Friday, May 18, 2018

Stamp Off Out With the Old Work of Art

As we approach the end of May, it is time
for Susan, Buffy and I say goodbye to some 
retiring sets. 

It is a bit like saying goodbye to an old friend.
There is often pain involved in shelving sets,
that we have spent time with.
Not that we can't continue to use them, but we generally
post current Stampin' Up! product (most of the time)!

One of my favorite retiring sets is Work of Art, on page 151.
Looking at this set reminded me of the 
Painted with Love Specialty DSP in the Occasions
Catalog (pages 18-19).  I knew that I could create a similar
look, by stamping the swish stamp in different colors, and then
adding gold embossed swishes.  The Work of Art swishes 
allow you to create lots of different backgrounds and moods.    

For this example, I used the returning Flirty Flamingo with
retiring Peekaboo Peach.  Hints of black work very well
with these colors, including the gold embossing.
I added a bit of Black Baker's Twine and this
card was complete.

Here are some past posts that use this 
"swish background approach":
Work of Art with Flowering Flourishes
Work of Art with Flower Shop
I appreciate your stop at my blog and know that you 
will enjoy the ideas offered by Buffy and Susan!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Framed Bubble Over

I continue to play around with using the Stamparatus to 
create a sentiment frame for an image.  In this example,
I used Bubble Over (Occasions p 32).  This lovely
bundle is carrying over to the 2018-2019 catalog, which
makes me very happy!!   Using the Bottles and Bubbles
Framelits dies, I cut out two bottles, in order
to proved a backdrop.  I added a few Gold Foil "bubbles"
to emphasize the festive theme. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Colorful Seasons with Updated Colors

This is a sneak peak of sorts.   Colorful Seasons (p 147), with
coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits (p 216) is continuing
to the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.  This project
includes two of the colors that are returning with the color
renovation.   I love Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss
and am thrilled that they will be part of the regular color
line-up.  It's good to have them back!