Oh, I've got a FUN sneak peek for you today! The new Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack in the upcoming Stampin' Up Idea Book & Catalog is going to blow your mind! It comes in four basic colors--olive, denim, berry and daffodil-- and I could tell right away I was going to have fun with three of those colors.
But I wasn't sure about the green! It seemed like it might be the lonely color left in the pack after I used up all the others, know what I mean?
Well, I love a challenge, so I grabbed the green papers and set to work. I LOVE what I was able to come up with in just the space of an hour's play time! You're going to really enjoy these new Color Theory papers and their unique patterns. From ombre to paint swatch to stripes to crackle finish, the designs are lovely and easy to work with. Ordering begins June first at Shop with Lyssa!
One cool thing is, the Color Theory pack is 6x6 inches. So if you cut off a 4 inch wide piece to cover a whole card front (below), you still have a very usable two-inch strip, which I then used on other cards (the two above). I love it when there's no waste!
Bonus.... now you don't have to go to the hardware store and steal their paint samples anymore to get these fun looks : )
Alternatively, you can cut the 6x6 sheet in half to get two 3-inch wide pieces to run down the center of two plain white card bases (below). That was wide enough to be able to stamp a sentiment right on the paper--love it!
TIP: to get the crackle finish panel on this card and the first one in this post, I just flipped the paper to the other side and glued a piece of it down on my "paint swatch". I love the look!
I hope you've enjoyed the cards I shared today. You can use these easy paper-saving layouts with any of the colors, of course, but pin this post so you can remember a great way to use up the green in the pack if you find yourself struggling with it.
IMPORTANT PS--May 22nd is the deadline for all retiring stamps to halt production. They will only be available for one more week after that, and only while supplies last. Did you get all the ones you wanted, before it's too late? See my complete listing with updates on what's already sold out here.