Hi there stampers!  Today’s card features some new products from the Stampin’ Up 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and some returning favorites.  I’ve had the Marbled Background stamp for a while and always forget to use it.  I decided to pull it out of my stash for this card and use two of the new colors from the color revamp to give the background some interest.

Card made with the #marbledbackground stamp using new #stampinup colors #highlandheather and #gorgeousgrape with the new #rootedinnature bundle.

I first inked up the background stamp with White Craft Ink and then dabbed on Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape inks.  I then stamped the background onto a piece of vanilla cardstock and then applied white embossing powder.  I heat set the embossing powder and love how the white pops off the vanilla background (kinda hard to see in pictures so sorry about that).  I then stamped the tree image from Rooted In Nature in the same purple inks and die cut them out using the coordinating dies.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark onto some vanilla cardstock and applied gold embossing powder.  I heat set the powder and then fussy cut the sentiment out.  I added a little bit of watercolor to the sentiment cut out to tone down the vanilla.

The leaves are my favorite part.  One of our design team members at TGIF Challenges made a card where she colored die cut foil with Stampin’ Blends and it blew my mind.  So I decided to give it a try for this card and well, I’m hooked!  I also can’t stop coloring pearls and rhinestones with the Stampin’ Blends either.  I can’t wait until the new colors are available because I plan to order them all!