Color me HAPPY...I've got five brand new In Colors to play with! Yes, I was the kid who was happy with a box of 64 crayons and a coloring book vs more expensive toys! I've been having so much FUN playing with this set of new colors and the Flower Patch stamp set that I created a set of five cards...each one focuses on each of the new In Colors.
I really love the new set Thoughtful Banners and it's coordinating Duet Banner punch! I'm sure I will get a lot of use out of both. Each background for these 4-1/4" square cards is embossed using the Elegant Dots EF and is embellished with White Organza Ribbon & a Basic Rhinestone.
There is pretty 3/8" Ruched Ribbon that comes in each of the new In Colors, but I only purchased one spool to see how I like it. (LOVE it! So I'm sure the other colors will make their way to my house soon!)
Dapper Denim...So far, I think I like this color the best...maybe because it reminds me of a cross between Not Quite Navy and Midnight Muse? Whatever the reason, it's just a good blue that is a nice contrast with the three more pastel shades included in this new set of colors.
I start to have 80's/90's flashbacks when I see some of these next colors...
Sweet Sugar Plum...my bridesmaids wore a similar color for our wedding in 1985. Check it out..
I even had a couch similar to this color...still can't believe my hubby agreed to that!
Anyways...Sweet Sugarplum is a nice purple-pink color which is much darker, and nicer than the old Mauve Mist or Pale Plum that SU! used to have when I first started stamping.
Peekaboo Peach is dusty peach color that is really true to the fruit it's named after. Again, I remember wearing lots of clothing in the late 80's that were lighter shades of peach.
The closest color comparisons I can think of are Peach Parfait which as you can see is darker and Apricot Appeal,which didn't photograph well here, but you can see is much lighter.
Flirty Flamingo reminds me of a nicer shade of Cameo Coral which was a shade when I first started with SU!. I think this is going to look really pretty with Watermelon Wonder and Blushing Bride. This color also makes me think of the pastel colored t-shirts Don Johnson wore under his white suit on Miami Vice. A quick Google search, and YES! Don Johnson was a Flirty Flamingo fan!
As you can see with this color comparison, Flirty Flamingo is quite close to Cameo Coral. I think it will work well as a companion to Watermelon Wonder.
Emerald Envy...I look at this color and it takes me back to a favorite pair of tennis shoes I had in the early 90's. They were LA Gear and they were white with Emerald Envy and purple trim. They came with two different colored shoe laces that you could weave together or use one of each! I thought I was pretty cool in those shoes! LOL I found this image online...maybe not the exact shoes, but same brand & color combo...so see, I wasn't imagining it! They are a pretty close color match don't you think?
Here's how it looks with some previously retired colors...
It's a little more subtle, than Glorious Green with a bit of blue, but obviously not as much blue as Forest Foliage. I think it may play nice with Bermuda Bay or Island Indigo...will have to check that out to see for certain.
Do you have a favorite In Color yet?