Saturday, July 2, 2011

CREATIVE CREW, In Colors Splash Down...

The newest batch of In Colors has splashed down right in the middle of summer!   Aren't these tropical colors gorgeous???  To me they just scream Caribbean Island/summertime, so I knew I needed to make a summer project to feature them. 

I chose to use the Scallop Edge Border Punch because it just looks like waves of color creeping up the card. I watercolored the water and the kids tubing.  Then I added some Crystal Effects to the water drops and  a bit of the Illuminate Smooch Pearlized Accent here and there for a bit of shine and shimmer.  Of course, the real glitz comes with the Octopus.  I embossed him with Iridescent Embossing Powder to give him his sparkling personality - he's a friendly Octopus after all! 

The beach ball is made using the same method as my Flight of the Ladybug card.  Just punch four circles, fold them all in half and secure the outside of one half of a circle to that of another.  Continue until all four are joined together, but do not attach the first to the fourth.  Instead adhere the other half of the first and the fourth circles to the project to form a semi circle.  Here are some close-ups, so that you can see the details.  Click to enlarge. 

I made this project for my July Creative Crew Color Focus Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Here are the details if you'd like to play along:

CCREW0711DF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM -- DSP/Color Focus:  Show us what you can do with the In Colors! You can use other colors, but In Colors should be the main focus of your project.

  • Stamp Sets – Sunny Fun (W#123040 $19.95, C#123042 $14.95), Summer Splash (W#123035 $22.95, C#123037 $16.95)
  • Card Stock – Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Watercolor CS
  • Ink – Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Poppy Parade, Cajun Craze, Black Stazon, VersaMark
  • Punches – 1/2" Circle (#119869, $5.95), Scallop Edge Border (#119882, $15.95), 3/16" Corner Rounder (#119871, $6.95)
  • Accessories –  Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder (#101930, $4.75), Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink (#121084, $5.50), Crystal Effects, Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95), wiggle eyes
  • Tools – Aquapainter, Blending Pen


  1. This is so adorable, Marie! I love your sparkly octopus! Very cute!

  2. This is one of the nicest cards that I've seen using the new In Colors and that sparkly purple octopus is fabulous! TFS...


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