Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stampin Up - Retiring Colors

Stampin Up is planning a Color Renovation with their new catalog in July. They are revamping the Color Families into Color Collections - and retiring some of the colors that have been around for a long time. I have decided to pay homage to the retiring colors through cards using those colors. My first "homage group" is Sage Shadow and Apricot Appeal. I must admit the Apricot Appeal was so close to Barely Banana and So Saffron that I often filed my scraps in the wrong color - Barely Banana is also retiring but So Saffron will continue.
I dug out some Nouveau Chic Designer Series Paper as it coordinates with both the Sage Shadow and Apricot Appeal. SO here goes:
This uses two pieces of DSP I used the Modern Label to punch the tabs for the ribbon ties. The stamp is from the Thoughts and Prayers set.
I have seen this pinwheel on lots of demo cards. I changed it up a little extending the base enough to add a ribbon tie. This is a nice generic card which I think I will use for a birthday tomorrow.
The DSP on this one looks like marble. I had to practice with the scallop edge punch - I have trouble getting it lined up but am proud to say I did not mess up at all on this one :-)

The DSP had a huge floral design on one sheet that I had to try to preserve.
Another one with the large floral design.
And the last one for tonight. I didn't put a sentiment on this one but figured there is plenty of room to do so on the front when I send it (whatever I use it for).
I also needed a juvenile birthday card - so thought I would try some of the other retiring colors - Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green and Really Rust. I thought they worked well together. The stamp set is Look Who's Turning.


Jane said...

Great use of retiring products!
I will bring paper on Friday so you can teach me to do the pinwheel!

CameoRoze (Margaret) said...

Gosh, Mary ... your cards are just beautiful! Love that pinwheel ... especially the button center.