Welcome to the Watercooler Challenges. Our new challenge is all about "new". That opens an almost endless number of possibilities. You could do a new technique, celebrate the New Year, try new colours that you normally don't use, finally use a stamp set that hasn't yet seen ink---like I said, there are endless possibilities. I've decided to make a card using some of the new products which I'm itching to use from the new Occasions Catalogue as well as products from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.
I kept my colours to just the white, black, Crushed Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding. For the layout I planned, keeping it to a simple set of colours would work best. I began with a base of Naturals White, followed by a layer of Crushed Cantaloupe and a layer of Basic Black. My next layer is one of my favourites from the Sale-a-bration Brochure, the Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper. The great thing about this designer paper is that it appears to have been heat embossed so that you can sponge it or spritz it and it looks as if you've used the emboss-resist technique. I sponged my piece using Pistachio Pudding ink.
I also stamped one of the butterflies from the Butterfly Basics stamp set onto Whisper White using Crushed Cantaloupe ink and then cut it out using its matching framelit. To set it off I framed it with a film strip die cut which I cut from a piece of the new Chalkboard Paper using my On Film framelit.
My sentiment is two-part. For the "love" I used the little heart from the You Brighten My Day stamp set, stamped using Memento ink on Crushed Cantaloupe cardstock. After cutting it out I covered it with its matching Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Sticker. For the "you" I used my Hello You Thinlits die and Basic Black cardstock.
I finished it up with a scattering of Crushed Cantaloupe hearts from the In-Color Sequin Assortment Embellishments and some Rhinestones.
I hope you'll join us at the Watercooler Challenges and try your own interpretation of "new".