After I shared my color comparisons on April 10th on my Facebook page, on my blog, and on Youtube, I received a few more comparison requests. I didn’t have samples of many of the requested colors. But thankfully Karen A, a fellow stamper mentioned that she had many of the retired colors that was looking for. And I immediately took her up on her offer to help me out. I don’t recall exactly, but I know Karen was able to bring to me at least 23 MORE COLORS that I didn’t have in my stash. (Thanks again Karen!)
If you recall with the Color Revamp there are 18 colors leaving AND a new Basics Collection being formed (Basic Black, Whisper White and Very Vanilla). That means there is room for 21 additional colors when the new catalog starts up on June 1st. Those 21 additions are:
- 6 returning colors from past In Color Collections
- 5 completely new In Colors for the 2018-20 Collection
- and 10 completely new colors for the Core Color Groups
CLICK HERE for a printable Color Revamp Summary.
A FEW MORE COMPARISONS
Here are a few more requested comparisons for several of the completely new colors being added. (In these photos the new color is the one on the right in each photo.) Keep in mind that with photography & lighting the colors may be a little “off.” But these photos at least give you an idea on how the colors compare to each other even if certain ones aren’t as accurately shown in the photos.
To see the first set of comparison photos I shared, CLICK HERE.
Blueberry Bushel is pretty close to Brilliant Blue. But it’s a bit more earthy and warm than Brilliant Blue’s cooler hue.
Granny Apple Green also comes pretty close to Lucky Limeade but is brighter like a Spring tone than Lucky Limeade’s more dull, Autumn hue.
I’m still looking for 9 more retired cardstock colors:
- Marigold Morning
- Cranberry Crisp
- True Thyme
- Buckaroo Blue
- Vintage Violet
- Marvelous Magenta
- Positively Pink
- Luscious Lime
- Rocket Red
So if you are a collector and can help me complete my 4″ x 3″ swatch collection, let me know. I would be very grateful!
RETIRING PRODUCTS UPDATE
The 2017-18 retiring products were announced on April 9th. As of 4/22/18 6:00 PM (Mountain Time) there are a few items that are already sold out/discontinued. So keep that in mind if you are hoping to purchase anything that will be retiring…things are starting to disappear.
SIMPLE NATURALLY ECLECTIC CARDS
Using the same idea I shared in my April 14th post – making the designer paper the main design element of your cards, here are some super simple cards that I created with a sentiment image from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set, the Naturally Eclectic Designer Paper & coordinating Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. (The ribbons and the designer paper are on the 2017-18 retiring products list.)
- Whisper White Thick cardstock:
- 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2” scored at 4-1/4” and folded in half
- Scrap for punching 2″ circle
- Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (Night of Navy, Emerald Envy or Peekaboo Peach):
- Coordinating colored cardstock (Night of Navy, Emerald Envy or Peekaboo Peach):
- Scrap for punching starburst
- Naturally Eclectic designer paper:
- 5-1/4″ x 4″
Products: See below for a full list of supplies linked to where you can find them in my online store.
- Attach designer paper to card front.
- Tie on ribbon.
- Stamp sentiment onto white scrap and punch with 2″ Circle Punch (use punch upside-down so you can see where you are punching). Attach to punched out Starburst shape. Then attach to the card front.
Thanks for visiting today!
CLICK HERE for more detailed information about retiring products from the 2017-18 Annual Catalog and the 2018 Occasions Catalog, to access the lists and links, for dates about transitioning into the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog, AND to find out how you can get your hands on your personal copy.
Be sure to take a good look at the retiring products list so that you don’t miss out on getting items that you have wanted. Favorites are already selling out!
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The new 2018-19 Annual Catalog will be introducing us to new colors! That means that several colors are retiring though. CLICK HERE for more detailed information about retiring products. CLICK HERE for my post and a video regarding the Color Revamp. And CLICK HERE for a printable Color Revamp Summary.