Sunday, April 14, 2013

RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour - Secret Garden!!!

Welcome to the RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour.  This month some of our most talented RemARKable teammates are showing you many different ways to use the Secret Garden stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog. 

If you haven't already heard, Stampin' Up! is going through a "Color Refresh."  Several colors are retiring:  Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard and River Rock.

Colors that are being added back into the four color families are: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Wistera Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry and Island Indigo.  We'll also be seeing a new color in late April called Smoky Slate.

With the recent announcement of the Color Refresh, I thought I'd center this month's projects around "the old and the new."  Here's my first creation:

This is a very simple card using River Rock and Not Quite Navy.  I matted the smallest Labels framelit using this technique.

Here's my second creation using Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, and Pool Party.  I'm so excited that these three colors will be staying around for a while!

I stamped the flowers on Shimmery White card stock using StazOn, then I colored them with markers and cut them out with my Big Shot.  I created the background paper using the Netting background stamp.  I really love that stamp, so I hope it stays around in the next catalog.

You can see better in this close-up how I hand cut another layer of the center of the flowers.

...Next up on the RemARKable Blog Tour is Tamra Davis.  Click on the image below to get to her blog or copy and paste her blog address into your browser (

Happy Stamping!


Andi Potler said...

Cute cards!

bensarmom said...

These are so pretty. I always look forward to these.

Carol Carriveau said...

Lovin the simplicity of your first sweet! And the sparkles on your second card!

Margaret said...

Both of these are wonderful! The clean design is terrific on the first and I love all of the layers and sparkle on the second!

I had to laugh when I saw river rock was retiring. I have never cared much for the color and just recently convinced myself to use it more. Now that I've decided it's not such a bad color after all, they're getting rid of it! Figures!!
Hope you and the family are well!