Sunday, August 7, 2016

You're the Best!

Hello again!  Today I have a card that uses a mix of new and retired Stampin' Up! products.  It was made to let someone know how much I appreciate them.  It also gave me the opportunity to use my new Flourish Thinlits again.

I was taking inventory of all my designer series paper that could be used for fall occasion and holiday cards, and came upon this lovely piece of long-retired wood grain design.  The colors include Taken With Teal, More Mustard (both retired) and Chocolate Chip.  I still have quite a bit of More Mustard card stock because, until Delightful Dijon arrived as a new In Color, SU really didn't have any nice dark golden yellows in its color palette.  The flourish flower and leaf stem were cut from More Mustard and Vellum, respectively, and adhered to the dsp.  Next, another element from the Flourish Thinlit dies, cut from Chocolate Chip card stock, was layered horizontally and covered with a piece of retired crochet trim.

The entire panel was wrapped with Linen Thread, then topped with a bow, button and sentiment tag.  The sweet sentiment is one of the reasons I have held onto the retired Happy Home stamp set.  I didn't have any Taken with Teal ink, so after testing a variety of colors, I ended up substituting Tempting Turquoise.

I'm entering this into a couple of card challenges.  I've used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and also joining Just Add Ink where the challenge is to "Just Add F" (JAI 323).  The "F" for my card are the flourishes.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a good week ahead!  I've added links to both challenges, so be sure to visit and check out all the beautiful inspiration!

Until next time...


Product details
Stamps:  Happy Home
Paper:  Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Vellum, Autumn Meadow dsp
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise
Other:  Metallic Sequins, Linen Thread, Victoria Crochet Trim, Flourish Thinlits, Tags & Labels Framelit, Gold Basic Metal Button


Linda Callahan said...

Love that diecuts against your background! Such a pretty card! Glad you shared it at FMS!

Nikki Spencer said...

Love your rustic colour palette Steph and the addition of the textured layers...great card! Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Jan said...

This is so pretty Stef! I love all the layers of texture and your flourish is a beautiful centrepiece. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

KimB said...

Love the rustic feel of this Stef you did a great job of carrying the feel of the DSP through with the linen thread and lace. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Christine Blain said...

I, too, love the gorgeous rustic look of your card, Stef. The tiny sentiment tag is very sweet. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week! x

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Such a sweet card and that flourish is perfect for our just add F challenge!

JAI Design Team