Sunday, April 15, 2012

Reitring stamps - Greenhouse Garden

A large number of Stampin Up stamp sets will be retiring on June 1. Between now and then I will highlight a few of these sets on my blog. Don't miss out - if you like them, you need to order them soon.

The first one is Greenhouse Garden. This is a two-step stamp set. You stamp the background image and them stamp the detail over that. Some two step sets take a lot of patience and the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get them lined up but this set is very forgiving. I rarely worry about lining up the second image and it almost always comes out looking fine.

This card was from the Faux Silk technique class. I used Tangerine Tango for the background and Cajun Craze for the detail stamp.
The sentiment is from Thoughts and Prayers.

This was a fun card I made to use up some Blue Bayou ribbon that I had. The larger flowers are More Mustard overstamped with Cajun Craze. The smaller flowers are Blue Bayou overstamped with Not Quite Navy. The sentiment is from Bring on the Cake.

This was a fun card we did for one of our clubs. Inks used were Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Cajun Crase, Tangerine Tango, Early espresso. I have a tutorial posted at Tri-Fold Card which shows this same card in pinks and blues.
The sentiment on this card is from Herb Expressions which is another retiring set. More of that on my next post maybe.

I will miss using this set for clubs and workshops as it is one of my favorites. Which of your favorites are on the retiring list? Retiring List at Stampin Up


Queenie Jeannie said...

VERY pretty!! I especially love the tri-fold card! I must add that to my list of things to make...someday, lol!

Mary Cavalier said...

Thanks Jeannie. It really is easy and impressive :-) The tutorial shows it using other stamp sets - hearts, stars - the possibilities are unlimited.

Stampin' Steph said...

I love those cards and I'm intrigued by the faux-silk technique. I'm going to have to try that sometime.

I'm following from stampin' connection.