I love it when I try out a technique that’s new (to me) and it works! I’ve wanted to try this out for quite some time, but I could never find the right paper to make it work for me. But there’s a new piece of paper in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog and it’s PEFECT!
The Delft Tile Technique
This lovely blue and white print sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP) is in a new set of paper that is in the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, just released today. The paper set is called In Good Taste. The colors in the set are neutrals and light pinks for the most part. This color profile is because the designs are wood planks, tiles and other textures. But there are two designs in the set that are Night of Navy and Whisper White. When I saw this one, I was hoping it would work perfectly with the Delft Tile Technique. And it did!
This is a simple technique that involves scoring a grid on the paper and then sponging some of the blue color along the groove created by the scoring. The end result is supposed to look like the blue and white tiles that you might find on a floor or wall. One thing I needed to do was to make the score line deep enough for the sponging not to get too far into the groove. To do this, I first scored the DSP using the Simply Scored tool and its stylus. Then I scored the same lines, still using the Simply Scored tool, but this time with the edge of a Bone Folder.
And About Those Blues
The blue that is in the DSP sheet and the classic stampin’ pad that I used is Night of Navy. But I was anxious to start using one of my new 2020-2022 In Colors and I wanted to use some ribbon for a decoration. So I chose to accent this card using the new Misty Moonlight cardstock and Misty Moolight 1/4″ Ribbon. I think those went pretty well with this project!
And More New Products!
If you’ve been reading my latest blog posts, I’m sure you’d be surprised if I managed to make my first project out of the new catalog without using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. And so here it is once again. This time I stamped the top layer using Night of Navy Classic Ink (Misty Moonlight Ink wasn’t available when I made this card) and added some of the new 2020-2022 In Color Enamel dots at either end. They’re Misty Moonlight, as is the ribbon behind the label layer.
And Old Habits Are Hard to Break!
So far this new catalog season, I have managed frequently to mangle the name of the newest dark blue color in the 2020-2022 In Colors. So, if you happen to notice my calling this color “Midnight Muse,” just go ahead and roll your eyes at me (virtually, of course). I’m sure by the time this color disappears from the Stampin’ Up! catalog in 2 years, I’ll have gotten it straight. But Midnight Muse was a pretty color!
Whatever colors you use – or what ever you call them! – have a great time crafting this week!