Another Blooming Garden
Whenever Stampin’ Up! retires stamp sets, colors, and accessories, I tend to go through my stash of retiring stamps and pull out some old favorites that I haven’t used for awhile. It’s not that I didn’t love them just as much as when I first got them. I just spent a lot of time using new things.
One of the sets I always enjoyed using was the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set.
Stampin’ Up! is celebrating 30 years of creativity this year, and there’s an image that they designed for this year only. I love it, and wish it was a permanent part of our line. Since it’s not, I used it as inspiration for my card.
I stamped the flowers on Whisper White Cardstock. The flower outlines are Night Of Navy and Calypso Coral, and the leaf outlines are Old Olive. Next, I used Stampin’ Write Markers and Blender Pens to color the flowers. I used the same colors as the outlines for the flowers, and I colored the leaves with Lemon Lime Twist. All the flower centers are Daffodil Delight.
Since the Whisper White got matted to a Coastal Cabana Cardstock layer (I couldn’t help myself; I love Coastal Cabana and do a little dance every time I see it back on my shelf. I’m so glad it’s returning to our Color Collection!), I needed a little more Coastal Cabana in the stamped image. I added a few flowers from the (also retiring) Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set.
I must have bloom on the brain this week. Our town explodes in size this weekend as we celebrate the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, with lots of luncheons, dinners, parades, fireworks, and other fun events. Mike & I usually leave town to miss the fun. But I digress…
For the card base, I used Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock. I don’t know if I forgot to turn the light on or what, but, seriously? What was I thinking? I should have stamped the flowers on Very Vanilla or used a Whisper White card base. Maybe I’ll go back and “redo.” Using Crumb Cake ink, I stamped off the large flower outline before I stamped on the Very Vanilla card base. Then I sponged with Crumb Cake ink and added the Whisper White and Coastal Cabana Layers.
The sentiment is from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set – which is not retiring! I notched the edges of the Whisper White layer, then added it over a strip of Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (retiring).
Order your favorite retiring products today, because while retiring stamp sets are guaranteed to be available through May 25, retiring accessories (ribbon, ink, paper, embellishments, etc) are being offered while supplies last. Don’t miss out! You can view the retiring products here.
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