Saturday, 9 June 2012

My Dynamic Duo

I have always loved the 2012/2013 In-colours. Pool Party and Calypso Coral always remind me of a tropical island holiday. Lucky Limeade is bright and funky, where Wisteria Wonder is a lovely soft purple... But Island Indigo just never did it for me.

It's not quiet blue and It's not quiet green. And it's not a very nice bluey/green either lol. But when I was tiding away my scrap stuff (I know. Sometimes I do try to tidy up a little bit), I noticed I had stacked the Pool Party and Island Indigo ruffled ribbon together and they looked great! Well they should, because SU are amazing at putting complimenting colours together in their little family groups. But these two were amazing together, so I thought then and there "I will use those two for my June Thank You cards" and here is the end result...

This is also a new technique for me too. I expect you guys have all done it before, as I'm always late to the party lol. This is the Embossing resistant Technique and it's my new addiction (move over Easel Cards!!)

Instead of white embossing powder I wanted to jazz it up a little so I used the Iridescent Ice powder and the effect is amazing.

It's a shame the photo doesn't pick it up but when the light catches the flowers, they look stunning!! I'm so pleased with how the whole card turned out and I hope my customers like it as much I do.

And don't forget that the stamp set I have used, Reason to Smile, is only available for purchase for the month of June. Or it can be yours for free with a customer order of $125.00 plus postage. Contact me for more details.

Have a great weekend,


Cardstock - Pool Party, Island Indigo and Whisper White
Ink - Pool Party, Island Indigo and Early Espresso
Stamp Set - Reason to Smile and Just Believe
Other - Iridescent Ice Embossing powder.


  1. Great card, love the color. I don't think I have used any of the 1011-2013 in colors, and now there is another set. I'm so far behind.
    Thanks for sharing your card, it is real pretty.

  2. What a great take on emboss resist---it always looks classic!