Monday, June 14, 2010

A few retiring stamp sets...

Happy Monday! As you know, we are soon saying goodbye to some of our Stampin' Up! sets, and I used several of these retiring images, along with papers and cardstock, as part of my last stamp-a-stack. Today I'm sharing a few of the cards we made.

This first card was inspired by a layout from Splitcoast by Christine Miller. You can view her original card here. I made mine into a masculine version of this card, using the Four Square stamp set and To The Nines specialty dsp (both retiring) and a Star designer brad as an embellishment (also retiring).
Stamps: Four Square
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, To the Nines specialty dsp
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1 1/4" square punch, Scallop Square punch, Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon, Star designer brad

This second card uses the Close As a Memory stamp set, which is a wonderful sympathy set. I paired the image with Sage Shadow cardstock and Bride Specialty paper (also retiring).

Stamps: Close as a Memory
Paper: Sade Shadow, Whisper White, Bride Specialty dsp
Ink: Bashful Blue and Sage Shadow markers, Basic Black
Accessories: Sage Shadow grosgrain ribbon

I like keeping my stamp-a-stack cards fairly simple (or at least I try to!) and these fit the bill. See you back here soon - 'bye for now! :)

1 comment:

Arielle H Gordon said...

Gorgeous cards, Jen! The birthday is perfect for a guy & I love the elegance of the second one! Have a great weekend!