The end of a catalog year always leaves me with stamps and accessories that I’m so happy are going to continue being available… and stamps that I’m sad are going away. This card has both!
I love that Bordering on Romance is carrying over but boy am I sad that Sincere Salutations is being retired. I swear, this was always my go-to set for versatile sentiments that could be dressed up or down. I’m sure I’ll find a new favorite down the road, but I’m not letting go of my set for a while I think. 🙂
So, I made this card to send to a customer to thank her for a recent order and it was a great excuse for me to try blending and coloring using markers. I used 3 different pinks to color in my flowers – Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, and Blushing Bride markers, and layered the colors and then did additional blending with my Blender Pen. I started by coloring in the entire petal with the lightest pink, then did some shading with the middle tone pink (Blushing Bride), and then finished out with accent highlighting with the darkest pink (Regal Rose). I think it turned out pretty well, huh?
The rest is pretty straightforward loving with my Big Shot (framelits and the lattice embossing folder). Add some Paisley Petals designer paper and some basic pearls.
What stamp set will you miss the most when they retire in a week?
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Bordering on Romance Thank You Card Recipe:
Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Rose Red ink pad, Pink Pirouette marker, Regal Rose marker, Blushing Bride marker, Garden Green marker, So Saffron marker
Paper: Paisley Petals designer paper, Crumb Cake cs, Blushing Bride cs, Basic Grey cs, Whisper White cs
Accessories: Big Shot, Labels framelits, Square Lattice embossing folder, Basic Pearls, Blender pen