What is your one MUST HAVE Stampin' UP! Color?
Of course mine changes from month to month it seems... BUT for the last several months my go-to color has been:
What's so strange about that is....
Orange is not my color.. but I LOVE Grapefruit Grove and how it coordinates so well with SO many Stampin' Up! colors!! I have paired it here today with Mint Macaron.
I created this card with the Detailed Floral Thinlit die cut with Whisper White cardstock, then layered it onto a folded Grapefruit Grove card base. I added stamped flower images from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamped in Grapefruit grove, and punched leaves with the Leaf punch and Mint Macaron cardstock after stamping the image with the Painted Harvest set.
Tip: you don't have to own 2 colors of ink pads to use a 2-step stamp image.. simply use one color (Grapefruit Grove used here) and stamp off the largest/solid image onto your grid paper first, then stamp it on your cardstock. Then stamp the more detailed image full strength with the same color! This way you get 2 tones of the same color.
Tip for die cutting detailed images:
As shown in my video at the bottom of this post, I found this "Big Shot Sandwich" to be the best when die cutting a detailed image like this Detailed Floral thinlit:
(top of sandwich)
Die UPSIDE DOWN (cutting side facing up)
Thin Die Adapter
Big Shot Platform
(bottom of sandwich)
then be sure to use your Die Brush to easily pop out all of the little pieces. This will all make more sense when you watch the video at the bottom of my post.
Watch the first part of the video below to see how nicely this detailed floral image comes out when you use the die cutting method above! You can skip to about the 10 minute mark in the video if you want to see how perfectly this method works!
Hope you enjoyed today's Grapefruit Grove featured project!
Do you love Grapefruit Grove?