It is time for a Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge. Ready for the colors?
Let's talk about this combination. Love Mint Macaron, love Old Olive, and Tip Top Taupe is a great neutral but do they really "go" together? The problem I had was the Mint Macaron and Old Olive. I just couldn't make it work so I sort of cheated.
I first inked the leaf image in VersaMark and then in Tip Top Taupe ink and stamped it on Shimmery White card stock. I covered the image with clear embossing powder and then heat embossed it. I used an Aqua Painter and lots of water to float the Mint Macaron and Old Olive colors and to blend them. It is important to use either Shimmery White card stock or Watercolor paper. Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stock do not work as well as they absorb the water too quickly and it is difficult to blend the colors.
Let me tell you about this cute little tag. Both the little circle of dots and the sentiment are from the Eastern Beauty stamp set which is part of the Eastern Palace Suite. This is a suite of products that will be available in the upcoming Stampin' Up! catalog (June 1!). This month you have your choice of 2 bundles that include the Eastern Beauty stamp set and some bonus items. These bundles will only be available in May. I will be showcasing more of the bundles in the coming days. You can also go here for more information about the Eastern Palace bundles.
Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie and Mary design team created. I am always so impressed with their creations! You can get all the details on how to play along with this challenge HERE.