Introduction to In Color Class – Orchid Oasis

Earlier this week, I held my annual Introduction to ‘In Color’ Class.

Attendees make six projects, one concentrating on each of the five new colours, and one that combines all five together.

Along with the cardstock and envelopes for each project, the class kit included In Color Ribbon, In Color Baker’s Twine and this year’s In Color embellishments.

The first project from the class is for Orchid Oasis, which I chose to combine with Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo, along with Basic White.

Using the new Dots & Spots Die from the Annual Catalogue, a length of the coordinating Metallic Ribbon is threaded through three lines of the holes.

A butterfly cut using the Brilliant Wings Dies is given a coat of Wink of Stella.

This sits on layering circles from the Stylish Shapes Dies. The butterfly has been stuck down the centre to allow for the wings to be given some extra shaping. Plus, the circles sit on some Dimensionals to raise it over the ribbon.

Finally, some of the In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

I’ve left this project sentiment free, making it perfect for any occasion.

Pop back next week for the next project from the class.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Artisan Additions Meets Brilliant Wings

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project I a new product from the Annual Catalogue, the Artisan Additions Dies.

Artisan Additions. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These dies are stand-alone type dies and each has a different design element. One of the three dies is this very pretty intricate rectangle piece.

I chose to use three purples, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia, along with Basic White.

The Brilliant Wings Dies provided both the solid butterfly shapes and the more intricate outline pieces. By just sticking the centre of purple butterflies to their coordinating outline, this allows the wings to be popped up.

Before they were stuck together, they were given a coating of Wink of Stella for a touch of sparkle.

Artisan Additions. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each butterfly is stuck to the project using Dimensionals to provide extra depth.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is stuck across the centre butterfly using Dimensionals.

Finally, some of the new Iridescent Pearls, also from the new Annual Catalogue are placed into the four circular places on the die-cut shape.

Artisan Additions. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait to use these pretty Artisan Additions Dies again.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Saying Hello – In Color 2022-2024: Orchid Oasis

Stampin’ Up! add five new ‘In Colors’ to their range each year that stay for two years.

This year, I’m introducing them in alphabetical order, so first up is Orchid Oasis.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you know, I love monochrome projects, so I teamed the Orchid Oasis products with Basic White.

A piece of the In Color DSP Stack is cut on the diagonal, with the coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon across the join.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

One of the butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set is cut out using the Brilliant Wings Dies. It is then given a touch of sparkle with Wink of Stella.

The butterfly sits on a circle cut from the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Finally, three different shades of the In color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a great any occasion card as it can either be left as it is, or have a sentiment added at a later date.

It is also really quick and easy to make and you could create a batch really easily.

Here is a quick reference of how this new colour compares to the other Stampin’ Up! colours.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Check back in a few days for the next In Color.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Blushing Bride Butterflies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project had Blushing Bride butterflies as the feature.

Blushing Bride Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsAlong with Blushing Bride, the colours were Pear Pizzazz and Fresh Freesia, plus Very Vanilla to create a softer look.

The sentiment, from the Art Gallery Stamp Set was stamped first. That way, if I made a mistake, I could use the other side!

Then, the strip of coordinating Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon was stuck down the side.

Pierced Blooms Dies provide the small leaves and the flower, with the large leaf stem from the Artistic Dies.

Wink of Stella was then added to the centre of the flower, and the butterflies. The butterflies are from the Brilliant Wings Dies.

Blushing Bride Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

By sticking the smaller butterflies down first, I was able to see how much space I had available to create the rest of the project.

I then cut the bottom leaves off the large stem and started layering the leaves together, mixing the ones I’d cut off to the left and right.

The large butterfly was then stuck to the flower and this was then attached using Mini Dimensionals.

Blushing Bride Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pearls then provided the finishing touch.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using your leftovers/scraps/‘it didn’t quite work’ pieces

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, the topic is all about using your leftovers or those pieces that you started and didn’t quite finish.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using your leftovers/scraps/‘it didn’t quite work’ pieces. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my very short video about this topic.

Today’s project uses the Brilliant Wings Dies to cut out an ombre piece of cardstock. This is a leftover piece from a previous project I made in another Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video.

The Stitched Greenery Die makes  a great background for the butterflies to sit on.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using your leftovers/scraps/‘it didn’t quite work’ pieces. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Just a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is all that is needed to finish the project.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using your leftovers/scraps/‘it didn’t quite work’ pieces. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Sparkling Butterfly

As we fly into a new month, today I’m sharing this sparkling butterfly project .

It takes advantage of the pretty In Color Shimmer Vellum.

Using the Expressions in Ink DSP as a diagonal piece across the background, I chose my colours to match.

These are Polished Pink and Pale Papaya from the In Color Collection.

A splatter background is created using the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set.

The Shimmer Vellum is cut out using the Brilliant Wings Dies and the butterflies are carefully layered together using Fine-Tip Glue down the body.

To hide the seam of the DSP, a length of the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon lays across the project.

The sentiment is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set.

Using Mini Dimensionals,  the butterfly is raised up. These are carefully positioned behind the larger areas where there is a double layer of Vellum.

Finally, some Rhinestones add a touch more sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Magenta Madness Just Because

This bright butterflies ‘just because’ card is great for raising a smile.

Magenta Madness Just Because. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsWith an almost monochrome feel, my colour combination is Magenta Madness and Basic White.

 

Using a piece of the Expressions In Ink DSP to create the background is really quick and easy. This piece has some gold running through it too.

The butterflies are cut using the Brilliant Wings Dies. Each one has been given a gentle coat of Wink of Stella.

Magenta Madness Just Because. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the sentiment, I’ve used the Lovely You Stamp Set and layered it onto Magenta Madness cardstock. Both ends are shaped using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Magenta Madness Just Because. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Behind the sentiment is a length of the simply Elegant Trim in gold to coordinate with the DSP.

This is a great card to create in batches. Why not make a few and add different sentiments.

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Artistically Inked Meets Brilliant Wings

What to do when your friend who likes turquoise, purple and butterflies has their Birthday.

Artistically Inked Meets Brilliant Wings. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I know they are a big fan of Pool Party, so I’ve combined it with Highland Heather and Very Vanilla.

The background stamping is from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set, with the die cut leaves from the coordinating Artistic Dies. This is such a fabulous Bundle.

Don’t forget that bundles are discounted, plus, at the moment, if you spend £45 or more, you can earn FREE SAB products.

Artistically Inked Meets Brilliant Wings. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the butterflies, I’ve cut two using the Brilliant Wings Dies. One is in Pool Party, the other in Vanilla. The Vanilla one has been stamped using the same image as the background. It has also been given a light coating of Wink of Stella to give it a bit of sparkle.

The sentiment is also from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set and this sits raised across the butterflies on Mini Dimensionals.

Artistically Inked Meets Brilliant Wings. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Pearls are added for a finishing touch.

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Butterfly Cover Up

Today’s project happened by accident.

Butterfly Cover Up. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’d stamped a pretty background using the Artistically Inked Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry for another project.

Then, I managed to drip water on it. The main water stain was too big for me to use it for what I wanted. Can you spot the other small stain too?

Butterfly Cover Up. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It wasn’t all bad news though, hence the butterfly cover up reference, as that’s exactly what I did.

Using the Brilliant Wings Dies, I cut out two shapes, one in Rich Razzleberry and one in Very Vanilla to continue the monochrome style.

I gently stamped onto the butterfly using the same image.

These are layered together using just the body to stick them together for the wings to be more 3D.

Butterfly Cover Up. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the same stamp set cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies is layered onto the project on the other side.

A length of Scalloped Lace Trim is looped for the butterfly to sit on. If you look closely, you’ll see it covers the small water stain on the right.

Butterfly Cover Up. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsAfter attaching the butterfly using Dimensionals, coordinating Artistry Blooms Sequins are dotted around the project.

Maybe this is a topic for a future Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Did you check out yesterday’s video?

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Orange-Tip Butterfly Inspiration

On one of our recent walks, we saw some Orange-tip butterflies.

I wasn’t quick enough to grab a picture of them. But, with their distinctive look, I chose to make a project using them as inspiration.

If you haven’t already done so, check out my recent Top Tips, Tricks and Techniques video where I talk about taking inspiration from the world around you.

Orange-tip butterfly inspiration. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project combines quite a lot of products. New in the Annual Catalogue, the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set and Dies and Quiet Meadow Stamp Set. Plus, from the January-June Mini Catalogue, the Vine Design Bundle, Twine Combo Pack and Double Oval Punch.

I’ll miss the Vine Design Stamp Set and Die Bundle when it retires at the end of June. If you want to get your hands on this Bundle, make sure you grab it while you can as items are only available while stocks last.

For my colour combination, I chose Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron. The orange tips are coloured using Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.

Orange-tip butterfly inspiration. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After stamping in Basic Gray and cutting and colouring the butterfly, I turned my attention to the background.

As you know, I love ‘splat’ stamp images, and the new Quiet Meadow Stamp Set was just perfect for this project.

Also, as I was using more rounded shapes, I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners too.

A sentiment from the Vine Design Stamp Set is raised over a length of twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack.

The butterfly then sits on a die cut that I have coloured using Sponge Daubers.

Finally a few Gold Metallic Pearls are popped around the card.

Orange-tip butterfly inspiration. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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