Hello again Crafters!
Welcome to the latest Stamp n Hop Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring our favourite items from the retiring catalogue. Its always sad to say goodbye to old friends, but its also exciting to be seeing new things too. I was lucky enough to attend Onstage Local in Telford (UK) so have already had a drool at all the lovely new crafty goodies Stampin Up! will be bringing to us as of 1st June.
So, what were my favourites over the last 12 months? So many stamp sets and other crafty items. I think the biggest thing I will miss will be the Fast Fuse.
I sat for some time deciding what I would showcase from the many retiring items and eventually decided to make my husbands anniversary card as thats only a couple weeks away. that meant it had to be Bloomin' Hearts. I never got around to buying the stamp set, but I have used the Thinlit dies many times.
We're not celebrating a "big" anniversary this year, but any excuse to use the Number of Years stamp set and matching Large Number Framelits
The colour theme was easy. I almost shed tears over saying goodbye to Soft Sky. I teamed it with Bermuda Bay, they work so well together.
I wanted to make a larger card than usual, which meant using the Envelope Punch Board to make my envelope. I used an even older retired paper for that!
Other products used were Happy Wishes stamp set from Sale-a-bration and some Washi tape from the Myth & Magic Suite
Putting the card together, I decided to use the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and layered onto white card sponged round the edges with Soft Sky ink. I wrapped the Washi tape round, then used the edge pieces from my Dimensionals to raise the layer up.I then added all the elements adding a bit more bling with some Rhinestones.
Now you've seen what I've been up to, please do click on the "Next" button to have a look at Tracys blog