I may have gone a little overboard on the number of variations I made for last night's Mystery Stamping, but once I pulled out the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, I just couldn't stop! I love, love, LOVE this paper, but I realized that I've hardly used it. That's because I love the poppies in other color combinations as well, like the Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Mint Macaron ones I did Monday. But that means that there were tons of color combinations to try. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
The rest of my cards for this sketch use the Painted Poppies stamp set and the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper. While the stamps are carrying over into the new catalog (yay!) the paper will be retiring.
For the first two cards, I water colored the poppies using Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss ink and an Aqua Painter. Remember, when water coloring, you should always use a Stazon ink pad.
This pop up card was so much fun to make! Once again, it looks a little complicated, but the basic concept is quite easy. I used the Broadway Birthday stamp set and dies with the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper. All of these items are being discontinued in May and are available only while supplies last. So, if they are on your wish list, make sure to order them today!
This card uses the colors from the DSP: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Terracotta Tile, Grapefruit Grove, and Daffodil Delight. The cardstock base is Coastal Cabana.
I started decorating by adding a few balloons to the background. I stamped these on Whisper White cardstock and cut them with the Broadway Lights dies.
At this point, you will have one box. Adhere your gift card holder to the front of this box. Add a couple more balloons to the front of the box as well. Be careful with your placement of the balloons. Make sure that you set them in place and then try closing the card. You can't put them very high up because if you do, they will poke out the front of the card when it is closed. When you are sure you have good placement, glue them down. I overlapped balloons and strings to have more areas where they were attached to give them greater stability.
To finish, add the second box in front of the first box. Like the first time, do this in a way so that the open edges are in the back and on the bottom so that they don't show. If you want to, you could add additional images to the front of this box as well.
This was such a fun card to make! I can't wait to give it to someone for a birthday, graduation, or other celebration! If you'd like to order any of the supplies I used for this card, please click the button below or the shop tab at the top and consider using the current Host Code for a special gift from me.
Once per year, Stampin' Up! discontinues stamps and accessories from their annual catalog. The list of retiring products was announced on Wednesday and demonstrators got their first peek at the 2020-21 Annual Catalog that will be released in June. There are many stamps and accessories that I will be sad to see go, but there is so much good stuff coming!
Please note, the Stampin' Blends are not retiring, but they will no longer be offered as single markers. They will now be offered only in combo packs of the light and the dark for each color.
Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed to be available through May 22. However, paper, dies, punch, ribbons, and all accessories are only available while supplies last. Many things are already beginning to sell out!
Since I can't share any of the upcoming goodies with you yet, I'm going to be sharing projects using some of my favorite retiring stamps and accessories over the next few weeks. Today, I have two cards using the Varied Vases stamp set. For both of these cards, I created a pattern using one of the solid vase stamps. Both cards also use Granny Apple Green, Crushed Curry, and Gorgeous Grape.
The Varied Vases and its sister set, Vibrant Vases, are beautiful stamp sets that are fun to work with to create a variety of simple cards. They also have a matching punch that will punch out the vases. The punch is not retiring, but if you want the matching stamp set, be sure to get it before it's gone!