Friday, June 16, 2017

Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop

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.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you're getting ideas for cards to make.  Now you are ready to move on to Melissa Robinson's blog.

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


Brenda Lapp said...

Oh my goodness. You've been busy creating FANTASTIC cards. I love all of them.

Darlys said...

Vickie! I would love to get anyone of these cards. Fabulous job on each one!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, these are all so beautiful! So glad you could join us for our final Mojo sketch!

Haley D. said...

What wonderful versatility! I love all of your cards!

Emily said...

Fantastic use of the different paper packs and stamps!

Coelle said...

Love your cards, but really loved the creativity of your Ink Blots card...thanks for sharing!

Catherine Nowak said...

All your cards are fabulous!