Sorry about missing last week, I had to take a little road trip and was busier than I thought I was going to be!
Use retiring stamp sets/accessories
I honestly didn't know what to make, then my husband asked me to make a sympathy card for one of his clients... I really don't like making one of these, but that's life, right...
The retiring item I used on this card is the Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon. I am really really going to miss my Baja Breeze!
This card is really simple and takes no time to make:-) A sympathy card should be subtle, but still can be pretty and have some colors:-) I think Baja Breeze and Basic Gray worked perfectly, and the stripes added a nice touch, don't you think?
Stamp set: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stacks
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessory: Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Now don't forget to visit Nina's blog, I know she's made something fabulous as usual;-)
My friend Nina and I both needed a break for a few weeks, but that a few weeks turned into longer than we planned... but we have our new and fresh picks for the challenge and can't wait to share with you all again! :-)
Use the retiring colors
Use the Sent with Love stamp set
Here is what I came up with...
Can I just say, I LOVE this stamp set! It's so clean, modern, and just so darn cute!
This is actually an envelope instead of a card because all these stamps are postage related, and I thought it might be fun this way:-)
The back of the envelope got some attention as well:-)
I just wanted to use as many images from this set as I could...he he;-)
I finally bought the Postage Stamp punch when I ordered this stamp set, it seemed necessary... and I am so glad I did!
My choice of the retiring colors are:Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, and Riding Hood Red. I am going to miss these blues so very much! Look how beautiful they look together!! And it's sad, but now that Riding Hood Red is retiring and I used it for this challenge with my blues, I love it!
This was a fun challenge:-)
Next week is going to be pretty exciting, too!
Stamp set: Sent with Love (Available through Apr. 30th!)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Riding Red Hood Cardstock, Crumb Cake Envelope
Ink: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red, Versamark
I needed a thank you card, and wanted to try out the Sunflower stamp that I FINALLY bought! And this simple sketch from Freshly Made Sketches was just perfect for it:-)
This card really took no time at all to make:-) It helps when you use a big and bold stamp as the focal point, and a fabulous sketch like this one to showcase that image:-)
I heat embossed this beautiful sunflower image with the Early Espresso emboss powder to give an earthy feel, then sponged the petals with Summer Starfruit, and the seeds with Crumb Cake. I purposely sponged outside the image.
To keep the earthy feel, I added the Natural Trim Ribbon, leaving the ends frayed. I love this ribbon, it's so organic! My notes... Stamp set: Sunflower, Itty Bitty Banners Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit Ink: Versamark Accessory: 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels Tool: Early Espresso Emboss Powder, Heat tool, Bitty Banners Framelits Die, Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed it!