The Stampin’ Up! retiring list for 2019 has recently been released and I suddenly realised that a number of stamp sets, dies and ink colour that are due to retire and I haven’t played with them nearly enough. Sooooo, here I have spent the last few days having a lovely time playing. The results of which, you will see over the next few weeks, hopefully months.
Today’s card uses a number of items retiring very soon. Firstly the beautiful Eastern Beauty stamp set and co-ordinating Eastern Medallions die set. Secondly the all the colours (excluding Whisper White) are retiring too – these colours are Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, and my favourite Lemon Lime Twist. It’s hard to imaging but when I first saw Lemon Lime Twist, I didn’t like it, now I’m sorry to see it go.
If you look closely you may notice that the central element has sections slightly more elevated. To do this I have added Mini Dimensionals behind the points to lift them.
All of this, including the layering and colour combinations help this card to pop. Equally there is a lot of white space. Don’t be frightened to include white space in your cards – they don’t have to full of lots of stamping or colour. In fact, I believe white space often makes the card.
There are some many combinations you can make using either or both the stamp set and dies. All of the pieces are interchangeable and the only limitation is your imagination.
If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.
Stamp set: Eastern Beauty (143675)
Cardstock: Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White (106549)
Ink: Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide
Miscellaneous: Eastern Medallions (143725), Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Big Shot (143263).