Thursday, May 30, 2013

Beautiful Season for FMS88

Greetings, Stampers! Oh my, I'm running out of time to show you my favorite retiring Stampin' Up products! I had to squeeze my favorite Christmas stamp set in, Beautiful Season. I just adore this lovely chickadee perched in the holly. It looks great watercolored, like I did today, and just as gorgeous stamped in a solid color. Lots of other products used to make today's card are also retiring. Scroll down to the supply list to see which ones.

The inspiration was this simple, beautiful layout by Jen M. at Freshly Made Sketches. The sketch was turned on it's side to accommodate my stamp. I went a little crazy sponging on this card to make it look distressed. I hope it's "clean" enough for the design team!

The image was stamped in Black Stazon Ink and watercolored with an Aqua Painter and Ink Pads. I took this photo from an angle so you can see the sparkly berries, which were done with Dazzling Details. The edges of the watercolored paper were sponged with Crumb Cake ink, as was the background which was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. Oh, how I'm sad to see that Embossing Folder retire! 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Season*, Tiny Tags*
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
Designer Series Paper: Be of Good Cheer*
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Tools: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder*, Scallop Edge and Jewelry Tag* Punches, Stampin' Sponge
Accessories: Linen Thread, Dazzling Details

*Products retiring June 3 from the Stampin' Up 2012-2013 Annual Catalog

Click here to view the Retiring Stamp Sets list. These stamps will be available through June 3.

Click here to view the Retiring Accessories list. Accessories are only available while supplies last.

Click here to view the Spring Catalog.

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Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love when you use this stamp, you make it look amazing! :-)

Linda Callahan said...

This is beautiful!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Sandy! Love your colouring! Looks great with the embossed background! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love the image you used and your coloring.

Anonymous said...

Sandy...this, too is my absolutely favorite Christmas did it proud in your post. The coloring is gorgeous!