While preparing for my April Stamp-In Workshop, I wanted to dedicate one card to the soon-to-retire In Colors. The luscious combo due to leave us at the end of May includes Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss.
I managed to use all but Blackberry Bliss on my card. I love the way these four colors play so well together.
Since this card was designed, the retiring list has been released, which made me aware that I used even more of the soon-to-retire product than I had originally intended. You see, the stamp set I used for the flower, Bloom for You, as well as the punch to cut out the flower, Fun Flower, are going away. So is the darling 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch! Although I will miss all these products, the one retiring item that almost made me cry right out loud when I discovered it on the retiring list is SASSY SALUTATIONS! That set really rocked.
Anyway, with the retiring list now on view, this card turned out to be ever so much more of a tribute than I had even originally intended it to be.
Three good things about the products I used in this card though: The Timeless Textures set that lent itself so well for the edges of the card, the cute Framelit I used for the sentiment, as well as the Botanical Builder Framelits Die set that I used for the yummy leaves, will all remain with us for at least another year. Yay!
Would you like to say goodbye to these beloved products by case-ing this card? Here's how:
Sassy Salutations (retiring)
Bloom for You (retiring)
Lost Lagoon cardstock
Tangelo Twist cardstock
Hello Honey cardstock
Mossy Meadow cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Lost Lagoon ink
Tangelo Twist ink
Hello Honey ink
Ribbons in Tangelo Twist and Lost Lagoon
Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits
Fun Flower Punch (retiring)
1/2" Circle Punch
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (retiring)
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.
Use the distressed edge stamp from the Timeless Textures set with Lost Lagoon ink to create a border on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.
Stamp the Bloom For You flower twice on Lost Lagoon cardstock. Cut out the two flowers using the Fun Flower punch. Stamp the center of the flower in Tangelo Twist ink on the same color paper. Punch this out with the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch. Follow once again with the circular center this time in Hello Honey on the matching paper. Cut this out with the 1/2" Circle Punch.
Put the flower together, first by staggering the petals of the two flowers, and adhering just the centers of the flowers together. Add the scalloped circle unit with a Stampin' Dimensional to the flower base.
Cut two of the tropical leaves from Mossy Meadow cardstock, using the appropriate Botanical Builder Framelits Die. Adhere these as you wish to the back of the flower.
Attach the completed flower to the card front, placing it somewhat up from the center point. Gently lift the petals of the topmost flower up a bit to give it dimension.
Overlap a piece of Tangelo Twist ribbon and Lost Lagoon ribbon and tape the ends of the ribbons on the back of the white background piece. Add a bit of adhesive under the very center of the ribbons to hold them firmly to the card front.
On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp desired sentiment in Lost Lagooon ink using the Sassy Salutations set. Cut this out with the frame from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits. Finish off the edges of this label with tiny strips of the stamping that you did on the background piece, but being careful you don't cover up any of the letters.
Add the sentiment over the ribbons with two Stampin' Dimensionals.
Adhere the background piece to the card base.