One of my favorite sets from this year’s Occasions catalogue is Apron of Love. Since both women and men wear aprons for various jobs, this set is super versatile. But I have to admit, I haven’t made a single apron card with this set yet. Why not? Because I’m having too much fun playing with the accent pieces!
Every time I look at Apron of Love, I see another possibility with these small shapes. I’m so glad that this set isn’t retiring this year, and I have plenty more time to play with it. Maybe I’ll even get around to making an apron card eventually — ha ha!
Today I used the rectangular ‘pocket’ stamp from Apron of Love to make a fun block pattern card. And guess what I used to color the blocks? The new 2018-2020 In Colors!
2018-2020 In Colors Now Available to Order!
Although the newest In Colors aren’t normally available until the new Annual catalogue comes out, Stampin’ Up! released them yesterday! Woo-hoo! So if you’re as excited as I am to play with them, hop on over to my online shop, and get yourself a set today.
How I Made This Card
So to make this card, I started by stamping the pocket/block a few times in Basic Gray on Whisper White cardstock. Each time I stamped a block, I overlapped it a bit over the previous one.
Then I colored each each block with a different In Color ink, in rainbow order. Where the blocks overlap, I used a lighter shade of the previous color. Since I only have the ink pads so far (even demonstrators have to wait for some things!), I used blender pens to do this. As you can see, the color isn’t as solid as if I’d used markers, but I kind of like that.
To create the sentiment, I stamped the words ‘love’ and ‘friend’ from Apron of Love in Basic Black. Then I cut out the word ‘You’ using a die from the Celebrate You set. (Psst…a little birdie told me this popular Sale-A-Bration freebie die set will be available again soon in the new catalogue!)
Believe it or not, this started out to be a masculine card. But I just couldn’t resist embossing the heart image from Apron of Love in white on each block. Then that led to glittering the blocks, and then the sentiment with my Wink of Stella brush. What can I say? When I see rainbows, I automatically reach for hearts and glitter!
Want to Make This Card?
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