Saturday, 4 September 2010

Retiring Goodies...


Stampin Up released the retiring list of stamps and accessories in the Uk on Wednesday and there is a LOT on there!! I had a class last night showing some some of the lovely things that are going and thought I'd make another card this morning based on the Inspiration Challenge over at SCS. I chose this inspiration piece and here's what I came up with:

I used LOADS of stamp sets on this one (got a bit carried away...). The main image is from A Rose is a Rose (retiring), the greeting is a mix of True Friend and Framed with Love (both retiring) and the background is a combo of En Francais, Baroque Motifs and Season of Joy (thankfully none of which are retiring!!). Oh and the butterfly is from A Touch of Nature - yep also retiring!!

The rose was created by stamping Ruby Red first then Bravo Burgundy, and the leaves are Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke (Ruby Red and Mellow Moss are both going). The background is Blush Blossom (also going..!) and I've stamped the swirls in either Sahara Sand or Basic Grey. The butterfly was stamped with Soft Suede and sponged with Blush Blossom. I covered the leaves, rose and butterfly with clear embossing powder so they are nice and glossy. I added a few Ruby Red buttons to finish (pretty much the last of my stash in that colour!).

If you live in the UK and are interested in purchasing any Stampin Up products, particularly those on the retiring list as they won't be available after September, do get in touch. If you live in the Bristol area and would like to host a party (and get some free goodies!) I have a number of incentives running at the moment - just ask for more details!

Thanks for stopping by today...

x Amy x

1 comment:

missy said...

Oh my goodness! I just now found your site and WOW! Both of those cards are absolutely beautiful! I am gonna have to go back and visit your archives to see what ALL I have been missing!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations! I love them both!
Whoever gets those 2 cards will have a hard time taking their eyes off them!