Dragonfly Garden & Parisian Flourish
Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! I am so looking forward to this weekend. Mike & I have a house in the mountains, and we’re finally going to get a chance to hang out for a few days together. It’s a sanity break for Mike and it’s been a long time since he was able to go there. It was rented for a few months to save two real estate deals. We hadn’t rented it for years, so we had totally made it a second home and sanity break for us. Before we could rent it, though, we had to pack up all the clothes, food, and other things we used on a regular basis. I was there about a month ago and unpacked a lot of our stored stuff. But Mike wants to check out what I did (?!? I have decided not to be offended) and do a few more things. So off we go. I plan to spend a lot of time crafting with my carrying over and retiring products.
I have to say, I’m a little sad at some of the stamp sets and other products that are retiring. But I am so looking forward to the new ones! My wish list is over $1000 right now. EEEK! I probably won’t get everything, but I have a year, right?
Here’s a card I made that uses a little retired and a little carrying over.
This looks so much cooler in person. I forget the name of this technique, but it includes embossing folders, VersaMark, and metallic embossing powder.
To create this, I first added VersaMark ink to the debossed side of the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder. This is usually the side with the Stampin’ Up!® logo. Simply run your finger over the design; if it’s raised, ink the other side. Don’t press too hard with the VersaMark pad, because you don’t want the design to be covered with the embossing powder, just the debossed areas.
After I had added the VersaMark, I ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with Petal Pink Cardstock. Then I covered the card stock with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I love how the Petal Pink Cardstock looks with the Copper powder, don’t you? I used a brush to brush any excess powder off the design, then heated it. It is gorgeous in person; even Mike liked it, and he doesn’t usually like anything that’s not blue or gray!
I stamped the dragonfly from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set two times on Very Vanilla Cardstock in Early Espresso Classic Ink, then colored them with Old Olive and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I punched them with the Dragonflies Punch,
The sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla Cardstock in Early Espresso ink. I punched the sentiment with the Double Oval Punch. I punched the larger scalloped oval from Early Espresso Cardstock, adhered the two ovals together and added them to the embossed background with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added the dragonfiles with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a few Elegant Faceted Gems. I adhered the embossed layer to Soft Suede Cardstock, and then to a Petal Pink card base.
Sadly, the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder will be retiring in May, but the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set (and coordinating punch) and the Double Oval Punch will be carrying over for another year! The copper (and gold and silver) Stampin’ Emboss Powder will also be available in the next catalog.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. You can see all the retiring “Last Chance” Products here. Order now before they’re gone (and many are discounted). Remember – if it doesn’t say “Retiring Soon,” it’s just the full suite or bundle price that’s retiring, not individual products. Feel free to contact me with questions. Have a lovely day!