Thank you to the team at Creative Sketches for choosing this as their winner for the week! Make sure you go see their latest challenge and design team call!
Over at SU Only Challenges, we are asking you to show us your favorite retired Stampin’ Up set. You KNOW you have one…it’s the one you turn to when you are out of ideas, need something fast or just want it to be right. For me, I have a couple but one of my very favorites is Wonderful You. Those leaves have made a lot of cards for me and I’m always happy when I’m done. It is especially useful when I need the ever-challenging masculine card.
I started with a great layout from a new-to-me challenge, Creative Sketches (CS22). Since this is a retired stamps challenge, I also pulled out the recently retired Deck the Halls DSP…another favorite. Paper this pretty shouldn’t be hoarded and demands to be used! The colors in the DSP are Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Always Artichoke so my palette was chosen for me. If you click to expand the picture, you can see that the base layer DSP looks like Always Artichoke was sponged on it. I matched that by inking the solid leaf in Crumb Cake and sponging on a little Artichoke with a sponge dauber. The line image leaf was stamped over it in Early Espresso and I added the sentiment from the set. An Antique Brad seemed like the perfect final touch so I secured it around some Early Espresso Satin Ribbon to finish the card. This phrase is a favorite too because I can use this as a birthday card, an anniversary card or even a Father’s Day card.
So run right over to those craft rooms and get to stamping! I can’t wait to see which retired sets you love most. I’ll be back on Thursday for another ColorLab Challenge. Until then, I hope you have a great week.
Stamp: Wonderful You (retired); Paper: Deck the Halls DSP (retired), Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White (100730); Ink: Crumb Cake (121030), Always Artichoke (105219), Early Espresso (119670); Accessories: Antique Brads (117273), Espresso Satin Ribbon (119753), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Dimensionals (104430)