With the announcement of Stampin' Up!'s "Color Renovation" came the news that Summer Sun and Barely Banana would be retiring. However, an exciting new yellow, Daffodil Delight would be entering the Bright Collection. How does Daffodil Delight stack up to the other yellows? Well, today we can see a side-by-side comparison with Barely Banana using the same card...same layout. (Don't you just love this layout? I got the idea from a birthday card that I received from my friend and mentor, Mary Fish.) Plus these cards are showcasing two new Summer Mini items: the stamp set, Pedaling Past, and the wonderful Square Lattice Embossing Folder.
As you can see, Daffodil Delight is a bright and cheery yellow, ala Summer Sun. The replacement of Summer Sun with Daffodil Delight will cause no hardship here at The Stampin' Schach! It is just slightly less intense and will work well with a variety of other colors. Here we can see it paired with three retiring colors, Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral, and Close to Cocoa:
On the other hand, Barely Banana is definitely soft and subtle. How differently Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral, and Close to Cocoa look next to this pastel:
- A trio of textures makes this card sing! Textured Mellow Moss card stock forms a rich base, while the "yellow du jour" is zipped through the Big Shot die cutting machine with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. The Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon quickly adds additional texture and sheen!
- Punch a duet for a harmonious sentiment! The sentiment from Pedaling Past fits perfectly into the Word Window Punch. Layering it onto a Mellow Moss Modern Label creates the perfect pair.
- A Scallop Trim Border completes the look! And don't despair if you did not get the Scallop Trim Border Punch during Sale-a-bration. It will be available again July 1st! In the meantime, the Scallop Border Punch is a lovely substitute!
Coming soon: Birthday Blog Candy and a trio of Blog Awards
As always, your comments are important to me. Please let me know what you think about today's card by leaving a comment. And if you have any questions about the cards that I create or the techniques that I use, never hesitate to email me. Until next time...
Stamp Set: Pedaling Past (W 116972, C 120069---Summer Mini); Card Stock: Daffodil Delight (2010 - 2011 Idea Book and Catalog), Mellow Moss textured (108695---Soft Subtle assorted), Mellow Moss (102898), Cameo Coral (100475), Barely Banana (102701), Very Vanilla (101650), Close to Cocoa (101341); Ink: Close to Cocoa (103139); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976---Summer Mini), Word Window Punch (105090), Modern Label Punch (116630), Scallop Trim Border Punch (); Glitz and Glam: Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon (109069)