Welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Retiring Color Blog Hop!! I am joining in with my friends from Stampin’ Addicts to bid a fond farewell to colors that are retiring in the Color Refresh at Stampin’ Up. We have all chosen a focus color and you will have a great time hopping around for inspiration! If you are coming in from Cindy’s blog Heart’s Delight Cards, I know you are amazed by her gorgeous projects with Baja Breeze. Her flowers are amazing! Let’s take a moment of silence for one of my all time favorite colors, shall we??? *smile* Yes, I do really love Baja Breeze!
My color for the hop is Riding Hood Red. This is a lovely vintage red and pairs so beautifully with browns and grays. I particularly love it with Early Espresso!
I think is is wonderful for boy cards so I created a birthday card using the sailboat from Moving Forward (the RMHC set). I added in a little bit of Storytime DSP and a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. The sketch is courtesy of Fab Friday Challenges.
Another fabulous use for this rich red is for Christmas cards so I pulled out one of my favorite new sets from this year’s catalog, Rejoicing with You.
I wanted to really show off the angel so I kept all the accessories as subtle as possible. This red takes on a real elegance when paired with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder. I topped it off with a shabby bow tied up with a Vintage Faceted Button and some Linen Thread. Little sentiments from the same set were punched with the Jewelry Tag Punch and tucked under the button.
I hope that you have enjoyed my Riding Hood Red projects. Next up on the hop is Debbi at Come Stamp With Me. She is focusing on Bravo Burgandy and I know you will love her work! Thanks so much for stopping in. If you have any questions on my cards, I will post a little more detail tomorrow (Monday). See you again soon!