Sandi MacIver – Stampin with Sandi – Let’s Look at the Color Revamp
Whoo Hoo, In addition to 5 new In-Colours coming in the new Annual Catalogue Stampin Up has updated their core color collection. Add to that a new stamp pad design and there’s lots to celebrate.
Why are the ink pads on the retiring list?
The existing mold was about to expire – you can only use a mold a certain number of times before it needs to be replaced. Stampin Up decided to add some improvements to the design before ordering a new mold.
Stampin’ UP! decided to align the updated case with the new colour revamp, improved ink and a rebranding/packaging update. That way, your investment in the new colours also gets you the new ink and pads at the same time. Brilliant!
The Case: The redesigned ink pad case is now easier to open: Just insert your thumb in the lip and lift.
- It has a tighter fit between the lid and the base and the lid won’t become accidentally disconnected.
- It’s Stackable.
- They are slightly smaller and slightly thinner and have a very new sleek look:
- Yes they will still fit in the carousel
- Still has the great foam pad inside
- Improved labeling
The Ink: Newly formulated, SAME colour – just an addition of a defoamer.
- Reduced ink bubbles
- smoother stamped image because of improved ink coverage
- You can reink the new pads with the old reinker you just won’t get the benefit of the defoamer.
- EXCEPTION: you do NOT want to use the Archival Basic Black and Gray on the new pads – it will ruin them
On to the Color Revamp:
Stampin’ Up! likes to stay on top of current trends and every 5 years or so, they revamp our colour selection to stay on trend.
This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp!
There are still four colour Collections: (click the image to make it larger)
Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White have been moved out of the Neutrals Collection to a NEW Basics sectionot. A few new colours have been moved into the collection to make it more exciting and colourful.
Stampin Up sometimes brings back retired In colours to become part of our core colors. Welcome back:
These are the 10 New colours that have been incorporated into the revamp:
13 Colours will be retiring:
- Always Artichoke
- Elegant Eggplant
- Island Indigo
- Perfect Plum
- Rose Red
- Chocolate Chip
- Tangerine Tango
- Tempting Turquoise
- Marina Mist
- Pink Pirouette
- Soft Sky
- Wild Wasabi
- Wisteria Wonder
No Changes to the in-colour program. There are always two sets and each year one retires and is replaced by a new two year set. I Personally LOVE these 5 new colours
Did you do the Math? We are keeping 27 of our existing colours and we now have 53 Colours coming in the New Catalogue in June.
Download the entire New Color Family Sheet here
Order your Cardstock, Reinkers and Markers SOON
These three items are always the first to sell out so here are the links to all the retiring colours –
Retiring 2016 – 2018 In Colours: (flirty Flamingo moved to the Brights Collection):
Retiring Regals Collection:
Retiring Neutrals Collection: The archival black and gray are retiring For our blacks we still have Memento Tuxedo Black for our Stampin’ Blends and StazOn Black returns as our waterproof ink. I’m so glad StazOn is back!
Retiring Bolds Collection: We say goodbye to Tempting Turquoise and Tangerine Tango. I think Coastal Cabana is a much more current blue and Tangerine Tango is very close to Pumpkin Pie
Retiring Subtles Collection – The hardest hit of the groups. Farewell to Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder. I’m pretty ok with this as the replacing colours are awesome, so no tears here:
Hopefully this answers many of your questions. There will be lots more information out as we get closer to the new catalogue and there is also a Sneak Peek Suite going to be available in May so I’ll be sharing that with you real soon.