I wanted to try out the new Vases in Vogue hostess set (that will be in the new catalogue!), and I absolutely love the new Purely Pomegranate In Color paper and ink, so I made some cards using them. I had to make two since one sheet of CS makes two cards!
For the first one, I stamped the single flower in Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi. I wanted to keep the card fairly simple to highlight the single flower. I matted the flower on Wild Wasabi and added a tag using the Round Tab Punch (in Regal Rose, stamped in Pomegranate). I used some designer paper from the Palette of Prints (it's Rose Red, but it matches the Pomegranate nicely as well). I covered the seam where the papers join with some Rose grosgrain ribbon. Then I stamped the Wild Wasabi flower in the same color ink and cut it out. The center flower is the top of the long-stemmed flower that I used on the card, stamped on Regal Rose with Pomegranate ink and cut out as well. These are all held together with a silver brad. I like the designer paper with this card - I'll be using that a lot more!
For this second card, I used the polka-dot paper from the Palette of Prints. This is mounted on Wild Wasabi (I think the Wasabi is my new favourite Stampin' Up! colour - it's also fun to say!) I wanted to complement the polka-dot design, so I dry embossed the card with spots from the Seeing Spots classy brass template. I attached the matted designer paper to the card, then adhered Burgundy grosgrain ribbon across the card front. I tied a small piece of ribbon around the adhered ribbon for a bit more dimension. I then stamped the roses from Vases in Vogue in Pomegranate and Wasabi. It was tricky getting both colours of ink on the stamp (we only have ink pads in these colours - no markers!). I inked the stamp in Wasabi, then wiped the ink off the flowers and maneuvered the stamp around to ink the flowers in Pomegranate. I got a little on the stems, but I think it still looks okay! This was attached over the ribbon.
I just love these new In Colors! They are so rich and vibrant - much better than last year's colours! I will definitely be using these a lot!