This awesome hop will be show casing products that highlight retiring and already retired products. I am a really pack rat when it comes to keeping my retired stuff! I find it hard to get rid of my ribbons, DSP, EF, and other retired product! So being a part of this hop "forced" me to dig through my retired goodies, and below is what I came up!
For the Birds Card
For my first project, I am using the retiring stamp set, For the Birds. This was a fun card to make and I like the different textures of the card. It's a mix of already retired, soon to be retired and current products. I think that the diversity of the layout allows you to use different background EF, and colors.
Inks: Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, Black Stazon
Papers: Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Dies, Cloudy Day EF, Needlepoint Border EF, Apothecary Accents Dies, Pool Party Bakers Twine, Pearls, Flower Trio Punch, Watercolor Brush, Dimensionals
Blooming with Kindess Cards
I love everything about this set and even though it's retiring, I will always keep it around! For the card below, I stamped the flower image with Early Espresso ink, and the die cut the image/card stock using an Apothecary Accent Die. I then used the Essentials paper piercing template to outline the die cut. The edges were feathers using a sponge and Crumb Cake ink. I then added some pearls and a bow, and did additional paper piercing.
Stamps: Blooming with Kindness
Inks: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Papers: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accent Die, Essentials Paper Piercing Templates, Lacy Brocade EF, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Pearls, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots
Blooming with Kindess Card made using the saying only:
For my last card I thought I would try tucking a piece of Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon under the lace I had left over from the Artisan Embellishments Kit. I roughed up the edges a little using my distressing tool. I like how it looks and the softness of the card.
Stamps: Blooming with Kindness (saying), Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Inks: Rich Razzleberry
Papers: Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accent Die, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Artisan Embellishments Kit, Distressing Tool, Dimensionals, Sponge
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