Welcome to our blog hop featuring stamp sets that are about to retire at the end of July! If you just arrived from Michele Rowley's blog you're on the right path. To see the whole list of blogs, visit Melinda Everitt's blog here
I was making a masculine birthday card using the last ever Mojo Monday #500 sketch when I decided to make several birthday cards featuring retiring birthday stamp sets. I always need lots of birthday cards and love the variety of stamps available for birthdays. Here's the Mojo Monday birthday card using Hooked on You B1535.
The next one uses Birthday Princess, C1631. I loved combining two of the sentiments for the inside, as well.
I loved watercoloring the background to stamp the Balloon Wishes stamp D1667 for the next card. I also used the embossing tool to outline the clouds for a little texture.
My last one was outside my comfort zone, but I had determined to use the Ink Blot D1660 stamp set before it retired so I combined it with my favorite sentiment collection that is retiring, Finding the Words D1646.
Additional Card Ingredients:
Hooked on You : No Worries Paper Pack, White Glitter Paper, Glacier Ink, Versamark Ink, White Embossing Powder, Aqua Shimmer Trim, Watercolor Pencils
Birthday Princess: Little Dreamer Paper Pack, Sea Glass Glitter Paper, Little Dreamer Glitter Gems, Whimsy Ribbon Pack, Memento Black Ink, Shin Han Touch Twin markers, Thistle Ink
Balloon Wishes: Little Dreamer Paper Pack, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Watercolors, Brushes, Aqua Shimmer Trim
Ink Blot: Little Dreamer Paper Pack; Lemon, Lagoon, Pansy, Tangerine, Blossom and Black Inks; Black and Sea Glass Glitter Papers, Coral shimmer Trim, Dreamin' Big Sequins, Whimsy Ribbon Pack