Conquering Concord Crush

Honestly, the first time I saw this super-intense new purple, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it.

But I knew I’d want to be using the new In Color Concord Crush, so I pulled it out and tried matching it up with other colors.  Actually, I should have just pulled out my new Color Coach first!

color coachThe Color Coach is something to add to the first round of your New Catalog Wish List.  You’re going to love it! But since I didn’t have mine handy, I pulled out my #1 favorite new color: Daffodil Delight.

Seriously, I think Daffodil Delight is magic.  It’s actually made up of little chameleon-fairies that subtly change color to match whatever you put next to them.  Because Daffodil Delight goes with EVERYTHING!

concord crush in color stampin up hostess set

You might recognize the basic layout of this card from last week, although I turned it sideways and changed the colors from Pacific Point & Marina Mist to Concord Crush & Daffodil Delight.

To color the flower, I stamped in Staz-On Jet Black ink, then used an AquaPainter with a drop of Concord Crush ink to brush on layers of the deep purple.  (check out another Watercolor Technique that I shared recently)

For the leaves I just used my Pear Pizazz Stampin’ Write Marker to color directly on the Confetti White card stock.  Since this green is more subtle than the Concord, it matched better to get the full-strength color from the marker.

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Stamps: Because I Care (Level 1 hostess exclusive set)
Inks: Pear Pizazz Stampin’ Write Marker, Concord Crush, Staz-On Jet Black
Paper: Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Confetti White
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder, Daffodil Delight 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch,

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