Wednesday, May 13, 2020

New At SU May Blog Hop Retiring Product Parade Peaceful Place

Welcome to the New At SU May Blog Hop as we say goodbye to retiring products from Stampin' Up!'s current catalogs including the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, the January-June 2020 Annual Catalog and the 2019-2020 Experience Creativity Brochure. I hope our ideas will help inspire you to create your own wonderful projects with these retiring products. 
 Today's card design features the retiring Peaceful Place stamp set (item #151339) from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I love the beautiful scenic image in this stamp set that truly lives up to its name. To create my card design, I combined this stamp set with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder (item #152320) to add texture to the frame and background and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies (item #149638) to create the frame for the stamped image.
 For this card design, I chose Soft Suede cardstock for the card base and I added a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock that I embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder to create subtle texture for the background. I created the frame for the stamped image by using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies to die cut the frame from Soft Suede cardstock. I used the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the frame to give it a woodgrain look. 
To create the focal image, I stamped the scenic stamp image onto Very Vanilla cardstock using Soft Suede Classic ink. I colored the image using Sponge Daubers and a variety of colors including Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz and a touch of Garden Green. I used the Watercolor Pencils to color the river banks using Early Espresso and I smoothed it out using a Blender Pen. I die cut the image using the largest die from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and attached the Soft Suede frame on top using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. 
The sentiment was created by heat embossing the birthday sentiment image from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set (item #151331) with Gold Embossing Powder onto Very Vanilla cardstock and I die cut it with one of the small ovals from the Layering Ovals Dies (item #151771). I also die cut a slightly larger oval, using the same die set, from Gold Foil and attached the sentiment on top of the Foil oval. To assemble the card, I attached the frame to the card front with Snail Adhesive and then attached the oval sentiment so that it overlaps the frame using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. I love the feel of this masculine card design and I think it would work well as a Father's Day card or even to celebrate a retirement. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will inspire you to explore the products retiring from the current catalogs to create your projects. 

Now it's time to visit Terry's blog and see what wonderful ideas she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button to visit her blog or click the Previous button to visit Margriet's blog. We also have a Blog Hop List to help you find your way. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. We appreciate your feedback. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

May 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call:
Joyce Whitman- StampinScrapper
Jackie Lawless- Stamping Jack
Pat Ertman- Gifted Hands Ink
Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni
Anke Heim- Scraphexe
Cynthia McQueen- A Crowning Creation
Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting
Margriet Siekman- Margriet Siekman
Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations
Terry Montgomery- Terryfic Cards
Mary Ann Rossiter- StampinMak
Diane Browning- 247inkspiration
Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. 

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
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  1. What a lovely card - the embossing folder adds a lovely touch of texture

    1. Thank you Jackie. I love the woodgrain texture for masculine cards.

  2. Almost feels like I’m looking through a window into the woods, very nice.

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. It was a fun card to create.

  3. Great for a guy! I'm inspired to pull out my pinewood plank embossing folder again.

  4. Such a tranquil looking card, Tricia! Great masculine or feminine design!

    1. Thank you Heather. This stamp set is wonderful for peaceful landscapes.

  5. Beautiful soft colors make me want to jump into the picture for some rest.

    1. Thank you Brenda. It makes me think of the mountains in Spring. So lovely and peaceful.