New Stampin’ Up! In Colors

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Featured, Greeting Cards | 10 comments

Look how pretty the new 2014-2016 Stampin’ Up! In Colors are!  The Swallowtail stamp is a great way to showcase the new colors and is easily applied using Sponge Daubers.  This technique was featured in an older Keenan Kreations YouTube video:


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New Stampin' Up! In Colors


The Swallowtail stamp is inked up with the following new Stampin’ Up! In colors before stamping onto Very Vanilla cardstock:

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Hello Honey
  • Tangelo Twist
  • Lost Lagoon
  • Blackberry Bliss

I used a Sponge Dauber for each of the colors and started with the Mossy Meadow in the center of the butterfly and around the outside edges.  You want to ink up the dauber really well and then “pat” the ink onto the stamp.  If you rub the ink across the stamp, you won’t be adding very much color.  You want to “pat, pat, pat” 🙂  I then worked my way from the center to the outside edges in this order:  Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss.  It’s OK to overlap the colors a bit but not too much.  You don’t want to muddy up the colors but you also don’t want to have any gaps between the colors either.

Once all the ink is applied to the stamp, you can stamp it onto the Very Vanilla cardstock which is cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and then layer it to the front of the folded Lost Lagoon cardstock.  Now some stampers like to “huff” on the stamp to remoisten the ink before stamping but I have not found that to be necessary.  The greeting is from the Wetlands stamp set and is inked with the Lost Lagoon color.  I did try adding ribbon and then twine but it just didn’t need it so I chose instead to add some of the Pearls to the bottom left corner.  It’s a pretty simple card but still really pretty, don’t you think?

I’ve mailed out all the catalogs to my customers so they should be received by tomorrow if not already.  If you requested the new catalog and haven’t received it yet, please let me know and I’ll put it in the mail right away so you can start your wish list as soon as possible 😉  You’ll be able to order the new 2014-2016 Stampin’ Up! In Colors from the new catalog beginning noon (MDT) June 2nd 😀


  1. You do everything with such class & reach all levels of us out here. At 62 I just got hooked learning art techniques on U-Tube. Can i get your catalog? Would like to order your new cards.

    • Thank you Katie! I’ll email you for your address and will pop the catalog in the mail to you 🙂

  2. Love this card! I am definitely going to try it!!!

    • Thank you Mary! Would love to see your card too 🙂

  3. This is so pretty. I would really like to try this. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Vonette! I’ll have to make another one using the new 2015-2017 In Colors 🙂

  4. Love your in color butterfly card. So very beautiful. I can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you Ramona! Glad you stopped by 🙂

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. I loved the video.! I purchase my products from you, Barbara in Tracy

    • Thank you Barbara! Did you receive the new Holiday catalog?

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