Thursday, 13 June 2013

Retirement Rewind #10: Bold Blossom

Hey Stampers,

Today is my LOVELY day off - so I get to spend the day hanging out with my sweet little boy ! We are going to do some shopping and then go to Play Group this afternoon. Should be a great day ! I also hope to squeeze in a little stamping too. Tuesday is my June Stamp Club, and I am ALMOST finished preparing, so if I can get a bit done today I should be good ! Today I am going to continue with my Retirement Rewind series. It has been a while since I have done an entry, what with all the old catalogue going out and the new coming in. But todays card is SO adorable I just had to let it get off my computer and onto my blog !! It uses the retired set called Bold Blossom. I believe this set was in the Spring Mini in 2011 ?? Before I was a demo anyways. I love the bold images. I decided to pair it with a super bright color combo too !! Take a look !!

Isn't that SOOO fun ?? I love it. I used a color combo of Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Tempting Turquoise. Can't get much more bright and summery than those colors, right ?? I got the idea for this card when I thought that the little flower image would fit perfectly in the 7/8" Scallop Circle punch. And I was right !! I stamped one in each color onto Whisper White and punched them out. My piece of Whisper White was then stamped with 5 stems and I added my flowers on top with some Dimensionals. I layered my stamped piece onto a piece of Melon Mambo and added some 1/4" Tangerine Tango Ribbon (this was the one we could earn for free this year during Saleabration - Sycamore Street). I added a bow with a Glue Dot, and then stamped the cool "for you" from the A Round Array stamp set (new in the catalogue!) in Tempting Turquoise ink and punched that out, also with the 7/8" Scallop Circle. I added that with a Glue Dot to the middle of my bow - love that !! I stamped the cute butterfly from this set in some Rich Razzleberry ink on some scrap Whisper White, cut it out with my Paper Snips and added it with a Glue Dot. Of course, some Rhinestones to the centres of my flowers was TOTALLY necessary. Hahaha

My layer of Daffodil Delight was looking a little plain, so I stamped it all over with the butterfly stamp in some Daffodil Delight ink. Love the tone on tone look !! And it adds a lot of interest without using any more products - a great way to add texture if you don't have a Big Shot and embossing folders ! All that was added to an Old Olive card base. Cute or what ?!?!

Thats my card for today !! I used this as a Door Prize at one of my Stamp Clubs. I love giving a card and some retired product as door prizes !! It could be a stamp set, DSP, ribbons, buttons, whatever ! Wouldn't you love to come to one of my events and maybe win something fun like this ?? We would love to have you !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Sets: Bold Blossom (Retired), A Round Array (wood #129087, clear #129090)

Ink: Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad #126953, Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad #126950, Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad #126948, Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad #126946, Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad #126944, Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad #126952

 Paper: Old Olive #100702, Daffodil Delight #119683, Melon Mambo #115320, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch #129404, 1/4" Tangerine Tango Sycamore Street Ribbon (Retired), Basic Rhinestones #119246


  1. Very pretty! I love the bright colors and ribbon detail. Thanks for following my blog. I'm now following you. Happy stamping!

    1. Thanks a lot Andrea !! Thanks for visiting !! Hugs