Two Challenges, Two Cards and Two Great Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets

Happy Tuesday!  I have two cards today that feature new for 2019 stamps from Stampin' Up!  They are in a style that I really like.  I was attracted to them when I first saw the catalog and they were among the first sets I purchased from the 2019-20 catalog.  Then I realized that they are in same style as my favorite set from last year - Animal Outing!  I'm nothing if not consistent.
My first card is for the color challenge at Splitcoaststampers this week - Petal Pink, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz with Foil cardstock for dessert.  I used the New Wonders hostess set and Bird Ballad designer series paper.  I also used the Stitched Rectangle and Sweet Silhouettes Dies.  To complete the card three Frosted Flower Embellishments were used in Petal Pink.
My next card is for CAS Colours & Sketches color challenge:
Both challenges allow the neutrals brown, beige, black, grey and white but the SCS challenge also allows Stampin' Up! neutrals such as Mossy Meadow and Night of Navy.  Both were used on that card - in the background and to darken the leaves.

To get the skin tone on each I needed to blend my own color.   (I chose to use the inkpads/reinkers to watercolor the images rather than use Stampin' Blends which come with a skin tone.)  I used a light touch of both Soft Suede and Petal Pink.  All the SU browns when watered down are not the correct hue for skin.  When combined these two do a pretty good job.

There weren't many color decisions in the first card, but surprisingly there were in the second.  Lot's of combinations for the shirt, dress, hats, etc.  When faced with that I'll do some quick mock-ups first so I know I'll like the combo I choose.
Here, I did three using the Stampin' Write markers.  Not a great coloring job but enough to let me know which color combination I liked.
After I decided, I cut off the one I liked and laid it above the final image I was coloring so I wouldn't get confused.  I know me and had I been looking at the panel with three combos, at some point I'd have messed up and looked at the wrong couple!
This stamp set, On to Adventure comes with the two pictured above as well as a woman doing yoga and a male golfer.  It's a great all-around set that can be used for birthdays, retirement, bon voyage and more!  On this card I also used the Bird Ballad DSP and the Sweet Silhouettes Die.  It comes with two floral images and three script words - "inspire", "adventure" and "forever".

I've listed all the products I used below.  The New Wonders stamp set is only available with Stampin' Rewards that are earned after you spend $150.   Purchase the On to Adventure stamp set and dies used in both cards and you're almost there!  Just add the paper and embellishments and you've earned the New Wonders set FREE!

As a bonus, if you purchase $150 worth of products that includes New Wonders and On to Adventure I'll send you a FREE PDF of instructions for these two cards PLUS two more using these sets! (Contact me if you already own these sets and purchase $150 worth of products)

Stamps: On to Adventure, New Wonders
Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Sweet Silhouettes, Stitched Nested Labels
Ink: Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Bird Ballad DSP, Gold Foil, Whisper White Thick, Shimmery White
Accessories: Frosted Flowers, Flower Faceted Gems, Gorgeous Grape Mini-Striped Ribbon, Stampin' Write Markers, Blender Pens, Aqua Painter, Stamparatus or acrylic blocks (I used E)

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  1. What pretty cards!! Love the way you layered everything on the first card. The second card is adorable with the fun image and your pretty way of die cutting it!! Great design on both cards.

  2. The stamps you used is what I've never seen before, but they are so cute. I envy your soft and great coloring skills. Have a great week, Jeanne.