Friday, 8 February 2013

Retirement Rewind #7: Floral Fillers

Hey Stampers !!

I am doing something today that I have never done before ... entering an online challenge !! Todays card is my entry into the Freshly Made Sketches sketch for this week !! I had a lot of fun playing along ... why don't you play too !! Here is there fun and easy sketch ...


And here is my version !! What do you think ??


I think its not AS clean and simple as they like it to be, but I like it !! I wanted to continue my Retirement Rewind series, so I used the Floral Fillers stamp set that retired from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue. It has lots of fun images that coordinate with punches, but I didn't really use it a lot. LOL I am going to give the set along with this card as a Door Prize at my Stamp Club this month. I hope the girls like it !!

I stamped the flower image in Raspberry Ripple ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punched it out with the Fancy Flower punch. I also stamped the vine image from this set in Old Olive ink onto a strip of Old Olive cardstock. I stamped my sentiment from the Sweet Essentials stamp set in Early Espresso ink and then punched the Old Olive strip with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. A think layer of Early Espresso card stock behind the scallops really made it pop ! My DSP is from the Print Poetry DSP Stack, and these patterns are back to back on the same piece. I just cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece and then cut it at about 2" so I would have a long piece and a shorter piece. I then adhered my stamped and punched Old Olive strip. I die cut a Window Frames Framelit out of Crumb Cake cardstock and embossed it with the Lacy Brocade folder. I hung it off the side of my DSP layer and trimmed the excess and then added some 3/8" Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon. This layer was then adhered to an Early Espresso card base. Its a different card for me, but I think I like it !! Hahaha

Thanks a lot for coming by today !! I hope you enjoyed my card. Won't you join us over on Freshly Made Sketches with your own version of this fun sketch !?!? Have a great day and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Floral Fillers (Retired), Sweet Essentials (wood #126455, clear #126457)

Ink: Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin' Pad #126859, Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad #126953, Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #126974

Paper: Early Espresso #119686, Crumb Cake #120953, Old Olive #100702, Very Vanilla #101650, Print Poetry DSP Stack #129312

Accessories: Window Frames Framelits #129021, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder #127819, Fancy Flower Punch #118073, Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, 3/8" Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon #126845

8 comments:

  1. What a great first challenge card! You really did an extraordinary job and I loved all the details. TFS.

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  2. Congrats on entering your first online challenge! They're addictive so watch out! Great card Catherine! You've used some of my favourite colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thank you Jen !! It was my pleasure. I can see they will be addicting !! LOL Thanks so much !!

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  3. Hi Catherine! Thanks for the post! I love the idea of the "Retirement Rewind!" I have so many retired things that need to come out of hiding and get used up!

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    1. Thanks Jayme !! I really love my Retirement Rewind series ... I enjoy using my retired products as well as new ones !! Thanks for coming by !!

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  4. What a great card Catherine ... i love that textured accent and pretty colours!
    Congrats on your first challenge ... Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Tui !! I will definitely be playing again !!

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