Hi, Stamping Friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was (again) lazy and quiet. This is not a complaint. I love lazy, quiet weekends. Mike and I actually got to run to the mountains Saturday for a quick overnight stay. It was lovely just to kick back and relax.
My card for you today has several retiring products. Remember that Stampin’ Up!® products that are retiring will only be available through June 2 or while supplies last. Some may show up in the Clearance Rack, but do you want to take that chance? It’s best to order now so you’re not disappointed.
When I started this card, I had no idea where it would go. I cut a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, then covered it with water using an Aqua Painter. You can also spritz it with a Stampin’ Spritzer.
Next, I added some Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, and Mango Melody Pigment Sprinkles to the wet paper. I love not knowing what the sprinkles are going to do, and I was thrilled with the results I got. I used an Aqua Painter to blend the sprinkles a bit so the paper was fully covered. (Note: The Pigment Sprinkles are retiring, and they are discounted, so you’ll want to snatch them up while you can!) Be sure to clean the Aqua Painter between colors so you don’t muddy them.
After the paper dried, I added the sentiment from the Stargazing Stamp Set (also retiring). I stamped in Versamark Ink, then embossed with Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This is also retiring. It’s easy to add shimmer to embossing powders with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, but, sadly, this is retiring as well. (I need a moment. This is one of my absolute favorite products. I’m definitely a “Glitter Girl.”) Unless you have a lot of Dazzling Diamonds saved up, you need to order the Shimmer White and Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder – because the Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter is all gone.
I diluted some Multipurpose Liquid Glue with water, then used a paintbrush to flick the diluted glue on the paper. Then I added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the glue and waited for it to dry.
I decided to use the Dog Builder and Cat Punches for my stargazers. These punches are carrying over to the new annual catalog, but the coordinating Nine Lives and Happy Tails Stamp Sets will be retiring in June.
I added the stamped/sprinkled layer to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces of Basic Black Cardstock, then to a Mango Melody card base. This will be a perfect card for my granddaughter Amelia. She loves cats and dogs, and who doesn’t want their grands to stop stargazing?
You can order any of the products used on this card by clicking on the links below.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Have a lovely day.