Making Peach

By now, I’m sure many of you may have heard about the new In Colors coming from Stampin’ Up!® in the new 2016-2017 annual catalog in June. One of the colors I’m most excited about is the new Peekaboo Peach. I love the color peach, so this new In Color is right up my alley and I can’t wait to get my hands on this new color.

Since I don’t have the new color yet, I decided to try my hand at making my own version of peach in the meantime. I did this by combining a couple of colors from the regular Stampin’ Up line.It’s not a perfectly true peach color, but I think the result is really pretty.

Mel's Card Corner | Making Peach

I used the Six Sided Sampler (retiring) stamp set to create the hexagon images. I the cross-hatch pattern hexagons using Basic Black ink. For the others, I created my “peach” color by doing some double stamping. To ensure everything lined up properly, I used my Mini Misti stamping tool. If you don’t have a Misti, you could use a Stamp-a-Ma-Jig instead.

I started by stamping the various hexagon images on some Very Vanilla cardstock using Calypso Coral ink. To keep the final product from being too coral, I stamped it off first to soften the color a bit. I then stamped the image a second time using Daffodil Delight. I really love the sort of mottled effect of the two inks together.

Mel's Card Corner | Making Peach

I cut out all of my hexagon shapes using the hexagon punch (retiring). I adhered them to an A2 top-folding card base also made from Very Vanilla cardstock. I glued the black hexagons directly to the card base using snail adhesive. I adhered the “peach” hexagons using Dimensionals to pop them up since I wanted to show them off a bit.

I used a sentiment from the Suite Sayings stamp set which, thankfully, is carrying over to the new annual catalog. I repeated the double stamping technique for it as well, but used Stampin’ Write markers this time. I inked up the “thanks” using the Calypso Coral marker, stamped off, then stamped my card. I then inked it up again using the Daffodil Delight marker for “thank” and the Basic Black marker for the rest of the sentiment.

Mel's Card Corner | Making Peach

I wanted to add a little decoration inside the card, too. I added a couple of half hexagons in the corner. I adhered both of them directly to the card base to avoid adding any bulk. To finish off the card, I added some clear Wink of Stella pen to all the “peach” parts on the front the card.

I’m entering this card in the Can You Case It challenge. The current theme is a color challenge (cream, black, and peach).

Until next time …

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8 comments

  1. Wynne says:

    Melissa you have used one of my fav SU! sets…you have inspired me to pull it out! Thanks for joining us at CYCI ~ Wynne

  2. Dawn Fields says:

    Mel such a lovely card. I love the peach color you created…very pretty. Thanks for playing with us at CYCI…Dawn

  3. Laura Nolan says:

    Mel great card! Love the fact that you combined colors to make a color! One of my many favorites stamp sets!Thanks for joining CYCI this week! Laura

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