I think this will always be one of my favorite stamp sets. I love yellow roses and I love to watercolor, and this image reminds me of the “old time rose bush” at my parents’ house. It’s the Elements of Style set, which is not retiring – YAY!
Stamps: Elements of Style, Tiny Tags, Bordering on Romance+; Ink: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz* classic; Tangerine Tango stampin’ write marker; Paper: Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight card stock; Other: Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, Jewelry Tag punch, Big Shot, Adorning Accents edgelits+ and embossing folders+; Labels collection framelits+ (+Available in the Occasions Mini Catalog through April 30; *Retiring May 31; all other products available in the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book & Catalog)
The only visible product used on this card that I’m sure is retiring is the Pear Pizzazz stampin’ write marker. All 2010-12 In Colors (Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride and Concord Crush) will be retiring May 31. I’m really going to miss them, but I know the brand new In Colors will be exciting!
The Occasions Mini Catalog products used (edgelits, framelits, embossing folders, Bordering on Romance) may or may not be in the catalog. I’m 99.99999% sure the Big Shot items will be in there, but Stampin’ Up!® has fooled me before. If you want anything from the mini, be sure to order it before April 30.
For this card, I used the “tap dancing” technique on the background. Then I stamped and watercolored the same image and die cut it with one of the framelits. Once I decided what I wanted to do, it came together very quickly!
Things you can’t see – I cut a strip of Designer Series Paper (Beyond the Garden, which is retiring April 3o), punched a strip of Tangerine Tango with the Lace Ribbon Border Punch (also retiring April 30) and layered them on the inside of the card (behind the die cut edge). It looks really pretty, but it’s hard to photograph!
We have our second of two Oratorio Society concerts tonight. Last night’s performance was ok; the rehearsal was better. We finished rehearsing with the orchestra at 7 p.m., and the concert was at 7:30. Dinner was provided for the choir, which was very sweet, but it would have been sweeter (and sounded a lot better!) if everyone had waited to eat until after the performance. Or even if they had stuck to fresh veggies. But I saw lots of cheese, turkey and cookies being consumed. I’ve made this mistake before, so I waited until after to eat. I think tonight there won’t be food, so we should be much more alert and less phlegm-y.
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