hey, I recognize that underwater card! Thanks so much! Little Missy's drawing on the inside is great, too! It's on the TV Hall of Fame with last year's card. :)